The Palaeontographical Society

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Our online shop has now closed. The monographs of the Palaeontographical Society can be found and bought from Taylor and Francis.


We would also like to apologise for the delay in members receiving the second monograph for 2018 - this is due to a problem with T&F's typesetters, and we have been assured that the new issue will be despatched in the next 3-5 weeks.

Additionally, through the transition to the new publisher/platform, hard copies of monographs are temporarily unavailable for purchase until the T&F shop and stock have been collated and finalised.


Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 


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.

The Palaeontographical Society

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.

Latest News

New Palaeontographical Society Monographs

Published November 2018.

MOON, B. C. & KIRTON, A. M. 2018. Ichthyosaurs of the British Middle and Upper Jurassic. Part 2. Brachypterygius, Nannopterygius, Macropterygius and Taxa invalida. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London: 85–176; pls 31–40. (Publ. No. 650, part of Vol. 172 for 2018) - View on Taylor & Francis 


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The Palaeontographical Society Medal Recipient for 2018 - Dr Robert (Bob) Owens

Dr Robert (Bob) Owens is to receive the Palaeontographical Society Medal for 2018, in recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made, and continues to make, to our understanding of trilobite faunas both in the British Isles and internationally.

Palaeontographical Society Medal


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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