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Early Tertiary mammals from North Africa reinforce the molecular Afrotheria clade
New dental and postcranial evidence of Eocene stem hyrax and macroscelidid from North Africa are reported that, for the first time, provides a congruent phylogenetic view with the molecular Afrotheria clade. Expand
A new genus of Macroscelidea (Mammalia) from the Eocene of Algeria: a possible origin for elephant-shrews
The phylogenetic analysis suggests also that the Macroscelidea-Microhyus clade is closely related to the Proboscidea, and provides evidence for a macroscelid-tethytherian relationship. Expand
The oldest African bat from the early Eocene of El Kohol (Algeria)
These fossils represent the oldest occurrence of Chiroptera in Africa, thus extending back the record of the group to the middle early Eocene (Ypresian) on that continent. Expand
Afrotherian mammals: a review of current data
Molecular data suggest an African origin for Afrotheria and a long period of endemism on that continent, and paleontological data argue for the broad distribution of afrotherians during the Tertiary and do not exclude their Laurasian origin. Expand
Zegdoumyidae (Rodentia, Mammalia), stem anomaluroid rodents from the Early to Middle Eocene of Algeria (Gour Lazib, Western Sahara): new dental evidence
The Palaeogene fossil record of rodents in Africa is very poor compared to that of North America or Eurasia. Despite this, Africa has long appeared to be a centre of adaptive radiation for twoExpand
Cranial Remain from Tunisia Provides New Clues for the Origin and Evolution of Sirenia (Mammalia, Afrotheria) in Africa
X-ray microtomography is used to investigate a newly discovered sirenian petrosal from the Eocene of Tunisia, which represents the oldest occurrence of sirenians in Africa and supports their African origin. Expand
A Phororhacoid bird from the Eocene of Africa
Two hypotheses are proposed to account for the presence of a phororhacoid bird in Africa, either an early dispersal of small members of this group, which were still able of a limited flight, or a transoceanic migration of flightless birds from South America to Africa during the Paleocene or earliest Eocene. Expand
A new mammalian fauna from the earliest Eocene (Ilerdian) of the Corbières (Southern France): palaeobiogeographical implications
A new mammal fauna from the earliest Eocene of Le Clot (Corbières, Southern France) is described. Some taxa identified there, such as Corbarimys hottingeri and Paschatherium plaziati, allow aExpand
A Middle–Late Eocene vertebrate fauna (marine fish and mammals) from southwestern Morocco; preliminary report: age and palaeobiogeographical implications
Abstract Recent field work in the southern Moroccan Sahara (‘Western Sahara’), south of the city of ad-Dakhla, has led to the discovery of several new fossiliferous sites with fossil vertebrates inExpand
Chronology of the Eocene continental deposits of Africa: Magnetostratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the El Kohol and Glib Zegdou Formations, Algeria
Despite numerous discoveries that have considerably enriched the African-Arabian Tertiary fossil record over the last decades, our knowledge of the evolutionary history of many continental AfricanExpand