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  • ISSN: 0094-8373 EISSN: 1938-5331
Paleobiology publishes original contributions of any length (but normally 10-50 manuscript pages) dealing with any aspect of biological paleontology. Emphasis is placed on biological or paleobiological processes and patterns, including macroevolution, extinction, diversification, speciation, functional morphology, bio-geography, phylogeny, paleoecology, molecular paleontology, taphonomy, natural selection and patterns of variation, abundance, and distribution in space and time, among others. Taxonomic papers are welcome if they have significant and broad applications. Papers concerning research on recent organisms and systems are appropriate if they are of particular interest to paleontologists. Papers should typically interest readers from more than one specialty. Proposals for symposium volumes should be discussed in advance with the editors.


  • Paleontological Society Annual Meeting
  • When: 24 Sep 2016 - 28 Sep 2016
  • The Paleontological Society will hold its annual meeting in Denver at GSA 2016. Short Course begins on Saturday September 24, and main conference program runs from September 25-28.


  • Rise of the Mesozoic sea dragons
  • 20 Sep 2016,
  • New research published in the journal Paleobiology by palaeobiologists from the University of Bristol shows that marine reptiles such as ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs burst onto the scene, rather than expanding slowly into their ecosystems.