Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology

Book Series
There are 41 volumes in this series
Published 2006 - 2018

About this series

Popular and professional interest in vertebrate paleobiology and paleoanthropology has burgeoned in the past twenty years. Although there are journals covering these fields (some offering special issues with a topical focus) and some directed book publishing, there is no consistent outlet for scholarship in the form of premier monographs and collections in book format. This series will fill the gap by publishing books of the highest quality in these and related areas.

Focal topics for volumes in the series will include systematic paleontology of all vertebrates (from agnathans to humans), phylogeny reconstruction, functional morphology, Paleolithic archaeology, taphonomy, geochronology, historical biogeography, and biostratigraphy. Other fields (e.g., paleoclimatology, paleoecology, ancient DNA, total organismal community structure) may be considered if the volume theme emphasizes paleobiology (or archaeology).

Volumes in the series may either be monographic treatments (including unpublished but fully revised dissertations) or edited collections, especially those focusing on problem-oriented issues, with multidisciplinary coverage where possible. The two Series Editors are assisted by an Editorial Advisory Board. All contributions in the series (whether monographs or chapters in edited volumes) will be peer-reviewed by at least three readers, at the level of a journal submission.

Volumes will be published in A4 format with high attention to illustration quality and wide distribution. Proposals for volumes should include as much information as possible, such as table of contents, outline of the work, a several page summary if a monograph or a list of contributors, titles (and abstracts if possible) for an edited collection, plus the CVs of editors or authors. These should be sent directly to both series editors at the American Museum of Natural History and Yale.

Series Editors:
Eric Delson, City University of New York and American Museum of Natural History, NY, USA. E-mail:
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Eric J. Sargis, Yale University, New Haven, USA. E-mail:
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Editorial Advisory Board:

Ross D.E. MacPhee, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, USA
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Peter Makovicky, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL, USA
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Sally McBrearty, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
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Jin Meng, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, USA
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Tom Plummer, Queens College/CUNY, Queens, NY, USA
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