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Book 1 [2020] : The Cenomanian of the Normandy coast between the Valleuse d'Antifer and the Cap de La Hève, by Bernard HOYEZ, Jérôme GIRARD & Nicolas COTTARD.
Format [PDF 65,191 KB]
Reference: [CG2020_B01]
DOI: 10.2110/carnets.2020.0001

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ISBN13: 978-2-916733-19-7

 Abstract:   The Cenomanian chalk outcrops in the cliffs of the Normandy coast, located between Le Havre and Étretat. This chalk was deposited on a platform W of the Anglo-Paris basin, bordered SW by more coastal deposits, deltaic and detrital (Maine, Sarthe) and N by deeper and more marly deposits (Boulonnais, Kent, Sussex). It is subjected to early diagenesis, expressed by the abundance of flints and hardgrounds. Past stratigraphic studies have focused mainly on the northern part of the cliffs (Saint-Jouin-Bruneval), which is more easily accessible and has become de facto the reference for the Normandy Cenomanian. The present study has focused on a detailed revision of the stratigraphic horizons, trying to follow them along the twenty kilometers where they are outcropping, and placing them in the event frame of north-western Europe. The lower Cenomanian records the strongest lateral variations. The Mantelliceras dixoni Zone is the most condensed in the North (Bruneval), particularly between the Bruneval 1 and 2 hardgrounds. The Cunningtoniceras inerme Zone, previously thought to be incomplete, has been identified by the discovery of Cunningtoniceras. The paleontological section presents the most characteristic fossil groups used for stratigraphic division. Photographic plates show specimens essentially collected by the authors.

Online since November 11, 2020

Book 1 [2019] : JK2018 - International Meeting around the Jurassic-Cretaceous Boundary, by Bruno GRANIER (ed.).
Format [PDF 20,631 KB]
Reference: [CG2019_B01]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/69811

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ISBN13: 978-2-916733-18-0

 Abstract:   To summarize, 74 people from 25 countries (Africa: Algeria, Morocco; Americas: Argentina, Chile, USA; Asia: China, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Thailand, Turkey; Europe: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands (the), Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom), as well as 15 national or international learned societies listed as scientific partners, contributed to this meeting around the JK system boundary hosted by the Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Genève (Switzerland). 176 authors and coauthors gave 59 contributions (6 keynotes, 33 presentations, and 25 posters including 5 to supplement regular oral presentations or keynotes).

Online since February 21, 2019

Book 1 [2018] : Brachiopods sampled during expeditions (1976-2014) in the Bathyal Zone of the French Mediterranean coasts. Redefinition of the boundaries of the phytal system in the marine benthic domain, by Christian C. EMIG.
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Reference: [CG2018_B01]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/69167

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ISBN13 : 978-2-916733-16-6

 Abstract:   The distribution of brachiopods along the French Mediterranean coast, especially in the Bathyal zone, was studied in detail from 1976 to 2014 being one of the main objectives of the RCP-CNRS No 728, that took place during the years 1983 to 1989. The data obtained during these campaigns constitute the main objective of this e-book, which focuses on five brachiopod species Novocrania anomala, Gryphus vitreus, Terebratulina retusa, Megathiris detruncata, Platidia anomioides and Megerlia truncata that occur in the Upper Bathyal zone. The e-book consists of nine chapters, of which the last two contain the data concerning all the stations studied, the distributional charts of the five species mentioned, included. The presence of these species in the Mediterranean biocoenoses has put in evidence a hiatus in the systematics based mainly in characters of the shell and rarely in phylogenetic analyses. Another important point that is addressed is the discussion of the validity of some species with fossil record, being Terebratula minor (= Gryphus vitreus), as well as of extant ones, i.e., Terebratula seminulum, chosen as examples. Finally, the infestation of G. vitreus shells by the Ostreobium alga led to reconsider the lower limit of the benthic phytal system and its bathymetric variations as far as in the Bathyal.

Online since December 10, 2018

Book 3 [2017]: Atlas of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Brachiopoda, by Christian C. EMIG.
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Reference: [CG2017_B03]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/62545

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ISBN13 : 978-2-916733-15-9

 Abstract:   The specific diversity of Brachiopoda is proposed for the first time in an atlas of the Southern Ocean with maps for each genus in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic zones. The three sub-phyla Linguliformea, Craniiformea and Rhynchonelliformea are represented: 51 species, belonging to 35 genera occur on a surface area covering about 20% of World Ocean. The low diversity in those zones is confirmed by the occurrence of only 12.6% of the total number of extant species of brachiopods (402) and of 29.4% of that of the genera (119). The absence of reliable diagnoses in most of the species makes difficult some comparisons and attributions. In the future several of these species and even genera could be considered as synonymous.

