I am leading or an active participant/member of several international research programs, including, e.g. :

  • Paleontology of the pseudokarstic system of Cerro de los Batallones, continental vertebrate sites of the ate Miocene, Madrid Basin, Spain: contribution from Carnivores (Coord. S. Peigné, CNRS PICS MNHN-Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid)
  • El uso de tecnicas 3D para el estudio de la anatomia funcional, morfologia interna y biomecanica del craneo, denticion y huesos largos de mamiferos del Mioceno superior (Coord. M.J. Salesa, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid ; financement : Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion)
  • Paleoenvironmental dynamics and phases of Mio-Quaternary peopling of Southern Arabia: the Tihama perspective (Coord. R. Macchiarelli, Univ. Poitiers; Financial support: ECLIPSE-CNRS and French Foreign Office).
  • Geology and paleontology of the Upper Miocene continental vertebrate localities from the Cerro de los Batallones pseudokarstic system, Madrid Basin (Coord. J. Morales, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales; Financial support: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas and Province of Madrid).
  • Revealing Hominid Origin Initiative (Coord. F.C. Howell and T. White, Univ. California-Berkeley; Financial support: NSF), member of the analytical working group "Carnivora.


Skull and mandible of the machairodontine felid Paramachairodus ogygia from Batallones-1, late Miocene of Spain
Life reconstruction of Simocyon batalleri from Batallones-1; artwork by Mauricio Antón, MNCN-Madrid