The Paleontological Institute is pleased to announce a new online journal.

Paleontological Contributions is an online-only, open-access, rapid publication journal, available free of charge to anyone with internet access.

Article 13: Rosemary Baron-Szabo and Stephen Cairns, 2015, A new rhizangiid genus from the Miocene of North America (Sclerangia n. gen.; Florida, USA).
Paleontological Contributions 13:3 p., 1 fig.,

Article 12: Joseph Carter, Cristian Altaba, Laurie Anderson, David Campbell, Zongjie Fang, Peter Harries, and Peter Skelton, 2015, The paracladistic approach to phylogenetic taxonomy.
Paleontological Contributions 12:9 p., 2 fig.,

Article 11: René Hoffmann, 2015, The correct taxon name, authorship, and publication date of extant ten-armed coleoids.
Paleontological Contributions 11:4 p,

Article 10: Vincent Perrichot, Editor, 2014, Fossil arthropods in Late Cretaceous Vendean amber (northwestern France).
Available in book form or in 10 separate articles.
Paleontological Contributions 10:51 p., 20 fig., 1 table,

Article 9: Jason A. Dunlop, Yinan Wang, Paul A. Selden and Paula Krautz, 2014, A trigonotarbid arachnid from the Pennsylvanian Astrasado Formation of the Kinney Brick Quarry, New Mexico.
Paleontological Contributions 9:6 p., 4 fig., 1 table,

Article 8: Sonia Ros-Franch, Ana Márquez-Aliaga, and Susana E. Damborenea, 2014, Comprehensive database on Induan (Lower Triassic) to Sinemurian (Lower Jurassic) marine bivalve genera and their paleobiogeographic record.
Paleontological Contributions 8:219 p., 61 fig., 1 table, and Index,

Article 7: Penney, David, Caroline Wadsworth, David I. Green, Sandra L. Kennedy, Richard F. Preziosi, and Terence A. Brown, 2013, Extraction of inclusions from (sub)fossil resins, with description of a new species of stingless bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini) in Quaternary Colombian copal.
Paleontological Contributions 7:6 p., 2 fig.,

Article 6: Walls, Bradley J., & Alycia L. Stigall. 2012, A field-based analysis of the accuracy of niche models applied to the fossil record.
Paleontological Contributions 6:12 p., 3 fig., 4 tables, 3 appendices,

Article 5: Richard A. Robison and Loren E. Babcock. 2011, Systematics, paleobiology, and taphonomy of some exceptionally preserved trilobites from Cambrian Lagerstätten of Utah.
Paleontological Contributions 5:47 p., 30 fig.,

Article 4: Joseph Carter, and others. 2011, A Synoptical Classification of the Bivalvia (Mollusca).
Paleontological Contributions 4:47 p., 4 fig.,

Article 3: Martin Stein, Stephen B. Church, & Richard A. Robison. 2011, A new Cambrian arthropod, Emeraldella brutoni, from Utah.
Paleontological Contributions 3:9 p., 4 fig.,

Article 2: Burger, Benjamin J. 2010, Skull of the Eocene primate Omomys carteri from western North America.
Paleontological Contributions 2:19 p., 10 fig., 1 table, 2 appendices,

Article 1:Vincent Perrichot, 2009, Long-tailed wasps (Hymenoptera: Megalyridae) from Cretaceous and Paleogene European amber.
Paleontological Contributions, 1:36 p,

Paleontological Contributions invites submissions that deal with all aspects of paleontology or related biological disciplines. Original research articles and monographs are welcome.

Authors may make use of color in their illustrations. There is no page limit for articles. Authors will be billed $30 per final PDF page, and offprints are available at cost price.

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The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions

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The Paleontological Institute wishes to thank the University of Kansas libraries for their generous support in the preparation and distribution of these online materials.

The graptolite used in the Paleontological Contributions logo is Monograptus turriculatus (Barrande, 1850) from the lower Silurian of Bohemia.

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