The NOW database of fossil mammals started as a small joint initiative of a few researchers in 1996 but over three decades it has grown and evolved into a thriving community including mammal palaeontologists from all over the world. We have NOW for years to come, but 25 years is quite a respectable age for a database, and this requires a celebration. Therefore, after one year of delay because of the pandemic, it is our pleasure to invite you to the NOW 25th anniversary meeting. Please note this is not an event reserved to NOW contributors, everyone is invited!
This will be a fully face-to-face meeting and will include two days of talks and workshops plus one day of fieldtrip. There will be various thematic sessions devoted to different topics ranging from systematics and biochronlogy to palaeobiogeography, palaeobiodiversity, and ecometrics. Fieldtrip will visit major mammal sites of the Vallès-Penedès Basin, one of the best Miocene continental records worldwide. Contributions will be restricted to oral communications and extended abstracts will be peer-reviewed and published in a special issue of the journal "Paleontologia i Evolució". Deadline for abstract submission is expected to be by the end of August.