PhD Vertebrate palaeontology – University of Lyon 1, FR

MSc. Vertebrate palaeontology – University of Cork, IR (UCC) and University of Lyon 1, FR

BSc. Earth sciences – University of Lille 1, FR

Fr. Baccalauréat, Bio-Geosciences – Valenciennes, FR


Since 2008
Curator, Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum Basel

September 2005 – August 2007
Lecturer in geology and palaeontology, University of Nantes, FR


Costeur L., Mennecart. B., Schulz G. & Müller B. (accepted). Middle ear bones of a mid-gestation ruminant foetus extracted from X-Ray computed tomography. Proceedings of SPIE

Costeur L., Mennecart. B., Schulz G. & Müller B. (in press). Prenatal growth stages show the development of the ruminant bony labyrinth and petrosal bone. Journal of Anatomy.

Mennecart. B., Rössner G.E., Métais G., DeMiguel D., Schulz G. & Müller B., Costeur L. (2016). The petrosal bone and bony labyrinth of early to middle Miocene European deer (Mammalia, Cervidae) reveal their phylogeny. Journal of Morphology. doi:10.1002/jmor.20579

Minwer-Barakat R., Marigó J., Femenias-Gual J., Costeur L., Moyà-Solà S. (in review). Microchoerus hookeri nov. sp., a new late Eocene European microchoerine (Omomyidae, Primates): new insights on the evolution of the genus Microchoerus. Journal of Human Evolution.

Bokma F., Godinot M., Maridet O., Ladevèze S., Costeur L.. Solé F., Gheerbrand E., Peigné S., Jacques F., Laurin M. (2016). Testing for Depéret’s Rule (body size increase) in Mammals using Combined Extinct and Extant Data. Systematic Biology 65(1):98-108.

Khimchenko A., Schulz G., Deyhle H., Hieber S.E., Hasan S., Bikis C., Schulz J., Costeur L. & Müller B. (2016). Non-destructive phase contrast hard X-ray imaging to reveal the three-dimensional microstructure of soft and hard tissues. Proceedings of SPIE, 9797, 97970B: doi: 10.1117/12.2222038

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.

Mennecart B. & Costeur L. (2016). A Dorcatherium (Mammalia, Ruminantia, Middle Miocene) petrosal bone and the tragulid ear region. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36(6). doi 10.1080/02724634.2016.1211665.

Pandolfi L., Carnevale G., Costeur L., Del Favero L., Fornasiero M., Ghezzo E., Maiorino L., Mietto P., Piras P., Rook L., Sansalone G. & Kotsakis T. (2016). Reassessing the earliest Oligocene vertebrate assemblage of Monteviale (Vicenza, Italy). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. doi:10.1080/14772019.2016.1147170

Loic Costeur list of publications

Projects and Museum Activities

Supervision of the collection of vertebrate palaeontology, osteology (mammals, reptiles, fish, birds).

Responsibility for the permanent exhibition 'Mammoth and sabre-toothed tiger'

Scientific co-supervision of temporary exhibitions ('Messel, primitive horse & Co.', 2009-2010; 'Mummies', 2016 – 2017)

Various tours and workshops

Supervision of Master's and PhD students and post-doctoral students

Supervision of research projects (funded by SNF and others)

Speaker – Lecture on 'Terrestrial  palaeontology II' University of Freibourg, CH