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.
1979 The corals of the Brassfield Formation (mid-Llandovery: Late Silurian) in the Cincinnati Arch region Laub, R.S. BAP 305
1978 Middle Ordovician crinoids from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota Brower, J.; J. Veinus BAP 304
1978 Brachiopods and molluscs from the Permian Arcturus Formation, Nevada and Utah Yancy, T.E. BAP 303
1978 First supplement to the catalogue of the type and figured specimens in the Paleontological Research Institution Fast, S.J. BAP 302
1978 The boring ctenostomate Bryozoa: taxonomy and paleobiology based on cavities in calcareous substrata Pohowsky, R.A. BAP 301
1978 Primary types in the Stanford paleontological type collection Smith, J.T. BAP 300
1977 Scalpellid barnacles (Cirripedia) of Florida and of surrounding waters Weisbord, N.E. BAP 299
1977 The Archaediscidae of the Fraileys Facies (Mississippian) of central Kentucky Browne, R.G.; J.W. Baxter, T.G. Roberts BAP 298
1977 Some Paleocene and Eocene Barnacles (Cirripedia) of Alabama Weisbord, N.E. BAP 297
1977 The disparid inadunate superfamilies Homocrinacea and Cincinnaticrinacea (Echinodermata: Crinoidea), Ordovician-Silurian, North America Warn, J.; H.L. Strimple BAP 296