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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2021-05-07
09:02
41 p, 5.0 MB Fossil apes and human evolution / Almécija, Sergio (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Hammond, Ashley S. (American Museum of Natural History. Division of Anthropology) ; Thompson, Nathan (New York Institute of Technology. Department of Anatomy) ; Pugh, Kelsey D. (American Museum of Natural History. Division of Anthropology) ; Moyà-Solà, Salvador (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia) ; Alba, David M. (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Humans diverged from apes (chimpanzees, specifically) toward the end of the Miocene ~9. 3 million to 6. 5 million years ago. Understanding the origins of the human lineage (hominins) requires reconstructing the morphology, behavior, and environment of the chimpanzee-human last common ancestor. [...]
2021 - 10.1126/science.abb4363
Science, Vol. 372, núm. 6542 (May 2021) , art. eabb4363  
2021-05-03
15:57
The life history of European Middle Pleistocene equids : first insights from bone histology / Nacarino Meneses, Carmen (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Orlandi Oliveras, Guillem (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Evolutionary trends in body size are a central issue of study in Palaeontology. However, and despite body size being one of the most important life history traits of an animal, iconic size-decrease trends such as the one experienced by Equus during the European Pleistocene have never been analysed under a life history framework. [...]
2021 - 10.1080/08912963.2019.1655011
Historical Biology, Vol. 33, Issue 5 (2021) , p. 672-682  
2021-04-29
12:29
32 p, 22.5 MB Towards complete and error-free genome assemblies of all vertebrate species / Rhie, Arang (National Institutes of Health. National Human Genome Research Institute (USA)) ; McCarthy, Shane A. (University of Cambridge. Department of Genetics (UK)) ; Fedrigo, Olivier (The Rockefeller University. Vertebrate Genome Lab (USA)) ; Damas, Joana (University of California Davis. The Genome Center (USA)) ; Formenti, Giulio (The Rockefeller University. Vertebrate Genome Lab (USA)) ; Koren, Sergey (National Institutes of Health. National Human Genome Research Institute (USA)) ; Uliano-Silva, Marcela (Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research. Department of Evolutionary Genetics (Germany)) ; Chow, William (Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK)) ; Fungtammasan, Arkarachai (DNAnexus Inc. (USA)) ; Kim, Juwan (Seoul National University. Interdisciplinary Program in Bioinformatics (Republic of Korea)) ; Lee, Chul (Seoul National University. Interdisciplinary Program in Bioinformatics (Republic of Korea)) ; Ko, Byung June (Seoul National University. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology (Republic of Korea)) ; Chaisson, Mark (University of Southern California (USA)) ; Gedman, Gregory L. (The Rockefeller University. Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language (USA)) ; Cantin, Lindsey J. (The Rockefeller University. Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language (USA)) ; Thibaud-Nissen, Francoise (National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information (USA)) ; Haggerty, Leanne (European Bioinformatics Institute. European Molecular Biology Laboratory (UK)) ; Bista, Iliana (University of Cambridge. Department of Genetics (UK)) ; Smith, Michelle (Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK)) ; Haase, Bettina (The Rockefeller University. Vertebrate Genome Lab (USA)) ; Mountcastle, Jacquelyn (The Rockefeller University. Vertebrate Genome Lab (USA)) ; Winkler, Sylke (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (Germany)) ; Paez, Sadye (The Rockefeller University. Vertebrate Genome Lab (USA)) ; Howard, Jason (Novogene (USA)) ; Vernes, Sonja C. (Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (The Netherlands)) ; Lama, Tanya M. (University of Massachusetts. Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (USA)) ; Marques-Bonet, Tomas (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Warren, Wesley C. (University of Missouri. Bond Life Sciences Center (USA)) ; Balakrishnan, Christopher N. (East Carolina University. Department of Biology (USA)) ; Burt, Dave (University of Queensland. UQ Genomics (Australia)) ; George, Julia M. ; Biegler, Matthew T. (The Rockefeller University. Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language (USA)) ; Iorns, David (The Genetic Rescue Foundation (New Zealand)) ; Digby, Andrew (Kākāpō Recovery, Department of Conservation (New Zealand)) ; Eason, Daryl (Kākāpō Recovery, Department of Conservation (New Zealand)) ; Robertson, Bruce (University of Otago. Department of Zoology (New Zealand)) ; Edwards, Taylor (University of Arizona Genetics Core (USA)) ; Wilkinson, Mark (Natural History Museum. Department of Life Sciences (UK)) ; Turner, George (Bangor University. School of Natural Sciences (UK)) ; Meyer, Axel (University of Konstanz. Department of Biology (Germany)) ; Kautt, Andreas F. (University of Konstanz. Department of Biology (Germany)) ; Franchini, Paolo (University of Konstanz. Department of Biology (Germany)) ; Detrich III, H. William (Northeastern University Marine Science Center. Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences (USA)) ; Svardal, Hannes (University of Antwerp. Department of Biology (Belgium)) ; Wagner, Maximilian (Karl-Franzens University of Graz. Institute of Biology (Austria)) ; Naylor, Gavin J. P. (University of Florida. Florida Museum of Natural History (USA)) ; Pippel, Martin (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (Germany)) ; Malinsky, Milan (University of Basel. Zoological Institute (Switzerland)) ; Mooney, Mark (Tag.bio (USA)) ; Simbirsky, Maria (DNAnexus Inc. (USA)) ; Hannigan, Brett T. (DNAnexus Inc. (USA)) ; Pesout, Trevor (University of California. UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute (USA)) ; Houck, Marlys (San Diego Zoo Global (USA)) ; Misuraca, Ann (San Diego Zoo Global (USA)) ; Kingan, Sarah B. (Pacific Biosciences (USA)) ; Hall, Richard (Pacific Biosciences (USA)) ; Kronenberg, Zev (Pacific Biosciences (USA)) ; Sović, Ivan (Pacific Biosciences (USA)) ; Dunn, Christopher (Pacific Biosciences (USA)) ; Ning, Zemin (Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK)) ; Hastie, Alex (Bionano Genomics (USA)) ; Lee, Joyce (Bionano Genomics (USA)) ; Selvaraj, Siddarth (Arima Genomics (USA)) ; Green, Richard E. (University of California. UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute (USA)) ; Putnam, Nicholas H. (Independent Researcher. Santa Cruz (USA)) ; Gut, Ivo (Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico. Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Barcelona) ; Ghurye, Jay (University of Maryland College Park. Department of Computer Science (USA)) ; Garrison, Erik (University of California. UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute (USA)) ; Sims, Ying (Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK)) ; Collins, Joanna (Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK)) ; Pelan, Sarah (Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK)) ; Torrance, James (Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK)) ; Tracey, Alan (Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK)) ; Wood, Jonathan (Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK)) ; Dagnew, Robel E. (University of Southern California (USA)) ; Guan, Dengfeng (Harbin Institute of Technology. Center for Bioinformatics. School of Computer Science and Technology (China)) ; London, Sarah E. (University of Chicago. Institute for Mind and Biology. Department of Psychology (USA)) ; Clayton, David F. (Clemson University. Department of Genetics and Biochemistry (USA)) ; Mello, Claudio V. (Oregon Health and Science University. Department of Behavioral Neuroscience (USA)) ; Friedrich, Samantha R. (Oregon Health and Science University. Department of Behavioral Neuroscience (USA)) ; Lovell, Peter V. (Oregon Health and Science University. Department of Behavioral Neuroscience (USA)) ; Osipova, Ekaterina (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (Germany)) ; Al-Ajli, Farooq O. (Monash University Malaysia. Tropical Medicine and Biology Multidisciplinary Platform (Malaysia)) ; Secomandi, Simona (University of Milan. Department of Biosciences (Italy)) ; Kim, Heebal (Seoul National University. Interdisciplinary Program in Bioinformatics (Republic of Korea)) ; Theofanopoulou, Constantina (The Rockefeller University. Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language (USA)) ; Hiller, Michael (Goethe-University. Faculty of Biosciences (Germany)) ; Zhou, Yang (BGI-Shenzhen (China)) ; Harris, Robert S. (Pennsylvania State University. Department of Biology (USA)) ; Makova, Kateryna D. (Pennsylvania State University. Department of Biology (USA)) ; Medvedev, Paul (Pennsylvania State University. Center for Medical Genomics (USA)) ; Hoffman, Jinna (National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information (USA)) ; Masterson, Patrick (National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information (USA)) ; Clark, Karen (National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information (USA)) ; Martin, Fergal (European Bioinformatics Institute. European Molecular Biology Laboratory (UK)) ; Howe, Kevin (European Bioinformatics Institute. European Molecular Biology Laboratory (UK)) ; Flicek, Paul (European Bioinformatics Institute. European Molecular Biology Laboratory (UK)) ; Walenz, Brian P. (National Institutes of Health. National Human Genome Research Institute (USA)) ; Kwak, Woori (eGnome, Inc. (Republic of Korea)) ; Clawson, Hiram (University of California. UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute (USA)) ; Diekhans, Mark (University of California. UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute (USA)) ; Nassar, Luis (University of California. UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute (USA)) ; Paten, Benedict (University of California. UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute (USA)) ; Kraus, Robert H. S. (Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior. Department of Migration (Germany)) ; Crawford, Andrew J. (Universidad de los Andes. Department of Biological Sciences (Colombia)) ; Gilbert, M. Thomas P. (University of Copenhagen. The GLOBE Institute. Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics (Denmark)) ; Zhang, Guojie (Chinese Academy of Sciences. Center for Excellence in Animal Evolution and Genetics (China)) ; Venkatesh, Byrappa (A*STAR. Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (Singapore)) ; Murphy, Robert W. (Royal Ontario Museum. Centre for Biodiversity (Canada)) ; Koepfli, Klaus-Peter (National Zoological Park. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Center for Species Survival (USA)) ; Shapiro, Beth (Howard Hughes Medical Institute (USA)) ; Johnson, Warren E. (National Zoological Park. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Center for Species Survival (USA)) ; Di Palma, Federica (University of East Anglia. Earlham Institute. Department of Biological Sciences (UK)) ; Teeling, Emma C. (University College Dublin. School of Biology and Environmental Science (Ireland)) ; Warnow, Tandy (The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Computer Science (USA)) ; Graves, Jennifer Marshall (La Trobe University. School of Life Science (Australia)) ; Ryder, Oliver A. (University of California San Diego. Department of Evolution, Behavior, and Ecology (USA)) ; Haussler, David (University of California Santa Cruz. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (USA)) ; O'Brien, Stephen J. (ITMO University. Laboratory of Genomics Diversity-Center for Computer Technologies (Russian Federation)) ; Korlach, Jonas (Pacific Biosciences (USA)) ; Lewin, Harris A. (University of California Davis. John Muir Institute for the Environment (USA)) ; Howe, Kerstin (Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK)) ; Myers, Eugene W. (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (Germany)) ; Durbin, Richard (University of Cambridge. Department of Genetics (UK)) ; Phillippy, Adam M. (National Institutes of Health. National Human Genome Research Institute (USA)) ; Jarvis, Erich D. (The Rockefeller University. Vertebrate Genome Lab (USA))
High-quality and complete reference genome assemblies are fundamental for the application of genomics to biology, disease, and biodiversity conservation. However, such assemblies are available for only a few non-microbial species 1, 2, 3, 4. [...]
2021 - 10.1038/s41586-021-03451-0
Nature, Vol. 592 (April 2021) , p. 737-746  
2021-04-29
10:13
A review on Bison schoetensacki and its closest relatives through the early-Middle Pleistocene transition: Insights from the Vallparadís Section (NE Iberian Peninsula) and other European localities / Sorbelli, Leonardo (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Alba, David M. (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Cherin, Marco (Università degli Studi di Perugia. Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia (Italy)) ; Moullé, Pierre-Élie (Musée de Préhistoire Régionale de Menton (France)) ; Brugal, Jean-Philip (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Aix-Marseille Université. Minist. Culture (France)) ; Madurell Malapeira, Joan (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
The evolutionary history of Bison is a matter of debate due to the scarcity of fossil remains from the earliest members of this clade and the close morphological similarities among species. To clarify the taxonomic status of the earliest stouter bison and their relationships to their putative ancestor, Leptobos, as well as other primitive forms traditionally referred to subgenus Bison (Eobison), we carry out a complete revision of the available European fossil record, with a focus on the forms occurring during the Early-Middle Pleistocene Transition. [...]
2021 - 10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106933
Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 261 (June 2021) , art. 106933
2 documents
2021-04-27
15:53
20 p, 7.2 MB A new species of dog from the Early Pleistocene site of Venta Micena (Orce, Baza Basin, Spain) / Martínez Navarro, Bienvenido (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social) ; Bartolini Lucenti, Saverio (Università di Firenze. Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra) ; Palmqvist, Paul (Universidad de Málaga. Departamento de Ecología y Geología) ; Ros-Montoya, Sergio (Universidad de Málaga. Departamento de Ecología y Geología) ; Madurell Malapeira, Joan (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Espigares Ortiz, María Patrocinio (Universidad de Málaga. Departamento de Ecología y Geología)
The site of Venta Micena (Orce, Spain), c. 1. 6 Ma, preserves one the best paleontological records of the early Pleistocene large mammals fauna in Europe. Here we describe the specimens of the genus Canis Linnaeus, 1758 in the context of the late Villafranchian and Epivillafranchian fossil dogs from Eurasia. [...]
Une nouvelle espèce de chien du site du Pléistocène inférieur de Venta Micena (Orce, bassin de Baza, Espagne). Le gisement de Venta Micena (Orce, Espagne), 1. 6 Ma environ, possède un des plus importants registres paléontologiques de faune de grands mammifères du Pléistocène inférieur d'Europe. [...]

