Press Release - African Diamond Mine Reveals Dinosaur and Large Mammal Tracks

Posted: November 5, 2014
AFRICAN DIAMOND MINE REVEALS DINOSAUR AND LARGE MAMMAL TRACKSBerlin, Germany (November, 2014) – Unexpectedly one of the largest diamond mines in Africa, Catoca in Angola, holds 118 million year old dinosaur, crocodile and large mammal tracks. The mammal tracks show a raccoon-sized animal, during a time when most were no larger than a rat. Nearly 70 distinct tracks were recovered in the Catoca mine in Angola. All the tracks wer...  Read More

Tab Rasmussen has passed away.

Posted: October 20, 2014
Tab was known in paleo world for his work on Paleogene mammals.  Growing up the son of a biologist and exploring the wild parts of the desert southwest as a child and young adult prepared him well for his future career, and started his lifelong love of the natural world.  He attend Colorado College as an undergraduate, and was a student of Elwyn Simons at Duke University, earning his Ph.D. there in 1986. After short stint...  Read More

35th International Geological Congress in South Africa

Posted: September 15, 2014
The 35th International Geological Congress is scheduled to be hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa from 27 August to 4 September 2016. This prestigious Congress is held every four years in another location under the flag of the International Union of Geological Sciences. As can be deducted from the official Congress website: http://www.35igc.org/, it is a truly international congress, cove...  Read More

Press Release - New Species of Extinct Dolphin sheds light on River Dolphin History

Posted: September 10, 2014
Photo of the skull and partial mandible of the new squalodelphinid species Huaridelphis raimondii, with an outline of the head and potential fish prey. © G.Bianucci. Photos of the skull o...  Read More

JVP Vol 34 Issue 5 now online

Posted: September 9, 2014
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 5 is now online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/34/5  Read More

Course Offering: The use of Phylogenies in the study of Macroevolution, October 27-31, Barcelona (Spain)

Posted: July 31, 2014
Registration is open for the course "THE USE OF PHYLOGENIES IN THE STUDY OF MACROEVOLUTION - Second edition", October 27-31, 2014. Instructor: Dr. Juan López Cantalapiedra (Museo de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Spain). Place: Facilities of the CRIP at Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica and the Institut Catalá de Paleontolog...  Read More

Press Release: Ancient Hedgehog and Tapir Once Inhabited British Columbia

Posted: July 15, 2014
The Earth has experienced many dramatic changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago. One of the warmest periods was the early Eocene Epoch, 50 to 53 million years ago. During this interval, North American mammal communities were quite distinct from those of today. This is illustrated by a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology that describes an ancient hedgehog and t...  Read More

Gregory Award and JSG Travel Award Winners Announced!

Posted: July 10, 2014
Congratulations to our award winners!  See 2014 award page for complete list.   Read More

JVP Volume 34 Issue 4 now online

Posted: July 9, 2014
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 4 is now online:http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/34/4  Read More

Introductory course to the use of R for statistics

Posted: July 7, 2014
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics which is being more are more widespread. The aim of this course is to give an introduction to R to people that has never used R . By the end of the course, the participants should be able to do the following in R: Import/export data bases to/from R, manage data sets, carry out basic statistical analysis with R, draw high quality graphs and, program specific funct...  Read More

Reconstructing the Terrestrial end-Cretaceous Paleoenvironments in Europe - September 16-20th, 2014

Posted: July 7, 2014
TREMP2014 - http://www.icp.cat/tremp2014/ Aims and scope: This congress is a multidisciplinary meeting devoted to recent paleontological and geochronological advances, both in the marine and continental records, which allow envisaging the Maastrichtian and its boundaries under a global and integrated scope. The organizers outlined various significant topics that hopefully will be of your interest. - Geology and geochemistry of the p...  Read More

12th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists

Posted: June 11, 2014
The 12th annual meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists will take place at the end of June in Turin, Italy.  To view the full programme, head to www.eavp.org and select the 'meetings' page and the third circular under the link for Torino.   Highlights of the meeting will include symposia on European dinosaurs, Palaeoherpetology and Faunal change in long continental succes...  Read More

12th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists

Posted: June 11, 2014
The 12th annual meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists will take place at the end of June in Turin, Italy.  To view the full programme, head to www.eavp.org and select the 'meetings' page and the third circular under the link for Torino.   Highlights of the meeting will include symposia on European dinosaurs, Palaeoherpetology and Faunal change in long continental succes...  Read More

SVP 2014 Award Winners Announced

Posted: June 11, 2014
Congratulations to our 2014 winners.  Please see the listing for complete details.  Jackson Student Travel Grants will be announced in early July.  Read More

NAVEP2

Posted: May 29, 2014
North African Vertebrate Paleontology Second International Congress September 1-8, 2014 Ouarzazate, Moroccohttp://navep2.fsac.ac.ma/  Read More

I Forum of Vertebrate Paleontology from the Quaternary of northeastern Brazil (I QUATERNE)

Posted: May 19, 2014
This forum aims to promote the integration of researchers and students interested in developing geo-paleontological research on fossil vertebrates from the Quaternary deposits of northeastern Brazil. The forum will present and discuss the state of the art, ongoing researches and future perspectives on issues that have dawned on the paleontology of the region, such as: (i) Taphonomy of tank deposits; (ii) Taphonomy of cave deposits; (...  Read More

Press Release: Redescription of the Oldest-Known Dolphin Skull Sheds Light on their Origins and Evolution

Posted: May 13, 2014
Bethesda, MD – Dolphins are the most diverse family of living marine mammals and include species such as the bottlenose dolphin and the killer whale. However, their early evolution and fossil record has been steeped in mystery due to lack of good specimens. A new paper published in latest issue of...  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 3 is now online

Posted: May 6, 2014
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 3 is now online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/34/3 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 2 is now online 3/4/2014 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 2 is now online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/34/2    Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 3 is now online

Posted: May 6, 2014
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 3 is now online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/34/3 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 2 is now online 3/4/2014 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 2 is now online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/34/2  Read More

2014 SVP Election Results

Posted: April 30, 2014
The SVP Nomination Committee is pleased to annouce the completion of the 2014 election process.  At the 2014 Annual Meeting in Berlin, P. David Polly will join the leadership as Vice President and Xiaoming Wang will join as our new Member-at-Large.  We thank our 2014 candidates and outgoing Past President, Phil Currie and Member at Large, Christian Sidor, for their dedicated service to the society.  Read More
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