Dr. David K. Elliott
My main research interests are in the origin, evolution, and
diversification of early vertebrates, particularly agnathans (jawless
vertebrates). My work has been concentrated in the Late Silurian through
Devonian and I have documented faunas around the Old Red Sandstone Continent
from eastern Europe and Spitzbergen, across the Canadian arctic, through
western North America, and down to Mexico. Research projects are continuing in
all those areas as I develop biostratigraphic correlations and study evolutionary
relationships. 'I am also working on Paleozoic sharks, documenting faunas from
the Mississippian, Pennsylvanian, and Permian of central and northern Arizona.'
In addition my
position as the de facto invertebrate paleontologist in the department has led me
into projects on trace fossils in the Cambrian and Permian and a long term
study of the invertebrate faunas of the Pennsylvanian in Arizona.
Elliott, D. K. 2013. A new cyathaspid (Agnatha, Heterostraci)
with an articulated oral cover from the Late Silurian of the Canadian Arctic.
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33:29-34.
Hodnett, J.-P., D.
K. Elliott, and T. J. Olson. 2013. A new basal hybodont (Chondrichthyes,
Hybodontiformes) from the Middle Permian (Roadian) Kaibab Formation of northern
Arizona. In, S. G. Lucas, W. A. DiMichele, J. A. Barrick, J. W.
Schneider, and J. S. Spielman (eds.), The Carboniferous-Permian Transition. New
Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 60:103-108.
Elliott, D.K., and R. W. Bartlett. 2013. A new trace fossil
from the Permian Coconino Sandstone of northern Arizona. In, S. G.
Lucas, W. A. DiMichele, J. A. Barrick, J. W. Schneider, and J. S. Spielman
(eds.), The Carboniferous-Permian Transition. New Mexico Museum of Natural
History and Science Bulletin 60:79-80.
Elliott, D. K., and J-P. Hodnett. 2013. A new species of Bransonella (Chondrichthyes;
Xenacanthimorpha; Bransonelliformes) from the Middle Permian Kaibab Formation
of central Arizona. Journal of Paleontology 87:1136-1142.
Fischer, J., J.
Schneider, J-P. Hodnett, D. K. Elliott, G. D. Johnson, S. Voight,
M. M. Joachimski, M. Tichomitowa, J. Gotze, and S. Schone. 2013. Stable and
radiogenic isotope analyses on shark teeth from the Permian (Asselian-Roadian)
of southwestern USA. Historical Biology:1-18
Office: 305 Geology
Annex (Building 13)