Terrestrische Paläoklimatologie

Panagiotis Kampouridis, PhD Candidate


  • Since 2021: PhD Candidate

Topic: Revision of the European chilotheres

  • 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 research encompasses a wide array of subjects, including diverse vertebrate groups from different geological time periods. My focus lies in the study of large mammals from Eurasia, shedding light on their taxonomy, ecology, and evolution. For this purpose, I combine the classical description of fossils with μCT-data and phylogenetic analyses. My current projects mainly concern the study of rhinos and chalicotheres from the Miocene. The subject of my PhD is the taxonomic re-evaluation of the European representatives of the hornless rhino genus Chilotherium, and the study of phylogenetic relationships and the biogeography of the genus overall.

Five Selected Publications

Kampouridis, P., G. Svorligkou, N. Kargopoulos, N. Spassov, and M. Böhme. 2023. Revision of the Late Miocene hornless rhinocerotids from Samos Island (Greece) with the designation of neotypes and implications for the European chilotheres. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 43(1):e2254360. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2023.2254360

Kampouridis, P., B. Ratoi, and L. Ursachi. 2023. New evidence for the unique coexistence of two subfamilies of clawed perissodactyls (Mammalia, Chalicotheriidae) in the Upper Miocene of Romania and the Eastern Mediterranean. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 30:641–656. DOI: 10.1007/s10914-023-09657-5

Kampouridis, P., J. Hartung, F. J. Augustin, H. El Atfy, and G. S. Ferreira. 2023. Dental eruption and adult dentition of the enigmatic ptolemaiid Qarunavus meyeri from the Oligocene of the Fayum Depression (Egypt) revealed by micro-computed tomography clarifies its phylogenetic position. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 199(4):1078–1091. DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlad065

Kampouridis, P., J. Hartung, G. S. Ferreira, and M. Böhme. 2022. Reappraisal of the late Miocene elasmotheriine Parelasmotherium schansiense from Kutschwan (Shanxi Province, China) and its phylogenetic relationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 41(6):e2080556. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2021.2080556

Kampouridis, P., S. J. Roussiakis, I. X. Giaourtsakis, N. Kargopoulos, G. Svorligkou, and G. E. Theodorou. 2022. Ancylotherium pentelicum (Mammalia, Chalicotheriidae) from the late Miocene of Kerassia (Greece) and remarks on its intraspecific variability. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 102:193–203. DOI: 10.1007/s12549-021-00497-w