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Field

Sciences

Keywords

Mesozoic, Palaeo-environment, Palaeoprimatology, Virtual palaeontology

Structure

Foundation

Partners

Government of Catalonia, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Founded

2006

Contact

www.icp.cat
Escola Industrial, 23 08201 Sabadell (Barcelona)
Tel. +34 937 261 769
icp@icp.cat

Other locations:

Campus de la UAB 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès
Tel. 935 868 345

A leading centre for research, conservation and the dissemination of knowledge about vertebrate and human palaeontology

Its work focuses on mammal palaeobiology in limited energy ecosystems; research into the Mesozoic era; the fauna of the Neogene and Quaternary eras, taking advantage of the rich fossil deposits found in Catalonia; palaeoprimatology; and virtual palaeontology, used to produce three-dimensional models and simulations.

The centre places particular emphasis on the dissemination of knowledge about our palaeontological heritage and its significance. Researchers’ findings are therefore on display to the public at the Crusafont Museum in Sabadell, and the centre is helping with the development of a network of local palaeontological interpretation centres around Catalonia.