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Special Papers in Palaeontology Archive

Special Papers in Paleontology range from monographic treatments of groups to edited volumes on linked themes. Currently backissues are available for Number 1 through 70 and are provide free of charge in the form of downloadable PDFs. Paper copies may be bought from our online shop.

A full list of references for the Special Papers in Palaeontology that are included in the archive can be viewed here: Full Citation List

Please note that currently not all the articles from 1-70 which we have scanned are currently online. It should be noted that we do not currently have any electronic versions of Numbers 56, 63, and 68. If you require one of the missing articles contact the Executive Officer (executive@palass.org). We hope to rectify this issue soon.

Number: 92

Monograph: Trilobites from the Silurian Reefs in North Greenland

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 92
Publication Date: 2014
Page(s): 1–93
Authored by: Helen E. Hughes and Alan T. Thomas

Number: 91

Monograph: The Late Ordovician Brachiopods of Southern Pembrokeshire and Adjacent South-Western Wales

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 91
Publication Date: 2014
Page(s): 1–90
Authored by: L. Robin M. Cocks

Number: 90

Monograph: Lastest Ordovician and Earliest Silurian Brachiopods Succeeding the Hirnantia Fauna in South-East China

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 90
Publication Date: 2013
Page(s): 1–142
Authored by: Rong Jiayu, Huang Bing, Zhan Ren-Bin, and David A.T. Harper

Number: 89

Monograph: Devoian Spore Assemblages from Northwestern Gondwana: Taxonomy and Biostratigraphy

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 89
Publication Date: 2013
Page(s): 1–163
Authored by: Pierre Breuer and Philippe Steemans

Number: 88

Monograph: Smithian (Early Triassic) Ammonoids from the Salt Range, Pakistan

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 88
Publication Date: 2012
Page(s): 1–114
Authored by: Thomas Brühwiler, Hugo Bucher, David Ware, Elke Schneebeli-Hermann, Peter A. Hochuli, Ghazala Roohi, Khalil Rehman and Aamir Yaseen

Number: 87

Monograph: Tabulate Corals from The Givetian and Frasnian of the Southern Region of the Holy Cross Mountains (Poland)

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 87
Publication Date: 2012
Page(s): 1–100
Authored by: Mikołaj K. Zapalski

Number: 86

Monograph: Cover, Contents, and Foreword

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 1–5
Authored by: Paul M. Barrett and Andrew R. Milner

Monograph: Angela C. Milner and her contribution to vertebrate palaeontology

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 7–16
Authored by: Andrew R. Milner and Paul M. Barrett

Monograph: Humeral homology and the origin of the tetrapod elbow: a reinterpretation of the enigmatic specimens ANSP 21350 and GSM 104536

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 17–29
Authored by: Per E. Ahlberg

Monograph: Phylogenetic signal and character compatibility in the appendicular skeleton of early tetrapods

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 31–43
Authored by: Marcello Ruta

Monograph: A new microsaur from the Early Carboniferous (Vise´an) of East Kirkton, Scotland, showing soft tissue evidence

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 45–55
Authored by: Jennifer A. Clack

Monograph: The amphibian Erpetosaurus radiatus (Temnospondyli, Dvinosauria) from the Middle Pennsylvanian of Linton, Ohio: morphology and systematic position

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 57–73
Authored by: Andrew R. Milner and Sandra E.K. Sequeira

Monograph: The skull of the solemydid turtle Helochelydra nopcsai from the Early Cretaceous of the Isle of Wight (UK) and a review of Solemydidae

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 75–97
Authored by: Joyce G. Walter, Sandra D. Chapman, Richard T. J. Moody, and Cyril A. Walker

Monograph: New material of the enigmatic Scandensia, an Early Cretaceous lizard from the Iberian Peninsula

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 99–108
Authored by: Arnau Bolet and Susan E. Evens

Monograph: A new pliosaurid (Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria) from the Oxford Clay Formation (Middle Jurassic, Callovian) of England: evidence for a gracile, longirostrine grade of Early–Middle Jurassic pliosaurids

