Bulletin of the Alabama Museum of Natural History

front cover of a back issue of the Bulletin, depicting a variety of dinosaurs

The scientific publication of the Alabama Museum of Natural History, the Bulletin is devoted primarily to scholarship and research concerning the natural history of Alabama and the Southeast.

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Issues of the Bulletin may be purchased individually; recent issues are $20 each. Payment should accompany orders and subscriptions and checks should be made out to “The University of Alabama.” Library exchanges should be handled through: Exchange Librarian, The University of Alabama, Box 870266, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0266.

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Museum Bulletin
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1. Systematics of the Percid Fishes of the Subgenus Ammocrypta, Genus Ammocrypta, with Descriptions of Two New Species. James D. Williams. 56 pp., illus., June, 1975. Out of print. | Download BALMNH_No_01_1975.

2. Endangered and Threatened Plants and Animals of Alabama. Herbert Boschung, Editor. 93 pp., illus., October, 1976. Printed issue $7.50 | Download BALMNH_No_02_1976

3. Containing: A New Species of Semotilus (Pisces: Cyprinidae) from the Carolinas. Franklin F. Snelson, Jr. and Royal D. Suttkus. Etheostoma neopterum, a New Percid Fish from the Tennessee River System in Alabama and Tennessee. W. Mike Howell and Guido Dingerkus. Taxonomy, Ecology and Phylogeny of the Subgenus Depressicambarus, with the Description of a New Species from Florida and Redescriptions of Cambarus graysoniCambarus latimanus, and
Cambarus striatus (Decapoda: Cambaridae). Raymond William Bouchard. 60 pp., illus., February, 1978. Printed issue $5.00 | Download BALMNH_No_03_1978

4. Systematics of the Percid Fishes of the Subgenus Microperca, Genus Etheostoma. Brooks M. Burr. 53 pp., illus., July 1978. Printed issue $5.00 | Download BALMNH_No_04_1978

5. Containing: Notropis candidus, a New Cyprinid Fish from the Mobile Bay Basin, and a Review of the Nomenclatural History of Notropis shumardi (Girard). Royal D. Suttkus. Notropis stanauli, a New Madtom Catfish (Ictaluridae) from the Clinch and Duck Rivers, Tenessee. David A. Etnier and Robert E. Jenkins. 23 pp., illus., May, 1980. Printed issue $5.00 | Download BALMNH_No_05_1980

6. Containing: A New Species of Cyprinodontid Fish, Genus Fundulus (Zygonectes), from Lake Pontchartrain Tributaries in Louisiana and Mississippi. Royal D. Suttkus and Robert C. Cashner. Karyotypes in Populations of the Cyprinodontid Fishes of the Fundulus notatus species-complex: A Geographic Analysis. W. Mike Howell and Ann Black. An Isozymic Analysis of Several Southeastern Populations of the Cyprinodontid Fishes of the Fundulus notatus Species-Complex. Fred Tatum, Ronald Lindahl and Herbert Boschung. 35 pp., illus., April, 1981. Printed issue $5.00 | Download BALMNH_No_06_1981

7. Plant Resources, Archaeological Plant Remains, and Prehistoric Plant-Use Patterns in the Central Tombigbee River Valley. Gloria May Caddell. 39 pp., February, 1982. Printed issue $5.00 | Download BALMNH_No_07_1982

​8. Containing: Description, Biology and Distribution of the Spotfin Chub, Hybopsis monacha, a Threatened Cyprinid Fish of the Tennessee River Drainage. Robert E. Jenkins and Noel M. Burkhead. Life History of the Banded Pygmy Sunfish, Elassoma zonatum Jordan (Pisces: Centrarchidae) in Western Kentucky. Stephen J. Walsh and Brooks M. Burr. 52 pp., illus., August, 1984. Printed issue $6.00 | Download BALMNH_No_08_1984

9. Systematics of Notropis cahabae, a New Cyprinid Fish Endemic to the Cahaba River of the Mobile Basin. Richard L. Mayden and Bernard R. Kuhajda. 16 pp., illus., November, 1989. Printed issue $3.50 | Download BALMNH_No_09_1989

