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