Les Crustacés décapodes des Petites Antilles
Avec de nouvelles observations pour Saint-Martin, la Guadeloupe et la Martinique
Atlas des oiseaux marins et cétacés du Sud Gascogne
De l'estuaire de la Gironde à la Bidassoa
Atlas français des bactéries du sol
Le spécimen et le collecteur
savoirs naturalistes, pouvoirs et altérités (xviiie-xxe siècles)
Les herbiers amphibies vivaces à Isoètes dans les lacs oligotrophes montagnards du Massif vosgien, état de conservation, observations et expérimentations récentes
Naturae 2019 (2)
Amphibian perennial swards, and quite particularly those with boreomontane affinities, are very specialized plant communities of cold, oligotrophic lakes, characterized by the presence of two quillwort species (Isoetes lacustris L. and I. echinospora Durieu) and the water awlwort (Subularia aquatica L.). In the Vosges mountains (France), these habitats are becoming very threatened relicts. Subularia aquatica has not been found again since 1990 and most of the historical localities of the two Isoetids disappeared during the last five decades. Nevertheless, the conservation situation of these plants has improved in the Gérardmer Lake during the last 10 years and that of I. echinospora is encouraging in the Longemer Lake.
Sagina hookeri Timaná, sp. nov. (Caryophyllaceae), a new endemic species for the flora of Île Amsterdam (French Southern and Antarctic Lands)
Adansonia 41 (2)
A new endemic species of Sagina L., Sagina hookeri Timaná, sp. nov. (Caryophyllaceae) is described for the flora of Île Amsterdam, in the southern Indian Ocean (French Southern and Antarctic Lands). Differences between this taxon and S. diffusa (Hook.f.) Timaná (endemic to the neighboring island of Saint-Paul) and S. procumbens L. (introduced in several circum-austral islands) are discussed, and an identification key to those three Sagina species occurring in Saint-Paul and Amsterdam islands is presented.
Two fossil conifer species from the Neogene of Alonissos Island (Iliodroma, Greece)
Geodiversitas 41 (3)
Alonissos (Iliodroma) Island is really famous to palaeobotanists because of the type locality of Glyptostrobus europaeus (Brongniart) Unger only. Since the first report of the latter holotype no palaeobotanical work has taken place in Alonissos. This is the first research of the fossiliferous locality, along with new palaeobotanical, palynological and gastropod findings, revealed after 200 years. Among the collected material, a xylitic specimen was studied and identified as Pinuxylon alonissianum Mantzouka & Sakala, sp. nov.
Cryptogamie, Bryologie 40 (1)
With this 40th volume, Cryptogamie enters a new era. The most far-reaching change is that Cryptogamie will be published online only and in fast track. Based on the concept that the journal should be freely available for both authors and readers, Cryptogamie has chosen the diamond open access model.
The genus Phalaecus Stål, 1862 in French Guiana, description of P. carmini n. sp., and the female of P. lineatus Grazia, 1983 from Mitaraka (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
Zoosystema 41 (3)
Five species of the Neotropical genus Phalaecus Stål, 1862 were known up to now: P. lineatus Grazia, 1983, P. nigromaculatus Grazia, 1983, P. paraense Grazia, 1983, P. pustulatus (De Geer, 1773), and P. ruckesi Grazia, 1983. Phalaecus pustulatus was the only species mentioned from French Guiana. We mention here the first records of P. lineatus, P. nigromaculatus, and P. ruckesi to French Guiana.
More than just a name: Colonel Messager and his correspondents
Zoosystema 41 (2)
We present a brief biography of Louis Gabriel Martin Messager, a French military who served in several French colonies during the last part of the 19th century and who is mentioned several time in the malacological literature as ‘Colonel Messager’. We present details on his collecting activities, also reflected in his correspondence to Bavay and Martel, and illustrated by some samples from his former collection. Also a list of eponyms is included.
Les conditions d'acquisition de la collection Gazola de poissons fossiles du Monte Bolca (Éocène, Italie) par le Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
Geodiversitas 41 (2)
It is generally considered that the famous Gazola’s collection of fossil fishes from Monte Bolca was confiscated in May 1797 by the commissioners who accompanied in Italy the French army under the orders of Napoléon Bonaparte. The collection (“Gazola 1”) was then deposited in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (MNHN), in September 1798. Many unpublished documents, mainly from the French Ministry of the Interior, preserved in the Archives Nationales, show that Gazola was compensated by a life annuity from 1797 to which was added an annual pension granted by the French government from 1803. The seizure of the Gazola collection was thus retrospectively legalized, which explains why some commentators of the time spoke of an acquisition or a purchase.