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 109–129
Authored by: Hilary F. Ketchum and Roger B. J. Benson

Monograph: New material of Valdosaurus canaliculatus (Ornithischia: Ornithopoda) from the Lower Cretaceous of southern England

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 131–163
Authored by: Paul M. Barrett, Richard J. Butler, Richard J. Twitchett and Stephen Hutt

Monograph: On the osteology of the lower Wealden (Valanginian) ornithopod Barilium dawsoni (Iguanodontia: Styracosterna)

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 165–194
Authored by: David B. Norman

Monograph: Theropod dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic of Tendaguru (Tanzania)

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 195–239
Authored by: Oliver W.M. Rauhut

Monograph: Structural performance of tetanuran theropod skulls, with emphasis on the Megalosauridae, Spinosauridae and Carcharodontosauridae

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 241–253
Authored by: Emily J. Rayfield

Monograph: A ‘eutriconodontan’ mammal from the UK Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous)

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 255–261
Authored by: Jerry J. Hooker and Allan G. Lawson

Monograph: Directions in palaeoneurology

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 86
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 263–279
Authored by: Stig A. Walsh and Monja A. Knoll

Number: 85

Monograph: The Phylogeny of Post-Palaeozoic Asteroidea (Neoasteroidea, Echinodermata)

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 85
Publication Date: 2011
Page(s): 1–112
Authored by: Andrew Scott Gale

Number: 83

Monograph: Silurian Conodonts from the Yangtze Platform, South China

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 83
Publication Date: 2010
Page(s): 1–136
Authored by: Wang Cheng-Yuan and Richard J. Aldridge

Number: 82

Monograph: Ichnology of an Early Permian Intertidal Flat: The Robledo Mountain Formation of Southern New Mexico, USA

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 82
Publication Date: 2009
Page(s): 1–107
Authored by: Nicholas J. Minter and Simon J. Braddy

Number: 80

Monograph: The Early Jurassic Pterosaur Dorygnathus Banthensis (Theodori, 1830)

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 80
Publication Date: 2008
Page(s): 1–107
Authored by: Kevin Padian

Number: 79

Monograph: Nautiloids Before and During the Origin of Ammonids in a Siluro-Devonian Section in the Tafilalt, Anti-Atlas, Morocco

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 79
Publication Date: 2008
Page(s): 1–110
Authored by: Björn Kröger

Number: 78

Monograph: Graptolites from the Upper Ordovician and Lower Silurian of Jordon

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 78
Publication Date: 2007
Page(s): 1–78
Authored by: David K. Loydell

Number: 77

Monograph: A phylogenetic analysis of basal sauropodomorph relationships: implications for the origin of sauropod dinosaurs

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 77
Publication Date: 2007
Page(s): 57–90
Authored by: Paul Upchurch, Paul M. Barrett, and Peter M. Galton

Number: 76

Monograph: Early Silurian (Llandovery) Orthhide Brachiopods from Anticosti Island, Eastern Canada: the O/S Extinction Recovery Fauna

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 76
Publication Date: 2006
Page(s): 1–71
Authored by: Rongyu Li and Paul Copper

Number: 75

Monograph: Silurian and Lower Devonian Thelodonts and Putative Chondrichthyans from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 75
Publication Date: 2006
Page(s): 1–144
Authored by: T. Märss, M.V.H. Wilson, and R. Thorsteinsson

Number: 74

Monograph: Brachiopods from the Dashaba Formation (Middle Ordovician) of Sichuan Province, South-West China

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 74
Publication Date: 2005
Page(s): 1–63
Authored by: Ren-Bin Zhan and Jisuo Jin

Number: 73

Article: Preface

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 73
Thematic Volume: Conodont Biology and Phylogeny: Interpreting the Fossil Record
Edited By: Mark A. Purnell and Philip C. J. Donoghue
Publication Date: 2005
Page(s): 1–5
Authored by: Mark A. Purnell and Philip C. J. Donoghue

Monograph: Between death and data: biases in interpretation of the fossil record of conodonts

