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Patterson, C. (late) & Fortey R.A. Thomas Stanley Westoll. Biographical Memoirs of the Fellows of the Royal Society, 45: 531 - 546.
Fortey, R.A. Colin Patterson. Biographical Memoirs of the Fellows of the Royal Society, 45:365 - 37.
Fortey , R.A. Olenid trilobites: the oldest chemoautotrophic symbionts? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, 97(12) 6574-8.
Fortey, R.A., Harper, D. A. T., Ingham, J.K., Owen, A.W., Parkes, M.A., Rushton, A.W.A. & N.H. Woodcock. A revised correlation of Ordovician Rocks in the British Isles. Geological Society, Special report No. 24, 83 pp, 34 figs.
R. A. Fortey. “Trilobite! Eye Witness to Evolution.” HarperCollins, London. 269 pp.
Edgecombe, G.E. & Fortey, R.A. Silurian trilobites from the El Carmen Formation, Bolivia. Senckenbergiana lethaia 79, 329-55.
Fortey R. A. Crystal Eyes. Natural History 109, 68-73.
Landing, E, Bowring, S.A., Davidek, K.L., Rushton, A.W.A., Fortey, R.A. & Wimbledon, W.A.P. Cambrian-Ordovician boundary age and duration of the lowest Ordovician Tremadoc Series based on U-Pb zircon dates from Avalonian Wales. Geological Magazine 137, 485-494.
Wills, M A and Fortey R A. The shape of life: how much is written in stone? Bioessays 22:1142-1152.
Owens, R.M., Lane, P.D., Thomas A.T, Fortey , R.A. et al. South Wales and the Welsh Borderland. Field Guide for the Third International Symposium on Trilobites. Palaeontological Association, London.
Zhang Y.-D. & Fortey, R. A. The proximal development and thecal structure of the Ordovician graptolites Tylograptus and Sinograptus. Palaeontology 44, 553-573.
Forey, P.L. & Fortey, R.A. Fossils in the reconstruction of phylogeny. 515-9, in Briggs, D.E.G. and Crowther, P.R. (eds) Palaeobiology II. Blackwells, Oxford.
Fortey, R.A. The Cambrian explosion exploded? Science, N.Y. 293, 438-9.
Bettley, R., Fortey, R.A. and Siveter, D.J.. High resolution correlation of Anglo-Welsh Middle to Upper Ordovician sequences and its relevance to international chronostratigraphy. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 158, 937-52.
Adrain. J.M., Westrop, S.R. Landing, E. and Fortey, R.A. Systematics of the Ordovician trilobites Ischyrotoma and Dimeropygiella with species from the type Ibexian area, western USA. Journal of Paleontology 75, 947-971.
R. A. Fortey. Trilobite systematics: the last 75 years. Journal of Paleontology 75, 1141-51.
Siveter, D.J., Waloszek, D., Williams, M. and Fortey, R.A. Crustaceans and the Cambrian explosion. Science, N Y 294, 2047.
McCormick, T. and R.A.Fortey. The Ordovician trilobite Carolinites, a test case for microevolution in a macrofossil lineage. Palaeontology, 45: 229 - 257.
R. A Fortey. Retrospective. Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002). Science, N.Y. 296:1984.
Rushton, A. W. A., Cocks, L.R.M. and Fortey, R. A. Upper Cambrian trilobites and brachiopods from Severnaya Zemlya, Arctic Russia, and their implications for correlation and biogeography. Geological magazine 139: 281 - 290.
Lees, D C., Fortey, R.A and Cocks, L.R.M. Quantifying paleogeography using biogeography: a test case for the Ordovician and Silurian of Avalonia based on brachiopods and trilobites. Paleobiology 28: 343 - 363.
Fortey, R A. Fossils: the key to the Past. 3rd Edition, 232 pp. Natural History Museum, London, and Smithsonian Institution, Washington.
Cocks, L. R.M and Fortey, R.A. The palaeogeographical significance of the latest Ordovician fauna from the Pangsha Pye Formation of Burma. Special Papers in Palaeontology 67: 57 - 76.
Fortey, R. A. and Cocks, L. R. M. Palaeontological evidence bearing on global Ordovician–Silurian continental reconstructions, Earth Science Reviews, 61: 245 - 307.
Vandenbrouke, T., Fortey, R.A., Siveter, D.J. and Rickards, R.B. Chitinozoans from key sections in the Upper Ordovician Series: new GSSPs and classical British sections 151-2, in, Ordovician from the Andes. Instituto Superior de Correlacion Geologica Insugeo. Serie Correlacion Geologica 17.
