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.

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 road to nowhere? The non-transitional sequence at El Esquilleu (Cantabria, Spain)

Javier BAENA et al.

277-295, Published on 14 April 2021, art. 20 (16) DOI LSID
This article is a part of the thematic issue Palaeolithic of Northwest Iberia and beyond: multidisciplinary approaches to the analysis of Late Quaternary hunter-gatherer societies edited by Xosé Pedro RODRÍGUEZ-ÁLVAREZ et al.

en Late Paleogene herpetofaunas from the crossroads between two continents – new amphibian and reptile remains from the Oligocene of southern Balkans and Anatolia

Georgios L. GEORGALIS et al.

253-275, Published on 13 April 2021, art. 20 (15) DOI LSID
This article is a part of the thematic issue Palaeobiology and palaeobiogeography of amphibians and reptiles: An homage to Jean-Claude Rage edited by Annelise FOLIE et al.

en The Mousterian loess sequence La Combette (France) and its chronological framework: A re-investigation

Sebastian KREUTZER et al.

225-252, Published on 07 April 2021, art. 20 (14) 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);

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

Hussam Zaher (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

Éric 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)

Roberto Macchiarelli (Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France)

Prehistoric archaeology/
Archéologie préhistorique

Marcel Otte (Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium)

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