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 A new study featured in Nature Communications by an international team led by researchers from the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP-CERCA) has reconstructed the closest kinship relationships of the Miocene small-bodied primate Pliobates. Initially thought to be a basal ape preceding the divergence between lesser and great apes,…
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Tomàs Marquès i Bonet, a researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) and Leader of Paleogenomics & Paleoproteomics Research Group, has been awarded the prize Ciutat de Barcelona in the Life Sciences category. The award is a recognition of excellence and international projection in creation and scientific research in…

No Country for Tyrannosauroids

02 Feb 2024
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A study led by researchers from the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) suggests that the high diversity and abundance of carnivorous dinosaurs, specifically spinosaurs and carcharodontosaurs, prevented the presence of tyrannosauroids during the Early Cretaceous in the Iberian Peninsula. The research has recently been published in the journal…
A research team the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, and the Swedish Museum of Natural History has studied the paleobiodiversity of salamanders, newts, frogs, and toads during the middle Miocene and late Pliocene in Hambach (Germany). The high diversity of amphibians in both periods suggests…
A research team of the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), a research center affiliated to the UAB, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine of the Universitat de Barcelona has carried out a study published in the American Journal of Biological Anthropology in which a leading technique is…
Researchers from the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont, the Museu de la Conca Dellà, and the Fundación Dinópolis have described the most complete dentition of a titanosaur found in Europe, from fossil remains discovered at the Els Nerets site (Pallars Jussà, Catalonia). These belong to one of the last…
During the Jurassic and Cretaceous (between 201 and 66 million years ago) the current Iberian Peninsula was a large island within the Tethys Sea. This tropical sea, precursor of today's Mediterranean, was dotted with numerous islands, forming a large archipelago in its central area. A research team have analysed how…
A study led by researchers from the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology describes the environmental and faunal changes that took place between 290 and 270 million years ago in the current region of Berguedà (Catalonia, North-East Spain). The Permian sedimentary deposits in this area…
A joint research effort by the University of Barcelona and the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont reveals that the conifer Frenelopsis reproduced only vegetatively at the end of the Mesozoic in the area currently occupied by the Pyrenees, and this circumstance would have contributed to their extinction. The finding…

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