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Ellis & Messina Catalogues

The E+M Catalogues provide the complete type descriptions for genus- and species-level taxa, including full-size reproduction of original figures. The type reference, stratigraphic level, type locality, and depository of type specimens are given for each species. Over 300 new type descriptions are added to each catalogue yearly. To date, the catalogues list over 50,000 species of Foraminifera, 27,000 ostracods, and 7,500 diatoms.

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Bibliography and Index of Micropaleontology
(ISSN 0300-7227)
Online only. Single-query search of all literature from 1930 to present, plus title searches with GeoRef keywords. Searches can be focused by fossil group, date, or other criteria; wildcards OK. References downloadable in plain text.

  • Institutions and individuals $150
  • Corporate sponsor $600

Catalogue of Index Foraminifera
(ISBN 978-0-914324-07-2)
Digital only. More than 500 stratigraphically important large foraminifera. Vol.1, Lepidocyclinids and Miogypsinids; 2, Nummulites, Assilina, Orbitolites, conoidal forms; 3, Discocyclinids, Orbitoids, Pseudorbitoids, and Spiroclypeus.

  • Full set, 3 volumes (on self-installing portable media) $250

Catalogue of Smaller Index Foraminifera
(ISBN 978-0-914324-08-0)
Digital only. More than 450 stratigraphically important planktonic and benthic foraminifera. Vol. 1, Paleozoic benthics and Cretaceous planktonics; 2., Tertiary planktonics;. 3, Mesozoic -Tertiary benthics.

  • Full set, 3 volumes (on self-installing portable media) $250
Special Publications
  • Special Papers (print and PDF; postage extra)
    • A classification of living and fossil dinoflagellates. R. A. Fensome, F. J. R. Taylor, G. Norris, W. A. S. Sarjeant, D. I. Wharton, and G. L. Williams, 1993. $90
    • Radiolaria of giant and subgiant fields of Asia. Joyce R. Blueford and Benita Murchey, eds. Nazarov Memorial Volume, 1993. $60
    • Stratigraphy and micropaleontology of the Campanian Shelf in northeast Texas. L. B. Thompson, C. J. Heine, S. F. Percival, and M. R. Selznick, 1991. $60
    • Paleocene-Eocene bathyal and abyssal benthic foraminifera from the Atlantic Ocean. R. C. Tjalsma and P. Lohman, 1983. (PDF only) $60
    • Marine plankton and sediments. W. R. Riedel and T. Saito, eds., 1979. (PDF only) $60.
    • Radiolarian zonation and stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous portion of the Great Valley sequence, California Coast Ranges. Emile A. Pessagno, 1976. $60
    • Late Neogene epoch boundaries. Tsunemasa Saito and Lloyd H. Burckle, eds.,1974. $60
    • Progress in micropaleontology: papers in honor of Prof. Kiyoshi Asano. K. Takayanagi and T. Saito (eds.), 1976. 422 pp. $65
  • Micropaleontology supplement issues ($50 ea. plus postage)
    • Paleogene dinoflagellate cyst biostratigraphy of northern Japan. Hiroshi Kurita, 2004 (v. 50, suppl.2)
    • Advances in the biology, ecology and taphonomy of extant calcareous nannoplankton. Maria Triantaphyllou (ed.), 2004 (v. 50, suppl. 1,)
    • Oliogocene bathyal to abyssal benthic foraminifera of the Atlantic Ocean. Miriam E. Katz, R. C. Tjalsma & Kenneth G. Miller, 2003 (v. 49, suppl. 2)
    • o The Upper Paleocene-Lower Eocene of the Upper Nile Valley: Part 1, Stratigraphy. Khaled Ouda and Marie-Pierre Aubry, Editors, 2003 (v. 49, suppl. 1)
    • Systematics and paleobiogeography of brachycytherine Ostracoda. Mark Puckett, 2002 (v. 48, suppl. 2)
    • Micropaleontology of radiolarians: Proceedings of InterRad IX. Elizabeth Carter, Patricia Whalen and Figen Mekik (eds.), 2002 (v. 48, suppl. 1)
    • The shell cavity systems in Elphidiid and Pellatispirine bilamellar foraminifera. Lukas Hottinger (ed.), 2001 (v. 47, suppl. 2).
    • The genus Loftusia. Engin Meriç and Muhittin Görmüz, 2001 (v. 47, suppl. 1)
    • The antennule in podocopid Ostracoda: chaetotaxy, ontogeny and morphometrics. Rosalie Maddocks, 2000 (v. 46, suppl. 2)
    • Advances in the biology of Foraminifera. John J. Lee and Pamela Hallock (eds.), 2000 (v. 46, suppl. 1)
    • Lower Paleogene biostratigraphy of Cuba. Richard Fluegeman and Marie-Pierre Aubry (eds.), 1999 (v. 45, suppl. 2)
    • Late Jurassic radiolarians from the Antarctic Peninsula. Wolfgang Kiessling, 1999 (v. 45, suppl. 1)
    • Systematics and paleoecology of the benthic foraminifera from the Buff Bay section, Miocene of Jamaica. Bruce E. Robertson, 1998 (v. 44, suppl. 2)
    • Freshwater algae from the Mattagami Formation (Albian), Ontario: Paleoecology, botanical affinities, and systematic taxonomy. Pierre A. Zippi, 1998 (v. 44, suppl. 1)
    • Upper Jurassic Tethyan and southern Boreal radiolarians from western North America. Donna Meyerhoff Hull, 1997 (v. 43, suppl. 2).
    • Biostratigraphy, phylogeny and systematics of Paleocene trochospiral planktic foraminifera. William A. Berggren and Richard D. Norris, 1997 (v. 43, suppl. 1)
    • Miocene dinoflagellate stratigraphy and systematics of Maryland and Virginia. Laurent de Verteuil and Geoffrey Norris, 1996 (v. 42, suppl.)
    • Lithostratigraphy and larger foraminiferal (nummulitid) biostratigraphy of the Tertiary of northern Oman. Andrew Racey, 1995 (v. 41, suppl.)
    • Cenozoic biostratigraphy of the North Sea and Labrador Shelf. F. M. Gradstein, M. A. Kaminski, W. A. Berggren, I. L. Kristiansen, and M. A. D’Iorio, 1994 (v. 40, suppl.)
  • Theme issues: micropaleontology and Stratigraphy

    Monographs and edited collections from 2005 to the present, available separately in print or PDF at $50 (plus print postage).

