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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

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  1. A large new leanchoiliid from the Burgess Shale and the influence of inapplicable states on stem arthropod phylogeny

    Cédric Aria, Jean-Bernard Caron and Robert Gaines

    Article first published online: 27 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12161

  2. Conodonts from the Early Triassic microbialite of Guangxi (South China): implications for the definition of the base of the Triassic System

    Morgane Brosse, Hugo Bucher, Borhan Bagherpour, Aymon Baud, Åsa M. Frisk, Kuang Guodun and Nicolas Goudemand

    Article first published online: 25 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12162

  3. Biostratinomic analysis of Lycoptera beds from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation, western Liaoning, China

    Yanhong Pan, Franz T. Fürsich, Jiangyong Zhang, Yaqiong Wang and Xiaoting Zheng

    Article first published online: 9 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12160

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    The fossil record of ichthyosaurs, completeness metrics and sampling biases

    Terri J. Cleary, Benjamin C. Moon, Alexander M. Dunhill and Michael J. Benton

    Article first published online: 6 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12158

  5. Unusual histology and morphology of the ribs of mosasaurs (Squamata)

    Michael D. D'Emic, Kathlyn M. Smith and Zachary T. Ansley

    Article first published online: 5 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12157


Virtual Palaeontology Issue 3: A Palaeobotanical Pot-pourri

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This, the third in the series of virtual issues of Palaeontology, examines the contributions the journal has made to the field of palaeobotany from 1961 onwards. I offer a personal selection of six papers representing four decades of research, with a range of specific geographical (Canada, Australia, China), temporal (Mesozoic, Devonian, Silurian) or more general (cycads, palynology, stratigraphy) focus.

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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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