Research Engineer CNRS

Main mission

I ensure the implementation and the proper functioning of our palaeomagnetic lab. I process research requests from researchers in our unit as well as other researchers from third-party institutions (in form of collaborations).


I assure the technical and financial feasibility, the implementation of the experimental protocol, the realization of the field sampling, the laboratory analysis and the results interpretation.

I make many field works abroad as a geologist paleontologist and paleomagnetist (Morocco, Libya, Algeria, Madagascar, Cameroon, Chad, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico and Chile).

Contribution to research

Magnetostratigraphy is a tool for dating and temporal correlation between sites. Its plays a central role in the research carried out within our team. I am also a paleontologist specialist in Cenozoic rodents.

Other responsibilities

Since 2012, I pilot an international cooperation project with the Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra (Guercif and Ait Kandoula Basin, Morocco) as part of the study of continental Neogene formations. I also piloting another project since 2013 in Dakhla region Western Sahara.


Iconic publications

Laurent Marivaux, Myriam Boivin, Mohamed Benammi, Sylvain Adnet, Rodolphe Tabuce, and Mouloud Benammi (2018). Incisor enamel microstructure of hystricognathous and anomaluroid rodents from the earliest Oligocene of Dakhla, Atlantic Sahara (Morocco). Journal of Mammalian Evolution. DOI: 10.1007/s10914-017-9426-5.

Bessong Moise, Hell Joseph Victor, Susanne Feist Burkhardt, Elias Samankassou, Mouloud Benammi, Nolla Junior Désiré, Mbesse Cecile Olive, Thierry Adatte, Rossana Martini, Michel Brunet. 2017. First palynostratigraphical evidence for a Late Eocene to Early Miocene age of the volcano-sedimentary series of Dschang, western part of Cameroon and its implications for the interpretation of palaeoenvironment. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology,

El Kati, I., Benammi, M., Tabyaoui, H., Benammi, M., 2017. Magnetostratigraphy of Neogene series of the Guercif Basin (Morocco). Magnetostratigraphy of Neogene series of the Guercif Basin (Morocco) Revista de la Sociedad Geológica de España, 30(2), 37-50.

Benammi Mouloud, Adnet Sylvain, Marivaux Laurent, Yans Johan, Noiret Corentin, Tabuce Rodolphe, Surault Jerome, El Kati Imad, Enault Sebastien, Baidder Lahssen, Saddiqi Omar, Benammi Mohamed (sous press): Geology, biostratigraphy and carbon isotope chemostratigraphy of the Paleogene fossil-bearing Dakhla sections, Southwestern Moroccan Sahara. Geological Magazine. DOI: 10.1017/S0016756817000851.

Laurent Marivaux, Sylvain Adnet, Mohamed Benammi, Rodolphe Tabuce, John Yans, and Mouloud Benammi (sous press). Earliest Oligocene hystricognathous rodents from the Atlantic margin of Northwestern Saharan Africa (Dakhla, Morocco): systematic, paleobiogeographical and paleoenvironmental implications. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI:10.1080/02724634.2017.1357567.

Benammi M., Hell J.V., Bessong M., Nolla D., Solé J. and Brunet M. (2017). Preliminary Magnetostratigraphic and Isotopic Dating of the Ngwa Formation (Dschang Western Cameroon). J Geol Geophys 2017, 6:2. doi: 10.4172/2381-8719.1000282.

Laurent Marivaux, Sylvain Adnet, Mohamed Benammi, Rodolphe Tabuce and Mouloud Benammi (2017). Anomaluroid rodents from the earliest Oligocene of Dakhla, Morocco, reveal the long-lived and morphologically conservative pattern of the Anomaluridae and Nonanomaluridae during the Tertiary in Africa. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 2016.

Samir Zouhri, Mouloud Benammi, Denis Geraads et Siham El Boughabi (2017). Neogene mammal localities of Morocco: Faunas, biochronology and paleobiogeography. In : Samir Zouhri (Ed.). Vertebrate paleontology of Morocco: The state of knowledge. Mémoires de la Société Géologique de France n.s., 2017, Tome 180, 527-588.

Ascanio D. Rincón , Nicholas J. Czaplewski , Marisol Montellano-Ballesteros , and Mouloud Benammi (2016): New species of Postcopemys (Cricetidae: Rodentia) from the early Pliocene of Lago de Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. The Southwestern Naturalist 61(2): 108–118.

Cincotta A, Yans J, Godefroit P, Garcia G, Dejax J, Benammi M, et al. (2015) Integrated Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction and Taphonomy of a Unique Upper Cretaceous Vertebrate-Bearing Locality (Velaux, Southeastern France). PLoS ONE 10(8): e0134231. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134231.



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