• Bellucci L., Biddittu I., Brilli M., Conti J., Germani M., Giustini F., Iurino D.A., Mazzini I., Sardella, R. (2019). First occurrence of the short-faced bear Agriotherium (Ursidae, Carnivora) in Italy: biochronological and palaeoenvironmental implications. Italian Journal of Geosciences138(1), 124-135.
  • Mecozzi B., Coppola D., Iurino D.A., Sardella R., De Marinis A.M. (2019). The Late Pleistocene European badger Meles meles from Grotta Laceduzza (Brindisi, Apulia, Southern Italy): the analysis of the morphological and biometric variability. The Science of Nature, in press. DOI: 10.1007/s00114-019-1604-2



  • Sardella R., Bellucci L., Bona F., Cherin M., Iurino D.A., Rook L. (2018). Before and after the earliest Homo dispersal in Europe: evidence from the Early Pleistocene sites of the Italian Peninsula. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 17(4-5), 287-295.
  • Boscaini A., Iurino D.A., Billet G., Hautier L., Sardella R., Tirao G., Gaudin J.T., Pujos F. (2018). Phylogenetic and functional implications of the ear region anatomy of Glossotherium robustum (Xenarthra, Mylodontidae) from the Late Pleistocene of Argentina. The Science of Nature, 105(3-4), 28.
  • Sardella R., Mazzini I., Giustini F., Mecozzi B., Brilli M., Iurino D.A., Lembo G., Muttillo B., Massussi M., Sigari D., Tucci S., Voltaggio M. (2018). Grotta Romanelli (Southern Italy, Apulia): Legacies and issues in excavating a key site for the Pleistocene of the Mediterranean. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, 124(2), 247-264.
  • Mecozzi B., Chakroun A., Baills H., Iurino D.A., Sardella R., Coppola D. (2018). Late Pleistocene mammal faunal assemblage from Cava Spagnulo (Grottaglie, Apulia, SE Italy). Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, 31(1): 5-19.
  • Cherin M., Iurino D.A., Zanatta M., Fernandez V., Paciaroni A., Petrillo C., Rettori R., Sardella R. (2018). Synchrotron radiation reveals the identity of the large felid from Monte Argentario (Early Pleistocene, Italy). Scientific reports, 8(1), 8338.
  • Boscaini A., Iurino D.A., Sardella R., Tirao G., Gaudin T. J., Pujos F. (2018). Digital Cranial Endocasts of the Extinct Sloth Glossotherium robustum (Xenarthra, Mylodontidae) from the Late Pleistocene of Argentina: Description and Comparison with the Extant Sloths. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 1-17.
  • Cherin M., Sorbelli L., Crotti M., Iurino D.A., Sardella R., Souron A. (2018). New material of Sus strozzii (Suidae, Mammalia) from the Early Pleistocene of Italy and a phylogenetic analysis of suines. Quaternary Science Reviews, 194, 94-115.



  • Mecozzi B., Iurino D.A., Bertè D., Sardella R. (2017). Canis mosbachensis (Canidae, Mammalia) from the Middle Pleistocene of Contrada Monticelli (Putignano, Apulia, southern Italy). Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana, 56, 1.



  • Masao F.T., Ichumbaki E.B., Cherin M., Barili A., Boschian G., Iurino D.A., Menconero S., Moggi-Cecchi J., Manzi G. (2016). New footprints from Laetoli (Tanzania) provide evidence for marked body size variation in early hominins. eLife5, e19568. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.19568
  • Cherin M., Iurino D.A., Jackson K. and Masao F.T. (2016). New material of hyaenids (Mammalia, Carnivora) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania (Early Pleistocene). Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana, 55, 1-9.
  • Cherin M., Iurino D.A., Willemsen G. and Carnevale G. (2016). A new otter from the Early Pleistocene of Pantalla (Italy), with remarks on the evolutionary history of Mediterranean Quaternary Lutrinae (Carnivora, Mustelidae). Quaternary Science Reviews. Online. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.01.008



  • Iurino D.A., Profico A., Cherin M., Veneziano A., Costeur L. and Sardella R. (2015). A lynx natural brain endocast from Ingarano (Southern Italy; Late Pleistocene): Taphonomic, Morphometric and Phylogenetic approaches. Hystrix. Online.
  • Bona F., Bellucci L. and Sardella R. (2015). The Gelasian (Late Villanyan-MN17) diversified micromammal assemblage with Mimomys pliocaenicus from Coste San Giacomo (Anagni basin, central Italy), taxonomy and comparison with selected european sites. Hystrix. Online.
  • Vinuesa V., Iurino D.A., Madurell-Malapeira J., Liu J., Fortuny J., Sardella R. and Alba D.M. (2015). Inferences of social behavior in bone-cracking hyaenids (Carnivora, Hyaenidae) based on digital paleoneurological techniques: Implications for human–carnivoran interactions in the Pleistocene. Quaternary International. Online. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.10.037

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