Published on September 10th, 2017 | by David Marshall

SVPCA 2017

The 65th Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA), University of Birmingham.
All times are UTC+1.


WEDNESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER

SESSION 3

9:15–9:30 Joseph Keating et al. – EARLY CAMBRIAN OSTRACODERMS AND THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF TOTAL EVIDENCE DATING
9:30–9:45 Emma Randle & Robert Sansom – A NOVEL PHYLOGENY FOR THE HETEROSTRACI: EVOLUTIONARY RELATIONSHIPS OF EXTINCT JAWLESS VERTEBRATES ON THE GNATHOSTOME STEM
9:45–10:00 Zerina Johanson et al. – FUSION IN THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN OF THE PACHYOSTEOMORPH ARTHRODIRE DUNKLEOSTEUS
TERRELLI (‘PLACODERMI’)
10:00–10:15 Plamen Andreev – TOOTH-LIKE PATTERNING IN THE SCALES OF EARLY ‘SHARKS’
10:15–10:30 Hermione Beckett et al. – ADAPTIVE RADIATION OF PELAGIA (TELEOSTEI: ACANTHOMORPHA) INDICATED BY 3D MORPHOMETRY

SESSION 4

11:00–11:15 Francesco Santini – TESTING ADAPTIVE RADIATION SCENARIOS IN MARINE FISHES BY COMBINING PHYLOGENOMIC AND PALEOBIOLOGICAL DATA
11:15–11:30 Emily Rayfield et al. – HOW DO MECHANICAL LOADS INFLUENCE CRANIAL SHAPE AND FUNCTION DURING DEVELOPMENT?
11:30–11:45 Struan Henderson et al. – THE FIRST VIRTUAL CRANIAL ENDOCAST OF A POROLEPIFORM FISH AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE DIPNOMORPHA
11:45–12:00 Jorge Mondéjar – NEW ONYCHODONTID (OSTEICHTHYES; SARCOPTERYGII) REMAINS FROM THE MIDDLE DEVONIAN OF MOROCCO
12:00–12:15 Jennifer Clack et al. – NEW LATE DEVONIAN LUNGFISHES FROM GREENLAND MORPHOLOGICALLY AND PHYLOGENETICALLY BLUR THE D-C BOUNDARY
12:15–12:30 Tom Challands et al. – A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY: ‘LATVIUS’ OBRUTUS AND NEW DIPNOANS FROM THE FRASNIAN OF STOLBOVO, RUSSIA

SESSION 5

13:45–14:00 Neil Brocklehurst & Jörg Fröbisch – A RE-EXAMINATION OF MILOSAURUS MCCORDI, AND THE EVOLUTION OF LARGE BODY SIZE IN CARBONIFEROUS SYNAPSIDS
14:00–14:15 David Ford & Roger Benson – A RE-EXAMINATION OF OROVENATOR MAYORUM USING μCT DATA, AND ITS CONSEQUENCES FOR EARLY AMNIOTE PHYLOGENY
14:15–14:30 Davide Foffa et al. – ECOMORPHOLOGICAL DISPARITY AND EVOLUTION OF MARINE REPTILES OF THE SUB-BOREAL JURASSIC SEAWAY
14:30–14:45 Susana Gutarra Diaz et al. – USING COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS TO ANALYSE THE HYDRODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF FOSSIL MARINE REPTILES
14:45–15:00 Pernille Venø Troelsen & Peter Falkingham – RANGE OF MOTION AND HYDRODYNAMIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE LONGNECK IN PLESIOSAURS
15:00–15:15 Catherine Klein et al. – OPPORTUNITIES IN DISASTERS: MOLECULAR EVIDENCE FOR THE RAPID RADIATION OF SNAKES FOLLOWING THE CRETACEOUS-PALEOGENE MASS EXTINCTION
15:15–15:30 Hugo Dutel et al. – COMPARATIVE SKULL BIOMECHANICS IN VARANUS AND SALVATOR ‘TUPINAMBIS’

15:30–15:50 Lightning talks
Carla Bardua et al. – MORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF THE CAECILIAN SKULL
Mark Evans et al. – THE SKULL OF THE MIDDLE JURASSI PLESIOSAURIAN CRYPTOCLIDUS REVISITED

THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER

SESSION 6

09:15–09:30 Jeff Liston & Anthony Maltese – HIPS, TIPS AND SWEET SWEPTBACK RAYS: LOOKING BEYOND TRADITIONAL CRANIAL CHARACTERS IN PACHYCORMIFORMES
09:30–09.45 Elizabeth Martin-Silverstone – PTEROSAUR WING BONE GEOMETRY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO PNEUMATICITY AND PALAEOECOLOGY
09:45–10:00 Mark Witton et al. – GLIDE ANALYSIS AND BONE STRENGTH TESTS INDICATE POWERED FLIGHT CAPABILITIES IN HATCHLING PTEROSAURS
10:00–10:15 David Unwin – THE COMPLICATED AND SURPRISINGLY EARLY ORIGIN OF THE PTERODACTYLOID BAUPLAN
10:15–10:30 Paul Barrett et al. – UPPER KAROO VERTEBRATE ASSEMBLAGES (LATE TRIASSIC/EARLY JURASSIC) OF THE LATE KARIBA REGION, ZIMBABWE

SESSION 7

11:00–11:15 Nicholas Longrich – HIGH DIVERSITY OF SMALL DINOSAURS PRECEDING THE CRETACEOUS-PALEOGENE (K-PG) MASS EXTINCTION
11:15–11:30 Alfio Alessandro Chiarenza et al. – THE EFFECT OF SPATIAL FOSSIL BIAS ON DINOSAUR PALAEODIVERSITY ESTIMATES IN THE LATEST CRETACEOUS OF NORTH AMERICA
11:30–11:45 Donald Henderson et al. – THE FORT MCMURRAY NODOSAUR – A THREE-DIMENSIONAL DINOSAUR FOSSIL WITH PRESERVED SCALES, PIGMENTS, AND STOMACH CONTENTS
11:45–12:00 Karl Bates & Peter Falkingham – PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON BIOMECHANICAL RECONSTRUCTIONS OF EXTINCT ANIMALS: A CASE STUDY USING TYRANNOSAURUS REX
12:00–12:15 Robert Brocklehurst et al. – MAKING MORPHOLOGY MOVE: XROMM VENTILATION KINEMATICS OF EXTANT ARCHOSAURS AND RECONSTRUCTING RIB MOTION IN FOSSILS
12:15–12:30 Ryan Marek et al. – GRABBING EVOLUTION BY THE THROAT:
FUNCTIONAL REGIONALISATION OF THE AVIAN CERVICAL
COLUMN

12:30–12:40 Lightning talks
Femke Holwerda & Jeff Liston – AN ANTERIOR SAUROPOD CAUDAL FROM THE PETERBOROUGH OXFORD CLAY: WHOSE TAIL IS IT ANYWAY?
Hebert Bruno Nascimento Campos et al. – A UNIQUE EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-PRESERVED PTEROSAUR SKULL FROM THE CRATO FORMATION OF BRAZIL

SESSION 8

14:00–14:15 Philip Mannion et al. – SPATIOTEMPORAL PATTERNS IN FOSSIL SAMPLING BIAS AND THEIR IMPACT ON UNDERSTANDING THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF TERRESTRIAL CROCODYLOMORPHS
14:15–14:30 Pedro Godoy et al. – EVOLUTION OF BODY SIZE IN CROCODYLOMORPHA IN A MULTI-REGIME EVOLUTIONARY LANDSCAPE
14:30–14:45 Roland Sookias – IMPROVING MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTER CHOICE IN PHYLOGENETIC INFERENCE – DATA FROM MODERN CROCODILIANS
14:45–15:00 Robert Sansom & Matthew Wills – DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HARD AND SOFT DATA IN PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSES
15:00–15:15 Aime Rankin & Robert Asher – MORPHOLOGICAL DATA PARTITIONING AND PHYLOGENETIC SIGNAL IN RODENTS
15:15–15:30 Stephan Lautenschlager – THE ROLE OF MINIATURISATION FOR CRANIAL FUNCTION ACROSS THE CYNODONTMAMMALIAFORM TRANSITION
15:30–15:45 Elsa Panciroli et al. – THE DENTARY OF WAREOLESTES REX AND NEW FOSSIL MAMMAL MATERIAL FROM THE MIDDLE JURASSIC OF SKYE, SCOTLAND

SESSION 9

16:15–16:30 Gemma Benevento et al. – NEW DATA ON MOERITHERIUM FROM THE BIRKET QARUN FORMATION (EOCENE), FAYUM DEPRESSION, EGYPT
16:30–16:45 Robert Asher – TEETH, DEVELOPMENT, AND HYRAXES
16:45–17:00 Charlotte Brassey – THE FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY OF THE CARNIVORAN BACULUM
17:00–17:15 Elizabeth Kerr et al. – THE RECENT NOW: POST-MEDIEVAL WOOD MICE
17:15–17:30 Philip Morris et al. – THE BIOMECHANICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RODENT MANDIBULAR INCISOR “ROOT” – A FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS STUDY
17:30–17:45 Thomas O’Mahoney et al. – A VIRTUAL RECONSTRUCTION AND VOLUMETRIC MASS ESTIMATE OF AL288-1, AUSTRALOPITHECUS AFARENSIS

Tags: , , , , ,



Back to Top ↑