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.
1938 Devonian Crinoids from the Mackenzie River Basin, N.W.T., Canada Goldring, Winifred BAP 81
1964 Devonian Foraminifera: Part 1, The Louisiana Limestone of Missouri and Illinois Conkin, J.E.; B.M. Conkin BAP 213
1981 Distibution of Ostracoda in the Neogene of central Haiti van den Bold, W.A. BAP 312
Publication image Distribution of mollusk shells in the sediments of Florida Bay Shaw, Alan B. BAP 370
1954 Early Ordovician cephalopod fauna from northwestern Australia Teichert, C.; B.F. Glenister BAP 150
2004 Early Paleocene mollusks of Antarctica: systematics, paleoecology, and paleobiogeographic significance Stilwell, J.D.; W.J. Zinsmeister, A.E. Elinik BAP 367
1985 Early Pliocene benthic foraminifers from the Salina Basin, southeastern Mexico Kohl, B. BAP 322
2001 Early Silurian (Llandovery) Crinoids from the Lower Clinton Group, Western New York State Eckert, J.D.; C. Brett BAP 360
Publication image Echinoderm faunas of the Decatur Limestone and Ross Formation (Upper Silurian to Lower Devonian) of west-central Tennessee Clement, Craig R.; Carlton E. Brett BAP 388
1984 Echinodermata of the Middle Ordovician Lebanon Limestone, central Tennessee Guensburg, T.E. BAP 319