Choeropsis liberiensis

Hippopotamus amphibius

Florian MARTIN

PhD Student

Main research question

During my thesis, I study the appendicular skeleton of Afro-European hippopotamoids in order to describe their locomotion and clarify their phylogenetic relationships.

Topics of study

First, I study the only two remaining extant species of this superfamily: the common hippo Hippopotamus amphibius and the Liberian hippo Choeropsis liberiensis.

I also focus on fossil hippopotamines recovered in the Turkana Depression in Kenya and in Ethiopia (in particular from the Plio-Pleistocene Shungura Formation), and from the Djourab Desert in Chad.

Finally, I focus on the stem-group of Hippopotamidae, anthacotheres, from western Europe, Chad, and eastern Africa.

Contact

Iconic publications

Alexandra Houssaye, Florian Martin, Jean‑Renaud Boisserie, Fabrice Lihoreau – Paleoecological Inferences from Long Bone Microanatomical Specializations in Hippopotamoidea (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) – J Mammal Evol (2021) – https://doi.org/10.1007/s10914-021-09536-x

Florian Martin, Chris-Alexander Plastiras, Gildas Merceron , Antoine Souron & Jean-Renaud Boisserie – 2018 – « Dietary niches of terrestrial cercopithecines from the Plio-Pleistocene Shungura Formation, Ethiopia: evidence from Dental Microwear Texture Analysis » – Scientific Reports, vol. 8, Article number: 14052.

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GESTIONNAIRES

Laure PAINAULT
laure.painault@univ-poitiers.fr
Tél. : +33 (0)5 49 45 37 53

Guylaine REYNAUD
guylaine.reynaud@univ-poitiers.fr

Tél. : +33 (0)5 49 45 37 26

Fax : +33.(0)5 49 45 40 17

ADRESSE POSTALE

Université de Poitiers – UFR SFA

PALEVOPRIM UMR CNRS 7262

Bât B35 – TSA 51106

6 rue Michel Brunet

86073 POITIERS Cedex 9