Xavier Delclòs
University of Barcelona
76Publications
17H-index
1,007Citations
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Mónica M. Solórzano Kraemer7
Estimated H-index: 7
,
Xavier Delclòs17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Barcelona)
+ 5 AuthorsEnrique Peñalver17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Instituto Geológico y Minero de España)
Amber is an organic multicompound derivative from the polymerization of resin of diverse higher plants. Compared with other modes of fossil preservation, amber records the anatomy of and ecological interactions between ancient soft-bodied organisms with exceptional fidelity. However, it is currently suggested that ambers do not accurately record the composition of arthropod forest paleocommunities, due to crucial taphonomic biases. We evaluated the effects of taphonomic processes on arthropod en...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Nature Communications 12.35
Enrique Peñalver17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Instituto Geológico y Minero de España),
Antonio Arillo14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Complutense University of Madrid)
+ 5 AuthorsRicardo Pérez-de la Fuente10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Oxford)
The originally published version of this Article was updated shortly after publication to add the word ‘Ticks’ to the title, following its inadvertent removal during the production process. This has now been corrected in both the PDF and HTML versions of the Article.
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Published on Feb 21, 2018in PLOS ONE 2.77
Alba Sánchez-García4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Enrique Peñalver17
Estimated H-index: 17
+ 1 AuthorsMichael S. Engel33
Estimated H-index: 33
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Published on Sep 1, 2018in Geoheritage 2.33
A. Rodrigo (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España), Enrique Peñalver17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Instituto Geológico y Minero de España)
+ 2 AuthorsXavier Delclòs17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Barcelona)
All the amber outcrops of the Iberian Peninsula are Lower Cretaceous in age and, in the case of Spain, some of them have provided important arthropod specimens preserved as bioinclusions. These Spanish localities are rich in fossil taxa of phylogenetic relevance and evidence of both paleoecological interactions and paleobehaviors are also abundant. Despite their high heritage interest, the actions conducted to their protection and management have been very unequal. In some cases, only the generi...
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Scientific Reports 4.12
Alba Sánchez-García4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Barcelona),
Xavier Delclòs17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Barcelona)
+ 3 AuthorsEnrique Peñalver17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Instituto Geológico y Minero de España)
Parental care in animal evolution has long fascinated biologists, but tracing this complex of behavioural repertoires is challenging, as these transitory states often leave no corporeal traces as fossils. Among modern invertebrates, the tanaidaceans (Malacostraca: Peracarida), a lineage of marsupial crustaceans, show an interesting variety of brooding strategies. Here we report on fossil tanaidaceans from the Cretaceous of Spain and France that provide conclusive evidence for marsupial care of b...
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Published on Sep 1, 2017in Journal of Iberian Geology 1.30
María Ángeles Bustillo1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Spanish National Research Council),
Margarita Díaz-Molina3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Complutense University of Madrid)
+ 5 AuthorsBorja Sanchiz9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Spanish National Research Council)
Purpose A new Iberian Konservat-Lagerstatte discovered in Tresjuncos (Cuenca, Spain) is described and interpreted based on geological and paleontological information.
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Nature Communications 12.35
Enrique Peñalver17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Instituto Geológico y Minero de España),
Antonio Arillo14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Complutense University of Madrid)
+ 5 AuthorsRicardo Pérez-de la Fuente10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Oxford)
Ticks are currently among the most prevalent blood-feeding ectoparasites, but their feeding habits and hosts in deep time have long remained speculative. Here, we report direct and indirect evidence in 99 million-year-old Cretaceous amber showing that hard ticks and ticks of the extinct new family Deinocrotonidae fed on blood from feathered dinosaurs, non-avialan or avialan excluding crown-group birds. A †Cornupalpatum burmanicum hard tick is entangled in a pennaceous feather. Two deinocrotonids...
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Published on Mar 1, 2017in Current Biology 9.25
David Peris8
Estimated H-index: 8
(James I University),
Ricardo Pérez-de la Fuente10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Harvard University)
+ 3 AuthorsConrad C. Labandeira41
Estimated H-index: 41
(University of Maryland, College Park)
Summary During the mid-Cretaceous, angiosperms diversified from several nondiverse lineages to their current global domination [1], replacing earlier gymnosperm lineages [2]. Several hypotheses explain this extensive radiation [3], one of which involves proliferation of insect pollinator associations in the transition from gymnosperm to angiosperm dominance. However, most evidence supports gymnosperm–insect pollinator associations, buttressed by direct evidence of pollen on insect bodies, curren...
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Published on Jul 4, 2017in Communicative & Integrative Biology
David Peris8
Estimated H-index: 8
(James I University),
Conrad C. Labandeira41
Estimated H-index: 41
(University of Maryland, College Park)
+ 3 AuthorsRicardo Pérez-de la Fuente10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Harvard University)
ABSTRACTAbundant gymnosperm pollen grains associated with the oedemerid beetle Darwinylus marcosi Peris, 2016 were found in Early Cretaceous amber from Spain. This discovery provides confirmatory evidence for a pollination mutualism during the mid Mesozoic for the family Oedemeridae (Coleoptera), which today is known to pollinate only angiosperms. As a result, this new record documents a lateral host-plant transfer from an earlier gymnosperm to a later angiosperm, indicating that pollination of ...
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