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Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting abstracts (1 Viewer)

Fred Ruhe

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Netherlands
The yearly meeting of the Society of Vertebrate paleontology is having its 78th yearly meeting, this year held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. from October 17 till 20.
Besides many Vertebrates, there are some sessions and papers on birds:

Importent for us:

Z. Qin, J. M. Clark, X. Xu A NEW JURASSIC ALVAREZSAURIAN THEROPOD FROM THE SHISHUGOU FORMATION OF WESTERN CHINA DEMONSTRATES AN EARLY DIVERSIFICATION OF THE GROUP (Alvarezsaurians were once thought to be birds, see Mononykus)

G. F. Funston, P. J. Currie A SMALL CAENAGNATHID TIBIA FROM THE HORSESHOE CANYON FORMATION (MAASTRICHTIAN): IMPLICATIONS FOR GROWTH AND LIFESTYLE IN OVIRAPTOROSAURS (also Caenagnathidae were once thought to be birds)

S. Wang, Q. Zhang, R. Yang REINTERPRETATION OF JAW BONE STRUCTURES OF CAENAGNATHID OVIRAPTOROSAURS

S. Lee, Y. Lee, A. Chinsamy-Turan, J. Lü, R. Barsbold, K. Tsogtbaatar A NEW SMALL OVIRAPTORID DINOSAUR (DINOSAURIA, THEROPODA) FROM THE NEMEGT FORMATION (LATE CRETACEOUS) OF MONGOLIA (close to birds)

W. Ma, S. Brusatte, J. Lü, M. Sakamoto THE SKULL ANATOMY AND FUNCTIONAL DISPARITY OF OVIRAPTOROSAURS (close to birds)

R. E. Nottrodt, F. Therrien, D. K. Zelenitsky, Y. Kobayashi NEW ORNITHOMIMID MATERIAL FROM THE DINOSAUR PARK FORMATION OF ALBERTA, CANADA, REVEALS THE PRESENCE OF TWO LARGE ORNITHOMIMOSAUR TAXA DURING THE LATE CAMPANIAN IN NORTH AMERICA (close to birds)

B. Holgado, A. S. Brum, R. V. Pêgas, K. L. Bandeira, R. G. Souza, A. W. Kellner, D. A. Campos A NEW UNENLAGIINAE (THEROPDA: ROMAEOSAURIDAE) FROM THE MAASTRICHTIAN OF BRAZIL (close to birds)

T. R. Pascucci, M. D. D'Emic GROWTH OF THE DROMAEOSAURID THEROPODDINOSAUR DEINONYCHUS ANTIRRHOPUS (close to birds)

Y. Yu, X. Xu CURVATURE OF MANUAL BONES OF MICRORAPTORINE THEROPODS:pOSSIBLE IMPLICATION FOR ARBOREAL BEHAVIOR (close to birds)

T. A. Dececchi, M. Habib, H. C. Larsson FLIGHTS OF FANCY: MODELING POWERED FLIGHT VERSUS GLIDING IN THE BIZARRE THEROPOD YI QI AND ITS BEARING ON THE QUESTION OF THE ORIGINS OF FLIGHT ACROSS PENNARAPTORA (close to birds)

T. P. Hopp, M. J. Orsen EVIDENCE THAT 'FOUR-WINGED' PARAVIAN DINOSAURS MAY HAVE USED HINDLIMB FEATHERS FOR BROODING

T. L. Green, P. M. Gignac TESTING THE UTILITY OF CASSOWARIES AS LIVING MODELS FOR NONAVIAN DINOSAUR CRANIAL ORNAMENTS

R. M. Vice, M. P. Ryan, P. J. Currie, E. B. Koppelhus, Y. Lee, T. Khishigjav HISTOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF OVIRAPTORID EGGSHELL FRAGMENTS FROM THE UPPER CRETACEOUS NEMEGT FORMATION OF MONGOLIA WITH ASSOCIATED SKELETAL MATERIAL

