Evolutionary Monographs

An international monograph series for all the evolutionary half of biology


  • Leigh Van Valen, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago, 1101 East 57th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA

Editorial Board:

L.E. Anderson, Duke
H.G. Baker, Berkeley
J. Baylis, Wisconsin
A.F. Bennett, Irvine
F.L. Bookstein, Michigan
W.L. Brown, Cornell
K.W. Butzer, Texas
S. Carlquist, Claremont
A.H. Cheetham, Smithsonian
J.L. Cisne, Cornell
B.C. Clarke, Nottingham
M. Downey, Smithsonian
L. Ehrman, SUNY, Purchase
G. Fryer, Freshwater Biol. Assoc.
E. Fuentes, Santiago, Chile
E. Giles, Urbana
S.J. Gould, Harvard
R.E. Grant, Smithsonian
J.F. Grassle, Woods Hole
J. Gray, Oregon
C.A.S. Hall, Syracuse
C. Hand, Bodega Marine Lab
J.L. Harper, North Wales
W.D. Hartman, Yale
L.J. Hickey, Smithsonian
R.L. Hoffman, Radford
J.G. Holt, Iowa
W.F. Hope, Smithsonian
D.L. Hull, Northwestern
J.B.C. Jackson, Barro Colorado
N.K. Johnson, Berkeley
D. Joravsky, Northwestern
E.J. Kollar, Connecticut
R.C. Lewontin, Harvard
Lidicker, W.Z. Berkeley
K.F. Liem, Harvard
J.H. Lipps, Berkeley
A.R., Jr. Loeblich, Los Angeles
H.A. Lowenstam, Cal Tech
M.C. McKenna, Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist.
V.C. Maiorana, Chicago
R.M. May, Oxford
C.D. Michener, Kansas
E. Nevo, Haifa
W.A. Newman, Scripps
K.J. Niklas, Cornell
L.S. Olive, North Carolina
J.H. Ostrom, Yale
F.A. Pitelka, Berkeley
W.B. Provine, Cornell
P. Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden
V. Reynolds, Oxford
D.C. Rhoads, Yale
R. Richards, Chicago
J.W. Schopf, Los Angeles
A. Seilacher, Tübingen
D. Simberloff, Florida State
S.M. Stanley, Johns Hopkins
W.C. Sweet, Ohio State
K.S. Thomson, Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.
K.M. Towe, Smithsonian
W.H., Jr. Wagner, Michigan
D.B. Wake, Berkeley
M.J. West-Eberhard, Costa Rica
E.O. Wiley, Kansas
E.E. Williams, Harvard
D.S. Wilson, Michigan State
W. Wimsatt, Chicago
R.J. Wooton, Exeter
A.M. Ziegler, Chicago
  • The comparative osteology and phylogeny of the Beryciformes (Pisces: Teleostei), by Steven J. Zehren. 391 pp., 1979.
  • Fossil history of the rodent genus Sigmodon, by Robert A. Martin. 37 pp., 1979.
  • Swain Quarry of the Fort Union Formation, Middle Paleocene (Torrejonian), Carbon County, Wyoming: Geologic setting and mammalian fauna, by J. Keith Rigby, Jr. 185 pp., 14 plates, 1980.
  • Biology of Ithycerus noveboracensis (Forster) (Coleoptera) and weevil phylogeny, by Michael Sanborne. 80 pp., 33 plates, 1981.
  • The New World species of Cynanchum, subgenus Mellichampia (Asclepiadaceae), by Eric Sundell. 63 pp., l981.
  • Miocene-Pleistocene Planktic Foraminifera from D.S.D.P. sites 208 and 277, and phylogeny and classification of Cenozoic species, by Barry G. Fordham. 200 pp. plus 25 plates, 1986.
  • On competition, by C.T. de Wit. 82 pp., reprinted 1986.
  • A revision of the genus Prionocera (Diptera: Tipulidae), by Fenja Brodo. 93 pp., 1987.
  • Revision of the Nearctic Dicrotendipes Kieffer, 1913 (Diptera: Chironomidae), by J.H. Epler. 102 pp. plus 37 plates, 1987.
  • Paleocene dinosaurs or Cretaceous ungulates in South America? by Leigh M. Van Valen. 79 pp., l988.
  • Revision of the weevil genus Tyloderma Say (Col.: Curculionidae) in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the West Indies, by Guillermo J. Wibmer. 118 pp., 1989.
  • A comparative study of the developmental osteology of Syngnathus scovelli and Hippocampus zosterae (Pisces: Syngnathidae) and its phylogenetic implications, by Marie Y. Azzarello. 90 pp., 19 plates, 1990.
  • Global extinctions, recoveries and evolutionary consequences, by John C. Briggs. 47 pp., 1990.
  • La fauna local de Punta Peligro, Paleoceno inferior, de la provincia del Chubut, Argentina, by J.F. Bonaparte, L.M. Van Valen, and A. Kramartz. 61 pp., 6 plates, 1993.
  • The origin of the plesiadapid primates and the nature of Purgatorius, by Leigh M. Van Valen. 79 pp., 9 plates, 1994.


Evolutionary biology in the broadest sense. All of historical geology is included, as are ecology, floras, animal behavior, professional works on history and philosophy related to evolutionary biology, and many other subjects. Probably most monographs will be taxonomic or morphological.


Evolutionary Monographs is for monographs and other papers which need to be too long for unsubsidized publication in ordinary journals. Each volume contains one monograph except perhaps for some monographs near the lower limit on size. Symposia and other groups of related papers are acceptable in principle, but the editor should be consulted in advance about refereeing. Major bibliographies and other nonstandard works, including sets of useful data, are acceptable. Some out-of-print monographs from other series may be reprinted.


There is no maximum length, although unusually long monographs will be split into parts. The minimum length is 40 double-spaced pages, including the equivalent in figures.


Irregular. There is no definite maximum number of monographs per year. Publication can be expected from one to a few months after receipt of the final manuscript.

Who Can Submit:

Anyone, worldwide. There is no payment required from authors, although voluntary payment of page costs is welcome. The language is English unless other arrangements are made before submission, which will not always be possible.


The author, title, pagination, purchasing information, and abstract for each monograph appear in Evolutionary Theory.


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