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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
More soft-bodied animals and algae from the Middle Cambrian of Utah and British ColumbiaS. Conway Morris, Richard A. Robison KU Paleontological Contributions 1988
Corynepteris involucrata, sp. nov., a new fertile fern of possible zygopterid affinities from the Pennsylvanian of KansasRobert W. Baxter, R. William Baxendale KU Paleontological Contributions 1976
Jurassic conchostracans from PatagoniaPaul Tasch, Wolfgang Volkheimer KU Paleontological Contributions 1970
Distribution patterns of living and subfossil podocopid ostracodes in the Nosy Bé area, northern MadagascarRosalie F. Maddocks KU Paleontological Contributions 1966
Origin, taxonomy, and homeomorphs of Doryagnostus (Cambrian Trilobita)Richard A. Robison KU Paleontological Contributions 1978
Middle Cambrian priapulids and other soft-bodied fossils from Utah and SpainS. Conway Morris, Richard A. Robison KU Paleontological Contributions 1986
Chitinozoans in the subsurface Lower Paleozoic of West TexasA. E. Kauffman KU Paleontological Contributions 1971
A census of Holocene species of Xestoleberis (Ostracoda, Podocopida) from the southern oceansRoger L. Kaesler, Johhny A. Waters KU Paleontological Contributions 1972
Scalarituba missouriensis and its stratigraphic distributionJames E. Conkin, Barbara M. Conkin KU Paleontological Contributions 1968
Type species of Pseudofusulina Dunbar and SkinnerJohn W. Skinner, Garner L. Wilde KU Paleontological Contributions 1966
Inarticulate Brachiopods of the Lower and Middle Cambrian Pioche Shale of the Pioche District, NevadaA. J. Rowell KU Paleontological Contributions 1980
Revision of a late Middle Cambrian trilobite faunule from Northwestern QueenslandP. A. Jell, Richard A. Robison KU Paleontological Contributions 1978
Concept of common bud and related phenomena in BryozoaMaxim K. Elias KU Paleontological Contributions 1971
Recent marine podocopid Ostracoda of Narragansett Bay, Rhode IslandRoger B. Williams KU Paleontological Contributions 1966
Trace fossils from the Rock Bluff Limestone (Pennsylvanian, Kansas)Richard H. Maerz Jr, Roger L. Kaesler, William G. Hakes KU Paleontological Contributions 1976
Fenestrate, Pinnate, and Ctenostome Bryozoans and Associated Barnacle Borings in the Wreford Megacyclothem (Lower Permian) of Kansas, Oklahoma, and NebraskaAugust H. Simonsen, Roger J. Cuffey KU Paleontological Contributions 1980
A New Genus of Cricetid Rodent from the Hemingfordian (Miocene) of NebraskaLarry D. Martin, R. G. Corner KU Paleontological Contributions 1980
Revision of suborder Cyathocrinina (class Crinoidea)N. Gary Lane KU Paleontological Contributions 1967
Quaternary freshwater Ostracoda from the Great Salt Lake BasinKenneth H. Lister KU Paleontological Contributions 1975
Thumbnail Recent arenaceous foraminifers from Gulf of MexicoWilliam E. Prerichs KU Paleontological Contributions 1969