Online since August 17, 2017

Book 2 [2017]: Recent brachiopods: History and review of the collection of D.-P. Œhlert (Laval); Brachiopods of the continental French coasts, by Fernando ÁLVAREZ, Christian C. EMIG & Jérôme TRÉGUIER.
Format [HTML] or [PDF 11,805 KB] or [PDF - HD 124,873 KB]
Reference: [CG2017_B02]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/62544

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ISBN13 : 978-2-916733-14-2

 Abstract:   The "Musée des Sciences de Laval" houses an interesting collection of Recent brachiopods mostly sampled during the first Monegasque and French oceanographic cruises in the second half of the 19th century. These were studied by D.-P. Œhlert (1849-1920), a specialist in fossil and extant brachiopods, who also obtained more brachiopods by exchange, from different parts of the world not sampled by the cruises, that also form part of the collections. Besides of this material, Recent brachiopods from the Monterosato (1841-1927) and Cailliaud (1787-1869) collections are also part of the Museum collections.
The first part of this book presents Œhlert's remarkable collection dedicating special attention to the dredging localities that range from Bay of Biscay to Cap Horn or Newfoundland. In the second part, the 724 specimens (646 from the Œhlert Collection, 51 from Monterosato Collection and 27 from Cailliaud Collection) have been studied, photographically illustrated and briefly described and discussed. Systematic descriptions of 39 species included in 32 genera are provided. A selected synonymy for each species and the museum numbers of all the specimens are provided.
The value of these collections is enhanced in a third part by an updated geographic and depth distribution of extant brachiopods along the French coasts. In the French Exclusive Economic Zone (Atlantic Ocean) and Ecological Protection Zone (Mediterranean Sea), the brachiopods are all epibionts. The morphology and the anatomy of the adult are briefly described, as well as the main characteristics of their natural history. Their bathymetric distribution ranges between littoral to Bathyal zone. Twenty seven species, referred to 22 genera, are listed with respectively six species in the Channel, 23 in the Atlantic Ocean and 11 in the Mediterranean Sea. The data on the geographical distribution of the brachiopods off the French coasts come almost exclusively from oceanographic expeditions. On the continental shelf, the brachiopods are generally cryptic, therefore not very easy to reach from the surface, requiring scuba diving, their density is low and their size small, often less than one centimetre. On the other hand, in the deep-sea, beyond the shelf break at nearly 100m, the diversity of the brachiopods is maximum with high densities, reaching several hundreds of individuals per square meter in the Upper Bathyal zone.
This new synthesis constitutes an invaluable reference document for future studies of fossil and Recent brachiopod populations.

Online since July 7, 2017

Book 1 [2017]: Some key Lower Cretaceous sites in Drôme (SE France), by Bruno GRANIER (ed.).
Format [PDF 43,394 KB]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/62543
Reference: [CG2017_B01]

Dépôt légal: DLE-20171114-70033
ISBN13: 978-2-916733-13-5

 Forewords:  This guidebook was designed to accompany the attendees of a field excursion organized under the aegis of the "Groupe Français du Crétacé" and the French Geological Society in the Vocontian Basin of SE France (Department of Drôme) on May 17-19, 2017. It includes descriptions of visits to candidate sections for the bases of the Valanginian, Upper Valanginian, and Hauterivian stages or substage, as well as a stop at the site of the newly established Albian GSSP. Another purpose of the field trip was to present some Tithonian - lower Berriasian localities with megaslumps (involving several cubic kilometers of rock), debris flows and calcareous turbidites, as well as new material from the famous L'Estellon section. This Barremian age section supports the stratigraphic model for the carbonate Urgonian platforms developed by Clavel et al. (and contradicts the model of Arnaud and Arnaud-Vanneau).

