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Contact Details

Dr Peter Hodges
National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park
CF10 3NP

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3215

Staff Name

Dr Peter Hodges

Job Title

Honorary Research Fellow (Natural Sciences)

Areas of Responsibility:

Taxonomic research on Museum Palaeontology Collections (Mesozoic). Field work, collection and taxonomy of new material to enhance collections. Publication of research arising from this work.

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

Ph.D. Swansea University “Lower Lias, Lower Jurassic Bivalvia of South-West Britain”.

Member Palaeontological Association. Member Palaeontographical Society. Member Geologists’ Association, South Wales Group. Ex Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Committee Member South Wales G.A.. Researchgate member.

Research Interests

Revision of Upper Triassic and Lower Jurassic Stratigraphy mainly Wales and south-west Britain. The taxonomy of Upper Triassic and Lower Jurassic Bivalvia and Gastropoda. Biometrics and statistics of bivalvia and gastropoda also digital techniques.


Jurassic, Triassic, stratigraphy, taxonomy, Bivalvia, Gastropoda, biometrics.


Selected Publications

Hodges, P. 2017 (in press). The Early Jurassic Bivalvia from the Hettangian and Lower Sinemurian of south-west Britain. Part 2. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London, 65-111, pls 7-10.

Martin, J.E, Vincent, P., Suan, G., Sharpe, T, Hodges, P., Williams, M., Howells, C. and Fischer V. 2014. A mysterious giant ichthyosaur from the lowermost Jurassic of Wales [PDF]. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.

Hodges, P. & Simms, M. J. 2004. Bivalves. In British Lower Jurassic Stratigraphy: an introduction. In M. J. Simms, N. Morton, N. Chidlaw  & K. N. Page (eds), Geological Conservation Review Series 30. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, 33-37.

Wright, V. P., Cherns, L. & Hodges, P. 2003. Missing molluscs: field testing taphonomic loss in the Mesozoic through early large-scale aragonite dissolution. Geology, 31(3), 211-14.

Hodges, P. 2000. The Early Jurassic Bivalvia from the Hettangian and Lower Sinemurian of south-west Britain. Part 1. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London, 1-64.

Hodges, P., Ivimey-Cook, H. C., Radley, J. & Swift, A. 1999. Bivalves. In Fossils of the Rhaetian Penarth Group. In A. Swift & D. M. Martill (eds), The Palaeontological Association, 82-127.

Hodges, P. 1994. A new barnacle from the Lower Jurassic of South Wales. Palaeontology, 37(4), 901-905.

Hodges, P. 1994. The base of the Jurassic System: new data on the first appearance of Psiloceras planorbis in southwest Britain. Geological Magazine, 131(6), 841-44.

Hodges, P. 1991. The relationship of the Mesozoic bivalve Atreta to the Dimyidae. Palaeontology, 34(4), 963-70.

Hodges, P. 1986. The Lower Lias (Lower Jurassic) of the Bridgend area, South Wales. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 97(3), 237-42.