10. Containing: Notropis rafinesquei, a New Cyprinid Fish from the Yazoo River System in Mississippi. Royal D. Suttkus. Reproductive Behavior of Exoglossum species. Eugene G. Maurakis, William S. Woolcot, and Mark H. Sabaj. Scaphirhynchus suttkusi, a New Sturgeon from the Mobile Basin of Alabama and Mississippi. James D. Williams and Glenn H. Clemmer. 31 pp., illus., June 1991. Printed issue $5.00 | Download BALMNH_No_10_1991

11. Containing: A New Species of Hydropsyche (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) from Alabama, with Additional State Records for the Curvipalpia. Paul K. Lago and Steven C. Harris. New Caddisflies (Trichoptera) from the Little River Drainage in Northeastern Alabama. Kenneth Frazer and Steven C. Harris. New Caddisflies, (Trichoptera) from Alabama and Florida. Steven C. Harris. Survey of the Trichoptera in the Little River Drainage of Northeastern Alabama. Kenneth S. Frazer, Steven C. Harris and G. Milton Ward. 22 pp., illus., September, 1991. Printed issue $4.00 | Download BALMNH_No_11_1991

12. Variation of the Spotted Sunfish, Lepomis punctatus Complex (Centrarchidae): Meristics, Morphometrics, Pigmentation and Species Limits. Melvin T. Warren Jr. 47 pp., illus. May 1992. Printed issue $6.00 | Download BALMNH_No_12_1992

13. Containing: Effects of Impoundments on Freshwater Mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionidae) in the Main Channel of the Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers in Western Alabama. James D. Williams, Samuel L. H. Fuller and Randall Grace. Etheostoma chermocki, a New Species of Darter (Teleostei: Percidae) from the Black Warrior River Drainage of Alabama. Herbert T. Boschung, Richard L. Mayden, and Joseph R. Tomelleri. 21pp., illus. September 1992. $5.00 | Download BALMNH_No_13_1992

14. Catalog of Freshwater and Marine Fishes of Alabama. Herbert T. Boschung. 268 pp., December, 1992. Printed issue $12.00 |

15. Containing: Archaeological Survey and Excavations in the Coosa River Valley, Alabama. Vernon James Knight, Editor. Including: Archaeological Research in the Middle Coosa Valley. Vernon James Knight. Archaeological Research in the Logan Martin Basin. L. Ross Morrell. Lamar in the Middle Coosa River Drainage: The Ogletree Island Site. Richard Walling. The Milner Site: A Mid-Seventeenth Century Site Near Gadsden, Alabama. Marvin T. Smith, Vernon J. Knight, Julie B. Smith, and Kenneth R. Turner. Seventeenth Century Aboriginal Settlement on the Coosa River. Marvin T. Smith. 87 pp., illus., January, 1993. Printed issue $10.00 | Download BALMNH_No_15_1993

16. Containing: Elassoma alabamae, a New Species of Pygmy Sunfish Endemic to the Tennessee River Drainage of Alabama (Teleostei: Elassomatidae). Richard L. Mayden. A New Species of Percina (Odontopholis) from Kentucky and Tennessee with Comparisons to Percina cymatotaenia (Teleostei: Percidae). Brooks M. Burr and Lawrence M. Page. Systematics of the Etheostoma jordani Species Group (Teleostei: Percidae), with Descriptions of Three New Species. Robert M. Wood and Richard L. Mayden. 44 pp., illus., June, 1993. Printed issue $10.00 | Download BALMNH_No_16_1993

17. Containing: Etheostoma (Ulocentra) scottie (Osteichtheyes: Percidae), a New Darter from the Etowah River System in Georgia. Bruce H. Bauer, David A. Etnier and Noel M. Burkhead. Present and Recent Historic Habitat of the Alabama Sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus suttkusi Williams and Clemmer, in the Mobile Basin. John Selden Burke and John S. Ramsey. Roland Harper, Alabama Botanist and Social Critic: A Biographical Sketch and Bibliography.L. J. Davenport and G. Ward Hubbs. 45 pp., illus., May, 1995. Printed issue $10.00 | Download BALMNH_No_17_1995

18. pH and Temperature in Ectothermic Vertebrates. Gordon R. Ultsch and Donald C. Jackson. Life Histories of Notuus baileyi and Nflavipinnis (Pisces: Ictaluridae), Two Rare Madtom Catfishes in Citico Creek, Monroe County, Tennessee. Gerald R. Dunkins and Peggy W. Shute. 69 pp., illus., December, 1996. $10.00 | Download BALMNH_No_18_1996