Online since July 3, 2017

Book 2 [2013]: Anisian Dasycladales from Upper Silesia and adjacent regions, by Zbigniew KOTAŃSKI.-
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Reference: [CG2013_B02]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/53036

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ISBN13 : 978-2-916733-12-8

 Abstract:  Anisian Dasycladales (calcareous algae) from the Diplopora Dolomite of the Upper Silesia and adjacent regions of S Poland are revised. All previously reported taxa are critically reviewed and illustrated. New paleontological samples were collected from 74 outcrops and from 45 boreholes. The abundant material includes both specimens visible on fractured rock surfaces and thin-sectioned ones; 24 species of Dasycladales are identified, including three new species: Oligoporella chrzanowensis n.sp., Physoporella polonoandalusica n.sp., and Salpingoporella krupkaensis n.sp. Best-preserved specimens are illustrated in 39 plates. The identified species were compared with Alpine and Carpathian forms of stratigraphic importance. Six Dasycladalean local horizons are defined. The Pelsonian-Illyrian boundary occurs in the middle part of the Diplopora Dolomite. Its uppermost part, despite the presence of Diplopora annulata, belongs to the Illyrian, not to the Fassanian, as also corroborated by conodont correlations. The peculiar state of preservation (internal moulds and double tubes) is discussed; it is due to early syngenetic dolomitisation. The palaeoenvironment of the algae is determined as sublittoral. Dasycladales flourished upon a peri-Tethyan carbonate platform, widely connected with the Alpine-Carpathian seas. Five palaeoecological assemblages are recognized, differing in their bathymetric and turbulence conditions, and living in marine shoals and shallow basins separating them. The Upper Silesian platform was separated from the hypersaline Germanic Basin of the Middle Muschelkalk by banks and oolite and bioclastic barriers, blocking dispersal of marine biota. A wide connection existed with the Alpine-Carpathian seas, allowing immigration of High-Tatric, Križna and even South Alpine flora to the Upper Silesian Carbonate Platform.

Online since December 25, 2013

Book 1 [2013]: The XXIst Century (the 100th Anniversary) Edition of the "New studies on Triassic Siphoneae verticillatae" by Julius von PIA, by Bruno GRANIER & Nestor J. SANDER.-
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Reference: [CG2013_B01]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/48735

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ISBN13: 978-2-916733-02-9

 Forewords:  This 21st century edition of Julius von Pia's 1912 memoir entitled "Neue Studien über die triadischen Siphoneae verticillatae" is brought to you by B. Granier (editing, photomicrographs) and N.J. Sander (translation). The artwork is due to A. Lethiers and B. Granier. The original 24 text-figures and 7 plates [II-VIII] were converted into 125 discrete photomigraphs, 5 figures and 56 videos. This research received support from the SYNTHESYS Project, which is financed by European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP6 "Structuring the European Research Area" Programme.

A version printed on glossy paper was issued in late 2013 in: "Jahrbuch der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, Wien, Band 153, Heft 1-4, p. 239-300".

Online since February 28, 2013

Book 2 [2011]: Handbook of Micropaleontology, by Robert MATHIEU, Jean-Pierre BELLIER & Bruno GRANIER.-
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Reference: [CG2011_B02]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/45793

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ISBN13: 978-2-916733-04-3

 Forewords:  In its original version, this handbook of micropaleontology  was for the use of the students of the Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris.  (...)

Online since December 25, 2011

Book 3 [2011]: Catalogue of the Eocene mammal types of the Natural History Museum Basel, by Loïc COSTEUR & Martin SCHNEIDER.-
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Reference: [CG2011_B03]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/43898

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ISBN13: 978-2-916733-10-4

 Abstract:  This catalogue presents a list of the Eocene mammalian type specimens held in the collection of the Natural History Museum Basel (Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, hereafter NMB). After a close inspection of the very rich Eocene collection (several tens of thousands of specimens), a total of 51 valid holotypes (plus 16 invalid species) were identified together with 21 valid lectotypes and several hundreds paratypes, paralectotypes and syntypes. These types belong to 123 originally described species, of which 99 are still valid, 30 having been moved to another genus.

Online since October 10, 2011

Special Publication 1 [2011] / Book 1 [2011]: Cenozoic Dasycladales. A photo-atlas of Thanetian, Ypresian and Bartonian species from the Paris basin, by Patrick GÉNOT & Bruno GRANIER.-
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Reference: [CG2011_SP01] or
DOI: 10.4267/2042/43105

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ISBN13: 978-2-916733-09-8

 Introduction:  Following the publication of the photo-atlas of living Dasycladales (Berger, 2006) and their fossil representatives from the Lutetian of the French Cenozoic basins (Génot, 2009), we propose a photo-atlas of 17 species discovered in the Thanetian, Ypresian and Bartonian sediments of the Paris basin.
Cenozoic Dasycladales of the French sedimentary basins are noteworthy for the exceptional quality of their preservation. Although most fossil Dasycladales are known only in thin sections often difficult to interpret, the coatings of the Dasycladales in these basins, particularly in the Paris basin, are easy to extract from sandy sediments and then are examined under the electron microscope. This method of investigation facilitates greatly the identification of the external and internal features of each species.

