Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)

L'ICP és un centre de recerca públic de la institució CERCA (Centres de Recerca de Catalunya) establert com una fundació sense ànim de lucre dotada de fons públics i que té com a patrons la Generalitat de Catalunya i la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). La missió de l'ICP consisteix a fer recerca en paleontologia de vertebrats i humana al més alt nivell internacional, així com promoure la conservació i difusió del patrimoni paleontològic de Catalunya. Aquest portal web conté la producció científica de l'ICP, organitzada en les següents categories:

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2018-12-05
10:04
Giant tortoise genomes provide insights into longevity and age-related disease / Quesada, Víctor (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Freitas Rodríguez, Sandra (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Miller, Joshua (Yale University. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) ; Pérez-Silva, José G. (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Jiang, Zi-Feng (The University of Chicago. Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology) ; Tapia, Washington (Galapagos Islands. Galapagos National Park Directorate) ; Santiago-Fernández, Olaya (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Campos-Iglesias, Diana (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Kuderna, Lukas F. K. (Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC)) ; Quinzin, Maud (Yale University. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) ; Álvarez, Miguel G. (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Carrero, Dido (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Beheregaray, Luciano B. (Flinders University. College of Science and Engineering) ; Gibbs, James P. (State University of New York. College of Environmental Science and Forestry) ; Chiari, Ylenia (University of South Alabama. Department of Biology) ; Glaberman, Scott (University of South Alabama. Department of Biology) ; Ciofi, Claudio (University of Florence. Department of Biology) ; Araujo-Voces, Miguel (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Mayoral, Pablo (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Arango, Javier R. (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Tamargo-Gómez, Isaac (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Roiz-Valle, David (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Pascual-Torner, María (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Evans, Benjamin R. (Yale University. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) ; Edwards, Danielle L. (University of California. School of Natural Sciences) ; Garrick, Ryan C. (University of Mississippi. Department of Biology) ; Russello, Michael A. (The University of British Columbia. Department of Biology) ; Poulakakis, Nikos (University of Crete. Department of Biology) ; Gaughran, Stephen J. (Yale University. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) ; Rueda, Danny O. (Galapagos Islands. Galapagos National Park Directorate) ; Bretones, Gabriel (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular) ; Marquès i Bonet, Tomàs, 1975- (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; White, Kevin P. (The University of Chicago. Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology) ; ;
Giant tortoises are among the longest-lived vertebrate animals and, as such, provide an excellent model to study traits like longevity and age-related diseases. However, genomic and molecular evolutionary information on giant tortoises is scarce. [...]
2018 - 10.1038/s41559-018-0733-x
Nature Ecology & Evolution, (December 2018)  
2018-12-03
13:15
13 p, 1.7 MB Genomes reveal marked differences in the adaptive evolution between orangutan species / Mattle-Greminger, Maja P. (University of Zurich. Department of Anthropology) ; Bilgin Sonay, Tugce (University of Zurich. Department of Anthropology) ; Nater, Alexander (University of Zurich. Department of Anthropology) ; Pybus, Marc (Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Institut de Biologia Evolutiva) ; Desai, Tariq (University of Cambridge. Department of Genetics) ; Valles, Guillem de (Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Institut de Biologia Evolutiva) ; Casals, Ferran (Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Servei de Genòmica) ; Scally, Aylwyn (University of Cambridge. Department of Genetics) ; Bertranpetit, Jaume (Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Institut de Biologia Evolutiva) ; Marquès i Bonet, Tomàs, 1975- (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; van Schaik, Carel P. (University of Zurich. Department of Anthropology) ; Anisimova, Maria (Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW) ; Krützen, Michael (University of Zurich. Department of Anthropology)
Background: Integrating demography and adaptive evolution is pivotal to understanding the evolutionary history and conservation of great apes. However, little is known about the adaptive evolution of our closest relatives, in particular if and to what extent adaptions to environmental differences have occurred. [...]
2018 - 10.1186/s13059-018-1562-6
Genome Biology, Vol. 19 (Novembre 2018) , art. 193  
2018-11-21
11:46
15 p, 3.6 MB Bone histology provides insights into the life history mechanisms underlying dwarfing in hipparionins / Orlandi Oliveras, Guillem (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Nacarino Meneses, Carmen (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Köhler, Meike (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Size shifts may be a by-product of alterations in life history traits driven by natural selection. Although this approach has been proposed for islands, it has not yet been explored in continental faunas. [...]
2018 - 10.1038/s41598-018-35347-x
Scientific Reports, Vol. 8 (November 2018) , p. 17203  
2018-10-11
16:35
48 p, 6.4 MB Oldest skeleton of a fossil flying squirrel casts new light on the phylogeny of the group / Casanovas i Vilar, Isaac (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Garcia-Porta, J. (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Fortuny Terricabras, Josep (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Sanisidro, Oscar (University of Kansas. Biodiversity Institute) ; Prieto, Jerome (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Department für Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften) ; Querejeta, Marina (Bavarian State Collection of Zoology) ; Llàcer, Sergio (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Robles Giménez, Josep Maria (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Bernardini, Federico (Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi) ; Alba, David (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Flying squirrels are the only group of gliding mammals with a remarkable diversity and wide geographical range. However, their evolutionary story is not well known. Thus far, identification of extinct flying squirrels has been exclusively based on dental features, which, contrary to certain postcranial characters, are not unique to them. [...]
