Stéphane DUCROCQ

CNRS senior researcher

Main research question

My fields of interest mainly focus on the origin and evolutionary history of Anthracotheriidae and basal artiodactyls from the Old World.

Topics of study

Depuis quelques années je collabore également avec Jean-Jacques Jaeger et Olivier Chavasseau en étudiant le matériel paléogène d’artiodactyles de Pondaung (Myanmar) et de Na Duong (Vietnam).


In that frame, I co-supervise field excavations in late Oligocene deposits in northern Kenya (Turkana) together with F. Lihoreau (ISEM).

Other responsibilities

  • Membre de la commission de spécialistes Section 35/36.


Iconic publications

Aung Naing Soe, Chavasseau, O., Chaimanee, Y., Chit Sein, Jaeger, J.-J., Valentin, X. & Ducrocq, S. 2017. New remains of Siamotherium pondaungensis (Cetartiodactyla, Hippopotamoidea) from the Eocene of Pondaung (Myanmar): paleoecologic and phylogenetic implications. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(1): e1270290, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2017.1270290.

Otero, O., Garcia, G., Valentin, X., Lihoreau, F., Manthi, F.K. & Ducrocq, S. 2017. A glimpse at the ectotherms of the earliest fauna from the East African Rift (Lokone, late Oligocene of Kenya). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(2): e1312691, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2017.1312691.

Ducrocq, S., Aung Naing Soe, Chit Sein, Lazzari, V., Chaimanee, Y. & Jaeger, J.-J. 2016. First record of a diacodexeid artiodactyl in the middle Eocene Pondaung Formation (Myanmar). Paläontologische Zeitschrift 90(3): 611-618. DOI: 10.1007/s12542-016-0283-y.

Lihoreau, F., Boisserie, J.-R., Manthi, F.K. & Ducrocq, S. 2015. Hippos stem from the longest sequence of terrestrial cetartiodactyl evolution in Africa. Nature Communications 6: 6264. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7264

Ducrocq, S., Benammi, M., Chavasseau, O., Chaimanee, Y., Suraprasit, K., Phan Dong Pha, Vu Le Phuong, Phung Van Phach & Jaeger, J.-J. 2015. New Anthracotheriidae (Cetartiodactyla, Mammalia) from the Paleogene of northeastern Vietnam : biochronological implications. J. Vert. Paleont. 35:e929139.

Ducrocq, S., Manthi, F.K., Lihoreau, F. 2011. First record of a parapithecid primate from the Oligocene of Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution 61: 327-331.

Ducrocq, S., Boisserie, J.-R., Tiercelin, J.-J., Delmer, C., Garcia, G., Kyalo, M.F., Leakey, M.G., Marivaux, L., Otero, O., Peigné, S., Tassy, P. & Lihoreau, F. 2010. New Oligocene vertebrate localities from northern Kenya (Turkana Basin). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(1): 293-299.



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