BECAS
GONZÁLEZ DIONIS Javier
congresos y reuniones científicas
Título:
3D modeling of tooth of the Canarian chiropters applied to the Paleobiology of conservation
Autor/es:
JAVIER GONZÁLEZ DIONIS; ELENA CADAVID MELERO; CRISTINA JIMÉNEZ GOMIS; CAROLINA CASTILLO RUIZ
Reunión:
Congreso; 4th International Meeting of Early-Stage Researchers in Palaeontology (IMERP); 2019
Resumen:
Currently, thanks to the development of 3D methodologies, new modeling techniques have emerged, such as photogrammetry. This technique allows us to study and analyze both the fossil remains and the deposits in which they are found without affecting their integrity. In the Canarian archipelago there are seven species of chiropters; Four are classified as least concern in the Red List (Pipistrellus kuhlii, Hypsugo savii, Nyctalus leisleri and Tadarida teniotis); one of them is near threatened (Barbastella barbastellus); and the last two are vulnerable, being one of them an endemism from the Canary Islands (Plecotus teneriffae), whereas the other represents an endemism from the Macaronesia (Pipistrellus maderensis). The dentition of fossil and extant chiropters has been an important source of palaeobiological information. The aim of this project is to test the technical feasibility of photogrammetry to analyse their dental elements. We will present 3D models of tooth morphology from the chiropters species already mentioned. The models acquired will help us identify the fossil remains of the extant species from the Canary Islands, and to know their distribution and other characteristics of the species that can be used in their conservation. In addition, the results obtained extend the knowledge of the chiropters from the Canary Islands and promote the use of digital modeling techniques for the conservation of biodiversity and the fossil record.