Online since July 20, 2011

Book 3 [2010] : STRATI2010, by Bruno GRANIER (ed.), 261 p.
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Reference: [STRATI2010]

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ISBN13 : 978-2-916733-21-0

 Abstract:   To summarize, ...

Online since September 2, 2010

Book 2 [2010] : Short Treatise on Foraminiferology (Essential on modern and fossil Foraminifera), by Jean-Pierre BELLIER, Robert MATHIEU & Bruno GRANIER.-
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Reference : [CG2010_B02]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/33629

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ISBN13: 978-2-916733-07-4

 Foreword:  After some forty years in the academic world and before abandoning a position as an employee of the State educational system to enter the new world of "pensioners", it seemed worthwhile to the first author (J.-P.B.) of this brief discussion to compile a short document that presents a synopsis of the knowledge acquired, taught and put to use for more than four decades. This fascicle reviews only the foraminifers, which, along with calcareous nannofossils, are the fundamental tools of modern biostratigraphy, used for worldwide oceanographic studies and for the correlation of oil wells. It deals essentially with the small foraminifers, that is those of modest size without a complex internal architecture. These include the planktonic foraminifers of which the rapid evolution and great dispersion permit the establishment of reliable biochronologic scales of reference.
This short course is intended for students preparing for the CAPES (Certificat d'aptitude au professorat de l'enseignement du second degré = Certificate of Aptitude for a Professorship of Instruction in the Second Grade), for students working toward the Aggregation in Natural Sciences in pursuit of a scientific career in the universities or in the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique = National Centre for Scientific Research), and for students who hope to work in the oil industry where a specialization in the field of micropaleontology is considered useful and is still valued. It will also interest amateur naturalists and that portion of the general public attracted by the beauties of the microscopic world, now living, or extinct and represented only by fossils.

Online since July 1, 2010

Special Publication 1 [2010] / Book 1 [2010]: An atlas of calcareous algae. Carboniferous algae of the Arctic Alaska, by Bernard MAMET & Alain PRÉAT.-
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Reference: [CG2010_SP01] or [CG2010_B01]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/33628
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Dépôt légal: 
ISBN13: 978-2-916733-08-1

 Abstract:  An atlas illustrating 54 genera of marine algae and some microproblematica. They are observed in the field and in boreholes of the Lisburne Group throughout the Alaskan Arctic Cordillera (Brooks Range).

Online since July 1, 2010

Book 3 [2009]: PaleoParks - The protection and conservation of fossil sites worldwide, by Jere H. LIPPS & Bruno R.C. GRANIER (special editors).- Reference: [CG2009_B03]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/34556

Dépôt légal: 
ISBN13: 978-2-916733-06-7

 List of Contents: 

   • Cover page
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   • Chapter 1. PaleoParks: Our paleontological heritage protected and conserved in the field worldwide, by Jere H. Lipps 
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   • Chapter 2. The Triassic Guanling fossil Group - A key GeoPark from Barren Mountain, Guizhou Province, China, by Xiaofeng Wang, Xiaohong Chen, Chuanshang Wang & Long Cheng
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   • Chapter 3. The GeoPark of Haute-Provence, France - Geology and palaeontology protected for sustainable development, by Jean-Simon Pagès
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   • Chapter 4. The protection and use of the geological and paleontological heritage in Baja California Sur, Mexico, by Javier Gaitán Morán & Alejandro Álvarez Arellano
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   • Capítulo 4. El resguardo y aprovechamiento del patrimonio geológico y paleontológico en Baja California Sur, México, por Javier Gaitán Morán & Alejandro Álvarez Arellano
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   • Chapter 5. Protecting fossil sites in New Zealand, by Bruce W. Hayward
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   • Chapter 6. The Salt Range: Pakistan's unique field museum of geology and paleontology, by Shahid Jamil Sameeni
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   •  Chapter 7. Paleontological parks and museums and prominent fossil sites in Thailand and their importance in the conservation of fossils, by Nareerat Boonchai, Paul J. Grote & Pratueng Jintasakul
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   • Chapter 8. Managing fossil resources at the Falls of the Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, USA: A fossil park in an urban setting, by Alan Goldstein
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   • Chapter 9. Paleo-piracy endangers Vendian (Ediacaran) fossils in the White Sea - Arkhangelsk region of Russia, by Mikhail A. Fedonkin, Andrey Yu. Ivantsov, Maxim V. Leonov, Jere H. Lipps, Ekaterina A. Serezhnikova, Eugeniy I. Malyutin & Yuriy V. Khan
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   • Chapter 10. Copper Canyon track locality (Pliocene) conservation strategies, Death Valley National Park, USA, by Torrey Nyborg
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   • Chapter 11. A possible Late Miocene fossil forest PaleoPark in Hungary, by Géza Császár, Miklós Kázmér, Boglárka Erdei & Imre Magyar
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Online since September 17, 2009

