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.
Next Meeting - Wednesday, December 9th
Our next Regular Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 9th, at 7:30 PM at Brookhaven College, Bldg H., Rm #126, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
This is our annual auction and Holiday party. Members are encouraged to bring side dishes and deserts, and the society will furnish the main dishes.
Click Here to download a list of auction items that will be sold that evening. Also, Polly Mullinnex needs fossils and fossil related items for the auction. She can arrange for pickup of your donation. If you plan to bring something for the auction that night, please contact Polly ahead of time so she is aware of what you are bringing. You can contact Polly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 903 916-0083.
Officer elections will be held on this night as well. There is a nominating committee that will bring nominations to the society that night, and nominations can be made by members that night as well.
Consider a Year End donation to the society. To get your donation in before year end for tax purposes, click here.
Location of Brookhaven College Map of Campus
Ellie May to Debut at the Perot Museum this week
Nearly pristine mammoth skeleton is showcased at Perot Museum. The Columbian mammoth skeleton is about 80 percent or 85 percent intact and an estimated 40,000 years old.
Read the full article from Marc Ramirez published by the Dallas Morning News on November 14, 2015 here. Photos by Jae S. Lee, Staff Photographer
PIT Crew In The News
The PIT Crew (Paleontologists In Training) had a wonderful day at the Heard Museum attending a Prep Class on November 7th. Check out these pictures of the event.
And then on November 14th the PIT Crew was at the Circle Ten Experience, Where over 11,000 scouts learned about fossils at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Fossilmania 2015 Glen Rose, TX
Fossilmania 2015 was held in Glen Rose, Texas this past weekend. Click here to see a recap and photos of the annual event.
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Horseshoe Bend Field Trip December 12
Meet at the Oklahoma Tourist Bureau Rest Stop that’s a few miles into Oklahoma from Texas on the northbound side of I-35 at 9AM Saturday morning, December 12. Consult your navigation utility to see how long it may take you to get there since where you live in the Metroplex will determine how long it may take. Alternately, a few of us are meeting at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Denton right on I-35 just north of Hwy. 380 (University Dr.), just as you’re heading north out of Denton at 7:30AM. Generally speaking it’s about an hour north of DFW.
Click Here for additional information.
Tom Vance receives Honorary Membership
Tom Vance, a long time member and friend of the Dallas Paleontological Society has been awarded an Honorary Membership for his service to the society.
Ash Grove Field Trip on Dec 5th Full
The December 5th field trip to Ash Grove Quarry in Midlothian, TX is full at this time (25 participants). There is a waitlist (currently 25) for those who wish to be notified if a spot comes open. Contact Polly for more details at Pollym@airmail.net.
In the News: New flying pterosaur named
A new species of pterosaur has been named Cimoliopterus dunni based on a fossil from northern Texas. Brent Dunn, a former DPS member, found the fossil. The article also mentions Aetodactylus halli, named after another DPS member Lance Hall. Read More about this find: Click Here
Dallas Paleontological Society Occasional Papers Volume 10
Dallas Paleontological Society Occasional Papers Volume 10 focusing on the Texas Pleistocene were released at the November 11 meeting.
Current members will receive one copy per membership, i.e. individual members get one copy and family members get one copy per family. If you haven't received your copy, be sure and pick one up at the next meeting.
About Us and Our Monthly Meetings
The Dallas Paleontological Society normally meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brookhaven College, unless we have something special happening that month. Please check our Calendar for exact dates. Come meet with us, hear a speaker, learn about paleontology, and bring your unidentified fossils and unique finds to share with the group. You will be welcome, and we will enjoy meeting you. Beware of big words! For a map of our meeting location Click Here.
Join us now
Come and join us for a great time at our next meeting, and click below to become a member. Individual and Family memberships are available, and kids can participate in the PIT Crew (Paleontogists In Training).