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: 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:  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

SVP's first Junior Member in the news!

Posted: April 3, 2014
Nadia Waski, who has been a member of the SVP since high school, was recently highlighted in an article at UMASS where she currently studies.  Read about Nadia's journey and join us in congratulating her! <>  Read More

2014 Abstract Deadlines

Posted: March 26, 2014
Abstract submissions for 2014 are now being accepted!  Be sure to join us for the SVP meeting in Berlin this year! Submission Deadlines: Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize and the Edwin H. and Margaret M. Colbert Prize – Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Submission deadline for all other abstracts – Tuesday, April 22, 2014  Read More


Posted: March 6, 2014
Over the last two decades, huge numbers of fossils have been collected from the western Liaoning Province and adjacent parts of northeastern China, including exceptionally preserved feathered dinosaurs, early birds, and mammals. Most of these specimens are from the Cretaceous Period, including the famous Jehol Biota. However, in recent years many fossils have emerged from sites that are 30 million years earlier, from the Middle-Up...  Read More

Call for 2015 JVP Memoir Proposals

Posted: January 28, 2014
Call for 2015 Memoir Proposals   Deadline March 15, 2014   The SVP Publications Committee is now accepting 2015 Memoir Proposals! Please submit a 3-5 page proposal that includes:   ·  A detailed outline ·  Evidence of progress on the manuscript (e.g., examples of completed sections of text, illustrations; these should be sent as separate files and do not contribute to ...  Read More

SVP News: 2014 Elections, Awards and Abstract

Posted: January 28, 2014
ElectionsCandidiate bios are now online. Be sure to review the choices and be prepared to vote starting March 17th through April 18th. AwardsSubmissions for 2014 Award Applications will be accepted online begining February 4th.  Check back and revewi the individual award pages for the application process. AbstractsThe Abstract submission site for the 2014 SVP Annual Meeting in Berlin opens February 12th.  One aut...  Read More

SVP 2014 Elections: Candidates Posted

Posted: January 24, 2014
The slate for the 2014 SVP elections has been posted online.  Click here for more detail.  Elections begin March 17th and voting will remain open until April 18th.  Read More

More funding opportunities for students!

Posted: January 22, 2014
The Organizing Committee of the Fourth International Palaeontological Congress, Mendoza (Argentina), 2014, is sending the January IPC4 Newsletter to keep you up to date with the most recent information. If you are a PhD student or a junior postdoc attending IPC4, do not miss the chance to apply for different grants offered by several scientific institutions and societies. AASP Student Awards AASP - The Palynological Society will s...  Read More

SVP Twitter Feed now streaming to website!

Posted: January 10, 2014
Now available on the SVP website, the SVP twitter feed. Check it out HERE.  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 1 is now online!

Posted: January 7, 2014
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 1 is now online! Enjoy this first issue of 2014!  Read More

2013 Conference Slideshow now online!

Posted: January 7, 2014
Check out the 2013 slideshow and relive the conference in LA HERE!  Read More

Congratulations to the survey winner!

Posted: January 7, 2014
Congratulations to the winner of the complimentary one year membership for completing the annual survey!  Please check back to see the survey results report and contact us anytime with your ideas!  Read More

Press Release: New Fossils Shed Light on the Origins of Lions, and Tigers, and Bear (Oh my!)

Posted: January 7, 2014
DEERFIELD, ILLINOIS (January, 2014) – New fossils from Belgium have shed light on the origin of some of the most well-known, and well-loved, modern mammals. Cats and dogs, as well as other carnivorous mammals (like bears, seals, and weasels), taxonomically called 'carnivoraformes', trace their ancestry to primitive carnivorous mammals dating back to 55 million years ago (the beginning of the time period called the Eocen...  Read More

Press Release: Fossil of Largest Known Platypus Discovered in Australia

Posted: November 20, 2013
Bethesda, MD – No living mammal is more peculiar than the platypus. It has a broad, duck-like bill, thick, otter-like fur, and webbed, beaver-like feet. The platypus lays eggs rather than gives birth to live young, its snout is covered with electroreceptors that detect underwater prey, and male platypuses have a venomous spur on their hind foot. Until recently, the fossil record indicated that the platypus lineage was unique, w...  Read More

SDNHM removes all de-accessioned fossils from auction

Posted: November 19, 2013
We are delighted to announce that the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) has removed all of its de-accessioned vertebrate and invertebrate fossils from the public auction that was scheduled for Nov. 19th.  The SDNHM has taken this action after more fully realizing the scientific and historical significance of their fossils.  We applaud the SDNHM for taking this extremely positive and courageous step in support of natu...  Read More

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

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 if you would like to attend.   Border Grill Downtown LA 445 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90071 phone: 213.486.5171 fax: 213.486.5172  Read More
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