Dr. Pascal Godefroit

Director, Palaeontologist
Pascal Godefroit
Contact
Phone:
+32 (0)2 627 44 95
Fax:
+32 2 627 41 13
Key Publications
A. Cincotta, Pestchevitskaya, E. , Sinitsa, S. , Markevich, V. , Debaille, V. , Reshetova, S. , Mashchuk, I. , Frolov, A. , Gerdes, A. , Yans, J. , and Godefroit, P. , The rise of feathered dinosaurs: Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, the oldest dinosaur with {`}feather-like{'} structures, PeerJ, vol. 7, p. e6239, 2019.
F. Shahid, Zhao, J. , and Godefroit, P. , Aerodynamics from Cursorial Running to Aerial Gliding for Avian Flight Evolution, Applied Sciences, vol. 9, pp. 1-15, 2019.
P. Godefroit, La guerre des os: qui a découvert les Iguanodons de Bernissart?, Fossiles, Hors Série, vol. 8, pp. 38-41, 2018.
R. Vullo, Garcia, G. , Godefroit, P. , Cincotta, A. , and Valentin, X. , Mistralazhdarcho magii, gen. et sp. nov., a new azdarchid pterosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Southeastern France, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. e1502670, 2018.
P. Godefroit, Les Iguanodons de Bernissart: de la mine au musée, Fossiles, Hors Série, vol. 8, pp. 19-29, 2018.
Key Projects
  • 2015-2019: Network coordinator of the SPP Scientific Policy BRAIN-be project 'ColdCase: Re-opening of the Bernissart Iguanodon Crime Scene' (877 448 euros).
  • 2013-2015: Promotor of the SPP Scientific Policy Brain-be Pioneer project 'PASTREE: 'New plant architectural strategies and terrestrialisation patterns in the Early Eifelian' (150 000 euros).
  • 2002-2005: Promotor of the SPP Scientific Policy Project BL/36/C22-R12 ‘Cretaceous dinosaurs from Far Eastern Asia (eastern Asia and Inner Mongolia)' (88 095 euros).
Professional experiences

01/05/2013 > ongoing: Operational Director

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

01/01/2001 > 30/04/2013: Senior scientist

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

01/01/1999 > 31/12/2000: Statutory assistant

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

01/04/1990 > 31/12/1998: Contractual assistant

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Academic training

01/09/1990 > 01/03/1994: Ph.D. in Geological and Mineralogical Sciences

Université Catholique de Louvain

Ph.D. thesis title: ‘Les reptiles marins du Jurassique inférieur belgo-luxembourgeois’.

> : Master in Zoological Sciences

Université catholique de Louvain

Master thesis title: ‘Etude comparative de la denture permanente chez le chimpanzé commun (Pan troglodytes) et le chimpanzé nain (Pan paniscus)’.

2019

F. Shahid, Zhao, J. , and Godefroit, P. , Aerodynamics from Cursorial Running to Aerial Gliding for Avian Flight Evolution, Applied Sciences, vol. 9, pp. 1-15, 2019.
A. Cincotta, Pestchevitskaya, E. , Sinitsa, S. , Markevich, V. , Debaille, V. , Reshetova, S. , Mashchuk, I. , Frolov, A. , Gerdes, A. , Yans, J. , and Godefroit, P. , The rise of feathered dinosaurs: Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, the oldest dinosaur with {`}feather-like{'} structures, PeerJ, vol. 7, p. e6239, 2019.

