Federico Fanti, Paleontologia dei Vertebrati

Federico Fanti (Bologna, 1981) è geologo e ricercatore in Paleontologia dei Vertebrati presso il Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini e il Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali dell’Università di Bologna.

Ha conseguito la Laurea in Scienze Geologiche nel 2005 con una tesi sulla stratigrafia e la paleontologia dei vertebrati del Madagascar e nel 2009 il Dottorato di Ricerca con un progetto relativo a faune a dinosauri della provincia dell’Alberta (Canada Occidentale). Dal 2010 al 2012 è stato assegnista di ricerca presso l’Università di Bologna. Dal 2006 collabora con in Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini sullo studio e la valorizzazione delle collezioni storiche e sullo studio della storia della paleontologia in Italia.

Collabora con diverse istituzioni internazionali per ricerche in ambito paleontologico, stratigrafico, paleoecologico e paleobiogeografico e alla realizzazione e lo sviluppo di Geositi secondo gli standard dell’Unesco. Dal 2003 ha condotto e partecipato a numerose campagne di scavo in Nord America (Alaska, Canada, Stati Uniti e Messico), Tunisia, Turkmenistan, e Mongolia. Attualmente si dedica attivamente alle iniziative didattiche e divulgative del Museo Capellini per il quale ha curato diverse mostre su temi paleontologici; le attività di ricerca principale vertono su scavi a vertebrati fossili condotti principalmente nel Canada occidentale. 

Docente di Paleontologia dei Vertebrati e Laboratorio di Paleontologia dei Vertebrati presso il Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali 

https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/federico.fanti

https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/federico.fanti/didattica 

 

E’ autore di diverse pubblicazioni scientifiche internazionali su tematiche geologiche e paleontologiche, monografie sulla museologia e di diversi articoli di divulgazione

Articoli 

1. FANTI, F., Miyashita, T., Minelli, D., Larocca Conte, G., in press. An exceptionally preserved Eocene shark and the rise of modern predator-prey interactions in the coral reef food web. Zoological Letters

2. Bell. P., Cau, A., FANTI, F., Smith, E. in press. New theropod from the Lower Cretaceous of New South Wales supports an Australian origin for the enigmatic Megaraptoridae (Dinosauria: Tetanurae). Gondwana Research. doi:10.1016/j.gr.2015.08.004

3. FANTI, F., Larocca Conte, G., Angelicola, L., Cau, A., 2016. Why so many dipnoans? A multidisciplinary approach on the Lower Cretaceous lungfish record from Tunisia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 449, 255-265.

4. FANTI, F., Miyashita, T., Cantelli, L., Mnasri, F., Dridi, M., Contessi, M., Cau, A., 2016. The largest Thalattosuchian (Crocodylomorpha) supports Teleosaurid survival across the Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary. Cretaceous Research 61, 263-274.

5. Cullen, T., FANTI, F., Capobianco, C., Ryan M.J., Evans, D.C., 2016. A vertebrate microsite spanning the marine-terrestrial transition in the Foremost Formation of Alberta, Canada, and the use of faunal assemblage data in palaeoenvironmental interpretations. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 444, 101-114

6.  FANTI, F., Cau, A., Panzarin, L., Cantelli, L., 2016. Evidence of iguanodontian dinosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of Tunisia. Cretaceous Research 60, 267-274.

7. FANTI, F., Cau, A., Cantelli, L., Hassine, M., Auditore, M., 2015. New information on Tataouinea hannibalis from the early Cretaceous of Tunisia and implications for the tempo and mode of Rebbachisaurid sauropod evolution. PLoS ONE 10 (4): e0123475. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123475

8. FANTI, F., Currie, P.J., Burns, M.E., 2015. Taphonomy, age, and palaeoecological implications of a new Pachyrhinosaurus (Dinosauria: Ceratopsidae) bonebed from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) Wapiti Formation of Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 52, 250-260. dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjes-2014-0197

9. Cau, A., FANTI F., 2015. High evolutionary rates and North European origin for the Rosso Ammonitico Veronese Formation (Middle-Upper Jurassic of Italy) reptiles. Historical Biology doi:10.1080/08912963.2015.1073726  

10. Cau, A., FANTI, F., 2014. A pliosaurid (Reptilia, Plesiosauria) from the Rosso Ammonitico Veronese Formation of Italy. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 59(3), 643-650.

11. Fiorillo, A.R., FANTI, F., Hults, C., Hasiotis, S., 2014. New ichnological, palaeobotanical and detrital zircon data from an unnamed rock unit in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve (Cretaceous: Alaska): stratigraphic implications for the region. Palaios 29(1), 16-26.

12. FANTI, F., Cau, A., Martinelli, A., Contessi, M., 2014. Integrating palaeoecology and morphology in theropod diversity estimation: a case study from the Aptian-Albian of Tunisia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 410, 39-57.