Cocks, L.R. M. and Fortey, R.A. Central Asian terranes and biogeography in the Ordovician, 511 - 6, in, Ordovician from the Andes. Instituto Superior de Correlacion Geologica Insugeo. Serie Correlacion Geologica 17: 511 - 515.
Fortey, R.A. and B.D.E.Chatterton. A Devonian trilobite with an eye shade. Science 301, 1689.
Fortey, R.A. and Rushton, A.W.A. A new aglaspidid arthropod from the Lower Ordovician of Wales. Palaeontology 46:1031 -1038.
Fortey, R. A. Strangelove versus Calculus: the two faces of Science, pp. 66-69 in Words and Pictures: explaining science through art and writing. Cumbria Institute of the Arts.
Lane, P.D. Fortey, R. A. and Siveter, D.J. (eds). Trilobites and their relatives. Special Papers in Palaeontolog,y 70: 397(and Introduction, by Fortey, Siveter and Lane, p. 7-8).
Fortey, R. A. Foreword, ix-x, in Hou X-G et al. The Cambrian Fossils of Chengjiang, China. Blackwells, Oxford.
Fortey, R.A., Jackson J. and Strugnell, J. Phylogenetic fuses and evolutionary ‘explosions: conflicting evidence and critical tests. In Donoghue, P.C. J. and Smith M. P. (eds) Telling the evolutionary time, pp. 41-65. CRC Press.
Fortey, Richard, Foreward to Frontiers 03: Science and technology 2002-2003. (edited by Tim Radford). Atlantic Books, 128 pp.
Richard Fortey “The Earth: an intimate history.” HarperCollins. 501 pp. [Published in the USA under the title “Earth an intimate history” by Knopf]
Forey, P.L., Fortey, R.A., Kenrick, P. and Smith, A.B. Taxonomy and fossils: a critical appraisal. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B 359, 639 - 653.
Adrain, J.M. Edgecombe, G.D., Fortey, R.A, et al. Trilobites, pp. 231 - 254, in Webby, B.D., Paris, F., Droser, M.L. and Percival, I. (eds) The great Ordovician biodiversification event. Columbia University Press. 484 pp.
Fortey R, A. The lifestyles of the trilobites. American Scientist 92: 446 - 453.
Cocks, L.R. M., Fortey, R.A and C.P. Lee. A review of Lower and Middle Palaeozoic biostratigraphy in west peninsular Malaysia and southern Thailand in its context within the Sibumasu Terrane. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 24: 703 - 717.
Fortey, R.A. Ordovician, in Selley, R. Cocks, L.R.M. and Plimer, I. (eds) Encyclopedia of Geology, 4:175 - 284.
Cotton, T.J. and Fortey, R.A. Comparative morphology and relationships of the Agnostida, in Koenemann, S. and Jenner, R.A. (eds) Crustacea and arthropod relationships. Crustacean Issues 16: 95 -136.
Fortey, R.A. and Cocks, L.R.M. Late Ordovician global warming – the Boda event. Geology 33, 405 - 408.
Knell, R and Fortey R.A. Trilobite spines and beetle horns: sexual selection in the Palaeozoic? Biology Letters 1(2):196 - 9.
Briggs, D.E.G. and Fortey, R.A. Wonderful strife: systematics, stem groups and the phylogenetic signal of the Cambrian radiation. In Macroevolution: diversity, disparity, contingency. Supplement to Paleobiology 31: 94 -112.
Fortey, R.A. Opipeuterella, a replacement name for the trilobite Opipeuter Fortey, 1974, preoccupied. Journal of Paleontology 79: 989.
Pollitt, J.R., Fortey, R.A. and Wills, M.A. Systematics of the trilobite families Lichidae Hawle & Corda 1847 and Lichkephalidae Tripp, 1957; the application of Bayesian inference to morphological data. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 3: 225 - 241.
Fortey, R.A., Zhang Yuandong and Mellish, C.J.T. The relationships of biserial graptolites. Palaeontology 48: 1241 - 1272.
Fortey, R.A., and Cocks, L.R.M. Fossil evidence supports Lower Palaeozoic oceanic separations. Courier Forsch.-Inst. Senckenberg 254: 465 - 472.
Cronier, C and Fortey, R.A. Morphology and ontogeny of an early Devonian phacopid with reduced sight from southern Thailand. Journal of Paleontology 89: 529 - 536.
