SVPCA/SPPC 2017 - a PeerJ Collection

The "SVPCA/SPPC 2017 Collection” contains abstracts, posters, talk slides, and full-length manuscripts describing work presented at the 65th Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA) and the 26th Symposium on Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation (SPPC), hosted at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, September 12th-15th 2017.

SVPCA is a meeting for current research in vertebrate palaeontology and comparative vertebrate anatomy, and has been held annually in the UK, Ireland or France since 1953. SPPC is a forum for discussion of fossil preparation, conservation, and related topics, and is held in conjunction with SVPCA and co-organised with the Geological Curator’s Group. 2017 was the first year that it had been held in Birmingham. The 2017 meeting was supported by The Palaeontological Association, eLife, Wiley, PLOS ONE and Transmitting Science. More information about the SVPCA and SPPC conferences is available at

The abstracts listed in this collection have not been rigorously reviewed for content, beyond minor copyediting. However, they have been checked for suitability for a conference on vertebrate palaeontology and comparative anatomy.

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