Dr John Taylor

John Taylor CV Image
  • Scientific Associate - Invertebrates
  • Life Sciences department
  • Invertebrates
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Research

Over the last few years my research has focused on three main areas - the biology, systematics and evolution of chemosymbiotic bivalve molluscs - the phylogeny of heterodont bivalves and electron microscopy of mineralized structures in bivalves.

Read more about the projects I'm involved in on their dedicated research pages.

Vent lucinids

Lucinidae from hydrothermal vents and hydrocarbon seeps (image: John Taylor, NHM).

 

Chemosymbiotic bivalves 

Following initial discoveries at hydrothermal vents and hydrocarbon seeps it is now recognized that chemosymbiosis between bivalve molluscs and sulphide and/or methane oxidising bacteria is known from six different bivalve families. Of these, Lucinidae are by far the most diverse and abundant, living in a wide range of habitats from the intertidal zone to depths of 2500 metres. All studied species possess a symbiosis with sulphide-oxidising Proteobacteria housed in the gills and from which they obtain much of their nutrition.

Bacteria in gills

Symbiotic bacteria in the gills of the lucinid Pegophysema philippiana (left), and in the gills of Solemyarina velesiana (right). Images: John Taylor, NHM.

 

Current projects with Emily Glover (NHM) include:

  • Diversity and systematics of intertidal to bathyal lucinids of the Philippines, the most diverse fauna known - using collections made by team led by Philippe Bouchet (Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris).
  • Molecular phylogeny of Lucinidae including over 100 species (with Suzanne Williams, NHM) with a new hypothesis of evolutionary relationships and and development of a new classification.
  • Molecular identification and phylogenetics of bacterial symbionts (in collaboration with Caroline Verna, Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen) and possible co-evolution with lucinid hosts.
  • Critical evaluation, imaging and redescription of all genera of Lucinidae both living and fossil.
  • Additionally, we are studying adaptations to symbiosis and evolution in another unrelated, chemosymbiotic family, the Solemyidae, one of the most ancient groups of bivalves.

Solemyarina

Solemyarina velesiana from Australia, a member of the most ancient group of chemosymbiotic bivalves (image: Gonzalo Giribet).

 

Evolution and phylogeny of heterodont bivalves

This project (collaborators Suzanne Williams and Emily Glover) concerns the Heterodonta, the most diverse group of bivalve molluscs (cockles, clams etc) comprising about 55 living families and including most burrowing species. Using DNA analyses we aim to determine the evolutionary relationships of the major groups. Results so far show major discrepancies from current morphology-based phylogenies and classifications, necessitating a major reappraisal of ideas concerning bivalve evolution.

Rasta lamyi

Rasta lamyi, an unusual lucinid from the Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean (mage: Harry Taylor, NHM).

 

Mineralization and shell microstructures of bivalve molluscs

In this research we are exploring, by electron microscopy, the diversity and fine structure of mineralized materials used by bivalve molluscs in the construction of their shells (with Emily Glover). Recent work concerns the discovery of widespread periostracal calcification in the family Veneridae in the form of acicular aragonitic needles and pins, some up to 400 µm long and 1 µm wide. Also, in collaboration with Elizabeth Harper (University of Cambridge) we are resurveying microstructural characters throughout the Bivalvia and exploring how these can be used in phylogenetic analysis. This study forms part of the: 

Assembling Bivalve Tree-of-Life project

 

Aragonitic pins

Aragonitic pins in the outer periostracum of the clam Pitar trevori. The pins anchor a sticky ‘mucoid’ coating that traps sand forming an outer crust to the shell. Image: John Taylor, NHM.

 

 

Biography

Positions held

2001-present             Scientific Associate, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum
1968-2001                  Researcher, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum (as Individual                                               Merit Promotion Band 2)
1965-1968                  Researcher, Department of Palaeontology, British Museum (Natural                                               History)

Qualifications

1962                             BSc (Hons) King’s College, University of London
1966                             PhD. King’s College, University of London

Publications

Bieler, R., P. M. Mikkelsen, T. M. Collins, E. A. Glover, V. L. González, D. L. Graf, E. M. Harper, J. Healy, G. Y. Kawauchi, P. P. Sharma, S. Staubach, E. E. Strong, J. D. Taylor, I. Tëmkin, J. D. Zardus, S. Clark, A. Guzmán, E. McIntyre, P. Sharp & G. Giribet. in press. Investigating the Bivalve Tree of Life -- an exemplar-based approach combining molecular and novel morphological characters. Invertebrate Systematics,

