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