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Ichnites at the El Frontal site (Soria) Laser scanning and photogrammetric techniques were used to analyze a series of dinosaur footprints from the site of El Frontal (in Soria, Spain). The study revealed that some traces do not show the actual morphology of the feet of these animals because its…

David Begun visits the ICP

25 Mar 2014
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Professor David Begun at the ICP David Begun, Professor at the Department of Anthropology of the University of Toronto, visited last week the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP). Begun works with the hypothesis that modern great apes (orangutans, gorillas and chimpanzees) including humans, evolved from a common European…

A mobile kneecap for Pau

20 Mar 2014
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Different views of the patella of Pierolapithecus catalaunicus Pierolapithecus catalaunicus (popularly known as Pau) exhibited a wide range of movements at the knee joint, similar to those observed in extant chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans. This finding reinforces the hypothesis that this hominid showed orthograde (upright trunk) locomotor behaviors, suitable for…
Researchers at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) have conducted a detailed review of the taxonomy and morphology of the aquatic turtle Ptychogaster (Temnoclemmys) batalleri. This specie has only been identified in Miocene sites in the Vallès-Penedès basin and in the French site of La Grive-St. Alban. The…
Extant macaque (Shawn Allen. Flickr) A study led by David M. Alba, researcher at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), describes the association of the genera Macaca and Mesopithecus for the first time during the Miocene. The finding has been published in the Journal of Human Evolution and…
Diferents vistes de dues falanges distals d'Oreopithecus bambolii The study of the distal phalanx of the thumb of the fossil hominoid Oreopithecus bambolii has revealed that this species had the ability to grasp objects with precision between the fingers like humans do, with a much higher accuracy than the extant…
El fèmur d'Orrorin tugenensis s'ha estudiat amb tècniques de morfometria geomètrica 3D Sergio Almécija, associated researcher at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), publishes today an article in Nature Communications analyzing the femur of Orrorin tugenensis, one of the oldest early humans that lived 6 million years ago…
Reconstruction of Myotragus balearicus exhibited at ICP's museum in Sabadell. Laura Celia. ICP Myotragus balearicus, the endemic dwarf goat from the Balearic Islands, is proved again to be a suitable model to validate theories that relate life history of the species with some morphological features. In an article published today…
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…

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