New Neotropical fossils, phylogenetic and evolutionary implications and paleoecology.

  • Cadena Rueda, Edwin Alberto (PI)
  • Jaramillo Muñoz, Carlos (CoI)
  • Carrillo Briceño, Jorge (CoI)
  • Herrera, Fabiany A. (CoI)
  • Ramírez Carvalho, Mónica (CoI)
  • Alfonso Rojas, Andrés (CoI)

Project: Research Project

Project Details


This is a long-term project that includes the exploration, collection, priority, and study of new fossils in the Neotropical region (Central America and South America), highlighting their taxonomic, phylogenetic, evolutionary, paleontological, and molecular paleontology implications.

All this reflected in field activities, laboratory, publications and their respective disclosure to society.


Fossils, Neotropics, Paleobiodiversity, Evolution.

Commitments / Obligations

-Direction of a student of the Master of Natural Sciences.

-Direction of three undergraduate students Faculty of Natural Sciences.

-Support to research assistants.

-Workshops for communities and groups of tourist guides from the regions with the largest number of fossils studied by this project (Zapatoca and Tatacoa), sharing the results and discoveries.

-Dissemination of results and articles in the media, social networks, and websites.

-Scientific article in first quartile magazine (Q1).

-Scientific article in second quartile magazine (Q2).

-Papering at national conferences or symposiums.

-Papering at international conferences or symposiums.
Effective start/end date1/17/2312/31/26

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds
  • Medium Amount


  • South America


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