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.
1941 Cretaceous and Eocene corals from northwestern Peru Wells, J.W. BAP 98
1980 Cretaceous and Tertiary Cidaroida (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) of the Caribbean Sea Cutress, B.M. BAP 309
1972 Cretaceous Radiolaria: part I, The Phaseliformidae, new family, and other Spongodiscacea from the Upper Cretaceous portion of the Great Valley Sequence; part II. Pseudoaulophicidae Riedel from the Pessagno, Jr., E.A. BAP 270
1949 Crinoid Studies, Parts III-VII. (III. Apographiocrinus arcuatus, new species from the Missouri Series of Oklahoma; IV. Exocrinus, new genus from the Pennsylvanian of Oklahoma Strimple, H.L. BAP 133
1974 Crinoid studies. part I. Some Pennsylvanian crinoids from Nebraska. part II. Some Permian crinoids from Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma Pabian, R.K.; H.L. Strimple BAP 281
1948 Crinoid Studies. Parts I-II. (I. Two new species of Allagecrinus from the Pennsylvanian of Kansas and Texas; II. Apographiocrinus from the Altamont Linestone of Oklahoma). Strimple, H.L. BAP 130
1953 Criteria for recognition of certain assumed camerinid genera Cole, W.S. BAP 147
1966 Descriptions, ecology, and geographic distribution of some Antarctic pelecypods Nicol, D BAP 231
1982 Devonian brachiopods of New Mexico Cooper, G.A.; J.T. Dutro, Jr. BAP 315
1940 Devonian Bryozoa from Colombia McNair, Andrew H. BAP 93