Mesozoic vertebrate life



Upcoming annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Berlin(November 4-8, 2014): The Mesozoic vertebrates group of the Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie will make a strong appearance in the next meeting of SVP, with a total of 11 abstracts with participation of the work group having been accepted.

International Palaeontological Congress in Mendoza, Argentina: From September 28 to October 3, the 4th International Palaeontological Congress will take place in the Argentinean city of Mendoza. For the Munich work group, Femke Holwerda will present the first results of her PhD.

Recent publications

Langer, M.C., Rincón, A.D., Ramezani, J., Solórzano, A. and Rauhut, O.W.M. 2014. New dinosaur (Theropoda, stem-Averostra) and maximum age (Rhaetian, Late Triassic) for the La Quinta Formation, Venezuelan Andes. Royal Society Open Science 1:140184.

López-Arbarello, A., Stockar, R. and Bürgin, T. 2014. Phylogenetic relationships of the Triassic Archaeosemionotus Deecke (Halecomorphi, Ionoscopiformes) from the 'Perledo fauna'. PLoS ONE 9(10): e108665.

Foth, C., Tischlinger, H. and Rauhut, O.W.M. 2014. New specimen of Archaeopteryx provides insights into the evolution of pennaceous feathers. Nature 511:79-82.

López-Arbarello, A. and Schröder, K.M. 2014. The species of Aspidorhynchus Agassiz, 1833 (Neopterygii, Aspidorhynchiformes) from the Jurassic plattenkalks of Southern Germany. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 88(2): 167-185.


Discussion on the use of specimens in private collections

Serjoscha Evers leaves Munich to do a PhD in Oxford

New specimen of Archaeopteryx published in Nature