Paleonet: Guanling 2010 Symposium on Marine Vertebrates

Ryosuke Motani rmotani at
Sat Oct 3 00:36:40 GMT 2009

Guanling County, Guizhou, China will host Guanling 2010 Symposium on 
Marine Vertebrates next summer (Aug. 28-29, 2010), followed by a field 
trip (Aug. 30-Sep. 2).  Guanling has yielded many interesting Late 
Triassic crinoids and marine reptiles, including the oldest turtle 
Odontochelys, ichthyosaurs, placodonts, and thalattosaurs.

There is a meeting announcement page at:

This is a great opportunity to take a look at fossil collections and 
localities that are difficult to reach yourself. International attendees 
are expected to fly to Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province, where 
they will be picked up by meeting organizers and shuttled to Guanling. 
Such air tickets are readily available online (e.g., Travelocity and 
Expedia).  Hotel rooms will be reserved for all international attendees 
too--the cost is still unknown at this point.  Meeting registration fee 
of about $75 US will apply separately.

We would appreciate it if you could let us know of your early interests 
in attending this symposium (there is a form at the web site, or you can 
just email me--rmotani at or Da-yong--djiang at

The meeting is made possible thanks to efforts of my colleague Da-yong 
Jiang of the Peking University and his team, as well as Guanling and 
Anshun Governments.

Ryosuke Motani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. Geology, UC Davis

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