In January 2018, Faysal Bibi led an international team in a paleontological survey of the middle Atbara River and Setit River Valleys in eastern Sudan. Previous work had documented the presence of middle to late Pleistocene sites in the region and our team discovered many more new localities and a diverse fauna. This work was … More New Pleistocene fieldwork in Sudan
In April 2017, our team described a new species of fossil hippopotamus from the late Miocene Baynunah Formation in the United Arab Emirates. In a study published in the journal Palaeovertebrata, scientists led by Jean-Renaud Boisserie described the species Archaeopotamus qeshta, a primitive hippo with close relatives previously described from late Miocene to early Pleistocene sites … More A new fossil hippo from Abu Dhabi
Faysal was featured in New York University Abu Dhabi speaking on his longterm field project in the Baynunah Formation.
The year is almost over, and there have been quite a few changes. First and foremost, Gabi successfully defended her dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Sobral! Also, Sebastian won the 2nd place in the student competition at the annual meeting of the Herpetological Association of Africa. Congrats also here! Finally, Christy will be leaving the lab to … More Congrats Gabi, Sebastian, Christy
Many things happened in the last 6 months, and we have to apologize for being slow with the updates. In a nutshell: – Johannes was on a visiting professorship at Ohio University for 2 months in spring, hosted by Don Miles. It was a great time! – Afterwards, Johannes and Christy worked with Don, Barry … More Updates…
Our team has just announced the discovery of a cheek tooth of a fossil monkey from the Al Gharbia region of Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates. This research is published today in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The fossil monkey tooth just moments after discovery. Shuwaihat, 2nd January 2009 (photo: Brian … More A Fossil Guenon Monkey from the United Arab Emirates
Johannes spent much of January in sunny Sudan for paleo field work. Here’s a pic of the crew.
Johannes’ talk that he gave at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales in Madrid in November 2013 is now online. You can watch it here.
Faysal Bibi joined the lab for the coming years. Welcome to Berlin!
Former labmate Linda Tsuji published her work on the pareiasaur Deltavjatia, which she carried out in Berlin as part of her Ph.D., and got the cover. Congratulations!