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Cavin L, Buffetaut E, Dutour Y, Garcia G, Le Loeuff J, Méchin A, Patrick Méchin, Haiyan Tong, Thierry Tortosa, Eric Turini, Xavier Valentin (2020) – The last known freshwater coelacanths: New Late Cretaceous mawsoniid remains (Osteichthyes: Actinistia) from Southern France – PLoS ONE 15(6): e0234183. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234183

Fabien Knoll, Stephan Lautenschlager, Xavier Valentin, Verónica Díez Díaz, Xabier Pereda Suberbiola and Géraldine Garcia (2019) – First palaeoneurological study of a sauropod dinosaur from France and its phylogenetic significance – PeerJ 7:e7991 DOI 10.7717/peerj.7991.

France Polette, Alexis Licht, Aude Cincotta, David J.Batten†, Pauline Depuydt, Didier Néraudeau, Géraldine Garcia, Xavier Valentin – Palynological assemblage from the lower Cenomanian plant-bearing Lagerstätte of Jaunay-Clan-Ormeau-Saint-Denis (Vienne, western France): Stratigraphic and paleoenvironmental implications – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology Volume 271, December 2019, 104102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2019.104102

A. Boura, G. Saulnier, D. De Franceschi, B. Gomez, V. Daviero-Gomez, D. Pons, G. Garcia, N. Robin, J-M. Boiteau, and X. Valentin (2019) – An early record of a vesselless angiosperm from the middle Cenomanian of the Envigne valley (Vienne, Western France) – IAWA Journal 00 (0), 2019: 2–21.

Bernard Gomez, Véronique Daviero-Gomez, Géraldine Garcia, Laurent Caner, Anaïs Boura, Abel Barral, Patrice Cantinolle and Xavier Valentin – Silicified plant megafossils from the upper Turonian of Vienne, western France – Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Volume 108, Issue 4 (Agora Paleobotanica), February 2019 , pp. 449-457.

Vullo R, Garcia G, Godefroit P, Cincotta A, Valentin X. (2018) – Mistralazhdarcho maggii, gen. et sp. nov., a new azhdarchid pterosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of southeastern France. J Vert Paleontol 38: doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2018.1502670.

Verónica Díez Díaz, Géraldine Garcia, Xabier Pereda-Suberbiola, Benjamin Jentgen-Ceschino, Koen Stein, Pascal Godefroit, Xavier Valentin – « The titanosaurian dinosaur Atsinganosaurus velauciensis (Sauropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of southern France: New material, phylogenetic affinities, and palaeobiogeographical implications » – Cretaceous Research 91 (2018) 429e456.

Robin N., Velasquez M., Boura A., Garcia G., Jauvion C., Boiteau JM., Gomez B., Daviero-Gomez V. & Valentin X. (2018). Oldest shipworms (Bivalvia, Pholadoidea, Teredinidae) preserved with soft-parts: enlighten the morphological evolution of Pholadoidea and explain their fossil. Paleontology Doi.org/10.1111/pala .13376

Godefroit P., Garcia G., Gomez B., Stein K., Cincotta A., Lefevre U. & Valentin X. (2017). Extreme tooth enlargement in a new Late Cretaceous rhabdodontid dinosaur from Southern France. Scientific reports, 7, 13098 DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-13160-2.

Valentin X., Godefroit P., Tabuce R. &. Garcia G. (2017). Vitrolles La Plaine (Maastrichtien supérieur, Bouches du Rhône): un autre site remarquable proche de la limite K/T, au carrefour des mammifères et des derniers dinosaures de Provence. Fossiles, revue française de paléontologie 29, 21-24.

Valentin X & Garcia G. (2017). De Scorbé-Clairvaux à Poitiers en passant par Jaunay-Clan (Vienne): une diversité méconnue [50] p 177-181. Archéologie à grande vitesse, 50 sites fouillés entre Tours et Bordeaux Musée d’Aquitaine. Ed ERRANCE.

Valentin X., Ferchaud P., Lafaurie & Garcia G. (2015). Jaunay-Clan (Vienne): un nouveau Lagerstätte du Cénomanien inférieur de la LGV SEA. Fossiles, revue française de paléontologie 21, 48-52.

Valentin X., Gomez B., Daviero-Gomez V., Charbonnier S., Ferchaud P., Kirejtshuk A. G., Licht A., Néraudeau D., Vullo R. & Garcia G. (2014). Plant-dominated assemblage and invertebrates from the lower Cenomanian of Jaunay-Clan, south-western France. CR Palevol 13, 443-454.

Valentin X., Godefroit P., Tabuce R., Vianey-Liaud M., Wu W. & Garcia G. (2012). First Maastrichtian vertebrate assemblage from Provence (Vitrolles-La-Plaine, France). In: Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems Godefroit, P. (Ed.). Indiana University Press, pp. 583-597.



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