Fernando Barroso-Barcenilla

Fernando Barroso-Barcenilla
University of Alcalá | UAH · Department of Geology, Geography and Environment

PhD; Universidad de Alcalá

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Teeth provide information about the evolutionary pathway of an organism, its biology and habitat. This is the case even of fossilized teeth, since they have perdurable biomineralized structures, as biological apatite. The material that has been selected for this study comprises teeth from modern crocodilian individuals and extinct Cretaceous crocod...
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The important paleontological and archaeological discoveries made in Tamajón in recent years have enriched the exceptional natural and cultural heritage of this town in the north of the Guadalajara province (central Spain). The extraordinary educational and outreach value of these findings led the PaleoIbérica Research Group to develop a project fo...
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The sedimentary exposures and the palaeontological site of Figueira da Foz (Portugal) are located near the coastal town of the same name, in front of the Mondego river estuary, where a set of mid Cenomanian to lower Turonian (Upper Cretaceous) marine beds of the West Portuguese Carbonate Platform are recorded by the Costa d'Arnes Formation. The 65...
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The lower part of the Lower Cretaceous Bolos Sandstone Formation as exposed in the Barranco de la Muela section (Sierra de la Muela Range, southeastern Spain) yields two species of ornamented nautiloids, Cymatoceras neocomiense and Eucymatoceras plicatum. These have been collected together with other cephalopods (ammonoids, belemnites) and differen...
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Synchrotron radiation X-ray microdiffraction (SR-μXRD) has been applied for the first time as a fundamental method of analysis to unveil crocodilian teeth growth and development. Teeth from a fossil crocodylomorph from the Upper Cretaceous site of Lo Hueco (Spain) and a modern crocodylian from the living species Crocodylus niloticus have been analy...
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The Portuguese section of Figueira da Foz (Portugal) is located near the coastal town of the same name, in front of the Mondego river estuary. The main available exposures are found in two old quarries (Salmanha), where a set of Cenomanian- lower Turonian (Upper Cretaceous) marine beds of the West Portuguese Carbonate Platform are recorded by the C...
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O almejar da Fé, do Império, de novos horizontes e riquezas, colocou Portugal na vanguarda do movimento expansionista europeu para além-mar Ocidental. O descobrimento do caminho marítimo para a Índia,entre 1497 e 1499, em expedição liderada por D. Vasco da Gama, viria a mudar profundamente os cenários político e económico desse período do Renascime...
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Resumo: Comunicar Ciências Naturais ao analisar obras de coleções de Arte, quer no contexto de uma sala de aula, quer no de um museu, promove o conhecimento sobre estes assuntos e a compreensão de acontecimentos com causas naturais que frequentemente afetam as populações. Com esta interação espera-se conseguir motivar públicos diversos a procurarem...
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Resumen: La Educación fuera del aula permite desarrollar importantes estrategias didácticas enfocadas al aprendizaje de las Ciencias de la Tierra al aire libre, complementando a las actividades de seminarios en aulas y laboratorios de prácticas. Puede implementarse como salidas de campo a entornos naturales, museos y centros de interpretación, most...
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The accessibility and diversity of the natural environment of Huérmeces del Cerro, located north of the Guadalajara province (central Spain), allows teaching in the field different Natural Sciences, including Geology, being able to address many diverse aspects of this discipline in the same area (stratigraphy, paleontology, tectonics…). For this re...
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El CIPAT se encuentra en la entrada sur de Tamajón (Guadalajara, España), rodeado de vegetación y con espectaculares vistas de las montañas próximas, entre ellas el Pico Ocejón (2.046 m). Es visible desde la carretera CM-1004, que une a Tamajón con Humanes y, desde allí, con Guadalajara y la A-2 (Madrid-Barcelona). La llegada al Centro en coche o a...
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The study of Upper Cretaceous Cyclothyris from Spain and the revision of asymmetrical rhynchonellides from numerous European collections have led to improve some systematical, biostratigraphical and palaeobiogeographical questions, allowing to update taxonomically this group. The species studied here are the following: Cyclothyris difformis (Valenc...
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Major changes occurred in Iberia during the Late Cretaceous. First, the cessation of the previous rifting episode derived into generalized thermal subsidence in all basins, which in conjunction with warm climate and high sea-levels promoted the widest carbonate platforms ever in Iberia. Second, that post-rift interval was punctuated regionally by a...
