Université de Fribourg

Digital reconstruction of the inner ear of Leptictidium auderiense (Leptictida, Mammalia) and North American leptictids reveals new insight into leptictidan locomotor agility

Ruf, Irina ; Volpato, Virginie ; Rose, Kenneth D. ; Billet, Guillaume ; Muizon, Christian de ; Lehmann, Thomas

In: Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 2016, vol. 90, no. 1, p. 153–171

Leptictida are basal Paleocene to Oligocene eutherians from Europe and North America comprising species with highly specialized postcranial features including elongated hind limbs. Among them, the European Leptictidium was probably a bipedal runner or jumper. Because the semicircular canals of the inner ear are involved in detecting angular acceleration of the head, their morphometry can be...

Bibliothèque cantonale jurassienne

Of whale knuckles and placental trees

Muizon, Christian de

In: Science. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005, vol. 309, p. 559