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
Sagina diffusa (Hook.f.) Timaná, comb. nov. (Caryophyllaceae), a new combination for the flora of Île St. Paul (Southern Indian Ocean), with some historical notes
Adansonia 40 (1)
A new combination, Sagina diffusa (Hook.f.) Timaná, comb. nov., Caryophyllaceae, from the Île St. Paul (Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises) is proposed to replace Colobanthus diffusus Hook.f. Sagina diffusa, comb. nov. is characterized by an upright pedicel and appressed sepals during and after capsule development. A historical account of putative type specimens is presented.
Entre tradition classique et imaginaire germano-celtique : les monstres anthropomorphes des mers septentrionales, au Moyen Âge et au début de l’époque moderne
Anthropozoologica 53 (2)
Aside from the Tritons, benevolent Greco-Roman divinities, no other anthropomorphic monster was located in the Mediterranean during Antiquity. The situation, however, is very different for the Northern seas in the Middle Ages. Indeed, this category of hybrid appears there with a little more frequency, and is both more diversified and increasingly ambivalent in meaning. The positive connotations these beings carry sometimes seem directly tied to their original or adoptive culture, contrary to their negative connotations, which resulted from the demonizing process directed at monsters by the Catholic Church.
New sabre toothed Felidae (Carnivora, Mammalia) in the hominid-bearing sites of Toros Menalla (late Miocene, Chad)
Geodiversitas 40 (1)
The late Miocene fossil-bearing localities of Toros Menalla (Chad) have yielded a huge amount of vertebrate remains with, in particular, the hominid Sahelanthropus tchadensis Brunet et al., 2002. The order Carnivora is well represented in the fauna (with up to 23 species) and we describe here a new genus and species together with a species not previously recorded in the fauna. Both species belong to the saber-toothed felids. The new genus, size of a lynx, is known by jaws and several post-cranial bones. It displays in the upper canines, mandible and bones of the fore limb some features indicating machairodont affinities. The second genus, size of a leopard and well known in Africa, is only present through a characteristic upper canine.
Four new cyclophoroid species from Thailand and Laos (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Alycaeidae, Diplommatinidae, Pupinidae)
Zoosystema 40 (1)
This paper describes four new species, namely Dicharax caudapiscis n. sp., Dicharax stuparum n. sp. (both family Alycaeidae Blanford, 1864), Pseudopomatias caligosus n. sp. (family Pupinidae L. Pfeiffer, 1853) and Arinia (Notharinia) boucheti Páll-Gergely, n. sp. (family Diplommatinidae Benson, 1849). The first three were recently collected in northern Thailand, whereas the latter one was collected in Laos by Edmond Saurin, and later also found in the collection of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris.
1802-2018: a 220-year history of the Muséum periodicals
Geodiversitas 40 (1)
1802: the young Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle takes its first step into scientific publishing with the review Annals. 2018: nearly 220 years later, the Muséum periodicals are published online as fast-track articles, available in Diamond Open Access and with XML mark-up. This thorough technical modernisation has been implemented by the Science Press team over a 20-year period.
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).