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

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

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 33, Issue 5 is now online

Posted: September 4, 2013
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 33, Issue 5  is now online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/33/5      Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Giant Triassic amphibian was a burrowing youngster

Posted: September 4, 2013
DEERFIELD, IL—Krasiej√≥w, Poland was a vastly different place 230 million years ago during the Triassic Period. It was part of a giant continent called Pangea, had a warm climate throughout the year, and was populated by giant amphibians that weighed half a ton and were 10 feet long. Metoposaurus diagnosticus was one of these giant amphibians, and its environment had only two seasons: wet and dry. Like modern amphibians, Metopos...  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 33, Issue 5 is now online

Posted: September 4, 2013
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 33, Issue 5  is now online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/33/5    Read More


Posted: June 25, 2013
DEERFIELD, IL—During the Permian era, the Earth was dominated by a single supercontinent called Pangea – “All-Earth”. Animal and plant life dispersed broadly across this land, as documented by identical fossil species found on multiple modern continents. But a new study published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology supports the idea that there was an isolated desert in the middle of Pangea with a fauna a...  Read More

Registration for SVP 2013 is Open!

Posted: June 10, 2013
Click here to Register Now for the SVP 73rd Annual Meeting Connect with the vertebrate paleontology community to discuss and learn about the latest discoveries, research and technologies happening in the VP field.  Register today and secure your spot for the SVP 73rd Annual Meeting, October 30 - November 2, 2013, in Los Angeles, California.  Discounted early registration rates are available through August 15. M...  Read More

SVP 2013 Award Winners Announced!

Posted: May 31, 2013
SVP is please to announce the winners of the various society supported awards. Please view the full listing HERE and join us in congratulating the worthy candidates! All formal presentations will take place at the Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. We hope to see you there!   Read More

U.S. Forest Service announces comment period for rules relating to Paleontological Resources Preservation

Posted: May 24, 2013
The U. S. Forest Service has developed regulations in response to the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA).  The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register (https://www.federalregister.gov/) on May 23rd, and will be open for comments for 60 days (comment period ends July 22nd).  Instructions for submitting comments, as well as contact information, are specified at the beginning of the Fede...  Read More

SVP Statement on the Potential loss of fossil resources in the Arctic

Posted: May 23, 2013
  Canada Coal, Inc. is proposing a large coal mining project on the Fosheim Peninsula of Ellesmere Island in Canada's High Arctic that will impact the fragile tundra environment, and paleontological as well as archaeological resources. The project is under review by the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB), an environmental assessment agency established under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement whose mandate includes &ldquo...  Read More


Posted: May 22, 2013
Bethesda, MD—Dinosaurs are often thought of as large, fierce animals, but new research highlights a previously overlooked diversity of small dinosaurs. In the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, a team of paleontologists from the University of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and University of Calgary have described a new dinosaur, the smallest plant-eating dinosaur species known from Canada...  Read More

2013 SVP Election Results

Posted: April 17, 2013
The SVP Nomination Committee is pleased to annouce the completion of the 2013 election process.  At the 2013 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Paul Barrett will join the Executive Committee as our new Member-at-Large.  Ted Vlamis was re-elected for another term as SVP Treasurer.   We thank our 2013 candidates and outgoing Member at Large, Lars Werdelin, for his dedicated service to the society.  Read More

2013 Award Application Deadline in 2 weeks!

Posted: April 9, 2013
2013 Award Application Deadline in 2 Weeks! Remember to apply! SVP’s Award Committee continues to accept 2013 award applications. See the main Award Webpage and read the details of each award including eligibility requirements, instructions to apply and required materials. Many awards require a current SVP membership so be sure to renew for 2013 before applying! Apply by April 22, 2013 for most awards!   Read More

Last Chance SVP Elections and 2013 Award Deadlines Approaching

Posted: April 2, 2013
Elections Remember to vote! SVP’s nomination committee is pleased to present the slate for 2013. More information on the 2013 elections can be found HERE. Vote by April 8th!  Voting is a privilege for members only so renew today!2013 Award Application Deadlines Quickly Approaching Remember to apply! SVP’s Award Committee continues to accept 2013 award applications. See the main Award Webpage and read the details...  Read More


Posted: March 12, 2013
DEERFIELD, IL—The uplift of the Isthmus of Panama 2.6 million years ago formed a land-bridge that has long thought to be the crucial step in the interchange of animals between the Americas, including armadillos and giant sloths moving up into North America and relatives of modern horses, rabbits, foxes, pigs, cats, dogs, and elephants down into South America. However, in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleon...  Read More

New JVP Technical Editor needed

Posted: March 4, 2013
The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology seeks a new Technical Editor to fill a vacancy within the editorial team. This voluntary role involves pre-assessment of manuscript formatting in line with JVP author guidelines prior to moving MSs forward to consideration by the Editorial Board. Ideally, applicants should have a good working knowledge of the journal, a PhD in vertebrate paleontology, and either some existing editorial experienc...  Read More
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