Society News

Official Statement: Impending Public Auction of Vertebrate Fossils by the San Diego Natural History Museum

Posted: November 13, 2013
It has come to the attention of SVP that the San Diego Natural History Museum  (SDNHM) is poised to sell 12 lots of its vertebrate fossils collected by well-known paleontologist and fossil hunter, Charles H. Sternberg, at public auction through Bonhams on Nov. 19th, 2013.  A catalogue for this sale can be viewed online. The bylaws of SVP hold our members to this professional standard: “The barter, sale, or purchase o...  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Memoir for Volume 33 is now online

Posted: November 12, 2013
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Memoir for Volume 33 is now online.  Read More

Alec Leonard Panchen 1930-2013

Posted: November 5, 2013
Alec Leonard Panchen died on 17th January 2013 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was a long-standing member of SVP and was elected an Honorary Member in 1999. Alec laid the modern foundations of the study of Palaeozoic tetrapods in the UK and supervised, supported and encouraged a new generation of vertebrate palaeontologists at the start of their careers. Alec was born on 4th October 1930 in the City of London....  Read More

3D Geometric Morphometrics Course

Posted: November 5, 2013
3D GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS - Fourth edition Date: May 20-24, 2014. Instructor: Dr. Lissa Tallman (Grand Valley State University, USA). Website: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/gm/3d-gm/ This course is intended to teach the main concepts of shape analysis based on three-dimensional landmark coordinates. In this workshop we you will learn to manipulate 3D models and use them to collect landmark data, take measurements, ...  Read More

Prehistoric Creatures and 3D Printing Take On Creationism

Posted: November 5, 2013
A new not-for-profit, the Science Visualization Initiative, seeks to establish collaborative efforts between scientists, technicians, artists, and media experts to improve science literacy through better science communication. Darwin’s Treasure Chest is the premier project of the Science Visualization Initiative. Darwin’s Treasure Chest makes digital models of prehistoric creatures that teachers, parents, and students can...  Read More

Vertebrate ichnology: classification, morphology and 3D models course

Posted: November 5, 2013
20 % off for SVP members! DATES: May 5-9, 2014. INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Daniel Marty (Office de la culture de Porrentruy, Switzerland), Dr. Peter Falkingham (Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom, and Brown University, United States of America)and Dr. Ignacio Díaz-Martínez (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain). PLACE: Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont, Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain). ORGANIZED BY: Transmitting Science and the ...  Read More

2012 Memoir Now Online

Posted: October 16, 2013
The Society is pleased to announce the online publication of the 2012 Memoir "Basal sauropodomorphs and the vertebrate fossil record of the Ischigualasto Formation (Late Triassic: Carnian-Norian) of Argentina." Printed copies of the Memoir will soon be dispatched to those people who were members of the Society during the 2012 membership year.   Read More

2012 Memoir Now Online

Posted: October 16, 2013
The Society is pleased to announce the online publication of the 2012 Memoir "Basal sauropodomorphs and the vertebrate fossil record of the Ischigualasto Formation (Late Triassic: Carnian-Norian) of Argentina." Printed copies of the Memoir will soon be dispatched to those people who were members of the Society during the 2012 membership year.   Read More

GLVP Dinner 2013

Posted: October 16, 2013
GLVP Dinner 2013 will be held Thursday,  October 31st at 8 pm at Border Grill. Please RSVP Mark D. Uhen at muhen@gmu.edu if you would like to attend.   Border Grill Downtown LA bordergrill.com 445 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90071 phone: 213.486.5171 fax: 213.486.5172  Read More

JVP vol 32 supp 1 Now Online

Posted: October 8, 2013
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 32, Supplement 1  is now online:www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/32/sup1  Read More

Attention Students and Postdoctoral Members of SVP!

Posted: October 7, 2013
Hello Student and Postdoc members of SVP, This year's annual SVP meeting is quickly approaching and we want to you to be informed about some changes to the Student Roundtable Forum and Reprint Exchange.    The Roundtable Forum and Reprint Exchange will occur on Thursday, October 31 from 7:30-11:30 pm in the Sacramento Room. The roundtable portion of this will take place from 7:30-10:30 and we will be announcing when ...  Read More

SVP 2013: Family Room

Posted: October 7, 2013
Dear SVP Members,   We are pleased to announce that during our coming meeting in LA, The San Fernando room on the lobby level has been designated as the “family room”.  No child care is provided nor toys or supplies but we are offering this space for your use during the conference to come and relax with your children.  Note: Neither SVP nor the Meeting Management hold any responsibility for the use of thi...  Read More

INTRODUCTION TO NATURALISTIC AND SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION

Posted: October 3, 2013
Instructor: Oscar Sanisidro (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales- Csic, Spain). SVP members have a 20 % discount. Dates: May 12-16, 2014. Site: Premises of Sabadell of the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (Barcelona, Spain). This course offers a broad introduction to scientific illustration applied to biological sciences with some remarks in palaeontology. It includes general elements in the production of a scien...  Read More

Mid-Mesozoic: The Age of Dinosaurs in Transition

Posted: September 30, 2013
Late Jurassic - Early Cretaceous Paleontology Field Conference April 30-May 5, 2014 Fruita, Colorado & Green River, Utahhttp://www.utahpaleo.org/mid-mesozoic-conference.html  Read More

North American Paleontological Convention 2014

Posted: September 26, 2013
North American Paleontological Convention 2014 Feb.15-18 in Gainesville, FL abstract deadline: October 14, 2013 for more information please visit the NAPC website at: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/napc/  Read More

2013 Auction Items Annoucement

Posted: September 23, 2013
Be sure to attend the SVP 2103 Auction in LA! 2 great auction items just annouced 1)      Late Cretaceous alligatoroid "Stangerochampsa sp."  Cast of Burpee Specimen donated by Triebold Paleontology (TPI). Buyers choice of one of the following.  Valued at $3900.     2)      LACM will be donating a cast of the "Jordan Theropod" skull. ...  Read More

Two great events during SVP 2013 in LA at NHM!

Posted: September 18, 2013
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology -- Special Presentation by Dr. Tim D. White: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 pm Paleontologists from all over the world are gathering in Los Angeles this week for SVP’s 73rd conference, and NHM is hosting an open-to-the-public discussion from Dr. Tim White. The Afar rift in Ethiopia has acted as a sediment trap for millions of years of Earth history. Embedded in those sediments is an unparalleled re...  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 33, Issue 5 is now online

Posted: September 4, 2013
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 33, Issue 5  is now online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/33/5    Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 33, Issue 5 is now online

Posted: September 4, 2013
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 33, Issue 5  is now online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/33/5      Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Giant Triassic amphibian was a burrowing youngster

Posted: September 4, 2013
DEERFIELD, IL—Krasiejów, Poland was a vastly different place 230 million years ago during the Triassic Period. It was part of a giant continent called Pangea, had a warm climate throughout the year, and was populated by giant amphibians that weighed half a ton and were 10 feet long. Metoposaurus diagnosticus was one of these giant amphibians, and its environment had only two seasons: wet and dry. Like modern amphibians, Metopos...  Read More
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