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RESUMEN Los tres yacimientos de vertebrados del Barremiense superior descubiertos recientemente en las "Hoces de Beteta" (Vadillos-1, Vadillos-2, El Tobar) se encuentran situados en facies "Weald" pertenecientes a la Formación Arenas y Arcillas de El Collado. En ellos, se han identificado distintos tipos de fósiles correspondientes a plantas (ABSTR...
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En este trabajo se evalúan y exponen los beneficios de incluir contenidos sobre Paleontología en Educación Primaria. En él, se justifica el interés que, tanto para los niños como para el conjunto de la sociedad, supondría incluir la Paleontología como tema didáctico. Tras considerar los antecedentes bibliográficos sobre didáctica y divulgación de e...
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Los más añudos de nuestros socios (y no socios), probablemente recordarán haber visto en casa de sus padres y abuelos, e incluso es posible que también conserven en sus bibliotecas, unos pequeños libritos de temas muy diversos, encuadernados en rústica con cubiertas profusamente ilustradas. Se trata de los volúmenes de la “Enciclopedia Pulga”, publ...
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The external and internal features, microstructure, and distributions of Coniacian rhynchonellides from the Northern Castilian Platform (Northern Spain) have been studied here. In addition, the revision of numerous European Upper Cretaceous brachiopod collections (e.g., d’Orbigny, 1842-1851; Coquand, 1860, 1862, 1879; Owen, 1962, 1988) has contribu...
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Major changes occurred in Iberia during the Late Cretaceous. First, the cessation of the previous rifting episode derived into generalized thermal subsidence in all basins, which in conjunction with warm climate and high sea-levels promoted the widest carbonate platforms ever in Iberia. Second, that post-rift interval was punctuated regionally by a...
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Over the past few years, several palaeontological and archaeological findings of great scientific and educational relevance have contributed to enrich the exceptional natural heritage of Tamajón (Guadalajara, Spain). These new discoveries have motivated the creation of a multidisciplinary team at the University of Alcala, along with the collaborati...
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The study in course of the materials rescued from the fire that in 1978, destroyed much of the palaeontological collections of the current National Museum of Natural History and Science (Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência) of Lisbon, has allowed the rediscovery of several Creta­ceous cephalopods (and the corresponding original labels)...
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Fieldwork activities could be important strategies for the outdoor learning of Geology, as a complement of the practical hands-on of minerals, rocks, fossils and models. They have been increasingly used in the last years, by teachers and students of different grades, and planned in line with the formal teaching taught in the classroom and contextua...
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RESUMEN: El yacimiento paleontológico del Cretácico Superior de Tamajón (Guadalajara, España) resulta científicamente relevante por el interés de los fósiles que contiene, entre los que destacan las huellas de vertebrados y los numerosos restos de invertebrados marinos. Simultáneamente alberga un elevado potencial didáctico en el ámbito de educació...
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ABSTRACT: Fieldwork activities could be important strategies for the outdoor learning of Geology, as a complement of the practical hands-on of minerals, rocks, fossils and models. They have been increasingly used in the last years, by teachers and students of different grades, and planned in line with the formal teaching taught in the classroom and...
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El yacimiento de icnitas de vertebrados del Cenomaniense medio-superior (Cretácico Superior) de Tamajón (Guadalajara, España) alberga un excepcional valor científico, didáctico y patrimonial. Sobre una superficie, correspondiente a un antiguo canal arenoso con influencia mareal, muestra una gran concentración de icnitas. Entre ellas, se han identif...
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The new upper Barremian microfossil site of Vadillos-1 (Lower Cretaceous, Beteta Gorges, Cuenca province, Spain) has yielded a rich fossil assemblage consisting of numerous eggshell fragments along with diverse skeletal remains of fishes, amphibians, turtles, crocodyliforms and dinosaurs. Crocodilian eggshells constitute the main fraction of the eg...
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During the early twentieth century, the Professor Modesto Bargalló developed in Spain a teaching method that promoted the active participation of the students in their training, “discovering” the Nature by themselves, through practical field trips and classroom activities. His innovative methodology allowed not only the optimal training of several...
