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Federico Fanti

Curriculum Vitae dott. Federico Fanti.

 

Current Position

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From 01.01.2012: post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Biological, Geological and environmental Sciences and Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna.

 

Research project on: “The Cretaceous geological and palaeontological heritage: from research to divulgation in developed and developing countries”.

 

 

Research topic

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High-resolution stratigraphy, sedimentology and geochemistry applied to the study of fossil associations; sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of non-marine successions; Jurassic and Cretaceous vertebrates palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography; changes in vertebrate diversity and adaptations with respect to paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic dynamics; paleogeography; quantitative and statistical analyses of macro- and microfossil assemblages; museology and history of palaeontology; scientific background coordination for the development of Geosites (following Unesco standards).

 

 

Publications

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1. Fanti, F. and Therrien, F. 2007. Theropod tooth assemblages from the Late Cretaceous Maevarano Formation and the possible presence of dromaeosaurids in Madagascar. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 52, 155-166.

 

2. Fanti, F. and Miyashita, T. 2009. A high latitude vertebrate fossil assemblage from the Late Cretaceous of west-central Alberta, Canada: evidence for dinosaur nesting and vertebrate latitudinal gradient. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 275, 37-53.

 

3. Fanti, F. 2009. Bentonite chemical features as proxy of Late Cretaceous provenance changes: a case study from the Western Interior Basin of Canada. Sedimentary Geology 217, 112-127.

 

4. Fanti, F. and Catuneanu, O. 2009: Stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous Wapiti Formation, west-central Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 46, 263-283.

 

5. Fanti, F. and Catuneanu, O. 2010: Fluvial sequence stratigraphy: the Wapiti Formation, west-central Alberta, Canada. Journal of Sedimentary Research 80, 320-338.

 

6. Nydam, R. Caldwell, M. and Fanti, F. 2010: Upper Campanian Borioteiioidean lizards from Kleskun Hill, west-central Alberta (Wapiti Formation). Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 30(4), 1090-1099.

 

7. Fanti, F. 2010: Life and ideas of Giovanni Capellini (1833-1922): a Palaeontological revolution In Italy. In: Moody, R., Buffetaut, E., Naish, E., Martill, D. (Eds.), Dinosaur and other extinct saurians: a historical perspective. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 343, 79-87.

 

8. Cau, A., and Fanti, F. 2011: The oldest known metriorhynchid crocodylian from the Middle Jurassic of North-eastern Italy: Neptunidraco ammoniticus gen. et sp. nov. Gondwana Research, 19, 550-516.

 

9. Candeiro, R., Fanti, F., Therrien, F., Lamanna, M., 2011: Continental fossil vertebrates from the mid-Cretaceous (Albian–Cenomanian) Alcântara Formation, Brazil, and their relationship with contemporaneous faunas from North Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences 60, 79-92.

 

10. Fanti, F. 2012: Cretaceous continental bridges, insularity, and vicariance in the southern hemisphere: which route did dinosaurs take? In: Talent J (Ed.), Earth and Life: Global biodiversity, extinction intervals and biogeographic perturbation trough time, 883-911 Dordrecht, Springer.

 

11. Fanti, F., Currie, P., Badamgarav, D., 2012: New specimens of Nemegtomaia from the Baruungoyot and Nemegt formations (Late Cretaceous) of Mongolia. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31330. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone. 0031330

 

12. Candeiro, R., Cau, A., Fanti, F., Nava, W., Novas, F., 2012: First evidence of an unenlagiid (Dinosauria, Theropoda, Maniraptora) from the Bauru Group, Brazil. Cretaceous Research 37, 223-226.

 

13. Fanti, F., Contessi, M., Franchi, F., 2012: The “Continental Intercalaire” of southern Tunisia: stratigraphy, paleontology, and paleoecology. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 73-74, 1-23.

 

14. Bell, P.R., Fanti, F., Acorn, J., Sissons, R.L. 2013. Fossil mayfly larvae (Ephemeroptera, cf. Heptageniidae) from the Late Cretaceous Wapiti Formation, Alberta, Canada. Journal of Paleontology 87(1), 146-149.

 

15. Contessi, M., Fanti, F., 2012: First record of bird tracks in the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of Tunisia. Palaios 27, 455-464.

 

16. Contessi, M., Fanti, F, 2012: Vertebrate tracksites assemblages in the Middle Jurassic-Upper Cretaceous of South Tunisia. Ichnos 19, 227-227.

