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The dawn of an Era: Comparative and functional anatomy of Triassic tetrapods*

Dr. Felipe L. Pinheiro, Universidade Federal do Pampa (Unipampa)
Dr. Flávio Augusto Pretto, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM)
Dr. Leonardo Kerber, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM)

Having its beginning in the aftermath of the greatest of all mass extinctions, the Triassic period is one of the most fascinating time spans in Earth’s ecological history. The Triassic witnessed the origin and initial evolution of decisive tetrapod clades, ultimately setting the stage for the rise of modern ecosystems. Morphofunctional innovations that underpinned the early adaptive radiation of tetrapods like lizards, turtles, dinosaurs, and the immediate forerunners of mammals are a hot research topic and a key to understanding the consolidation of present-day faunas. This symposium will focus on the anatomy and functional morphology of Triassic tetrapods, with the aim of filling important gaps in our knowledge of major clades, by both the description of new fossil findings and by re-evaluating classic specimens. The scope of the symposium is represented but is not limited as below: Comparative anatomy, Functional anatomy, Taxonomy, Phylogeny, Fossil record and, Evolution of Triassic tetrapods.

* Articles may be submitted for a special issue to be published in the journal The Anatomical Record. Full-Length Papers, Reviews, and Commentaries categories will be accepted. See the journal’s Author Guidelines for further information on article types. The deadline for submission is 30th July 2023.

IV QUATERNE –Brazilian Quaternary Vertebrate Paleontology Forum

Dr. Hermínio Ismael de Araújo-Júnior, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
Dr. Kleberson de Oliveira Porpino, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN)
Dr. Fernando Henrique de Souza Barbosa, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) 

The 4th edition of QUATERNE aims to promote the integration of researchers and undergraduate and graduate students interested in the development of geopaleontological research in fossiliferous deposits of Brazilian Quaternary vertebrates. In this 4th edition, the Forum will present and discuss ongoing investigations and future perspectives on current themes in paleontology in the region, such as: (i) taxonomic revisions, phylogenetic analysis, and description of new taxa of Quaternary vertebrates; (ii) taphonomic aspects of Brazilian quaternary accumulations; (iii) geochronological studies of vertebrate faunas; (iv) paleopathology in Quaternary mammals; (v) vertebrate ichnology; (vi) paleoecological models for different regions; (vii) extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna; and (viii) conservation of the geopaleontological heritage.

Forum on PaleoEcology techniques

Dr. Mário A.T. Dantas, Universidade Federal da Bahia (IMS/CAT), Vitória da Conquista/BA

In recent decades a variety of techniques have emerged, or been adapted, to assist in the search for ecological information on extinct organisms. These techniques can help suggest the types of resources they consumed, how the interaction with other species was (predation, competition, facilitation), and what the environment in which they lived was like, generating information from the species level to ecosystems. Thus, this Forum aims to bring together researchers and students to discuss the potential of these techniques, and encourage their use to generate more data and contribute to the continuous improvement of the understanding of the Paleoecology of extinct organisms.

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