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The upper Cenomanian and basal Turonian ammonite assemblages of the West Portuguese Carbonate Platform (WPCP) are characterised by the occurrence of many Tethyan species, with emphasis on Vascoceratidae. They include Vascoceras gamai, type-species of the genus, and several other taxa created in 1898, by Choffat, based on abundant materials collecte...
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The functional meaning of asymmetry in brachiopods has been a matter of discussion for over a century. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain why these morphologies appear, the predominant idea in the literature being that it might be a non-adaptive characteristic. Here we present an in-depth study of the asymmetry present in the commissu...
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Resumen: La sección del Cenomaniense-Turoniense de Tamajón, con un alto valor científico, educativo y divulgativo, incluye las formaciones Utrillas, Villa de Vés y Picofrentes, y la parte inferior de la Formación Ciudad Encantada. Contiene huellas de vertebrados (cocodrilomorfos, un posible dinosaurio terópodo y peces), otros icnofósiles (prin-cipa...
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The relatively complete and well preserved shell of a turtle, from the middle Cenomanian of Nazaré (Portugal), is studied here. It is recognized as a member of the crown group Pleurodira and, more specifically, the Bothremydidae. Pleurodira are one of the two lineages of modern turtles, their origin being in Gondwana. Pleurodira are very abundant i...
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Three new Lower Cretaceous vertebrate sites (Vadillos-1, Vadillos-2, El Tobar) have been recently discovered and studied in the Cuenca Province (Central Spain). They are located in deposits of “Wealden” facies belonging to the El Collado Sandstone and Clay Formation. In these outcrops, micro and macroremains corresponding to plants, invertebrates a...
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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, Abst...
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Juan Vilanova y Piera was a multifaceted person, and one of the main protagonists of the scientific life in the 19th century. At that time, he carried out numerous projects in different disciplines. Especially remarkable are his geological trips across Europe that not only allowed him to maintain close partnerships with scientists from different di...
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The nautiloids assigned to the genera Cenoceras, Ophionautilus and Digonioceras of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Spain, and the Universidade de Coimbra and the Instituto Geológico e Mineiro de Portugal, Portugal, obtained from the Toarcian of the Iberian Peninsula have been studied and classif...
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The study of Middle Triassic (Ladinian) nautiloids from three successive ammonoid zones, and two sub-zones, of the Southiberian Triassic Muschelkalk facies (Betic Cordillera, southern Spain) has allowed the identification of the following species: Mojsvaroceras haasi Parnes, 198639. Parnes, A. 1986. Middle Triassic cephalopods from the Negev (Israe...
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A new Upper Cretaceous vertebrate tracksite has been discovered at Tamajón (Iberian Ranges, Guadalajara, Spain). The track level is a relatively smooth and slightly undulating sandy ferruginous crust, corresponding to an erosive surface at the base of a small meandering channel. It is incised into the underlying planar cross-bedded sandstones of co...
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The historical holotypes of the Cenomanian (Upper Cretaceous) ammonites Vascoceras gamai Choffat, 1898 (type of the genus), and Vascoceras barcoicense (Choffat, 1898), thought to be destroyed by the fire of March 1978 at the National Museum of Natural History, Lisbon, Portugal, have been rediscovered in good state of preservation. Based on the stud...
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A recently discovered Early Cretaceous (early late Albian) dinosaur tracksite at Parede beach (Cascais, Portugal) reveals evidence of dinoturbation and at least two sauropod trackways. One of these trackways can be classified as narrow-gauge, which represents unique evidence in the Albian of the Iberian Peninsula and provides for the improvement of...
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Oysters were among the most important groups of marine invertebrates in Late Cretaceous biotas of the Tethyan Realm. During the major eustatic sea-level highstands of this interval, large areas of northern Africa and southern Europe were characterized by carbonate shelf environments with conditions favourable for the widespread dispersal of highly...
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The Late Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian) fossil site of Lo Hueco was recently discovered close to the village of Fuentes (Cuenca, Spain) during the cutting of a little hill for installation of the railway of the Madrid-Levante high-speed train. To date, it has yielded a rich collection of well-preserved Cretaceous macrofossils, including plant...
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The Late Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian) fossil site of Lo Hueco was recently discovered close to the village of Fuentes (Cuenca, Spain) during the cutting of a little hill for installation of the railway of the Madrid-Levante high-speed train. To date, it has yielded a rich collection of well-preserved Cretaceous macrofossils, including plant...