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Published on September 27th, 2015 | by Liz Martin-Silverstone

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63rd Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy

The Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA) annual conference was held at the University of Southampton National Oceanography Centre at the beginning of September. This is the first year we’ve attended this event, and covered a wide range of topics in vertebrate palaeontology. We spoke to several people, which you can listen to here, including information on Romanian and Hungarian fossils, ceratopsian dinosaurs, ankylosaur histology, sesamoid bones, sharks and more.

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Hone 1 Protoceratops

Artists impression of sexual selection in Protoceratops. Image credit Rebecca Gelernter, www.nearbirdstudios.com

Hone 2 Protoceratops

Skeletal reconstruction of Protoceratops. Image credit Dave Hone.

Dyke 1 Barbat

Barbat River in the Haţeg Basin, one of the localities in Romania. Imge credit Liz Martin.

Dyke 2 azhdarchid

Artists impression of the unnamed short-necked azhdarchid pterosaur found in Romania. Image credit Mark Witton.

 

Regnault_giraffe_dissection

Sophie Regnault (Royal Veterinary College) uses dissection, diagnostic imaging and histology to investigate sesamoid bone morphology and evolution. Image credit Chris Basu.

Taylor fighting apatosaurs

Artists impression two apatosaurs using their necks to fight. Image credit Brian Engh.

Strachan

Sarah Strachan (University of Southampton) on fieldwork in Romania.

Top image: Delegates at SVPCA in front of the National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton. Image credit Jessica Lawrence Wujek.

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