Macro invertebrates

First Paleomacroinvertebrate Symposium of Latin America


Dr. Renato Pirani Ghilardi (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Bauru, Brasil)

The main objective is to bring together researchers from the different Latin American countries that work on this topic and provide a place for broad debate and exchange of ideas. In Brazil we had the initiative to hold national symposiums on this theme that, in 2018, held its fourth edition. The theme is of greater relevance since the faunas of macroinvertebrates belonging to distinct provinces and faunistic kingdoms are of fundamental importance in the understanding of Paleozoic paleobiogeography. In addition, the studies of these groups in the Mesozoic and Cenozoic, in association with those of the Paleozoic, are fundamental for paleoecological, taxonomic, taphonomic and even biostratigraphic studies.


Symposium: First Paleomacroinvertebrate Symposium of Latin America

Duration: 6 hours

Modality: The symposium would work in accordance with the demand of registrants, requiring a period of 4 hours for presentation of papers and a further two hours for a round table discussion with macroinvertebrate paleontologists from different countries to elaborate joint work plans and set work targets.