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Nikolai Spassov [publications]

Spassov, N., Iliev, N., (in press). Notes on the animal bone remains from the early excavations (1956—1959) of the late Chalcolithic site near Hotnitsa. — In: St. Chohadjiev (ed.) Hotnitsa — The Prehistoric settlement, Vol. I. Tirnovo.

Spassov, N., Iliev, N., (in press). Analyses of the bones from domestic and wild mammals from the Bronze Age settlement near Baley. — In: St. Alexandrov (ed.). Baley, the settlement from the Late Bronze age. Sofia.

Spassov, N., Georgiev, K., Ivanova, N., Ivanov, V., (in press). Study on the status of the marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna peregusna Guld.) in Southern Dobrudja (Bulgaria). — Bull. of the Mustelidae, Viverridae & Procyonidae group IUCN/SSC.

Spassov, N., Georgiev, K., Ivanov, V., (in press). The Population Status and Dynamics of the Brown Bear (Ursus arctos L.) on the Cross-Border Region between Bulgaria and Greece. — Bull. of the Belgrade Mus. of Nat. Hist.

Kahlke, R.-D., Garcia, N., Kostopoulos, D., Lacombat, F., Lister, A., Mazza, P., Spassov, N., Titov, V., (in press). Western Palaearctic palaeoenvironmental conditions during the Early and early Middle Pleistocene inferred from large mammal communities, and implications for hominin dispersal in Europe. — In: Carrion, J., Rose, J. Stringer, C. (eds) — Ecological scenarios for human evolution during the Early and early Middle Pleistocene in the western Palaearctic. Special Issue of Quaternary Science Reviews, 2010. [PDF]

Спасов, Н., Илиев Н., Боев, З., (in press). Животинските останки от ранно-неолитното селище край с. Капитан-Димитриево ( Пазарджишка област). — В: В. Николов и др. Селищна могила Капитан Димитриево. Разкопки 2001—2005. Под ред. на В. Николов. София, 2011.

Spassov, N., Iliev, N., Hristova, L., Ivanov, V., 2018. Typology of Thracian horses according to osteological analysis of skeletal remains and depictions from the antiquity. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 28: 15—24.

Spassov, N., Hristova, L., Iliev, N., 2018. The domesticated horses from the submerged prehistoric village of Urdoviza (Kiten) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast — among the oldest known. — Historia naturalis bugarica, 25: 11—14.

Spassov, N., Hristova, L., 2018. Early Ursus etruscus Cuvier from the Middle Villafranchian carst cavern locality of Varshets (Bulgaria). — 24th International Cave Bear Symposium 2018, Chepelare, 27—30.09.2018.

Spassov, N., Geraads, D., Hristova, L., Markov, G., Garevska, B., Garevski, R., 2018. The late Miocene mammal faunas of the Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). — Palaeontographica A., 311(1—6): 1—85.

Gurova, M., Ivanova, S., Marinova, E., V., Spassov, N., Hristova, L., Verheyden, S., Burlet, C., 2018. Excavations at Mishin Kamik Cave: fifth season. — Archaeological Discoveries and Excavations in 2017, National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,8—11.

Dzhebir, G., Yordanov, G., Yankova, I., Sirakova, D., Petrova, M., Neov, B., Hristov, P., Radoslavov, G., Hristova, L., Spassov, N., 2018. Comparative genetic analysis of modern and ancient horses from the Neolithic age in Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bugarica, 28: 3—10.

Spassov, N., Hristova, L., Ivanova, S., Georgiev, I., 2017. First Record of the ‘Small Cave Bear’ in Bulgaria and taxonomic status of the bears of the Ursus savini Andrews — Ursus rossicus Borissiak group. — Fossil Imprint, 73 (3—4): 275—291.

Gurova, M., Ivanova, S., Spassov, N., Hristova, L., Popov, V., Marinova, E., Böhme, M., 2017. Excavations at Mishin Kamik Cave: fourth season. 2016 season. — Archaeological Discoveries and Excavations in 2016, National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 48—50.