S. E. Oser, K. Chin, J. J. Sertich, D. J. Varricchio FIRST PARTIAL EGGS FOUND IN THE UPPER CRETACEOUS KAIPAROWITS FORMATION OF SOUTHERN UTAH, U.S.A., REPRESENT A NEW OOTAXON OF LAEVISOOLITHID EGGSHELL

S. Macaulay THE EVOLUTION OF BODY PROPORTIONS AND LOCOMOTION IN BIRDS

J. V. Proffitt MORPHOLOGICAL, BIOMECHANICAL, AND SENSORY EVOLUTION IN EARLY PENGUINS FOLLOWING THE TRANSITION TO FLIGHTLESS WING-PROPELLED DIVING

A. Roy, M. Pittman, T. Kaye, X. Wang, X. Zheng, X. Xu FURTHER INVESTIGATON OF THE SOFTTISSUE ANATOMY AND WING CONFIGURATION OF THE ‘BAT-WINGED’ PENNARAPTORAN DINOSAUR YI QI (close to birds)

S. Hartman, M. Mortimer, D. M. Lovelace A TESTABLE MACROEVOLUTIONARY FRAMEWORK FOR CHARACTER ACQUISITION IN THE ORIGIN OF AVIAN FLIGHT

M. Pittman, R. Pei, P. Goloboff, T. Dececchi, M. Habib, T. Kaye, H. Larsson, M. Norell, S. Brusatte, X. Xu
GRADUAL BUILD-UP OF POWERED FLIGHT POTENTIAL AMONG CLOSE AVIAN RELATIVES REVEALED BY COMBINING PHYLOGENETIC, AERODYNAMIC, AND ANATOMICAL DATA

A. Canoville, M. Schweitzer, L. Zanno NEW DATA ON THE SKELETAL DISTRIBUTION OF MEDULLARY BONE IN NEORNITHES: PALEOBIOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS

D. Field, M. Hanson, D. A. Burnham, L. E. Wilson, K. J. Super, D. J. Ehret, J. A. Ebersole, B. S. Bhullar
COMPLETE ICHTHYORNIS SKULL ILLUMINATES MOSAIC ASSEMBLY OF THE AVIAN HEAD

J. O'Connor, J. Maina, Y. Pan, M. Wang, X. Wang, Y. Wang, X. Zheng, Z. Zhou A SPECIMEN OF ARCHAEORHYNCHUS PRESERVING SIGNIFICANT SOFT TISSUE INCLUDING THE FIRST PROBABLE OCCURRENCE OF FOSSILIZED LUNGS (already reported on birdforum)

A. Bailleul, J. O'Connor, H. You, D. Li, Z. Zhou A NEW SPECIMEN OF ENANTIORNITHINE FROM THE LOWER CRETACEOUS XIAGOU FORMATION WITH PRESERVATION OF AN UNUSUAL MINERALIZED TISSUE

D. Ksepka, A. Balanoff, N. Smith, J. Smaers EVOLUTION OF AVIAN BRAIN SIZE: COMBINING FOSSIL AND MODERN EVIDENCE

G. M. Musser, D. J. Field, D. Ksepka NEW MATERIAL OF PELLORNIS CLARIFIES PATTERN AND TIMING OF THE EXTANT GRUIFORM RADIATION

R. Carney, H. Kaplan, A. Kirk, A. Baines, S. Mason ARCHAEOPTERYX HOLOGRAPHICA: BRINGING THE URVOGEL BACK TO LIFE WITH SCIENTIFIC ANIMATION AND VR/AR

A. M. Heers, J. Rankin, J. R. Hutchinson SKELETONS IN MOTION: ONTOGENY AND EVOLUTION OF AVIAN LOCOMOTION

C. Sullivan, J. O'Connor THE POSSIBLE PALEOBIOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF LONG UNCINATE PROCESSES IN THE EARLY CRETACEOUS BASAL BIRDS JEHOLORNIS AND CONFUCIUSORNIS

