Et la gazelle devint chèvre
pré-histoires africaines d'hommes et d'animaux
Missions du Musée de l'Homme en Estonie
Boris Vildé et Léonide Zouroff au Setomaa (1937-1938)
Guide de la faune profonde de la mer Méditerranée
Explorations des roches et canyons sous-marins des côtes françaises
Fossil Crustacea of Lebanon
Trame verte et bleue : bilan des besoins, enjeux et actions de connaissance identifiés par les Schémas régionaux de cohérence écologique
The “Trame verte et bleue” is a french policy that the Ministry of the Environment in France started in 2007 to protect and restore a national ecological network. This network, composed by cores and corridors, is designed at different territorial levels and particularly at the regional one, with a plan – named Schéma régional de cohérence écologique (SRCE). For this purpose, fundamental and operational knowledge are both needed. This work presents the knowledge gaps and the actions for knowledge acquisitions that all the SRCE listed. All those elements have been classified according to their subject matter to have an overview of the whole needs at the national scale.
The comparative milk-suckling reptile
Anthropozoologica 52 (1)
Cross-cultural folk beliefs about milk-suckling or milk-drinking amphibians and reptiles have long been noted by scholars. European dialectal folklore, for instance, has countless instances of cow-suckling and milk-stealing animals including butterflies, reptiles, batrachians, hares, hedgehogs and nocturnal birds. These creatures are regularly said to sneak into the domestic space at night to suck life-giving milk or blood from cattle and women. The early documentary evidence for this set of ideas, which relies, in great part, on the motif of breasts or udders suckled by a snake or similar animals such as toads or lizards, has not yet received the study it so richly deserves.
Discovery of a new micro-pagurid fauna (Crustacea: Decapoda: Paguridae) in the Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea
Zoosystema 39 (2)
Six new monotypic genera and eight new species of hermit crabs of the family Paguridae Latreille, 1802 are fully described based on specimens obtained during two separate, intensive biodiversity studies on the islands of Guadeloupe, Curaçao, and Dominica in the Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea. The study in Guadeloupe utilized a broad variety of sampling techniques, including dredging, baited traps, and a SCUBA-operated vacuum device; in Curaçao and Dominica, a manned submersible was used. The high number of new taxa discovered is surprising given they were obtained in a relatively small area of the Antilles in habitats ranging in depth from shallow water (c. 1 m) to deep reefs (250 m).
Discovery of dinosaur footprints in the Stanley Pool Formation of Gabon
Geodiversitas 39 (2)
Stanley Pool is a Cretaceous continental formation which outcrops Southeast of Gabon to Congo. The current investigations performed in this continental formation in Gabon just revealed seven dinosaur footprints on pieces of argillites flags. The analysis of these more or less well preserved footprints highlights three morphotypes. Morphotype 1 comprises footprints 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the same shape but of different sizes. These footprints belong to tridactylous dinosaurs. Morphotype 2 comprises footprints 5 and 6 whose shape is oval. They would correspond to sauropods. Finally morphotype 3 only represented by the footprint 7 consists of four fingers. This well-preserved footprint would belong to a tetradactylous dinosaur. This major discovery is the first record of dinosaurs in Gabon.
Deux nouvelles espèces d’Aloe L. (Xanthorrhoeaceae, Asphodelaceae), section Lomatophyllum Rowley, de Madagascar
Adansonia 39 (1)
Two new taxa from Madagascar, belonging to the section Lomatophyllum Rowley of the genus Aloe L. (Xanthorrhoeaceae, Asphodelaceae), A. maningoryensis J.-P. Castillon, sp. nov. and A. alaotrensis J.-P. Castillon, sp. nov., are described here. The first one is morphologically intermediate between A. occidentalis (H. Perrier) Newton & Rowley from the west coast of Madagascar, and A. orientalis (H. Perrier) Newton & Rowley from the east coast; it grows on the highlands, in the forests near lake Alaotra. The second one, from the same area, is intermediate between A. propagulifera (Rauh) Newton & Rowley and A. socialis (Perrier) Newton & Rowley.
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.