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CRETACEOUS BIODIVERSITY CONFERENCE
Scheduled for the 11th and 12th July is the CRETACEOUS BIODIVERSITY
conference, held here at Portsmouth University, England. I only have
time to provide titles of some of the more interesting talks (from a
vert. palaeo. perspective of course).
Talks on 11th July.
11.00. Biodiversity in a Cretaceous fossil Lagerstatten: sampling the
David M. Martill.
12.30. Predatory dinosaurs in England's Lower Cretaceous: crocodile
heads, puffin snouts and the odd Lazarus taxon.
Darren Naish (stepping in for entomologist Andre Nel, who
unfortunately couldn't make it).
14.00. Diversity in European and African Cretaceous dinosaurs.
Michael J. Benton.
14.30. The diversity of Lower Cretaceous birds.
Paul G. Davis.
15.00. Lepidosauria and Lissamphibia: Cretaceous diversity and
Susan E. Evans.
15.30. Diversity in Cretaceous pterosaurs: patterns, problems and
David. M. Unwin.
A conference volume will result (I actually have a copy sitting here
with me now). On the 12th there will be a field trip on the Isle of
Wight. Yes yes, of course I know about Steve Hutt's new theropod. I
have handled the damn thing. Anyway, I'll inform you all of what
happened when I next write.. some time next week probably. Later!
"They sure don't look like birds to me!"