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—Krasiejów, 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

PRESS RELEASE: BUMPY BEAST WAS A DESERT DWELLER

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

SMALL, SPEEDY PLANT-EATER EXTENDS KNOWLEDGE OF DINOSAUR ECOSYSTEMS

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

PRESS RELEASE - ALLIGATOR RELATIVES SLIPPED ACROSS ANCIENT SEAWAYS

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

PRESS RELEASE - ALLIGATOR RELATIVES SLIPPED ACROSS ANCIENT SEAWAYS

Posted: March 4, 2013
EERFIELD, ILLINOIS (March, 2013) – 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...  Read More

SVP News: Elections, Awards and More!

Posted: February 26, 2013
Elections SVP’s nomination committee is pleased to present the slate for 2013. You should have received an email  invitation to vote on Monday 2/25. Paper ballots will be mailed to those without email addresses. Please email svp@vertpaleo.org if you have any questions or did not receive your link to vote. More information on the 2013 elections can be found HERE. Vote by April 8th!    Voting is a privile...  Read More

2013 Abstract Site Now Open!

Posted: February 12, 2013
We welcome the submission of abstracts in the following categories: Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize Session Education and Outreach Poster Session Edwin H. and Margaret M. Colbert Prize Session Preparators’ Session Regular Session Symposium Session (invited submissions only)Submission deadline for the Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize and the Edwin H. and Margaret M. Colbert Prize is Tuesday, A...  Read More

SVP 2013 SVP Award Applications Now Being Accepted!

Posted: February 6, 2013
SVP and the Award Committee is pleased to announce the opening of 2013 Award submissions. You may now apply, or nominate, via the online system for most SVP awards*. 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. Be sure to renew for 2013 before applying!   We look forward t...  Read More

Call for 2014 Memoir Proposals

Posted: January 16, 2013
Deadline February 28, 2013   The SVP Publications Committee is now accepting 2014 Memoir Proposals! Please submit a 3-5 page proposal that includes:   ·  Length of the manuscript ·  Number of illustrations and whether any will be rendered in color ·  A detailed outline ·  Evidence of progress on the manuscript (e.g., completed sections of text, illus...  Read More

2013 SVP Awards

Posted: January 10, 2013
Award applications for the 2013 meeting will be accepted beginning in early February 2013. Check back for details.  Read More
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