2018 - 10.7554/eLife.39270
eLife, Vol. 7 (October 2018) , art. e39270
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2018-09-26
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16 p, 1.5 MB Inferring locomotor behaviours in Miocene New World monkeys using finite element analysis, geometric morphometrics and machine-learning classification techniques applied to talar morphology / Püschel, Thomas A. (University of Manchester. School of Earth and Environmental Sciences) ; Marcé Nogué, Jordi (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Gladman, Justin T. (Duke University. Department of Engineering, Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility) ; Bobe, René (University of Oxford. Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology) ; Sellers, William I. (University of Manchester. School of Earth and Environmental Sciences)
The talus is one of the most commonly preserved post-cranial elements in the platyrrhine fossil record. Talar morphology can provide information about postural adaptations because it is the anatomical structure responsible for transmitting body mass forces from the leg to the foot. [...]
2018 - 10.1098/rsif.2018.0520
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol. 15, Núm. 146 (September 2018) , art. 20180520  
2018-07-26
17:20
16 p, 9.9 MB An Amphisbaenian skull from the European Miocene and the evolution of Mediterranean worm lizards / Bolet Mercadal, Arnau (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Delfino, Massimo (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Fortuny Terricabras, Josep (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Almécija, Sergio (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Robles Giménez, Josep Maria (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Alba, David M. (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
The evolution of blanid amphisbaenians (Mediterranean worm lizards) is mainly inferred based on molecular studies, despite their fossils are common in Cenozoic European localities. This is because the fossil record exclusively consists in isolated elements of limited taxonomic value. [...]
2014 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0098082
Plos One, Vol. 9, Issue 6 (June 2014) , art. e0098082  
2018-07-26
16:40
14 p, 10.0 MB Intra-trackway morphological variations due to substrate consistency: the el frontal dinosaur tracksite (lower Cretaceous, Spain) / Razzolini, Novella L. (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Vila Ginestí, Bernat (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Castanera, Diego (Universidad de Zaragoza. Grupo Aragosaurus-IUCA) ; Falkingham, Peter L. (Royal Veterinary College. Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Structure & Motion Laboratory) ; Barco, José Luis (Paleoymás S.L (Saragossa)) ; Canudo, José Ignacio (Universidad de Zaragoza. Grupo Aragosaurus-IUCA) ; Manning, Phillip L. (University of Pennylvania. Department of Earth and Environmental Science) ; Galobart Lorente, Àngel (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
An ichnological and sedimentological study of the El Frontal dinosaur tracksite (Early Cretaceous, Cameros basin, Soria, Spain) highlights the pronounced intra-trackway variation found in track morphologies of four theropod trackways. [...]
2014 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0093708
Plos One, Vol. 9, Issue 4 (April 2014) , art. e0093708  
2018-07-25
17:23
10 p, 508.7 KB Early origin for human-Like precision grasping : a comparative study of pollical distal phalanges in fossil hominins / Almécija, Sergio (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Moyà Solà, Salvador (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia) ; Alba, David M. (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats
Background: The morphology of human pollical distal phalanges (PDP) closely reflects the adaptation of human hands for refined precision grip with pad-to-pad contact. The presence of these precision grip-related traits in the PDP of fossil hominins has been related to human-like hand proportions (i. [...]
2010 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0011727
Plos One, Vol. 5, Issue 7 (July 2010) , art. e11727  
2018-07-25
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34 p, 12.0 MB Allodaposuchus palustris sp. nov. from the upper Cretaceous of Fumanya (South-Eastern Pyrenees, Iberian Peninsula) : systematics, palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography of the enigmatic Allodaposuchian crocodylians / Blanco, Alejandro (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Puértolas Pascual, Eduardo (Universidad de Zaragoza. Grupo Aragosaurus–IUCA) ; Marmi i Plana, Josep Maria (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Vila Ginestí, Bernat (Universidad de Zaragoza. Grupo Aragosaurus–IUCA) ; Sellés, Albert G. (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
The controversial European genus Allodaposuchus is currently composed of two species (A. precedens, A. subjuniperus) and it has been traditionally considered a basal eusuchian clade of crocodylomorphs. [...]
2014 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0115837
Plos One, Vol. 9, Issue 12 (Desembre 2014) , art. e0115837  
2018-07-25
16:39
9 p, 678.1 KB Biomechanics of forearm rotation: force and efficiency of pronator teres / Ibáñez Gimeno, Pere (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia) ; Galtés Vicente, Joan Ignasi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psiquiatria i de Medicina Legal) ; Jordana Comín, Xavier (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Malgosa Morera, Assumpció (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia) ; Manyosa Ribatallada, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Bioquímica i de Biologia Molecular) ; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre d'Estudis en Biofísica
Biomechanical models are useful to assess the effect of muscular forces on bone structure. Using skeletal remains, we analyze pronator teres rotational efficiency and its force components throughout the entire flexion-extension and pronation-supination ranges by means of a new biomechanical model and 3D imaging techniques, and we explore the relationship between these parameters and skeletal structure. [...]
2014 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0090319
Plos One, Vol. 9, Issue 2 (February 2014) , art. pe0090319