L. M. Chiappe, W. Nava, A. G. Martinelli, R. Tucker, H. Alvarenga A REMARKABLE ASSEMBLAGE OF ENANTIORNITHINE BIRDS FROM THE LATE CRETACEOUS OF SOUTHEASTERN BRAZIL

P. Houde EARLY PALEOGENE AVIFAUNA OF THE CLARKS FORK BASIN, NORTH-CENTRAL WYOMING

S. C. Hood, C. R. Torres, M. A. Norell, J. A. Clarke NEW EARLY RECORDS OF NEOAVIAN BIRD CLADES FROM THE EARLIEST EOCENE BUMBANIAN OF MONGOLIA

D. W. Fowler, E. A. Freedman Fowler, J. M. Alexander THE FINEST FOSSIL OWL (already reported)

P. A. Kloess, A. W. Poust, T. Stidham A PARTIAL DENTARY FROM A LARGE BONY-TOOTHED BIRD (AVES: PELAGORNITHIDAE) FROM THE EOCENE LA MESETA FORMATION OF SEYMOUR ISLAND, ANTARCTICA

D. R. Lawver, C. Boyd A NEW AVIAN OOTAXON FROM THE BRULE FORMATION (OLIGOCENE) OF NORTH DAKOTA

C. Boisvert, T. J. Thomson, N. Lopez-Carranza A MEADOWLARK, A CASSOWARY AND A PUFFIN WALK INTO A BAR: A CASE STUDY FOR IDENTIFYING CLAW SPECIALIZATION IN EXTINCT ANIMALS

T. Stidham, Z. Li, N. G. Jablonski, X. Ji THE OLDEST, DIVERSE MODERN-TYPE FRESHWATER DIVING BIRD COMMUNITY FROM THE LATE MIOCENE OF YUNNAN, CHINA

T. Lowi-Merri, J. Simon, A. R. Reynolds, K. L. Seymour, D. Evans TAPHONOMIC ANALYSIS OF AVIFAUNAL REMAINS FROM THE PLEISTOCENE TAR PITS OF TALARA, PERU

J. Kane, B. N. Kelly, L. M. Petersen, L. B. Hildreth, D. L. Russell, L. A. Zogby, L. Claessens BIOMECHANICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF HEAD-BOBBING IN THE DODO (RAPHUS CUCULLATUS)

N. Crouch, J. A. Clarke GLOBAL COOLING AND THE EVOLUTION OF GIGANTIC FLIGHTLESS BIRDS

A. Chen, D. Field SHINING A LIGHT ON NIGHTBIRD RELATIONSHIPS: A TOTAL-EVIDENCE PHYLOGENY OF STRISORES

H. T. Chase, E. O'Brien, B. Tobalske BIRD TO THE BONE: TRABECULAR MORPHOLOGY IN THE AVIAN SHOULDER

A. V. Hogan, A. Watanabe, A. M. Balanoff, G. S. Bever EVOLUTIONARY PATTERNS IN THE OLFACTORY SYSTEM OF DEVELOPING CHICKS

C. M. Early, L. M. Witmer ASSESSING THE UTILITY OF BRAIN ENDOCASTS AS PROXIES FOR INTERNAL NEUROANATOMY AND FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES IN EXTINCT BIRDS

W. J. Freimuth, D. J. Varricchio AN ALVAREZSAURID FROM THE LATE MAASTRICHTIANOF EASTERN MONTANA WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR SYSTEMATICS AND BIOGEOGRAPHY (close to birds)

M. Fabbri, T. Young, J. Wiemann, B. S. Bhullar, M. Norell A DINOSAURIAN ORIGIN FOR THE AVIAN SINGLE OVIDUCT

P. Makovicky, E. Gorscak, C. Zhou A NEW SPECIMEN OF THE LARGE-BODIED DROMAEOSAURID TIANYURAPTOR PROVIDES NEW INSIGHTS ON MICRORAPTORINE ANATOMY, TAXONOMY, AND PLUMAGE EVOLUTION

You can download the program and abstracts book on:

http://vertpaleo.org/Annual-Meeting/...s-9-24-18.aspx

Enjoy,

Fred
 

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