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The DVPS publishes a journal, The Mosasaur, on an occasional basis, which contains articles on fossils and geology related topics, especially those of local interest. The editors of the journal welcome contributions from avocational paleontologists as well as those from professionals in the field, publishing articles of interest to all. The Mosasaur retails for $10 for Volumes I through Volume VII, Volume VIII (in color) retails for $15 and Volume IX retails for $11.00 plus addition fee for a shipping ($4.00).

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The following is a list of the contents of Volume I through Volume IX. 

Volume I
Contents:

New and Revised Records of Pleistocene Mammals of New Jersey     
    David C. Parris
Paleoecology of the Delaware Valley Region, Part I: Cambrian to Jurassic
    William B. Gallagher
Annotated Localities of Ornithopod Dinosaurs: Implications to Mesozoic Paleobiography
    David B. Weishampel and Judith B. Wieshampel
A Faunal Review of the Judith River (Oldman) Formation, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada
    Peter Dodson
Halisaurus platyspondylus – The Third Reported Occurance of this Mosasaur in New Jersey
    Frank Bukowski

Volume II
Contents:

Reconstruction and Architecture of medullosan pteriodosperms (Pennsylvanian)
    H.W. Pfefferkorn, W.H. Gillespie, D. A. Resnick, and M. H. Scheihing
Paleoecology of the Delaware Valley region, Part II: Cretaceous to Quaternary 
    William B. Gallagher
Paleontology in the Grand Canyon of Arizona: 125 years of lessons and enigmas from the late Precambrian to the present 
    Earle E. Spamer
No ichthyosaurs in the Upper Cretaceous of New Jersey … or Saskatchewan 
    Donald Baird
Evidence of giant protostegid sea-turtles in the Cretaceous of New Jersey
    Donald Baird
An upper Campanian vertebrate fauna from the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal 
    Edward M. Lauginiger
The paleoecology of the ornithopod dinosaur Tenontosaurus tilletti from the Cloverly Formation, Big Horn Basin of Wyoming and Montana 
    Catherine A. Forster
International Archaeopteryx Conference 
    Peter Dodson

Volume III
Contents:

Paleontology, biostratigraphy, and depositional environments of the Cretaceous-Tertiary transition in the New Jersey Coastal Plain 
       William B. Gallagher, David C. Parris, Earle E. Spamer 
Halisaurus and Prognathodon, two uncommon mosasaurs from the Upper Cretaceous of New Jersey 
       Donald Baird 
A skull fragment of the Cretaceous cheloniid turtle Osteopygis from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey 
       Donald Baird 
An Upper Cretaceous vertebrate assemblage from Big Brook, New Jersey 
       Edward M. Lauginiger 
Upper Cretaceous reptiles from the Severn Formation of Maryland 
       Donald Baird 
A new Severn Formation (Early Middle Maastrichtian, Late Cretaceous) locality in Prince Georges County, Maryland                                              
       Eugene F. Hartstein, Lawrence E. Decina
Osteological notes on the fossil turtle ?Dollochelys atlantica (Zangerl)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
David C. Parris, Craig DeTample, Rachel C. Benton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Late Cretaceous fossils from the Blufftown Formation (Campanian) in western Georgia                                                                                                                                                                                                                        David R. Schwimme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Some Upper Triassic reptiles, footprints, and an amphibian from New Jersey                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Donald Baird    

Ordovician graptolites from a new locality near Jutland, New Jersey

        David C. Parris, Kenneth M. Cruikshank

The sea-robin Prionotus (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes) in the Pleistocene of New Jersey
        R. William Selden
Hawkin’ hadrosaurs: The Stereographic record
        Richard C. Ryder
A paleontological pilgrimage through Philadelphia, the birthplace of American paleontology
        Catherine A. Forster, Earle E. Spamer

