• Publications
  • Influence
Biogeographic responses to geodynamics: A key study all around the Oligo–Miocene Tethyan Seaway ☆
This synthesis tries to document the practical problem of recognising biogeographic patterns despite the heterochronous developments in different systematic groups, which are often obscured by a stratigraphically incomplete and geographically patchy fossil record. Expand
The oldest fossil record of the extant penguin genus Spheniscus--a new species from the Miocene of Peru
This study contains morphological comparisons with Tertiary penguins of South America and with most of the extant penguin species. Expand
Species inflation and taxonomic artefacts—A critical comment on recent trends in mammalian classification
This work highlights several cases of splitting and argues that much of this taxonomic inflation is artificial due to shortcomings of the phylogenetic species concept and unjustified reliance on insufficient morphological and/or genetic data. Expand
A new carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen archipelago
A cladistic analysis indicates that the new theropod dinosaur described from the Late Jurassic period of Schamhaupten in southern Germany is closer to maniraptorans than to tyrannosauroids, grouping it with taxa often considered to be compsognathids. Expand
The Proboscidea (Mammalia) from the Miocene of Sandelzhausen (southern Germany)
Presented here is the complete proboscidean assemblage from the vertebrate locality of Sandelzhausen (southern Germany), dated to the Early/Middle Miocene boundary, early middle MN5. The material isExpand
The systematic position of the Late Jurassic alleged dinosaur Macelognathus (Crocodylomorpha: Sphenosuchia)
Macelognathus vagans was described by O.C. Marsh in 1884, based on a mandibular symphysis from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Wyoming. Often considered a dinosaur but later tentativelyExpand
The fossil lagerstätte Sandelzhausen (Miocene; southern Germany): history of investigation, geology, fauna, and age
The Miocene fossil lagerstatte Sandelzhausen in southern Germany ranks among the most important Neogene fossil terrestrial localities in Europe, due to its exceptional record of both macroandExpand
A synopsis of the pre-human avifauna of the Mascarene Islands
The isolated Mascarene Islands of Mauritius, Réunion and Rodrigues are situated in the southwestern Indian Ocean. All are volcanic in origin and have never been connected to each other or any otherExpand
A partial skeleton of Prodeinotherium bavaricum (Proboscidea, Mammalia) from the Middle Miocene of Unterzolling (Upper Freshwater Molasse, Germany)
Abstract Here, a partial skeleton of Prodeinotherium bavaricum from Unterzolling (Southern Germany) is documented. The following elements are preserved and described for the first time: cervicalExpand