2018

E. Prondvai, Godefroit, P. , Adriaens, D. , and Hu, D. - Y. , Intraskeletal histovariability, allometric growth patterns, and their functional implications in bird-like dinosaurs, Scientific Reports, vol. 8, pp. 1-16, 2018.
P. Godefroit, La côte du Père Adam, Fossiles, Hors Série, vol. 8, pp. 6-7, 2018.
P. Godefroit, Portrait de famille, Fossiles, Hors Série, vol. 8, pp. 63-69, 2018.
P. Godefroit, Les autres trésors de Bernissart, Fossiles, Hors Série, vol. 8, pp. 61-62, 2018.
P. Godefroit, La guerre des os: qui a découvert les Iguanodons de Bernissart?, Fossiles, Hors Série, vol. 8, pp. 38-41, 2018.
R. Vullo, Garcia, G. , Godefroit, P. , Cincotta, A. , and Valentin, X. , Mistralazhdarcho magii, gen. et sp. nov., a new azdarchid pterosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Southeastern France, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. e1502670, 2018.
P. Godefroit, Les Iguanodons de Bernissart: de la mine au musée, Fossiles, Hors Série, vol. 8, pp. 19-29, 2018.
V. Diez Diaz, Garcia, G. , Pereda-Suberbiola, X. , Jentgen-Ceschino, B. , Stein, K. , Godefroit, P. , and Valentin, X. , The titanosaurian dinosaur Atsinganosaurus velauciensis (Sauropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of southern France: New material, phylogenetic affinities, and palaeobiogeographical implications, Cretaceous Research, vol. 91, pp. 429-456, 2018.
P. Godefroit, Les Iguanodons avant Bernissart, Fossiles, Hors Série, vol. 8, pp. 11-18, 2018.

2017

K. Stein, Snoeck, C. , Hübner, T. , Bertozzo, F. , Godefroit, P. , and Claeys, P. , Preservation and diagenesis of the bones and teeth of Iguanodon bernissartensis (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Early Cretaceous of Belgium, 8th Bone Diagenesis Meeting Oxford 2017, vol. Program and abstracts, p. 13, 2017.
D. Dhouailly, Godefroit, P. , Martin, T. , Nonchev, S. , Caraguel, F. , and Oftedal, O. , Getting to the roots of scales, feathers and hair: as deep as odontodes?, Experimental Dermatology, vol. 2017, pp. 1-6, 2017.
A. Cincotta, Debaille, V. , Gerdes, A. , Sinitsa, S. , Reshetova, S. , Pestchevitskaya, K. , McNamara, M. , Yans, J. , and Godefroit, P. , Age, sedimentology and paleoecology of Kulinda, an exceptional Middle Jurassic dinosaur locality from Siberia, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 77th Annual Meeting, vol. Meeting program and abstracts, p. 98, 2017.
R. Amiot, Golovneva, L. , Godefroit, P. , Goedert, J. , Garcia, G. , Lécuyer, C. , Bugdaeva, E. , and Spicer, R. , Dinosaur ecology and climate in Eastern Siberia during the Late Cretaceous inferred from stable isotopes, Fifth International Symposium of IGCP 608, Jeju Island, Korea, vol. Program ans abstract volume, pp. 540-541, 2017.
K. Stein, Hübner, T. , Snoeck, C. , Bertozzo, F. , Godefroit, P. , and Claeys, P. , Histology and growth of Iguanodon bernissartensis, Society of Vertabrate Paleontology 77th Annual Meeting, vol. Meeting program and abstracts, p. 198, 2017.
V. Diez Diaz, Garcia, G. , Suberbiola, X. Pereda, Godefroit, P. , Stein, K. , and Valentin, X. , Remains of Atsinganosaurus from the Late Cretaceous Site of Velaux-La Bastide Neuve (Southern France), Zitteliana, vol. 91, p. 31, 2017.
U. Lefèvre, Cau, A. , Cincotta, A. , Hu, D. , Chinsamy, A. , Escuillié, F. , and Godefroit, P. , A new Jurassic theropod from China documents a transitional step in the macrostructure of feathers, The Science of Nature, vol. 104, pp. 1-13, 2017.
F. Bertozzo, Stein, K. , Manucci, F. , Godefroit, P. , and Claeys, P. , Anatomy, life-history and phylogeny of an exceptionally preserved hadrosaur from the Judith River Formation of Montana (USA), Zitteliana, vol. 91, p. 21, 2017.
F. Javier Verdu, Godefroit, P. , Royo-Torres, R. , Cobos, A. , and Alcalà, L. , Individual variation in the postcranial skeleton of the Early Cretaceous Iguanodon bernissartensis (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda), Cretaceous Research, vol. 74, pp. 65-86, 2017.