2021 - 10.5852/cr-palevol2021v20a17
Comptes Rendus Palevol, Vol. 20, Núm. 17 (April 2021) , p. 297-314  
2021-04-22
16:03
14 p, 4.9 MB Paleohistología y permineralización de dos saurópodos del ciclo Jurásico en la subcuenca de Galve (Teruel, España) / Jurado, Celia (Universidad de Zaragoza. Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias Ambientales de Aragón) ; Bauluz, Blanca (Universidad de Zaragoza. Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias Ambientales de Aragón) ; Castanera, Diego (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Canudo, José Ignacio (Museo de Ciencias Naturales de la Universidad de Zaragoza)
En este trabajo se realiza una aproximación a la paleohistología de dos dinosaurios saurópodos, Galvesaurus herreroi Barco et al. , 2005 y un saurópodo indeterminado. El primero procede del yacimiento Cuesta Lonsal de Galve (Teruel) de edad Kimmeridgiense superior mientras que el segundo se ha encontrado en el yacimiento La Peñuela en Camarillas (Teruel) cuya de edad es Berriasiense. [...]
In this work a paleohistological approach to two sauropod dinosaurs, Galvesaurus herreroi Barco et al. , 2005 and an undescribed specimen have been performed. The former comes from the Cuesta Lonsal site in Galve (Teruel) and it is late Kimmeridgian in age whereas the latter have been found in La Peñuela site in Camarillas (Teruel) and it is Berriasian in age. [...]

2020
Revista de la Sociedad Geológica de España, Vol. 33, Núm. 2 (2020) , p. 3-16  
2021-04-15
12:49
3 p, 1.8 MB Dinosaures dels Pirineus, una proposta de divulgació paleontològica al territori / Galobart, Àngel (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Figuerola, Pere (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
El projecte Dinosaures dels Pirineus té com a objectiu divulgar l'extraordinari registre fòssil dels dinosaures que van viure al que actualment és el nostre país fa entre dos-cents cinquanta i seixanta-sis milions d'anys. [...]
2020
Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Biologia, Vol. 70 (2020) , P. 73-75  
2021-04-15
12:43
3 p, 2.1 MB Paleontologia, la ciència del passat mirant al futur : cap a una paleobiologia evolutiva / Moyà Solà, Salvador (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
2020
Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Biologia, Vol. 70 (2020) , p. 76-78  
2021-04-15
08:23
New femoral remains of Nacholapithecus kerioi: Implications for intraspecific variation and Miocene hominoid evolution / Pina Miquel, Marta (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Kikuchi, Yasuhiro (Saga University. Department of Anatomy and Physiology (Japan)) ; Nakatsukasa, Masato (Kyoto University. Laboratory of Physical Anthropology (Japan)) ; Nakano, Yoshihiko (Osaka University. Department of Biological Anthropology (Japan)) ; Kunimatsu, Yutaka (Ryukoku University. Department of Business Administration (Japan)) ; Ogihara, Naomichi (The University of Tokyo. Department of Biological Sciences (Japan)) ; Shimizu, Daisuke (Chubu Gakuin University. Faculty of Nursing and Rehabilitation (Japan)) ; Takano, Tomo (Japan Monkey Centre (Japan)) ; Tsujikawa, Hiroshi (Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University. Department of Rehabilitation (Japan)) ; Ishida, Hidemi (Kyoto University (Japan))
The middle Miocene stem kenyapithecine Nacholapithecus kerioi (16-15 Ma; Nachola, Kenya) is represented by a large number of isolated fossil remains and one of the most complete skeletons in the hominoid fossil record (KNM-BG 35250). [...]
2021 - 10.1016/j.jhevol.2021.102982
Journal of human evolution, Vol. 155 (June 2021) , art. 102982
2 documents
2021-04-14
13:31
The record of Prodeinotherium in the Iberian Peninsula: new data from the Vallès-Penedès basin / Gasamans, Natalia (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Luján, Àngel H. (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Pons-Monjo, Guillem (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Obradó, Pau (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Casanovas-Vilar, Isaac (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Alba, David M. (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Deinotheres (Proboscidea, Deinotheriidae) are a clade of non-elephantiform proboscideans that originated in Africa and dispersed into Eurasia by the early Miocene. In Europe, deinotheres are first recorded in Greece during MN3, although they did not become a common faunal element throughout Europe until MN4. [...]
2021 - 10.1007/s10914-021-09543-y
Journal of Mammalian Evolution, (April 2021)