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Article Reference A new species of Holothuria (Aspidochitotida, Holothuriidae) from Kenya
A new species, Holothuria (Mertensiothuria) arenacava (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea) from the littoral waters of Kenya is described. This species is characterized by its sand-burrowing behaviour, its small tentacles, the variously developed tables, corpuscules, buttons, plates and rods in the tube feet, and by the smooth, spiny and knobbed rods in the tentacles.
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Inproceedings Reference Sclerochronological evidence of pronounced seasonality from the Pliocene of the southern North Sea Basin, and its implication
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Article Reference Sclerochronological evidence of pronounced seasonality from the late Pliocene of the southern North Sea Basin, and its implications
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Inproceedings Reference CT-CEPH: Applying micro-CT imaging in the study of Belgian fossil nautilid cephalopods
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Article Reference Entheseal changes and estimation of adult age-at-death
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Article Reference Sexing the bony labyrinth: A morphometric investigation in a subadult and adult Belgian identified sample
In forensic anthropology, sex estimation is a fundamental step in assessing individual biological profiles when analyzing human skeletons. Yet, current methods are not reliable enough to allow an accurate sex identification of highly fragmented, burnt, or subadult remains. This paper aims to investigate sexual dimorphism of the bony labyrinth on both identified subadult and adult individuals. The bony labyrinth is of particular interest for sex estimation since it is alleged to complete size and maturation pre-pubertally and is located inside the petrous part of the temporal bone which protects it from taphonomic processes. The study was performed on 93 CT scans of identified individuals from two Belgian osteological collections (19-20th century) and from current pediatric images (Erasme hospital, Brussels). Linear and angular measurements were taken on 2D slices of right bony labyrinths. Intra- and interobservers error measurements were calculated. Statistical tests were used to unravel any morphological variations between subadult and adult bony labyrinths and to highlight differences between females and males, separately in subadults and adults. Linear discriminant functions were established by cross-validation and tested on an independent sample from Belgium. Some measurements were significantly different between subadults and adults, and between females and males within both subadult and adult samples. Univariate functions achieved 72.7% in subadults and 68.4% in adults whereas multivariate equations increased accuracy respectively up to 84.9% and 78.4%. This study entails promising results to design a sex estimation method suitable for fragmented and/or subadult remains. Further metric approaches are needed to explore bony labyrinth sexual dimorphism.
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Inbook Reference Paléopathologie du ventre : apport de l’étude des tissus mous et des calcifications biologiques
Cet article traite de l’apport de l'étude des tissus mous et des calcifications biologiques à la connaissance des pathologies du ventre des populations du passé. Il aborde le type de matériel analysé, les méthodes d’étude employées ainsi que des exemples d’application datant principalement de l’Antiquité, du Moyen Âge et de l’Époque moderne. En plus des précieuses données paléo-épidémiologiques collectées, ce type de recherche permet d’en savoir plus sur les conditions de vie et les habitudes de nos ancêtres. This paper discusses how studies on soft tissue and biological calcification contribute to greater knowledge of abdominal pathologies from past populations. The paper looks at the type of material analysed, the study methods used and examples of application which date mainly from the Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Modern Era. In addition to the valuable palaeo-epidemiological data collected, this type of research allows us to learn more about the living conditions and past habits of our ancestors.
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Article Reference Earth science collections of the Centre Grégoire Fournier (Maredsous) with comments on Middle Devonian–Carboniferous brachiopods and trilobites from southern Belgium
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Article Reference The erroneous chondrichthyan egg case assignments from the Devonian: implications for the knowledge on the evolution of the reproductive strategy within chondrichthyans
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Article Reference The first lower jaw of a ctenacanthid shark from the Late Devonian (Famennian) of Belgium
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