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The Master in Paleontology is focused on the scientific research. All aspects of the scientific process are encouraged: fieldwork and excavations, lab work, thesis, peer-reviewed publications, and progress for the Ph.D. programme

Publications by the Alumni



During the master program, numerous field visits are conducted: Lourinhã Formation, Miocene around Caparica, Alvalade basin, etc.

Some students participate in international expeditions. International paleontological expeditions already conducted with Master and Ph.D. students: Angola, Morocco, Greenland, Wyoming, Mozambique.

Paleontological excavations in Portugal: Triassic of Algarve, Jurassic of Lourinhã, Miocene of Setúbal Península.

Laboratory of Macropaleontology

Named Laboratory of Macropaleontology Prof. Miguel Telles Antunes, this lab is specialized in the preparation of macrofossils, especially of vertebrates, such as dinosaurs, mammals and large Mesozoic and Cenozoic tetrapods.

Phone: (+351) 212 948 573 Extension: 10221

Location: Ed. IX - Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, 2829-526 Caparica, Portugal

Responsible: Prof. Octávio Mateus

Laboratory Technician: Miguel Marx

Vertebrate Fossil Collection


The Master in Paleontology, through the FCT-UNL has memorandum of understanding (protocols) with the following institutions: Câmara Municipal de Loulé, GEAL- Museu da Lourinhã, LNEG, Museu Geológico, and IPMA.

Also, the alumni are in the following institutions: Dinoparque LourinhãAcademia das Ciências de LisboaMuseu da LourinhãSociedade de História NaturalMuseu de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade do PortoMuseu de Angra do HeroísmoUniversité de Montpellier, Universidade Metodista de Angola, INP Instituto Nacional de Petróleos.

Technical staff

At the Dept. of Earth Sciences:

Fátima Maria Lopes da Silva, 2nd Class Superior Technicians, Master in History and Philosophy of Science;

Maria Eduarda Ferreira, 2nd Class Superior Technicians, Graduation in Anthropology;

Sandra Sanches Ferreira Pinto, Technical Assistant, 12th year.

Hugo Campo, Student, MSc. in Paleontology

Organization of scientific meetings 

Organization (including collaboration in Scientific Committee) of meetings with participation of teachers and students, e.g.:

Main Paleontological projects 

Paleontological projects with national and foreign institutions. e.g.:

Research Centers 

The involved Research Centers are well integrated in the industry and regional institutions through frequent partnerships witnessed by the various projects funded by PRODER, FCT, INALENTEJO, H2020.

GeoBioTec – GeoBioSciences, GeoTechnologies and GeoEngineering

ICT - Instituto de Ciências da Terra/ Institute of Earth Sciences

INBIO/CIBIO.UE - Rede de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Biologia Evolutiva/ Research Network In Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology

CITEUC - Centro de Investigação da Terra e do Espaço 

CIDEHUS - Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades/ Interdisciplinary Center for History, Cultures and Societies

ICArEHB - Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid