Publications and communications of Valentin Fischer

Books published as author or co-author

Baudry, A., Moureau Céline, Denayer, J. (Other coll.), Fischer, V. (Other coll.), & Tourneur, F. (Other coll.). (2022). Le Centre d’Interprétation de la Pierre à Sprimont. Namur, Unknown/unspecified: Agence wallonne du Patrimoine.

Articles accepted in reviewed journal

Scavezzoni, I., Fischer, V., Michela M., J., & Jouve, S. (02 May 2024). FORM AND FUNCTION OF THE PELVIC GIRDLE OF THALATTOSUCHIA AND DYROSAURIDAE (CROCODYLIFORMES). Geodiversitas, 46 (6), 135-326.

Chatar, N., Michaud, M., Tamagnini, D., & Fischer, V. (2024). Evolutionary patterns of cat-like carnivorans unveils drivers of the sabertoothed morphology. Current Biology, 34. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2024.04.055

Scavezzoni, I., & Fischer, V. (2023). LIMITED CONVERGENCE IN THE POSTCRANIUM OF AQUATIC CROCODYLOMORPHA. Palaeontology. doi:10.1111/pala.12678

Laboury, A., Scheyer, T. M., Klein, N., Stubbs, T. L., & Fischer, V. (01 September 2023). High phenotypic plasticity at the dawn of the eosauropterygian radiation. PeerJ, 11, 15776. doi:10.7717/peerj.15776

Bennion, R., Maxwell, E., Lambert, O., & Fischer, V. (2023). Craniodental ecomorphology of the large Jurassic ichthyosaurian Temnodontosaurus. Journal of Anatomy. doi:10.1111/joa.13939

Fischer, V., Benson, R. B. J., Zverkov, N. G., Arkhangelsky, M. S., Stenshin, I. M., Uspensky, G. N., & Prilepskaya, N. E. (2023). Anatomy and relationships of the bizarre Early Cretaceous pliosaurid Luskhan itilensis. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlac108

Chatar, N., Boman, R., Fallon Gaudichon, V., MacLaren, J. A., & Fischer, V. (2023). ‘Fossils’: A new, fast and open-source protocol to simulate muscle-driven biomechanical loading of bone. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.14051

Bennion, R., Maclaren, J., Coombs, E., Marx, F., Lambert, O., & Fischer, V. (2023). Convergence and constraint in the cranial evolution of mosasaurid reptiles and early cetaceans. Paleobiology, 1-17. doi:10.1017/pab.2022.27

Chatar, N., Fischer, V., & Tseng, Z. J. (07 December 2022). Many-to-one function of cat-like mandibles highlights a continuum of sabre tooth adaptions. Proceedings of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences, 289 (1988). doi:10.1098/rspb.2022.1627

Fischer, V., Bennion, R., Foffa, D., Maclaren, J., McCurry, M., Melstrom, K., & Bardet, N. (2022). Ecological signal in the size and shape of marine amniote teeth. Proceedings of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences. doi:10.1098/rspb.2022.1214

Fischer, V., Laboury, A., Bernacki, K., Garbay, L., Gillen, Y., Rollinger, C., Thill, A., Weis, R., & Thuy, B. (10 August 2022). A fragmentary leptonectid ichthyosaurian from the lower Pliensbachian of Luxembourg. Palaeontologia Electronica, 25 (2), 24. doi:10.26879/1205

De Brito, L., Fischer, V., & Prestianni, C. (2022). Morphological disparity of extant and extinct pinaceous ovulate cones: How many cones are enough? American Journal of Botany. doi:10.1002/ajb2.16044

Maclaren, J., Bennion, R., Bardet, N., & Fischer, V. (May 2022). Global ecomorphological restructuring of dominant marine reptiles prior to the Cretaceous–Palaeogene mass extinction. Proceedings of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences, 289, 202220585. doi:10.1101/2021.12.30.474572

Laboury, A., Bennion, R., Ben Thuy, Weis Robert, & Fischer, V. (18 February 2022). Anatomy and phylogenetic relationships of Temnodontosaurus zetlandicus (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 195 (1), 172-194. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlab118

Chatar, N., Michaud, M., & Fischer, V. (2022). Not a jaguar after all? Phylogenetic affinities and morphology of the Pleistocene felid Panthera gombaszoegensis. Papers in Palaeontology, 8 (5), 1464. doi:10.1002/spp2.1464

Solé, F., Fischer, V., Le Verger, K., Mennecart, B., Speijer, R., Peigné, S., & Smith, T. (2022). Evolution of European carnivorous mammal assemblages through the Palaeogene. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. doi:10.1093/biolinnean/blac002

