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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
Sphenopteris sellardsii, a problematical pteridosperm from the Permian of KansasRobert W. Baxter KU Paleontological Contributions 1978
The origin of "spiral coprolites"Michael E. Williams KU Paleontological Contributions 1972
Filiramoporina kretaphilia-a new genus and species of bifoliate tubulobryozoan (Ectoprocta) from the Lower Permian Wreford Megacyclothem of KansasHarold C. Fry, Roger J. Cuffey KU Paleontological Contributions 1976
Upper Devonian and Lower Mississippian conodont zones in Montana, Wyoming, and South DakotaGilbert Klapper KU Paleontological Contributions 1966
Ontogenetic changes in the carapace of Tyrrhenocythere amnicola (Sars), a hemicytherid ostracodeTimothy R. Maness, Roger L. Kaesler KU Paleontological Contributions 1987
Unique stalked crinoids from Upper Cretaceous of MississippiRaymond C. Moore KU Paleontological Contributions 1967
Allometry in pterosaursJames C. Brower, Julia Veinus KU Paleontological Contributions 1981
Additional Permian crinoids from southern NevadaG. D. Webster, N. Gary Lane KU Paleontological Contributions 1967
Crinoids of the Francis Shale (Missourian) of OklahomaHarrell L. Strimple, Raymond C. Moore KU Paleontological Contributions 1971
Paleoautecology of Caninia torquia (Owen) from the Beil Limestone Member (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian), KansasRichard J. Maerz Jr KU Paleontological Contributions 1978
Taxonomic and environmental study of two dibunophyllid coral species from Upper Pennsylvanian rocks of KansasJ. M. Cocke KU Paleontological Contributions 1969
Lower Permian algal stromatolites from Kansas and OklahomaPaul Tasch, Evan Kidson, J. Harlan Johnson KU Paleontological Contributions 1969
New Upper Cretaceous teleost fish from TexasDavid Bardack KU Paleontological Contributions 1965
The Early Evolution of the Cricetidae in North AmericaLarry D. Martin KU Paleontological Contributions 1980
Le genre Ceratocystis Jaekel (Echinodermata, Stylophora)Georges Ubaghs KU Paleontological Contributions 1967
Fistuliporacean bryozoans of the Wreford megacyclothem (Lower Permian) of KansasDavid J. Warner, Roger J. Cuffey KU Paleontological Contributions 1973
Distribution and diversity of ostracode assemblages from the Hamlin Shale and the Americus Limestone (Permian, Wolfcampian) in northeastern KansasR. Michael Peterson, Roger L. Kaesler KU Paleontological Contributions 1980
Morphological variation of the foraminifer Ammonia beccarii (Linné) from the Atlantic coast of the United StatesYi-Maw Chang, Roger L. Kaesler KU Paleontological Contributions 1974
Fossil fish studiesJohn Chorn, Edward A. Reavis, J. D. Stewart, Kenneth N. Whetstone KU Paleontological Contributions 1978
Trace fossils from two Upper Pennsylvanian sandstones in KansasKlaus Bandel KU Paleontological Contributions 1967