Pander Society

The Pander Society is an informal organisation founded in 1967 for the promotion of the study of conodont palaeontology. It publishes an annual newsletter. Although there are regular meetings of the Pander Society, at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, at European Conodont Symposia (ECOS for short), and elsewhere, any meeting of three or more "Panderers" is considered an official meeting of the "Pander Society". The society is headed by the Chief Panderer, currently Maria Cristina Perri of the Università di Bologna. The society confers two awards, the Pander Medal for a lifetime of achievement in conodont palaeontology, and the Hinde Medal for an outstanding contribution to conodont palaeontology by a young Panderer.[1][2][3]

Heinz Christian Pander (1794–1865) is credited as the first scientist to describe primitive creatures known as conodonts.[4]

Previous Chief Panderers

Pander Medalists

Hinde Medallists

External links


  1. ^ Over, D. J., and W. M. Furnish. (2009). Conodont studies commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first conodont paper (Pander, 1856) and the 40th anniversary of the Pander Society. Ithaca, N.Y.: Paleontological Research Institution.
  2. ^ Sweet, W. C., & Cooper, B. J. (2008). CH Pander's introduction to conodonts, 1856. EPISODES, 31(4), 429-432.
  3. ^ Sweet, Walter C. (1988) The Conodonta: morphology, taxonomy, paleoecology, and evolutionary history of a long-extinct animal phylum. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  4. ^ Devonian Life and Evolution H.C. Pander and strange Conodonts

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