Naïades et autres bivalves d'eau douce de France
Les années folles de l'ethnographie
Critical revision of the Heligmonellidae (Nematoda: Trichostrongylina: Heligmosomoidea)
Les Invertébrés dans la conservation et la gestion des espaces naturels
Actes du colloque de Toulouse du 13 au 16 mai 2015
Checklist of the Monogenea (Platyhelminthes) parasitic in Mexican aquatic vertebrates
Zoosystema 39 (4)
313 nominal species of monogenean parasites of aquatic vertebrates occurring in Mexico are included in this checklist; in addition, records of 54 undetermined taxa are also listed. All the monogeneans registered are associated with 363 vertebrate host taxa, and distributed in 498 localities pertaining to 29 of the 32 states of the Mexican Republic. The checklist contains updated information on their hosts, habitat, and distributional records. We revise the species list according to current schemes of classification for the group. The checklist also included the published records in the last 11 years, since the latest list was made in 2006. We also included taxon mentioned in thesis and informal literature.
The identity and typification of Ixauchenus sublyratus Cass. (Asteraceae)
Adansonia 39 (2)
A lectotype and epitype are here selected for Ixauchenus sublyratus Cass. We have determined that this name is applicable to a taxon of the Lagenophora gracilis species complex.
Le saumon pétrifié de Beaune : histoire de la découverte de l’holotype de Pachycormus macropterus (Blainville, 1818)
Geodiversitas 39 (4)The holotype of Pachycormus macropterus (Blainville, 1818), type species of the genus Pachycormus Agassiz, 1833, is the earliest articulated fossil of a bony fish (Osteichthyes) found in France that was mentioned and figured in a publication. This specimen, long regarded as a petrified salmon, was discovered in 1747 in Grandmont, at about 10 miles north-west of Beaune (department of Côte-d’Or, Burgundy), where Toarcian deposits are exposed. The lord of the place, Pierre-Philibert Gillet de Grandmont (1705-1767), took possession of the fossil. It was exhibited in his cabinet in Beaune where it was studied by Abbot Antoine Gandelot (1714-1785).
The bats of the Congo and of Rwanda and Burundi revisited (Mammalia: Chiroptera)
European Journal of Taxonomy 2017
In 1966, Robert William Hayman, Xavier Misonne and Walter Verheyen published their listing of the Congolese, Rwandan and Burundian bat specimens in the collections in the museums of Tervuren, Brussels, Geneva, London and New York. In the fifty years that have passed since, some major changes have been introduced in the taxonomy of the Chiroptera: new species have been discovered, species have been split off, species have been moved to other genera, and additional material has been collected. We re-evaluated the data presented by Hayman et al., and supplemented this with specimen records found in the literature and in online catalogs. This resulted in 136 species, represented by 20 231 specimens (compared to 113 species and 8567 specimens originally).
Les Zones naturelles d’Intérêt écologique, faunistique et floristique (ZNIEFF) : de l’inventaire à l’expertise
The inventory of natural zones of ecological, faunistic and floristic interest (ZNIEFF) has been for more than 30 years a major program in biodiversity conservation and knowledge and a spearhead among the national inventory of natural heritage listed in the Environmental Code. The Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle is source of this project. It has been in charge of national framework and scoping (methods and validation) and diffusion of the ZNIEFF inventory, since its implementation. The methodology and the utility of the program have had many major evolutions over the time, they have never stopped adapting either to the needs and issues or to financial resources and existing skills.
Romulus et Rémus, la louve et la prostituée
Anthropozoologica 52 (1)
What did a Roman or a foreigner traveller think when seeing the statue of the she-wolf breastfeeding Romulus and Remus? Why is the she-wolf more present than the mother of the twins, Rhea Silvia, in the iconography and in the classical literature? While trying to answer these questions we will study the most well-known myth of humans who were breastfed by an animal. Through the texts which describe this episode we will try to understand what means being breast-fed by a wild animal which certainly belongs to the domain of the god Mars, but which however is not associated with a completely positive imagination. In fact, the epithet « she-wolves » designed also the prostitutes because of their alleged greed.