About the Society Mission and Purpose

The purpose of this Society shall be to:

  • advance the science of vertebrate paleontology throughout the world;
  • serve the common interests and facilitate the cooperation of all persons concerned with the history, evolution, ecology, comparative anatomy and taxonomy of vertebrate animals, as well as the field occurrence, collection and study of fossil vertebrates and the stratigraphy of the beds in which they are found;
  • support and encourage the discovery, conservation, and protection of vertebrate fossils and fossil sites;
  • foster the scientific, educational, and personal appreciation and understanding of vertebrate fossils and fossil sites by avocational, student and professional paleontologists and the general public.

Non-Profit Purpose

This corporation is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for public purposes.

The Society is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, including the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.

International organization

This Society was organized in the United States and as such maintains a primary focus on North American vertebrate paleontology. However, the Society is committed to serving vertebrate paleontologists worldwide.
The name and address in the State of California of this corporation’s initial agent for service of process are: CT Corporation System, 818 West Seventh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017.