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

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

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

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

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! <https://www.umass.edu/sbs/news-events/news/childhood-interest-artifacts-becomes-student%E2%80%99s-career-choice>  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

Press Release: PREQUEL OUTSHINES THE ORIGINAL: EXCEPTIONAL FOSSILS OF 160 MILLION YEAR OLD DOAHUGOU BIOTA

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
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