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SVP, Day 4

It was a full slate for me today, as there were lots of whale and other mammal talks. Aaron Wood et al. presented on a new specimen of the Eocene horse Hyracotherium from Wyoming with a well-preserved vertebral column (the specimen … Continue reading

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SVP, Day 3

Today was the SVP bloggers lunch, where I got to meet a lot of paleontology bloggers, mostly for the first time. I already have links to many of their sites posted, and I’ll be adding more, so make sure you … Continue reading

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SVP, Day 2 (updated)

This morning was the Romer Prize session, a competition for student research. While I didn’t stay for the entire session, I did make it to several talks. Taketeru Tomita attempted to look at shark feeding strategies based on tooth shape … Continue reading

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SVP meeting–Day 4 (updated)

Tyrannosaurus rex from the American Museum of Natural History. Today is the fourth and final day of the SVP meeting.  After lots of mammal talks, I decided to watch some of the dinosaur talks today for a change of pace.

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SVP meeting–Day 3

The large Pleistocene cat Homotherium serum, from Texas (in the Texas Memorial Museum.) There were several interesting mammal talks today. Two of these involved fossil land mammals that were found in sedimentary rocks that were formed in the ocean. Kevin Seymour … Continue reading

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SVP meeting–Day 2 (updated)

This morning we visited the Texas Memorial Museum. Visitors are greeted at the entrance by this life-sized bronze statue of the sabre-toothed cat Smilodon. Inside the museum has a variety of exhibits on natural history, concentrating on Texas wildlife and paleontology. Some … Continue reading

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SVP meeting–Day 1 (Final update)

After registering this morning, we attended a couple of talks on Pleistocene fossils, including Blaine Schubert from East Tennessee State University on the giant short-faced bear, Arctodus simus (the example above is from the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.) Schubert showed photos of … Continue reading

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