Terrestrische Paläoklimatologie

Panagiotis Kampouridis, PhD Candidate


  • Since 2021: PhD Candidate

Topic: The last hornless rhino of Europe: Taxonomical and palaeoecological study of Chilotherium (Mammalia, Rhinocerotidae)

  • 2018 – 2020: M.Sc. in Geosciences at the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen, Germany

Master Thesis: Rhinocerotidae (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from the Late Miocene of Staniantsi (Bulgaria)

  • 2013 – 2018: B.Sc. in Geology and Geoenvironment at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Bachelor Thesis: Taxonomic identification of the Turolian Fauna of Kerassia (Euboea, Greece)

Research Interests

My main interest is the study of Miocene to Pleistocene mammals from Eurasia. My current projects concern the study of the latest Miocene locality of Staniantsi (Bulgaria) and the Turolian fauna of Kerassia (Euboea, Greece). My main focus lies in the Perissodactyla, including rhinos, chalicotheres and equids. The topic of my PhD is the taxonomic and ecological re-evaluation of the European representatives of the rhino genus Chilotherium.


Kampouridis, P., I. Giaourtsakis, S. Roussiakis, N. Kargopoulos, G. Svorligkou and G. Theodorou. Ancylotherium pentelicum from the late Miocene of Kerassia (Greece): remarks on its intraspecific variation. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironment (in press). doi: 10.1007/s12549-021-00497-w

Roussiakis S., N. Kargopoulos, P. Kampouridis, G. Svorligkou & G. Theodorou. The fossil aardvark Amphiorycteropus gaudryi (Forsyth Major, 1888) from the late Miocene of Kerassia (Euboea, Greece). Historical Biology (in press).

Kargopoulos, N., P. Kampouridis, T. Lechner & M. Böhme. A review of Semigenetta (Viverridae, Carnivora) from the Miocene of Eurasia based on material from the hominid locality of Hammerschmiede (Germany). Geobios (in press).

Kargopoulos, N., A. Valenciano, P. Kampouridis, T. Lechner & M. Böhme. An otter’s journey: a new species of Vishnuonyx (Lutrinae, Carnivora) from the hominid locality of Hammerschmiede (early late Miocene; Bavaria, Germany) and the first report of the genus in Europe. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (submitted).

Kampouridis, P., G. Svorligkou, N. Kargopoulos & F. J. Augustin. 2021. Reassessment of ‘Chilotherium wegneri’ (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) and the European record of Chilotherium. Historical Biology, 1-9. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2021.1920939

Kampouridis, P., D. Michailidis, N. Kargopoulos, S. Roussiakis & G. Theodorou. 2020. First description of an ostrich from the late Miocene of Kerassia (Euboea, Greece): remarks on its cervical anatomy. Historical Biology, 1-8. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2020.1779252