Allan, R.S. 1935 The fauna of the Reefton beds, (Devonian) New Zealand : with notes on Lower Devonian animal communities in relation to the base of the Devonian system. Wellington: New Zealand Geological Survey. New Zealand Geological Survey paleontological bulletin 14 72 p.
Abstract: An adequate account of the early geological exploration in the Reefton district has been given by Henderson (1917), where complete references can be found. The rock sequence containing Palaeozoic fossils was investigated by Hector, Cox, and McKay, and a considerable collection of valuable material was accumulated by these brilliant pioneers. Little, however, was done in the way of systematic study of the fauna. Hector and Hutton each described a species of Homalonotus, while the former also figured one species of Avicula and one of Strophomena. It is obvious that this unsatisfactory state of affairs can be remedied only by a comprehensive study of the fauna on morphological and comparative lines. This the writer attempts in the sequel. (auth/EB)