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The oldest fossil of a carrot was discovered on the island of Madeira

The study of a set of fossils of plants attributed to a species endemic to the island of Madeira, Melanoselinum decipiens, was recently published in the prestigious scientific journal TAXON of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy. Despite the common name of this plant is celery, it is known, through molecular studies, that it belongs [...]

By |2020-02-24T11:55:27+00:00February 24th, 2020|Geology, Paleontology|0 Comments

IDL at “Descobre ULisboa”

The "Descobre ULisboa" is an interactive exhibition that took place on 28th and 29th January 2020 at the Rectory of the University of Lisbon. This exhibition was organized by the different Schools of the Universidade de Lisboa intended mainly for students of basic and secondary education to help them to choose their professional careers. The [...]

By |2020-01-30T15:40:18+00:00January 30th, 2020|Climate, Energy, Geology, Geophysics, Geospatial, Paleontology|1 Comment

IDL at the Museum für Naturkunde

In early January 2020, Elisabete Malafaia of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) was at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Germany) to study the paleontological collections of theropod dinosaurs housed in this museum, especially materials from the Tendaguru Formation (Tanzania). This study was carried out as part of a project supported by the Synthesis of Systematic [...]

By |2020-01-30T15:14:35+00:00January 30th, 2020|Paleontology|0 Comments

Ontogenetic Similarities Betweem Giraffe and Sauropod Neck Mobility

A study comparing neck mobility in sauropod dinosaurs and giraffes, in which participated the paleontologist of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) Pedro Mocho, was recently published in Plos One. This work results from the collaboration between the IDL and an international team of researchers led by the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED, Madrid). [...]

By |2020-01-23T15:30:22+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Paleontology|0 Comments

IDL at the Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association

The researcher of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) Pedro Mocho participated in the annual meeting of The Palaeontological Association that took place in Valencia (Spain). The paleontologist presented a communication on the titanosaurian dinosaurs of the Lo Hueco fossil site (Cuenca, Spain), including new data on the evolutionary history of these giants of the Upper [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:43:50+00:00January 20th, 2020|Geology, Paleontology|0 Comments

IDL at the Communications of the Argentine Paleontological Association Meeting

Some of the results of the paleontological expeditions carried out in the Upper Cretaceous of the state of São Paulo (Brazil) and New Mexico (USA) were presented in the last Reunión de Comunicaciones de la Asociación Paleontológica Argentina (Meeting of Communications of the Argentine Paleontological Association). These expeditions were organized by the Natural History Museum [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:41:26+00:00January 20th, 2020|Geology, Paleontology|0 Comments

New paper by members of IDL on the abundance of Ginjeira brava in Azores

A study on Faial Island corroborated the historical observations of the first chroniclers about the abundance of Ginjeira brava in the Azores. The study, to be published in the February 2020 issue of the 'Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology' Journal, was conducted by the members of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) and of the Departmento [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:37:47+00:00January 10th, 2020|Geology, Paleontology|0 Comments

IDL on a paleontological campaign in Labanon

The paleontologist Pedro Mocho (researcher of the Instituto Dom Luiz - IDL) was in early November 2019 at Lebanon, where he gave a talk at the American University of Beirut (AUB) about the Late Jurassic sauropods of Portugal. He also briefly presented some of the current projects centered in the study of Mesozoic faunas from the [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:33:03+00:00January 8th, 2020|Geology, Paleontology|0 Comments

IDL participated in roundtable on Paleontological Heritage

The Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) participated in a roundtable on the Paleontological Heritage of the Lusitanian Basin that took place on 29th September in Caldas da Rainha, under the Jornadas Europeias do Património. In this event, Pedro Mocho and Elisabete Malafaia presented a communication entitled "Jurassic Dinosaurs of the Lusitanian Basin. An Incomparable Paleontological Heritage". [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:21:52+00:00December 13th, 2019|Geology, Paleontology|0 Comments

IDL at the I Paleo Fall Meeting

The first edition of the Paleo Fall Meeting took place on September 26 to 28, 2019 in the Universidade de Évora (Évora, Portugal). The Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) participated in this meeting with the researcher Pedro Mocho who presented a communication on “Diversity and stratigraphic distribution of Diplodocines from the Upper Jurassic of the Lusitanian [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:10:40+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Geology, Paleontology|0 Comments