Paleonet: mysterious lower Carboniferous fossil from Alabama
davidkm at gsa.state.al.us
Tue Nov 2 14:55:23 GMT 2010
I have posted this photograph on a personal blog primarily devoted to
things other than paleontology. But it's a serious paleontology
question. What are these things?
David C Kopaska-Merkel
Geological Survey of Alabama
Tuscaloosa AL 35486-6999
Got questions? sednet might have answers:
From: paleonet-bounces at nhm.ac.uk [mailto:paleonet-bounces at nhm.ac.uk] On
Behalf Of Roger Thomas
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:21 PM
Subject: Paleonet: Endangered species: Nautilus and other of interest
topaleontologists (GSA meeting)
Are you going to the Geological Society of America's annual meeting
in Denver? Are you interested in endangered species, particularly the
paleontologist's favorite living cephalopod? If so, please see the
announcement below that has been brought to my attention.
For the first time ever, two officials from US Fish and Wildlife,
both experienced in work with CITES and listing endangered species, are
being sent to GSA to attend the Friends of the Cephalopods meeting.
Their purpose is to discuss the possibility of listing Nautilus as an
endangered species at the next CITES meeting. Peg Yacobucci will be
chairing the meeting. This is a chance for paleontologists of all
stripes to see and understand how endangered species become listed.
Without doubt Nautilus and Allonautilus (accepted at the last major
international cephalopod meeting) both really need the help. Other
groups of special interest to paleontologists might need help down the
road (brachiopods, the tuatara, for example), so this first engagement
with US officials at a GSA meeting could serve as a template.
Kind regards, Roger
Roger D. K. Thomas
John Williamson Nevin Professor of Geosciences
Secretary-General, International Palaeontological Association
Department of Earth and Environment
Franklin & Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003
Office telephone: 717-291-4135
Office fax: 717-291-4186
Home telephone: 717-560-0486
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