Tunisia

Just out | Coniacian-Santonian Planktic Stratigraphy in central Tunisia @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research Coniacian-Santonian Planktic Stratigraphy in central Tunisia Author(s) Sherif Farouk, Mahmoud Faris, Zaineb Elamri Abstract: In this study, we describe a new stratigraphy of three exposed sections in central Tunisia, integrating Coniacian and Santonian planktic foraminifera and calcareous nannoplankton, supported by ammonite and inoceramid bioevents. In the three sections, the Coniacian/Santonian (C/S) boundary lies slightly above the lowest occurrence (LO) of the calcareous nannofossil Lucianorhabdus cayeuxii, which

Just out | New Early Cretaceous shrimp (Decapoda) from the Sidi Aïch Formation of the Northern Chotts Range, southern Tunisia: Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and palaeoenvironmental implications @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research New Early Cretaceous shrimp (Decapoda) from the Sidi Aïch Formation of the Northern Chotts Range, southern Tunisia: Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and palaeoenvironmental implications Author(s) Kamel Boukhalfa, Sergio Sudarsky, Walid Ben Ali, Rodney M. Feldmann, Carrie E. Schweitzer, Mohamed Soussic Abstract: The fossil dendrobranchiate shrimp Macropenaeus was originally described from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) limestones of Hadjoula, northwest Lebanon. A new species, M. sidiaichensis sp. nov., was recovered

Just out | New remains of Chambius kasserinensis from the Eocene of Tunisia and evaluation of proposed affinities for Macroscelidea (Mammalia, Afrotheria) @ Historical Biology

Just out @ Historical Biology Title:  New remains of Chambius kasserinensis from the Eocene of Tunisia and evaluation of proposed affinities for Macroscelidea (Mammalia, Afrotheria) Author(s) Rodolphe Tabuce Abstract: Chambius kasserinensis from the late Early or early Middle Eocene Chambi locality, central Tunisia, is undoubtedly the oldest known macroscelidid and possibly the basalmost representative of the order Macroscelidea. Hence, since its discovery in 1986, Chambius has played a key role in

Just out | Spirobolivina papillosa and Spirobolivina retorta, two new foraminiferal morphospecies from the Bizerte Lagoon (Tunisia) @ Journal of Foraminiferal Research

Just out @ Journal of Foraminiferal Research Title:  Spirobolivina papillosa and Spirobolivina retorta, two new foraminiferal morphospecies from the Bizerte Lagoon (Tunisia)  Author(s) Maria Virgínia Alves Martins, Noureddine Zaaboub, Monia El Bour, Michael A. Kaminski, Fabrizio Frontalini Abstract: Two species, Spirobolivina papillosa n. sp. and Spirobolivina retorta n. sp., are described from the Bizerte Lagoon (Tunisia), a Mediterranean transitional ecosystem. Two additional species, S. curta (Cushman, 1933) and S. minuta McCulloch,

Just out | Specimen-level phylogenetics in paleontology using the Fossilized Birth-Death model with sampled ancestors @ PeerJ

Just out @ PeerJ Title:  Specimen-level phylogenetics in paleontology using the Fossilized Birth-Death model with sampled ancestors Author(s): Andrea Cau Abstract: Bayesian phylogenetic methods integrating simultaneously morphological and stratigraphic information have been applied increasingly among paleontologists. Most of these studies have used Bayesian methods as an alternative to the widely-used parsimony analysis, to infer macroevolutionary patterns and relationships among species-level or higher taxa. Among recently introduced Bayesian methodologies, the Fossilized Birth-Death