Organisers: Malton Carvalho Fraga1 & Dhiego Cunha da Silva1
1Departamento de Geologia, Setor de Ciências da Terra, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
The Paraná Basin is the largest sedimentary unit in South America, covering an extensive area of the territories of Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina. From a paleontological perspective, the basin is historically known for its great fossiliferous potential, with organisms from the Ordovician to the Cretaceous, documented in different preservational patterns, within a range of depositional environments. Based on this, the objective of this session is to promote a space for the dissemination and international recognition of the palaeontology of this basin, encompassing different aspects of its taxonomy diversity, taphonomic histories, palaeoecological data, biostratigraphic markers, and Lagerstätte-type deposits. The session is open to all those who are interested in the theme, from undergraduate students to professional researchers, in order to encourage a rich exchange of information on advances in fossil research in the Paraná Basin.