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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 6/49 (Paleontology)

Online ISSN: 1475-4983

Associated Title(s): Papers in Palaeontology

Just Published Articles

  1. Graptolite (Hemichordata, Pterobranchia) preservation and identification in the Cambrian Series 3

    Jörg Maletz and Michael Steiner

    Article first published online: 9 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12200

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    Early phylogeny of crinoids within the pelmatozoan clade

    William I. Ausich, Thomas W. Kammer, Elizabeth C. Rhenberg and David F. Wright

    Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12204

  3. Cladistic analysis of Caseidae (Caseasauria, Synapsida): using the gap-weighting method to include taxa based on incomplete specimens

    Marco Romano and Umberto Nicosia

    Article first published online: 23 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12197

  4. The oldest compelling evidence for sponges is still early Cambrian in age – reply to Love and Summons (2015)

    Jonathan B. Antcliffe

    Article first published online: 21 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12195

  5. The molecular record of Cryogenian sponges – a response to Antcliffe (2013)

    Gordon D. Love and Roger E. Summons

    Article first published online: 10 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pala.12196


Virtual Palaeontology Issue 4: Arthropod Papers of Enduring Influence

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Palaeontology has published many papers that deserve to have a long citation life. Unlike many of the physical sciences, work done well in palaeontology continues to be the source of data for subsequent hypotheses, while past reviews offer new students the chance to build their expertise with confidence – eventually to discover the flaws that serve to advance the science. Richard Fortey's list includes papers on trilobites in particular, but with a reference to a paper that has contributed to the larger question of how the trilobites sit within the Arthropoda as a whole.

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