The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology presented 19 awards in 14 categories at its annual meeting in Las Vegas. The society’s highest honor, the A.S. Romer–G.G. Simpson Medal, was given to Alfred W. “Fuzz” Crompton for his sustained and outstanding scholarly excellence in the discipline of vertebrate paleontology. Crompton is the Fisher Professor of Natural History Emeritus at Harvard University where he researches the neuromuscular control of all aspects of feeding in a wide variety of vertebrates.
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