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Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic,
the PalaeoSoc AGM & Annual Address will not take place on April 22nd, 2020.


We will be keeping the membership updated on council business via email.

Please do stay safe, and best regards - The Palaeontographical Society Council


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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.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused during this transitional period.




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)

Marine Reptiles Conference
Tuesday 5th - Thursday 7th May 2020
The Etches Collection : Museum of Jurassic Marine Life Kimmeridge, Dorset

The Palaeontographical Society are proud to be a sponsor of this meeting - more details can be found at the meeting's link above.
Members of our society can also access the online back catalogue of monographs, many of which concern marine reptiles - please login to our member's area to access these at the Taylor & Francis platform.

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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 December 2019

SLIPPER, I. J. 2019. Ostracoda from the Turonian of South-east England. Part 1. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London: 1–75; pls 1–9. (Publ. No. 655, part of Vol. 173 for 2019).


Published November 2019

KENNEDY, W. J. 2019. The Ammonoidea of the Upper Chalk. Part 1. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London: 1–112; pls 1–37. (Publ. No. 654, part of Vol. 173 for 2019).


Published August 2019

HODGES, P. 2019. The Early Jurassic Bivalvia from the Hettangian and Lower Sinemurian of south-west Britain. Part 3. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London: 113–143; pls 11–14. (Publ. No. 653, part of Vol. 173 for 2019)


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)


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)


Published November 2018.

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


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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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