Archive for August, 2017

Flugsaurier 2018 Los Angeles

Well it’s been a while coming but the dates are finally fixed for next year’s pterosaur conference. Keep your diaries free for the 10th-14th of August next year.

As ususal there will be talks, posters, specimens and a fieldtrip (or possibly two) and we hope to be havikng a fairly major palaeoart presence as well. Details will be finalised ASAP but the basics are now all in hand.

Mike Habib is leading this one though his parent institutues of the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Museum. Luis Chiappe of the latter has been extremely helpful and the rest of the committee will comprise of Brent Breihaupt, Taissa Rodrigues, Lu Junchang, Liz Martin-Silverstone and myself. Volunteers for additional ssistance are also welcome.

Obviously this is still early days but a number of people have already committed and we are expecting a good turnout. Now that we are out of phase with ICVM, I am hoping that we will capture a bunch of people who are interested in pterosaurs but not been able to come in the past and not simply be solely those with a pterosaur research focus. If you have toyed with these animals or wanted to do more on them, or are a curator with a couple of bits in your collection this might be the conference for you.

Anyway, stay tuned, more will be coming soon and I’ll keep things posted here and e-mails will be going out to the ususal suspects as well as on the DML and Vert Pal lists and I’m sure we will get a Facebook group or simialr up and running soon. Hope to see you there.

In the meantime, almost all the papers from the Portsmouth meeting are now online and the formal book should be printe by the end of the year (or very early 2018), so now is the time to read up on your favourite flying mesozoic archosaurs.


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