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Volume IV
Contents

Field guide to the vertebrate paleontology of Late Triassic age rocks in the southwestern Newark Basin  (Newark Supergroup, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) 
      Paul E. Olsen and John J. Flynn 
Upper Triassic Dinophyton zone plant fossil from the Stockton Formation in southeastern Pennsylvania 
      Brain J. Axsmith and Peter A. Kroehler 
Notes on six real and supposed type fossils from the Newark Supergroup (Triassic) of Pennsylvania 
      Earle E. Spamer 
Medial Cretaceous carnivorous dinosaur and footprints from New Jersey 
      Donald Baird 
The Upper Cretaceous shark Cretolamna appendiculata (Agassiz) in the Raritan Formation (Cenomanian) of  New Jersey 
      Gerard R. Case 
A predator attacks Sphenodiscus 
       Frank Bukowski and Paul Bond 
The Upper Cretaceous (Campanian, Black Creek Formation) fossil fish fauna of Phoebus Landing, Bladen County, North Carolina 
       Albert J. Robb 
The biostratigaphy of the Lower Helderbergian formations (Lower Devonian) as exposed along Wallpack Ridge, Sussex County, New Jersey 
       Albert J. Waggenhoffer 
Quaternary mammals from the continental shelf off New Jersey 
       William B. Gallagher,  David C. Parris, Barbara Smith Grandstaff and Craig DeTample 
Preliminary reexamination of the Fish House local fauna and flora (Pleistocene),  Pennsauken, Camden County, New Jersey 
       Arthur E. Bogan, Earle E. Spamer, G. Christine Manville, William B. Gallagher and Arthur J. Cain 
The vertebrate fauna from the Judith River Formation (Late Cretaceous) of Wetland and Golden Valley Counties, Montana 
       Anthony R. Fiorillo 
Rediscovery of fossil material at the Academy of Natural Sciences of  Philadelphia from Edward Drinker Cope’s 1893 expedition to the Dakotas 
       Edward Daeschler and Anthony R. Fiorillo 
A historic piece of  petrified wood from the Triassic of Arizona 
   Earle E.  Spamer 
A paleontological pilgrimage  through Philadelphia, the birthplace of American paleontology. II. With notes on the paleontology of Philadelphia. 
   Earle E. Spamer and Catherine A. Forster 
Delaware Valley Paleontological Society.  “Ad amorem rerum fossam” 
   Edward M. Lauginiger

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Volume V
Contents

Records of musk oxen from the Atlantic Coastal Plain of North America 
      Jerry N. McDonald and Clayton E. Ray 
Quaternary vertebrates from the Virginia Coastal Plain 
      David C. Parris and Barbara Smith Grandstaff 
Review and new data on the Port Kennedy Local Fauna and Flora (Late Irvingtonian), Valley  Forge National History Park, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 
      Edward Daeschler, Earle E. Spamer, and David C. Parris 
A Pleistocene house from Connecticut 
      Spencer G. Lucas 
Late Pleistocene(?) land snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in “red earth” deposits of the Grand Canyon,  Arizona 
      Earle E. Spamer 
An associated tiger shark dentition from the Miocene of Maryland 
      Michael D. Gottfried 
Further examination of the Woodbury and basal Englishtown Formations in Camden County and adjacent area, New Jersey 
      Daniel Kuehne 
Probable occurrence of the shark genus Palaeocarcharodon (Neoselachii: Cretoxyrhinidae) in the Paleocene of New Jersey 
      Gerard R. Case 
The Cretaceous/Tertiary mass extinction event in the northern Atlantic Coastal Plain 
  William B. Gallagher

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Volume VI
 
Contents

Reconstructed Dentition of the Rare Lamnoid Shark Parotodus benedeni from the Yorktown Formation at Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina. 
      Breeton W. Kent and George W. Powell, Jr. 
Speculations on the Size and Morphology of the Extinct Lamnoid Shark, Parotodus benedini 
     Bretton W. Kent 
A Late Cretaceous (Severn Formation) Vertebrate Assemblage from Bowie, Maryland 
     Eugene F. Harstein, Lawrence E. Decina and Ronald F. Keil 
Cretolamna cf. C. aschersoni (Stromer) (Neoselachii:  Cretoxyrhinidae), from the Late Paleocene Early Eocene of Mississippi, USA, with Comparisons to Moroccan Fauna 
      Gerard R. Case and James J. Leggett 
Upper Cretaceous Macroinvertebrate Faunas of the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain 
      Daniel F. Kuehne 
A Pleistocene Mollusk Assemblage from Cooper River, New Jersey 
      Stephen Kurth and Eric Kurth 
A Large Coelacanth, c.f. Diplurus (Pariostegus) longicaudatus, from the Late Triassic Locatong Formation, Granton Quarry, North Bergen, New Jersey 
      Charles A. Rizzo 
Evidence for Live Birth in the Triassic Coelacanth Diplurus (Osteopleurus) newarki 
      Charles A. Rizzo 
The Parlin Pit: Paleontology, Stratigraphy, and Depositional Environments at a Cretaceous Amber Site in New Jersey 
      William B. Gallagher, Kirk R. Johnson, Edward Gilmore and Ralph Johnson 
A Scene from American Deep Time: New York's Paleozoic Museum- Revisisted 
      Allen A. Debus and Steve McCarthy