Taylor, J. D., Glover, E.A. & Williams, S.T. in press. Taxonomy and phylogeny of western Atlantic Lucinidae: new genus for Lucina costata d’Orbigny, 1846, a new species of Ferrocina and neotype designation for Venus orbiculata (Montagu, 1808). Nautilus,

Taylor, J. D., Glover, E. A. & Williams, S.T. in press. Diversification of chemosymbiotic bivalves: origins and relationships of deeper water Lucinidae. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society,

Glover, E. A. & Taylor, J. D. in press. Lucinidae of the Philippines: highest known diversity and ubiquity of chemosymbiotic bivalves from intertidal to bathyal depths (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Lucinidae). Mémoires du Museum national d’Histoire Naturelle,

Taylor, J. D., Glover, E. A. 2013. New lucinid bivalves from shallow and deeper water of the Indian and West Pacific Oceans (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Lucinidae). ZooKeys, 326: 69–90. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.326.5786

Glover, E. A. & Taylor, J. D. 2013. A new shallow water species of Nucinella from the Philippines (Bivalvia: Protobranchia: Nucinellidae), member of a tropical seagrass chemosynthetic community. Nautilus, 127: 101-106

Sharma, P. P., González V. L, Kawauchi, G. Y., Andrade, S.C.S., Guzmán A., Collins, T.M., Glover E. A., Harper, E. M., Healy, J.M., Mikkelsen, P. M., Taylor, J. D., Bieler, R., Giribet, G. 2012. Phylogenetic analysis of four nuclear protein-encoding genes largely corroborates the traditional classification of Bivalvia (Mollusca). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 65: 64-74.

Oliver, P. G & Taylor, J. D. 2012. Bacterial symbiosis in the Nucinellidae (Bivalvia: Solemyida) with descriptions of two new species. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 78: 81-91.

Stewart J.R., Aspinall S., Beech M., Fenberg P., Hellyer P., Larkin N., Lokier S.W., Marx F.G., Meyer M., Miller R., Rainbow P.S., Taylor J.D., Whittaker J.E., Al-Mehsin K., Strohmenger C.J. 2011. Biotically constrained palaeoenvironmental conditions of a mid-Holocene intertidal lagoon on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf: evidence associated with a whale skeleton at Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30: 3675-3690.

Taylor J. D., Glover E. A., Smith l., Dyal P. & Williams S. T. 2011. Molecular phylogeny and classification of the chemosymbiotic bivalve family Lucinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 163: 15–49.

Taylor, J. D. & Glover, E. A. & Valentich-Scott, P. 2011. Not a “living fossil:” the eastern Pacific bivalve Tellidorella belongs with Lucinidae, not Cardiniidae. Nautilus, 125: 75-78.

Taylor, J. D. & Glover, E. A. 2010. Chemosymbiotic bivalves. Pp. 107-135. In: The Vent and Seep Biota – from Microbes to Ecosystems (Ed. S. Kiel). Topics in Geobiology. Springer.

Glover, E. A. & Taylor, J. D. 2010. Needles and pins - acicular crystalline intraperiostracal calcification in venerid bivalves (Bivalvia: Veneridae). Journal of Molluscan Studies,76: 157-179.

Taylor, J.D. & Glover, E.A. 2009.  New lucinid bivalves from hydrocarbon seeps of the Western Atlantic (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Lucinidae). Steenstrupia, 30: 127-140.

Ball A.D., Purdy, K., Glover, E. A. & Taylor J.D. 2009.  Ctenidial structure and multiple bacterial symbionts in Anodontia (Euanodontia) ovum (Reeve, 1850) from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia (Bivalvia: Lucinidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 75: 175-185.

Taylor, J.D.
, Glover, E.A. & Williams, S.T. 2009.  Phylogenetic position of the bivalve family Cyrenoididae – removal from (and further dismantling of) the superfamily Lucinoidea. Nautilus, 123: 1-5.

Taylor, J.D. & Glover, E.A. 2009. The giant lucinid bivalve from the Eocene of Jamaica – systematics, life habits and chemosymbiosis (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Lucinidae). Palaeontology, 52: 95-109.

