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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2022-05-10
07:24
31 p, 7.0 MB Feeding habits of the Middle Triassic pseudosuchian Batrachotomus kupferzellensis from Germany and palaeoecological implications for archosaurs / Mujal, Eudald (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Foth, Christian (University of Fribourg. Department of Geosciences) ; Maxwell, Erin (Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart) ; Seegis, Dieter (Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart) ; Schoch, Rainer (Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart)
Bite traces on fossil bones are key to deciphering feeding ecology and trophic interactions of vertebrate past ecosystems. However, similarities between traces produced by different carnivorous taxa with similar dentitions, and misidentifications due to equifinality, hinder confident identifications of the bite makers. [...]
2022 - 10.1111/pala.12597
Palaeontology, Vol. 65, Issue 3 (May 2022) , art. e12597  
2022-05-03
11:26
41 p, 3.5 MB The Jurassic rise of squamates as supported by lepidosaur disparity and evolutionary rates / Bolet, Arnau (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Stubbs, Thomas (University of Bristol. School of Earth Sciences) ; Herrara-Flores, Jorge (University of Bristol. School of Earth Sciences) ; Michael Benton, Michael (University of Bristol. School of Earth Sciences)
The squamates (lizards, snakes, and relatives) today comprise more than 10,000 species, and yet their sister group, the Rhynchocephalia, is represented by a single species today, the tuatara. The explosion in squamate diversity has been tracked back to the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution, 100 million years ago (Ma), the time when flowering plants began their takeover of terrestrial ecosystems, associated with diversification of coevolving insects and insect-eating predators such as lizards, birds, and mammals. [...]
2022 - 10.7554/eLife.66511
eLife, Vol. 11 (May 2022) , art. e66511
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2022-04-29
08:19
45 p, 44.9 MB Feeding strategies of circum-Mediterranean hipparionins during the late Miocene: Exploring dietary preferences related to size through dental microwear analysis / Orlandi Oliveras, Guillem (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Köhler, Meike (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Clavel, Julien (Université Claude Bernard Lyon) ; Scott, Robert S. (The State University of New Jersey. Department of Anthropology and Center for Human Evolutionary Studies) ; Mayda, Serdar (Ege University. Department of Biology) ; Kaya, Tanju ; Merceron, Gildas (University of Poitiers)
The adaptive radiation of hipparionins after their Old World dispersal was linked with a trend towards smaller body sizes. The appearance of the small-sized forms has usually been associated to open environments and grazing diets. [...]
2022 - 10.26879/990
Palaeontologia Electronica, Vol. 25, Issue 1 (April 2022) , art. 13  
2022-04-27
07:24
6 p, 894.0 KB Exploring the relationship between soft and hard tissues : The example of vertebral arteries and transverse foramina / De Jager, Edwin (University of Cambridge. Department of Archaeology) ; Prigge, Lané (Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. Department of Anatomy) ; Amod, Nooreen (Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital. Department of Radiology) ; Oettle, Anna (Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. Department of Anatomy) ; Beaudet, Amélie (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Understanding how the brain is provided with glucose and oxygen is of particular interest in human evolutionary studies. In addition to the internal carotid arteries, vertebral arteries contribute significantly to the cerebral and cerebellar blood flow. [...]
2022 - 10.1111/joa.13681
Journal of Anatomy, (April 2022)  
2022-04-26
17:12
12 p, 2.6 MB The aberrant hamster Melissiodon (Cricetidae, Rodentia) from the early Miocene of Echzell and other German and French localities / Jovells Vaqué, Sílvia (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Mörs, Thomas (Swedish Museum of Natural History. Department of Palaeobiology)
Melissiodon is a rare cricetid with a long stratigraphic range, present from the Oligocene until the Miocene, only found in western and central Europe except some specimens recovered in Anatolia. What makes Melissiodon special is its unique dental and mandible morphology that has led to many questions regarding its relationship to other cricetid genera and its type of diet. [...]
2022 - 10.1080/08912963.2022.2067758
Historical Biology, (April 2022)  
2022-04-25
09:08
19 p, 14.5 MB Ebusia moralesi n. gen. nov. sp, a new endemic caprine (Bovidae, Mammalia) from the Neogene of Eivissa Island (Balearic Islands, Western Mediterranean) : evolutionary implications / Moyà Solà, Salvador (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Quintana Cardona, Josep (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Köhler, Meike (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
We describe the first endemic large mammal from the Neogene of the Island Eivissa (Balearic Islands, Spain), a new genus and species of an endemic insular bovid, Ebusia n. gen. moralesi n. sp. (Artiodactyla, Caprini). [...]
