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

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 15/50 (Paleontology)

Online ISSN: 1475-4983

Just Published Articles

  1. Basal dinosauriform and theropod dinosaurs from the mid–late Norian (Late Triassic) of Poland: implications for Triassic dinosaur evolution and distribution

    Grzegorz Niedźwiedzki, Stephen L. Brusatte, Tomasz Sulej and Richard J. Butler

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12107

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    The origins of Dinosauria: much ado about nothing

    Max C. Langer

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12108

  3. Larval ecology and morphology in fossil gastropods

    Alexander Nützel

    Article first published online: 2 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12104

  4. The biological affinity of Amsassia: new evidence from the Ordovician of North China

    Ning Sun, Robert J. Elias and Dong-Jin Lee

    Article first published online: 31 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12106

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    Origins and early evolution of arthropods

    Gregory D. Edgecombe and David A. Legg

    Article first published online: 18 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12105


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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Palaeontology and Dryad

Palaeontology is now integrated with Dryad, meaning that authors, upon submission, will be given the opportunity to create a data record on Dryad.

Data are important products of the scientific enterprise, and they should be preserved and usable for decades in the future.

Palaeontology in the news

New Press Release: Tell-Tale Toes Point to Oldest-Known Fossil Bird Tracks From Australia

Two fossilized footprints found at Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, Australia, were likely made by birds during the Early Cretaceous, making them the oldest known bird tracks in Australia. Palaeontology has published an analysis of the footprints led by Anthony Martin, a paleontologist at Emory University in Atlanta who specializes in trace fossils, which include tracks, burrows and nests. The study was co-authored by Patricia Vickers-Rich and Michael Hall of Monash University in Victoria and Thomas Rich of the Museum Victoria in Melbourne. Read the research article here

New Species of Jurassic Crocodile Discovered in Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina have discovered a new species of cricosaurus which dates from the Tithonian era, the latest age of the Late Jurassic epoch. The fossil, described in Paleontology, was discovered in the limestone of the Neuqué basin in Northern Patagonia. Read the research article here