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.
1975 Biology and paleobiology of Ostracoda, a symposium held at the University of Delaware, August 14-17, 1972 Swain, F.M.; L.S. Kornicker, R.F. Lundin BAP 282
1978 Brachiopods and molluscs from the Permian Arcturus Formation, Nevada and Utah Yancy, T.E. BAP 303
1994 Brachiopods of the Onondaga Formation, Moorehouse Member (Devonian, Eifelian), in the Genesee Valley, Western New York Feldman, H.R. BAP 346
1948 Brevicones from the New York Silurian Flower, R.H. BAP 129
2004 Carboniferous (Visean-Moscovian) echinoderms from the Bechar Basin area of western Algeria. Webster, G. D.; C. G. Maples, G. D. Sevastopulo, T. Frest, and J. A. Waters BAP 368
1960 Carpoid echinoderms from the Silurian and Devonian of Australia Gill, E.G.; K.E. Caster BAP 185
1960 Catalogue and illustrations of mollusks described by Wesley Newcomb, with a biographical resume Clarke, Jr., A.H. BAP 188
1971 Catalogue of Murex (Muricinae and Ocenebrinae) Vokes, H.E. BAP 268
1965 Catalogue of the Paleocene and Eocene Mollusca of the southern and eastern United States Palmer, K.V.W.; D.C. Brann BAP 218
1960 Publication image Catalogue of the type and figured specimens in the Paleontological Research Institution Brann, D.C.; L.S. Kent BAP 184