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.
1939 A Group of Pennsylvanian Crinoids from the Vicinity of Bartlesville, Oklahoma Strimple, Harrell L. BAP 87
1939 Reprint of Conrad's Jackson Eocene Fossils as Described and Illustrated in the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, Proceedings for 1855, pp/ 257-63 and Wailes' Report on the (cont. in Notes)   BAP 86
1939 New Fossil Cypraeidae from the Miocene of the Dominican Republic and Panama, with a Survey of the Miocene Species of the Dominican Republic Ingram, William Marcus BAP 85
1939 Notes on Cypraea Heilprini Dall and Cypraea Chilona Dall with New Species from the Pliocene of Costa Rica Ingram, William Marcus BAP 84
1939 A Devonian Fauna from Colombia Caster, Kenneth E.; Axel A. Olsson BAP 83
1938 The Correlation of Certain Devonian Faunas of Eastern and Western Gaspe Kindle, E.M. BAP 82
1938 Devonian Crinoids from the Mackenzie River Basin, N.W.T., Canada Goldring, Winifred BAP 81
1938 Nomenclatorial Notes On Eocene Mollusca Palmer, Katherine Van W. BAP 24
1937 The Claibornian Scaphopoda, Gastropoda, and Dibranchiate Cephalopoda of the Southern United States Van Winkle Palmer, Katherine BAP 32
1937 Coral Studies: Part I, Two New Species of Fossil Corals; Part II, Five New Genera of the Madreporaria Wells, John W. BAP 23