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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
Vertebrate fossils from late Cenozoic deposits of central KansasClaude W. Hibbard KU Paleontological Contributions 1952
Catalogue of conodontsRobert O. Fay KU Paleontological Contributions 1952
A contribution to the Tertiary geology and paleontology of northeastern ColoradoEdwin C. Galbreath KU Paleontological Contributions 1953
American Wolfcampian fusulinidsM. L. Thompson KU Paleontological Contributions 1954
Septal arrangement and ontogeny in the porpitid coralsRussell M. Jeffords KU Paleontological Contributions 1955
Mississippian corals from New Mexico and a related Pennsylvanian speciesRussell M. Jeffords KU Paleontological Contributions 1955
Origin and adaptation of platyceratid gastropodsArthur L. Bowsher KU Paleontological Contributions 1955
New genera of Mississippian camerate crinoidsArthur L. Bowsher KU Paleontological Contributions 1955
Publications by Shumard and McChesney concerning crinoids and other fossilsEdwin Kirk KU Paleontological Contributions 1955
The cephalopod order Discosorida Rousseau H. Flower, Curt Teichert KU Paleontological Contributions 1957
Later Tertiary Leporidae of North AmericaMary R. Dawson KU Paleontological Contributions 1958
Ecology of recent ostracodes of the Todos Santos Bay region, Baja California, Mexico Richard H. Benson KU Paleontological Contributions 1959
Early Miocene rodents and insectivores from northeastern ColoradoRobert W. Wilson KU Paleontological Contributions 1960
A new armored dinosaur from the Cretaceous of Kansas Theodore H. Eaton Jr KU Paleontological Contributions 1960
Osteology of Mylagaulus laevis, a fossorial rodent from the Upper Miocene of ColoradoSylvia Robinson Fagan KU Paleontological Contributions 1960
Blastoid studiesRobert O. Fay KU Paleontological Contributions 1961
Revision of Calceocrinidae Raymond C. Moore KU Paleontological Contributions 1962
Ray structures of some inadunate crinoids Raymond C. Moore KU Paleontological Contributions 1962
A living somasteroid, Platasterias latiradiata Gray H. Barraclough Fell KU Paleontological Contributions 1962
Recent marine ostracodes from the eastern Gulf of Mexico Richard H. Benson, George L. Coleman II KU Paleontological Contributions 1963