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Microwear on the surface of teeth of Pliopithecus canmatensis and Barberapithecus huerzeleri. ICP. ICP researchers publish this week in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology a revision of the diet of pliopithecids, an extinct group of primates originated in Africa and spread through Europe during Miocene. Studying food marks on…
Liang Bua interior. Hanneke Meijer. Hanneke Meijer, associated researcher at the ICP, has published the first comprehensive study of the fossil birds that lived in the island of Flores, in Indonesia, where Homo floresiensis (also known as “hobbit” because of his short height) was found in 2003. The article published…
Reconstruction of the head of Globidentosuchus brachyrostris. Jorge A. Gonzalez 9 million years ago in South America lived up to 14 species of crocodiles, at least 7 of which shared the same geographical area, an abundance of closely related crocodiles that remains unparalleled to this day. The finding has been…

The pelvis of Pau, under study

18 Apr 2013
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Reconstruction of Pau (Pierolapithecus catalaunicus) at the ICP Museum. Albert Uriach. ICP An international team of collaborators from the University of Missouri and the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont describe the pelvis of Pau (Pierolapithecus catalaunicus) found in 2003 at Abocador de Can Mata (els Hostalets de Pierola, Catalonia,…
Reconstruction of the fossil specimen Hispanopithecus laietanus, from the remains found in Can Llobateres. Laura Celia. ICP The ICP researcher, Sergio Almécija, published an article this week in the Journal of Human Evolution confirming that the species known as Hispanopithecus laietanus, the most famous specimen of which is popularly known…
Reconstruction of a titanosaur in the Pyrenees 70 miliion years ago (Oscar Sanidisdro. ICP) Researchers at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) and the universities of Zaragoza, UAB, Manchester and Liverpool publish today in the journal PLOS ONE a study confirming that the titanosaur sauropods that lived in…
Reconstruction of Friularachne rigoi. Lukas Panzarin The researcher of the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) Fabio M. Dalla Vecchia and Paul A. Selden of the University of Kansas (KU) publish today in the online edition of the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica the description of a new species of…
The frontal bone of Sauroniops pachytholus with the characteristic dome-like prominence above the orbit. Andrea Cau A new giant predatory dinosaur, named Sauroniops pachytholus, lived around 95 million years ago in southern Morocco, based on a study published online in October 2012 in the journal Cretaceous Research by palaeontologists Andrea…
Image of a landscape in the Bardenas Reales, Tudela Formation. http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-3226772070 Although the presence of Miocene fossils are known in the Ebro Basin since the mid-nineteenth century, there are still few published studies. Sabadell paleontologist Miquel Crusafont unveiled two new sites, Tudela I and Tudela II, during the 60s of…
Left, fossil face of Pierolapithecus. Middle, reconstructon of the face of Anoiapithecus. Right, reconstruction of the face of Hispanopithecus. David M. Alba, researcher at the ICP, has just published in the journal Evolutionary Anthropology an article that reviews the entire fossil record of the Vallès-Penedès hominoids and outlines its implications…

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