The Palaeontographical Society



24TH APRIL 2019
(Please see below for details)


Our online shop has now closed.

During the transition to our new publisher, Taylor and Francis,
hard copies of monographs are temporarily unavailable for purchase until the T&F shop and stock have been collated and finalised.

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.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused during this transitional period.

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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 April 2019.

COCKS, L. R. M.  2019. Llandovery brachiopods of England and Wales. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London: 1–262; pls 1–41. (Publ. No. 652, part of Vol. 172 for 2018) - View on Taylor & Francis


Published March 2019.

PERRIER, V., SIVETER, D. J., WILLIAMS, M. and PALMER, D.  2019. British Silurian myodocope ostracods. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London: 1–64; pls 1–17. (Publ. No. 651, part of Vol. 172 for 2018) - View on Taylor & Francis


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 


Members of the Society have access to the digital versions - you must be logged into the PalaeoSoc website to access.

Notice of Annual General Meeting and Annual Address

The 172nd Annual General Meeting will be held in the Flett Lecture Theatre of the Natural History Museum, London, on Wednesday 24th April 2019, at 4.00pm (with tea and coffee available from 3.30pm) - the meeting is open to all members of the Society.
Directly following the AGM will be the Society's 13th Annual Lecture, to be given by Dr Paul Taylor (NHM) - the lecture is open to all members of the Society, and other interested parties.   The title of the lecture is: 'From Mr Busk to Mr Bayes: breathing life into fossil bryozoans'.

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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

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