817-355-4693  CONTACT US


Field Trips
  Membership info.
   DPS Store
    Society Info.
   Society Calendar
   Paleo Links


  Learn about and donate to the
  Mineral Wells Fossil Park

Park website

Support the DPS
with a donation!







    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 Cretaceous transition.

    The Dallas Paleontological Society

    Proudly presents

    The Charles Finsley Lecture Series

    Dr. Nizar Ibrahim

    Key Speaker

    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.

    Where: The Hughes-Trigg Center at Southern Methodist University, lower level, auditorium. There will be a

    reception following the program.

    Reservations are a must:

    The cost is $15 per person.

    Students with I.D.: $7 dollars.

    Parking details on Eventbrite when you purchase your tickets.


    If the link doesn’t work, please copy and paste into your browser.


    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.


    Note from the Webmaster: If your pages do not refresh automatically hit the shift key and click reload/refresh, this will clear your local cache and refresh with up to date content.

    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.


    Copyright © 1996-2014, Dallas Paleontological Society. All Rights Reserved.

    Dallas Paleontological Society P.O. Box 223846, Dallas, TX, 75222-3846

    The Dallas Paleontological Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
    Web site issues contact the DPS Webmaster at webmaster1@dallaspaleo.org