Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dinosaur Institute, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Ph.D in Biología y Ciencias de la Alimentación, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) – 2016 (International Ph.D)

M.Sc. in Biodiversidad, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) – 2012

B.Sc in Geologia e Recursos Naturais, Faculdade de Ciência da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal) – 2010

He is also researcher from the Grupo de Biología Evolutiva UNED (Spain), Sociedade de História Natural (Portugal) and research collaborator in the Instituto Dom Luiz (Portugal)


Email: pmocho@nhm.org

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3348-557

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pedro_Mocho

Scoops Author ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56040806900

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PD_Mocho


Research Interests: Paleontology, Vertebrate Paleontology, Dinosaurs, Systematics Phylogeny, Paleobiogeography; Paleontological heritage; Stratigraphy

Pedro Mocho is a geologist who did his undergraduate studies at the Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal) and received his M.Sc. in Biodiversity and his Ph.D. in Biology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2016, under the supervision of Dr. Francisco Ortega and Dr. Rafael Royo-Torres. He is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Dinosaur Institute of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. His main research is focused on the evolutionary history of sauropod dinosaurs, in particular the phylogenetic context of the Upper Jurassic sauropods of the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain) and North America (USA). In the Dinosaur Institute, he is working on the systematics and paleobiology of the sauropods from the “Gnatalie” quarry (Upper Jurassic, Utah) and from the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (Upper Cretaceous, New Mexico). He is also studying Middle Jurassic sauropods from Africa and the evolution of Titanosauriforms during the Early and Upper Cretaceous, including new research on several forms from Spain, North America, and Africa. He is collaborating on different paleontological research and outreach projects in Spain, Portugal, and the United States. His research has taken him on several national and international expeditions in Western Portugal, Spain, Utah and New Mexico (USA) and Brazil. He is also collaborating with the Grupo de Biología Evolutiva, UNED (Spain) and Sociedade de História Natural (Torres Vedras, Portugal). He has taught in Spain at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Taller de Empleo de Restauración Paleontológica de Lo Hueco. He also has promoted scientific dissemination developing outreach activities including the generation of museographic contents for permanent and temporary exhibitions in several museums (e.g. Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Japan; Museo de Paleontología de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain; Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Portugal); and also has participated in several invited lectures, articles for the general public in newspapers, books, magazines, and TV documentaries.


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PARTICIPATION IN R&D PROJECTS

[1] “Nuevos conceptos y herramientas de análisis para el estudio del paleoecosistema de Lo Hueco (Cretácico Superior. Fuentes, Cuenca)” – CGL2015-68363-P (88.200,00 €); Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain), Funding institution: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Madrid, Spain); Role in the project: Team member; Beginning date to end date: 01/01/2016-31/12/2018

[2] “Análisis de la anatomía pélvica de los titanosaurios del Cretácico Superior de Lo Hueco (Fuentes, Cuenca)” – SBPLY/17/ 180801/000063 (22.918,46 €); Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain); Funding institution: Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha (Toledo, Castilla-la Mancha, Spain); Role in the project: Researcher; Beginning date to end date: 06/2017-07/2017

[3] “Análisis del esqueleto caudal de titanosaurios del Cretácico Superior de Lo Hueco Scope of the grant: Fundamental Research” – SBPLY/16/180801/000017 (13,711.68 €); Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain); Funding institution: Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha (Toledo, Castilla-la Mancha, Spain); Role in the project: Researcher; Beginning date to end date: 31/10/2016-21/11/2016

[4] “Systematic revision of Spinophorosaurus. Skull anatomy: new perspectives about basal eusauropod phylogeny” – DE-TAF-6138 (3,750.94 €), Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, MfN (Germany); Funding institution: SYNTHESYS project under the EU FPVII Framework; Role in the project: Leader Researcher; Beginning date to end date: 22/05/2016-04/06/2016

[5] “Systematic revision of Spinophorosaurus and Middle Jurassic basal eusauropods of North and South Gondwana” – FR-TAF 5072 (3,910.00 €); Museum National D’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (France); Funding institution: European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 Integrating Activities Programme; Role in the project: Leader Researcher; Beginning date to end date: 22/11/2015-15/12/2015

[6] “Caracterización anatómica del esqueleto axial de los dinosaurios titanosaurios del Cretácico Superior de Lo Hueco (Fuentes, Cuenca).” – SBPLY/15/180601/000045 (10,183.62 €); Universidad Nacional de Educacíon a Distáncia, UNED, Spain; Funding institution: Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha (Toledo, Castilla-la Mancha, Spain); Role in the project: Researcher; Beginning date to end date: 08/2015-10/2015

