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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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.
1896 The Midway Stage Harris, G.D. BAP 4
1922 The Miocene of Northern Coasta Rica, With Notes on its General Stratigraphic Relations Olsson, A.A. BAP 39
1946 The Mollusca of the Jackson Eocene of the Mississippi Embayment (Sabine River to Alabama River) Harris, G.D.; K.V.W. Palmer BAP 117
1996 The Molluscan Macrofauna of the Reklaw Formation, Marquez Member (Eocene) in Texas Garvie, C.L. BAP 352
1969 The Neosciadiocapsidae, a new family of Upper Cretaceous Radiolaria Pessagno, Jr., E.A. BAP 253
Publication image The North American Holocystites Fauna (Echinodermata: Blastozoa: Diploporita): Paleobiology and Systematics Frest, T.J.; H.L. Strimple; C.R.C. Paul BAP 380
2003 The oldest known crinoids (Early Ordovician, Utah) and a new crinoid plate homology system Guensburg, T.E.; J. Sprinkle BAP 364
1957 The Ostracoda of the Yorktown Formation in the York-James Peninsula of Virginia (with notes on the collections made by Denise Mongin from the area). McLean, Jr., J.D. BAP 167
Publication image The ostracode families Bythocytheridae, Healdiidae, and Bairdiocyprididae in the Pennsylvanian of the Appalachian Basin Hoare, Richard D. BAP 372
1924 The Paleontology of the Beekmantown Series Clark, Thomas H. BAP 41