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WAVP 2017: 51st Annual Meeting
Yavapai College in Prescott Arizona
February 17-19, 2017

The WAVP 2017 Meeting will bring together paleontologists from across the US to socialize and discuss and present their research from over the past year. Last year’s meeting at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park included paleontologists from California, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, and Texas. We’re hoping this year’s meeting will be even more representative of the vertebrate paleontology field.

This year we’ll be meeting at Yavapai College in Prescott Arizona for talks, field trips, and a dig site about 90 minutes southwest of downtown Prescott.

Looking forward to see you at this year’s meeting.

Click here to register for WAVP 2017

Download abstract and presentations guidelines– pdf.

Jeb Bevers / Yavapai College Biology Department
(928) 717-7617
jeb_bevers@yc.edu

WAVP 2017 Attendees:
Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Prescott

Prescott Arizona offers beautiful nature trails, hiking and an array of outdoor recreation opportunities in the Prescott National Forest, minutes from the campus. In addition because it’s the old west, Whiskey Row is a great place to experience the genuine feel of saloons and nightlife. Whiskey Row and Courthouse Square located across the street from each other are very near to the campus, too (1 mile).

Prescott offers a wealth restaurants, bars, and eateries near the campus offering dining delights ranging form informal to upscale on anything from Southwestern cuisine to International Fusion.

Lodging options in Prescott give you quite a few choices, most of which are a short distance from campus.

06WAVP 2017 Schedule of Events

Registration, socializing, and a keynote address for this 3 day event begins at high noon on Friday.

Friday, February 17, 2017 – (High noon – 8:00 pm)
  • 12:00-7:00 pm: Registration
  • 12:30-4:00 pm: Snacks
  • 1:00–4:00 pm and 7:00-7:30pm: Poster setup
  • 4:15-5:30 pm: Keynote Address and Introduction
  • 6:00-7:30 pm: Dinner (Casa Alvarez (Google maps)
  • 8:00 pm: End of scheduled events

