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Révision des Rhombodontidae (Neoselachii Batomorphii) des bassins à phosphate du Maroc
Evolution et extinction des reptiles marins au Mésozoïque
La palichnofaune de vertébrés tétrapodes du permien supérieur du Bassin de Lodève .
Les oiseaux aquatiques (Gaviiformes à Anseriformes) de Saint-Gerand-le-Puy. Révision systématique.
A pangolin from the French Quercy phosphorites
First Neogene Otonycteris (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Ukraine: its biostratigraphic and paleogeographic significance.bats; East Europe; Gritsev; Late Miocene; Mammalia
A new species, Otonycteris rummeli nov. sp., is described from the Late Miocene site Gritsev (MN 9) in the Ukraine. Otonycteris rummeli nov. sp. differs from those of most vespertilionids, except recent Otonycteris, Antrozous and Early Miocene Karstala silva, in having a well-developed entocingulid at the foot of the trigonid valley in the lower molars. The morphological resemblance of Otonycteris, Antrozous and Karstala is apparently a case of convergence in the evolution of the Old and New Worlds bat faunas. From at least the Middle Miocene the range of Otonycteris distribution spread to the whole of Central Europe and such a situation continued during the whole Late Miocene. This indicates a more arid climate in Europe during the Upper Miocene compared to the Quaternary. The reduction of the distribution range of Otonycteris and its extinction in most of the territory of Europe could have been caused by the global climatic cooling and increasing glacial cycle amplitude during the onset of the Quaternary.
Published in Vol.39-1 (2015)