[7] “Análise e reclassificação de crânios de cetáceos do Miocénico português, Adiça, Península de Setúbal” – (1,900.00 €); Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa/Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Portugal; Funding institution: Universidade de Lisboa/Fundação Amadeu Dias, Portugal; Role in the project: Researcher; Beginning date to end date: 2009-2010

 

Publications in Science Citation Index / Scopus journals

Mocho P, Pérez-García A, Gasulla JM, Ortega F. 2017. High sauropod diversity in the upper Barremian Arcillas de Morella Formation (Maestrat Basin, Spain) revealed by a systematic review of historical material. Journal of Iberian Geology. 43, 111-123. doi: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs41513-017-0012-8.

Malafaia E, Escaso F, Mocho P, Serrano-Martínez A, Torices A, Cachão M, Ortega F. 2017. Analysis of diversity, stratigraphic and geographical distribution of isolated theropod teeth from the Upper Jurassic of the Lusitanian Basin, Portugal. Journal of Iberian Geology. 43, 257 -291. Doi: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41513-017-0021-7.

Martín Jiménez M, Sánchez-Chillón B, Escaso F, Mocho P, Narváez I, Ortega F, Pérez-García A. 2017. Systematic study of the historical material of Upper Cretaceous reptiles from the Tremp Basin (Catalonia, Spain) housed at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (Madrid). Journal of Iberian Geology, 43: 217-233. doi: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41513-017-0018-2.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Escaso F, Malafaia E, de Miguel Chaves C, Narváez I, Pérez-García A, Pimentel N, Silva BC, Ortega F. 2017. Upper Jurassic sauropod record in the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal): Geographical and lithostratigraphical distribution. Palaeontologia Electronica 20.2.27A: 1-50. doi: http://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2017/1856-portuguese-sauropods.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Malafaia E, Escaso F, Ortega F. 2017. Sauropod tooth morphotypes from the Upper Jurassic of the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal). Papers in Palaeontology 3: 259-295. doi: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/spp2.1075/full.

Malafaia E, Mocho P, Escaso F, Ortega F. 2017. New data on the anatomy of Torvosaurus and other remains of megalosauroid (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal. Journal of Iberian Geology, 43: 33-59. doi: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41513-017-0003-9.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Malafaia E, Escaso F, Ortega F. 2017. First occurrences of nonneosauropod eusauropod procoelous caudal vertebrae in the Portuguese Upper Jurassic record. Geobios 50: 23-36. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geobios.2016.11.001.

Pérez-García A, Vlachos E, Mocho P. 2017. The westernmost records of extinct large European tortoises: the presence of Titanochelon (Testudinidae) in the Miocene of Portugal. Historical Biology 29: 854-861. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2016.1261134.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Ortega F. 2017. New data of the Portuguese brachiosaurid Lusotitan atalaiensis (Sobral Formation, Upper Jurassic). Historical Biology 29: 789-817. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2016.1247447.

Malafaia E, Mocho P, Escaso F, Ortega, F. 2017. A juvenile allosauroid theropod (Dinosauria, Saurischia) from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal. Historical Biology 29: 664-676. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2016.1231183.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Malafaia E, Escaso F, Narváez I, Ortega F. 2017. New data on Late Jurassic sauropods of central and northern sectors of the Bombarral Sub-basin (Lusitanian Basin, Portugal). Historical Biology. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2015.1137912.

Díez Díaz V, Mocho P, Páramo A, Escaso F, Marcos-Fernández F, Sanz JL, Ortega F. 2016. A new titanosaur (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Lo Hueco (Cuenca, Spain). Cretaceous Research, 68: 49-60. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2016.08.001.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Malafaia E, Escaso F, Ortega F. 2016. Systematic review of Late Jurassic sauropods from the Museu Geológico collections (Lisboa, Portugal). Journal of Iberian Geology 42, 227-250. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5209/rev_JIGE.2016.v42.n2.zzzzz.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Malafaia E, Escaso F, Silva B, Ortega F. 2016. Turiasauria-like teeth from the Upper Jurassic of the Lusitanian Basin, Portugal. Historical Biology, 28: 861-880. doi: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08912963.2015.1049948?journalCode=ghbi20

Pérez-García A, Ortega F, Bolet A, Escaso F, Houssaye A, Martínez-Salanova J, de Miguel Chaves C, Mocho P, Narváez I, Segura M, Torices A, Vidal D, Sanz JL. 2015. A review of the upper Campanian vertebrate site of Armuña (Segovia Province, Spain). Cretaceous Research, 57: 591-623. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2015.08.008.