Böhme, M., Spassov, N., Ebner, M., Geraads, D., Hristova, L., Kirscher, U., Kötter, S., Linnemann, U., Prieto, J., Roussiakis, S., Theodorou, G., Uhlig, G., Winklhofer, M., 2017. Messinian Age and savanna environment of the possible hominin Graecopithecus from SE Europe. — PLoS One, 12 (5): e0177347. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177347

Böhme, M., Spassov, N., Ebner, M., Geraads, D., Hristova, L., Kirscher, U., Kötter, S., Linnemann, U., Prieto, J., Roussiakis, S., Theodorou, G., Uhlig, G., Winklhofer, M., 2017. Environment and stratigraphy of the classical Pikermi sites and post-Pikermian localities and the first, Late Miocene, Sahara desertification. — 15th Congress of the R.C.M.N.S. ‘Exploring a physical laboratory: the Mediterranean Basin’, 3—6 September 2017, Athens, Abstracs, p. 31.

Spassov, N., Ignatov, A., Acosta-Pankov, I., 2016. On the status of the leopard in Turkey, again. — Cat news No 64, Autumn 2016, ISSN 1027-2992.

Ivanova, S., Gurova, M., Spassov, N., Hristova, L., Tzankov, N., Popov, V., Marinova, E., Makedonska, J., Smith, V., Ottoni, C., Lewis, M., 2016. Magura Cave, Bulgaria: a multidisciplinary study of Late Pleistocene human palaeoenvironment in the Balkans. — Quaternary international, 86—108. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.11.082 [PDF]

Gurova, M., Ivanova, S., Spassov, N., Hristova, L., Krumov, I., Verheyden, S., Marinova, E., Dedov, I., 2016. Excavations at Mishin Kamik Cave: 2015 season. — Archaeological Discoveries and Excavations in 2015, National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 56—58.

Yong, Y. at all, 2015. PESI — a taxonomic backbone for Europe. — Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e5848. 51 pp.

Spassov, N., Tosheva, S., 2015. 125 years National Museum of Natural History, BAS. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 21: 3—8. [PDF]

Spassov, N., Spiridonov, G., Ivanov, V., Assenov, L., 2015. Signs of the bear life activities and their utilization for the monitoring of the bear (Ursus arctos L.) in Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 22: 73—83. [PDF]

Spassov, N., Peykov, V., Simeonov, P., 2015. Evidences for the Lynx recovery in Bulgaria: the Lynx discovered in Western Rhodopes. — ZooNotes, 73: 1—4.

Spassov, N., Iliev, N., Karastoyanova, N., Chohadziev, S., 2015. The Remains of Wild and Domestic Animals from the Late Chalcolithic Tell Settlement of Hotnitsa (Northern Bulgaria). — Archaeologia Bulgarica, IXI, 2, 1—21.

Spassov, N., Ignatov, A., Acosta-Pankov, I., 2015. The Story of the Turkish Dhole. Exploring and documenting diversity in nature. — CETAF Newsletter, October 2015.

Spassov, N., Geraads, D., 2015. A New Felid from the Late Miocene of the Balkans and the Contents of the Genus Metailurus Zdansky, 1924 (Carnivora, Felidae). — Journal of Mammal Evolution, 22: 45—56. DOI: 10.1007/s10914-014-9266-5 [PDF]

Shaller, M., Lachner, J., Christl, M., Maden, C., Spassov, N., Ilg, A., Böhme, M., 2015. Authigenic Be as a tool to date river terrace sediments? — An example from a Late Miocene hominid locality in Bulgaria. — Quaternary Geochronology, 29: 6—15.

Ivanov, V., Spassov, N., 2015. Some new data on the distribution, habitats and ecology of the threatened European mustelids Mustela eversmanii and Vormela peregusna in Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 21: 267—271.