Special Publication 1 [2009] / Book 1 [2009]: Cenozoic Dasycladales. A photo-atlas of Lutetian species from French Cenozoic basins, by Patrick GÉNOT.-
Format [HTML] or [PDF 12,181 KB]
Reference: [CG2009_SP01] or
DOI: 10.4267/2042/21981

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ISBN13: 978-2-916733-03-6

 Introduction:  Dasycladales are unicellular green algae in existence since the Paleozoic era. Dasycladales discovered in the Cenozoic strata of the French sedimentary basins are noteworthy for the exceptional quality of their preservation. Although most fossil Dasycladales are known only in thin sections, the coatings of the Dasycladales in these basins, particularly of those in Lutetian beds, are easy to extract from sandy sediments and then are examined under the electron microscope. This method of investigation facilitates greatly the identification of the external and internal features of each species.

Online since January 20, 2009

Book 1 [2008]: Guidebook for the post-congress fieldtrip in the Vocontian Basin, SE France (September 11-13, 2008), by Emanuela MATTIOLI (special editor), Silvia GARDIN, Fabienne GIRAUD, Davide OLIVERO, Bernard PITTET & Stéphane REBOULET.-
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Reference: [CG2008_B01]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/18137

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ISBN13: 978-2-916733-02-9

 List of Contents: 

   • Chapter 1. The Aalenian-Bajocian (Middle Jurassic) of the Digne area
   • Chapter 2. The Global Boundary Stratotype Sections and Points (GSSP) of the Hauterivian: La Charce section (Drôme, France, Vocontian Basin)
   • Chapter 3. The nannofossil succession of la Charce across the Valanginian-Hauterivian boundary
   • Chapter 4. The OAE 1d (Oceanic Anoxic Event, latest Albian)
   • Chapter 5. The GSSP (Global boundary Stratotype Section and Point) for the base of the Cenomanian stage (Kennedy et alii, 2004)
   • Chapter 6. The Cenozoic of the Barrême syncline.

Online since September 7, 2008

Book 2 [2006]: Photo-Atlas of living Dasycladales, by Sigrid BERGER.-
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Reference: [CG2006_B02]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/5831

Dépôt légal: DLF-20070216-197
ISBN10: 2-916733-01-9

 Foreword:  (by Filippo BARATTOLO) "Dasycladales, from whichever point of view they are observed, biological or paleontological, never lack in surprises for their elegant structural simplicity is associated with an extraordinary morphological plasticity. This is why their study is so exciting and compelling for those who have a regard for these algae.
During 540 million years of evolution, periods of crisis or stagnation followed others of sudden diversification at both generic and specific levels. Their persistence in the paleontological record as autotrophic marine organisms linked to well-defined ecological conditions make Dasycladales a potentially valuable tool for the recognition of global changes on Earth during the whole of the Phanerozoic. On the other hand, the preservation and occurrence of dasycladaleans as fossils depend strictly on the presence of a calcified envelope which varies in occurrence or degree of development from species to species as well as from one growth stage to another. It is a common experience for the paleophycologist that parts of the fossil alga cannot be observed because they have not been calcified. As a consequence the systematics of fossil Dasycladales leaves open to interpretation (the function of laterals, vestibules, etc.). It is only through a continuous comparison to living counterparts that cannot be disregarded, and becomes more and more delicate on moving from the Cenozoic to Paleozoic, that can provide a measure by which the reliability of an interpretation can be judged. This is why the Sigrid Berger’s Photo-Atlas of living Dasycladales is most welcome. This contribution not only adds useability to the previous elegant Berger & Kaever’s (1992) volume, but integrates that work with new spectacular photos and details as well as an updated systematic scheme and a selected bibliography. The Photo-Atlas of living Dasycladales is a helpful, easy-to-use tool to introduce biologists and paleontologists to the Dasyclad-world and to stimulate their interest in it. Moreover the electronic format will surely allow a broader public to become familiar with the extant dasycladaleans or to update their databases.
I think that I express the sentiments of all phycologists and paleophycologists in thanking sincerely the Author for having made available to the scientific community her rich photographic documentation and Bruno Granier for his precious, steadfast efforts to promote the knowledge of Dasycladales through his employment of the web."

