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The researchers with one of the femurs that have been studied. From left to right, José Ignacio Canudo (UZ), Àngel Galobart (ICP) & Bernat Vila (UZ). Researchers at the ICP have participated in a study led by the Aragosaurus group of the University of Zaragoza, in collaboration with other Catalan,…
The semicircular channels of the inner ear for a couple of the anthropomorphic primates studied The design of the semicircular canals in the ear is very sensitive to the locomotion of extant hominids. This system detects the head rotation and can coordinate posture and body movements, along with other acoustic…

A new CT equipment at the ICP

13 Jul 2012
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The Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont is installing a CT scanner, unique in Spain, on the ground floor of its museum in Sabadell, which will allow looking inside and to the details of fossils over a meter long and up to 500 kg of mass. The device, has been…
Reconstruction of the fossil individual Hispanopithecus laietanus, on the basis of the remains recovered from Can Llobateres. Laura Celià. ICP The journal PLoS ONE published last week the discovery of fossil remains of the hominid Hispanopithecus laietanus at the paleontological site of Can Feu (Sant Quirze del Vallès, Barcelona), in…
Reconstruction of a dinosaur from the Catalan pre-Pyrenees, about 70 milion years ago. Oscar Sanisidro. ICP A study with extant mammals refutes the hypothesis on which the assumption that dinosaurs were ectotherms was based. The methodology used enables to observe in the bones of mammals whether current environmental changes may…
Image of a tortoise Testudo hermanni by E. Razzetti Researchers at the ICP have diagnosed for the first time details of the morphology of Testudo lunellensis, the fossil tortoise discovered in the paleontological site of Cova de Gràcia, during the construction of Park Güell in Barcelona. The research published in…
Fossil remains of the dentition of several individuals of Amphiperatherium frequens, from Ribesalbes-Alcora Basin in Castelló. Marc Furió. ICP The fossil remains of Amphiperatherium frequens recovered from Ribesalbes-Alcora Basin in Castellón are the southernmost occurrence in Europe. This marsupial, the last on our continent, became extinct about 14 million years…
Cover of the journal Nature. http://www.nature.com An international team of 22 researchers published on Thursday in Nature an article warning to politicians and society that we could be approaching a sudden change in the biosphere, with destructive consequences for biodiversity. This work is based on the knowledge of the several…

The capitosaur bite

31 May 2012
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Reconstruction of the capitosaur Calmasuchus acri. Mauricio Anton. ICP Capitosaurs were active predators with masticatory capabilities similar to those of some crocodiles. These are the results of the research recently published in the journal The Anatomical Record, signed by researchers of the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) in…
Reconstruction of Jucaraseps grandipes. Jucaraseps grandipes is the name of the new genus and species of Cretaceous lizard that has recently been published in the journal Palaeontology. This is an extinct tiny lizard, of about 27 mm in length (excluding tail) and less than one gram of mass, which articulated…

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