Ortega F, Bardet N, Barroso-Barcenilla F, Callapez PM, Cambra-Moo O, Daviero-Gómez V, Díez Díaz V, Domingo L, Elvira A, Escaso F, García-Oliva M, Gómez B, Houssaye A., Knoll F, Marcos-Fernández F, Martín M, Mocho P, Narváez I, Pérez-García A, Peyrot D, Segura M, Serrano H, Torices A, Vidal D, Sanz JL. 2015. The biota of the Upper Cretaceous site of “Lo Hueco” (Cuenca, Spain). Journal of Iberian Geology, 41(1), 83-99. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5209/rev_JIGE.2015.v41.n1.48657.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Ortega F. 2014. Phylogenetic reassessment of Lourinhasaurus alenquerensis, a basal Macronaria (Sauropoda) from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal. Zoological Journal of Linnean Society 170(4): 875-916. doi: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/zoj.12113/full.

Escaso F, Ortega F, Dantas P, Malafaia E, Silva B, Gasulla J, Mocho P, Narváez I, Sanz JL. 2014. A new dryosaurid ornithopod (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Late Jurassic of Portugal. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 34(5): 1102-1112. doi: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02724634.2014.849715.

 

Chapters

Malafaia E, Mocho P, Escaso F, Dantas P, Pimentel N, Ortega F. 2017. The Andrés Fossil Site: Upper Jurassic Continental Ecosystem, pp. 17-25. In: Barrios de Pedro S, Blanco Moreno C, de Celis A, Colmenar J, Cuesta C, García Martínez D, Gascó F, Jacinto A, Malafaia E, Martín Jiménez M, de Miguel Chaves C, Mocho P, Pais V, Parámo Blázquez A, Pereira S, Serrano Martínez A, Vidal D (eds.), XV EJIP – Meeting Of Young Researchers in Paleontology – Field-Trip Guide, Guia de Campo do XV Encontro de Jovens Investigadores em Paleontologia.

 

Books

Sanz JL, Ortega F, Shibata M, Cuesta E, Martín AE, Escaso F, Fregenal, MA, Marcos F, Martín H, Miguel Chaves C de, Mocho P, Narváez I, Páramo A, Pérez-García A. 2015. Dinosaurios maravillosos de Cuenca. Diputación provincial de Cuenca. Cuenca, 160 pp. ISBN 978-84-16161-53-9

Barrios de Pedro S, Blanco Moreno C, de Celis A, Colmenar J, Cuesta C, García Martínez D, Gascó F, Jacinto A, Malafaia E, Martín Jiménez M, de Miguel Chaves C, Mocho P, Pais V, Parámo Blázquez A, Pereira S, Serrano Martínez A, Vidal D. 2017. A Glimpse of the Past. Abstract book of the XV Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Paleontología/ XV Encontro de Jovens Investigadores em Paleontologia, pp. 428. ISBN: 978-1-36-614005-0

Sanz JL, Ortega F, Shibata M, Cuesta E, Martín H, Mocho P, Escaso F, Narváez I, Marcos F, Fregenal MA, Pérez-García A, Fuertes R, Banderas P, Goto M, Ichishima H, Terada K, Sonoda T, Yukawa H (cooperators). 2014. Miracle Dinosaurs from Spain. Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. 156 pp [in japanese].

 

Dissertation

Mocho P. 2016. Evolutionary History of Upper Jurassic Sauropods from the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal). Unpublished PhD thesis, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, 651pp. https://repositorio.uam.es/handle/10486/675422

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Malafaia E, Mocho P, Escaso F, Ortega F. 2017. The fossil record of Allosauroidea (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Upper Jurassic of the Lusitanian Basin: diversity and paleobiogeographic interpretation, pp. 247-247. In: Baratas Díaz A, Barroso-Barcenilla, Callapez Tonicher, P (eds.), Libro de Resúmenes de la XXII Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural. 06-09 Setembro 2017. Coimbra.

Escaso F, Malafaia E, Mocho P, Narváez I, Ortega, F. 2017. ‘Megalosaurus insignis’ from Praia de Areia Branca (Lourinhã, Portugal): is it Theropoda or Ornithopoda?, p. 227. In: Baratas Díaz A, Barroso-Barcenilla, Callapez Tonicher, P (eds.), Libro de Resúmenes de la XXII Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural. 06-09 Setembro 2017. Coimbra.