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 73
Publication Date: 2005
Page(s): 7–25
Authored by: Mark A. Purnell and Philip C. J. Donoghue

Monograph: Modes of growth in the euconodont oral skeleton: implications for bias and completeness in the fossil record

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 73
Publication Date: 2005
Page(s): 27–38
Authored by: Howard A. Armstrong

Monograph: An experimental investigation of post-depositional taphonomic bias in conodonts

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 73
Publication Date: 2005
Page(s): 39–56
Authored by: Peter H. von Bitter and Mark A. Purnell

Monograph: Biases in the recovery and interpretation of micropalaeontological data

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 73
Publication Date: 2005
Page(s): 57–71
Authored by: Lennart Jeppsson

Monograph: Multielement conodont apparatuses of Triassic Gondolelloidea

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 73
Publication Date: 2005
Page(s): 73–101
Authored by: Michael J. Orchard

Monograph: Silurian conodont biostratigraphy and palaeobiology in stratigraphic sequences

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 73
Publication Date: 2005
Page(s): 103–116
Authored by: James E. Barrick and Peep Männik

Monograph: Cambro-Ordovician sea-level fluctuations and sequence boundaries: the missing record and the evolution of new taxa

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 73
Publication Date: 2005
Page(s): 117–134
Authored by: Oliver Lehnert, James F. Miller, Steven A. Leslie, John E. Repetski and Raymond I. Ethington

Monograph: Graphical refinement of the conodont database: examples and a plea

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 73
Publication Date: 2005
Page(s): 135–141
Authored by: Walter C. Sweet

Monograph: The likelihood of stratophenetic-based hypotheses of genealogical succession

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 73
Publication Date: 2005
Page(s): 143–157
Authored by: Peter D. Roopnarine

Monograph: The chronophyletic approach: stratophenetics facing an incomplete fossil record

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 73
Publication Date: 2005
Page(s): 159–183
Authored by: Jerzy Dzik

Monograph: Cladograms, phylogenies and the veracity of the conodont fossil record

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 73
Publication Date: 2005
Page(s): 185–218
Authored by: Linda M. Wickström and Philip C. J. Donoghue

Number: 70

Article: Evolutionary and biogeographical implications of phylogenetic analysis of the late Palaeozoic trilobite Paladin

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 70
Thematic Volume: Trilobites and their relatives
Edited By: Philip D. Lane, Derek J. Siveter, and Richard A. Fortey
Publication Date: 2003
Page(s): 363–375
Authored by: David K. Brezinski

Number: 69

Monograph: The Interrelationships and Evolution of Basal Theropod Dinosaurs

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 69
Publication Date: 2003
Page(s): 1–213
Authored by: Oliver W.M. Rauhut

Number: 68

Article: [Place Holder]

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 68
Thematic Volume: Life and Environments in Purbeck Times
Edited By: A.R. Milner and D.J. Batten
Publication Date: 2002
Page(s): 1–268
Authored by: A.R. Milner and D.J. Batten

Number: 66

Monograph: Angiosperm Woods from British Lower Cretaceous and Palaeogene Deposits

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 66
Publication Date: 2001
Page(s): 1–100
Authored by: Mark Crawley

Number: 65

Monograph: Cambrian - Early Ordovician Brachiops from Malyi Karatau, the Western Balkhash Region, and Tien Shan, Central Asia

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 65
Publication Date: 2001
Page(s): 1–180
Authored by: Lars E. Holmer, Leonid E. Popov, Svetlana P. Koneva, and Michael G. Bassett

Number: 64

Monograph: Inceramid Faunas and Biostratigraphy of the Upper Turonian-Lower Coniacian of the Western Interior of the United States

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 64
Publication Date: 2000
Page(s): 1–118
Authored by: Ireneusz Walaszczyk and William A. Cobban

Number: 62

Monograph: Exceptionally Preserved Conchostracans and Other Crustacean from the Upper Carboniferous of Ireland

Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 62
Publication Date: 1999
Page(s): 1–68
Authored by: Patrick J. Orr and Derek E.G. Briggs

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