Volume 1, numbers 1-2 (December 2001)
Published November 2002



Editors' preface - a new start
David J. Ward, John W.M. Jagt, Ruud Wiggers & Frank P. Wesselingh

The mesogastropod Littorina littorea (Linné, 1758) in Iceland:
palaeobiogeography and migration

Ólöf E. Leifsdóttirr & Leifur A. Símonarson

Contributions to eratoid systematics (Mollusca, Gastropoda),
1. Early Pliocene Eratoidae from the western Mediterranean

Dirk Fehse & Bernard Landau

Lake Pebas: a palaeoecological reconstruction of a Miocene, long-lived lake complex in western Amazonia
F.P. Wesselingh, M.E. Räsänen, G. Irion, H.B. Vonhof, R. Kaandorp, W. Renema,
L. Romero Pittman & M. Gingras

Notes on North Sea Basin Cainozoic echinoderms,
Part 1. Miocene comasterid crinoids from central Limburg, the Netherlands

John W.M. Jagt, Mart J.M. Deckers & Jac. Parren

Contributions to eratoid systematics (Mollusca, Gastropoda),
2. Late Miocene Eratoidae from Sceaux d'Anjou (Loire Basin, France), with descriptions of new taxa

Dirk Fehse & Bernard Landau

Granulina (Gastropoda, Marginellidae) from the Pliocene of Málaga (southern Spain) with descriptions of four new species
Rafael La Perna, Bernard Landau & Robert Marquet

On the identity of Mytilus edulis forma giganteus Wood, 1874 Pliocene, North Sea Basin), with implications for the generic assignment of other European Cainozoic mytilid bivalves
F.P. Wesselingh, M. Vervoenen & F.A.D. van Nieulande

Conradconfusus, a replacement name for Buceinofusus Conrad, 1868, non 1866 (Mollusca, Gastropoda)
M.A. Snyder

Short note: Eocene sponges from the North Sea Basin
F.A.D. van Nieulande

Book review: Schultz, O. 2001. Bivalvia neogenica (Nuculacea-Unionacea)
Arie W. Janssen



volume 1, numbers 1-2, December 2001 (published November 2002)

Editorial board:

Dr John W.M. Jagt, Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht, P.O. Box 882, NL-6200 AW Maastricht, the Netherlands
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David J. Ward, Crofton Court, 81 Crofton Lane, Orpington, Kent BR5 1HB, United Kingdom
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Ruud Wiggers, Orteliuskade 76/III, NL- 1056 NG Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Drs Frank Wesselingh, Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, P.O. Box 9517, NL-2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands
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Manuscripts to be sent to the first-named managing editor.

Associate editors:

Dr W.A. Berggren, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

Professor T. Báldi, Department of Geology, Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary

A.W. Janssen, formerly Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden, the Netherlands

Professor G.J. Vermeij, University of California, Davis, USA

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ISSN 1570-0399


Editors' preface - a new start

David J. Ward , John W.M. Jagt , Ruud Wiggers & Frank P. Wesselingh

Another stage in the evolution of both Contributions to Tertiary and Quaternary Geology and Tertiary Research has now been achieved - their amalgamation into this, the new journal, Cainozoic Research. Tertiary Research (ISSN 0308-9649) will cease publication with volume 22, Contributions to Tertiary and Quaternary Geology, ISSN 0165-280X) with volume 37, both for the year 2000.

Contributions first came out in 1964, as the journal of the Dutch Werkgroep voor Tertiaire en Kwartaire Geologie (WTKG) under the name Mededelingen van de Werkgroep voor Tertiaire en Kwartaire Geologie. It appeared twice a year and was produced from stencils and printed on a single side of the paper. Starting in 1972 (volume 9), double-sided printing was introduced, as were photographs. Volume 15, part 1(1978) was the first printed edition (as opposed to stencilled) and Dr W. Backhuys, in various capacities, took on the publishing from volume 15(2) to the present. Initially, the journal was published by Dr W. Backhuys, Uitgever, Rotterdam' and from 1982 (volume 19) by the publishing house E.J. Brill, Leiden. In 1990, prompted by reorganisation in publishing house Brill, the journal's name changed to Contributions to Tertiary and Quaternary Geology and publication was taken up by Universal Book Services/Dr W. Backhuys, Oegstgeest. From that moment on, Contributions primarily was an English-language publication, and attracted papers of a more international nature, although the focus still was on Cainozoic palaeontology and stratigraphy of the North Sea Basin.
Tertiary Research, the journal of the London-based Tertiary Research Group (TRG), was first published in September 1976, having been preceded by the duplicated publication Tertiary Times, whose two volumes, each consisting of four parts, had appeared irregularly between 1970 and 1975. The six parts of Tertiary Research were typeset and published by the TRG, and printed in the United Kingdom. From volume 2, part 3 (1979), publication was taken over by Dr W. Backhuys; it increased from two to four parts per annum. From then, Tertiary Research followed the same path as its Dutch counterpart, having the same publisher, a similar size and format and becoming increasingly more international in character. Although still containing numerous papers devoted to the palaeontology and stratigraphy of British Cainozoic strata, subjects covered ranged more widely, both in contents and geographic distribution, than in its Dutch sister journal.
For the new journal (ISSN 1570-0399), the spelling Cainozoic, as opposed to Cenozoic and Caenozoic, was chosen as it more accurately reflects the original Greek root kainos - recent. In addition, it avoids possible confusion with the Japanese journal Shirseidai no kenkyu', which translates as Cenozoic Research.
Each volume of Cainozoic Research, consisting ideally of two parts per annum, will comprise a maximum of 160 pages. Considered for inclusion, after peer review, are papers on all aspects of Cainozoic geology and palaeontology, although those on northwest Europe (North Sea Basin) are particularly encouraged. There is no upper limit on the size of papers we will consider for inclusion, although a financial contribution will be requested if a paper cannot be accommodated within our contractual annual number of pages. Publishing costs and editorial responsibilities will be shared between members of the WTKG and TRG.