Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)

El ICP es un centro de investigación público de la institución CERCA (Centros de Investigación de Cataluña) establecido como una fundación sin ánimo de lucro dotada de fondos públicos y que tiene como patrones la Generalitat de Catalunya y la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). La misión del ICP consiste en llevar a cabo investigación en paleontología de vertebrados y humana al más alto nivel internacional, así como promover la conservación y difusión del patrimonio paleontológico de Cataluña. Este portal web contiene la producción científica del ICP, organizada en las siguientes categorías:

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2022-06-09
08:59
60 p, 2.1 MB In the jaws of a titan : 3D comparative anatomy of the mandibles of the Canary giant lizards (Gallotiinae: Gallotia) / Pérez-Martín, Sara (Universidad de La Laguna. Área de Paleontologia) ; Fortuny, Josep (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Cruzado-Caballero, Penélope (Universidad de La Laguna. Área de Paleontologia) ; Bernardini, Federico (Università CàFoscari Venezia. Department of Humanistic Studies) ; Castillo Ruiz, Carolina (Universidad de La Laguna. Área de Paleontologia)
An iconic, insular, endemic genus of lizards (Gallotia) is present on the Canary Islands (Spain), comprising gigantic to smaller-sized species. Despite numerous studies on various biological aspects of this genus, the osteological knowledge available is scarce. [...]
2022 - 10.1080/08912963.2022.2077107
Historical Biology, (June 2022)
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2022-06-07
08:28
The diversification of the lynx lineage during the Plio-Pleistocene-evidence from a new small Lynx from Longdan, Gansu Province, China / Jianzuo, Qigao (Peking University. School of Earth and Space Sciences) ; Li, Lu (Chinese Academy of Sciences.Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology) ; Madurell-Malapeira, Joan (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Wang, Shiqi (Chinese Academy of Sciences. Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology) ; Li, Shijie (Chinese Academy of Sciences. Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology) ; Fu, Jiao (Chinese Academy of Sciences. Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology) ; Chen, Shanqin (Hezheng Paleozoological Museum)
A new small-sized lynx from Longdan, Gansu Province, China, Lynx hei sp. nov. , is described in this study. The new species displays the characteristic Lynx generic traits, such as distinct buccal grooves in the upper canine, presence of an anterior groove in the upper canine, absence of upper premolar 2, and a moderately developed mastoid process, but it is markedly smaller than the previously described Lynx issiodorensis specimens from the same site and is also smaller overall than most living species, comparable to Lynx rufus in size. [...]
2022 - 10.1093/biolinnean/blac054
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, (2022) , art. blac054  
2022-06-07
08:06
75 p, 2.5 MB Taxonomy, phylogeny and stratigraphical ranges of middle Permian pareiasaurs from the Karoo Basin of South Africa / Van den Brandt, Marc J. (University of the Witwatersrand. Evolutionary Studies Institute and School of Geosciences (South Africa)) ; Abdalaa, Fernando (University of the Witwatersrand. Evolutionary Studies Institute and School of Geosciences (South Africa)) ; Benoit, Julien (University of the Witwatersrand. Evolutionary Studies Institute and School of Geosciences (South Africa)) ; Day, Michael Oliver (University of the Witwatersrand. Evolutionary Studies Institute and School of Geosciences (South Africa)) ; Groenewald, David (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Rubidge, Bruce (University of the Witwatersrand. Evolutionary Studies Institute and School of Geosciences (South Africa))
Pareiasaurs were relatively abundant, globally-distributed, herbivorous parareptiles of the mid to late Permian. The basal-most forms, all members of the Bradysauria, are restricted to the Guadalupian (mid-Permian) of South Africa and went extinct in the late Capitanian near the top of the Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone. [...]
2021 - 10.1080/14772019.2022.2035440
Journal of systematic palaeontology, Vol. 19, Issue 19 (2021) , p. 1367-1393  
2022-06-07
07:51
A new gecko (Squamata, Gekkota) from the Eocene of Geiseltal (Germany) implies long-term persistence of European Sphaerodactylidae / Villa, Andrea (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Wings, Oliver (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Natural Sciences Collections) ; Rabi, Márton (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Natural Sciences Collections)
Gekkota (geckos and pygopods) constitute a diverse and early diverging clade of squamates, but their highly fragmentary fossil record allows only limited insights into their evolutionary history. Even long-known classic Palaeogene Lagerstätten, such as the Eocene Messel and Geiseltal, remained uninformative for gecko evolution. [...]