19. The Mound Island Project: An Archaeological Survey in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Richard S. Fuller and Ian W. Brown. 151 pp., illus., June, 1998. Printed issue $10.00 | Download BALMNH_No_19_1998

20. Containing: The Loss of Free-flowing Streams in the Gulf Coastal Plain. David Shankman. Allozyme Variation in the Longnose Shiner, Hybopsis logirostris (Teleostei, Cyprinidae). Tom Titus, E. O. Wiley, and Mitchell Allen. A New Species of Cycleptus (Cypriniformes, Catostomidae) from the Gulf Slope Drainages of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, with a Review of the Distribution, Biology, and Conservation Status of the Genus. Brooks M. Burr and Richard L. Mayden. 57 pp., illus., August, 1999. Printed issue $10.00 | Download BALMNH_No_20_1999

21. Unionid Mollusks of the Apalachicola Basin in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Jayne Brim Box and James D. Williams. 143 pp., illus., April, 2000. Printed issue $20.00 | Download BALMNH_No_21_2000

22. Containing: Andrew C. Moore’s “Evolution Once More”: The Evolution-Creationism Controversy from an Early 1920s Perspective. William D. Anderson, Jr. Systematics and Biogeography of the Notropis rubellus Species Group (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Robert M. Wood, Richard L. Mayden, Ronald H. Matson, Bernard R. Kuhajda, and Steven R. Layman. 80 pp., illus., November, 2002. Printed issue $20.00 | Download BALMNH_No_22_2002

23. Containing: Description of Larval and Juvenile Robust Redhorse, Moxostoma robustum. Gregory L. Looney, Cecil A. Jennings. Systematics, Variation, and Speciation of the Macrhybopsis aestivalis Complex West of the Mississippi River. David J. Eisenhour. 48 pp., illus., December 2004. Printed issue $10.00 | Download BALMNH_No_23_2004

24. A Historical and Current Perspective of the Freshwater Mussel Fauna (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from the Choctawhatchee River Drainage in Alabama and Florida. Holly N. Blaylock-Herod, Jeffrey J. Herod, James D. Williams, Briton N Wilson, and Stuart W. McGregor. 26pp., illus., July 2005. Printed issue $10.00 | Download BALMNH_No_24_2005

25. Containing: Systematics, Evolution and Biogeography of the Etheostoma simoterum Species Complex (Perdidae: Subgenus Ulocentra). Steven L. Powers and Richard L. Mayden. Distribution and Status of Freshwater Mussels (Bivalia: Unionidae) of the Lower Coosa and Tallapossa River Drainages in Alabama. Michael M. Gangloff and Jack W. Feminella. The Osteology of the Stone Cat, Noturus flavus (Siluriformes: Ictaluridae), with Comparisons to other Siluriforms. Jacob J. Egge. 89 pp., illus., August, 2007. Printed issue $20.00 | Download BALMNH_No_25_2007

26. An Archaeological Survey in Clarke County, Alabama. Ian. W. Brown. 129 pp., illus., January, 2009. Printed issue $20.00 | Download BALMNH_No_26_2009

27. Containing: Plain Post: A study of Late Woodland Pottery in Central Alabama. Jason Mann and Richard Krause. Discovery and Escavation of the Moundville Earth Lodge. Vernon James Knight. Analysis of Daub from Mound, Moundville: It Role as an Architectural Indicator. Jeffery Sherard. Analysis of Wood Charcoal from an Earth Lodge on Mound V at Moundville. Amanda Ticker. 49 pp., illus., November, 2009. Printed issue $12.00 | Download BALMNH_No_27_2009

28. Paleontology Papers in Honor of Douglas E. Jones. Containing: Late Pleistocene Mammals of Alabama: A Comprehensive Faunal Review with 21 Previously Unreported Taxa. Jun A. Ebersole and Sandy M. Ebersole. A Review of the Chondrichthyans from the Mississippi System of Northern Alabama, USA. Chuck Ciampaglio, Leigh H . Deuter, Michael A. Taylor and David J. Cicimurri. A Review of the Non-Avian Dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. Sandy M. Ebersole and James L. King. 93 pp., illus., December, 2011. Printed issue $18.00 | Download BALMNH_No_28_2011

29. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Tuskegee National Forest, Macon County, Alabama. Sean P. Graham, David A. Steen, Roger D. Birkhead, and Craig Guyer. 59 pp., 4 tables, 108 illus. August 1, 2012. Printed issue $14.00 | Download BALMNH_No_29_2012

30. Morphological Diversity and Phylogenetics of the Darter Subgenus Doration (Percidae: Etheostoma), with Descriptions of Five New Species. Steven R. Layman and Richard L. Mayden. 83 pp., 16 tables, 27 illus. November 1, 2012. Printed issue $16.00 | Download BALMNH_No_30_2012

31. Volume 1 Contributions to Alabama Cretaceous Paleontology: Containing: In Memory of F. David Lueth (1940–2007). Harry Lyon Blewitt and Sandy M. Ebersole; The History of Late Cretaceous Vertebrate Research in Alabama. Jun A. Ebersole and Lewis S. Dean; An Overview of Late Cretaceous Vertebrates from Alabama. Takehito Ikejiri, Jun A. Ebersole, Harry Lyon Blewitt and Sandy M. Ebersole; Chondrichthyan Origin for the Fossil Record of the Tselfatiiform Osteichthyan Fish, Thryptodus zitteliLoomis, from the Upper Cretaceous Mooreville Chalk of Alabama. Kenshu Shimada; A Nearly Complete Skull of Enchodus ferox (Actinopterygii, Aulopiformes) from the Upper Cretaceous Ripley Formation of Lowndes County, Alabama. Jason P. Schein, David C. Parris, Jason C. Poole, and Kenneth J. Lacovara; “The Palate Bones of a Fish?” — The First Specimen of Ptychodus mortoni (Chondrichthyes; Elasmobranchii) from Alabama. Michael J. Everhart; A Note on the Occurence of Ptychodus polygyrus(Ptychodontidae) from the Late Cretaceous of Alabama, with Comments on the Stratigraphicand Geographic Distribution of the Species. Shawn A. Hamm and T. Lynn Harrell, Jr. 113 pp., 11 tables, 58 illus., 2 Appendices, April 1, 2013. Printed issue $18.00

31. Volume 2 Contributions to Alabama Paleontology: Containing: A Review of North American Basilosauridae. Mark D. Uhen; Review of the Fossil Trionychidae (Testudines) from Alabama, Including the Oldest Record of Trionychid Turtles from Eastern North America. Steven E. Jasinski; An Inquiry into the Stratigraphic Occurrence of a Claibornian (Eocene) Vertebrate Fauna from Covington County, Alabama. Angela A. Clayton, Chuck N. Ciampaglio, and David J. Cicimurri; Paleoecology and Diagenesis of Parafavreina ziczac Isp. Nov., A Crustacean Microcoprolite from the Upper Jurassic (Oxfordian) Smackover Formation of Alabama. Andrew K. Rindsberg and David C. Kopaska-Merkel; Sedimentology and Diagenesis of the Paleocene Salt Mountain Limestone, Southwestern Alabama. David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Douglas W. Haywick, Elizabeth A. Root and Melissa M. Montogomery; Winnie McGlamery (1887–1977) State Paleontologist of Alabama. Andrew K. Rindsberg. 128 pp. 4 tables, 61 illus., 4 Appendices, April 1, 2013. Printed issue $18.00

32. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Conecuh National Forest, Escambia and Covington Counties, Alabama. Sean P. Graham, David A. Steen, Mark Bailey, James C. Godwin, James Stiles, Sierra Stiles, Tracy Langkilde and Craig Guyer. 111 pp., July 1, 2015. Printed issue $20.00

33. The Paleontology of the Cretaceous Coon Creek Formation. Volume 1,  August 1, 2016. Printed issue $20.00

33. The Paleontology of the Cretaceous Coon Creek Formation. Volume 2,  August 1, 2016. Printed issue $20.00

34. X-Kukican: University of Alabama Investigations At A Maya Site In Yucatán, Mexico, 1965-1969. Edited by Vernon James Knight, July 1, 2017. Printed issue $20.00