Dr. David K. Elliott

 

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Research Interests

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.

Publications

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

Contact

Office: 305 Geology Annex (Building 13)  
Phone: 928-523-7188
E-mail: David.Elliott@nau.edu