Dr. Georgios Georgalis

Papers in peer-reviewed journals

35. Georgalis, G.L., D. Zoboli, A. Pérez-García, G.L. Pillola and M. Delfino. 2020. The occurrence of Eocenochelus (Testudines, Pleurodira) from Sardinia supports palaeogeographic reconstruction of the proximity of the island to continental Western Europe during the Eocene. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 126:833-846. Link

34. Georgalis, G.L., S. Mayda, B. Alpagut, A. Şarbak and G. Güler. 2020. The westernmost Asian record of pythonids (Serpentes): the presence of Python in a Miocene hominoid locality of Anatolia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 40:e1781144.

33. Villa, A., G.L. Georgalis and M. Delfino. 2020. The latest Early Pleistocene amphibians and reptiles from Kaiafas (Greece) and the first record of fossil Ophiomorus (Squamata, Scincidae). Geobios 62:79-90.

32. Georgalis, G.L. and K.T. Smith. 2020. Constrictores Oppel, 1811 - the available name for the taxonomic group uniting boas and pythons. Vertebrate Zoology 70:291-304. Link

31. Vlachos, E., A. Pérez García, S. Roussiakis, G.L. Georgalis and B.P. Kear. 2020. Late Miocene tortoises from Samos, Greece: implications for European Neogene testudinid systematics and distributions. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 39:e1722950.

30. Georgalis, G.L., M.K. AbdelGawad, S.M. Hassan, A.N. El-Barkooky and M.A. Hamdan. 2020. Oldest co-occurrence of Varanus and Python from Africa-first record of squamates from the early Miocene of Moghra Formation, Western Desert, Egypt. PeerJ 8:e9092. Link

29. Georgalis, G.L., L. Del Favero and M. Delfino. 2020. Italy's largest snake: Redescription of Palaeophis oweni from the Eocene of Monte Duello, near Verona. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 65:523-533. Link

28. Loréal, E., A. Villa, G.L. Georgalis and M. Delfino. 2020. Amphibians and reptiles from the late Miocene and early Pliocene of the Ptolemais area (Western Macedonia, Greece). Annales de Paléontologie 106:102407.

27. Vlachos, E., G.L. Georgalis, S, Roussiakis, M. Böhme and G. Theodorou. 2020. The Pikermian tortoises (Testudines, Testudinidae) from the late Miocene of the South Balkans. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 39:e1711520.

26. Georgalis, G.L., G. Insacco, L. Rook, F. Spadola and M. Delfino. 2020. Turtle remains from the late Miocene of the Cessaniti area, southern Italy-insights for a probable Tortonian chelonian dispersal from Europe to Africa. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 139:1. Link

25. Georgalis, G.L., M. Arca, L. Rook, C. Tuveri and M. Delfino. 2019. A new colubroid snake (Serpentes) from the early Pleistocene of Sardinia, Italy. Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana 58:277-294.

24. Georgalis, G.L. 2019. Poor but classic: The squamate fauna from the late Miocene of Pikermi, near Athens, Greece. Comptes Rendus Palevol 18: 801-815. Link

23. Georgalis, G.L., A. Villa, M. Ivanov, D. Vasilyan and M. Delfino. 2019. Fossil amphibians and reptiles from the Neogene locality of Maramena (Greece), the most diverse European herpetofauna at the Miocene/Pliocene transition boundary. Palaeontologia Electronica 22.3.68:1-99. Link

22. Syromyatnikova, E., G.L. Georgalis, S. Mayda, T. Kaya and G. Saraç. 2019. A new early Miocene herpetofauna from Kilçak, Turkey. Russian Journal of Herpetology 26:205-224.

21. Georgalis, G.L. and T.M. Scheyer. 2019. 3D data related to the publication: A new species of Palaeopython (Serpentes) and other extinct squamates from the Eocene of Dielsdorf (Zurich, Switzerland). MorphoMuseuM 5:e93. Link

20. Georgalis, G.L. and T.M. Scheyer. 2019. A new species of Palaeopython (Serpentes) and other extinct squamates from the Eocene of Dielsdorf (Zurich, Switzerland). Swiss Journal of Geosciences 112:383-417.

19. Georgalis, G.L., A. Villa, M. Ivanov, S. Roussiakis, P. Skandalos and M. Delfino 2019. Early Miocene herpetofaunas from the Greek localities of Aliveri and Karydia - bridging a gap in the knowledge of amphibians and reptiles from the early Neogene of southeastern Europe. Historical Biology 31:1045-1064.

18. Georgalis, G.L., A. Villa and M. Delfino. 2018. The last amphisbaenian (Squamata) from continental Eastern Europe. Annales de Paléontologie 104:155-159.

