Ellis and Messina Catalogues

Complete type-descriptions for genus- and species-level taxa with the original text, illustrations and charts, exactly as given in the author's (western European) language or translated by professionals. The precise Type Level, Type Locality, and curatorial data are added for each taxon. Bibliographic and taxonomic references are expanded to full citations and scrupulously verified. 400 to 500 taxa are added yearly to each catalogue. The current edition has more than 44,000 Foraminifera, 25,000 Ostracoda, and 6,000 Diatom genera and species. Available printed, on CD-ROM, and on the internet.

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Foraminifera (ISBN 0-913424-34-X)
Annual fee - 2003 Supplement

$ 725



Init. fee - complete catalogue (*)




Ostracoda (ISBN 0-913424-35-8)
Annual fee - 2003 Supplement




Initial fee - complete catalogue




Diatom (ISBN 0-913424-36-6)
Annual fee - 2003 Supplement




Initial fee - complete catalogue




(*) New sets available only on CD. Printed sets are reconditioned from returned copies when available; new binders optional.

Internet service: Existing subscribers to the Catalogues should also register for access on the internet (no added cost).

Internet-only subscription: No initial fee; professional discount available. Annual subscriptions are available to the internet service, without the need for initial purchase of a printed or CD set. Discounted "professional memberships" are available to individuals who have no present institutional support (apply to the Editor) Lapsed members may also be reactivated as internet-only, with no arrears penalty.

CD-ROM Edition: Catalogues are complete to date on CD-ROM. Foram = 2.4 Gb, Ostracoda = 1.6 Gb, Diatom = 0.3 Gb. Comes with proprietary "Catbox" data manager for Windows and Mac. Images can be accessed either from CD disk or from designated hard drive. Subscribers to printed edition can convert their subscription to CD-ROM at no cost.

Printed back issues: Early volumes of the Foraminifera Catalogue (nos. 1-32) are out of print. A few returned sets are available from time to time. Limited numbers of later printed supplements, as well as all supplements of Ostracoda and Diatom, are in stock in original condition.

Reactivation: Lapsed catalogue memberships are reactivated, with delivery of all missed supplements, by payment of current membership fee, plus arrears (arrears more than 3 years old forgiven for printed, more than 2 years old forgiven for CD). No arrears are charged for reactivation and simultaneous conversion from printed to CD, or for reactivation as internet-only member.

Catalogue binders: 500-page capacity, swing-apart lever-action closure makes updating a "snap"; board covers, with gilt stamped spine: $25, plus shipping.

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Handbook of Cenozoic Calcareous Nannoplankton

(ISBN 0-91324-33-1)

Authored by M.-P. Aubry. Optical and SEM photographs, standardized diagnoses and age/locality information on all currently valid species that range within the Cenozoic. Related taxa are grouped in multi-column format for efficient comparison. Books 1-3: Ortholithae and primitive Heliolithae; 4-8: remaining Heliolithae; 9: Introduction and Range Charts. Looseleaf, in ring binders.

Full set, prepaid:

$ 900

Per volume, as published:


(Volumes 1 through 5 are now available; 6 is due by fall 2002.

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Catalogue of Planktonic Foraminifera

(ISBN 0-914324-06-4)

Approx. 2,500 genera and species, extracted from Ellis and Messina catalogues. Pages for Neogene, Paleogene, and Mesozoic taxa are from catalogues between 1942 and 1975 in 6 looseleaf volumes; additional pages from 1976 to 1999 in 2 supplements. Lever-ring binders included. Shipping extra.

Full set, 8 volumes

$ 900

Vol. 7 (supplement, 1976-1988)


Vol. 8 (supplement, 1989-1999)


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Catalogue of Index Larger Foraminifera

(ISBN 0-913424-07-2)

Type and subsequent descriptions and illustrations of more than 500 stratigraphically important large foraminifera, in 3 volumes. Vol. 1: Lepidocyclinids and Miogypsinids. Vol. 2: Nummulites, Assilines, Orbitolites and conoidal forms. Vol. 3: Discocyclinids, Orbitoids, Pseudorbitoids, and Spiroclypeus. Post binders included. Shipping extra.

Full set, 3 volumes



Catalogue of Index Smaller Foraminifera

(ISBN 0-913424-08-0)

Type and subsequent descriptions and illustrations of more than 450 stratigraphically important planktonic and benthic foraminifera, in 3 volumes. Vol. 1: Paleozoic benthic and Cretaceous planktonic species. Vol. 2: Tertiary planktonic species. Vol. 3: Mesozoic and Tertiary benthic species. Post binders included. Shipping extra.

Full set, 3 volumes:


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Bibliography and Index of Micropaleontology

(ISSN 0300-7227)

Online publication (as of 2003), featuring monthly additions and cumulative index of current publications in all fields of micropaleontology, in cooperation with GeoRef. Users search from Vol. 1 (1970) to present with a single query, including title searches via GeoRef keywords. Matched citations and groups of citations can be downloaded as plain text files. Subscribing institutions have unlimited access for all connections via registered IP address blocks; password accounts are available for individuals.

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Volume 32 (2003):

Non-profit, sm. business, individual




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(ISSN 0026-2803)

International peer-reviewed journal. Six issues per year, including two monographic special issues (also available separately; see below). Zoological, botanical and protist micropaleontology; systematics, biostratigraphy, paleo- and neo-microbiology of fossilizing forms; evolutionary studies. Professional notes, book reviews, biographies, and letters. Also available online through BioOne.

