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.
1956 The Eocene fishes of Alabama White, E.I. BAP 156
1955 The genus Globotruncana in northeastern Columbia Gandolfi, R. BAP 155
1955 Upper Devonian Ostracoda from the Cerro Gordo Formation of Iowa Gibson, L.B. BAP 154
1954 Five new species and a new subgenus in the pelecypod family Cardiidae Keen, A.M. BAP 153
1954 Systems of the Volutidae Pilsbry, H.A.; A.A. Olson BAP 152
1954 New Californian Pleistocene Eulimidae Berry, S.S. BAP 151
1954 Early Ordovician cephalopod fauna from northwestern Australia Teichert, C.; B.F. Glenister BAP 150
1954 Contributions to knowledge of the Brazilian Paleozoic No. 1 (A. Introductory survey of the Brazilian Carboniferous. B. Notes on some brachiopods from the Itaituba Formation (Pennsylvanian) ... Caster, K.E. BAP 149
1954 A bibliography of the Conularida Sinclair, G.W.; E.S. Richardson Jr. BAP 145
1953 Two species of Larger Foraminifera from Paleocene beds in Georgia Cole, W.S.; S.M. Herrick BAP 148