project

DEADENDER

Decline of artiodactyls endemic to Europe
French National Research Agency (ANR)
  • Funder: French National Research Agency (ANR)Project code: ANR-18-CE02-0003
  • Funder Contribution: 178,308 EUR
Description
Understanding biological extinction is a central topic in evolutionary biology and paleontology. After the mass extinction of non-avian dinosaurs, the Eocene-Oligocene transition (ca. 33.9–33.5 Ma) is considered as a key step in Cenozoic climate evolution and it coincides with one of the main extinction events in Europe during the Cenozoic: the Grande Coupure (GC). Most of the species documented in Europe after the GC had no close relatives in the preceding fauna. Indeed, mammals had evolved independently in island Europe during the Eocene, after the North Atlantic split from North America ca. 53 Mya. The overarching goal of DEADENDER is to dissect the process o...
Description
Understanding biological extinction is a central topic in evolutionary biology and paleontology. After the mass extinction of non-avian dinosaurs, the Eocene-Oligocene transition (ca. 33.9–33.5 Ma) is considered as a key step in Cenozoic climate evolution and it coincides with one of the main extinction events in Europe during the Cenozoic: the Grande Coupure (GC). Most of the species documented in Europe after the GC had no close relatives in the preceding fauna. Indeed, mammals had evolved independently in island Europe during the Eocene, after the North Atlantic split from North America ca. 53 Mya. The overarching goal of DEADENDER is to dissect the process o...
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