Welcome to the Dallas Paleontological Society
The Dallas Paleo Society monthly meeting is Wednesday, January 14at 7:30pm at Brookhaven College, Ellison Miles Building, room 126 on the Brookhaven Campus.
Brookhaven is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, (Dallas) Texas 75244.
The speaker for the DPS meeting on Wednesday,
January 14th, will be Dr. Chris Noto, Assistant Professor of Biological
Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Parkside.
About Dr. Noto
I am a vertebrate paleontologist working on the
taphonomy, paleoecology, and functional morphology of Mesozoic vertebrates
including dinosaurs, crocodilians, mammals, and birds
I am the principal
investigator at the Arlington Archosaur Site with a position of Research
Affiliate in the Perot
Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas.
DR. Noto will give an update on discoveries
made at the Arlington Archosaur Site and what they tell us about the middle
The Dallas Paleontological
The Charles Finsley Lecture Series
Dr. Nizar Ibrahim
Dr. Nizar Ibrahim is credited with rediscovering a valuable, rare
dinosaur named Spinosaurus. He has been the subject of a National Geographic
documentary which was the cover story for the October issue of the
magazine. In addition, he succeeded in winning the number nine spot in Discover
magazine’s 100 top stories of 2014, competing in a world wide
selection process. His interest with Spinosaurus began with pictures of a
dinosaur discovered by Ernst Stromer in 1912. Dr. Ibrahims’ detective work led him on an amazing journey, guiding him back to
the desert in Morocco where he had first encountered some tantalizing bones and
then to an incredible discovery. His construction of a swimming-terrestrial
dinosaur may spur the re-writing of many paleontology books, as we make room
for the incomparable, Spinosaurus.
When: The Finsley Lecture Series will be held on Saturday,
February, 28th, 2015 at 7:30p.m.
The Hughes-Trigg Center at Southern Methodist University, lower level,
auditorium. There will be a
following the program.
Reservations are a must:
The cost is $15 per person.
with I.D.: $7 dollars.
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Charles Finsley Lecture Series
Fund Raising Challenge
A challenge to match $1000 for
the Charles Finsley Lecture Series fund has been issued by Bill Lowe and Rocky
Manning. If $1000 is raised by December 31, 2014, that $1000 will be
matched. Charles Finsley passed away recently and the family asked that
memorial donations to provide ongoing support for the Lecture Series
be made to the Dallas Paleontological Society. Funds raised will
be go towards that fund. The DPS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
organization; all donations are tax deductible. Donations may be made at
General meetings or by mail to: Dallas Paleontological
Society, P.O. Box 223846, Dallas, TX 75222.
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More about the Society can be found in The Fossil Record.
Some of our outings, finds and wares.
Purpose of the Society
The Dallas Paleontological Society was founded in 1984 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of the science of paleontology. It was intended by the founding members that the Society would be a network for the exchange of data between professionals and serious amateurs in this field.
Everyone is welcome to join the Society. No special skills or knowledge are required for membership.