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Révision de la Grande Coupure européenne: analyse comparée des dynamiques évolutive et de la diversité entre petits et grands mammifères herbivores

English title Revision of the European "Grande Coupure": Compared analysis of the evolutionary and diversity dynamics between small and large herbivorous mammals
Applicant Becker Damien
Number 162359
Funding scheme Project funding
Research institution Jurassica Museum Service sc. auxiliaire en géosciences Antenne universitaire de l'univ. de Fribourg
Institution of higher education University of Fribourg - FR
Main discipline Palaeontology
Start/End 01.06.2016 - 30.11.2020
Approved amount 498'136.00
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Keywords (7)

Eocene; Oligocene; Mammals; Macroevolution; Macroecology; Grande Coupure; Palaeontology

Lay Summary (French)

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Révision de la Grande Coupure européenne: analyse comparée des dynamiques évolutives et de la diversité entre petits et grands mammifères herbivores
Lay summary
Juste avant la limite entre l'Éocène et Oligocène, il y a près de 34 millions d’années, le détroit de Turgaï qui séparait l’Europe de l’Asie va subitement s’assécher, entraînant la création de nouveaux ponts terrestres. Ce phénomène est du à une baisse générale du niveau des océans et de la température, une forte accentuation du contraste saisonnier ainsi que l’apparition d’une calotte glaciaire au pôle sud. L'histoire des mammifères terrestres connait alors un bouleversement drastique à l'échelle de l'Eurasie connu sous le nom de Grande Coupure. Ce bio-évènement est particulièrement bien documenté en Europe de l'Ouest. Cependant, à la lumière de récentes découvertes, la chronologie des invasions de mammifères est remise en question, certains groupes apparaissant dès la fin de l'Eocène déjà en Europe de l'Est. Ce projet vise à réétudier la Grande Coupure à l'échelle de l'Europe en précisant son cadre chronologique et son impact sur l'histoire évolutive et la biodiversité des mammifères.
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Publications

