Presentation Schedule
5th Turtle Evolution Symposium
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil | July, 2015


Presentation Schedule

There will be six thematic oral presentations sessions, occurring between Tuesday and Wednesday (July 21st and 22nd, 2015) during morning and afternoon. Also, a general poster presentation and a special session with a round table debate on turtle's taxonomy are planned to take place on Wednesday (July 22nd, 2015).


Meeting Program

Monday (July 20th, 2015):
8:00 - 12:00: Access to Museum Collections (only for scheduled visits).
14:00 - 17:00: Access to Museum Collections (only for scheduled visits).
18:00 - 19:00: Registration payment and meeting’s kit delivery.
19:00 - 22:00: Icebreaker (finger food and drinks will be served).

Tuesday (July 21st, 2015):
9:00 - 9:20: Opening and Welcome addresses.
9:20 - 10:20: Oral Session I: General aspects on turtle’s origins and evolution.
10:20 - 10:50: Coffee Break.
10:50 - 12:10: Oral Session II: Stem turtles, phylogeny, and biogeography.
12:10 - 14:00: Lunch Break.
14:00 - 15:40: Oral Session III: Side-necked turtles taxonomy and morphology.
15:40 - 16:10: Coffee Break.
16:10 - 17:10: Oral Session IV: North American and European hide-necked turtles.
18:00: Informal social gathering.

Wednesday (July 22nd, 2015):
9:00 - 10:20: Oral Session V: Pelomedusoides phylogeny.
10:20 - 10:50: Coffee Break.
10:50 - 12:00: Poster Session: Miscellanea.
12:00 - 14:00: Lunch Break.
14:00 - 15:20: Oral Session VI: Asian hide-necked turtles.
15:20 - 15:50: Coffee Break.
15:50 - 17:40: Special Session: Perspectives on turtles’ taxonomy.
17:45 - 18:00: Final remarks, Conference publications, Identification of next Conference Venue.
19:00: Closing confraternization.

Thursday (July 23rd, 2015):
9:30 - 12:00: Guided visit to MCT paleontological exhibition (to be confirmed).

Friday (July 24th, 2015):
8:00: Departure to Field Trip.



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Image on the right: Llewllyn Ivor Price original illustration of DGM 518-R, a new side-necked turtle from Brazil (Oliveira, 2011 unpublished).