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Previously Published Treatise Volumes

Part E, Porifera (Revised), vol. 4 & 5 (2015)

Part T, Echinodermata 2 (Revised), vol. 3 (2011)

Part L, Mollusca 4 (Revised), vol. 2 (2009)

Part H, Brachiopoda (Revised), vol. 6 (2007)

Part B, Protista 1, vol. 1 (2005)

Part E, Porifera (Revised), vol. 3 (2004)

Part E, Porifera (Revised), vol. 2 (2003)

Part H, Brachiopoda (Revised), vol. 4 (2002)

Part H, Brachiopoda (Revised), vol. 2 & 3 (2000)

Part H, Brachiopoda (Revised), vol. 1 (1997)

Part O, Arthropoda 1 (Revised), vol. 1 (1997)

Part L, Mollusca 4 (Revised), vol. 4 (1996)

Part R, Arthropoda 4, vol. 3  (1992)

Part G, Bryozoa (Revised), vol. 1 (1983)

Part F, Coelenterata, Supplement 1, vol. 1 & 2 (1981)

Part W, Miscellanea, Supplement 2 (1981)

Part E, Archaeocyatha (Revised), vol. 1 (1972)

Part V, Graptolithina (Revised) (1970)

Part R, Arthropoda 4, vol. 1 & 2 (1969)

Part N, Mollusca 6, vol. 1 & 2 (1969)

Part U, Echinodermata 3, vol. 1 & 2 (1966)

Part H, Brachiopoda, vol. 1 & 2 (1965)

Part C, Protista 2, vol. 1 & 2 (1964)

Part W, Miscellanea (1962)

Part Q, Arthropoda 3 (1961)

Treatise Online was first established in 2010 with the purpose of providing scholars and researchers early access to current sections of upcoming volumes of the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. 

Paleontological Contributions is an online-only, open-access, rapid publication journal that currently contains papers and articles published from 1947 to the present. It is a monographic journal that has published on the taxonomy, systematics and phylogeny of invertebrate, vertebrate, and plant fossil remains both from Kansas and beyond, and by KU researchers and those from other institutions both within and outside the United States. We have also produced special publications that cover various topics including stratigraphy, fossil collecting, and the history of paleontology and geology at KU.

TitleAuthor(s)Publication TypeYear of publication
Ordovician Trilobites of ArgentinaHoracio J. Harrington, Armando F. Leanza KU Paleontological Contributions 1957
Essays in Paleontology and Stratigraphy: R. C. Moore Commemorative Volume, edited by Curt Teichert and Ellis L. YochelsonCurt Teichert KU Paleontological Contributions 1967
Stratigraphic boundary problems: Permian and Triassic of West Pakistan. Edited by Bernhard Kummel and Curt TeichertBernhard Kummel KU Paleontological Contributions 1970
Pleistocene and Recent environments of the Central Great Plains. Edited by Wakefield Dort, Jr., and J. Knox Jones, Jr.Wakefield Dort Jr. KU Paleontological Contributions 1970
Echinoderm Faunas from the Bromide Formation (Middle Ordovician) of OklahomaJames Sprinkle KU Paleontological Contributions 1982
Living and Fossil MacrocyprididaeRosalie F. Maddocks KU Paleontological Contributions 1990
Techniques for processing and photographing chitinozoansTheo H. Miller KU Paleontological Contributions 1967
Taxonomy and paleobiology of some Middle Cambrian Scenella (Cnidaria) and Hyolithids (Mollusca) from western North AmericaLoren E. Babcock, Richard A. Robison KU Paleontological Contributions 1988
Tremacystia, Barroisia, and the status of Sphinctozoida (Thalamida) as PoriferaR. E. H. Reid KU Paleontological Contributions 1968
Pennsylvanian Spiriferacea and Spiriferinacea of KansasRandall S. Spencer KU Paleontological Contributions 1967
The fusulinid genera Polydiexodina and SkinnerinaJohn W. Skinner KU Paleontological Contributions 1971
Fossil crinoid studiesHarrell L. Strimple, Raymond C. Moore KU Paleontological Contributions 1973
Cameral deposits in cephalopod shellsAlfred G. Fischer, Curt Teichert KU Paleontological Contributions 1969
New Chesterian (Upper Mississippian) crinoids from IllinoisHarrell L. Strimple KU Paleontological Contributions 1975
Fossil crinoid studiesRoger K. Pabian, Harrell L. Strimple KU Paleontological Contributions 1974
Nannofossil species related to Cyclococcolithus leptoporus (Murray and Blackman)Stefan Gartner Jr. KU Paleontological Contributions 1967
New genera of acrotretids from the Cambrian of Australia and the United StatesA. J. Rowell, R. A. Henderson KU Paleontological Contributions 1978
New genera and species of early Tertiary palynomorphs from Gulf Coast Lewis E. Stover, William C. Elsik, William W. Fairchild KU Paleontological Contributions 1966
Revision of the Mesozoic nannofossil genera Bidiscus, Biscutum, and DiscorhabdusAnthony E. Krancer KU Paleontological Contributions 1980
Stone City and Cook Mountain (middle Eocene) scaphopods from southwest TexasKenneth A. Hodgkinson KU Paleontological Contributions 1974