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Laureline Scherler

Post-Doctorant(e) Team Paleontology
Phone +33 4 67 14 32 54
Localization Bâtiment 22, RDC
Mots clés palaeomammalogy Anthracotheriidae phylogeny Palaeogene Europe

After having studied palaeomammalogy on tapirs, anthracotheres and suids from the Swiss Molasse Basin during my PhD thesis (University of Fribourg, Switzerland), I’m devoted here to the phylogeny of anthracotheres, and particularly of the genus Anthracotherium. With a start with European specimens, I will try to identify their relationship with Asian and North-American congeners, in order to better understand this diversified family. This study works closely in the undergrounds of Natural History Museums, and hopefully will lead to valorisation of some collections.

1. Scherler, L., Mennecart, B., Hiard, F., Becker, D. 2013. Evolutionary history of hoofed mammals during the Oligocene-Miocene transition in Western Europe. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, doi 10.1007/s00015-013-0140-x.

2. Savoy, J., Scherler, L., Becker, D. 2012. Variabilité morphologique et biométrique des dents d’Equus germanicus des dolines pléistocènes d’Ajoie (Jura, Suisse). Actes 2012 de la Société jurassienne d’Emulation, 17-36.

3. Mennecart, B., Scherler, L., Hiard, F., Becker, D., Berger, J.-P. 2012. Large mammals from Rickenbach, (Switzerland, Reference locality MP29, Late Oligocene): biostratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental implications. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 131, 161-181.

4. Scherler, L., Becker, D., Berger, J.-P. 2011. Tapiridae (Perissodactyla, Mammalia) of the Swiss Molasse Basin during the Oligocene-Miocene transition. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31, 479-496.

5. De Pietri, V. L., Berger, J.-P., Pirkenseer, C., Scherler, L., Mayr, G. 2010. New skeleton from the early Oligocene of Germany indicates a stem-group position of the Diomedeoididae (Aves, Procellariiformes). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 55, 23-34.