Francisco Ortega

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Francisco Ortega, November 2015

Francisco Ortega, Spanish palaeontologist, professor of the National University of Distance Education.

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  • Perez-Moreno, B.P., Sanz, J.L., Buscalioni, A.D., Moratalla, J.J., Ortega, F. & Raskin-Gutman, D.. 1994. A unique multitoothed ornithomimosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain. Nature 370: 363–367. DOI: 10.1038/370363a0



  • Buscalioni, A.D., Ortega, F. & Vasse, D. 1997. New crocodiles (Eusuchia: Alligatoroidea) from the Upper Cretaceous of southern Europe. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences – Series IIA – Earth and Planetary Science 325: 525–530. DOI:


  • Dantas, P., Sanz, J.L., Marques da Silva, C., Ortega, F., Dos Santos V.F. & Cachao, M 1998. Lourinhasaurus n. gen. Novo dinossáurio saurópode do Jurássico superior (Kimmeridgiano superior-Tithoniano inferior) de Portugal. Comunicações do Instituto Geológico e Mineiro 84(1A) : 91–94.



  • Remes, K., Ortega, F., Fierro, I., Joger, U., Kosma, R., Marin Ferrer, J.M., Project PALDES, Niger Project SNHM, Ide, O.A. & MagaA. 2009. A new basal sauropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Niger and the early evolution of Sauropoda. PLoS One 4(9): e6924. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006924


  • Ortega, F., Escaso, F. & Sanz, J.L. 2010. A bizarre, humped Carcharodontosauria (Theropoda) from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain. Nature 467(7312): 203–206. DOI: 10.1038/nature09181


  • Pérez-García, A., de la Fuente, M.S. & Ortega, F. 2011. Hoyasemys jimenezi gen. et sp. nov., a freshwater basal eucryptodiran turtle from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 57(2): 285–298. DOI: 10.4202/app.2011.0031
  • Pérez-García, A. & Ortega, F. 2011. Selenemys lusitanica, gen. et sp. nov., a new pleurosternid turtle (Testudines: Paracryptodira) from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal. Journal of vertebrate paleontology 31(1): 60–69. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2011.540054


  • Pérez-García, A., Gasulla, J.M. & Ortega, F. 2012. A new turtle species of Brodiechelys from the Early Cretaceous of Spain: Systematic and palaeobiogeographic implications. Cretaceous Research 48: 130–138. DOI: 10.4202/app.2012.0059
  • Pérez-García, A. & Ortega, F. 2012. A new species of the turtle Hylaeochelys (Eucryptodira) outside its known geographic and stratigraphic ranges of distribution. Comptes Rendus Palevol 13(3): 183–188. DOI: 10.1016/j.crpv.2013.10.009


  • Escaso, F., Ortega, F., Dantas, P.M., Malafaia, E., Silva, B., Gasulla, J.M. Mocho, P., Narváez, I. & Sanz, J.L. 2014. A new dryosaurid ornithopod (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Late Jurassic of Portugal. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34(5): 1102–1112. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2014.849715
  • Pérez-García, A., Gasulla, J.M. & Ortega, F. 2014. Eodortoka morellana gen. et sp. nov., the first pan-pleurodiran turtle (Dortokidae) defined in the Lower Cretaceous of Europe. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 59(2): 333–342. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2013.12.004



  • Narváez, I., Brochu, C.A., Escaso, F., Pérez-García, A. & Ortega, F. 2016. New Spanish Late Cretaceous Eusuchian Reveals the Synchronic and Sympatric Presence of Two Allodaposuchids. Cretaceous Research 65: 112–125. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2016.04.018
  • Díez-Díaz, V., Mocho, P., Páramo, A., Escaso, F., Marcos-Fernández, F., Sanz, J.L. & Ortega, F. 2016. A new titanosaur (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Lo Hueco (Cuenca, Spain). Cretaceous Research 68: 49–60. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2016.08.001
  • Pérez-García, A., Ortega, F. & Jiménez-Fuentes, E. 2016. Taxonomy, systematics and diversity of the European oldest testudinids Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 177: 648–675. DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12381


  • Coria, R.A., Windholz, G.J., Ortega, F. & Currie, P.J. 2018. A new dicraeosaurid sauropod from the Lower Cretaceous (Mulichinco Formation, Valanginian, Neuquén Basin) of Argentina. Cretaceous Research DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2018.08.019
  • De Miguel Chaves, C., Ortega, F. & Pérez‐García, A. 2018. A new placodont from the Upper Triassic of Spain provides new insights on the acquisition of the specialized skull of Henodontidae. Papers in Palaeontology. Online edition DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1218
  • De Miguel Chaves, C., Ortega, F. & Pérez‐García, A. 2018. New highly pachyostotic nothosauroid interpreted as a filter-feeding Triassic marine reptile. Biology Letters 14 (8): 20180130.
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