13. FANTI, F., Cau, A., Negri, A. 2014. A giant mosasaur (Reptilia, Squamata) with an unusually twisted dentition from the Argille Scagliose Complex (late Campanian) of northern Italy. Cretaceous Research 49, 91-104.

14. Bell, P.R., FANTI, F., Mitchell, MT., Currie, PJ. 2014. Marine reptiles (Plesiosauria and Mosasauridae) from the Puskwaskau Formation (Santonian-Campanian), West-Central Alberta. Journal of Paleontology 88, 187-194.

15. FANTI, F., Cau, A., Hassine, M., 2014. Evidence of titanosauriforms and rebbachisaurids  (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Early Cretaceous of Tunisia. Journal of African Earth Sciences 90, 1-8.

16. Bell, P., FANTI, F., Currie, P., Arbour, V., 2014. A mummified duck-billed dinosaur with a soft-tissue cock's comb. Current Biology 24, 1-6. COVER ARTICLE

17. FANTI, F., Cau, A., Hassine, M., Contessi, M. 2013. A new sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Tunisia with extreme avian-like pneumatisation. Nature Communication 4:2080, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms3080

18. Rubinato, G., Sami, M., FANTI, F., Marabini, S., Sala, B., Vai, G.B. 2013. Terrestrial vertebrates in MIS 6 to MIS 5 deposits of the Zannona Quarry (Faenza, Italy). Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary 26(1), 55-63.

19. FANTI, F., Contessi, M., Nigarov, A., Esenov, P., 2013: New data on two large dinosaur tracksites from the Upper Jurassic of Eastern Turkmenistan (Central Asia). Ichnos 20, 54-71.

20. Bell, P., FANTI, F., Sissons, R., 2013: A possible pterosaur manus track from the Late Cretaceous of Alberta. Lethaia 46, 274-279.

21. FANTI, F., Bell, P., Sissons, R., 2013: A diverse, high-latitude ichnofauna from the Late Cretaceous Wapiti Formation, Alberta, Canada. Cretaceous Research 41, 256-269.

22. 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.

23. Contessi, M., FANTI, F, 2012: Vertebrate tracksites assemblages in the Middle Jurassic-Upper Cretaceous of South Tunisia. Ichnos 19, 1-17.

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

25. FANTI, F., Contessi, M., Franchi, F., 2012: The ‘Continental Intercalaire’ of southern Tunisia: stratigraphy, palaeontology, and palaeoecology. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 73-74, 1-23.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. 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.

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

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. 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.

 

Capitoli in Volumi

1. Bell, P.R., Sissons, R., Burns, M., FANTI, F., Currie, P.J., 2014. New saurolophine 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. pp 174-191.

2. 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 through time, 883-911 Dordrecht, Springer.

3. 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.

 

Abstract

1. Miyashita, T., FANTI, F., Minelli, D., La Rocca Conte, G., 2015. An exceptionally preserved Eocene shark and the rise of modern predatory-prey interactions in the coral reef food web. 75th SVP – Annual Meeting Dallas

2. Vavrek, M., Campione, N., Bell, P., FANTI, F., 2015. Palaeoarctic turtles from the Wapiti Formation (Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada) and their implications for Late Cretaceous biogeography. 75th SVP – Annual Meeting Dallas

3. Minelli, D., FANTI, F.,  Zorzin, R., 2015. Understanding the rise of modern elasmobranchs and predator-prey interactions in ancient coral reef food web: an example of scientific research in University Museums. VI Congress of the Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology, Bologna August 31-September 3.

4. Chiarenza, A.A., Cau, A., FANTI, F., 2015. ‘Cetiosaurus’ strikes back: morphometric and comparative analysis of the tail of Tataouinea hannibalis (Dinosauria:Sauropoda). XV Edizione delle Giornate di Paleontologia, 27-29 Maggio 2015 - Volume dei Riassunti

5. FANTI, F., La Perna, R., Minervini, L., Petruzzelli, M., Sabato, L., Spalluto, L., Tropeano, M., 2014. Le orme di dinosauri di Cava San Leonardo (Molfetta) (Dinosaur footprints from the Cava San Leonardo, Molfetta). Paleodays 2014 – Field trip volume.

6. Candeiro, C., FANTI, F., Lamanna, M., Cau, A., 2013. The Late Cretaceous Diversification of Abelisauridae (Theropoda: Ceratosauria): An Overview. First Brazilian Dinosaur Symposium. Paleontologia em Destaque – Special Edition, p. 34.

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

8. 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

9. 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.

10. 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.

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., 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

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. FANTI, F. and Currie, P. 2007: A Pachyrhinosaurus bonebed from the Late Cretaceous Wapiti Formation. Alberta Palaeontological Society, Twelfth Annual Symposium, Abstract Volume, pp. 25

21. 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.

22. 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.

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