Taylor, J.D., Glover, E.A. & Williams S.T.  2008.   Ancient shallow water chemosymbiotic bivalves: systematics of Solemyidae of eastern and southern Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum Nature, 54: 75-104.

Glover, E.A., Taylor, J.D. & Williams, S.T. 2008. Mangrove associated lucinid bivalves of the central Indo-West Pacific: review of the “Austriella” group with a new genus and species (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Lucinidae).  Raffles Museum Bulletin of Zoology, supplement 18: 25-40.

Meyer, E., Nilkerd, B., Glover, E.A.  & Taylor, J.D.  2008. Ecological Importance of chemoautotrophic lucinid bivalves in a peri - mangrove community in Eastern Thailand Raffles Museum Bulletin of Zoology, supplement 18: 41-55.

Taylor, J.D. 
and Glover, E.A. 2008. Callucina and Pseudolucinisca (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Lucinidae) from Australia:  revision of genera and description of three new species. Records of the Western Australian Museum 24: 443-457.

Glover E.A.  & Taylor J.D. 2007. Diversity of chemosymbiotic bivalves on coral reefs: Lucinidae of New Caledonia and Lifou (Mollusca, Bivalvia).  Zoosystema, 29: 109-181.

Taylor, J.D.
, Williams S.T & Glover, E.A. 2007. Evolutionary relationships of the bivalve family Thyasiridae (Mollusca: Bivalvia), monophyly and superfamily status. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 87: 565-574.

Taylor, J.D., Williams, S.T., Glover, E.A. and  Dyal, P. 2007. A molecular phylogeny of heterodont bivalves (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Heterodonta): new analyses of 18S rRNA and 28S rRNA genes. Zoologica Scripta, 36: 587-606.

Taylor J.D. & Glover E.A. 2006. Lucinidae (Bivalvia) - the most diverse group of chemosymbiotic molluscs. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 148: 421- 438.

Taylor, J.D.
, Glover, E.A., Zuschin, M., Dworschak,P.C. & Waitzbauer, W. 2005. Another bivalve with dreadlocks: living Rasta lamyi from Aqaba, Red Sea (Bivalvia: Lucinidae). Journal of Conchology, 38: 489-497.

Taylor, J.D.
,  & Glover, E.A. 2005. Cryptic diversity of chemosymbiotic bivalves: a systematic revision of worldwide Anodontia (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Lucinidae)  Systematics and Biodiversity, 3: 281-338.

Taylor J.D.
& Glover E.A. 2005 Diversity and distribution of subtidal benthic molluscs from the Dampier Archipelago, northwestern Australia; results of the 1999 dredge survey (DA/99). Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 66: 247-291.

Taylor, J.D.
, Glover, E.A. & Williams S.T. 2005. Another bloody bivalve: anatomy and relationships of Eucrassatella donacina from southwestern Australia (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Crassatellidae). In: The Marine Fauna and Flora of Esperance, Western Australia (Eds FE Wells, DI Walker & GA Kendrick), Western Australian Museum, Perth. Pp:  261-288.

Williams, S.T., Taylor, J.D. & Glover, E.A. 2004. Molecular phylogeny of the Lucinoidea (Bivalvia): non-monophyly and separate acquisition of bacterial chemosymbiosis. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 70: 187-202.

Glover, E.A., Taylor, J.D. & Rowden, A.A. 2004. Bathyaustriella thionipta, a new lucinid bivalve from a hydrothermal vent on the Kermadec Ridge, New Zealand and its relationship to shallow water taxa (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Lucinidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies,70: 283-295.

Taylor, J.D., Glover, E.A., Peharda, M., Bigatti, G. & Ball, A. 2004. Extraordinary flexible shell sculpture; the structure and formation of calcified periostracal lamellae in Lucina pensylvanica (Bivalvia: Lucinidae). Malacologia, 46: 277-294.

Bigatti, G., Peharda, M & Taylor, J.D. 2004. Size at first maturity, oocyte envelopes and external morphology of sperm in three species of Lucinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) from Florida Keys, USA. Malacologia, 46: 417-426.

Taylor J.D. & Glover E.A. 2003. Food of giants- field observations on the diet of Syrinx aruanus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Turbinellidae) the largest living gastropod. In: The Marine Flora and Fauna of Dampier, Western Australia (F.E. Wells, D.I.Walker, & D.S. Jones eds), 217-223. Western Austrlian Museum, Perth.