Vidal D, Sanz J, Mocho P, Páramo A, Escaso F, Marcos F, Ortega F. 2017. The titanosaur tails from Lo Hueco (Cuenca, Spain): Four different ways to shake?, p.208. In: Farke A, MacKenzie A, Miller Camp J (eds.), Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, August 2017, Abstract of papers, 77th Annual Meeting, TELUS Convention Center, Calgary, AB, Canada, August 23–26, 2017.

Malafaia E, Mocho P, Escaso F, Dantas P, Ortega F. 2017. Analysis of the cranial anatomy of Allosaurus from the Andrés fossil site (Portugal, Upper Jurassic). p.157. In: Farke A, MacKenzie A, Miller-Camp J (eds.), Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, August 2017, Abstract of papers, 77th Annual Meeting, TELUS Convention Center, Calgary, AB, Canada, August 23–26, 2017.

Páramo A, Mocho P, Márcos-Fernández F, Ortega F, Sanz JL. 2017. 3D Geometric Morphometrics on the Hind Limb of the Titanosaurs from Lo Hueco: Dwarf Taxa or Small Individuals? Zitteliana, 91: 68-68

Malafaia E, Mocho P, Escaso F, Ortega F. 2017. Carcharodontosaurian evidence in the Upper Jurassic of Portugal: Filling the Gap. Zitteliana, 91: 57-56.

Marcos-Fernández F, Mocho P, Cid B, Gil J, Páramo A, Tudela L, Urraca E, Vela M, Ortega F. 2017. Conservación-restauración de una vértebra de saurópodo del yacimiento de Junqueira, Santiago de Litem (Pombal, Portugal), pp.233-236. In: Barrios de Pedro S, Blanco Moreno C, de Celis A, Colmenar J, Cuesta E, García-Martínez D, Gascó F, Jacinto A, Malafaia E, Martín Jiménez M, de Miguel Chaves C, Mocho P, Pais V, Páramo Blázquez A, Pereira S, Serrano Martínez A, Vidal D (Eds), A Glimpse of the Past. Abstract book of the XV Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Paleontología/XV Encontro de Jovens Investigadores em Paleontologia, Lisboa.

Ortega F, Escaso F, Malafaia E, Mocho P, Pérez-García A. 2017. Reptilian record from the Late Jurassic of the Lusitanian Basin. An update, pp.407-412. In: Barrios de Pedro S, Blanco Moreno C, de Celis A, Colmenar J, Cuesta E, García-Martínez D, Gascó F, Jacinto A, Malafaia E, Martín Jiménez M, de Miguel Chaves C, Mocho P, Pais V, Páramo Blázquez A, Pereira S, Serrano Martínez A, Vidal D (Eds), A Glimpse of the Past. Abstract book of the XV Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Paleontología/XV Encontro de Jovens Investigadores em Paleontologia, Lisboa.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Ortega F. 2016. Evolutionary history of Late Jurassic sauropods of the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal) and presentation of a new basal macronarian form, p.190. In: Farke A, MacKenzie A, Miller-Camp J (eds.), Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, October 2016, Abstract of papers, 76th Annual Meeting, Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, October 26–29, 2016.

Ortega F, Mocho P, Páramo A, Díez Díaz V, Marcos-Fernández F. 2016. Morphological and laminae pattern variation in the dorsal series of a new titanosaurian specimen from Lo Hueco (Cuenca, Spain), p.200. In: Farke A, MacKenzie A, Miller-Camp J (eds.), Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, October 2016, Abstract of papers, 76th Annual Meeting, Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, October 26–29, 2016.

Malafaia E, Ortega F, Mocho P, Escaso F. 2016. New specimen of Allosauroidea (Dinosauria, Tetanurae) from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal, p.181. In: Farke A, MacKenzie A, Miller-Camp J (eds.), Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, October 2016, Abstract of papers, 76th Annual Meeting, Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, October 26–29, 2016.

Pérez-García A, Bardet N, Barroso-Barcenilla F, Cambra-Moo O, Mocho P, Narváez I, Ortega F, Segura M, Torices A. 2016. The fauna of reptiles from the Cenomanian of Algora (Guadalajara, Spain): Systematic and Paleobiogeographic Implications, p.204. In: Farke A, MacKenzie A, Miller-Camp J (eds.), Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, October 2016, Abstract of papers, 76th Annual Meeting, Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, October 26–29, 2016.

