Characterizing the body morphology of the first metacarpal in the Homininae using 3D geometric morphometrics

MC1, 3D geometric morphometrics, semi-landmarks, hominins, African apes

African Miocene mammals

I am currently analising different Miocene mammal fossils from Gorongosa, as well as comparing them with fossil materials from other African regions in order to better characterise the fauna from the southernmost point of the East African Rift System

Primate morphology

An important part of my research has been devoted to the study of the key adaptations defining different stages of anthropoid morphological evolution.

Getting Its Feet on the Ground Elucidating Paralouatta’s Semi-Terrestriality Using the Virtual Morpho-Functional Toolbox

platyrrhine, semi-terrestriality, machine-learning, geometric morphometrics, finite element analysis,Paralouatta, talus

The biomechanical importance of the scaphoid-centrale fusion during simulated knuckle-walking and its implications for human locomotor evolution

carpals, biomechanicas, scaphoid, centrale, hominoidea

Virtual ecomorphology

I Congreso Iberoamericano de Morfometría Geométrica

Elucidating Paralouatta’s semi-terrestriality using the virtual morpho-functional toolbox

AAPA 2020 podium presentation

Inferring locomotor behaviours in Miocene New World monkeys using finite element analysis, geometric morphometrics and machine-learning classification techniques applied to talar morphology

Platyrrhini, finite-element modelling,morphometrics, talus, statistical learning, positional behaviour

Morpho-functional analyses of the primate skeleton applying 3D geometric morphometrics, finite element analysis and phylogenetic comparative methods to assess ecomorphological questions in extant and extinct anthropoids

PhD dissertation

The evolution of the platyrrhine talus A comparative analysis of the phenetic affinities of the Miocene platyrrhines with their modern relatives

New World monkeys, Talar morphology, Geometric morphometrics, Locomotor mode percentages, Phylogenetic comparative methods, Body mass prediction