Online since September 4, 2006

Book 1 [2006]: Les algues vertes (phylum Viridiplantae), sont-elles vieilles de deux milliards d'années ?, by Bernard TEYSSÈDRE [available in a French version only!].-
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Reference: [CG2006_B01]
DOI: 10.4267/2042/5845

Dépôt légal: DLF-20070216-196
ISBN10: 2-916733-00-0

 Foreword:  (by Françoise DEBRENNE) "Bernard TEYSSÈDRE is an emeritus professor, formerly director of a unit of the CNRS/University of Paris Department of Human and Social Sciences. He directed the Institute of the Esthetics of Comtemporary Arts as well as a doctoral program in the Arts and Science of Art. A Doctor of History and Philosophy, his basic objective is the search for origins, either those based on our imagination as shown by his books:
- "Naissance du diable. De Babylone aux grottes de la Mer Morte" (Birth of the Devil, from Babylon to the grottos of the Dead Sea ),
- "Le diable et l'enfer au temps de Jésus" (The Devil and Hell at the time of Jesus),
- "Anges, astres et cieux" (Angels, Stars and Heavens),
or those concerning the beginnings of any form of life. Was he already thinking about the investigation that he was to carry out concerning the time when life was hidden, "La Vie Invisible" when he wrote the surprising politico-romanesque fiction around COURBET’s sulfurous "Origine du Monde" (Origin of the World) and then transferred his interests from the archeology of our beliefs to a scientific search for our origins? Always passionately interested in the sciences concerning evolution, he has a quasi-encyclopedic knowledge regarding fossils and their descendants that specialists may well envy. The study of the first three billion years of the history of life is still in its early stages and is in full evolution. Ninety per cent of Precambrian fossils have been discovered in less than the last twenty years. In "La Vie Invisible" Bernard TEYSSÈDRE has integrated the findings of paleontology, biochemistry and molecular phylogeny. It is the first synthesis of what is now called Integrative Geology. We learn to appreciate a writing style, to which we are now unaccustomed, which only Anglo-Saxon authors seem capable of presenting.
The work offered here is based on a disagreement between the author and Andrew KNOLL, the latter author dating the appearance of green algae at about 750Ma. Bernard TEYSSÈDRE analyses this problem using the methods that he recommended in "La Vie Invisible" that combine traditional descriptive paleontology with ultrastructural and biochemical analyses and compares these results with those of molecular phylogeny. Used with discrimination and competence, this tool does not permit the establishment of a precise taxonomy, but avoids erroneous taxonomies based on convergence and allows the establishment of a succession of nodal points in the evolution of a lineage. This work has led him to the conclusion that the Pyramimonadales appeared before 1500 Ma, and that the divergence of green and red algae took place around 2000 Ma. The date in question, 750 Ma, is really far off … the mark.
The author promises us a palaeontology of the Precambrian times to the light of molecular phylogeny. This well-aimed work lets us hope for a forthcoming synthesis of new data on the evolution of life since its origins."

Online since September 26, 2006



Les chiens aboient..., a novel by Herbert WILD [available in a French version only!].-
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Reference : [CG2009_ROMAN]

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ISBN13: 978-2-916733-05-0

 Contents : 

  • Préface (Michel DURAND DELGA)
  • Première partie : La joie de créer
  • Deuxième partie : La poursuite sauvage
  • Troisième partie : ... la caravane passe
  • Commentaires (Michel DURAND DELGA)

Electronic edition by Jean-Marie OLLIVIER & Bruno GRANIER (photo © R. OLLIVIER)

Online since May 18, 2009


Paper Version

Reedition of a "novel of contemporary morality"

It is a novel by Herbert Wild, the pen name of Jacques Deprat, titled "Les chiens aboient... [The dogs bark...]" [Note: it is available in a French version only!]. Michel Durand Delga has added explanatory notes about Deprat's situation (fall from grace).  Edited by Jean M. Ollivier and Bruno Granier, the HTML electronic version is available free of charge.

The paper-printed version, a pocket book (378 p.), is available since September 14th 2009 for 10 € only (shipping included) with the PayPal button below.

Alternatively you can send a check of the same amount (drawn in € from a French bank) and your information (including the delivery address) to Jean M. Ollivier, Quartier Lassabaigt, F-64150 Lahourcade (France).

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