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Welcome

The Palaeontographical Society exists for the purpose of figuring and describing British fossils by publishing monographs. Information about how to join the Society and how to obtain its publications can be found on this site. Intending authors can also download information about submitting a manuscript.

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The Palaeontographical Society's logo features a specimen of Eteoderoceras obesum (Spath, 1925), from the Black Ven Marls, Raricostatum Zone, Densinodulum Subzone, Sinemurian, Lower Jurassic of Stonebarrow, Charmouth, Dorset. The specimen was collected by James Frederick Jackson (1894-1966), of Charmouth - it was featured on Plate 10, fig. 2a of one of our recent monographs (Edmunds 2009), and is held in the National Museum of Wales.

Edmunds, M. 2009. A revision of the Lower Jurassic ammonite genus Eoderoceras Spath and its immediate descendants and other relatives. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society London: 1-89, pls 1-40 (Issue 633, part of Volume 163)



Society Awards & Research Funds

Richard Owen Research Fund

The Palaeontographical Society awards small financial Grants to assist palaeontological research (travel, visits to museums, fieldwork, etc.) within the Society’s remit of describing the fossil fauna and flora of the British Isles.  For more details on how to apply, please click here.

 

The Edward Forbes Prize

The Palaeontographical Society invites applications for the Edward Forbes Prize, which aims to recognise outstanding contributions by early career researchers in the field of taxonomic and systematic palaeontology (encompassing invertebrates, vertebrates, palaeobotany and microfossils). The Prize, which is to be awarded for publication excellence, comprises £250 and a one-year membership of the Society. For more details on how to apply, please click here.

 

The Palaeontographical Society Medal

The biannual award of the Palaeontographical Society Medal is intended to recognise a sustained and important series of contributions to taxonomic and systematic palaeontology. For more details on the award, please click here.

Palaeontographical Society Medal


 

Latest News

 


New Palaeontographical Society Monographs

Published November 2017.

Wright, C.W. & Kennedy, W.J. 2017.  The Ammondoidea of the Lower Chalk. Part 7. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society London: Pages 461–561. (Issue 648, part of Volume 171)

 

Hodges, P.  2017.  The Early Jurassic Bivalvia from the Hettangian and Lower Sinemurian of south-west Britain. Part 2. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society London: Pages 65–111; Plates 7–10. (Issue 649, part of Volume 171)



Lyell Meeting 2018

'Mass extinctions – understanding the world’s worst crises'

The study of mass extinctions is one of the most interdisciplinary research areas within Earth and environmental sciences. Recent, major advances have come from a broad spectrum of fields, including atmospheric modelling, high-precision age dating, volcanology, geochemistry, stratigraphy and palaeontology.


The 2018 Lyell Meeting aims to highlight these achievements and showcases the improved understanding we now have of the great environmental catastrophes of the past. The Meeting aims to encompass the full spectrum of crises seen in the Phanerozoic fossil record.

 

You can find more details of the conference, and the dates for registration, abstract submission, etc., here.

 


75% off cover price of monographs for student members!

Student members are now eligible for a 75% discount off the cover price of monographs published by the Society.  The discount is not applied automatically in the online store, however, so please contact the Marketing Manager, Emma Bernard, if you are interested in making any purchases.  (Note that only one copy of each monograph may be ordered by the customer at the discounted rate).

 


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