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Welcome to the Homepage of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, an international scientific society dedicated to the study of the evolution of birds. The Society had its first meeting in 1985. Conferences are held at 4-yearly intervals and have been in France, China, USA, Australia, Germany and Austria with the next to be held in Argentina. Here you will find news and information about SAPE, how to become a member of the society, current members, past and future meetings, and links to many sites of importance to those who have an interest in fossil birds, bird origins, or any other aspect of the evolution of birds. We encourage and welcome comments about our webpage so that we may better serve all of our members and visitors to this site.


Although SAPE long has been a society first and foremost for avian palaeontologists, both the society and its meetings are open to anyone with a general interest in bird evolution. Apart from those who consider themselves palaeontologists, we welcome people who are students of the more general, all inclusive topic of avian evolution, be they students, resource managers, or teachers. We encourage students of relevant research areas, for example functional morphology and molecular systematics, to participate in SAPE forums, especially its conferences. It is my belief that integration of diverse disciplines will benefit our research and hence knowledge of avian evolution, and as such we will all benefit from the broadening of the base for our society. See you in Argentina in 2016!

Trevor Worthy, President


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Latest update: 10 September 2012
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