About the Symposium
5th Turtle Evolution Symposium
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil | July, 2015


Welcome to the 5th Turtle Evolution Symposium website

The Symposium on Turtle Evolution is a triennial meeting for discussions on every aspects about turtle evolution and systematics. This is the first time it is held in South America and the host committee is from three different Brazilian institutions: MN/UFRJ, UFV, and UFRPE.

The meeting will take place at the Museu Nacional of Rio de Janeiro, one of the oldest research institution of Brazil and former residence of the royal family during the Brazilian Imperial period. Check Rio de Janeiro City Hall official guide. You can access information about directions, accommodations etc. on Useful Informations.


Save the date!
Symposium: July 20th to 23rd, 2015.
Field trip:July 24th to 26th, 2015.




News and updates

May 25th, 2015: Second Circular.
May 21th, 2015: Check the PeerJ guest blog post about the Symposium.
May 5th, 2015: Presentation Schedule has been updated.
May 4th, 2015: Meeting attendees can win one of two $250 PeerJ Travel Grants.
May 4th, 2015: Is PeerJ the Next PLOS One? Check Xingfeng Si post about it.
April 23th, 2015: Scheduled access to Museum Collections now open. Check in Useful Informations.
March 31th, 2015: Abstract submission closed.
March 12th, 2015: Field trip payment closed.
February 27th, 2015: The PeerJ Collection with abstracts of the symposium is online. Check here.
February 20th, 2015: The deadline of the abstract submission was extended to March 31th.
February 5th, 2015: We provide some accommodation options in Useful Informations page.
February 4th, 2015: Registration payment is open. This will be done via Western Union transfer.
December 23th, 2014: First Circular.
July 23th, 2014: The abstracts and papers will be published by PeerJ.
July 16th, 2014: The SBP (Brazilian Paleontology Society) is supporting the meeting.
June 30th, 2014: Meeting announcement.
June 27th, 2014: Site released.


Host Committee

Pedro Romano (Universidade Federal de Viçosa)
Gustavo Oliveira (Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco)
Sergio Azevedo (Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
Luciana Carvalho (Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
Uiara Cabral (Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
Fernanda Deantoni (Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)


Symposium Events

Monday (July 20th): Access to Museum Collections, Registration payment, Icebreaker.
Tuesday (July 21st): Oral presentations, Informal social gathering.
Wednesday (July 22nd): Oral and posters presentations, Closing confraternization.
Thursday (July 23rd): Guided visit to MCT paleontological exhibition (to be confirmed).
Friday (July 24th): Field Trip to Pirapozinho Site, SP (there is a separate fee for the field trip).


Symposium Logo (designed by Pedro Romano)


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Past Meetings

2012: Symposium on Turtle Evolution
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Link: Program and Abstracts by Joyce et al. (2012)

2009: Gaffney Turtle Symposium
Location: Drumheller, Canada
Links: Symposium website and Special publication of the meeting by Brinkman et al. (2013)

2003: Symposium on Turtle Origins, Evolution and Systematics
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Link: Report by Danilov et al. (2006)

1983: I Simposium Internacional sobre Quelonios Fosiles
Location: Paris, France
Publication: Studia Geologica Salamanticensia, vol. especial I (1984) - Studia Palaeocheloniologica I, edited by de Broin and Jiménez-Fuentes.


Besides these symposiums, there have been additional smaller meetings:

2014: Meeting of the Central European Turtle Evolutionary Biologists (link to the program)
Location: Zürich, Switzerland

2013: one-day symposium during the 10th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology
Location: Barcelona, Spain

1996: session during the 56th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Location: New York, USA

1995: session during the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Location: Edmonton, Canada


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Image on the right: holotype of Atolchelys lepida UERJ.MC 2 (Photo by Pedro Romano).