Luca Pandolfi
University of Florence
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#1G.M. Di BuduoH-Index: 1
#2L. CostantiniH-Index: 1
Last. Fabio FlorindoH-Index: 35
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Abstract We present a multidisciplinary study of a fossiliferous site located in the Vulsini Volcanic District, on the western side of the Tiber River Valley north of Rome, highlighting the peculiar geologic factors that contributed to the origin and preservation of an outstanding archaeological record testifying of the early human frequentation in this region. Mighty explosive eruptions since at least 500 ka affected the investigated area eventually culminating in the formation of the huge Bols...
#1Paolo PirasH-Index: 21
#2Antonio Profico (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 1
Last. Valerio VaranoH-Index: 14
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In modern shape analysis deformation is quantified in different ways depending on algorithms used and on the scale at which it is evaluated. While global affine and non-affine deformation components can be decoupled and computed using a variety of methods, the very local deformation can be considered, infinitesimally, as an affine deformation. The deformation gradient tensor F can be computed locally using a direct calculation by exploiting triangulation or tetrahedralization structures or by ev...
#1Luca Pandolfi (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 17
#2Florent RivalsH-Index: 25
Last. Rivka Rabinovich (HUJI: Hebrew University of Jerusalem)H-Index: 19
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Abstract The Plio-Pleistocene fossil rhinoceroses of Eurasia are relatively well known, although their taxonomy and phylogeny are still debated. The fossil rhinoceros material collected at the Bethlehem site during the first half of the 20th century is revised and re-described. Based on morphological comparison of the Bethlehem material with the latest Miocene, Pliocene and Early Pleistocene Eurasian and African species, the specimens are assigned as Dihoplus sp. and Dihoplus bethlehemsis sp. no...
#2Johannes PignattiH-Index: 8
Last. Luca PandolfiH-Index: 17
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#1Luca Pandolfi (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 17
#2Vlad CodreaH-Index: 15
Last. Aurelian PopescuH-Index: 1
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Abstract The Rhinocerotidae material from the early Pleistocene Tetoiu Formation of Colțești (southwestern Romania) is here described for the first time. The rhinoceros is documented by calcaneus and second, third, and fourth metatarsals, probably belonging to the same individual. The morphology and the dimensions of these specimens enable us to record the presence of Stephanorhinus jeanvireti, a relatively rare rhinoceros usually reported from late Pliocene European localities and recently cons...
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#1Enrico Cappellini (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 22
#2Frido Welker (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 8
Last. Eske WillerslevH-Index: 94
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The sequencing of ancient DNA has enabled the reconstruction of speciation, migration and admixture events for extinct taxa1. However, the irreversible post-mortem degradation2 of ancient DNA has so far limited its recovery—outside permafrost areas—to specimens that are not older than approximately 0.5 million years (Myr)3. By contrast, tandem mass spectrometry has enabled the sequencing of approximately 1.5-Myr-old collagen type I4, and suggested the presence of protein residues in fossils of t...
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#1Luca Pandolfi (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 17
#2Lorenzo Rook (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 33
Abstract The Rhinocerotidae material from the latest Miocene of Sahabi (Libya) is here revised in detail in order to clarify its systematic position and the paleobiogeographic implications. The family is represented by four specimens only at Sahabi, a phalanx, a mandible, a second upper molar (M2), and a second upper premolar (P2). Except for the phalanx, which can be only identified at the family level, the morphology and the dimensions of these specimens have revealed the presence of three tax...
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#1Michele MarroniH-Index: 25
#2Francesca MeneghiniH-Index: 12
Last. and Edoardo LuvisiH-Index: 1
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#1Luca Pandolfi (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 17
Last. Lorenzo Rook (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 33
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ABSTRACTA new species of Rhinocerotidae (Perissodactyla), ‘Ceratotherium’ advenientis sp. nov., from the late Miocene (8.1–7.2 Ma) locality of Cava Gentile, Calabria (Southern Italy), is described. ‘Ceratotherium’ advenientis displays morphological characters close to Rhinocerotina, in particular to dicerotines, and can be distinguished from the late Miocene elasmotheres, teleoceratines and aceratheres recorded in Eurasia and Africa. The new taxon clearly differs from the European latest Miocene...
#1Marco CherinH-Index: 7
Last. F. PazzagliaH-Index: 3
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Most of the research on fossil mammals from Umbria (central Italy) has been carried out in the southwestern branch of the Tiber basin, due to its paleontological richness. This portion of the basin extends from Perugia to Terni and corresponds to a well-defined half-graben filled with fluvial-lacustrine deposits. The paleontological sample presented here was discovered in a sand and gravel quarry at Podere San Lorenzo, East of the town of Deruta. The stratigraphic succession exposed in the quarr...