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Louis de Bonis: 50 years of paleontological research on mammals

Stéphane PEIGNÉ, Gildas MERCERON, Georges D. KOUFOS, Stéphane PEIGNÉ, Gildas MERCERON & Georges D. KOUFOS

en Geodiversitas 31 (4) - Pages 693-707

Published on 31 December 2009

During his nearly 50-year long career Louis de Bonis has positively and markedly infl uenced many generations of paleontologists. In this introduction to the volume celebrating the 75th birthday of this French outstanding scientist, we present and discuss the signifi cance of his many contributions to the study of mammalian evolution, focusing especially on his works on primate and carnivoran systematics and evolution, and on his involvement in fi eld excavations in northern Greece Ouranopithecus-bearing sites.
Keywords :
Mammalia, Primates, Carnivora, Paleogene, Miocene, evolution, biography.
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