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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
Crinoids from the Anchor Limestone (Lower Mississippian) of the Monte Cristo Group, southern NevadaG. D. Webster, N. Gary Lane KU Paleontological Contributions 1987
New Occurrences of the Unusual Trilobite Naraoia From the Cambrian of Idaho and UtahRichard A. Robison KU Paleontological Contributions 1984
Middle Pennsylvanian (Atokan) crinoids from Oklahoma and MissouriHarrell L. Strimple KU Paleontological Contributions 1975
Intracranial mobility in Kansas mosasaursGeorge Callison KU Paleontological Contributions 1967
Symmetry planes of Paleozoic crinoidsN. Gary Lane, G. D. Webster KU Paleontological Contributions 1967
Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part W, conodonts, conoidal shells, worms, trace fossils: comments and additionsF. H. T. Rhodes, Walter Hantzschel, K. J. Muller, Donald W. Fisher, Curt Teichert KU Paleontological Contributions 1966
Larger bivalve arthropods from the Middle Cambrian of UtahRichard A. Robison, Beverley Cobb Richards KU Paleontological Contributions 1981
The influence of theoretical ideas on ammonite classification from Hyatt to TruemanDesmond Donovan KU Paleontological Contributions 1973
Revision of some Chesteran inadunate crinoidsD. W. Burdick, Harrell L. Strimple KU Paleontological Contributions 1969
Pennsylvanian lophophyllidid coralsRussell M. Jeffords KU Paleontological Contributions 1947
Lower Permian cephalopods from the Texas Colorado River Valley A. K. Miller, Walter Youngquist KU Paleontological Contributions 1947
A nautiloid cephalopod fauna from the Pennsylvanian Winterset Limestone of Jackson Country, MissouriA. K. Miller, J. H. Lane Jr, A. G. Unklesbay KU Paleontological Contributions 1947
Studies of American fusilinidsM. L. Thompson KU Paleontological Contributions 1948
Foraminifera of the Ellis Group, Jurassic, at the Type LocalityCecil G. Lalicker KU Paleontological Contributions 1950
Foraminifera of the Type Kiowa Shale, Lower Cretaceous, of KansasAlfred R. Loeblich, Helen Tappan KU Paleontological Contributions 1950
Stratigraphic Significance of Mississippian Endothyroid Foraminifera Edward J. Zeller KU Paleontological Contributions 1950
A Yarmouthian molluscan fauna in the mid-continent region of the United States A. Byron Leonard KU Paleontological Contributions 1950
Illinoian and Wisconsinan molluscan faunas in KansasA. Byron Leonard KU Paleontological Contributions 1952
Skull and skeleton of a mustelid, Brachypsalis, from the Miocene of northeastern ColoradoEdwin C. Galbreath KU Paleontological Contributions 1955
Petrolacosaurus kansensis Lane, a Pennsylvanian reptile from KansasFrank E. Peabody KU Paleontological Contributions 1952