17. Georgalis, G.L., K. Halaçlar, S. Mayda, T. Kaya and D. Ayaz. 2018. First fossil find of the Blanus strauchi complex (Amphisbaenia, Blanidae) from the Miocene of Anatolia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 38:e1437044.

16. Georgalis, G.L., J.-C. Rage, L. de Bonis and G. Koufos. 2018. Lizards and snakes from the late Miocene hominoid locality of Ravin de la Pluie (Axios Valley, Greece). Swiss Journal of Geosciences 111:169-181.

15. Georgalis, G.L. 2017. Necrosaurus or Palaeovaranus? Appropriate nomenclature and taxonomic content of an enigmatic fossil lizard clade (Squamata). Annales de Paléontologie 103:293-303.

14. Vasileiadou, K., M. Böhme, T.A. Neubauer, G.L. Georgalis, G.E. Syrides, L. Papadopoulou and N. Zouros. 2017. Early Miocene gastropod and ectothermic vertebrate remains from the Lesvos Petrified Forest (Greece). Paläontologische Zeitschrift 91:541-564.

13. Čerňanský, A., D., Vasilyan, G.L. Georgalis, P. Joniak, S. Mayda and J. Klembara. 2017. First record of fossil anguines (Squamata; Anguidae) from the Oligocene and Miocene of Turkey. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 110:741-751.

12. Georgalis, G.L., A. Villa and M. Delfino. 2017. The last European varanid: demise and extinction of monitor lizards (Squamata, Varanidae) from Europe. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37:e1301946.

11. Georgalis, G.L., D. Zoboli, G.L. Pillola and M. Delfino. 2017. A revision of the trionychid turtle Procyclanorbis sardus Portis, 1901 from the late Miocene of Sardinia (Italy). Annales de Paléontologie 103:127-134.

10. Georgalis, G.L. and W.G. Joyce. 2017. A review of the fossil record of Old World turtles of the clade Pan-Trionychidae. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 58:115-208.

9. Georgalis, G.L., A. Villa and M. Delfino. 2017. Fossil lizards and snakes from Ano Metochi - a diverse squamate fauna from the latest Miocene of northern Greece. Historical Biology 29:730-742.

8. Villa, A., E. Tschopp, G.L. Georgalis and M. Delfino. 2017. Osteology, fossil record and palaeodiversity of the European lizards. Amphibia-Reptilia 38:79-88.

7. Georgalis, G.L., A. Villa, E. Vlachos and M. Delfino. 2016. Fossil amphibians and reptiles from Plakias, Crete: a glimpse into the earliest late Miocene herpetofaunas of southeastern Europe. Geobios 49:433-444.

6. Georgalis, G.L., Z. Szyndlar, B.P. Kear and M. Delfino. 2016. New material of Laophis crotaloides, an enigmatic giant snake from Greece, with an overview of the largest fossil European vipers. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 109:103-116.

5. Georgalis, G.L., A. Villa and M. Delfino. 2016. First description of a fossil chamaeleonid from Greece and its relevance for the European biogeographic history of the group. The Science of Nature 103:12.

4. Rhodin, G.J.A., S. Thomson, G.L. Georgalis, H.-V. Karl, I.G. Danilov, A. Takahashi, M.S. De La Fuente, J.S. Bourque, M. Delfino, R. Bour, J.B. Iverson, H.B. Shaffer and P.P. Van Dijk. 2015. Turtles and tortoises of the world during the rise and global spread of humanity: first checklist and review of extinct Pleistocene and Holocene chelonians. Chelonian Research Monographs 5:1-66.

3. Senut, B. and G.L. Georgalis. 2014. Brevirhynchocyon gen. nov., a new name for the genus Brachyrhynchocyon Senut, 2008 (Mammalia, Macroscelidea) preoccupied by Brachyrhynchocyon Loomis, 1936 (Mammalia, Carnivora). Communications of the Geological Survey of Namibia 15:69. Link

2. Kear, B.P., B. Ekrt, J. Prokop and G.L. Georgalis. 2014. Turonian marine amniotes from the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, Czech Republic. Geological Magazine 151:183-198.

1. Georgalis, G.L. and B.P. Kear. 2013. The fossil turtles of Greece: an overview of taxonomy and distribution. Geobios 46:299-311.

Book chapters (peer reviewed)

1. Georgalis, G.L., E. Velitzelos, D. Velitzelos and B.P. Kear. 2013. Nostimochelone lampra gen. et sp. nov., an enigmatic new podocnemidoidean turtle from the Lower Miocene of Northern Greece. In: D. Brinkman, P. Holroyd, and J.Gardner (eds.), Morphology and Evolution of Turtles: Papers in Honor of Eugene S.Gaffney. Volume 3. Pleurodires. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 277-287.