Palaeontographica Americana




Palaeontographica Americana (ISSN 0078-8546) was an occasional publication published by PRI published between 1916 and 2012. It was originally conceived as a large-format (9.5 x 12.5”) serial with high-quality, glossy illustrations in the days when Bulletins of American Paleontology was smaller in format (6 x 9”) and non-glossy. In the 1980s, both journals migrated to 8.5 x 11” format with glossy images, blurring the distinction between the two. After several years of inactivity, PA formally discontinued publication effective January 2013.

Back issues of PA are available by single-issue purchase. Most issues published between 1966 and 1998 (nos. 6-60) are now also available as open access documents in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Earlier volumes were sold to the now-defunct Johnson Reprint Corporation in 1962; although some of Johnson’s titles were assumed by Periodicals Service Company, this does not seem to have included PA, therefore nos. 1-5 are presently unavailable.

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3D digital model of the cranium, mandible, and tusks of a male Mammut americanum, to illustrate response to impact on the tusk tip. From “Mastodon Paleobiology, Taphonomy, and Paleoenvironment in the Late Pleistocene of New York State: Studies on the Hyde Park, Chemung, and North Java Sites” (PA no. 61).


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1942 Two siphonophores from the Paleozoic Caster, K.E. PA 14
1941 Notes on structure and phylogeny of eurysiphonate cephalopods   PA 13
1941 The Titusvilliidae, Paleozoic and Recent branching Hexactinellida Caster, K.E. PA 12
1940 Notes on giant Fasciolarias Smith, B. PA 11
1939 Study of the Pseudorthoceratidae Flower, R.H. PA 10
1938 Devonian brevicones from New York and adjacent areas Flower, R.H. PA 9
1938 Neocene Spondyli from the southern United States and tropical America Palmer, K.V.W. PA 8
1937 Turrid illustrations, mainly Claibornian Harris, G.D. PA 7
1937 Individual variation in the rugose coral species Heliophylum halii Wells, E.; H.J.W. Wells PA 6
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