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.
1911 New Eocene Fossils From the Southern Gulf States Aldrich, T.H. BAP 22
1910 New Oligocene Shells From Florida Maury, Carlotta Joaquina BAP 21
1908 The Fauna and Stratigraphy of the Jefferson Limestone in the Northern Rocky Mountain Region Kindle, E.M. BAP 20
1904 The Helderberg Invasion of the Manlius Harris, G.D. BAP 19
1903 Further Notes on the Calciferous (Beekman-Mantown) Formation of the Mohawk Valley, With Descriptions of New Species Cleland, H.F. BAP 18
1903 The faunas of the Trenton at the Type Section and at Newport, N.Y. Raymond, Percy E. BAP 17
1902 Eocene Outcrops in Central Georgia Harris, G.D. BAP 16
1902 A Comparison of the Oligocene of Western Europe and the Southern United States Maury, Carlotta Joaquina BAP 15
1902 The Crown Point Section Raymond, Percy E. BAP 14
1900 The Calciferous of the Mohawk Valley Cleland, H.F. BAP 13