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).

BAP is available by single-issue purchase or subscription to institutions or individuals. Forthcoming titles are posted on this website, in the “back issues” list. Most issues published between 1940 and 2002 (nos. 96-371) are now also available as open access documents in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. BAP nos. 1-95 are available from Periodicals Service Company.

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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.
1943 The Rio Cachiri section in the Sierra de Perija Liddle, R.A.; G.D. Harris, J.W. Wells BAP 108
1943 A median dorsal plate of Holonema from the Upper Devonian of New York Wells, J.W. BAP 107
1942 Tertiary and Quaternary fossils from the Burica Peninsula of Panama and Costa Rica Olsson, A.A. BAP 106
1942 Cephalopods from the Clinton Group of New York Flower, R.H. BAP 105
1942 Type fossil Cypraeidae of North America Ingram, W.M. BAP 104
1942 An arctic cephalopod faunule from the Cynthiana of Kentucky Flower, R.H. BAP 103
1941 Cephalopods from the Seward Peninsula of Alaska Flower, R.H. BAP 102
1941 New Mollusca from the Pleistocene of San Pedro, California-II. Berry, S.S. BAP 101
1941 The geology and paleontology of the Cuenca-Azogues-Biblian region, provinces of Canar and Azuay, Ecuador Liddle, R.A.; K.V.W. Palmer BAP 100
1941 Some palmate Lagenidae from the Lower Cretaceous Washita Group Loeblich Jr., A.R.; H. Tappan BAP 99