Mocho P, Escaso F, Gasulla JM, Galobart A, Poza B, Santos-Cubedo A, Sanz JL, Ortega F. 2016. A new titanosauriform sauropod from the Arcillas de Morella Formation (Early Cretaeous), p.97-98. In: Torcida Fernández-Baldor F, Canudo JI, Huerta P, Pereda X (eds.), Abstract book of the VII International Symposium about Dinosaurs Palaeontology and their Environment.

Mocho P, Páramo A, Díez Díaz V, Escaso F, Macos-Fernández F, Sanz JL, Ortega F. 2016. Looking through the axial skeleton of the Lo Hueco titanosaurs, p.99 -100. In: Torcida Fernández-Baldor F, Canudo JI, Huerta P, Pereda X (eds.), Abstract book of the VII International Symposium about Dinosaurs Palaeontology and their Environment.

Páramo A, Ortega F, Mocho P, Sanz JL. 2016. Femoral variability in two titanosaur taxa from Lo Hueco (Cuenca, Spain): Insights for iberoarmorican titanosaur diversity assessment, p.107-108. In: Torcida Fernández-Baldor F, Canudo JI, Huerta P, Pereda X (eds.), Abstract book of the VII International Symposium about Dinosaurs Palaeontology and their Environment.

Vidal D, Aberasturi A, Mocho P, Ortega F, Sanz JL. 2016. Assembling a virtual Spinophorosaurus skeleton: what can it teach us about the evolution of eusauropods?, 147-148. In: Torcida FernándezBaldor F, Canudo JI, Huerta P, Pereda X (eds.), Abstract book of the VII International Symposium about Dinosaurs Palaeontology and their Environment.

Malafaia E, Ortega F, Escaso F, Mocho P, Cachão M. 2016. Analysis of diversity and distribution of isolated teeth of theropods dinosaurs from the Upper Jurassic of the Lusitanian Basin, Portugal, p.83 -86. In: Torcida Fernández-Baldor F, Canudo JI, Huerta P, Pereda X (eds.), Abstract book of the VII nternational Symposium about Dinosaurs Palaeontology and their Environment.

Mocho P, Pérez-García A, Gasulla JM, Ortega F. 2016. Systematic study of the Arcillas de Morella sauropod material from the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (Madrid), p.101 -102. In: Torcida Fernández-Baldor F, Canudo JI, Huerta P, Pereda X (eds.), Abstract book of the VII International Symposium about Dinosaurs Palaeontology and their Environment.

Gascó F, Ortega F, Vidal D, Páramo A, Mocho P, Sanz JL. 2016. Preliminary approach to the palaeohistology of the titanosaur sauropods from the Upper Cretaceous of Lo Hueco (Cuenca, Spain), p. 73-74. In: Torcida Fernández-Baldor F, Canudo JI, Huerta P, Pereda X (eds.), Abstract book of the VII International Symposium about Dinosaurs Palaeontology and their Environment.

Martín Jiménez M, Sánchez-Chillón B, Escaso F, Mocho P, Narváez I, Ortega F, Pérez-García A. 2016. Systematic study of the historical material of Upper Cretaceous reptiles from the Tremp Basin (Catalonia, Spain) housed at the MNCN. p. 93-94. In: Torcida Fernández-Baldor F, Canudo JI, Huerta P, Pereda X (eds.), Abstract book of the VII International Symposium about Dinosaurs Palaeontology and their Environment.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Escaso F, Malafaia E, Miguel Chaves C de, Narváez I, Pérez-García A, Ortega F. 2016. New data on Late Jurassic sauropods of the Turcifal Sub-basin (Portugal). In: Holwerda F, Madern A, Voeten D, van Heteren A, Meijer H, den Ouden N (eds.), XIV Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, 6-10 July 2016, Haarlem, The Netherlands, Programme and Abstract Book Haarlem: 220.

Malafaia E, Mocho P, Escaso F, Ortega F. 2016. New postcranial elements of megalosaurids (Dinosauria, Tetanurae) from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal, p 210. In: Holwerda F, Madern A, Voeten D, van Heteren A, Meijer H, den Ouden N (eds.), XIV Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, 6-10 July 2016, Haarlem, The Netherlands, Programme and Abstract Book Haarlem.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Ortega, F. 2016. Late Jurassic sauropod teeth from the Lusitanian Basin, p. 68. In: Ayuntamiento de Alpuente (eds.), New perspectives on the Evolution of Phanerozoic Biotas and Ecosystems – 1st International Meeting of Early-stage Researchers in Palaeontology/XIV Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Paleontología.