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Volume VII
Contents

Using the latex peel method to collect and cast a Late Devonian lungfish from the Catskill Formation in Pennsylvania
      Edward B. Daeschler and C. Frederick Mullison
Notes on the tooth "saw blades" of Edestus, a Late Paleozoic Chondrichthyan
      Rainer Zangerl and Clifford Jeremiah 
A Preliminary Paleoecological Investigation of Late Pennsylvanian Brachiopods from the LaSalle Limestone, LaSalle County, Illinois
      Stephen L. Brusatte 
Shark-bitten Xiphactinus audax (Teleostei, Ichthyodectiformes) from the Niobrara Chalk (Upper Cretaceous) of Kansas
      Kenshu Shimada and Michael J. Everhart 
Plesiosaurs as the food of mosasaurs; new data on the stomach contents ofTylosaurus proriger (Squamata; Mosasauridae) from the Niobrara Formation of western Kansas
      Michael J. Everhart
A new mosasaur specimen from Maastricht (The Netherlands), with a review of the Late Cretaceous-Early Paleogene marine faunas of New Jersey and Limburg
      William B. Gallagher, John W. M. Jagt, Eric W. A. Mulder, and Anne S. Schulp 
Occurrence of Callianassid Coprolites in the Cretaceous of New Jersey
      Carl M. Mehling
A Lungfish (Dipnoan) from the Upper Cretaceous of New Jersey
      David C. Parris, Barbara S. Grandstaff, and William B. Gallagher 
Early Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) Elasmobranchs from the Mowry Shale, Fall River County, South Dakota
      David Cicimurri
Vertebrate fossils from the Upper Cretaceous (Merchantville Formation: Early Campanian) Graham Brick Yards locality of New Jersey
      Albert J. Robb III 
First Record of a Velociraptorine Theropod (Tetanurae, Dromaeosauridae) from the Eastern Gulf Coastal United States
      Caitlin R. Kiernan and David R. Schwimmer 
Astrodon Rediscovered: America's First Sauropod
      Peter M. Kranz 
Remnants of the Collection of Henry Steinhauer in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; With Notes On the Recovery of the Type Material of Three Taxa Named by Adolphe Brongniart
      James C. Lendemer
The Great Extinct Lizard: Hadrosaurus foulkii, "First Dinosaur" of Film and Stage"
      Earle E. Spamer
Delaware Valley Paleontological Society: "Ad Amorem Rerum Fossam - Part 2 - The Second Decade"
      Lawrence E. Decina and Rollin H.Tillis

Volume VIII
Contents

Stratigraphy, Depositional Environment, Taphonomy And Geochemistry Of The Baby Back Triceratops Quarry, Hell Creek Formation (Late Cretaceous), Garfield County, Montana
        William B. Gallagher, Joseph Hatcher and Emma Morris
A Shark-Bitten Dinosaur (Hadrosauridae) Femur From The Latest Maastrichtian Basal Hornerstown Formation, New Jersey, U.S.A.
        Jason P. Schein, and Jason C. Poole  
Crocodile vs. Alligator: Distinguishing Between The Teeth Of Fossil Crocodilians
        George F. Klein
Indicated Fossil Turnover Linked to Changes in Depositional Environment between the Maastrichtian and Campanian boundary in the Western United States
        Kate Krsnak , Jason Schein, David C. Parris, Jason Poole, and William B. Gallagher 
New Specimens of Late Cretaceous / Early Paleocene Bird Elements from New Jersey
        William Shankle, Rodrigo Pellegrini, Kyle Shankle 
Taphonomy Of A Late Campanian Fossil Assemblage At Marlboro, Monmouth County, New Jersey
        William B. Gallagher, Joseph Camburn, Sandra Camburn, Paul A. Hanczaryk
First record of the Synechodontiform shark Sphenodus (Neoselachii, Orthacodontidae) from the Danian of eastern North America
        Wayne R. Callahan, Jason P. Schein, David C. Parris, William Shankle 
Delaware Valley Paleontological Society: “Ad Amorem Rerum Fossam – Part 3 – The Third Decade”
        Lawrence E. Decina

Volume IX 
Contents

Diversity Dynamics In A Unique Fossil-Rich Zone Within The Merchantville Formation Of Monmouth County, New Jersey
        Olivia Tandon, Madelyn Moyer, Matthew Garb
Identification Of Amber From Potash Corporation’s Lee Creek Mine, Beaufort County, North Carolina
        George F. Klein
Lag Deposit Soft Tissue Preservation From A Cretaceous Fish
        Carl Mehling
Haddonfield, New Jersey - More Than Hadrosaurus Foulkii: Invertebrate Paleontology Of The Site
        William R Kuehne, Ardis J. Kuehne
Dealing With A Cretaceous Mystery
        Carl Mehling
A Reinterpretation Of Weller’s (1907) Cucullaea And Lucina Assemblages
        Earl M. Manning, Luke D. Oman
A Close Examination Of An Aragonitic Upper Woodbury Formation Fauna
        Luke D. Oman, Earl M. Manning, Robert F. Badger, John B. Whitley
Biostratigrapic Implications Of Graptolites From The Hedgehaven Farm Site, Jutland Allochthon, New Jersey
        Avinash Subramanian, David C. Parris
A History of the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society
        Decina, Larry
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