Glover E.A., Taylor J.D. & Whittaker, J. 2003. Distribution, abundance and foraminiferal diet of an intertidal scaphopod, Laevidentalium lubricatum, around the Burrup Peninsula, Dampier, Western Australia. In: The Marine Flora and Fauna of Dampier, Western Australia (F.E. Wells, D.I.Walker, & D.S. Jones eds), 225-240. Western Australian Museum, Perth.

Glover E.A., Taylor J.D. & Slack-Smith, S.M. 2003. A new species and genus of lucinid bivalve from Western Australia (Bivalvia: Lucinidae). In: The Marine Flora and Fauna of Dampier, Western Australia (F.E. Wells, D.I.Walker, & D.S. Jones eds), 419-423.Western Australian Museum, Perth.

Taylor J.D.
& Glover E.A. 2002. Lamellolucina: a new genus of lucinid bivalve with four new species from the Indo -West Pacific. Journal of Conchology, 37: 317-336.

Kantor, Y.I. & Taylor, J.D. 2002. Foregut anatomy and relationships of raphitomine gastropods (Gastropoda: Conodea: Raphitominae). Bolletino Malacologico, Supplemento 4: 83-110.

Bamber, R.N. & Taylor, J.D. 2002. The brackish water mussel Mytilopsis leucophaeta (Conrad, 1831) (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae) in the River Thames. Journal of Conchology, 37: 403-404.

Glover, E. A. & Taylor, J.D. 2001. Systematic revision of Australian and Indo-Pacific Lucinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia): Pillucina, Wallucina  and descriptions of two new genera and four new species.. Records of the Australian Museum, 53: 263-292.

Morris, N.J. & Taylor, J.D. 2000.  Mesozoic and Cenozoic gastropods.  In: Biotic Response to Global Change the last 145 million years (ed. S. Culver & Rawson, P.), 149-163. Chapman & Hall, London.

Braithwaite, C.J.R.,Taylor, J.D. & Glover, E.A. 2000. Marine carbonate cements. biofilms, biomineralization and skeletogenesis: some bivalves do it all. Journal of Sedimentary, 70: 1129-1138.

Taylor, J.D.
& Glover, E.A. 2000. Functional anatomy, chemosymbiosis and evolution of the Lucinidae. In: The Evolutionary Biology of the Bivalvia.  Special Publication of the Geological Society of London Special Publications 177: 207-225.

Taylor, J.D.
& Glover, E.A. 2000. Diet of Olives: Oliva tigridella Duclos, 1835 in Queensland. Molluscan Research, 20: 19-24.

Kantor, Y.I. & Taylor, J.D. 2000. Formation of marginal radular teeth in Conoidea (Neogastropoda) and the evolution of the hypodermic envenomation mechanism Journal of Zoology, 252: 251-262.

Taylor, J.D. & Glover, E.A. 2000. Nomenclatural rectifications for Indo-Pacific Lucinidae. Journal of Conchology, 37: 82.

Taylor, J.D.
& Glover, E.A. 1999. Penetrating the defences: opercular drilling by Dicathais orbita (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Muricidae) on the turbinid gastropod Ninella torquata. In: The Marine Flora and Fauna of Rottnest Island, Western Australia (ed. D.I Walker), 177-198. The Western Australian Museum, Perth.

Glover, E.A. & Taylor, J.D. 1999. Diversity and distribution of subtidal macromolluscs around Rottnest Island, Western  Australia In: The Marine Flora  and Fauna of Rottnest Island, Western Australia (ed. D.I Walker), 101-119. The Western Australian Museum, Perth.

Andrews, E.B., Page, A.M. & Taylor, J.D. 1999. The fine structure and function of the anterior foregut glands of Cymatium intermedius (Cassoidea: Ranellidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 65: 1-19.

Taylor, J.D.
& Glover, E.A & Braithwaite, C.J.R. 1999. Bivalves with 'concrete overcoats': Granicorium and Samarangia. Acta Zoologica, 80: 285-300.

Glover, E.A. & Taylor, J.D. 1998. New species and records of Rastafaria and Megaxinus (Bivalvia: Lucinidae) from the Western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, with a reappraisal of MegaxinusJournal of Conchology, 36: 1-18.

