Université de Fribourg

To split or not to split Anthracotherium? A phylogeny of Anthracotheriinae (Cetartiodactyla: Hippopotamoidea) and its palaeobiogeographical implications

Scherler, Laureline ; Lihoreau, Fabrice ; Becker, Damien

In: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2019, vol. 185, no. 2, p. 487–510

Since its first erection almost 200 years ago, palaeontologists have assigned to the genus Anthracotherium many species, some with dubious descriptions. Although it is a key taxon for specifying the invasion of Europe by terrestrial mammals during the well-studied Grande Coupure Event at the beginning of the Oligocene, the genus has never been reviewed before. A recent interest in the...

Haute Ecole Arc Santé

La prévention des escarres de decubitus dans un service de soins intensifs

Scherler, Laureline ; Thiébaud, Florent ; Valley, Joseph ; Guye, Anne-Lise (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute Ecole Arc Santé, 2018.

La question qui a été posée au début de ce Travail de Bachelor était « Quelles sont les pratiques qui préviennent les risques d'escarre dans les soins intensifs ? ». D’après l’ANQ (2017), les unités où les escarres nosocomiales sont les plus fréquentes sont les soins intensifs, avec un taux de prévalence de 11.8%. Les escarres chez les personnes hospitalisées ont plusieurs...

Université de Fribourg

Evolutionary history of hoofed mammals during the Oligocene–Miocene transition in Western Europe

Scherler, Laureline ; Mennecart, Bastien ; Hiard, Florent ; Becker, Damien

In: Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 2013, vol. 106, no. 2, p. 349–369

The biostratigraphy and diversity patterns of terrestrial, hoofed mammals help to understand the transition between the Palaeogene and the Neogene in Western Europe. Three phases are highlighted: (1) the beginning of the Arvernian (Late Oligocene, MP25-27) was characterised by a “stable” faunal composition including the last occurrences of taxa inherited from the Grande Coupure and of newly...

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Large mammals from Rickenbach (Switzerland, reference locality MP29, Late Oligocene): biostratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental implications

Mennecart, Bastien ; Scherler, Laureline ; Hiard, Florent ; Becker, Damien ; Berger, Jean-Pierre

In: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, 2012, vol. 131, no. 1, p. 161-181

Since the first exploitation of the Huppersandstones quarry of Rickenbach (Canton Solothurn, Switzerland) in 1898, many fossils of plants, molluscs, and vertebrates have been discovered. The study of the small mammals brought this locality to international recognition as the type locality for the European mammalian reference level MP29 (latest Oligocene). Our study reviews the terrestrial...

Université de Fribourg

Tapiridae (Perissodactyla, Mammalia) of the Swiss Molasse Basin during the Oligocene-Miocene transition

Scherler, Laureline ; Becker, Damien ; Berger, Jean-Pierre

In: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 2011, vol. 31, no. 2, p. 479—496

The Tapiridae of the Swiss Molasse Basin from the late Oligocene to the early Miocene are reviewed. Fossil remains that have not previously been described are identified, old descriptions and identifications from previous works are reassessed, and specimens from Switzerland and France are compared, specifically Protapirus bavaricus from Ebnat-Kappel (MP28) and Rüfi bei Schänis (MP29),...

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New skeleton from the early Oligocene of Germany indicates a stem-group position of diomedeoidid birds

De Pietri, Vanesa L. ; Berger, Jean-Pierre ; Pirkenseer, Claudius ; Scherler, Laureline ; Mayr, Gerald

In: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 2010, vol. 55, no. 1, p. 23-34

We report a new specimen of the extinct procellariiform species Diomedeoides brodkorbi (Aves, Diomedeoididae) from the early Oligocene (Rupelian) of Rheinweiler in southwestern Germany. The well−preserved partial skeleton allows the recognition and reassessment of new osteological details that bear on the phylogenetic affinities of diomedeoidids. The presence on the coracoid of a deeply...