Publication
A new glirid-like cricetid from the lower Oligocene of southern China
Lu Xiao-Yu, Ni Xijun, Maridet Olivier (2021), A new glirid-like cricetid from the lower Oligocene of southern China, in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, e1917587-e1917587.
New species, revision, and phylogeny of Ronzotherium Aymard, 1854 (Perissodactyla, Rhinocerotidae)
Tissier Jérémy, Antoine Pierre-Olivier, Becker Damien (2021), New species, revision, and phylogeny of Ronzotherium Aymard, 1854 (Perissodactyla, Rhinocerotidae), in European Journal of Taxonomy, 753, 1-80.
The record of Deinotheriidae from the Miocene of the Swiss Jura (Jura Canton, Switzerland)
GagliardiFanny, MaridetOlivier, BeckerDamien (2021), The record of Deinotheriidae from the Miocene of the Swiss Jura (Jura Canton, Switzerland), in PCI-Paleo, 1-28.
New data on early Oligocene dormice (Rodentia, Gliridae) from southern Europe: phylogeny and diversification of the family
Lu Xiaoyu, Costeur Loïc, Hugueney Marguerite, Maridet Olivier (2021), New data on early Oligocene dormice (Rodentia, Gliridae) from southern Europe: phylogeny and diversification of the family, in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 19(3), 169-189.
Neue Erkenntnisse über die NashornFunde von Rickenbach (SO) (Oberes Oligozän, Kanton Solothurn, Schweiz) aus der Sammlung des Naturmuseums Olten
TissierJ., Geiger-SchützP., FlückigerP.F., BeckerD (2021), Neue Erkenntnisse über die NashornFunde von Rickenbach (SO) (Oberes Oligozän, Kanton Solothurn, Schweiz) aus der Sammlung des Naturmuseums Olten, in Naturforschende Gesellschaft des Kantons Solothurn, 44, 26-51.
The Eomyidae in Asia: Biogeography, diversity and dispersals
Kimura Yuri, Casanovas-Vilar Isaac, Maridet Olivier, Kalthoff Daniela C., Mörs Thomas, Tomida Yukimitsu (2020), The Eomyidae in Asia: Biogeography, diversity and dispersals, in Fossil Imprint, 76(1), 181-200.
3D models related to the publication: New material of Epiaceratherium and a new species of Mesaceratherium clear up the phylogeny of the early Rhinocerotidae (Perissodactyla)
Tissier Jérémy, Antoine Pierre-Olivier, Becker Damien (2020), 3D models related to the publication: New material of Epiaceratherium and a new species of Mesaceratherium clear up the phylogeny of the early Rhinocerotidae (Perissodactyla), in MorphoMuseuM, 6(3), e116-e116.
New material of Epiaceratherium and a new species of Mesaceratherium clear up the phylogeny of early Rhinocerotidae (Perissodactyla)
Tissier Jérémy, Antoine Pierre-Olivier, Becker Damien (2020), New material of Epiaceratherium and a new species of Mesaceratherium clear up the phylogeny of early Rhinocerotidae (Perissodactyla), in Royal Society Open Science, 7(7), 200633-200633.
Anchitheriinae (Perissodactyla, Equidae) from the early middle Miocene locality Gračanica (Bugojno Basin, Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Becker Damien, Tissier Jérémy, Vasilyan Davit, Göhlich Ursula B. (2020), Anchitheriinae (Perissodactyla, Equidae) from the early middle Miocene locality Gračanica (Bugojno Basin, Bosnia-Herzegovina), in Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 100(2), 373-393.
New data on the Miocene dormouse Simplomys García-Paredes, 2009 from the peri-alpin basins of Switzerland and Germany: palaeodiversity of a rare genus in Central Europe
Prieto Jérôme, Lu Xiao-Yu, Maridet Olivier, Becker Damien, Pirkenseer Claudius, Rauber Gaëtan, Peláez-Campomanes Pablo (2019), New data on the Miocene dormouse Simplomys García-Paredes, 2009 from the peri-alpin basins of Switzerland and Germany: palaeodiversity of a rare genus in Central Europe, in Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 99(3), 527-543.
Early Agenian rhinocerotids from Wischberg (Canton Bern, Switzerland) and clarification of the systematics of the genus Diaceratherium
Jame Claire, Tissier Jérémy, Maridet Olivier, Becker Damien (2019), Early Agenian rhinocerotids from Wischberg (Canton Bern, Switzerland) and clarification of the systematics of the genus Diaceratherium, in PeerJ, 7, e7517-e7517.
3D model related to the publication: New data on the Miocene dormouse Simplomys Garcia-Paredes, 2009 from the peri-alpin basins of Switzerland and Germany: palaeodiversity of a rare genus in Central Europe
Lu Xiaoyu, Maridet Olivier, Jérôme Priéto (2019), 3D model related to the publication: New data on the Miocene dormouse Simplomys Garcia-Paredes, 2009 from the peri-alpin basins of Switzerland and Germany: palaeodiversity of a rare genus in Central Europe, in MorphoMuseuM, 5(2), e83-e83.
Aubenas-les-Alpes (S-E France). Part III – Last and final part of the mammalian assemblage with some comments on the palaeoenvironment and palaeobiogeography
Maridet Olivier, Hugueney Marguerite, Costeur Loïc (2019), Aubenas-les-Alpes (S-E France). Part III – Last and final part of the mammalian assemblage with some comments on the palaeoenvironment and palaeobiogeography, in Annales de Paléontologie, 105(2), 139-153.
3D surface scan of the type specimen of Molassitherium delemontense Becker and Antoine, 2013: use of a 3D model for research and conservation issues
Maridet Olivier, Rauber Gaëtan, Rochat Martine, Roch Renaud, Tissier Jérémy, Anquetin Jérémy, Becker Damien (2019), 3D surface scan of the type specimen of Molassitherium delemontense Becker and Antoine, 2013: use of a 3D model for research and conservation issues, in MorphoMuseuM, 5(2), e82-e82.
Le gisement oligocène de Murs, une histoire centenaire culminant sur des fouilles prometteuses
Costeur Loïc, Maridet Olivier, Lapauze Océane, Mennecart Bastien, Lu Xiaoyu, Roch Renaud, Tissier Jérémy, Vasilyan Davit, Balme Christine, Legal Stéphane (2019), Le gisement oligocène de Murs, une histoire centenaire culminant sur des fouilles prometteuses, in Courrier scientifique du Parc naturel régional du Luberon et de la Réserve de biosphère Luberon-Lure, 15, 58-69.
New rhinocerotid remains in the latest Oligocene‒Early Miocene of the Swiss Molasse Basin
BeckerDamien, AntoinePierre-Olivier, MennecartBastien, TissierJérémy (2018), New rhinocerotid remains in the latest Oligocene‒Early Miocene of the Swiss Molasse Basin, in Revue de Paléobiologie, 37(2), 395-408.
The Early Miocene teleoceratine Prosantorhinus aff. douvillei (Mammalia, Perissodactyla, Rhinocerotidae) from Béon 2, Southwestern France
Antoine Pierre-Olivier, Becker Damien, Laurent Yves, Duranthon Françis (2018), The Early Miocene teleoceratine Prosantorhinus aff. douvillei (Mammalia, Perissodactyla, Rhinocerotidae) from Béon 2, Southwestern France, in Revue de Paléobiologie, 37(2), 367-377.
To split or not to split Anthracotherium? A phylogeny of Anthracotheriinae (Cetartiodactyla: Hippopotamoidea) and its palaeobiogeographical implications
Scherler Laureline, Lihoreau Fabrice, Becker Damien (2018), To split or not to split Anthracotherium? A phylogeny of Anthracotheriinae (Cetartiodactyla: Hippopotamoidea) and its palaeobiogeographical implications, in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 185(2), 487-510.
New data on Amynodontidae (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from Eastern Europe: Phylogenetic and palaeobiogeographic implications around the Eocene-Oligocene transition
Tissier Jérémy, Becker Damien, Codrea Vlad, Costeur Loïc, Fărcaş Cristina, Solomon Alexandru, Venczel Marton, Maridet Olivier (2018), New data on Amynodontidae (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from Eastern Europe: Phylogenetic and palaeobiogeographic implications around the Eocene-Oligocene transition, in PLOS ONE, 13(4), e0193774-e0193774.
3D models related to the publication: New data on Amynodontidae (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from the Eocene of Eastern Europe: phylogenetic and palaeobiogeographic implications
Tissier Jérémy, Becker Damien, Codrea Vlad, Costeur Loïc, Fărcaş Cristina, Solomon Alexandru, Venczel Marton, Maridet Olivier (2018), 3D models related to the publication: New data on Amynodontidae (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from the Eocene of Eastern Europe: phylogenetic and palaeobiogeographic implications, in MorphoMuseuM, 3(4), e5-e5.
A new primate assemblage from La Verrerie de Roches (Middle Eocene, Switzerland)
Minwer-Barakat Raef, Marigó Judit, Becker Damien, Costeur Loïc (2017), A new primate assemblage from La Verrerie de Roches (Middle Eocene, Switzerland), in Journal of Human Evolution, 113, 137-154.

