Palaeontology

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Edited By: Andrew Smith, Natural History Museum, London, UK

Impact Factor: 1.804

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 12/49 (Paleontology)

Online ISSN: 1475-4983

Just Published Articles

  1. strap: an R package for plotting phylogenies against stratigraphy and assessing their stratigraphic congruence

    Mark A. Bell and Graeme T. Lloyd

    Article first published online: 18 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12142

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    Vibrational spectroscopy of fossils

    Alison Olcott Marshall and Craig P. Marshall

    Article first published online: 18 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12144

  3. A ‘giant’ purgatoriid (Plesiadapiformes) from the Paleocene of Montana, USA: mosaic evolution in the earliest primates

    Richard C. Fox, Craig S. Scott and Gregory A. Buckley

    Article first published online: 1 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12141

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    The origins of molluscs

    Jakob Vinther

    Article first published online: 26 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12140

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    Early evolution of the Eukaryota

    Nicholas J. Butterfield

    Article first published online: 26 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12139

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Virtual Palaeontology Issue 2: Ammonoid Palaeobiology

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This, the second in the series of virtual issues of Palaeontology, charts the development of concepts in ammonoid palaeobiology, with reference to nine selected papers published in this journal from 1965 onwards. These cover a broad range of topics: goniatite bed palaeoecology, systematics and evolution in Scaphites, flow dynamics of cephalopod shells, shell growth and differential geometry, septal function, ammonoid assemblage analysis, evolutionary trends, stratocladistics, and soft part preservation.

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Virtual Palaeontology Issue 1: Origins of Biodiversity

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This is the first of a series of virtual issues of Palaeontology, in which we present selections of articles published over the long history of the journal, since 1957. Palaeontology is frequently seen as a journal that is focused only on presenting descriptions and systematic accounts of fossils, but it has also been the venue for articles on wider topics, across themes in macroevolution, palaeoecology, functional morphology and taphonomy, for example.

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