Yuan, W.-W., Fortey, R.A. and Turvey, S.T. 2006. Ontogeny and relationships of the trilobite Pseudopetigurus Prantl & Pribyl. Palaeontology 49: 537 - 546.
Fortey R. A. .A new deep water Upper Ordovician (Caradocian) trilobite fauna from South –West Wales. Geological Journal 41: 243 - 253.
Chatterton, B.D.E., Fortey, R.A., Brett. K., Gibb, S. and McKellar, R. Trilobites from the upper Lower to Middle Devonian Timrhanrhart Formation, Jebel Gara el Zguilma, southern Morocco. Palaeontographica Canadiana 25, 177 pp.
Foreword. Whatever is under the earth Gordon Herries Davies, Geological Society Publishing House.
Siveter, D.J., Fortey, R.A., Sutton, M. Briggs, D.E.G., and Siveter, D. A Silurian ‘marrellomorph’ arthropod. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 274: 2223 - 9.
Forward into the past. Geoscientist 13: 121 - 4.
An autobiography of the frozen, 42 - 3 In Findings on ice. Pars Foundation.
Fortey R.A., and Rushton A.W.A. 2007. The mid-Cambrian trilobite Beishanella and the limits of convergent evolution. Memoirs of the Australasian Association of Palaeontologists 34: 391 - 9.
Fortey, R. A. Dry Store Room Number 1. Harper Collins, London. 332 pp. (Published in USA by Knopf)
Chatterton, B. D. E. & Fortey, R.A. Linear clusters of articulated trilobites from Lower Ordovician (Arenig) strata at Bini Tin Zoulin North of Zagora, southern Morocco, in Rabano, I, Gozalo, R & Garcia –Bellido, D (eds) Advances in trilobite research, Publicaciones del Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana. Cuarernos del Museo Geominero 9:73 -78.
Siveter, D.J., Briggs, D.E.G., Siveter, D.J., Sutton, M.D. and Fortey, R.A. Horns, eggs and legs: exceptionally preserved new arthropods from the Hereford (Silurian) Lagerstatte. Ibid, 371 - 4.
Fortey, R.A. In retrospect: Liebniz’s Protogaea. Nature 455 (4): 35.
Fortey, R.A. Cambrian evolutionary explosion. In, Benton, M. (ed.) The seventy great mysteries of the natural world. Thames and Hudson.
Vandenbroucke, T. R.A., Fortey, R.A.., Verniers, J. and Ancilletta, A. A modern assessment of Ordovician chitinozoans from the Shelve and Caradoc areas, Shropshire, and their significance for correlation. Geological Magazine, 146: 216 - 236
Fortey, R.A.. Predicciones geologicas para el futuro del humanidad In, Punset,. E. (ed) El impacto de la ciencia en la sociedad 2008: Por que somos como somos, 93 - 104. Fundacion Banco Santander.
Fortey, R.A. Biogeography and evolution in the Lower Palaeozoic. 60-72, in Sepkoski, D. and Ruse, M. (eds) The Paleobiological Revolution: essays on the growth of modern paleontology. University of Chicago Press.
Fortey, R.A., A new giant asaphid trilobite from the Lower Ordovician of Morocco. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 37: 9 -16.
Fortey, R.A. & Rushton, A.W.A., The Ordovician aglaspidid arthropod Tremaglaspis reconsidered. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 37:17 - 23.
Cocks, L.R.M. and Fortey, R.A. Avalonia: a long-lived terrane in the Lower Palaeozoic? In Bassett, M.G. (ed.) Early Palaeozoic Peri-Gondwana: new insights from tectonics and biogeography. Geological Society of London, Special Publications 325, 3 - 21.
Owens, R. M. and Fortey, R.A. Silicified Upper Ordovician trilobites from Pai-khoi, Arctic Russia. Palaeontology 52, 1209 -1220.
Fortey, R.A. Fossils: the key to the past (Fourth edition) Natural History Museum London (In USA as Fossils: the history of life, Sterling 256 pp).
Fortey, R.A.Trilobites of the genus Dikelokephalina from Ordovician Gondwana and Avalonia. Geological Journal (Online October 2010) Geological Journal 46: 405 - 415 (Sept 2011)
Fortey, R. A.. Charles Darwin: the scientist as hero. Contributions to Science 5(2), 183- 191. Institute of Catalan Studies.
Fortey, R.A. Archives of life: science and collections, p. 183 - 201. In Bryson, W. (ed) Seeing further (History of The Royal Society) Harper Collins.
Fortey R.A. A naturalist becomes a scientist, in, Sabbagh, K. (ed.) A Book of Kings Third Millennium.
