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).

BAP is available by single-issue purchase or subscription to institutions or individuals. Forthcoming titles are posted on this website, in the “back issues” list. Most issues published between 1940 and 2002 (nos. 96-371) are now also available as open access documents in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. BAP nos. 1-95 are available from Periodicals Service Company.

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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.
1991 Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic: 11. The family Faviidae (Anthozoa: Schleractinia), part 1. The genera Montastraea and Solemastrea Budd, A.F. BAP 338
1991 Late Triassic cyrtinoid spiriferinacean brachiopods from western North America and their biostratigraphic and biogeographic implications Hoover, P.R. BAP 337
1991 Review of selected North American mitrate stylophorans (Homalozoa: Echinodermata) Parsley, R.L. BAP 336
1990 Review of the Bullia group (Gastropoda: Nassariidae), with comments on its evolution, biogeography, and phylogeny Allmon, W.D. BAP 335
1990 Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic: 10. The Family Cancellariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) Jung, P.; R.E. Petit BAP 334
1990 Latest Ordovician to earliest Silurian solitary rugose corals of the east-central United States McAuley, R.J.; R.J. Elias BAP 333
1989 Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic: 8. The Family Muricidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda); 9. The Family Cardiidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) Vokes, E.H.; H.E. Vokes BAP 332
1989 Cenozoic fossil Naticidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Japan Majima, R. BAP 331
1988 Hombergian (Chesterian) echinoderm paleontology and paleoecology, south-central Kentucky Chesnut, D.R.; F.R. Ettensohn BAP 330
1988 Neogene paleontolgy in the northern Dominican Republic: 7. The subclass Ostracoda van den Bold, W.A. BAP 329