Missions du Musée de l'Homme en Estonie
Boris Vildé et Léonide Zouroff au Setomaa (1937-1938)
Et la gazelle devint chèvre
pré-histoires africaines d'hommes et d'animaux
Guide de la faune profonde de la mer Méditerranée
Explorations des roches et canyons sous-marins des côtes françaises
Fossil Crustacea of Lebanon
A new minute species of Pristimantis (Amphibia: Anura: Craugastoridae) with a large head from the Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park in central Peru, with comments on the phylogenetic diversity of Pristimantis occurring in the Cordillera Yanachaga
European Journal of Taxonomy 2017
We describe a new minute species of the genus Pristimantis, P. boucephalus sp. nov., from the Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park, Región Pasco, Peru. The description is based on a freshly collected male specimen found at 2950 m a.s.l. in a cloud forest and four previously unidentified museum specimens consisting of two adult males, one subadult female and a juvenile from the Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park. The new species is mainly characterized by a snout–vent length of 13.4–14.5 mm in adult males (n = 3), and 12.5 mm in the only known subadult female, and is compared morphologically and genetically with other taxonomically and biogeographically relevant species of Pristimantis.
Les enjeux de conservation d’Eryngium viviparum J.Gay, synthèse des connaissances et nouveaux apports scientifiques
Eryngium viviparum J.Gay (Apiaceae Lindl.) is an endemic pioneer plant from the Atlantic region of Europe, growing in seasonally flooded open grasslands. Although it is one of the most threatened plants and “endangered” at national and European level. After the loss of a large part of its historic stations, Eryngium viviparum survives only in a few localities in the NW of the Iberian Peninsula and in one single known subpopulation in France (In Belz, Morbihan, Brittany). The strong geographical isolation and the very small size (<1000 m2) of the French station increase the vulnerability of the species and make its conservation status concern.
Judith Najt. A life dedicated to Collembola and research support for systematics
Zoosystema 39 (1)
Judith Najt was born in Argentina on 9th January 1937, and passed away there on 10th December 2014, after spending most of her life in France. During the last decades she made an important mark on collembology as well as on Entomology at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN), being at the origin of the largest research team currently working on biodiversity in France.
The anatomy and phylogenetic affinities of Cynthiacetus peruvianus, a large Dorudon-like basilosaurid (Cetacea, Mammalia) from the late Eocene of Peru
Geodiversitas 39 (1)
Cynthiacetus peruvianus Martínez-Cáceres & Muizon, 2011 is a Dorudon-like basilosaurid (Cetacea, Basilosauridae), being one of the largest members of the family. The holotype of this species is a sub-complete skeleton, which comes from the late Eocene (Priabonian) of the Otuma Formation on the southern coast of Peru. A thorough description of this specimen is presented here. Cynthiacetus peruvianus differs from the other species of the genus (C. maxwelli) in having fewer accessory cusps on the distal and mesial edges of p3 and p4.
Toward the DNA Library of Life
European Journal of Taxonomy 2017
The special set of papers entitled “DNA Library of Life” constitutes an outcome of the project “Bibliothèque du vivant” (BdV), which aims to promote the molecular taxonomy of eukaryotes by offering research teams the possibility to produce and manage a molecular library linked to specimens deposited in natural history museums. The project was funded by three French institutions (the CNRS, INRA and MNHN), and provided access to the sequencing power of the Genoscope for 105 teams between 2011 and 2013. It was subsequently supported by the CNRS through the “Groupement de Recherche Génomique Environnementale”.
Le morse et le phoque dans les mers du Nord au Moyen Âge : chasse, exploitation, commerce. Une approche par les textes
Anthropozoologica 51 (2)
The sources we have tend to prove that, during the Middle Ages, men fear the sea and the creatures living in it. The walrus, subject of a terminological ambiguity, is no exception to the rule. However, both the walrus and the seal are hunted, for hunters have a more realistic view of these animals. Mainly based on Norse texts, and in particular on Icelandic sagas, this article intends to identify the main features of the hunting of these amphibian mammals in northern seas. While hunting is vital in some areas, it is subject to very restricting rules elsewhere, which can sometimes lead to conflicts. As a matter of fact, northern seas have seen trade become increasingly dynamic during the Middle Ages, in which the walrus and its precious ivory tusks have their place.