Omar Cirilli

Cirilli Omar

Nature addicted and professional visionary since 1991. I have always been fascinated by the discovery of the past and this, combined with the interest for the Natural Science, led me to Paleontology. Currently, I am a PhD Student in Vertebrate Paleontology working on the Evolution of the genus Equus and on the origin of the African Zebras. I am always looking for new scientific approaches to innovate my research, as the most recent tools in Virtual Paleontology on Retrodeformations using 3D and CT-Scans.
Fellowships and research:
2015 - B. Sc. in Natural Science, University of Florence. Thesis title “New data on Muridae and Gliridae from Baccinello V0 (Late Miocene, Grosseto).
From 2016 to 2019 - Museum Educational Operator, Natural History Museum of the University of Florence.

2016 - Società Paleontologica Italiana Travel Grant.

2018. - M.Sc. in Geological Sciences and Technologies at the University of Florence. Thesis Title: “The Fossil Equidae from Tizi’N Tadderht (Ouarzazate, Morocco)”
From 2018 to 2021 - Ph.D. Student in Earth Sciences at the University of Pisa,. Thesis Title: “The evolution of genus Equus in Eurasia during the Plio-Pleistocene”.
2020 - SYNTEHSYS DE-TAF-8443, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany.

Since 2020 - MDPI Geosciences Reviewer Board Member.


  • Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Evolution
  • Virtual Paleontology
  • Popular Science

Research project: The evolution of Genus Equus in Eurasia during the Plio-Pleistocene.


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Omar Cirilli

PhD Student - University of Pisa
Paleo[Fab]Lab - DST Department of Earth Sciences - University of Florence
Via G. La Pira 4,
50121, Firenze,