Palaeontology is one of the two scientific journals of the Palaeontological Association. It was established in 1957. It is published on behalf of the Association by Wiley-Blackwell. The editor-in-chief is David Batten. Palaeontology publishes articles on a range of palaeontological topics, including taphonomy, systematics, and biostratigraphy. According to Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 1.867.
When did animals originate? In research published in the journal Palaeontology, we show that this question is answered by Cambrian period fossils of a frond-like sea creature called Stromatoveris psygmoglena.
A newly published experimental protocol, involving University of Bristol scientists, could change the way fossilisation is studied.
Everyone is excited by discoveries of new dinosaurs – or indeed any new fossil species. But a key question for palaeontologists is 'just how good is the fossil record?' Do we know fifty per cent of the species of dinosaurs ...
The world's first study into the brain anatomy of an ichthyosaur, a marine reptile that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, has shed light on how the reptilian brain adapted to life in the oceans. The work, led by University ...
Scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs' diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million years ago.
Fossils come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from isolated fragments of bones and teeth to complete skeletons.
A new bone in the skull of an iconic fossil animal that represents the 'missing link' between fish and all land-dwelling vertebrate animals has been found by researchers from the University of Bristol.
They weren't in the delivery room, but researchers at Yale University and the University of Toronto have discovered a new birth story for a gigantic marine lizard that once roamed the oceans.
What do butterflies, spiders and lobsters have in common? They are all surviving relatives of a newly identified species called Yawunik kootenayi, a marine creature with two pairs of eyes and prominent grasping appendages ...
New U of T Scarborough research has found that the ancestor of the modern day mountain beaver had a larger relative brain size.