Datasets

M3#384_MJSN POI007–245 - Skull of Molassitherium delemontense Becker and Antoine, 2013 (in Becker et al. 2013): holotype

Author Maridet, Olivier; Rauber, Gaëtan; Rochat, Martine; Roch, Renaud; Tissier, Jérémy; Anquetin, Jérémy; Becker, Damien
Publication date 19.02.2019
Persistent Identifier (PID) 10.18563/m3.sf.384
Repository morphomuseum


M3#385_MJSN-GLM017-0001 - the left maxilla with four teeth ( DP4, P4, M1 and M2)

Author Lu, Xiaoyu; Maridet, Olivier; Jérôme, Priéto
Publication date 13.05.2019
Persistent Identifier (PID) 10.18563/m3.sf.385
Repository morphomuseum


M3#297_UBB MPS 15797 - Incomplete skull with left M3

Author Tissier, Jérémy; Becker, Damien; Codrea, Vlad; Costeur, Loïc; Fărcaş, Cristina; Solomon, Alexandru; Venczel, Marton; Maridet, Olivier
Publication date 12.03.2018
Persistent Identifier (PID) 10.18563/m3.sf.297
Repository morphomuseum


M3#298_UBB MPS 15795 - Mandible with complete molar and premolar rows, lacking symphysis.

Author Tissier, Jérémy; Becker, Damien; Codrea, Vlad; Costeur, Loïc; Fărcaş, Cristina; Solomon, Alexandru; Venczel, Marton; Maridet, Olivier
Publication date 12.03.2018
Persistent Identifier (PID) 10.18563/m3.sf.298
Repository morphomuseum


M3#299_UBB MPS V545 - Maxillary fragment with M1-3.

