This bibliography cites the scientific and much of the popular and controversial literature relating to vertebrate paleontology, published during the years 1928 to 1933 inclusive. It continues the North American list from the point reached by O. P. Hay’s monumental Bibliography and Catalogue (1930A). It includes some earlier titles omitted by Hay and a very few others which seem to be insufficiently indexed by him.
The field of vertebrate paleontology, as here delimited, includes extinct genera of man as well as the remains of Homo in association with vertebrate faunas now extinct. The ostracoderms are entered, and most of the papers on conodonts are excluded. Those accepted are titles which deal with one or two so-called conodonts that in reality are chordates.
The Author Catalogue contains entries from paleontological and related fields, such as comparative anatomy, evolution, paleoanthropology, geology, and climatology. These are usually included only when they have been found to contain original matter on vertebrate paleontology. A few papers, written by professional paleontologists, but not directly related to the subject, have also been cited. The order of entry in any one year is not chronological. Abstracts and reviews appear under the title of the original paper unless the latter remained unpublished in 1933 or was published prior to 1928.
Some of the accepted titles cannot be regarded as “publications.” Most of these come from newspapers and popular magazines. The scientific journals searched are particularly those in geology and biology. Of these, nearly a thousand . . .