Moderators: Francesc Gascó1, Koen Stein2 and Maite Suñer3
1Grupo de Biología Evolutiva, UNED, Spain
2Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
3Museo Paleontológico de Alpuente, Spain
As Armand J. de Ricqlès declared, Palaeohistology is a powerful tool, in connection with Biology, for the reconstruction of fossil Vertebrates as living organisms.
Thin-section samples of mineralized tissues, such as bone, ossified tendons, calcified cartilage, dentine, enamel, etc., are useful to describe the inner organization, density and orientation of the vascular canals, compactness, cyclicity, distribution, size and shape of osteocyte lacunae, remodelling, and ultimately, to reconstruct the biology of extinct species.
This session will be focused on different aspects concerned with vertebrate mineralized tissues and biology.
Abstracts including questions about growth patterns and strategies, biomechanics, physiology, pathological tissues, methods of determining the age or ecological inferences are welcome.
Although other specialized meetings are happening soon, we consider that the first Palaeontological Virtual Congress could be a good opportunity to provide a forum for discussion with the advantages of online platforms, with the aim to give projection to the palaeontological research carried out by several groups of researchers around the world.