    • (2018) The Tenth International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera, Smolenice Castle, Slovakia, April 19-23, 2017, edited by Michael A. Kaminski and Kamil Fekete (ISBN 978-1-950250-26-4).
    • (2018) Berriasian to lower Hauterivian palynostratigraphy, U.K. onshore and Outer Moray Firth, by Stan Duxbury (ISBN 978-1-950250-25-7).
    • (2018) Atlas of benthic foraminifera from coral reefs of the Raja Ampat Archipelago (Irian Jaya, Indonesia), by Meena Forderer and Martin R. Langer (ISBN 978-1-950250-24-0).
    • (2017) Larger Foraminifera from the Philippine Archipelago, by Kuiniteru Matsumaru (ISBN 978-1-950250-23-3).
    • (2015) Extant coccolithophores: phylogeny, life-cycles and biogeography, edited by Maria Triantaphyllou (ISBN 978-1-950250-22-6).
    • (2015) Studies in Permo-Triassic microremains, edited by Merlynd K. Nestell and Bruce R. Wardlaw (ISBN 978-1-950250-21-9).
    • (2015) Advances in ostracodological research - Selected papers from the 17th International Symposium on Ostracoda, edited by Elsa Gliozzi, Nevio Pugliese, and Radiovan Pipik (ISBN 978-1-950250-20-2).
    • (2014) Atlas of Recent benthic foraminifera from Turkey, edited by Feyza Dincer, Engin Meric, Niyazi Avsar, and Mehmet Baki Yokes (ISBN 978-1-950250-19-6).
    • (2014) Advances in agglutinated foraminiferal research: The Ninth International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera, IWAF-9,edited by Laia Alegret and Michael A. Kaminski (ISBN 978-1-950250-18-9).
    • (2013) Pennsylvanian genetic stratigraphy and biostratigraphy of midcontinent North America, edited by Philip H. Heckel (ISBN 978-1-950250-17-2).
    • (2013) IGCP 591: The early to middle Paleozoic revolution: Special volume in honor of August F. Foerste, edited by Bradley D. Cramer and Michael J. Melchin (ISBN 978-1-950250-16-5).
    • (2013) Miocene foraminifera from the south-central coast of Chile, by Kennneth L. Finger (ISBN 978-1-950250-15-8)
    • (2012) New species and genera of Ostracoda from the Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) of Jamaica, by T. Markham Puckett, Jean-Paul Colin, and Simon Mitchell (ISBN 978-1-950250-14-1).
    • (2012) Foraminiferal repopulation of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater, by C. Wylie Poag (ISBN 978-1-950250-13-4)_.
    • (2011) Taxonomic studies in early Cretaceous nonmarine Ostracoda of North America, by Benjamin Sames (ISBN 978-1-950250-12-7).
    • (2011) Progress towards the definition of the Global Stratotype Section and Point of the Langhian Stage, edited by Slvia Iaccarino, Agata di Stefano and Elena Turco (ISBN 978-1-950250-11-0).
    • (2010) Pliocene climate, edited by Harry J. Dowsett and Rocio P. Caballero Gill (ISBN 978-1-950250-10-3)
    • (2010) Guadalupian (Middle Permian) microfauna of West Texas, edited by Merlynd K. Nestell and Bruce R. Wardlaw (ISBN 978-1-950250-09-7).
    • (2010) Foraminifera of European hotspots: the HERMES propject, edited by Andrew Gooday and Catarina Morigi (ISBN 978-1-950250-08-0).
    • (2009) Set in stone: The work of the North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature, edited by Randall C. Orndorff (ISBN 978-1-950250-07-3).
    • (2009) The Arctic Coring Expedition: micropaleontology at the North Pole, edited by Michael A. Kaminski and Kozo Takahashi (ISBN 978-1-950250-06-6).
    • (2008) The Messinian crisis today: a new look at a vanished ocean, edited by Vinicio Manzi, Sylvia Iaccarino, and Stefano Lugli (ISBN 978-1-950250-05-9).
    • (2008) Environmental impact of invasive benthic foraminifera along the Antalya Coast of Turkey, edited by Engin Meric and Baki Yokes (ISBN 978-1-950250-04-2).
    • (2008) Radiolarians in paleoceanography: selected papers from Interrad XI, edited by Christopher Hollis and David Lazarus (ISBN 978-1-950250-03-5).
    • (2006) Beyond the GSSP: New developments in chronostratigraphy, edited by Brian McGowran(ISBN 978-1-950250-02-8).
    • (2005) Approaches to paleobiodiversity: Mesozoic calcareous nannoplankton, edited by Marie-Pierre Aubry (ISBN 978-1-950250-01-1).
    • (2005) Taxonomy and biostratigraphy of Cenozoic foraminifers from Tofino Basin, offshore Vancouver/ Island, British Columbia, by Y. Roshni Narayan, Christopher H. Barnes, and Marjorie J. Johns (ISBN 978-1-950250-00-4).


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