 

17. Bell, P.R., Fanti, F., Sissons, R.L., Burns, M.E., Currie, P.J., in press. New hadrosaurine material from the upper Campanian-lower Maastrichtian Wapiti Formation, west-central Alberta. in: Eberth, D.A., Evans, D.C. (Eds.), Hadrosaurs. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

 

18. Bell, P., Fanti, F., Sissons, R., in press: A possible pterosaur manus track from the Late Cretaceous of Alberta. Lethaia.

 

Abstracts and Meetings

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1. Fanti, F. 2007: Unfolding the geological history of the North: new comprehensive survey of the Wapiti Formation, Alberta, Canada. In: Braman (Ed.), Ceratopsian Symposium, Short    papers, Abstracts and Programs, pp. 33-38.

2. Fanti, F. and Currie, P. 2007: A new Pachyrhinosaurus bonebed from the Late Cretaceous Wapiti Formation. In: Braman (Ed.), Ceratopsian Symposium, Short papers, Abstracts and Programs, pp. 39-43.

3. Fanti, F. 2008: Unfolding the geological history of the North: new comprehensive survey of the Wapiti Formation, Alberta, Canada. Alberta Palaeontological Society, Twelfth Annual Symposium, Abstract Volume, pp. 24.

 

4. Fanti, F., 2008: Life and Ideas of Giovanni Capellini: the palaeontological revolution in Italy. In: Moody, R., Buffetaut, E., Martill, D., Naish, D. (Eds.), Dinosaurs (and other extinct saurians): a historical perspective. Abstracts of the Meeting held on the 6-7 May 2008, Geological Society London, 6-7.

 

5. Gabbianelli, G., Aljane, H., Belhedi, H., Cantelli, L., Casolini, F., Fanti, F., and Hajer, M. 2009: Protection and enhancement of the geodiversity of Beni Ghedir valley (Tataouine, south-east Tunisia). Geoitalia 2009 – Settimo forum italiano di Scienze della Terra.

 

6. Nydam, R., Caldwell, M., and Fanti, F. 2009: Articulated lizard skulls from the Wapiti Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of west-central Canada. Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 29(3), 157A.

 

7. Balzani, M., Fanti, F., Ferrari, F., Vai, G.B.,Vanucci, C. 2009: Collection of palaeontologic types in the Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini: creation of digital database on morphometries acquired with 3D survey technologies for the study of fossils. In: Fanti F., Spalletta, C. (Eds.) International conference on Vertebrate Palaeobiogeography and      continental bridges across Tethys, Mesogea, and Mediterranean Sea – Abstract Book, 4 pp.

 

8. Fanti, F., 2009: Cretaceous continental bridges, insularity, and vicariance in the southern hemisphere: which route did dinosaur take? In: Fanti F., Spalletta, C. (Eds.) International conference on   Vertebrate Palaeobiogeography and continental bridges across Tethys, Mesogea, and Mediterranean Sea – Abstract Book, 2 pp.

 

9. Miyashita, T. and Fanti, F. 2009: Sample size, taxonomic resolution, and provincialism / gradient in vertebrate palaeobiogeography: examples from the Late Cretaceous of western North America. In: Fanti F., Spalletta, C. (Eds.) International conference on Vertebrate Palaeobiogeography and continental bridges across Tethys, Mesogea, and Mediterranean Sea – Abstract Book, 2 pp.

10. Contessi, M., Fanti, F., Hassine, M., Aljane, H., Handoura, M. 2011. Les empreintes des dinosaures dans la region de Tataouine. 4ème Colloque National du Patrimoine Géologique, Résumés et livret guide de l’excursion. Tabarka, Tunisia. Office National des Mines. Pp. 9

 

11. Fanti, F., Contessi, M., Nigarov, A. 2011. New data on two large dinosaur tracksites from the Middle Jurassic of Eastern Turkmenistan, Central Asia. Poster - SVP Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

 

12. Contessi, M., Fanti. F., Aljane, H. 2011. New dinosaur-dominated tracksites in the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous of southern Tunisia. Poster - SVP Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

 

13. Bell, P., Fanti, F., Sissons, R., Burns, M., Currie, P., 2011: A possible new hadrosaurine from the Wapiti Formation (Campanian-Maastrichtian), northwestern Alberta. 2011 International Hadrosaur Symposium, Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.

14. Contessi, M., Cantelli, L., Fanti, F., Gabbianelli, G., Hassine, M., 2012: Southern Tunisia as an example of international partnership in cultural and geological heritage conservation. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14, EGU2012-11772, 2012 EGU General Assembly 2012

 

15. Fanti, F., Contessi, M., Cau, A., 2012: A new Rebbachisaurid sauropod from Tunisia. Poster- SVP Annual Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.

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