Paolo Piras's scientific contributions

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Hippopotamidae are a group of large-sized mammals of interest for testing evolutionary traits in time and space. Variation in skull shape within Hippopotamidae is here investigated by means of shape analysis (Ge-ometric Morphometrics) and modern statistical approaches. Two-dimensional shape analysis is applied to dorsal and lateral views of extant...


... Further diagnostic characters of H. antiquus cranial and postcranial elements were described in and Mazza (1995). According to Mazza (1991Mazza ( , 1995 and Pandolfi et al. (2020), the skull of H. antiquus resembles that of the African species H. gorgops. In particular, Mazza (1991) claimed that H. antiquus is apparently closer to H. gorgops collected from Olduvai Beds I-II. ...