Author Tissier, Jérémy; Becker, Damien; Codrea, Vlad; Costeur, Loïc; Fărcaş, Cristina; Solomon, Alexandru; Venczel, Marton; Maridet, Olivier
Publication date 12.03.2018
Persistent Identifier (PID) 10.18563/m3.sf.299
Repository morphomuseum


M3#300_UBB MPS V546 - Unworn m1/2 on mandible fragment

Author Tissier, Jérémy; Becker, Damien; Codrea, Vlad; Costeur, Loïc; Fărcaş, Cristina; Solomon, Alexandru; Venczel, Marton; Maridet, Olivier
Publication date 12.03.2018
Persistent Identifier (PID) 10.18563/m3.sf.300
Repository morphomuseum


M3#534_NMB.O.B.928 - 3D surface model of the mandible NMB.O.B.928 of Epiaceratherium magnum, with texture file.

Author Tissier, Jérémy; Antoine, Pierre-Olivier; Becker, Damien
Publication date 01.07.2020
Persistent Identifier (PID) 10.18563/m3.sf.534
Repository MorphoMuseuM


M3#535_NMB.O.B.928 + MJSN POI007–245 + NMB.I.O.43 Archetypal reconstruction of the skull of Epiaceratherium

Author Tissier, Jérémy; Antoine, Pierre-Olivier; Becker, Damien
Publication date 01.07.2020
Persistent Identifier (PID) 10.18563/m3.sf.535
Repository MorphoMuseuM
Abstract
Archetypal reconstruction of the skull of Epiaceratherium, generated by 3D virtual association of the cranium of E. delemontense (MJSN POI007-245, in blue), mandible of E. magnum (NMB.O.B.928, green) and snout of E. bolcense (NMB.I.O.43, in orange).

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
University of Montpellier France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Toulouse France (Europe)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Parc naturel régional du Luberon France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales Spain (Europe)
- Publication
Babes-Bolyai University Romania (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences China (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Section of Palaeontology A16 (Cultural state office of the Jura Canton) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
University Lyon I France (Europe)
- Publication

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting Poster Cranio-dental anatomy and phylogenetic analysis of Amynodontidae (Perissodactyla, Rhinocerotoidea) 06.11.2020 Zurich, Switzerland Tissier Jérémy; Becker Damien;
18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting Talk given at a conference Oligocene rhinoceroses from Switzerland untangle the phylogeny of the early Rhinocerotidae 06.11.2020 Zurich, Switzerland Becker Damien; Tissier Jérémy;
17th Annual Meeting of the Association of European Vertebrate Palaeontologists Talk given at a conference Reinvestigation of Glirulus aff. lissiensis, a gliding rodent from the Late Miocene of Saint-Bauzile (Ardèche, France) 02.07.2019 Brussel, Belgium Costeur Loïc; Maridet Olivier; Lu Xiaoyu;
Congress of the French Palaeontological Association 2019 Talk given at a conference 100 ans de fouilles à Murs (Oligocène inférieur, Luberon): bienvenue au XXIe siècle 16.04.2019 Aix-en-Provence , France Maridet Olivier; Tissier Jérémy; Costeur Loïc; Lu Xiaoyu;
16th Swiss Geoscience Meeting Talk given at a conference The locality of Murs (Southeastern France): Rediscovery of a forgotten Early Oligocene fauna 30.11.2018 Bern, Switzerland Lu Xiaoyu; Tissier Jérémy; Maridet Olivier; Costeur Loïc;
5th International Palaeontological Congress Talk given at a conference Evolution and diversification of Dormice: first phylogenetic analysis 09.07.2018 Paris, France Lu Xiaoyu; Maridet Olivier; Becker Damien; Costeur Loïc;
16th Annual Meeting of the Association of European Vertebrate Palaeontologists Talk given at a conference Rediscovery of the locality of Murs (Oligocene, Southeastern France): first results of the new excavations 26.06.2018 Caparica, Portugal Maridet Olivier; Costeur Loïc; Tissier Jérémy; Lu Xiaoyu;
15th Annual Meeting of the Association of European Vertebrate Palaeontologists Poster New Morphological Study On Gliridae Using Enamel Thickness And Enamel Dentine Junction 01.08.2017 Munich, Germany Maridet Olivier; Lu Xiaoyu;
15th Annual Meeting of the Association of European Vertebrate Palaeontologists Talk given at a conference New Amynodontidae (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) From the Eocene-Oligocene of Romania 01.08.2017 Munich, Germany Maridet Olivier; Costeur Loïc; Tissier Jérémy; Becker Damien;
14th Swiss Geoscience Meeting Talk given at a conference New material of amynodontids (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from of Romania 18.11.2016 Geneva, Switzerland Becker Damien; Costeur Loïc; Maridet Olivier; Tissier Jérémy;


Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Cours sur la Grande Coupure Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 18.11.2020 Université de Florence, Italy Becker Damien; Tissier Jérémy; Maridet Olivier;


Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media ça fait un bail que le loir roupille La Liberté Western Switzerland 2021
Media relations: print media, online media Jurassica à Porrentruy: L’hibernation serait bien plus ancienne que ce que l’on pensait, selon des r Le Quotidien Jurassien Western Switzerland 2021
Media relations: print media, online media L’hibernation beaucoup plus vieille qu’on le pensait, selon une étude jurassienne Arc Info Western Switzerland 2021
Media relations: print media, online media Les loirs hibernaient déjà il y a 34 millions d’années La Liberté Western Switzerland 2021
Media relations: print media, online media L'hibernation plus ancienne que supposé Rhône FM Western Switzerland 2021
Media relations: print media, online media Rodents may have hibernated 34 million years ago to survive, says study olhardigital.com.br International 2021
Media relations: print media, online media Seit 34 Millionen Jahre verschlafen Siebenschläfer den Winter Volksblatt International 2021
Media relations: print media, online media Seit 34 Millionen Jahren verschlafen Siebenschläfer den Winter Wiener Zeitung International 2021
Media relations: print media, online media Siebenschläfer haben schon mindestens 34 Millionen Winter verschlafen Der Standard International 2021
Media relations: print media, online media The dormouse may have been dormant as early as 34 million years ago Florida news times International 2021
Media relations: print media, online media Winterschlaf half Nagern durch die Eiszeit Spektrum International 2021
Talks/events/exhibitions Conférence tout public: "Evolution des rhinoceros Européen" Western Switzerland 2020
Media relations: print media, online media Le premier d'une longue série? Journal L'Ajoie Western Switzerland 2020
Media relations: print media, online media Un premier docteur formé à Porrentruy Le Quotidien Jurassien Western Switzerland 2020

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
115995 Les paléoécosystèmes terrestres à grands mammifères de l'Oligocène inférieur au Miocène inférieur: biodiversité, biogéochimie et évènements biotiques/abiotiques 01.11.2007 Project funding

Abstract

The Eocene-Oligocene history of terrestrial mammals in Europe was marked by a drastic faunal interchange, named the "Grande Coupure" event. This event is characterized by one of the largest turnovers of mammal faunas, including many true extinctions and dispersal-generated originations. It marks a sudden change from the endemic European faunas to ones with major components of Asian origin. The "Grande Coupure" roughly coevals the early Oligocene ‘Oi-1 Glaciation’ event (ca. 34 Ma). However a debate exists concerning the timing of taxa invasions in Europe, that could be either synchronous or not. As a matter of fact, if the "Grande Coupure" is well documented in Western Europe, almost nothing is known from the central and eastern part of the continent. Recent discoveries however prove that some so called post-"Grande Coupure" taxa occur in the Late Eocene of Eastern Europe. These problems essentially emphasize that the process of renewal of the communities of terrestrial vertebrate at the Eurasian scale is not clear. The present project proposes to address this question from a macroecological and macroevolutive point of view, including the fossil record of Western and Eastern Europe and focusing on the evolution of small and large herbivorous mammals. Abundant fossil material yielded from Swiss localities is hosted in the collections of the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel and the Palaeontology A16 (Porrentruy) and has never been studied whereas it can provide crucial clues to understand the adaptation of herbivorous mammal to this major Eocene-Oligocene transition. This material will serve as a basis to perform cladistic analyses, teeth functional analyses (using 3D modeling of their inner structures) and palaeoecological analyses. Furthermore, field surveys in Switzerland, France and Romania will complete our knowledge of the Eocene-Oligocene European fossil record.
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