Pérez-García A, Bolet A, Escaso F, Houssaye A, De Miguel Chaves C, Mocho P, Narváez I, Torices A, Vidal D, Ortega F. 2015. The vertebrate fauna from the Upper Campanian site of Armuña (Segovia Province, Central Spain), p.193. In: MacKenzie A, Maxwell E, Miller-Camp J (eds.), Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, October 2015, Abstracts of papers, 75th Annual meeting, Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. October 14-17, 2015.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Escaso F, Malafaia E, Miguel Chaves C de, Narváez I, Pérez-García A, Silva B, Ortega F. 2015. Sauropod fossil record in the Lusitanian Basin Upper Jurassic, p. 203-204. In: Reolid M (ed.), Libro de resúmenes de las XXXI Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Malafaia, E, Escaso F, Ortega F. 2015. Opening cabinets with historical sauropod material from the Portuguese Upper Jurassic: Systematic update, p. 199-200. In: Reolid M (ed.), Libro de resúmenes de las XXXI Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Malafaia E, Escaso F, Ortega F. 2015. New sauropod material from the Upper Jurassic of Pombal, Leiria and Batalha (Portugal), p. 205-206. In: Reolid M (ed.), Libro de resúmenes de las XXXI Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología.

Pérez-García A, Ortega F, Bolet A, Escaso F, Houssaye A, Martínez-Salanova J, Miguel Chaves C de, Mocho P, Narváez I, Segura M, Torices A, Vidal D, Sanz JL. 2015. Nuevos datos sobre la biota del Cretácico Superior de Armuña (Segovia, España), p. 236-237. In: Reolid, Matías (ed.), Libro de resúmenes de las XXXI Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Malafaia E, Escaso F, Ortega F. 2015. Anteriormost caudal vertebrae morphotypes present in the Lusitanian Basin Upper Jurassic (Portugal), p. 201-202. In: Reolid M (ed.), Libro de resúmenes de las XXXI Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología.

Pérez-García A, Mocho P. 2015. Sobre la presencia de la tortuga gigante Titanochelon en el registro portugués, p. 242. In: Reolid, Matías (ed.), Libro de resúmenes de las XXXI Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología.

Mocho P, Aberasturi A, Ortega F. 2015. Is Spinophorosaurus nigerensis a dinosaur with caudal spike osteoderms?, p.97. In: 63rd Symposium for Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy and 24th Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation with the Geological Curators’ Group.

Mocho P, Páramo A, Aberasturi A, Escaso F, Ortega F. 2015. Morphological and laminae pattern variation along the neck of the eusauropod Spinophorosaurus nigerensis (Niger, Middle Jurassic). p.98. In: 63rd Symposium for Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy and 24th Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation with the Geological Curators’ Group.

Escaso F, Ortega M, Malafaia E, Mocho P, Narváez I, Silva BC, Gasulla JM, Sanz JL. 2015. New dryosaurid-bearing beds from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal, p.148. In: Jagt JWM, Hebda G, Mitrus S, Jagt-Yazykova EA, Bodzioch A, Konietzko-Meier D, Kardynal K, Gruntmejer K (eds.), Abstracts book of the 13th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Ortega F, Malafaia E, Escaso F. 2014. Tracing the evolution of the Portuguese Upper Jurassic sauropods. p.9-10. In: Sousa AM, Alpedrinha J, Alves J, Martins N, Ramiro N, Keller R (eds.), X Encontro Nacional de Biologia Evolutiva, 22 Dezembro 2014, Museu Nacional de História Natural, Livro de Resumos/Abstract Book.

Malafaia E, Ortega F, Cachão M, Escaso F, Mocho P. 2014. Morphometric analysis of theropod teeth from the Late Jurassic of the Lusitanian Basin (central-west of Portugal), p.17. In: Sousa AM, Alpedrinha J, Alves J, Martins N, Ramiro N, Keller R (eds.), X Encontro Nacional de Biologia Evolutiva, 22 Dezembro 2014, Museu Nacional de História Natural, Livro de Resumos/Abstract Book.

Ortega F, Díez Díaz V, Mocho P. 2014. Saurópodos titanosaurios del Cretácico Superior Ibérico: esos parientes lejanos del norte. AMEGHINIANA, 52 (1, suplemento):12-13

Mocho P, Ortega F, Escaso F, Goodreau D, Chiappe L. 2014. Preliminary evaluation of sauropod remains from a new dinosaur bone bed of the Morrison Formation in southeastern Utah (USA), p.190. In: Maxwell E, Miller-Camp J (eds.), Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, November 2014, Abstracts of papers, 74th Annual Meeting, Estrel Berlin, Berlin, Germany, November5-8, 2014.

