Top Ten Vertebrate Paleontology Finds of 2016 | PLOS

Last night at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, brought many of us together to celebrate open access in our field, and PLOS in particular. A special highlight: the announcement of the Top 10 Open Access Vertebrate Fossils of 2016, as decided by a community vote.

Snip20161028_3There is some great variety on the list (although as fellow community co-editor Sarah Gibson pointed out, there are no fish; to which I pointed out in turn, phylogenetically, they are all fish!). Some dinosaurs are of course in the mix, but these are alongside fossil mammals, marine reptiles, and more.

Meet our winners here: Paleo Top Ten | PLOS.

Thank you to the PLOS team for organizing a great event!


Paleo Top Ten | PLOS.

(image in the page header is by Israel M. Sánchez, from Sánchez et al. 2015)

Published by Sarah Z. Gibson

Dr. Sarah Z. Gibson is a paleontologist and science communicator based in Minnesota. Her research focuses on the evolutionary history of ray-finned fishes from the Early Mesozoic.

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