Hristov, P., Spassov, N., Iliev, N., Radoslavov, G., 2015. An Independent Event of Neolithic Cattle Domestication on the South-Eastern Balkans. Evidence from Prehistoric Aurochs and Cattle Populations. — Mitochondrial DNA, Taylor & Francis Group. DOI: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1127361 [PDF]

Gurova, M., Ivanova, S., Krumov I., Spassov, N., Hristova, L., 2015. Research of Mishin Kamik Cave — second season. — Archaeological Discoveries and Excavations in 2014, National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 32—33.

de Jong, Y., Kouwenberg, J., Boumans, L., Hussey, C., Hyam, R., Nicolson, N., Kirk, P., Paton, A., Michel, E., Guiry, M., Boegh, P., Pedersen, H., Enghoff, H., von Raab-Straube, E., Güntsch, A., Geoffroy, M., Müller, A., Kohlbecker, A., Berendsohn, W., Appeltans, W., Arvanitidis, C., Vanhoorne, B., Declerck, J., Vandepitte, L., Hernandez, F., Nash, R., Costello, M., Ouvrard, D., Bezard-Falgas, P., Bourgoin, T., Wetzel, F., Glöckler, F., Korb, G., Ring, C., Hagedorn, G., Häuser, C., Aktaç, N., Asan, A., Ardelean, A., Borges, P., Dhora, D., Khachatryan, H., Malicky, M., Ibrahimov, S., Tuzikov, A., De Wever, A., Moncheva, S., Spassov, N., Chobot, K., Popov, A., Boršić, I., Sfenthourakis, S., Kõljalg, U., Uotila, P., Olivier, G., Dauvin, J., Tarkhnishvili, D., Chaladze, G., Tuerkay, M., Legakis, A., Peregovits, L., Gudmundsson, G., Ólafsson, E., Lysaght, L., Galil, B., Raimondo, F., Domina, G., Stoch, F., Minelli, A., Spungis, V., Budrys, E., Olenin, S., Turpel, A., Walisch, T., Krpach, V., Gambin, M., Ungureanu, L., Karaman, G., Kleukers, R., Stur, E., Aagaard, K., Valland, N., Moen, T., Bogdanowicz, W., Tykarski, P., Węsławski, J., Kędra, M., M. de Frias Martins, A., Abreu, A., Silva, R., Medvedev, S., Ryss, A., Šimić, S., Marhold, K., Stloukal, E., Tome, D., Ramos, M., Valdés, B., Pina, F., Kullander, S., Telenius, A., Gonseth, Y., Tschudin, P., Sergeyeva, O., Vladymyrov, V., Rizun, V., Raper, C., Lear, D., Stoev, P., Penev, L., Rubio, A., Backeljau, T., Saarenmaa, H., Ulenberg, S., 2015. PESI — a taxonomic backbone for Europe. — Biodiversity Data Journal, 3: e5848. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e5848

Спасов, Н., Тошева, С., 2015. Националният природонаучен музей при БАН отбеляза 125 години. — сп. Гора, 1: 10—11. [PDF]

Spassov, N., Stoyanov, S., 2014. On the specific taxonomical status of the wolf-jackal Canis lupaster. — First International Jackal Symposium. Book of abstracts. 13—16 October. Veliko Gradiste, Serbia. Univ. of Belgrade, p. 20.

Spassov, N., Iliev, N., 2014. Bone remains from domestic and wild Animals. — In: Yabalkovo, Vol. 1., Chapter XII. Edited by: J. Roodenberg, K. Leshtakov, V. Petrova. ATE — Ars et Technica Explicatus, Sofia University ‘ST. Kliment Ohridski’. Sofia, 2014, 425—432. [PDF]

Ivanova, S., Krumov, I., Spassov, N., Hristova, L., Makedonska, J., Gurova, M., Strait, D., 2014. Excavations at Mishin kamik cave, Chiprovtsi area. — Archaeological Discoveries and Excavations in 2013, National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 31—33.

Gurov, T., Atanassov, E., Karaivanova, A., Serbezov, R., Spassov, N., 2014. Statistical Estimation of Brown Bears population in Rhodope Mountains. — Proceedings of the International Conference: Numerical Methods for Scientific Computations and Advanced Applications (NMSCAA’14). May 19—22, 2014, Bansko, Bulgaria. Georgiev K (editor). IICT & SIAM, Sofia, pp. 43—46.