Scavezzoni, I., & Fischer, V. (2021). The postcranial skeleton of Cerrejonisuchus improcerus (Crocodyliformes: Dyrosauridae) and the unusual anatomy of dyrosaurids. PeerJ. doi:10.7717/peerJ.11222

Chatar, N., Fischer, V., Siliceo, G., Mauricio, A., Morales, J., & Salesa, M. J. (2021). Morphometric Analysis of the Mandible of Primitive Sabertoothed Felids from the late Miocene of Spain. Journal of Mammalian Evolution. doi:10.1007/s10914-021-09541-0

Devièse, T., Abrams, G., Hajdinjak, M., Pirson, S., De Groote, I., Di Modica, K., Toussaint, M., Fischer, V., Comeskey, D., Spindler, L., Meyer, M., Semal, P., & Higham, T. (2021). Reply to Van Peer: Direct radiocarbon dating and ancient genomic analysis reveal the true age of the Neanderthals at Spy Cave. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118 (26). doi:10.1073/pnas.2107116118

Devièse, T., Abrams, G., Hajdinjak, M., Pirson, S., De Groote, I., Di Modica, K., Toussaint, M., Fischer, V., Comeskey, D., Spindler, L., Meyer, M., Semal, P., & Higham, T. (2021). Reevaluating the timing of Neanderthal disappearance in Northwest Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118 (12), 2022466118. doi:10.1073/pnas.2022466118

Fischer, V., Weis, R., & Thuy, B. (2021). Refining the marine reptile turnover at the Early–Middle Jurassic transition. PeerJ, 9 (e10647), 1-31. doi:10.7717/peerj.10647

Jentgen, B., Stein, K., & Fischer, V. (13 January 2020). Case study of radial fibrolamellar bone tissues in the outer cortex of basal sauropods. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 375 (20190143), 1-12. doi:10.1098/rstb.2019.0143

Fischer, V., Maclaren, J., Soul, L. C., Bennion, R., Druckenmiller, P. S., & Benson, R. B. J. (2020). The macroevolutionary landscape of short-necked plesiosaurians. Scientific Reports, 10 (16434), 1-12. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-73413-5

Fischer, V., Zverkov, N. G., Arkhangelsky, M. S., Stenshin, I. M., Blagovetshensky, I. V., & Uspensky, G. N. (2020). A new elasmosaurid plesiosaurian from the Early Cretaceous of Russia marks an early attempt at neck elongation. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa103

Fournier, M., Ladevèze, S., Le Verger, K., Fischer, V., Speijer, R. P., & Solé, F. (2020). On the morphology of the astragalus and calcaneus of the amphicyonids (Carnivora, Mammalia) from the Paleogene of Europe: implications for the ecology of the European bear-dogs. Geodiversitas, 42 (18), 305-325. doi:10.5252/geodiversitas2020v42a18

Solé, F., Fischer, V., Denayer, J., Speijer, R. P., Fournier, M., Le Verger, K., Ladevèze, S., Folie, A., & Smith, T. (2020). The upper Eocene-Oligocene carnivorous mammals from the Quercy Phosphorites (France) housed in Belgian collections. Geologica Belgica, 24 (1-2). doi:10.20341/gb.2020.006

Fischer, V., Benson, R. B. J., Druckenmiller, P., Ketchum, H., & Bardet, N. (2018). The evolutionary history of polycotylid plesiosaurians. Royal Society Open Science, 5 (172177), 1-26. doi:10.1098/rsos.172177

Scavezzoni, I., & Fischer, V. (2018). Rhinochelys amaberti (Moret 1935), a protostegid turtle from the Early Cretaceous of France. PeerJ, 6 (e4594). doi:10.7717/peerj.4594

Zverkov, N. G., Fischer, V., Madzia, D., & Benson, R. B. J. (2018). Increased pliosaurid dental disparity across the Jurassic-Cretaceous transition. Palaeontology. doi:10.1111/pala.12367

Fischer, V., Benson, R. B. J., Zverkov, N. G., Soul, L. C., Arkhangelsky, M. S., Lambert, O., Stenshin, I. M., Uspensky, G. N., & Druckenmiller, P. S. (2017). Plasticity and convergence in the evolution of short-necked plesiosaurs. Current Biology, 27. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.04.052

Fischer, V., Bardet, N., Benson, R., Arkhangelsky, M., & Friedman, M. (08 March 2016). Extinction of fish-shaped marine reptiles associated with reduced evolutionary rates and global environmental volatility. Nature Communications, 7 (10825), 1-11. doi:10.1038/ncomms10825

