Bulletins of American Paleontology




Bulletins of American Paleontology (ISSN 0007-5779), one of the oldest peer-reviewed paleontological journals in the world, features high quality monographs in paleontology or in neontological subjects that impact paleontology (see Information for Authors). This serial publication is issued twice each year, and is a recognized outlet for especially lengthy papers, such as dissertations or the systematic sections of dissertations, that tend to be more difficult to publish in conventional journals. BAP is distributed widely to academic libraries and museums worldwide.

Since 1986, BAP has been the home of the series “Neogene Paleontology of the Northern Dominican Republic.” Originally funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the DR Project was one of the first large multidisciplinary projects to collect fossils through a continuous 5-10 million year Neogene Caribbean sequence. During three field seasons in 1978-1980, a small field party (led by John Saunders and Peter Jung of the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, NMB) measured sections and collected large samples of microfossils and macrofossils at closely spaced intervals along nine river sections in the Cibao Valley. Age dates for the sections were determined through study of planktic foraminifera and nannofossils. The collections were accessioned by the NMB, and distributed to specialists for identification and preparation of systematic monographs. To date, 20 systematic monographs have been published in the Bulletins of American Paleontology. For more details, see NMITA (Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America).

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From Systematics of the gastropods of the Lower-Middle Miocene Cantaure Formation, Paraguaná Peninsula, Venezuela by Landau, da Silva and Heitz (BAP no. 389-390).


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Year   Title Authors Pub No.
1973 Palynology of the Almond Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Rock Springs Uplift, Wyoming Stone, J.F. BAP 278
1973 The Tithonian (Jurassic) ammonite fauna and stratigraphy of Sierra Catorce, San Luis Potosi, Mexico Verma, H.M.; G.E.G. Westermann BAP 277
1973 Upper Cretaceous Spumellariina from the Great Valley Sequence, California Pessagno, Jr., E.A. BAP 276
1973 Siluro-Devonian microfaunal biostratigraphy in Nevada McClellan, W.A. BAP 274
1972 A reexamination of Chitinozoa from the Cedar Valley Formation of Iowa with observations on their morphology and distribution Urban, J.B. BAP 275
1972 Upper Cretaceous and Cenozoic silicoflagellates and ebridians Ling, H.-Yi. BAP 273
1972 Mature modification and dimorphism in selected late Paleozoic ammonoids Davis, R.A. BAP 272
1972 The trace fossil Zoophycos as an indicator of water depth Osgood, Jr., R.G.; E.J. Szmuc BAP 271
1972 Cretaceous Radiolaria: part I, The Phaseliformidae, new family, and other Spongodiscacea from the Upper Cretaceous portion of the Great Valley Sequence; part II. Pseudoaulophicidae Riedel from the Pessagno, Jr., E.A. BAP 270
1971 Fossil mollusks from Carriacou, West Indies Jung, P. BAP 269