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Researchers from the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) have taken part in the annual meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (EAVP), the most important vertebrate paleontology meeting in Europe, held in Munich from 1st to 3rd August. ICP personnel or collaborators presented up to 30 works…
An international team of paleontologists led by Novella Razzolini, researcher at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), describes the new 150-million-years-old type of carnivorous dinosaur footprint Megalosauripus transjuranicus. Scientists studied more than 300 tridactyl trackways in Switzerland before the site was partially destroyed by the construction of a…
The Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) board has today approved the designation of David M. Alba, head of the Neogene and Quaternary Fauna research group, as the new director of the ICP. Alba replaces Salvador Moyà-Solà, founder and leader of the centre since 2006.
A team of researchers from the Department of Geology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) recently published in PLOS ONE the description of a large set of tracks made by archosauromorphs, reptiles which later evolved into crocodiles and dinosaurs. Among…
The researchers Kelsey Pugh (City University of New York) and Miyuki Kagaya (Hiroshima University) are visiting the ICP this week to study several fossils from the Institute's collection. Pugh works on the systematics of the Miocene hominoids while Kagaya studies the functional morphology of the upper limbs of apes. Some…
The scientific journal on paleontology Comptes Rendus Palevol has published a thematic issue that includes several articles on Oligocene and Miocene faunas from different regions of Eurasia. Isaac Casanovas, researcher at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), is one of the guest editors of this special volume that…
The head of the research group on Neogene and Quaternary faunas at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), David M. Alba, is, since early this year, the new co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Human Evolution (JHE), the most prestigious scientific journal in the field of human evolution and…
A fortuitous finding provides first evidence for the presence of a Permian captorhinid reptile in Southern Europe. Belongs to a group of early reptiles which is characterized by the possession of several distinctive tooth rows. Catalan and German researchers collaborated in the study of the fossil, which will be housed…
Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), have discovered in Vallcebre (Barcelona) an impression fossil with the surface of the skin of a dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous, a period right before their extinction. Its characteristics make it a unique…
An investigation in a quarry at Vale de Meios (Portugal) has revealed more than 80 tracks belonging to carnivorous dinosaurs of the Megalosauridae group. The 700 footprints found are the largest in the Iberian peninsula and could belong to a small number of individuals that consistently fished in the area…

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