Díez Díaz V, Mocho P, Ortega F, Marcos-Fernandez F, Escaso F, Sanz JL. 2014. A new titanosaurian dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Iberian Peninsula, p.120. In: Maxwell E, Miller-Camp J (eds.), Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, November 2014, Abstracts of papers, 74th Annual Meeting, Estrel Berlin, Berlin, Germany, November 5-8, 2014.

Marcos-Fernández F, Mocho P, Elvira A, Páramo A, Escaso F, Ortega F. 2014. The sauropod that stopped the train, p.177-178. In: Maxwell E, Miller-Camp J (eds.), Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, November 2014, Abstracts of papers, 74th Annual Meeting, Estrel Berlin, Berlin, Germany, November5-8, 2014.

Escaso F, Ortega F, Malafaia E, Gasulla JM, Mocho P, Narváez I, Sanz JL. 2014. Diversidad y distribución estratigráfica de los iguanodontios del Jurásico Superior de Portugal, p.91-92. In: Royo-Torres R, Verdú FJ, Alcalá L (coord.), XXX Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología. ¡Fundamental! 24.

Pérez-García A, Escaso F, Gasulla JM, Miguel Chaves C de, Mocho P, Narváez I, Ortega F, PeredaSuberbiola X, Ruiz-Omeñaca JI, Sánchez-Chillón B, Sanz JL. 2014. José Royo y Gómez y los supuestos estegosáuridos del Cretácico Inferior de Morella, p.175-177. In: Royo-Torres, R.; Verdú, F.J.; Alcalá, L. (coord.). XXX Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología. ¡Fundamental! 24.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Malafaia E, Escaso F, Ortega F. 2014. A preliminary evaluation of Diplodocidae record from the Upper Jurassic of Lusitanian Basin (W, Portugal), p.85-88. In: Pereira I, Amaral F, Vinhas A (eds.), IV CJIG, LEG 2014, Livro de Actas. Pólo de Estremoz de UÉvora.

Díez Díaz V, Mocho P, Ortega F, Sanz JL. 2014. A case of extreme manus elongation in sauropods from the Late Cretaceous of “Lo Hueco” (Spain). p. 52. In: Delfino M, Carnevale G, Pavia M (eds.), Abstract Book and Field Trip Guide, XII Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists. Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Regione Piemonte, Torino

Royo-Torres R, Cobos A, Gascó F, Mocho P, Ortega F, Alcalá L. 2014. Geographic and Stratigraphic distribution of the sauropod Turiasaurus and Turiasauria clade, p.45. In: Kirkland J, Foster J, HuntFoster R, Liggett GA, Trujillo K (eds.), Mid-Mesozoic: The Age of Dinosaurs in Transition, April 30 –May 5, 2014, Fruita, Colorado & Green River, Utah. Utah.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Ortega F, Silva B. 2013. Macronarian record from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal, p. 178. In: Maxwell E, Miller-Camp J, Anemone R (eds.), Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, October/November 2013, Abstracts of Papers, 73rd Annual Meeting, Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 30 – November 2, 2013

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Ortega F. 2013. New insights for basal macronarians of Portuguese Upper Jurassic, p.171-174. In: Moreira N, Pereira I, Couto F, Silva H (eds.), III Congresso Jovens Investigadores em Geociências, LEG 2013 & 6th Meeting of Post-Graduation in Physics and Earth Sciences of UÉ, 04-08 outubro 2013, Livro de Actas. Pólo de Estremoz da UÉvora, Évora.

Ortega F, Escaso F, Malafaia E, Mocho P, Pérez-García A. 2013. Paleobiogeografia dos répteis periAtlânticos do Jurássico Superior português: resposta a padrões de vicariância ou dispersão, p. 17-20. In: Moreira N, Pereira l, Couto F, Silva H (eds.). Livro de Actas III Congresso Jovens Investigadores em Geociéncias LEG 2013 & 6th Meeting of Post-Graduatíon in Physics and Earth Sciences of UÉ, 04-08 outubro 2013, Livro de Actas. Pólo de Estremoz da UÉvora, Évora.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Ortega F. 2013. New approach to Lourinhasaurus alenquerensis (Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha) from the Portuguese Upper Jurassic, p.91 -92. In: Torcida Fernández-Baldor F, Huerta P (eds.), Abstract book of the VI International Symposium about Dinosaurs Palaeontology and their Environment.

