Doctorate, University of Fribourg


Since 2021
Scientific Collaborator Earth Sciences with Curatorial Function, Natural History Museum Basel

2019 – 2021
Project Research FSN 200021-178853

2017 – 2019
Advanced PostDoc.Mobility FNS P300P2_161065, Wien und Basel

2015 – 2017
Forschungsprojekt FNS 200021-159854, Basel

Lecturer at the University of Orsay

2013 – 2014
Early PostDoc.Mobility FNS PBFRP2-145900, Paris und München

2012 – 2013
Dozent, Fribourg


Solé F. & Mennecart B. (2019). A large hyaenodont from the Lutetian of Switzerland expands the body mass range of the European mammalian predators during the Eocene. Acta Palaeontologia Polonica 64(2), 275–290. DOI 10.4202/app.00581.2018

Costeur L., Grohé C., Aguirre-Fernández G., Ekdale E., Schulz G., Müller B., & Mennecart B. (2018). The bony labyrinth of toothed whales reflects both phylogeny and habitat preferences. Scientific Reports 8, 7841. DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-26094-0

Mennecart B., Geraads D., Spassov N., Zagorchev I. (2018). Discovery of the oldest European ruminant in the late Eocene of Bulgaria: did tectonics influence the diachronic development of the Grande Coupure? Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 498, 1–8. DOI 10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.01.011

Cavin L., Mennecart B., Obrist C., Costeur L., & Furrer H. (2017). A bizarre Triassic latimeriid coelacanth from Switzerland stemmed from a heterochronic evolution. Scientific Reports 7, 13695. DOI 10.1038/s41598-017-13796-0

Mennecart B., DeMiguel D., Bibi F., Rössner G.E., Métais G., Neenan J. M., Wang S., Schultz G., Müller B., Costeur L. (2017). Bony labyrinth morphology clarifies the origin and evolution of deer. Scientific Reports 7, 13176. DOI 10.1038/s41598-017-12848-9

Mennecart B. & Costeur L. (2016). Shape variation and ontogeny of the ruminant bony labyrinth, an example in Tragulidae. Journal of Anatomy. 229(3), 422–435. DOI 10.1111/joa.12487

Mennecart B. (2015). The European ruminants during the «Microbunodon Event» (MP28, latest Oligocene): Impact of climate changes and faunal event on the ruminant evolution. PlosOne. 1–28. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0116830

Bastien Mennecart list of publications

Projects and Museum Activities

SNF Project 200021-159854: Phylogeny of living and extinct ruminants through 3D computed tomography-based analysis of the ear region

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