West, D.J., Andrews, E.B., McVean, A.R., Thorndyke, M.C. & Taylor, J.D. 1998. Presence of a toxin in the salivary glands of the marine snail Cymatium intermedius  that targets nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Toxicon, 36: 25-29.

Taylor, J.D.
1998. Understanding biodiversity: adaptive radiations of predatory marine gastropods. In: The Marine Biology of the South China Sea III. (ed. B. Morton). 187-206. University of Hong Kong Press, Hong Kong.

Ridgway, S.A., Reid, D.G., Taylor, J.D., Branch, G.D. and Hodgson, A.N. 1998. A cladistic phylogeny of the family Patellidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London series B, 353:  1645-1671.

Taylor, J.D. 1997 Diversity and structure of tropical Indo-Pacific benthic communities: relation to regimes of nutrient input. pp. 178-200. In: Marine Biodiversity: Patterns and Processes (Ed. R.F.G.Ormond, J.D. Gage, & M.V. Angel), Cambridge University Press.

Glover, E.A. & Taylor, J.D.  1997. Diversity and distribution of subtidal molluscs from the outer shelf, Houtman Abrohos islands, Western Australia. In: The  Marine flora and fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum: 281-305.

Taylor, J.D.
& Glover, E.A. 1997. A chemosymbiotic lucinid bivalve (Bivalvia: Lucinoidea) with periostracal pipes; functional morphology and description of a new genus and species. In: The Marine flora and fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum: 335-361.

Taylor, J.D. &. Rainbow, P.S. 1997. The epizoic barnacle Trilasmis eburnea on the echinoid Prionocidaris bispinosa.  In: The  Marine  flora and fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum: 385-387.

Kohn, A.J., Taylor, J.D. & Wai, J.M. 1997. Diets of predatory gastropods of the families Mitridae and Buccinidae in the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. In: The  Marine  flora and fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum: 133-139.

Ball, A.D, Andrews, E.B. & Taylor, J.D. 1997. The ontogeny of the pleurembolic proboscis in Nucella lapillus (Gastropoda: Muricidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 63: 87-99.

Ball, A.D, Taylor, J.D. & Andrews, E.B.  1997. Development of the acinous and accessory salivary glands in Nucella lapillus (Neogastropoda: Muricoidea).  Journal  of Molluscan Studies,  63: 245-260.

Kantor, Y.I., Medinskaya A. & Taylor, J.D. 1997. Foregut anatomy and relationships of the Crassispirinae (Gastropoda: Conoidea). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London, Zoology, 63: 55-92.

Syseov, A.V. & Taylor, J.D. 1997. A new species of crassispirine gastropod from the Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia (Gastropoda: Conoidea: Crassispirinae). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London, Zoology, 63: 51-53.

Taylor, J.D.
& Glover, E.A. 1997. The lucinid bivalve genus Cardiolucina; systematics, anatomy and relationships (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Lucinidae). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London, Zoology, 63: 93-122.

Taylor, J.D.
& Morton, B. 1996(7). The diets of predatory gastropods in the Cape d’Aguilar Marine Reserve, Hong Kong. Asian Marine Biology, 13: 141-166.

Godley, B.J., Smith, S. M., Clark, P.F. & Taylor, J.D. 1997. Molluscan and crustacean  items in the diet of the loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Testudines: Chelonidae) in the eastern Mediterranean. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 63: 474-476.

Taylor, J.D.
& Lewis, A. 1995. Diet and radular morphology of Peristernia and Latirolagena (Gastropoda: Fasciolariidae) from Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Journal of Natural History, 29: 1143-1154.

Taylor, J.D.
1994. Foregut anatomy of the larger species of Turrinae, Clavatulinae and Crassispirinae (Gastropoda: Conoidea) from Hong Kong. In: The Malacofauna of Hong Kong and Southern China III (ed. B. Morton). Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong.185-213.

Taylor, J.D. & Wells, F.E. 1994. A revision of the crassispirine gastropods from Hong Kong(Gastropoda: Turridae). In: The Malacofauna of Hong Kong and Southern China III (ed. B. Morton) Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong.  101-116.

