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Article Reference "Speleothèmes" à l'Institut des Sciences Naturelles
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Article Reference 'Zonnesponzen' uit het Krijt van Luik-Limburg na bijna 160 jaar opnieuw gevonden
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2018
Article Reference 2.7 First occurrence of Menoethius monoceros Latreille, 1825 in the Gulf of Tunis (Northern Tunisia) [pp. 243-244 in Siokou, I. et al. "New Mediterranean marine biodiversity records (June 2013)"]
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Inproceedings Reference 3D and Challenging Materials: Guidelines for Different 3D Digitisation Methods for Museum Collections with Varying Material Optical Properties.
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Article Reference 3D cranium models of fossils of large canids (Canis lupus) from Goyet, Trou des Nutons and Trou Balleux, Belgium
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Article Reference 33 million year old Myotis (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) and the rapid global radiation of modern bats
The bat genus Myotis is represented by 120+ living species and 40+ extinct species and is found on every continent except Antarctica. The time of divergence of Myotis has been contentious as has the time and place of origin of its encompassing group the Vespertilionidae, the most diverse (450+ species) and widely distributed extant bat family. Fossil Myotis species are common, especially in Europe, beginning in the Miocene but earlier records are poor. Recent study of new specimens from the Belgian early Oligocene locality of Boutersem reveals the presence of a relatively large vespertilionid. Morphological comparison and phylogenetic analysis confirms that the new, large form can be confidently assigned to the genus Myotis, making this record the earliest known for that taxon and extending the temporal range of this extant genus to over 33 million years. This suggests that previously published molecular divergence dates for crown myotines (Myotis) are too young by at least 7 million years. Additionally, examination of first fossil appearance data of 1,011 extant placental mammal genera indicates that only 13 first occurred in the middle to late Paleogene (48 to 33 million years ago) and of these, six represent bats, including Myotis. Paleogene members of both major suborders of Chiroptera (Yangochiroptera and Yinpterochiroptera) include extant genera indicating early establishment of successful and long-term adaptive strategies as bats underwent an explosive radiation near the beginning of the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum in the Old World. A second bat adaptive radiation in the New World began coincident with the Mid-Miocene Climatic Optimum.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2017
Inproceedings Reference “Virtual” inner ears of extinct platanistoids reveal functional signal in the semicircular canals
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2021
Book Reference «Hématite», Chapitres 1 et 2 - Autour de l’hématite / About haematite. Actes de / Acts of Jambes, 7-8/02/2013.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2016
Book Reference «Hématite», Chapitres 3 à 5 - Autour de l’hématite / About haematite. Actes de / Acts of Jambes, 7-8/02/2013.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2016
Article Reference A 365-Million-Year-Old Freshwater Community Reveals Morphological and Ecological Stasis in Branchiopod Crustaceans
Branchiopod crustaceans are represented by fairy, tadpole, and clam shrimps (Anostraca, Notostraca, Laevicaudata, Spinicaudata), which typically inhabit temporary freshwater bodies, and water fleas (Cladoceromorpha), which live in all kinds of freshwater and occasionally marine environments. The earliest branchiopods occur in the Cambrian, where they are represented by complete body fossils from Sweden such as Rehbachiella kinnekullensis and isolated mandibles preserved as small carbonaceous fossils from Canada. The earliest known continental branchiopods are associated with hot spring environments represented by the Early Devonian Rhynie Chert of Scotland (410 million years ago) and include possible stem-group or crown-group Anostraca, Notostraca, and clam shrimps or Cladoceromorpha, which differ morphologically from their modern counterparts. Here we report the discovery of an ephemeral pool branchiopod community from the 365-million-year-old Strud locality of Belgium. It is characterized by new anostracans and spinicaudatans, closely resembling extant species, and the earliest notostracan, Strudops goldenbergi. These branchiopods released resting eggs into the sediment in a manner similar to their modern representatives. We infer that this reproductive strategy was critical to overcoming environmental constraints such as seasonal desiccation imposed by living on land. The pioneer colonization of ephemeral freshwater pools by branchiopods in the Devonian was followed by remarkable ecological and morphological stasis that persists to the present day.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2016