American Paleontologist



American Paleontologist (ISSN 1066-8772) is a quarterly magazine for professionals, amateur paleontologists, and families interested in fossils and Earth's history. It began in 1992 as a membership newsletter, and later expanded to provide articles and other items of general interest. Each issue is themed, and past issues have covered such topics as mastodons, dinosaur eggs, living fossils, clams, crinoids, and fossil plants, to name just a few. AP includes feature articles by invited authors, regular columns on dinosaurs, amateur paleontology, and science education, news in paleontology and of PRI and Museum of the Earth activities, and book reviews. Also, in each issue, families will find a four-page children's insert "Fossil Stuff" with an assortment of activities and information about the theme topic geared especially toward kids.

AP was historically available by single-issue purchase, subscription, as a membership benefit, or (mainly for libraries) free with subscription to Bulletins of American Paleontology. We are in the process of adding free, open-access pdf versions of all past issues of American Paleontologist to this website. If you do not see this feature for the issue that you are interested in, please inquire. Of course, hard copies still in print will continue to be available for purchase.

American Paleontologist magazine ceased publication at the end of volume 19 (2011-2012). Paleonews and a limited amount of other content are being posted in the Paleontology Section of the online magazine This View of Life. News about PRI, its Museum of the Earth, and the Cayuga Nature Center are being provided to members as emailed newsletters, to "friends" of our Facebook page, and via other means. Please contact publications@museumoftheearth.org for more information. Thank you for your patronage.

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2009 Publication image American Paleontologist, Winter 2009

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2009 Publication image American Paleontologist, Fall 2009

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