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Inproceedings Reference COI haplotypediversity in three exotic Aedes species in Belgium
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2021
Inproceedings Reference Deposits from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in three coastal ponds in Khao Lak, Thailand
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2017
Unpublished Reference Towards answering the “so what” question in marine renewables environmental impact assessment
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2017
Unpublished Reference Lessons learned from the Belgian offshore wind farm monitoring programme, with specific attention to answering the “so what” question
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2017
Inproceedings Reference A peculiar fish jaw with molariform teeth from the early Eocene of Tadkeshwar Mine, India highlights diversity and evolution of early gymnodont tetraodontiforms
Excavations during 2015 at a channel deposit in the early Eocene Cambay Shale Formation of the Tadkeshwar open cast lignite mine near Vastan in Gujarat Province, western India, have yielded terrestrial mammals, lizards, snakes, frogs, and birds as well as a few marine/brackish-water animals, predominantly teeth of the shark Physogaleus and Myliobatis rays. Among these is a jaw of an unusual teleost. This lower jaw of a gymnodont has fused dentaries, lacks a beak, and shows a remarkable series of teeth that are unique among all known fossil and living Tetraodontiformes. The teeth are molariform with raised “spokes” radiating inward from the emarginated peripheral edge of the crown. Tooth development is intraosseous, with new teeth developing in spongy bone before they erupt and attach to the dentary by pedicels. Although many of the 110 tooth loci in the fossil specimen have lost their teeth, in life the teeth would have grown to fit tightly together to form a broad and continuous crushing surface. The estimated age of the early Eocene Cambay Shale vertebrate fauna is ca. 54.5 Ma, making the jaw the second oldest confirmed gymnodont fossil. Comparisons to extant taxa of gymnodonts with fused dentaries (e.g., Diodon, Chilomycterus, and Mola) offer few clues about evolutionary relationships of the new fossil. Although the fused dentaries suggest affinities to diodontids and molids among living tetraodontiforms, it remains challenging to interpret phylogenetic relationships of the new Indian gymnodont because no living or fossil tetraodontoid has similar tooth morphology. We describe it as a new genus and species, and place it in its own new family of Gymnodontes. Grant Information: National Geographic Society, Leakey Foundation, Belgian Science Policy Office, Tontogany Creek Fund, National Science Foundation, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2017
Inproceedings Reference An enigmatic ungulate from the early Eocene of India
The early Eocene Cambay Shale Formation in Gujarat State, India has produced a rich mammalian fauna, including the earliest artiodactyls, perissodactyls, primates, hyaenodonts, rodents, lagomorphs, chiropterans, and tillodonts from the Indian Subcontinent. While some of these groups show endemism at the generic or familial level, all belong to clades that are widely distributed across Laurasian continents, and some show particularly close similarities to contemporary taxa from other continents, particularly Europe. We report here a distinctive new taxon, represented by a mandible with p3-m3 and a second mandibular fragment with m3. The morphology of the new taxon is broadly comparable to diverse early ungulates from around the world but shows a unique suite of features including a strongly fused mandibular symphysis, enlarged anterior tooth alveolus, simple premolars lacking paraconids and with only a rudimentary metaconid on p4, progressive size increase of the molars distally, molar exodaenodonty/unilateral hypsodonty, molar paraconids absent, hypoconulids absent on m1-2, incipient development of selenodont buccal cusps and an incipient entolophid formed by a transverse entoconid, well-developed, and prominent m3 hypoconulid. One particularly distinctive feature is the presence of large, cuspate ectostylids on molar hypoflexids. While there are similarities to a variety of taxa, most notably periptychids, louisinids, early African “ungulates” (Abdounodus, Ocepeia), and even early anthracotheres, none of these is detailed enough to indicate a close relationship, and all appear to be better interpreted as convergence. Our present understanding suggests that these fossils represent a new family of “condylarth”-grade ungulates perhaps endemic to India. Although their overall adaptations are very different, there are some intriguing similarities to another group of enigmatic Eocene mammals from the Indian Subcontinent, Quettacyonidae. While more material is needed to test this possible relationship, quettacyonids and the new taxon may represent remnants of the eutherian fauna present in India prior to its first faunal exchange with the northern continents, and the new taxon likely has a lengthy, undocumented history in the Indian Paleocene. Grant Information: Fieldwork and research supported by Leakey Foundation, National Geographic Society, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, and Belgian Science Policy Office.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2017
Inproceedings Reference Les massifs de l’Argentièrois du Mésolithique au début de l’Antiquité: au croisement des données archéologiques et paléoenvironnementales en haute montagne (Hautes-Alpes, parc national des Ecrins)
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Inproceedings Reference Les Ecrins : un territoire d’altitude dans le context des Alpes occidentales de la Préhistoire récente à l’âge du Bronze (Hautes-Alpes, France).
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File Roman wickerwork fish traps from The Netherlands
Poster presented at workshop Wald- und Holznutzung in der römischen Antike, Universität Bonn Overview of Roman fish traps found at several archaeological sites in The Netherlands. Short description of construction, wood taxa, type of fish targeted.
Located in PDF / PDF Posters / 2014
Inproceedings Reference Impact of the introduction of turkey on poultry husbandry in Northwestern Europe
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