Welcome to the MPRInstitute.org Online Library

Your resource center for Institute Publications, Literature, and Multimedia

Literature | Bibliographies | Bulletin Board | Image Galleries | Link Gallery

Literature

Publications of the Institute

  • Notulae MPRI 1001 -- Table of ray identification schemes for nonluidiid Asteroidea




  • Contribution No. 6 -- Growth zones and extraxial-axial skeletal homologies in Asteroidea. Hotchkiss, F.H.C. 2012. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125(2):106-121.


  • Contribution No. 5 -- An arm-stump specimen of Archaster angulatus Muller & Troschel, 1842 (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) [abstract]. Hotchkiss, F.H.C. and J.K. Keesing. 2012. Gulf of Mexico Science 29(2):144-145


  • Contribution No. 4 -- Observations on Onychaster (Ophiuroidea: Onychasteridae) (Famennian - Visean Age). Hotchkiss, F.H.C. and A. Glass. 2012. Zoosymposia 7:121-138.


  • Contribution No. 3 -- Arm stumps and regeneration models in Asteroidea (Echinodermata). Hotchkiss, F.H.C. 2009. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 122(3):342-354.


  • Contribution No. 2 -- Bdellacoma in the Hunsrück Slate (Lower Devonian, Germany): Reidentification of Urasterella verruculosa (Asteroidea, Bdellacomidae). Hotchkiss, F.H.C., and A. Glass. 2010. Pp. 15-21 in Echinoderms: Durham, Proceedings of the 12th International Echinoderm Conference, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, 7-11 August 2006, L.G. Harris, S.A. Böttger, C.W. Walker & M.P. Lesser (eds.), CRC Press/Balkema,Leiden, 679 pp.


  • Contribution No. 1 -- Isolated ossicles of the Family Eospondylidae Spencer et Wright, 1966, in the Lower Devonian of Bohemia (Czech Republic) and correction of the systematic position of eospondylid brittlestars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Oegophiurida). Hotchkiss, F.H.C., Rudolf J. Prokop and Václav Petr. 2007. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, series B Historia Naturalis 63(1):3-18.





Recent sightings

Evolutionary and ecological significance of Lepidaster grayi, the earliest multiradiate starfish, by Liam G. Herringshaw, M. Paul Smith and Alan T. Thomas. 2007. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 150:743-754. Link to abstract

Pyritized tube feet in a protasterid ophiuroid from the Upper Ordovician of Kentucky, U.S.A., by Alexander Glass. 2006. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 51(1):171-184. Link to PDF

Click here for an electronic version of the Challenger Expedition reports. It is an amazing resource, with text and all the plates as well. Brought to our attention June 2006 thanks to Dr. Philip Lambert, Curator of Invertebrates, Royal British Columbia Museum.

Early Triassic ophiuroids: their paleoecology, taphonomy, and distribution, by R. J.Twitchett, J. M. Feinberg, D. D. O'Connor, W. J. Alvarez and L. B. McCollum. 2005. PALAIOS 20:213-223. Link to PDF

A starfish with three-dimensionally preserved soft parts from the Silurian of England, by M. D. Sutton, D. E. G. Briggs, David J. Siveter, Derek J. Siveter and D. J. Gladwell. 2005. Proc. R. Soc. B. 272:1001-1006. An important paper on the Silurian stelleroid Bdellacoma Link to PDF


Bibliographies

Bibliography of Paleozoic Asterozoa

This bibliography is compiled by F. H. C. Hotchkiss as a continuing project. It was started in 1971. Over the years Vaclav Petr has been especially helpful in contributing to the compilation. The bibliography is added to and edited as time permits throughout each year. The bibliography is annotated at the whim of, and for the benefit of the compiler. The compiler disclaims any standard of completeness or consistency for these annotations. There is a working copy MS word file for each letter of the alphabet. Approximately once per year the latest version of the files is converted to pdf files that are put onto the MPRI website to share with scientists, students and the interested public. We hope that it will be of use to you.

Click on the letters A to Z to access the bibliography.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Last updated: August 2012

sunflower sea star

MPRI PRESENTS...



Looking forward
MPRI Director Dr. Fred Hotchkiss has been recognized by the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) to receive the Russel P. Stanhope Distinguished Friend of Science Award at the MAST annual meeting, convention, and awards banquet on Thursday 11/13 in Boxboro, MA, with huge thanks to being nominated by Tisbury 7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher Mrs. Connie Alexander.


Looking back
Fossil Fred brought a carload of fossils to Mr. David Faber's 8th grade science classes, Wednesday, October 22, Edgartown School.


MPRI celebrated National Fossil Day on Martha’s Vineyard: Thursday October 16th in partnership with the Oak Bluffs Public Library and the National Parks Service. The event was free to all, and 230 children, parents, teachers and fossil enthusiasts participated.

We assisted in Archaeology ID Day at the Martha's Vineyard Museum, 30 August, and the public brought in great finds from around the Vineyard.

We presented a FAMILY-ORIENTED HANDS-ON-FOSSILS PROGRAM at the Edgartown Library on 5 August, with co-presenter biological oceanographer Wendy Culbert. Thirty-five persons, including 25 children, happily experienced fossils.

WE LED CITIZEN SCIENTIST volunteers doing horseshoe crab spawning surveys in May and June in Lake Tashmoo.

In May we visited the WEST TISBURY FOURTH GRADE classes of Rebecca Solway and Jen McHugh with buckets of sea water and LIVING SEA STARS

WE PRESENTED A PREE PUBLIC LECTURE
Horseshoe Crabs: A Story of Beach Trysts and Blue Bloods
AT FOUR LIBRARIES
3/20 at Oak Bluffs Library
****
3/25 at Vineyard Haven Library
****
4/9 at Chilmark Library
****
4/16 at Edgartown Library


MPRI was a sponsor of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School
Science Fair,
8 February, 2014.


Looking back
Fossil Fred visited the 5th and 6th grade science classes of Ms Justen Walker and Ms Nicole Pereira on Monday, December 16th, 2013 in Westport, MA


Fossil Fred visited the West Tibury 1st grade class of Ms Tessa Wall on Friday, November 15, 2013


Looking back
the Fourth Annual NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY was celebrated at the OAK BLUFFS PUBLIC LIBRARY on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 4PM to 7:45PM. About 180 people came to the event.







Our latest newsletter
describes how our supporters further
our mission.

Site Update!

Fossil
Heritage
Collection


Specimens purchased
with the help of our generous donors.

 |  site map |  designed and hosted by ASK.enterprises