Antoine pierre olivier

My research focuses on: 1) Cenozoic stratigraphy, biochronology, and paleogeography in Asia and Western Europe ; 2) the evolution of Recent and fossil mammals (anatomy, systematics, phylogeny, and biochronology) with respect to palaeoenvironmental changes and Cenozoic geodynamics ; 3) the evolution of Cenozoic biodiversity in the Amazon Basin and the Altiplano, with respect to Andean geodynamics.

I teach palaeontology in most of its aspects (morphoanatomy, systematics, phylogeny, paleobiology, biochronology, palaeoenvironments, and taphonomy), both in the field and through practical lessons and lectures. These lectures are mainly aimed to B.Sc. students (life and earth sciences) and M.Sc. students (palaeontology) in the University of Montpellier 2.

Antoine, P.-O., Marivaux, L., Croft, D.A., Billet, G., Ganerød, M., Jaramillo, C., Martin, T., Orliac, M.J., Tejada, J., Duranthon, F., Fanjat, G., Rousse, S. & Salas-Gismondi, R., 2011. Middle Eocene rodents from Peruvian Amazonia reveal the pattern and timing of caviomorph origins and biogeography. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biology, doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.1732

Antoine, P.-O., Downing, K. F., Crochet, J.-Y., Duranthon, F., Flynn, L.J., Marivaux, L., Métais, G., Rajpar, A.R. & Roohi, G., 2010. A revision of Aceratherium blanfordi Lydekker, 1884 (Mammalia: Rhinocerotidae) from the early Miocene of Pakistan: postcranials as a key. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 160, 139-194.

Antoine, P.-O., Karadenizli, L., Saraç, G. & Sen, S., 2008. A giant rhinocerotoid (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from the Late Oligocene of north-central Anatolia (Turkey). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 152: 581-592.

Antoine, P.-O., De Franceschi, D., Flynn, J.J., Nel, A., Baby, P., Benammi, M., Calderón, Y., Espurt, N., Goswami, A. & Salas-Gismondi, R., 2006. Amber from Western Amazonia reveals Neotropical diversity during the middle Miocene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA, 103, 13595-13600.

Antoine, P.-O., 2002. Phylogénie et évolution des Elasmotheriina (Mammalia, Rhinocerotidae). Mémoires du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 188, 359 pp.