Welcome to the Dallas Paleontological Society
The Dallas Paleo Society monthly meeting is Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30pm at Brookhaven College, Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute building, room 126 on the Brookhaven Campus.
Our guest speaker at the next meeting of the DPS, on Wednesday, July
8th, will be Bruno Goncalves Augusta, a Ph.D. student visiting SMU
this summer. He will speak on the subject of his Masters
thesis, "Development and evolution of the crocodile skull: clues from a
Brazilian fossil". Bruno studied 10 specimens of Mariliasuchus
amarali, from the Upper Cretaceous near Sao Paulo. The specimens
are a growth series, permitting a detailed developmental study and
comparison with the living genus Caiman. This should be of particular
interest to croc-finders of the Arlington Archosaur Site and other
localities in Texas.
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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.