My main research interests are the study of mammals with tribosphenic molars (Eulipotyphla, Chiroptera, and some Metatheria, among others), as well as their taxonomy, biogeography, systematics, and evolution. I have held several grants and postdoctoral contracts in Argentina, France, Spain, and Portugal, whose projects address different problems of these groups. My other line of research is the study of small mammal communities of the Cenozoic of Europe, especially in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as their palaeoecology, taxonomy, and biostratigraphy. This last line of research stems from my PhD focused on the early Miocene mammals of the Ribesalbes-Alcora Basin, completed in 2017. Both lines of research have given rise to a multitude of indexed publications, books, presentations at international conferences, and projects. In addition to my research, I am also the director of the Palaeontological Virtual Congress. This is completely innovative, as never before had anything like this been done in palaeontology.
Taxonomy, Biostratigraphy, Evolution, Small mammals, Paleobiogeoprahy, Paleoecology
Crespo, V.D.; Goin, F.J.; Pickford. 2022. The last African metatherian. Fossil Record, 25 (1): 173 - 186. http://doi.org/10.3897/fr.25.80706
Crespo, V.D.; Montoya, P.; Marquina Blasco, R.; Ruiz-Sánchez, F.J. Parasorex ibericus from Venta del Moro (late Miocene, Iberian Peninsula): a new light of the tribe Galericini. Palaeontographica A (Paleozoology, Stratigraphy). 320 - 1-3, 65 - 86. http://doi.org/10.1127/pala/2021/0116
Crespo, V.D.; Gamonal, A.; Montoya, P.; Ruiz-Sánchez, F.J. 2021. The eomyids from the Ribesalbes-Alcora Basin (early Miocene, Iberian Peninsula) and their biostratigraphic and paleoecologic implications. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia,127(3): 497-514. http://doi.org/10.13130/2039-4942/16131
Crespo, V.D.; Sevilla, P.; Montoya, P.; Ruiz Sánchez, F.J. 2020. A relict tropical forest bat assemblage from the early Miocene of the Ribesalbes-Alcora Basin (Castelló, Spain). Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 111: 247–258. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1755691020000122
Crespo, V.D.; Suárez Hernándo, O.; Murelaga, X.; Ruiz Sánchez, F.J.; Montoya, P. 2019. Early Miocene mammal assemblages from the Campisano ravine in the Ribesalbes-Alcora Basin (Eastern Spain). Journal of Iberian Geology, 45(1), 181-194. http://doi.org/10.1007/s41513-018-0093-z