Name: Rhynie Chert
Location: Scotland
Age: early Devonian


References and Links


Dunlop, J. A. (1996) Systematics of the fossil arachnids. Revue Suisse de Zoologie, vol. hors série: 173-184.

Edwards, D. S. (1980) Evidence for the sporophytic status of the Lower Devonian plant Rhynia gwynne- vaughanii Kidston and Lang. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 29: 177-188.

Edwards, D. S. (1986) Aglaophyton major, a non-vascular land-plant from the Devonian Rhynie Chert. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 93: 173-204.

Edwards, D. (1993) Cells and tissues in the vegetative sporophytes of early land plants. New Phytologist, 125: 225-247.

Eggert, D. A. (1974) The sporangium of Horneophyton lignieri (Rhyniophytina). American Journal of Botany, 61: 405-413.

Lyon, A. G., and Edwards, D. (1991) The first zosterophyll from the Lower Devonian Rhynie Chert, Aberdeenshire. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Earth Sciences, 82: 323-332.

Remy, W. and Hass, H. (1996) New information on gametophytes and sporophytes of Aglaophyton major and inferences about possible environmental adaptations. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 90: 175-193.

Rice, C. M., Trewin, N. H., and Anderson, L. I. (2002) Geological setting of the early Devonian Rhynie Cherts, Aberdeenshire, Scotland: and early terrestrial hot spring system. Journal of the Geological Society, 159: 203-214.

Taylor, T. N., Hass, H., and Kerp, H. (1997) A cyanolichen from the Lower Devonian Rhynie Chert. American Journal of Botany, 84: 992-1004.

Taylor, T. N., Hass, H., and Remy, W. (1992) Devonian Fungi interactions with the green-alga Palaeonitella. Mycologia, 84: 901-910.

Trewin, N. H., and Rice, C. M. (1992) Stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Devonian Rhynie Chert locality. Scottish Journal of Geology, 28: 37-47.


The University of Aberdeen's Rhynie Chert learning resource page

Palaeobotanical research group at the University of Münster

Berkeley University's Rhynie Chert page

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