Taylor, J.D. 1994. Sublittoral benthic gastropods around southern Hong Kong. In: The Malacofauna of Hong Kong and Southern China III (ed. B. Morton) Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. 479-495.

Kantor, Y.I. & Taylor, J.D. 1994. The foregut anatomy of Strictispira paxillus  (Reeve, 1845) (Conoidea: Strictispiridae). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 60: 343-346.

Taylor, J.D. 1993. Dietary and anatomical specialization of mitrid gastropods (Mitridae) at Rottnest Island, Western Australia. In: The  Marine flora and fauna of Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum: 583-599.

Taylor, J.D.
, Kantor, Y.I. & Sysoev, A.V. 1993 Foregut anatomy, feeding mechanisms, relationships and classification of the Conoidea (=Toxoglossa) (Gastropoda). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum London (Zoology), 59: 97-169.

Taylor, J.D.
1993.  Regional variation in the structure of tropical benthic communities: relation to regimes of nutrient input. In: The Marine Biology of the South China Sea (ed. B. Morton) Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. 337-356.

Ponder, W.F. & Taylor, J.D. 1992. Predatory shell drilling by two species of Austroginella (Gastropoda: Marginellidae). Journal of Zoology, 228: 317-328.

Wilmot, N.V., Barber, D.J., Taylor, J.D. & Graham, A.L. 1992 Electron microscopy of molluscan crossed-lamellar microstructure. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society series B, 337: 21-35.

Taylor, J.D.
1992. Long term changes in the gastropod fauna of Tolo Channel and Mirs Bay, Hong Kong: the 1989 survey. Proceedings of the 4th Int. Wshp. The Marine Fauna & Flora of Hong Kong & Southern China 1989.  (Ed. B. Morton). pp. 557-573.

Taylor, J.D. & Jensen, K. 1992. Massive abundance of Philine orientalis A. Adams, in the sublittoral benthos of Hong Kong, 1989. Proceedings of the 4th Int. Wshp. The Marine Fauna & Flora of Hong Kong & Southern  China 1989. (Ed. B. Morton) pp. 517-526.

Taylor, J.D. & Kamardine, N.N. 1992. Evolution of sensory cells of chemosensory organs of Caenogastropoda. Sensory Systems, 6: 78-81.

Kantor, Y.I. & Taylor, J.D. 1991. Evolution of the toxoglossan feeding mechanism: new information on the use of the radula. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 57: 129-134.

Taylor, J.D. & Miller, J.A. 1990. A new type of gastropod proboscis: the foregut of Hastula bacillus (Gastropoda: Terebridae). Journal of Zoology, 220: 603-617.

Taylor, J.D. 1990. The anatomy of the foregut and relationships in the Terebridae. Malacologia, 32: 19-34.

Taylor, J.D.
& Reid, D.G. 1990. Shell microstructure and mineralogy of the Littorinidae: ecological and evolutionary significance. Hydrobiologia, 193: 199-215.

Taylor, J.D.
1990. Field observations on prey selection by the muricid gastropods Thais clavigera and Morula musiva feeding on the intertidal oyster Saccostrea cucullata. Proceedings of the Second International Marine Biological Workshop, The marine flora and faunal of Hong Kong and southern China. (ed. B. Morton). Pp. 837-855.

Taylor, J.D. & Shin, P.S. 1990. Trawl surveys of sublittoral gastropods in Tolo Channel and Mirs Bay: a record of change from 1976-1986. Proceedings of the Second International Marine Biological Workshop, The marine flora and faunal of Hong Kong and southern China. (ed. B. Morton).  Pp 857-881.

Taylor, J.D.
& Miller, J.A. 1989. The morphology of the osphradium in relation to feeding habits in meso- and neogastropods. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 55: 227-237.

Taylor, J.D. 1989. The diet of coral reef Mitridae (Gastropoda) from Guam: with a review of other species of the family. Journal of Natural History, 23: 261-278.

Taylor, J.D. & Morris, N.J. 1988. Relationships of neogastropods. Malacological Review Supplement, 4: 167-179.

Taylor, J.D.
1987. Feeding ecology of some common intertidal neogastropods at Djerba, Tunisia. Vie et Milieu, 37: 13-20.

Taylor, J.D.  1986. Diets of sand-living predatory gastropods at Piti Bay, Guam. Asian Marine Biology, 3: 47-58.