Fortey,R.A. New Introduction. Pp. vii- xi The Earth: an intimate history The Folio Society, 416 pp.
Fortey, R.A., Heward, A. P., Miller, C.G. Sedimentary facies and trilobite and conodont faunas of the Ordovician Rann Formation, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Geoarabia, 16. 127 - 152.
Fortey, R.A.. Lyell and deep time. Geoscientist 21, 12 -17.
Landing E. and Fortey, R.A. Tremadocian (Lower Ordovician) sea level changes and biotas on the Avalon microcontinent. Journal of Paleontology 85, 678 - 694.
Fortey, Richard . Survivors: the animals and plants that time has left behind. Harper Press, 336 pp.
Extended reviews for literary magazines include:
Surfing the lava (Review of Volcanoes, by R. Fisher et al.) London Reviw of Books October 1997.
Shock Lobsters. (Review of The Crucible of Creation by S Conway Morris). London Review of Books. October 1998.
Most curious of seas. (Review of Noah’s Flood: The new scientific discoveries about the event that changed History by W Ryan and W Pitman) LRB July 1999
Did the self-made man fake it with Bohemian fossils? (Review of The Deprat Affair by R Osborne) LRB November 1999
No Such thing as a fish (Review of Deep Time, by Henry Gee) LRB July 2000
They might be giants (Review of The first fossil hunters, by A Mayor) LRB November 2000
Prophet of the rocks (Review of The map that changed the world by S Winchester) LRB August 2001
America’s immigrants (The eternal frontier, by T Flannery) Lead review, Times Lit. Supp. August 2001.
Down to the last flea (Review of Mammoth, by R Stone) LRB May 2002
Everything but the glue (Review of Victorian Sensation by J Secord) LRB August 2002.
Archaeology is rubbish. (Review of After the Ice: a global human history by A Mithen) LRB Dec 2003.
Decline and Fall (Review of Collapse, by Jared Diamond) The Lancet Feb 26 2005, p. 745.
Magma’s memorabilia. (Review of the Legacy of Dr Johnston-Lavis Collection, UCL). Times Lit. Suppl. Jan. 6 2006.
Natural progression. (Review of Charles Darwin, Geologist by Sandra Herbert) Times Literary Supplement, 13 Jan 2006.
Hammers for pipes. (Review of Bursting the Limits of Time by Martin Rudwick) London Review of Books, 9 February 2006
Review of Coral, by Steve Jones, for the Guardian, Saturday Review, April 2007.
Earth's Green heroes Nature 449 284-5 (Review of Oliver Morton’s Eating the Sun), 2007
In Good Measure (Review of A Natural History of Time, Pascal Richet) Times Literary Supplement, January pp. 3-5. 2008.
At nightmare’s edge (Review of The Earth on Show by Ralph O’Connor & Worlds before Adam by Martin Rudwick) Times Literary Supplement October 26-27 2008.
Diets of Worms (Review of Darwin’s Lost World by Martin Brasier) Times Literary Supplement 2009
Tasty butterflies (Review of Bugs and the Victorians by J.F.M. Clark) London Review of Books 24 September 2009 26-27
Sea Slugs, wombats, microbes (Review of The Species Seekers by Richard Conniff)
London Review of Books, 11 April 2011
Introduction to the Folio Society’s reprint of The Third Policeman, by Flann O’Brien (2006)
Foreword to the Folio Society’s reprint of Life: an unauthorised biography (2007)
1998. Fortey, R.A. Battarraea in Oxfordshire. Mycologist 12, 159-69
1999. Fortey, R.A. Profiles of fungi. Cephalotheca suphurea. Mycologist 13, 146
2000. Fortey R.A. Old churchyards as fungus conservation areas. Field Mycology 1
2004. Fortey R.A. and Skeates, S.J. Pitptorus quercinus Field Mycology 5
2004. Fortey R A. Psilocybe aurantiaca – and a case of mistaken identity. Field Mycology 5, 77-80.
2005. Fortey, R.A. Fungi as art – Lorenzen ceramics. Field Mycology 6
2007Fortey R.A. & Ryvarden L. Ceriporiopsis herbicola nov. sp. (Polyporacea, Basidiomycota) Synopsis fungorum 23 13-15
Fortey, R.A. 2009. Autumn Foray Report, Loxton, Somerset, October
2008. Mycologist News 2009 (2) 19-21
Fortey, R.A. 2010. Autumn Foray Report, Leiston, Suffolk, November 2009. Mycologist News 2010 (2), 5-8.