Organization and committees


Departamento de Ciências da TerraFCT - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, UNL- Universidade Nova de Lisboa


Marco Marzola, Octávio Mateus, Miguel Moreno-Azanza, Eduardo Puértolas-Pascual, Femke Holwerda, Bruno Pereira, José Carlos Kullberg, João Russo, Francisco Costa


Octávio Mateus, Miguel Moreno-Azanza, Eduardo Puértolas-Pascual, Emanuel Tschopp, Matteo Belvedere, Jesper Milàn, Jeff Liston, Glória Cuenca, Juan Manuel Lopez Garcia, Hugues-Alexandre Blain, Bruno Pereira, Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, Gertrud Rössner, José Carlos Kullberg, Paulo Legoinha, Nuno Bicho, Ausenda Balbino, Miguel Telles Antunes


Francisco Costa, Hugo Campos, Alexandra Fernandes, Alexandre Guillaume, Dario Estraviz López, João Muchagata Duarte, Filippo Rotatori, Sara Kjeldsø Sneltorp


The XVI EAVP Annual Meeting logo is a composite of the skull and part of the anterior neck of the stegosaur Miragaia longicollum, superimposed on the outline of the mouth of the Tagus River, the vibrant city of Lisbon, and the Setúbal Peninsula. In this area, several vertebrate fossils have been found from the Late Jurassic, Cretaceous, and Miocene, including bones and footprints.

Miragaia longicollum is a species of stegosaur erected in 2009 after the partial anterior skeleton was excavated from Upper Jurassic Lourinhã Formation rocks near the village of Miragaia. The specimen is now on display in the Museum of Lourinhã. Another more complete specimen of Miragaia recently studied, which was found in the Upper Jurassic of Peniche, confirms the validity of M. longicollum as distinct from all other species of stegosaurs. This second specimen of Miragaia is to date not only the most complete dinosaur found in Portugal, but also the most complete stegosaur ever found in Europe. Stored at LNEG (Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia), this new specimen of Miragaia has been the main focus of a Master’s thesis in Paleontology from FCT-UNL.

The illustration of XVI EAVP Annual Meeting logo is part of a full body reconstruction of Miragaia longicollum, based on the holotype and the above-mentioned new specimen, and is credited to Oliver Demuth (