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
, 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!
News and updates
May 25th, 2015: Second Circular
Symposium: July 20th to 23rd, 2015.
Field trip:July 24th to 26th, 2015.
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
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:
(Brazilian Paleontology Society) is supporting the meeting.
June 30th, 2014:
June 27th, 2014:
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)
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).
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2012: Symposium on Turtle Evolution
Link: Program and Abstracts by Joyce et al. (2012)
2009: Gaffney Turtle Symposium
Links: Symposium website
and Special publication of the meeting by Brinkman et al. (2013)
2003: Symposium on Turtle Origins, Evolution and Systematics
St. Petersburg, Russia
Link: Report by Danilov et al. (2006)
1983: I Simposium Internacional sobre Quelonios Fosiles
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:
Meeting of the Central European Turtle Evolutionary Biologists (link to the program)
one-day symposium during the 10th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology
session during the 56th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
New York, USA
session during the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Webdesign: Pedro Romano | Not optimized for mobile devices | Last Update: May 25th, 2015.
Image on the right: holotype of Atolchelys lepida UERJ.MC 2 (Photo by Pedro Romano).