Monday 31st August
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Session: 1
Chair:
Mark Young
SPPC
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Fossils, Footprints & Fakes
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A brief history of the best collection of fossil fish in the world – probably…
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Leviathan Rising: A new collections curation initiative from the Star Pit dig
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Breaking bad…bone beds: processing the Downton Bone Bed.
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Preparation of a uniquely preserved turtle from the early Eocene Mo clay formation of northern Denmark.
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Moulding dinosaur tracks on the banks of the St. Mary River in southwestern Alberta, Canada
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Tuesday 1st September
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Session: 2
Chair:
Manabu Sakamoto
Pterosaurs and Dinosaurs
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Comments on pterosaur reproduction based on recently found specimens from the Jurassic and Cretaceous of China
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Giants of the air: how big could they be?
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New evidence for sexual dimorphism in the basal monofenestratan pterosaur Darwinopterus
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Romania and the short-necked azhdarchids, flightless avialans and giant lizards of yore
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A new Early Jurassic theropod from Wales: geological and discovery context
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The oldest Jurassic dinosaur: a basal neotheropod from the Hettangian of Great Britain
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Session: 3
Chair:
David Martill
Dinosaurs
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The specialized tail of Spinophorosaurus nigerensis (Sauropoda. Middle Jurassic) and the osteological limits its range of motion.
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Were the necks of Apatosaurus and Brontosaurus adapted for combat?
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The first comprehensive insight into the histology of the basal ornithopod, Hypsilophodon foxii, from the Isle of Wight
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A critical new Polacanthus specimen from the Wessex Formation of the Isle of Wight
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Positive allometry in the growth of a ceratopsian frill indicates sexual selection
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Dinosaurs in decline tens of millions of years prior to the K-Pg boundary
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Session: 4
Chair:
Ursula Ghlich
Mummies and Birds
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Fossils of Qau el-Kebir; an ancient Egyptian funerary fossil collection
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On some feathers of Archaeopteryx lithographica and their preservation
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Twenty years of Gargantuavis philoinos: a summing up on an enigmatic Late Cretaceous giant bird
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Endocast shape in birds linked with behaviour and flight ability
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A geometric morphometric examination of form and function in the avian pelvis
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Session: 5
Chair:
Eric Buffetaut
Birds
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An exquisitely preserved stem roller (Aves: Coracii) from the Early Eocene Fur Formation of Denmark
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The penguin with an Albatross-like bill: anatomy of Spheniscus urbinai (Aves, Spheniscidae) from the Mio-Pliocene Pisco Formation in Peru
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Complex evolution of avian leg bones with loss of flight
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Insights into the evolution of the avian tail apparatus from passeriform comparative anatomy
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To kill an elephant bird: Diversity and extinction in the aepyornithidae
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Wednesday 2nd September
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Session: 6
Chair:
John Clarke
Basal tetrapods & gnathostome evolution
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The braincase of the petalichthyid Shearsbyaspis revealed by x-ray micro-CT: implications for deep gnathostome phylogeny
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A wandering entepicondylar foramen and the humeral twist: forelimb evolution in early tetrapods.
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A new lower jaw from the Late Devonian and its possible relationships.
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A deeper look into Triadobatrachus massinoti: The earliest known lissamphibian (Vertebrata: Tetrapoda) re-examined by µCT-Scan
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Evolution of the Lower Jaw of Gnathostomes
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A taxonomic and palaeoecological investigation of an earliest Carboniferous fauna from Burnmouth, Scotland, UK
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Session: 7
Chair:
Mark Witton
Taphonomy, trackways & ecosystems
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Exceptional sets of dinosaur tracks and trackways from the St. Mary River Formation (Campanian-Maastrichtian) in Alberta, Canada
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Experimental Taphonomy and the Anatomy of Cambrian Vertebrates
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Difficulties in estimating mass from fossil footprints
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Data-Driven Analysis and Interpretation of Fossil Trackways
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The Downton “Tooth Bed”: a lost world
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Session: 8
Chair:
Gareth Dyke
Crocodylomorphs & Gekkos
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An early origin and diversification of macrophagous metriorhynchid crocodylomorphs, with evidence for multiple instances of parallel evolution
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Evidence of macrophagous teleosaurids in the Corallian Group (Oxfordian, Late Jurassic) of the UK
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The phylogenetic implications of re-describing the English crocodyliform specimens referred to Pholidosaurus
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Temperature-driven evolution and evolutionary stasis among the Crocodylomorpha
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A review of fossil gekkotans from the Neogene and Quaternary of Italy
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Session: 9
Chair:
Darren Naish
Phylogenetics and palaeoart
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Positive phenotypic selection inferred from phylogenies
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Rates and modes of body size evolution in early carnivores and herbivores: a case study from Captorhinidae.
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The Phylogenetic Inference of Cranial Ontogenetic Trajectories of Basal Therapsida
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Key characters and evolutionary rates in the origin of birds
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Trends and patterns in modern palaeoartistry: a call for change
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Thursday 3rd September
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Session: 10
Chair:
Christine Janis
Mammals (I)
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Correlates between calcaneal morphology and locomotion in extant and extinct carnivorous mammals
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Ecomorphology of the perissodactyl metacarpal: comparing traditional and geometric morphometric approaches
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Vertebral column shape evolution in felids
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Estimating body mass of the extinct giraffid Sivatherium giganteum, using a skeletal reconstruction and the minimum convex hull method
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Evolutionary evaluation of fundamental processes in the antler cycle as revealed by internal bone structure
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Evidence for a mid-Jurassic adaptive radiation in mammals
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Session: 11
Chair:
Roger Close
Mammals (II)
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Musculoskeletal correlates of digging behaviour in African mole-rats
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Morphological convergence of the rodent-like masticatory apparatus in extant rodents and non-rodent diprotodonts
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On the probably predatory behaviour of the "marsupial lion", Thylacoleo carnifex
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Cementum histology reveals physiology at the root of the mammalian phylogeny
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Tooth ultrastructure and development of a 200 million year old mammal revealed with synchrotron nanotomography
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Session: 12
Chair:
Ian Corfe
Teeth & Fish
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How the whale became: 3D tooth microtextures shed light on the complex dietary transition in archaeocete whale evolution (Cetacea: Archaeoceti).
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Pearly White & Full of Information: Why We Should All Love Teeth
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Revisiting Landanichthys, the oldest fossil mackerel
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The 100 million year struggle to teleost supremacy
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Back from Purgatory: Three Rakers for Fishes at the Base of a Diversification
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Session: 13
Chair:
David Unwin
Mesozoic reptiles
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Preliminary information on a new specimen of Araripemys (Pleurodira: Pelomedusoides) from the Early Cretaceous Crato Formation, Brazil
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The ecomorphological diversifications of Mesozoic marine reptiles
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Mary Anning’s marine reptiles: taxonomy, systematics, morphometrics and evolution of the iconic Ichthyosaurus

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The Hydrodynamics of Plesiosaurs
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Tetrapodophis amplectus, a four-legged snake from the Early Cretaceous of Gondwana, and implications for the origins of snakes
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