Bardet, N., Fischer, V., & Machalski, M. (2016). Large predatory marine reptiles from the Albian–Cenomanian of Annopol, Poland. Geological Magazine. doi:10.1017/S0016756815000254

Denayer, J., Aretz, M., Barchy, L., Chevalier, E., Fischer, V., Hance, L., Marion, J.-M., & Mottequin, B. (2016). Edouard Poty: a bio- and bibliography. Geologica Belgica, 19 (1-2), 3-6. doi:10.20341/gb.2016.001

Fischer, V. (2016). Taxonomy of Platypterygius campylodon and the diversity of the last ichthyosaurs. PeerJ, 4 (e2604), 1-21. doi:10.7717/peerj.2604

Brusatte, S. L., Young, M. T., Challands, T. J., Clark, N. D. L., Fischer, V., Fraser, N. C., Liston, J. J., MacFadyen, C. C. J., Ross, D. A., Walsh, S., & Wilkinson, M. (2015). Ichthyosaurs from the Jurassic of Skye, Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, 51 (1), 43–55. doi:10.1144/sjg2014-018

Fischer, V., Arkhangelsky, M., Stenshin, I., Uspensky, G., Zverkov, N., & Benson, R. (2015). Peculiar macrophagous adaptations in a new Cretaceous pliosaurid. Royal Society Open Science, 2 (150552.), 1–12. doi:10.1098/rsos.150552

Martin, J. E., Vincent, P., Suan, G., Sharpe, T., Hodges, P., Williams, M., Howells, C., & Fischer, V. (2015). A mysterious giant ichthyosaur from the lowermost Jurassic of Wales. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 60 (4), 837-842. doi:10.4202/app.00062.2014

Bardet, N., Falconnet, J., Fischer, V., Houssaye, A., Jouve, S., Pereda-Superbiola, X., Perez-García, A., Rage, J.-C., & Vincent, P. (2014). Mesozoic marine reptile palaeobiogeography in response to drifting plates. Gondwana Research. doi:10.1016/j.gr.2014.05.005

Denayer, J., Fischer, V., & Mottequin, B. (2014). Rediscovery of the forgotten de Ryckholt Collection (gastropods, bivalves, worms; Late Cretaceous, Belgium). Cretaceous Research, 47, 66–71. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2013.10.002

Fischer, V., Arkhangelsky, M., Stenshin, I., Uspensky, G., & Godefroit, P. (2014). Simbirskiasaurus and Pervushovisaurus reassessed: implications for the taxonomy and cranial osteology of Cretaceous platypterygiine ichthyosaurs. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 171 (4), 822–841. doi:10.1111/zoj.12158

Fischer, V., Arkhangelsky, M., Uspensky, G., Stenshin, I., & Godefroit, P. (2014). A new Lower Cretaceous ichthyosaur from Russia reveals skull shape conservatism within Ophthalmosaurinae. Geological Magazine, 151 (1), 60-70. doi:10.1017/S0016756812000994

Fischer, V., Bardet, N., Guiomar, M., & Godefroit, P. (2014). High Diversity in Cretaceous Ichthyosaurs from Europe Prior to Their Extinction. PLoS ONE, 9 (1), 84709. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084709

Fischer, V., Cappetta, H., Vincent, P., Garcia, G., Goolaerts, S., Martin, J. E., Roggero, D., & Valentin, X. (2014). Ichthyosaurs from the French Rhaetian indicate a severe turnover across the Triassic–Jurassic boundary. Naturwissenschaften (Die), 101, 1027–1040. doi:10.1007/s00114-014-1242-7

Houssaye, A., Scheyer, T., Kolb, C., Fischer, V., & Sander, M. (2014). A New Look at Ichthyosaur Long Bone Microanatomy and Histology: Implications for Their Adaptation to an Aquatic Life. PLoS ONE, 9 (4), 95637. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095637

Vincent, P., Taquet, P., Fischer, V., Bardet, N., Falconnet, J., & Godefroit, P. (2014). Mary Anning’s legacy to French vertebrate palaeontology. Geological Magazine, 151 (1), 7-20. doi:10.1017/S0016756813000861

Fischer, V., Appleby, R., Naish, D., Liston, J., Riding, J., Brindley, S., & Godefroit, P. (15 May 2013). A basal thunnosaurian from Iraq reveals disparate phylogenetic origins for Cretaceous ichthyosaurs. Biology Letters, 9 (20130021), 1-6. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2013.0021