2016

A. Cincotta, Godefroit, P. , and Yans, J. , Study of preserved integuments from the cranium of a tapejarid pterosaur, in XIV Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Haarlem (Netherlands), 2016, vol. Abstract Volume, p. 23.
E. Prondvai, Adriaens, D. , Godefroit, P. , and Hu, D. - Y. , Intraskeletal histovariability and its ontogenetic implications in the limb bones of {`}dinobirds{'}, in 64th Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA), Liverpool, UK, 2016, vol. Abstract Volume, p. 27.
K. Stein, Bolotsky, Y. , Bolotsky, I. , Snoeck, C. , Dewinter, N. , Tsogtbaatar, K. , Barsbold, R. , Hayashi, S. , Godefroit, P. , and Claeys, P. , Preliminary results on the bone histology of hadrosaurs from the latest cretaceous of Far Eastern Russia, in Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 2016, vol. Program and abstracts, p. 250.
E. Prondvai, Hu, D. - Y. , Adriaens, D. , and Godefroit, P. , Intraskeletal growth dynamics and functional maturation in the limb bones of {`}dinobirds{'}, Anatomical Record, vol. 299, p. 76, 2016.
J. Goedert, Amiot, R. , Larbi, B. , Buffetaut, E. , Fourel, F. , Godefroit, P. , Kusuhashi, N. , Suteethorn, V. , Tong, H. , Watabe, M. , and Lécuyer, C. , Preliminary investigation of seasonal patterns recorded in the oxygen isotope compositions of theropod dinosaur tooth enamel, Palaios, vol. 31, pp. 10-19, 2016.

2015

G. Sun, Dong, Z. - M. , Akhetiev, M. , Markevich, V. , Ashraf, A. , Godefroit, P. , David, D. L. , Sun, C. , Sun, Y. , Quan, C. , Golovneva, L. , Bugdaeva, E. , Bolotsky, Y. , Suzuki, S. , Kodrul, T. , Nishida, H. , Kezina, T. , Harding, I. , Yang, H. X. , Ge, W. C. , Chen, Y. , and Yang, T. , Late Cretaceous-Paleocen biotas and the K-Pg Boundary from Jiayin of Heilongjiang, China, with discussion on the extinction of dinosaurs. Shanghai: Shanghai Scientific & Technological Education Publication House, 2015.
S. Sinitsa, Bolotsky, Y. , and Godefroit, P. , Taphonomy of the Late Jurassic Kulinda Lake, Abstracts of the 12th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems. Shenyang, August 16-20, p. 249, 2015.
A. Cincotta, Yans, J. , Godefroit, P. , Garcia, G. , Dejax, J. , Benammi, M. , Amico, S. , and Valentin, X. , Integrated Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction and Taphonomy of a Unique Upper Cretaceous Vertebrate-Bearing Locality (Velaux, Southeastern France), PLoS ONE, vol. 10, pp. 1-20, 2015.
P. Godefroit, Sinitsa, S. , Namara, M. Mc, Cincotta, A. , Spagna, P. , Dhouailly, D. , and Bolotsky, Y. , The primitive ornithischian dinosaur Kulindadromeus from the Jurassic of Siberia and the origin of feathers, Abstracts of the 12th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems. Shenyang, August 16-20, p. 297, 2015.
L. Dewaele, Tsogtbaatar, K. , Barsbold, R. , Garcia, G. , Stein, K. , Escuillié, F. , and Godefroit, P. , Perinatal Specimens of Saurolophus angustirostris (Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae), from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia, PLoS ONE, vol. 10, p. e0138806, 2015.
D. B. Brinkman, Tong, H. - Y. , Li, H. , Sun, Y. , Zhang, J. - S. , Godefroit, P. , and Zhang, Z. - M. , New exceptionally well-preserved specimens of “Zangerlia”neimongolensis from Bayan Mandahu, Inner Mongolia, andtheir taxonomic significance, Comptes Rendus Palevol, vol. 14, pp. 577-578, 2015.
J. Lindgren, Sjövall, P. , Carney, R. , Cincotta, A. , Uvdal, P. , Hutcheson, S. , Gustafsson, O. , Lefèvre, U. , Escuillié, F. , Heimdal, J. , Engdahl, A. , Gren, J. , Kear, B. , Wakamatsu, K. , Yans, J. , and Godefroit, P. , Molecular composition and ultrastructure of Jurassic paravian feathers, Scientific Reports, vol. 5, pp. 1-13, 2015.
D. B. Brinkman, Tong, H. - Y. , Li, H. , Sun, Y. , Zhang, J. - S. , Godefroit, P. , and Zhang, Z. - M. , New exceptionally well-preserved specimens of 'Zangerlia' neimongolensis from Bayan Mandahu, Inner Mongolia, and their taxonomic significance, Comptes Rendus Palevol, vol. 14, pp. 577-578, 2015.
A. Cincotta, Javaux, E. , Godefroit, P. , Lefèvre, U. , Storme, J. - Y. , Lindgren, J. , and Yans, J. , Study of fossil feathers using infrared spectroscopy and imagery., 2015.
J. Martin, Delfino, M. , Garcia, G. , Godefroit, P. , Berton, S. , and Valentin, X. , New specimens of Allodaposuchus precedens from France: intraspecific variability and the diversity of European Late Cretaceous eusuchians, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 2015, pp. 1-25, 2015.

