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

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

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
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