Taylor, J.D.
1985. The anterior alimentary system and diet of Turricula nelliae spurious. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on the Malacofanua of Hong Kong and Southern China (eds B. Morton & D. Dudgeon), University of Hong Kong Press:175-190.

Taylor, J.D. & Smythe, K.R. 1985. A new species of Trochita (Gastropoda: Calyptraeidae) from Oman: a relict distribution and association with upwelling areas. Journal of Conchology, 32: 39-48.

Taylor, J.D.
& Reid, D.G. 1984. The abundance and trophic classification of molluscs upon coral reefs in the Sudanese Red Sea. Journal of Natural History, 18: 175-209.

Taylor, J.D.
1984. A partial food web involving predatory gastropods on a Pacific fringing reef. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 74: 273-290.

Taylor, J.D.
1984. The food of Indo-Pacific Vasum. Journal of Conchology, 31: 375-382.

Taylor, J.D.
1983. The food of coral reef Drupa (Gastropoda). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 78: 299-316.

Taylor, J.D., Cleevely, R.J. & Morris, N.J. 1983. Predatory gastropods and their activities in the Blackdown Greensand (Albian) of England. Palaeontology, 26: 521-553.

Taylor, J.D. 1982. Diets of sublittoral predatory gastropods of Hong Kong. Proceedings of the First International Marine Biological Workshop on the marine flora and fauna of Hong Kong and southern China 1980. (eds B. Morton & C.K. Tseng) University of Hong Kong Press: 907-920.

Taylor J.D.
1982. Fish in the diet of Drupa ricinus hadari. Journal of Conchology, 31: 134.

Taylor, J.D.
1980. Diets and habitats of shallow water predatory gastropods around Tolo Channel, Hong Kong. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on the Malacofanua of Hong Kong and Southern China (ed. B. Morton), University of Hong Kong Press: 163-180.

Taylor, J.D., Morris, N.J. & Taylor, C.N. 1980. Food specialization and the evolution of predatory prosobranch gastropods. Palaeontology, 23: 375-409.

Taylor, J.D. 1980. The evolution of predators in the late Cretaceous and their biological significance. In: The Evolving Biosphere. (ed PL Forey). Bristish Museum, Natural History) & Cambridge University Presss: 229-240

Sloan, N.A., Clark A.M. & Taylor, J.D. 1979. The echinoderms of Aldabra and their habitats. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology, 37: 81-128.

Taylor, J.D.
, Braithwaite, C.J.R., Peake, J.F. & Arnold, E.N. 1979. Terrestrial faunas and habitats of Aldabra during the late Pleistocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society series B, 286: 47-66.

Taylor, J.D.
1978. Habitats and diet of predatory gastropods at Addu Atoll, Maldives. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 31: 83-103.

Taylor, J.D.
1978. The diet of Buccinum undatum and Neptunea antiqua (Gastropoda: Buccinidae). Journal of Conchology, 29: 309-318.

Taylor, J.D. 1978. Faunal response to the instability of reef habitats. Palaeontology, 21: 1-30.

Taylor, J.D. 1978. Zonation of rocky intertidal surfaces. In: Coral Reefs: research methods. UNESCO: 139-148.

Taylor, J.D. 1978. Cenozoic and Present Day. In: The Ecology of Fossils (ed. WS McKerrow), Duckworth London. pp 323-364.

Taylor, J.D.
1977. Food and habitats of predatory gastropods on coral reefs. Report of the Underwater Association, 2: 17-34.

Taylor, J.D. & Taylor, C.N. 1977. Latitudinal distribution of predatory gastropods on the eastern Atlantic shelf. Journal of Biogeography, 4: 73-81.

Taylor, J.D. 1976. Habitats, abundance and diets of muricacean gastropods at Aldabra Atoll. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 59-155-193.

Taylor, J.D. & Way, K.M. 1976. Erosive activities of chitons at Aldabra Atoll. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 46: 974-976.

Runnegar, B., Pojeta, J., Morris, N.J. Taylor, J.D., Taylor, M.E. & McClung, G. 1975. Biology of Hyolitha. Lethaia, 8: 181-191.

Currey, J.D. & Taylor, J. D. 1974. The mechanical behaviour of some molluscan hard tissues. Journal of Zoology, 173: 395-406.

Taylor, J.D. 1973. The structural evolution of the bivalve shell. Palaeontology,16: 519-534.

