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Article Reference The first occurrence of Troodon-morphotype tooth in Jiayin, Heilongjiang, Northeast China
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2022
Article Reference Post Mining Ground Deformations Transition Related to Coal Mines Closure in the Campine Coal Basin, Belgium, Evidenced by Three Decades of MT-InSAR Data
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2023
Article Reference Fossil evidence of tylosis formation in Late Devonian plants
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2023
Article Reference Plant-insect interactions in the Selandian (Early Paleocene) Gelinden Fossil Flora (Belgium) and what they mean for the ecosystems after the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2023
Article Reference New morphological and anatomical data derived from a rare Early Devonian French flora
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2023
Inproceedings Reference From toad to frog: osteological description and taxonomic reattribution of the 'mummified' holotype of Bufo servatus, an Eocene anuran, based on micro-CT examination
The Quercy Phosphorites are a set of Eocene-Oligocene deposits from South-West France that yielded numerous vertebrate fossils, including amphibians, mostly as isolated bones. However, in 1873, several exceptional amphibian specimens were discovered, with the external surface of the unmineralized tissues preserved, and were commonly referred as “mummies”. In the 19th century, they were described without any knowledge of their internal anatomy. Since 2012, we have started scanning these “mummies”, revealing the preserved internal soft tissues and articulated skeleton. A first specimen was attributed in 2013 to Thaumastosaurus gezei and we here present our results from the tomography of a second “mummified” anuran, previously identified as Bufo servatus. The tomography showed a preserved articulated skeleton, and its osteological characteristics are similar to the first scanned anuran “mummy”, representing different ontogenetic stages. Both are now both attributed to Thaumastosaurus servatus nov. comb. The new anatomical information is used to assess the affinities of T. servatus, which appears to belong to the Pyxicephalidae, an African anuran clade. Thaumastosaurus thus represents both the oldest occurrence of this clade in the fossil record and its first occurrence outside of Africa. Its presence in Europe highlights a faunistic exchange with Africa during the Eocene, also documented for several clade of squamates. The presence of this African herpetofauna in Europe might be linked to the warmer climate during the Eocene. However, most of this herpetofauna, including Thaumastosaurus, disappeared from the region around an extinction event (named the “Grande Coupure”) that took place around the Eocene/Oligocene transition (~34 Ma).
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2021
Article Reference Limitations for informed decision making and better management of the transboundary Lake Albert fisheries resources
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2023 OA
Article Reference Need for harmonized long-term multi-lake monitoring of African Great Lakes
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2023 OA
Article Reference Empidoid flies from Cabo Verde (Diptera, Empidoidea, Dolichopodidade and Hybotidae) are not only composed of Old World tropical species
Located in Library / No RBINS Staff publications
Article Reference Moth flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the Belgian transition of the Atlantic to the Central European Faunal zones
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