Comptes Rendus Palevol

Comptes Rendus Palevol is a fully electronic and peer-reviewed journal, with a continuous publication stream, devoted to palaeontology, prehistory and evolutionary sciences. It publishes original research results, in French or English, in the following domains: systematic and human palaeontology, prehistory, evolutionary biology and macroevolution, and history of sciences. Thematic issues may also be published under the responsibility of a guest editor. All articles published in Comptes Rendus Palevol are compliant with the different nomenclatural codes. A copyright assignment will be signed by the authors before publication.

In 2020, a partnership agreement is reached between the Académie des sciences and the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, for coediting Comptes Rendus Palevol.

Comptes Rendus Palevol is available in diamond open access, free of charges for both the author and the reader and accessible here as soon as published. Articles published in Compte Rendus Palevol are archived in Zenodo.

The Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des sciences – Palevol were founded in 2002. Articles published from 2002 to 2018 are available online in open access. In 2002, the Comptes Rendus Palevol followed on from the Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des sciences – Series IIA – Earth and Planetary Science.

Archives of the Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des sciences are available on the website of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

en An Early Cretaceous theropod dinosaur from Brazil sheds light on the cranial evolution of the Abelisauridae

Hussam ZAHER et al.

101-115, Published on 12 October 2020, art. 19 (6) DOI LSID

en A new physeteroid from the late Miocene of Peru expands the diversity of extinct dwarf and pygmy sperm whales (Cetacea: Odontoceti: Kogiidae)

Alberto COLLARETA et al.

79-100, Published on 05 October 2020, art. 19 (5) DOI LSID

en Analysis of portable rock art from Foz do Medal (Northwest Iberia): Magdalenian images of horses and aurochs


63-77, Published on 28 September 2020, art. 19 (4) DOI LSID

Thematic issues

Editorial office

Editors in chief: Michel Laurin, Philippe Taquet;
Assistant editor (Académie des sciences): Adenise Lopes (cr-palevol@academie-sciences.fr);
Desk editor: Emmanuel Côtez (Muséum).

Scientific board

Associate editors/Rédacteurs associés :
Maria Rose Petrizzo (Università di Milano, Italy)


Evelyn Kustatscher (The Museum of Nature South Tyrol, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy)

Annalisa Ferretti (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy)


Philippe Janvier (Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, France)

Mesozoic amniotes/
Amniotes du Mésozoïque
Hans-Dieter Sues (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, United States);

Juliana Sterli (CONICET, Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, Trelew, Argentine)

Hussam Zaher (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

Éric Buffetaut (CNRS, École Normale Supérieure, Paris)

Palaeomammalogy (small mammals)/
Paléomammalogie (petits mammifères)
Robert Asher (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)

Palaeomammalogy (large and mid-sized mammals)/
Paléomammalogie (mammifères de moyenne et grande taille)
Lorenzo Rook (Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy)

Roberto Macchiarelli (Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France)

Prehistoric archaeology/
Archéologie préhistorique

Marcel Otte (Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium)

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