2014

T. Mortier, Baele, J. - M. , Blaivie, G. , Collet, H. , De Bast, E. , Dejax, J. , Delaby, S. , Dupuis, C. , Dupont, N. , Folie, A. , Godefroit, P. , Goemaere, E. , Hennebert, M. , Kaufmann, O. , Licour, L. , Martin, T. , Papier, S. , Pirson, S. , Prestianni, C. , Quinif, Y. , Robaszynski, F. , Smith, T. , Spagna, P. , and Yans, J. , Itinéraire 2 : le Nord-Ouest du Bassin de Mons, vol. 3. Mons: UMons - asbl La Malagne, 2014.
T. Mortier, Baele, J. - M. , Blaivie, G. , Collet, H. , De Bast, E. , Dejax, J. , Delaby, S. , Dupuis, C. , Dupont, N. , Folie, A. , Godefroit, P. , Goemaere, E. , Hennebert, M. , Kaufmann, O. , Licour, L. , Martin, T. , Papier, S. , Pirson, S. , Prestianni, C. , Quinif, Y. , Robaszynski, F. , Smith, T. , Spagna, P. , and Yans, J. , Introduction général à la géologie. Mons: UMons - asbl La Malagne, 2014.
T. Mortier, Baele, J. - M. , Blaivie, G. , Collet, H. , De Bast, E. , Dejax, J. , Delaby, S. , Dupuis, C. , Dupont, N. , Folie, A. , Godefroit, P. , Goemaere, E. , Hennebert, M. , Kaufmann, O. , Licour, L. , Martin, T. , Papier, S. , Pirson, S. , Prestianni, C. , Quinif, Y. , Robaszynski, F. , Smith, T. , Spagna, P. , and Yans, J. , Itinéraire 1 : le Grand Mons, Itinéraires pédagogiques du Géoparc du Bassin de Mons, vol. 2. Mons: UMons - asbl La Malagne, 2014.
T. Mortier, Baele, J. - M. , Blaivie, G. , Collet, H. , De Bast, E. , Dejax, J. , Delaby, S. , Dupuis, C. , Dupont, N. , Folie, A. , Godefroit, P. , Goemaere, E. , Hennebert, M. , Kaufmann, O. , Licour, L. , Martin, T. , Papier, S. , Pirson, S. , Prestianni, C. , Quinif, Y. , Robaszynski, F. , Smith, T. , Spagna, P. , and Yans, J. , Itinéraire 5 : La région du Centre et le Sud du Géoparc, vol. 6. Mons: UMons - asbl La Malagne, 2014.
T. Mortier, Baele, J. - M. , Blaivie, G. , Collet, H. , De Bast, E. , Dejax, J. , Delaby, S. , Dupuis, C. , Dupont, N. , Folie, A. , Godefroit, P. , Goemaere, E. , Hennebert, M. , Kaufmann, O. , Licour, L. , Martin, T. , Papier, S. , Pirson, S. , Prestianni, C. , Quinif, Y. , Robaszynski, F. , Smith, T. , Spagna, P. , and Yans, J. , Itinéraire 4 : La Thudinie et le Sud-Est du Géoparc, vol. 5. Mons: UMons - asbl La Malagne, 2014.
T. Mortier, Baele, J. - M. , Blaivie, G. , Collet, H. , De Bast, E. , Dejax, J. , Delaby, S. , Dupuis, C. , Dupont, N. , Folie, A. , Godefroit, P. , Goemaere, E. , Hennebert, M. , Kaufmann, O. , Licour, L. , Martin, T. , Papier, S. , Pirson, S. , Prestianni, C. , Quinif, Y. , Robaszynski, F. , Smith, T. , Spagna, P. , and Yans, J. , Itinéraire 3 : Les Hauts-Pays et le Borinage, vol. 4. Mons: UMons - asbl La Malagne, 2014.
Y. Bolotsky, Godefroit, P. , Bolotsky, I. , and Atuchin, A. , Hadrosaurs from the Far East: historical perspective and new Amurosaurus material from Blagoveschensk (Amur region, Russia), in Hadrosaurs, D. A. Eberth and Evans, D. C. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2014, pp. 315-331.
P. Godefroit, Sinitsa, S. , Dhouailly, D. , Bolotsky, Y. , Sizov, A. , Namara, M. Mc, Benton, M. , and Spagna, P. , A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales, Science, vol. 345, pp. 451-455, 2014.
