Monday 10th September
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Session: 1
Chair:
Matt Friedman
 
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The Dorset Fossil Code database
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Virtual palaeontology: an introduction
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Tuesday 11th September
Session: 2
Chair:
Phillip Donoghue
 
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Compositional evidence for homology of exceptionally preserved non-skeletal body-parts in early vertebrates
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Can we reconstruct phylogenetic relationships using the vertebrate fossil record? Differences between hard and soft data
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Evolution and development of a morphological innovation: the pufferfish beak (Tetraodontiformes; Teleostei)
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Session: 3
Chair:
Robert Sansom
 
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3D textural analysis of microwear and trophic ecology of placoderms
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New specimens of Symmoriidae sharks from the Carboniferous limestone of the Derbyshire Peak District
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Lazarus shark taxa in the Triassic of Australia
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An overview of the hybodont record of the Cameros Basin (northwest of Iberian Range, Spain)
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Session: 4
Chair:
Mark Purnell
 
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From Wood to trees: building a new character set for holocephalan phylogeny
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The controversial phylogenetic relationships of the basal actinopterygian lineages
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Beating the Bends: The Spare Ribs of Big Meg
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Affects of ancestral character estimation on methods for estimating rates of evolution in discrete morphological characters
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Session: 5
Chair:
Michael Coates
 
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Vertebral architecture in the earliest stem tetrapods
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The End-Devonian Mass Extinction, Romer’s Gap, and the Lilliput Effect
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The Chinese pareiasaurs
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An Ichthyosaurus breviceps specimen collected by Mary Anning: new information on the species.
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Wednesday 12th September
Session: 6
Chair:
Zerina Johanson
 
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The Weymouth Bay Pliosaur - What's happened since last year's meeting
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Mine’s bigger than yours: the most comprehensive phylogeny of the Plesiosauria and the position of the leptocleidians
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Skull anatomy and feeding biomechanics on pliosaurs
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The cranial morphology of the Chinese placodont Psephochelys polyosteoderma (Sauropterygia, Placodontia), a reconstruction based on μCT data
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Session: 7
Chair:
David Unwin
 
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The enigmatic archosaur Parringtonia gracilis from the Middle Triassic Manda Beds of Tanzania, and new insights into the early archosaur radiation
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Comparative cranial osteology and feeding mechanics of two Late Jurassic macrophagous metriorhynchids from Europe
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A new bernissartid crocodyliform from the Barremian Wessex Formation (Wealden Group) of the Isle of Wight, southern England
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A novel approach to estimating pterosaur bone mass using CT scans
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Session: 8
Chair:
Michael Benton
 
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A short tale: Darwinopterus, ontogeny and pterosaur evolution
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A small-bodied azhdarchoid pterosaur from the Isle of Wight (UK): its implications for pterosaur phylogeny, anatomy, diversity and distribution
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The earliest-known dinosaur?
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The evolution of quadrupedalism in ornithischian dinosaurs
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Session: 9
Chair:
Richard Butler
 
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Iguanodontian systematics and the origin of Hadrosaurs: A case of not being able to see the roots for the trees?
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A reappraisal of the hollow-crested hadrosaurid (Dinosauria, Iguanodontia) Magnapaulia laticaudus (new combination) from the Late Cretaceous of Baja California, Mexico
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A mass mortality of juvenile Protoceratops
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Jaw Disparity in Herbivorous Dinosaurs: Trends in Morphology and Function
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Thursday 13th September
Session: 10
Chair:
Paul Barrett
 
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Using penetrative tracks to reconstruct limb kinematics of bipedal dinosaurs traversing semi-fluid substrates.
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The Evolution and Development of Skeletal Pneumaticity: Exceptions to the Epithelial Hypothesis Suggest Other Levels of Control
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Re-evaluating “Apatosaurus” minimus, a bizarre Morrison Formation sauropod with diplodocoid and macronarian features
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Body and tooth mass estimates for the earliest bird, Archaeopteryx lithographica (Late Jurassic), and the insignificance of tooth mass in bird evolution
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Session: 11
Chair:
Gareth Dyke
 
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Experimental maturation of feathers: implications for reconstructions of fossil feather colour
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The giant bird Gastornis in Asia and gastornithid biogeography
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Finite element validation of bird beaks and skulls
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The size of the avian cerebellar flocculus fossa cannot be used to predict flying ability in extinct birds
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Session: 12
Chair:
McNamara
 
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Homology and mammalian ear ossicles without evolution: the case of Karl Reichert
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The developmental basis of 200 million year old mammal teeth
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If it looks like a duckbill… The first (almost) complete toothrow of Teinolophos.
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Cranial form and function in the largest ever marsupial, Diprotodon optatum: A comparative finite element analysis
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Evidence for determinate skull growth and rapid juvenile growth in Morganucodon watsoni
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Session: 13
Chair:
Robert Asher
 
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The deep evolutionary root of Sirenia (Mammalia, Afrotheria) in freshwaters of Africa
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Exploration in the Paleogene of Senegal and the end of the sirenian paradox.
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Bone histology and bone compactness of fossil and recent xenarthran long bones
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The interplay of environmental change, behaviour response and morphological evolution: dental adaptation and diet in African Neogene to Quaternary Proboscidea
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Friday 14th September
Session: 14
Chair:
Eric Buffetaut
 
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The evolution of the Pseudorhyncocyonidae, a European Paleogene family of insectivorous placental mammals
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Variability in tooth wear indicates attritional wear: implications from feeding experiments with lagomorphs
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Functional evolution of the feeding system in rodents
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Dietary change and diversity in Palaeotheriidae (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) across the Eocene-Oligocene transition
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Session: 15
Chair:
Jeff Liston
 
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Bone and tooth histological growth patterns in fossil and recent deer and their implications for island evolution
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Justifications for combining data partitions in phylogenetics
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How long is a piece of Strix? Methods in measuring and measuring the measurers
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All Todays: what would contemporary animals look like if we reconstructed them from fossils?
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