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Episodes 1985; 8(4): 252-256

Published online December 1, 1985


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The International Palaeontological Association: Historical Perspective

Curt Teichert1,2, Ellis L. Yochelson3

1University of Rochester (Rochester, N.Y. 14627),
2University of Kansas
3History of Earth Sciences Society

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The IPA is the major international organization linking palaeontologists around the world. In this article the authors, one of whom (C.T.) was a founding member, review the historical development and activities of the Association. This is the first in a series of "profiles" of international scientific organizations affiliated to IUGS. (Ed.)