2022 - 10.1002/spp2.1434
Papers in Palaeontology, Vol. 8, Issue 3 (May/June 2022) , art. e1434  
2022-05-26
13:42
20 p, 11.6 MB Incisor enamel microstructure places New and Old World Eomyidae outside Geomorpha (Rodentia, Mammalia) / Kalthoff, Daniela C. (Swedish Museum of Natural History. Department of Zoology) ; Fejfar, Oldrich (Karls University. Geological-Paleontological Institute (Czech Republic)) ; Kimura, Yuri (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Bailey, Bruce E. (University of Nebraska State Museum. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology) ; Mörs, Thomas (Swedish Museum of Natural History. Department of Paleobiology)
The lower incisor enamel microstructure of the fossil rodent family Eomyidae was believed to be three-layered and highly derived but rather uniform throughout the clade. Here, we describe a new four-layered schmelzmuster in Eomyidae consisting of a three-fold portio interna with longitudinal oriented, uniserial Hunter-Schreger bands and a one-fold portio externa, accounting for a unique enamel microstructure character combination in Rodentia. [...]
2022 - 10.1111/zsc.12541
Zoologica Scripta, Vol. 51, Issue 4 (July 2022) , p. 381-400  
2022-05-24
08:18
Vertebrate tracks from the Permian of Gonfaron (Provence, Southern France) and their implications for the late Capitanian terrestrial extinction event / Marchetti, Lorenzo (Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions-und Biodiversitat Forschung) ; Logghe, Antoine (Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions-und Biodiversitat Forschung) ; Mujal, Eudald (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Barrier, Pascal (UniLaSalle. Collège géosciences) ; Montenat, Christian (UniLaSalle. Collège géosciences) ; Nel, André (Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité) ; Pouillon, Jean-Marc (Rhinopolis Association (France)) ; Garrouste, Romain (Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité) ; Steyer, J.-Sébastien (Centre de Recherches en Paléontologie de Paris)
The Guadalupian was a key epoch for the evolution of tetrapod faunas. It includes the earliest unambiguous occurrences of therapsids and stereospondyls (groups that later became dominant in terrestrial and freshwater environments, respectively) and the late Capitanian mass extinction event. [...]
2022 - 10.1016/j.palaeo.2022.111043
Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, Vol. 599 (August 2022) , art. 111043  
2022-05-16
08:36
Dental variation in Hypnomys mahonensis Bate, 1918 (Gliridae, Rodentia, Mammalia) from the newly rediscovered type-locality of Punta Esquitxador 17 (Menorca, Balearic Islands, Western Mediterranean) / Quintana Cardona, Josep (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Agustí, Jordi, 1954- (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social)
Punta Esquitxador 17 is a small coastal site of karstic origin, formed by very hard red silt, rich in remains of small vertebrates. This is the same site from which Dorothea M. A. Bate recovered and described, in 1918, Hypnomys mahonensis. [...]
2022 - 10.1080/08912963.2022.2063054
Historical Biology, (April 2022)  
2022-05-12
09:19
23 p, 3.6 MB Morphology and paleobiology of the Late Cretaceous large-sized shark Cretodus crassidens (Dixon, 1850) (Neoselachii; Lamniformes) / Amalfitano, Jacopo (Università degli Studi di Padova. Dipartimento di Geoscienze) ; Dalla Vecchia, Fabio (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Giorgio Carnevale (Università degli Studi di Torino. Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra) ; Fornaciari, Eliana (Università degli Studi di Padova. Dipartimento di Geoscienze) ; Guido Roghi (Istituto di Geoscience e Georisorse) ; Giusberti, Luca (Università degli Studi di Padova. Dipartimento di Geoscienze)
The definition of the Cretaceous shark genus Cretodus Sokolov, 1965 is primarily based on isolated teeth. This genus includes five species. Among these, Cretodus houghtonorum Shimada and Everhart, 2019 is the only species based on a partially preserved skeleton. [...]
2022 - 10.1017/jpa.2022.23
Journal of Paleontology, (May 2022)  
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  
2022-05-04
07:35
49 p, 33.3 MB Reassessment of the phylogenetic relationships of the late Miocene apes Hispanopithecus and Rudapithecus based on vestibular morphology / Urciuoli, Alessandro (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Zanolli, Clément (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Université de Bordeaux) ; Almécija, Sergio (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Alba, David M. (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Beaudet, Amélie (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Dumoncel, Jean (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Université de Toulouse) ; Morimoto, Naoki (Kyoto University. Graduate School of Science. Laboratory of Physical Anthropology) ; Nakatsukasa, Masato (Kyoto University. Graduate School of Science. Laboratory of Physical Anthropology) ; Moyà Solà, Salvador (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Begun, David R. (University of Toronto. Department of Anthropology)
Late Miocene great apes are key to reconstructing the ancestral morphotype from which earliest hominins evolved. Despite consensus that the late Miocene dryopith great apes Hispanopithecus laietanus (Spain) and Rudapithecus hungaricus (Hungary) are closely related (Hominidae), ongoing debate on their phylogenetic relationships with extant apes (stem hominids, hominines, or pongines) complicates our understanding of great ape and human evolution. [...]
2021 - 10.1073/pnas.2015215118
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 118, Issue 5 (January 2021) , art. e2015215118