Saturday, February 18, 2017 – (7:45 am – 8:00 pm)
  • 7:45-8:45 am: Registration / poster setup
  • 8:50: Opening
  • 9:00-10:05 am: Talks
    1. Alone in the West: the Locally Iterative Mesozoic Fossil Record of the Snake Coniophis, Randall L. Nydam, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, USA.
    2. A New Computer Program in Development for Reconstructing and Analyzing Soft Tissue Structures in Fossil Vertebrates, Tracy Thomson & Mark DeBlois, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA.
    3. Protoreodon and the Diversification of Basal Ruminants. K. E. Beth Townsend & Patricia A. Holroyd2, 1Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, 2University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA.
  • Break
  • 10:25-11:45 am: Talks
    1. Mammoth (Mammuthus) localities from Maricopa County, Arizona, Robert McCord, Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa AZ.
    2. History of Paleontological Research at the Milk Creek Formation, AZ, Jeb Bevers, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ
    3. Conscious Bias and the Origin of Birds, Ralph E. Molnar University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA & Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ, USA.
    4. Unusual Pleistocene Local Fauna from Coahuila, Mexico, Wade E. Miller1, Martha Carolina Aguillón-Martínez2, Rosario G ómez-Núñez2, Carlos René Delgado-De Jesús2, José IgnacioVallejo-González2, and Julio Alberto Robledo-García2, 1 Department of Geology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2 Secretaría de Educación Publica de Coahuila y Museo del Desierto, Coahuila, México
  • Break
  • 11:45-1:45 pm: Lunch and Posters (poster viewings 12:15pm-1:30pm)
    1. POSTER: Fossil Tortoises of Southeastern Arizona, with an Earliest Pleistocene Range Expansion of Gopherus, Larry Thrasher, Bureau of Land Management, Safford, AZ.
    2. POSTER: New Additions to the Miocene Vertebrate Fauna of the Tesuque Formation, Española, New Mexico, Philip Gensler1, Gary Morgan2, Scott Aby3 & Garrett R. Williamson4, 1U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, NM, 2New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, NM, 3 Muddy Spring Geology, Dixon, NM, 4Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.
    3. POSTER: Student Interns, Museum Exhibits and Cave Building; Oh my: Lessons Learned During a College-Museum Collaborative Partnership, Erik G. Ozolins1, Alton C. Dooley, Jr.2 & Brett S. Dooley3, 1Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA, 2Western Science Center, Hemet, CA, 3Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville, VA.
    4. POSTER: The Milk Creek Mammal Fauna of Central Arizona (Late Miocene) with New Taxa and an Estimate of Body Mass of Camelids and Antilocaprids Using Astragali Areas, Jeb Bevers1, Carley Weideman2 & Diriliee Curtis1, 1Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ, 2Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.
    5. POSTER: A New Triassic Bonebed from the Bears Ears Region of Utah, Robert J. Gay1, Xavier A. Jenkins2, Andrew R.C. Milner3, Nathan E. van Vranken4, Dylan M. Dewitt5, Taormina Lepore6, 1Museums of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, Fruita, CO, 2College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 3St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, St. George, UT, 4Marsh Drive, The Colony, TX, 5Ralston Valley High School, Arvada, CO, 6Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, The Webb Schools, Claremont, CA.
  • 1:45-3:15 pm: Talks
    1. Newly discovered turtle specimens from the Uinta Formation (Middle Eocene) of Utah, including Baenidae, Carettochelyidae, Planetochelyidae, Testudinidae, and Geoemydidae, Heather F. Smith1, J. Howard Hutchison2, Brent Adrian1, K.E. Beth Townsend1 & Daniel Jager1, 1Department of Anatomy, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, 2Museum of Paleontology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA.
    2. Current paleontological research and opportunities at Petrified Forest National Park, Adam D. Marsh & William G. Parker, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ, USA.
    3. The Glyptodont, Glyptotherium, from the Pliocene and Pleistocene of North America: Update, David D. Gillette1 & Alfredo E. Zurita2, 1Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 2Centro de Ecología Aplicada del Litoral (CECOAL -CO NICET) and Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE), Corrientes, Argentina.
    4. A Possible Physeteroid (Cetacea: Odontoceti) from the Yorba Member of the Puente Formation, Orange County, CA, Benjamin Sherzer, Duke Cultural Resources Management, Lake Forest, CA.
  • Break
  • 3:35-5:00 pm: Talk/WAVP 2018 Discussion
    1. Mastodons of Unusual Size: How do California Specimens of Mammut americanum compare to the rest of the country?, Alton C. Dooley, Jr.1 Eric Scott2 and H. Gregory McDonald3, 1Western Science Center, Hemet, CA, 2 Cogstone, Riverside, CA, 3 Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office.
    2. Mary Anning and the First Jurassic Park, Jeb Bevers, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ
    3. BEER: The New Frontier of Paleontology Outreach and Museum Fundraising, Gavin McCullough, Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa, AZ.
  • 5:10 to 5:45 pm: Final poster viewing
    1. POSTER: Fossil Tortoises of Southeastern Arizona, with an Earliest Pleistocene Range Expansion of Gopherus, Larry Thrasher, Bureau of Land Management, Safford, AZ.
    2. POSTER: New Additions to the Miocene Vertebrate Fauna of the Tesuque Formation, Española, New Mexico, Philip Gensler1, Gary Morgan2, Scott Aby3 & Garrett R. Williamson4, 1U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, NM, 2New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, NM, 3 Muddy Spring Geology, Dixon, NM, 4Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.
    3. POSTER: Student Interns, Museum Exhibits and Cave Building; Oh my: Lessons Learned During a College-Museum Collaborative Partnership, Erik G. Ozolins1, Alton C. Dooley, Jr.2 & Brett S. Dooley3, 1Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA, 2Western Science Center, Hemet, CA, 3Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville, VA.
    4. POSTER: The Milk Creek Mammal Fauna of Central Arizona (Late Miocene) with New Taxa and an Estimate of Body Mass of Camelids and Antilocaprids Using Astragali Areas, Jeb Bevers1, Carley Weideman2 & Diriliee Curtis1, 1Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ, 2Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.
    5. POSTER: A New Triassic Bonebed from the Bears Ears Region of Utah, Robert J. Gay1, Xavier A. Jenkins2, Andrew R.C. Milner3, Nathan E. van Vranken4, Dylan M. Dewitt5, Taormina Lepore6, 1Museums of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, Fruita, CO, 2College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 3St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, St. George, UT, 4Marsh Drive, The Colony, TX, 5Ralston Valley High School, Arvada, CO, 6Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, The Webb Schools, Claremont, CA.
  • 5:45 to 6:00 pm: Poster take down
  • 6:15 to 8:00 pm: Dinner / Socializing (Building 19-174 on campus)

Sunday, February 19, 2017 – (8:30 am – 5:30 pm)
  • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Field Trips
  • Hall of Beasts Tour/Milk Creek
  • 8:30 am-11:30 am Group 1: Hall of Beasts Tour/Local Geology (Beth Boyd)
  • 11:30-12:30 pm: Lunch
  • 8:15 am-12:30 pm: Group 2 Milk Creek Site visit
  • 12:30 pm: Rotate groups
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm: Wrap-up and goodbyes

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Registration Information

Register for this event by downloading the following form and mailing in a check and the registration form.

Estimated registration and dining fees is $88.

  • $48 – Registration for WAVP
    (includes Fri/Sat snacks, Sat breakfast and lunch)
  • $15 – Friday Dinner
  • $15 – Saturday Dinner
  • $10 – Sunday Lunch

Click here to register for WAVP 2017 online


Abstracts and Information on Presentations / Posters

abstractIf you are presenting at this year’s meeting, please provide an abstract for your talk or poster. Download abstract and presentations guideline – pdf

Abstracts Deadline:
Sunday February 12th (Darwin Day) at 6 pm


WAVP 2017 Meeting Center: Yavapai College in Prescott AZ


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December 2, 1963 – Ted Galusha AMNH Assistant Curator’s field notebook for the Milk Creek Area

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