Mocho P, Ortega F, Aberasturi A, Escaso F. 2013. Spinophorosaurus (Sauropoda), a new look inside eusauropod evolution, p.89-90. In: Torcida Fernández-Baldor F, Huerta P (eds.), Abstract book of the VI International Symposium about Dinosaurs Palaeontology and their Environment.

Malafaia E, Ortega F, Escaso F, Mocho P. 2013. Rediscovery of a lost portion of the holotype of Suchosaurus girardi (Sauvage, 1897-98), now related to the spinosaurid theropod Baryonyx, p.82-84. In: Torcida Fernández-Baldor F, Huerta P (eds.), Abstract book of the VI International Symposium about Dinosaurs Palaeontology and their Environment.

Mocho P, Ortega F, Royo-Torres R. 2012. Morphological variation of Turiasauria-like teeth and their stratigraphic distribution in Portuguese Upper Jurassic. ¡Fundamental!, 20: 161-163.

Mocho P, Royo-Torres R, Ortega F, Silva B. 2011. “Euhelopodidae” (Sauropoda) teeth from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal, p.160. 71st Annual Meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, November 2 – 5, 2011.

Mocho P, Ortega F, Royo-Torres R, Silva B. 2011. Estado do conhecimento sobre os saurópodes do Jurássico Superior de Portugal. Livro de Actas do I Congresso Nacional de Jovens Investigadores em Geociências, Estremoz: 85-87.

Mocho P, Pereira, S, Lourenço J. 2010. Bivalves marinhos do Miocénico superior (Tortoniano inferior) da Foz do Rego (Costa de Caparica, Portugal). e -Terra, 17 (5): 1(4)-4(4).

Mocho P, Póvoas L. 2010. Os 3 “Crânios de Vandelli” + 1: uma história paleontológica com quase dois séculos, p.66. In: Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia, FC-UL/FCTUNL (eds.), II Encontro Nacional de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia, Lisboa.

Mocho P, Póvoas L. 2010. Contribuição para a revisão sistemática de um crânio de Cephalotropis Cope, 1896 (Cetacea: Cetotheriidae) do Miocénico superior (Tortoniano inferior) da Adiça (Sesimbra, Portugal). III Congresso Ibérico de Paleontologia/XXVI Jornadas de la SEP, Publicaciones del Seminario de Paleontología de Zaragoza, 9: 180-183.

Mocho P, Póvoas L. 2010. Crânios fósseis de cetáceos (Mysticeti, Cetotheriidae) do Museu Nacional de História Natural, Lisboa: um breve enquadramento histórico, p.184-187. In: Santos A, Mayoral E, Meléndez G, Silva CM da, Cachão M (eds.), III Congresso Ibérico de Paleontologia/XXVI Jornadas de la SEP, Publicaciones del Seminario de Paleontología de Zaragoza, 9.

Pereira S, Mocho P, Lourenço J, Silva CM da. 2010. Bioerosão sobre conchas de bivalves miocénicos da jazida da Foz do Rego (Tortoniano, Costa de Caparica, Portugal), p.209-212. In: Santos A, Mayoral E, Meléndez G, Silva CM da, Cachão M (eds.), III Congresso Ibérico de Paleontologia/XXVI Jornadas de la SEP, Publicaciones del Seminario de Paleontología de Zaragoza, 9.

Pereira S, Mocho P, Lourenço J. 2009. Bioerosão sobre Megacardita jouanetti (BIVALVIA) do Miocénico da Foz do Rego (Costa de Caparica, Portugal). In: Pérez-Garcia A, Silva BC, Malafaia E, Escaso F (eds.), Paleolusitana, 1, Actas do VII Encontro de Jovens Investigadores em Paleontologia.

Awards

2016

SYNTHESYS grant – DE-TAF-6138 (3,750.94 €), funded by SYNTHESYS project under the EU FPVII Framework

“International” PhD title in Biology and Alimentation Sciences by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

PhD in Biology and Alimentation Sciences with “Cum Laude” by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

SYNTHESYS grant – FR-TAF 5072 (3,910.00€), funded by European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 Integrating Activities Programme.

2011

PhD Fellow funded by SFRH/BD/68450/2010 PhD fellowship from the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.

2010

“Menção Honrosa por ter concluído a Licenciatura em Geologia entre os seis melhores alunos no ano 2010”, Departamento de Geologia da Faculdade Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa.

Award for best “Poster” of students in Paleontology in the VIII Congresso Nacional de Geologia, Sociedade Geológica de Portugal/Universidade do Minho.