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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Conus haytensis G. B. Sowerby II, 1850. Scale bar = 1 cm.
From “The genus Conus (Mollusca: Neogastropoda) in the Plio-Pleistocene of the Southeastern United States” by Jonathan R. Hendricks (BAP no. 375).


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Year   Title Authors Pub No.
1969 The ammonite fauna of the Kialagvik Formation at Wide Bay, Alaska Penninsula. Part II. Sonninia sowerbi Zone (Bajocian). Westermann, G.E.G. BAP 255
1969 The Neosciadiocapsidae, a new family of Upper Cretaceous Radiolaria Pessagno, Jr., E.A. BAP 253
1969 Some Late Cenozoic Echinoidea from Cabo Blanco, Venezuela Weisbord, N.E. BAP 252
1969 Catalogue of type specimens of the Belanski collection Strimple, H.L.; C.O. Levorson BAP 251
1969 Revision of R.P. Whitfield's types of rugosan and tabulate corals in the Museum of Paleontology, University of California, and in the United States National Museum Stumm, E.C. BAP 250
1969 Report of the North Carolina Geological Survey. Reprint of pages pertaining to fossils, their illustrations and localities. Emmons, E. BAP 249
1969 Names of and variation in Central American larger Foraminifera, particularly the Eocene pseudophragminids- No. 4 Cole, W.S. BAP 248
1969 Miocene and Pliocene mollusks from Trinidad Jung, P. BAP 247
1968 A pelecypod fauna from the Gaptank Formation (Pennsylvanian), west Texas Bird, S.O. BAP 248
1968 Some Late Cenozoic stony corals from northern Venezuela Weisbord, N.E. BAP 246