Vincent, P., Martin, J., Fischer, V., Suan, G., Khalloufi, B., Suchéras-Marx, B., Léna, A., Janneau, K., Rousselle, B., & Rulleau, L. (2013). Marine vertebrate remains from the Toarcian-Aalenian succession of southern Beaujolais, Rhône, France. Geological Magazine, 150 (5), 822–834. doi:10.1017/S0016756812000982

Fischer, V., Maisch, M., Naish, D., Kosma, R., Liston, J., Joger, U., Krüger, F., Pardo Pérez, J., Tainsh, J., & Appleby, R. (03 January 2012). New Ophthalmosaurid Ichthyosaurs from the European Lower Cretaceous Demonstrate Extensive Ichthyosaur Survival across the Jurassic–Cretaceous Boundary. PLoS ONE, 7 (1), 29234. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029234

Fischer, V. (2012). New data on the ichthyosaur Platypterygius hercynicus and its implications for the validity of the genus. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 57 (1), 123–134. doi:10.4202/app.2011.0007

Martin, J., Fischer, V., Vincent, P., & Suan, G. (2012). A longirostrine Temnodontosaurus (Ichthyosauria) with comments on Early Jurassic ichthyosaur niche partitioning and disparity. Palaeontology, 55 (1), 995–1005. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2012.01159.x

Fischer, V., Clément, A., Guiomar, M., & Godefroit, P. (2011). The first definite record of a Valanginian ichthyosaur and its implications on the evolution of post-Liassic Ichthyosauria. Cretaceous Research, 32 (2), 155-163. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2010.11.005

Fischer, V., Guiomar, M., & Godefroit, P. (2011). New data on the palaeobiogeography of Early Jurassic marine reptiles: the Toarcian ichthyosaur fauna of the Vocontian Basin (SE France). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Palaontologie. Abhandlungen, 261 (1), 111-127. doi:10.1127/0077-7749/2011/0155

Fischer, V., Masure, E., Arkhangelsky, M., & Godefroit, P. (2011). A new Barremian (Early Cretaceous) ichthyosaur from western Russia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 31 (5), 1010-1025. doi:10.1080/02724634.2011.595464

Articles accepted in journal without reviewing

Fischer, V. (2015). Evolution et extinctions des ichthyosaures. L'écho des falaises, 19, 7-15.

Articles accepted in conference proceedings

Fischer, V., Denayer, J., & Mottequin, B. (2014). Lost and found: Rediscovery of de Ryckholt's collection of Cretaceous Mollusca (Belgium and N. France). In 4th International Palaeontological Congress, Mendoza, Abstracts volume (pp. 712).

Mottequin, B., Denayer, J., Fischer, V., & Poty, E. (2012). Campanian-Maastrichtian fossils from southern Belgium and neighbouring countries curated at the University of Liège. In J. W. M. Jagt & E. Jagt-Yazykova (Eds.), The Maastrichtian Stage; the current concept. Workshop programme, abstracts and field guide (pp. 44-45). Maastricht, Netherlands: Natuurhistorisch Museum.

Oral presentations in conferences with scientific selection committee

Chatar, N., Fischer, V., Julémont, C., & Tseng, Z. J. (29 July 2023). Mandibular shape and mechanical performance of Smilodon fatalis through ontogeny [Paper presentation]. 13rd International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Cairns, Australia.

Mediodia, D., Wu, S.-M., Hsu, H.-C., Sookias, R., Fischer, V., & Lin, C.-H. (2023). 3D geometric morphometric analysis using fossil otoliths of Sciaenidae (Osteichthyes, Actinpoterygii) [Paper presentation]. 4th Palaeontological Virtual Congress.

Scavezzoni, I., & Fischer, V. (05 November 2022). The diverse yet not-so-convergent transformations of crocodyliformes to the aquatic realm [Paper presentation]. SVP Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Chatar, N., Fischer, V., & Z. Jack Tseng. (03 November 2022). Multi-gape angle 3D biomechanical modelling of the cat-like mandible reveals nuances of sabertooth functional morphological evolution [Paper presentation]. 82th meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Toronto, Canada.

Laboury, A., Scheyer, T., Stubbs, T., Klein, N., & Fischer, V. (02 November 2022). Quantifying the early ecomorphological diversification of Eosauropterygia [Paper presentation]. SVP 2022 Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Martin, J., Vincent, P., Letulle, T., Séon, N., Suan, G., Suchéras-Marx, B., Buffetaut, E., Pochat-Cottilloux, Y., Giner, S., Rinder, N., Amiot, R., & Fischer, V. (2022). Giant ichthyosaurs of the Late Triassic: current challenges at excavating a new specimen from France [Paper presentation]. 6th International Palaeontological Congress.