P. Godefroit, Sinitsa, S. , Dhouailly, D. , Namara, M. Mc, and Cincotta, A. , Feather-like structures in ornithischian dinosaurs, 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Abstracts of Papers, p. 24, 2014.
Y. - N. Lee, Barsbold, R. , Currie, P. , Kobayashi, Y. , Lee, H. - J. , Godefroit, P. , Escuillié, F. , and Tsogtbaatar, C. , Long-standing enigmas of a giant ornithomimosaur Deinocheirus mirificus resolved, Nature, vol. 515, pp. 257-260, 2014.
P. Lauters, Lee, Y. - N. , Barsbold, R. , Currie, P. , Kobayashi, Y. , Escuillié, F. , and Godefroit, P. , The brain of Deinocheirus mirificus, a gigantic ornithomimosaurian dinosaur from the Cretaceous of Mongolia, 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Abstracts of Papers, p. 166, 2014.
U. Lefèvre, Hu, D. , Escuillié, F. , Dyke, G. , and Godefroit, P. , A new long-tailed basal bird from the Early Cretaceous of north-eastern China, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 113, pp. 790-804, 2014.
P. Godefroit, Sinitsa, S. , Dhouailly, D. , Bolotsky, Y. , Sizov, A. , Namara, M. Mc, Benton, M. , and Spagna, P. , Response to the Technical Comment on 'A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales', Science, vol. 346, pp. 434-435, 2014.
G. Dyke, Cau, A. , Naish, D. , Brougham, T. , and Godefroit, P. , Archaeopteryx and paravian phylogeny: the enigma of Balaur, 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Abstracts of Papers, p. 17, 2014.
V. Fischer, Arkhangelsky, M. , Naish, D. , Stenshin, I. , Uspensky, G. , and Godefroit, P. , Simbirskiasaurus and Pervushovisaurus reassessed: implications for the taxonomy and cranial osteology of Cretaceous platypterygiine ichthyosaurs, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 171, pp. 822-841, 2014.
V. Fischer, Arkhangelsky, M. , Uspensky, G. , Stenshin, I. , and Godefroit, P. , A new Lower Cretaceous ichthyosaur from Russia reveals skull shape conservatism within Ophthalmosaurinae, Geological Magazine, vol. 151, pp. 60-70, 2014.
A. Cincotta, Godefroit, P. , Garcia, G. , Valentin, X. , Dejax, J. , and Yans, J. , Taphonomy of a Campanian vertebrate-bearing locality in southeastern France. 7th International Meeting on Taphonomy and Fossilization., International Meeting on Taphonomy and Fossilization. Sezione di Fisica e Scienze della Terra, p. 25, 2014.
V. Fischer, Bardet, N. , Guiomar, M. , and Godefroit, P. , High Diversity in Cretaceous Ichthyosaurs from Europe Prior to Their Extinction, PLoS ONE, vol. 9, p. e84709, 2014.
P. Vincent, Taquet, P. , Fischer, V. , Bardet, N. , Falconnet, J. , and Godefroit, P. , Mary Anning{'}s legacy to French vertebrate palaeontology, Geological Magazine, vol. 151, pp. 7-20, 2014.
U. Lefèvre, Cau, A. , Hu, D. - Y. , Wu, W. , Escuillié, F. , and Godefroit, P. , New basal Avialae from the Jurassic of China, 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Abstracts of Papers, p. 17, 2014.

