Call for 2018 and 2019 Conference Proposals

Posted: May 22, 2015
ExCom is now accepting proposals for the 2018 and 2019 annual conference. 2018 will be a domestic meeting while 2019 is preferred to be an international event.  Please refer to the handbook (sections 4.4.3 on page 26) and review the full duties and responsibilities of being a Host Committee. Proposals should include all aspects on an annual meeting from interesting local field trip options, welcome reception accommodations and ...  Read More

SVP Handbook and Policies Reminder

Posted: April 24, 2015
The leadership of SVP would like to remind members that access to the society handbook and all society policies is available online.  View the full governance documents listing here. Policies that are part of the handbook are also clearly defined on this page such as the sexual harassment and non-discrimination policies.  For all society ethics and policy concerns, members are welcome to contact the ethics committee and fol...  Read More

Paleontological Resources Protection Act

Posted: April 17, 2015
Link:  https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/04/17/2015-08483/paleontological-resources-preservation  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 35 Issue 2, is now online

Posted: April 10, 2015
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 35 Issue 2,  is now online:http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/35/2  Read More

Press Release - Exceptionally preserved fossil gives voice to ancient terror bird

Posted: April 9, 2015
Exceptionally preserved fossil gives voice to ancient terror bird   BETHESDA, MD (April, 2015) — A new species of South American fossil terror bird called Llallawavis scagliai ("Scaglia's Magnificent Bird") is shedding light on the diversity of the group and how these giant extinct predators interacted with their environment. The new species, described in the latest issue of the Journal of Vertebrate P...  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 35 Issue 1, is now online

Posted: February 19, 2015
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 35 Issue 1,  is now online:http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/35/1  Read More

SVP Comments on National Science Foundation Grant Inquiries

Posted: January 26, 2015
Please see the recently posted SVP statement on National Science Foundation Grant Inquiries HERE.  Read More

The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology is moving to a rapid online publication workflow (iFirst)!

Posted: January 16, 2015
The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, in conjunction with Taylor & Francis, is pleased to announce JVP’s move to iFirst. For authors, this means faster turn-around and for readers, it means quicker access to breaking research.   Going forward, accepted articles will be copy-edited, typeset, proofed, and corrected, to become the Version of Record (VoR). Papers will then be published online in the journal's &q...  Read More

Course QUANTITATIVE CLADISTICS AND USE OF TNT - 2nd Edition

Posted: January 11, 2015
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Goloboff and Dr. Szumik (Conicet, Argentina). DATE: June 29 - July 3, 2015. PLACE: Facilities of the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). WEBPAGE: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/phylo/cladistics/  PROGRAM: - Intro and Basics. Parsimony and phylogenetic systematics. Character optimisation and mapping. Most parsimonious reco...  Read More

SVP News: 2015 Elections, Awards and Abstracts

Posted: January 7, 2015
ElectionsCandidate bios are now online. View them HERE! Be sure to review the choices and be prepared to vote starting February 25th through April 8th. You may view position descriptions in the society handbook HERE. AwardsSubmissions for 2015 Award Applications will be accepted online beginning February 4th.  Check back and review the individual award pages for the application process. AbstractsThe Abstract submissio...  Read More

SVP welcomes Host Committee proposals for 2018

Posted: December 19, 2014
The Society is accepting proposals for the 2018 annual meeting.  Please contact jholland@faseb.org if you are interested in submitting a proposal.  Read More

“Dinosaur 13” does not unearth the whole truth about paleontology and the protection of fossils on U.S. public lands

Posted: December 11, 2014
In light of the film Dinosaur 13, which describes the discovery and loss of the complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as “Sue” by the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology reiterates its strong endorsement of the U.S. Federal laws and regulations that protect fossils on public lands, which are fully consistent with the professional standards held by paleontological sci...  Read More

“Dinosaur 13” does not unearth the whole truth about paleontology and the protection of fossils on U.S. public lands

Posted: December 11, 2014
In light of the film Dinosaur 13, which describes the discovery and loss of the complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as “Sue” by the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology reiterates its strong endorsement of the U.S. Federal laws and regulations that protect fossils on public lands, which are fully consistent with the professional standards held by paleontological sci...  Read More

“Dinosaur 13” does not unearth the whole truth about paleontology and the protection of fossils on U.S. public lands

Posted: December 11, 2014
In light of the film Dinosaur 13, which describes the discovery and loss of the complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as “Sue” by the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology reiterates its strong endorsement of the U.S. Federal laws and regulations that protect fossils on public lands, which are fully consistent with the professional standards held by paleontological sci...  Read More

Press Release - Phenomenal fossil and detailed analysis reveal details about an enigmatic group of fossil mammals

Posted: December 10, 2014
DEERFIELD, IL (December, 2014) - Mammals that lived during the time of the dinosaurs are often portrayed as innocuous, small-bodied creatures, scurrying under the feet of the huge reptiles. In reality, this wasn’t the case, and a new fossil from Madagascar further underscores this point, revealing fascinating perspectives on the growing diversity of Mesozoic mammals. Vintana sertichi had previously been described in a prelimina...  Read More

JVP Vol 34 Issue Supplement 1 now online

Posted: December 10, 2014
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue Supplement 1,  is now online:http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/34/sup1  Read More

Press Release - A/C CAME STANDARD ON ARMORED DINOSAUR MODELS

Posted: November 8, 2014
A/C CAME STANDARD ON ARMORED DINOSAUR MODELSBerlin, Germany (November, 2014) – Sweating, panting, moving to the shade, or taking a dip are all time-honored methods used by animals to cool down. The implicit goal of these adaptations is always to keep the brain from overheating. Now a new study shows that armor-plated dinosaurs (ankylosaurs) had the capacity to modify the temperature of the air they breathed in an exceptional ...  Read More

Press Release - New Research Employs High-End Technology to Restore Dinosaur Fossil

Posted: November 6, 2014
Bethesda, MD—Fossils are usually deformed or incompletely preserved when they are found, after sometimes millions of years of fossilization processes. Consequently, fossils have to be studied very carefully to avoid damage, and are sometimes they are difficult to access, as they might be located in remote museum collections. An international team of scientists, led by Dr. Stephan Lautenschlager from the University of Bristol no...  Read More

Press Release - NEW INSIGHTS INTO AN OLD BIRD

Posted: November 6, 2014
NEW INSIGHTS INTO AN OLD BIRD  Berlin, Germany (November, 2014) – The dodo is among the most famous extinct creatures, and a poster child for human-caused extinction events.  Despite its notoriety, and the fact that the species was alive during recorded human history, little is actually known about how this animal lived, looked, and behaved.  A new study of the only known complete skeleton from a single bird tak...  Read More

Press Release - Exquisite Ancient Horse Fossil Preserves Uterus with Unborn Foal

Posted: November 6, 2014
EXQUISITE ANCIENT HORSE FOSSIL PRESERVES UTERUS WITH UNBORN FOAL Berlin, Germany (November, 2014) – A specimen of the ancient horse Eurohippus messelensis has been discovered in Germany that preserves a fetus as well as parts of the uterus and associated tissues. It demonstrates that reproduction in early horses was very similar to that of modern horses, despite great differences in size and structure. Eurohippus messel...  Read More
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