Braithwaite, C.J.R., Taylor, J.D. & Kennedy, W.J. 1973. The evolution of an atoll: the depositional and erosional history of Aldabra Atoll. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society series B, 266: 307-340.

Taylor, J.D.
, Kennedy, W.J. & Hall, A. 1973. The shell structure and mineralogy of the Bivalvia. II Lucinacea- Clavagellacea, Conclusions. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology, 22: 255-294.

Taylor, J.D. & Layman, M. 1972. The mechanical properties of bivalve (Mollusca) shell structures. Palaeontology, 15: 73-87.

Taylor, J.D. 1971. Reef associated molluscan assemblages in the western Indian Ocean. Symposia of the Zoological Society of London, 28: 501-534.

Taylor, J.D. 1971. Intertidal zonation at Aldabra Atoll. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society series B, 260: 173-213.

Taylor, J.D. 1971. Observations on the shallow water fauna of Diego Garcia. Atoll Research Bulletin, 149: 31-39.

Taylor, J.D.
1971. Crustacea: Brachyura and Anomura from Diego Garcia. Atoll Research Bulletin, 149: 93-101.

Taylor, J.D. 1971. Marine Mollusca of Diego Garcia. Atoll Research Bulletin, 149: 105-125.

Hall, A. & Taylor, J.D. 1971. The occurrence of vaterite in gastropod egg shells. The Mineralogical Magazine, 38: 521.

Stoddart, D.R., Taylor, J.D., Fosberg, F.R. & Farrow, G.E. 1971. Geomorphology of Aldabra Atoll. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society series B, 260: 31-65.

Taylor, J.D.
1970. Feeding by predatory gastropods in a Tertiary (Eocene) molluscan assemblage. Palaeontology, 13: 254-260.

Taylor, J.D. & Lewis, M.S. 1970. The flora, fauna and sediments of the marine grass beds of Mahe, Seychelles. Journal of Natural History, 4: 199-220.

Kennedy, W.J., Morris, N.J. & Taylor, J.D. 1970. The shell structure, mineralogy and relationships of the Chamacea (Bivalvia). Palaeontology, 13: 379-413.

Taylor, J.D. & Kennedy, W.J. 1969. The influence of the periostracum on the shell structure of bivalve molluscs. Calcified Tissue Research, 3: 274-283.

Taylor, J.D. & Kennedy, W.J. 1969. The shell structure and mineralogy of Chama pellucida Broderip. Veliger, 11: 391-398.

Taylor, J.D.
& Kennedy, W.J. 1969. The shell of the Bivalvia. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 38: 547-548.

Taylor, J.D.
, Kennedy, W.J. & Hall, A. 1969. The shell structure and mineralogy of the Bivalvia. Introduction: Nuculacea-Trigonacea. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology, Supplement, 3: 1-125.

Kennedy, W.J., Taylor, J.D. & Hall, A. 1969. Environmental and Biological controls on bivalve shell mineralogy. Biological Reviews, 44: 499-530.

Rosen, B.R. & Taylor, J.D. 1969. Reef coral from Aldabra: new mode of reproduction. Science, 166: 119-121.

Kennedy, W.J. & Taylor, J.D. 1968. Aragonite in rudists. Proceedings of the Geological Society of London, 1645: 325-331.

Taylor, J.D.
1968. Coral reef and associated invertebrate communities (mainly molluscan) around Mahé, Seychelles. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society series B, 254: 129-206.

Taylor, J.D. & Lewis, M.S. 1966. Marine sediments and bottom communities of the Seychelles. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society series A, 259: 279-290.

Taylor, J.D.
1966. Praeradiolites Douvillé, 1902 (Mollusca, Bivalvia): proposed validation under the plenary powers. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 22: 357-358.


Edited volumes

Hawkins, S.J., McCrohan, C.R. & Taylor, J.D. 1989. Gastropod feeding ecology- an integrated view. Journal of Molluscan Stduies 55(2). 149-299.

Taylor, J.D.
(Editor) 1996.  Origin and evolutionary radiation of the Mollusca. Oxford University Press, Oxford

Harper, E.M., Taylor, J.D. & Crame,  J.A. (Editors). 2000. Evolutionary Biology of the Bivalvia. Geological Society of London, Special Publication 177.