2022 - 10.1080/08912963.2022.2060099
Historical Biology, (April 2022)  
2022-04-21
07:52
13 p, 2.5 MB Museum Exhibitions of Fossil Specimens Into Commercial Products : Unexpected Outflow of 3D Models due to Unwritten Image Policies / Matsui, Kumiko (Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of Natural History) ; Kimura, Yuri (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Recent innovations and cost reductions in photogrammetry-based 3D modeling have enabled museum visitors to create 3D models based on photographs exhibited in galleries without breaking museum policies. [...]
2022 - 10.3389/feart.2022.874736
Frontiers in Earth Science, Vol. 10 (April 2022) , art. 874736  
2022-04-19
08:33
7 p, 1.5 MB A high-quality, long-read genome assembly of the endangered ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) / Palmada-Flores, Marc (Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF-CSIC) (Barcelona)) ; Orkin, Joseph (Université de Montréal. Département d'anthropologie) ; Haase, Bettina (The Rockefeller University. Vertebrate Genome Lab (USA)) ; Mountcastle, Jacquelyn (The Rockefeller University. Vertebrate Genome Lab (USA)) ; Bertelsen, Mads (University of Copenhagen. Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences) ; Fedrigo, Olivier (The Rockefeller University. Vertebrate Genome Lab (USA)) ; Kuderna, Lukas (Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF-CSIC) (Barcelona)) ; Jarvis, Erich D. (The Rockefeller University. Vertebrate Genome Lab (USA)) ; Marques-Bonet, Tomas (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Background: The ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) is a charismatic strepsirrhine primate endemic to Madagascar. These lemurs are of particular interest, given their status as a flagship species and widespread publicity in the popular media. [...]
2022 - 10.1093/gigascience/giac026
GigaScience, Vol. 11, Num. 1 (April 2022) , art. giac026  
2022-04-05
10:18
A reappraisal of the Border Cave 1 cranium (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) / Beaudet, Amélie (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; D'Errico, Francesco (Université Bordeaux. UMR 5199 CNRS De la Préhistoire à l'Actuel) ; Backwell, Lucinda (University of the Witwatersrand. Evolutionary Studies Institute (South Africa)) ; Wadley, Lyn (University of the Witwatersrand. Evolutionary Studies Institute (South Africa)) ; Zipfel, Bernhard (University of the Witwatersrand. Evolutionary Studies Institute (South Africa)) ; Peña, Paloma de la (University of Cambridge. McDonald Archaeological Research Institute) ; Reyes-Centeno, Hugo (University of Kentucky. Department of Anthropology)
Besides providing a unique archaeological assemblage that documents the early emergence of complex behaviour in the human lineage, Border Cave (South Africa) is noteworthy for having yielded hominin remains of at least nine individuals, including the partial cranium Border Cave 1. [...]
2022 - 10.1016/j.quascirev.2022.107452
Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 282 (April 2022) , art. 107452  
2022-04-05
09:44
14 p, 742.5 KB Insights from the rescue and breeding management of Cuvier's gazelle (Gazella cuvieri) through whole-genome sequencing / Alvarez-Estape, Marina (Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF-CSIC) (Barcelona)) ; Fontsere, Claudia (Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF-CSIC) (Barcelona)) ; Serres-Armero, Aitor (Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF-CSIC) (Barcelona)) ; Kuderna, Lukas (Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF-CSIC) (Barcelona)) ; Dobrynin, Pavel (ITMO University. Computer Technologies Laboratory) ; Guidara, Héla (Direction Générale des Forêts (Tunisia)) ; Pukazhenthi, Budhan S. (Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute) ; Koepfli, Klaus-Peter (Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute) ; Marques-Bonet, Tomas (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Moreno, Eulalia (Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas-CSIC. Departamento de Ecología Funcional y Evolutiva) ; Lizano, Esther (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Captive breeding programmes represent the most intensive type of ex situ population management for threatened species. One example is the Cuvier's gazelle programme that started in 1975 with only four founding individuals, and after more than four decades of management in captivity, a reintroduction effort was undertaken in Tunisia in 2016, to establish a population in an area historically included within its range. [...]
2022 - 10.1111/eva.13336
Evolutionary applications, Vol. 15, Issue 3 (March 2022) , p. 351-364