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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 H, Brachiopoda (Revised), vol. 5 (2006)

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.

Paleontological Contributions supersedes the University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions, new series, which consolidated into one format the three series that were published previously, Monographs, Articles, and Papers. All previous versions of Paleontological Contributions can be found on the University of Kansas ScholarWorks site.

TitleAuthor(s)Publication TypeYear of publication
Systematics of lower Liassic AmmonitinaDesmond Donovan, G. F. Forsey KU Paleontological Contributions 1973
Ontogeny of camerate crinoidsJames C. Brower KU Paleontological Contributions 1974
An evaluation of planktonic foraminiferal zonation of the OligoceneR. M. Stainforth, James L. Lamb KU Paleontological Contributions 1981
Revision of some Cambrian and Ordovician inarticulate brachiopodsA. J. Rowell KU Paleontological Contributions 1966
Palynomorphs from South AmericaJ. B. Stough KU Paleontological Contributions 1967
Exceptionally preserved nontrilobite arthropods and Anomalocaris from the Middle Cambrian of UtahD. E. G. Briggs, Richard A. Robison KU Paleontological Contributions 1984
Microstructural analysis of the crinoid stemMichel Roux KU Paleontological Contributions 1975
A revision of the generic classification of the family Echinoceratidae (Cephalopoda, Ammonoidea) (Lower Jurassic)T. A. Getty KU Paleontological Contributions 1973
A new homoiostelean and a new eocrinoid from the Middle Cambrian of UtahGeorges Ubaghs, Richard A. Robison KU Paleontological Contributions 1985
Microscleres in demosponge classificationR. E. H. Reid KU Paleontological Contributions 1968
Revision of Permian Ecca Series cephalopods, Natal, South AfricaCurt Teichert, Michael Rilett KU Paleontological Contributions 1974
Brachiopod genus Enteletes in Pennsylvanian deposits of KansasWayne M. Haglund KU Paleontological Contributions 1967
A new Wyoming phytosaurTheodore H. Eaton Jr KU Paleontological Contributions 1965
Revision of the Camelinae (Artiodactyla, Tylopoda) and description of the new genus AlforjasJessica A. Harrison KU Paleontological Contributions 1979
Explosive evolutionary differentiation of unique group of Mississippian-Pennsylvanian camerate crinoids (Acrocrinidae)Raymond C. Moore, Harrell L. Strimple KU Paleontological Contributions 1969
Marine to onshore vertebrates in the Lower Permian of Kansas and their paleoenvironmental implicationsHans-Peter Schultze KU Paleontological Contributions 1985
Reevaluation of the formation of spiral coprolitesJames A. McAllister KU Paleontological Contributions 1985
Cambrian Agnostida of North America and Greenland, Part I, PtychagnostidaeRichard A. Robison KU Paleontological Contributions 1984
Variation of carapace morphology of bairdiacean and cytheracean Ostracoda from BermudaH. Meade Cadot Jr., Roger L. Kaesler KU Paleontological Contributions 1973
Composita subtilita (Brachiopoda) in the Wreford Megacyclothem (Lower Permian) in Nebraska, Kansas, and OklahomaAnne B. Lutz-Garihan KU Paleontological Contributions 1976