Miquel Crusafont i Pairó

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Miquel Crusafont i Pairó

Miquel Crusafont i Pairó (1910, Sabadell, Spain—1983) was a Catalan palaeontologist. He specialised in mammal bones.

Crusafont obtained a Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona in 1933. He got a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Madrid in 1950.[1]

In 1961, he was appointed Professor of Palaeontology at the University of Oviedo.[2] He later became Professor of Anthropology at the Societatis Iesu (Barcelona).

In 1969, Crusafont founded the Provincial Palaeontology Institute. It has been known as the Miquel Crusafont Palaeontology Institute since 1983.

The prehistoric mammal Crusafontia was named for Crusafont.[3]

Selected works[change | change source]

  • Los Vertebrados del Mioceno Continental de la cuenca del Vallés-Penedés (1943, with Josep Fernández de Villalta)
  • El Mioceno Continental del Vallès y sus yacimientos de vertebrados (1948, with Josep Fernández de Villalta)
  • El Burdigaliense continental de la cuenca del Vallès-Penedès (1955, with Josep Fernández de Villalta and Jaume Truyols)
  • Estudios Masterométricos en la evolución de los Fisípedos (1957, with Jaume Truyols)
  • La Evolución (1966, with Bermudo Meléndez and Emiliano Aguirre)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Miquel Crusafont i Pairó, paleontólogo" (in Spanish). El País. 8 August 1983. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  2. Jaime Truyols. "Miguel Crusafont Pairó" (in Spanish). University of Granada. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  3. "Crusafontia amoae: Un nuevo mamífero fósil del Cretácico Inferior de Galve" (in Spanish). Aragosaurus. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2014.

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