Exhibition at the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Fragment of the news of Canal Sur of December 24, 2017 in which the use of our series of short films “Journey to the past through fossils” is announced in the exhibition “Els Nostres Dinosaurs” in the City of Arts and the Sciences of Valencia.
Marine Vertebrates of the Miocene
Researchers from the universities of Jaén, Granada and Hamburg (Germany) find fossils of whales and sea lions from 10 million years ago between Andújar and Villanueva de la Reina.
A paleontological study led by Matías Reolid, professor at the Department of Geology of the University of Jaén (UJA), has found fossil remains of cetaceans and pinnipeds about ten million years ago, specifically the Tortonian (Upper Miocene), in the sector east of the Guadalquivir basin, between the Jaén municipalities of Andújar and Villanueva de la Reina.
Study of the UJA reveals that the footprints of Santisteban del Puerto are of a bipedal reptile in a coastal environment
The fossil footprints found in the town of Santisteban del Puerto in Jaén remained a mystery. Thanks to the morphological analysis and the reinterpretation of the mechanism of formation of these ichnites, a study, led by the University of Jaén, describes how bipedal reptiles could perform them in a very shallow marine environment. [Read more]
That’s right, the Reolid brothers put face to the author of the Fossil Footprints of the White Erillas. In his recent publication Vertebrates fossils of Jaén. Paleoecological interpretation (JAÉN 2015), Matías and Jesús Reolid, from the University of Jaén and from Hamburg, recognize in the chapter dedicated to the Triassic that the author of the tracks of White Erillas was a Carnosaur type Theropod when advancing in semination on a plate of water that did not allow him to fully support his foot in the bottom. [Read more]
Vertebrate fossils of the Triassic
The geologist of the University of Jaén Matías Reolid has discovered skeletal remains with more than 230 million years of age that belong to three species of marine reptiles, mostly Nothosaurs, in the area that goes from the municipality of Puente de Génave (Jaén) ) to Bienservida (Albacete). The paleontologist emphasizes that it is the fossil remains of the oldest vertebrates that have been found in Andalusia, and therefore a very valuable scientific discovery to know the most remote past of this region.
Discover remains of prehistoric marine reptiles in Albacete and Jaén
The geologist of the University of Jaén (UJA) Matías Reolid has discovered bone remains with more than 230 million years of age that belong to three species of marine reptiles, mostly nothosaurs, in the area that goes from the municipality of Puente de Génave (Jaén) to Bienservida (Albacete). This is the fossil remains of the oldest vertebrates that have been found in Andalusia and, therefore, a very valuable scientific discovery to learn about the most remote past of this region. [Read more]