Révision du genre Marsilea L. (Marsileaceae) à Madagascar
Adansonia 41 (1)
The nomenclature and taxonomic revision presented in this article addresses the genus Marsilea L. in Madagascar. It supplements and amends the last revision from Launert (1984) and the last synthesis from Roux (2009). This new treatment provides:
1) an original identification key;
2) the description and illustration of two new species: Marsilea globulosa I.Bouchart, sp. nov. whose sporocarp is globular, small in size with a highly acute and acuminate upper tooth, and Marsilea pyriformis I.Bouchart, sp. nov. whose sporocarp is pyriform with a very long, acute, and often strongly curved tooth at mid-length;
The equids represented in cave art and current horses: a proposal to determine morphological differences and similarities
Anthropozoologica 54 (1)
The horse is one of the species most represented in cave art during the Paleolithic in the southwest of Europe. These representations show an equine with phenotypical characteristics close to two present-day species which are considered as ancient horses: tarpans (Equus ferus caballus Linnaeus, 1758) and Pzrewalski (Equus caballus przewalskii Poliakov, 1881) horses. There are no paleontological evidence at sites dating from the Upper Paleolithic in this area of the last species, and furthermore various authors compare these representations with Pzrewalski horses. The comparative anatomical analysis of these representations is difficult due to the variety of styles and the different sizes of the figures.
Two new oligohaline Hydrobia (s.l.) (Caenogastropoda) from the transitional Upper Oligocene Galatone Fm (Apulia, Southern Italy)
Geodiversitas 41 (1)
Species-poor assemblages rich in specimens of non-marine to brackish molluscs occur in Oligocene stratigraphical successions, widely exposed in the Salento region (southernmost Apulia, Italy). Two new extinct oligohaline gastropods of the family Hydrobiidae (Caenogastropoda), Hydrobia (s.l.) galatoniana n. sp. and Hydrobia (s.l.) ionica n. sp., are described from the type-section of a richly fossiliferous transitional succession, the Late Oligocene (Chattian) Galatone Fm, cropping out in the Lecce district. This lithostratigraphical unit records foraminiferal, molluscan and ostracod assemblages indicative of alternating oligohaline to shallow water lagoonal and littoral marine conditions.
Review of grapsoid families for the establishment of a new family for Leptograpsodes Montgomery, 1931, and a new genus of Gecarcinidae H. Milne Edwards, 1837 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Grapsoidea MacLeay, 1838)
Zoosystema 40 (26)
A new family Leptograpsodidae n. fam. is erected to include an unusual genus of grapsoid crabs, Leptograpsodes Montgomery, 1931, represented by a burrowing species from South Australia L. octodentatus (H. Milne Edwards, 1837), with setal pouches on the coxae of pereiopods 2 to 4 that are evidence of a high degree of terrestrial adaptation. With nearly 600 extant species, the superfamily Grapsoidea MacLeay, 1838 encompasses a diverse range of morphologies and ecologies. Genetic data question its monophyly, whereas the inter- and intrarelationships of included taxa have not been recently examined through a morphological review using a reliable complex of characters (primarily, proepistome, thoracic sternum, male pleon, male genital region, male gonopore, and penis).
A new partial skeleton of a palaeospinacid shark (Neoselachii, Synechodontiformes) from the Albian of northern France, with a review of the taxonomic history of Early Cretaceous species of Synechodus Woodward, 1888
Geodiversitas 40 (25)
An articulated skeleton of a palaeospinacid shark from the Saint-Pô Formation (Albian, upper Lower Cretaceous) of the Boulonnais (northern France) is described and illustrated for the first time, inclusive of tooth vascularisation and histology. The specimen comprises portions of the neurocanium, splanchnocranium, pectoral girdle, vertebrae, numerous teeth and about 12 000 dermal denticles, but no dorsal fin spines. Its dental morphology is unique in combining relatively smooth crown surfaces in anterior teeth, a strongly reticulated ornamentation in latero-posterior teeth and an intermediate ornamentation in larger antero-lateral teeth.