For submission of manuscripts, please refer to Instructions to authors

Institutions (v.49, 2003):


Individuals (v.49, 2003):*


*Individual subscriptions include membership in North American Micropaleontological Section of SEPM

Subscriptions and claims: contact Micropaleontology Subscriptions, 450 Fame Ave., Hanover, PA 17334, USA. You may fax to (01)717-633-8910; or email the business office directly., being sure to address the message to "Micropaleontology Subscriptions".

Back issues: Single volumes and regular issues may be ordered at current subscription prices directly from Micropaleontology Press. 50% reduction on orders of 5 or more complete back issue volumes. Full set (vols. 1 to 48): $5,500. Note: volumes 1 to 8 back issues are available only with purchase of full sets.

Micropaleontology special issues: included in subscription to indicated volumes. Purchased separately, $60 plus postage.

49/1 Paleocene-Eocene stratigraphy of the Upper Nile Basin, edited by Marie-Pierre Aubry and Khaled Ouda. Spring 2003. (ISBN 0-913424-55- )

48/2 Systematics and paleobiogeography of brachycytherine Ostracoda, by Terence Markham Puckett. Fall 2002 (ISBN 0-913424-54-)

48/1 Micropaleontology of radiolarians: Proceedings of Interrad IX, edited by Elizabeth Carter, Patricia Whalen, and Figen Mekik June 2002. (ISBN 0-913424-53- )

47/2 The bilamellar shell cavity systems in elphidiid and pellatispirine foraminifera, edited by Lukas Hottinger. November 2001. (ISBN 0-913424-52- )

47/1 The genus Loftusia (Foraminifera), by Engin Meric and Muhittim Gormus. May 2001. (ISBN 0-913424-51- )

46/2. The antennule in podocopid Ostracoda: chaetotaxy, ontogeny, and morphometrics, by Rosalie Maddocks. December 2000. (ISBN 0-913424-50- )

46/1. Advances in biology of Foraminifera, edited by John J. Lee and Pamela Hallock June 2000. (ISBN 0-913424-49-8)

45/2. Paleocene-Eocene micropaleontology and biostratigraphy of eastern Cuba, edited by Richard Fluegemann and Marie-Pierre Aubry. December 1999. (ISBN 0-913424-48-X)

45/1. Late Jurassic radiolarians from the Antarctic Peninsula, by Wolfgang Kiessling. April 1999. (ISBN 0-913424-47-1)

44/2. Systematics and paleoecology of the benthic foraminifera from the Buff Bay section, Miocene of Jamaica, by Bruce E. Robertson. December 1998. (ISBN 0-913424-46-3)

44/1. Freshwater algae from the Mattagami Formation (Albian), Ontario: paleoecology, botanical affinities, and systematic taxonomy, by Pierre Zippi. June 1998. (ISBN 0-913424-45-5)

43/2. Upper Jurassic Tethyan and southern Boreal radiolarians from western North America, by Donna Meyerhoff Hull. December 1997. (ISBN 0-913424-44-7)

43/1. Biostratigraphy, phylogeny and systematics of Paleocene trochospiral planktonic foraminifera, by William A. Berggren and Richard D. Norris. June 1997. (ISBN 0-913424-43-9)

42. Miocene dinoflagellate stratigraphy and systematics of Maryland and Virginia, by Laurent de Verteuil and Geoffrey Norris. June 1996. (ISBN 0-913424-42-0)

41. Lithostratigraphy and larger foraminiferal (Nummulitid) biostratigraphy of the Tertiary of northern Oman, by Andrew Racey. June 1995. (ISBN 0-913424-41-2)

40. Cenozoic biostratigraphy of the North Sea and Labrador Shelf, by F. M. Gradstein, M. A. Kaminski, W. A. Berggren, I. L. Kristiansen, and M. A. D'Orio. September 1994. (ISBN 0-913424-40-4)

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micropaleontology special papers

ISSN 0160-2071 - Issued irregularly

No. 7, 1993. A classification of living and fossil dinoflagellates, by R. A. Fensome, F. J. R. Taylor, G. Norris, W. A. S. Sarjeant, D. I. Wharton, and G. L. Williams. 350 pp. (ISBN 0-913424-39-0) $90.

No. 6, 1993. Radiolaria of giant and subgiant fields of Asia, ed. J. R. Blueford and B. Murchey. Nazarov Memorial Volume. 200 pp. (ISBN 0-913424-38-2) $60

No. 5, 1991. Stratigraphy and micropaleontology of the Campanian Shelf in northeast Texas, by L. B. Thompson, C. J. Heine, S. F. Percival Jr., and M. R. Selznick. 147 pp. (ISBN 0-913424-37-4) $45

No. 3, 1979. Marine plankton and sediments, ed. W. R. Riedel and T. Saito. Third Planktonic Conference and Third Symposium on Recent and Fossil Diatoms, Kiel, September 1974. (ISBN 0-913424-31-5) (Out of print).

No. 4, 1983. Paleocene-Eocene bathyal and abyssal benthic foraminifera from the Atlantic Ocean, by R. Tjalsma and P. Lohman (1983). 90 pp. (ISBN 0-913424-32-3) $45

No. 2, 1976. Radiolarian zonation and stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous portion of the Great Valley sequence, California Coast Ranges, by E. A. Pessagno. 95 pp. (ISBN 0-913424-30-7) $20

No. 1, 1974. Late Neogene epoch boundaries, ed. T. Saito and L. H. Burckle. 244 pp. (ISBN 0-913424-29-3) $20

Festschrift, 1976: Progress in micropaleontology: papers in honor of Prof. Kiyoshi Asano, ed. K. Takayanagi and T. Saito. 422 pp. (ISBN 0-913424-28-5) $35

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