The Palaeontographical Society


Details of current Palaeontographical Society publications can be found below.


The Palaeontographical Society has been publishing monographs on the fossil faunas and floras of the British Isles since 1848. These now run to over 600 issues (single monographs or parts thereof) written by more than 100 authors. Each part describes and illustrates the fossil species of a major taxonomic group that are found in a particular time interval and/or region. A catalogue of the contents of the annual volumes from 1848 to 1980, giving full citation details and dates of publications can be downloaded from here (PDF 4.3Mb)


Monographs - Type

Monographs are available for purchase in three editions:

  1. Original print. Some individual Monographs or parts of Monographs are available as separate Numbers each in its own cover. Some Annual Volumes are still available complete, either bound in boards (not issued in this form since 1966, Volume 120) or unbound (1957, Volume 111 to current Volume).
  2. Reprinted edition. Some out-of-print Monographs are available in reprinted form.
  3. Micro-edition. Many Monographs are available as microfiche from Microform Academic Publishers. Each Monograph consists of between one and five microfiche, costing £2.25 per silver halide microfiche and £1.75 per diazo microfiche. The minimum invoice charge is £10; orders for lesser amounts should be accompanied by cash remittance.

New Palaeontographical Society Monographs

Published November 2016.



Smith, A.B. 2016. British Jurassic regular echinoids. Part 2 - Carinacea Part 2. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society London: Pages 69–176; Plates 42–82. (Issue 646, part of Volume 170)

Price: £130.00
Link: Issue 644


Moon, B.C. & Kirton, A.M. 2016. Ichthyosaurs of the British Middle and Upper Jurassic. Part 1 - Ophthalmosaurus Part 1. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society London: Pages 1–84; Plates 1–30. (Issue 647, part of Volume 170)

Price: £160.00
Link: Issue 647



How to Buy

Over 400 issues (single monographs or parts thereof) remain available for purchase as originals (back to 1901) or reprint editions (back to 1848). These can be obtained directly from our online shop or by writing to the Marketing Manager:


Emma Bernard

Department of Palaeontology,

The Natural History Museum,

Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK

email at:


Micro-edition Monographs can be obtained from:


Microform Academic Publishers
East Ardsley

Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF3 21N, UK


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