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.

Articles from the journal are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Project funded with support from the Fonds National pour la Science Ouverte (FNSO).


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 A multi-proxy study from new excavations in the Middle Palaeolithic site of Cova del Puntal del Gat (Benirredrà, València, Spain)

Aleix EIXEA et al.

159-200, Published on 27 March 2023, art. 22 (10) DOI LSID

en First biostratigraphic dating for a Cretaceous ichthyosaur from the Apennine Chain (Italy)

Alessandro FRESCHI et al.

143-157, Published on 23 March 2023, art. 22 (9) DOI LSID

en Cranial morphology and phylogenetic relationships of Amynodontidae Scott & Osborn, 1883 (Perissodactyla, Rhinocerotoidea)


109-142, Published on 20 March 2023, art. 22 (8) 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: Audrina Neveu (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);

Walter Joyce (Universität Freiburg, Switzerland)

Hussam Zaher (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

Eric Buffetaut (CNRS, École Normale Supérieure, Paris)

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

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

Palaeomammalogy (Euarchontoglires)/
Paléomammalogie (Euarchontoglires)
K. Christopher Beard (University of kansas, Lawrence)

Aurélien Mounier (CNRS/Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris)

Prehistoric archaeology (Palaeolithic and Mesolithic)/
Archéologie préhistorique (Paléolithique et Mésolithique)

Nicolas Teyssandier (CNRS/Université de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Prehistoric archaeology (Neolithic and Bronze Age)/
Archéologie préhistorique (Néolithique et âge du bronze)
Marc Vander Linden (Bournemouth University, Bournemouth)

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