Acosta-Pankov, I., Spassov, N., 2014. Preliminary results on social behavior of golden jackals (Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758) living in captivity at the Zoo in Sofia, Bulgaria. — First International Jackal Symposium. Book of Abstracts.

Acosta-Pankov, I., Banea, O. C., Spassov, N., 2014. Preliminary results of the population density of Golden jackals (Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758) in various habitats in Eastern Bulgaria. — First International Jackal Symposium. Book of abstracts. 13—16 October. Veliko Gradiste, Serbia. Univ. of Belgrade, p. 12.

Спасов, Н., Тошева, С., 2014. Националният природонаучен музей при БАН на 125 години. — сп. Наука, 5: 8—9. [PDF]

Tzankov, Tz., Spassov, N., Stoyanov, K., Geraads, D., 2013. Late Miocene model of the area between Vardar and Middle Struma Rivers. Neogene to Quaternary Geological Evolution of Mediterranean, Paratethys and Black Sea. — RCMNS 14th Congress, 8—12 September 2013 Istambul. Book of Abstracts, p. 184.

Spassov, N., 2013. News from Bulgaria. — SVP News Bull., No. 185, Fall 2003.

Šálek, M., Spassov, N., Andera, M., Enzinger, K., Ottlecz, B., Hegyeli, Zs., 2013. Population status, habitat associations, and distribution of the steppe polecat Mustela eversmanii in Europe. — Acta Theriologica, 58 (3): 233—244. [PDF]

Ivanova, S., Gurova, M., Spassov, N., Hristova, L., Gyaurova, B., Makedonska, J., Atanasova, E., Marinova, E., Hodgkins, D., Miller, C., Strait, D., 2013. Archaeological excavations at Magura cave. — Archaeological Discoveries and Excavations in 2012. National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 34—37.

Hristova, L., Geraads, D., Markov, G., Spassov, N., 2013. Late Miocene mammals from Kocherinovo, Southwestern Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 65 (4): 521—534.

Geraads, D., Spassov, N., Kovachev, D., 2013. Palaeoreas lindermayeri (Wagner, 1848) from the upper Miocene of Bulgaria, and a revision of the species. — Geodiversitas, Paris, 25 (2): 405—415.

Böhme, M., Aiglstorfer, M., Boev, Z., Bullmann, L., Dolezych, M., Havlik, P., Hristova, L., Ilg, A., Markov, G., Ognjanova, N., Prieto, J., Uhl, D., Vasilyan, D., Spassov, N., 2013. Staniantsi — an exceptional vertebrate locality from the Miocene-Pliocene transition of Western Bulgaria. — Abstracts, 5th International Workshop on the Neogene from the Central and South-Eastern Europe Varna, 16th — 20th May 2013, Varna.

Böhme, M., Aiglstorfer, M., Boev, Z., Bullmann, L., Dolezych, M., Havlik, P., Hristova, L., Ilg, A., Markov, G., Ognjanova, N., Prieto, J., Uhl, D., Vasilyan, D., Spassov, N., 2013. Staniantsi — an exceptional vertebrate locality from the Miocene-Pliocene transition of Western Bulgaria. Neogene to Quaternary Geological Evolution of Mediterranean, Paratethys and Black Sea. — RCMNS 14th Congress, 8—12 September 2013 Istambul. Book of Abstracts, p. 135.

Spassov, N., Geraads, D., Hristova, L., Markov, G. N., Merceron, G., Tzankov, Tz., Stoyanov, K., Böhme, M., Dimitrova, A., 2012. A hominid tooth from Bulgaria: the last pre-human hominid of continental Europe. — Journal of Human Evolution, 62 (1): 138—145. [PDF]

Milchev, B., Spassov, N., Popov, V., 2012. Diet of the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) after livestock reduction in Eastern Bulgaria. — North-Western Journal of Zoology, 8 (2): 315—323.

Janosch, A., Humer, A., Heltai, M., Murariu, D., Spassov, N., Hackländer, K., 2012. Current status and distribution of golden jackals (Canis aureus L., 1758) in Europe. — Mammal Review, Volume 42, No. 1, 1—11.


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