The “1st International Palaeobiogeography Symposium” was held in Paris from 10th to the 13th of July 2007 at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) and organized by the CNRS research unit UMR 5143 “Paléobiodiversité et Paléoenvironnements”, which gathers scientists based at both UPMC and Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN). More than 120 participants attended the symposium and 24 countries were represented.

These numbers highlight the interest on palaeobiogeographic subjects that we wanted to rejuvenate through the symposium. The latter was based on two distinct lines of reasoning: Paris on one hand and the need of bringing together...

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