2013

D. Naish, Fischer, V. , Liston, J. , and Godefroit, P. , A basal thunnosaurian from Iraq reveals disparate phylogenetic origins for Cretaceous ichthyosaurs., in 73th Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A, 30 October–2 November 2013., 2013.
P. Lauters, Godefroit, P. , and Vercauteren, M. , What can we learn from the brain of ornithopod dinosaurs?. SVPCA, 2013.
P. Godefroit, Sinitsa, S. , Dhouailly, D. , Bolotsky, Y. , and Sizov, A. , Feather-like structures and scales in a Jurassic neornithischian dinosaur from Siberia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 2013.
P. Godefroit, Demuynck, H. , Dyke, G. , Hu, D. , Escuillié, F. , and Claeys, P. , Reduced plumage and flight ability of a new Jurassic paravian theropod from China, Nature Communications, vol. 4, pp. 1-6, 2013.
M. Antoine and Godefroit, P. , L'angoisse du conservateur au moment de l'acquisition: écho du terrain, La Lettre de l'OCIM, vol. 147, pp. 26-33, 2013.
P. Lauters, Vercauteren, M. , Bolotsky, Y. , and Godefroit, P. , Cranial Endocast of the Lambeosaurine Hadrosaurid Amurosaurus riabinini from the Amur Region, Russia, PLoS ONE, vol. 8, p. e78899, 2013.
R. Tabuce, Tortosa, T. , Vianey-Liaud, M. , Garcia, G. , Lebrun, R. , Godefroit, P. , Dutour, Y. , Berton, S. , Valentin, X. , and Cheylan, G. , New eutherian mammals from the Late Cretaceous of Aix-en-Provence Basin, south-eastern France, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 169, pp. 656-672, 2013.
V. Fischer, Appleby, R. M. , Naish, D. , Liston, J. , Riding, J. B. , Brindley, S. , and Godefroit, P. , An archaic ichthyosaur from Iraq reveals disparate phylogenetic origins for Cretaceous ichthyosaurs., Biology Letters, vol. 9, 2013.
V. Fischer, Appleby, R. , Naish, D. , Liston, J. , Riding, J. , Brindley, S. , and Godefroit, P. , A basal thunnosaurian from Iraq reveals disparate phylogenetic origins for Cretaceous ichthyosaurs, Biology Letters, vol. 9, p. 20130021, 2013.
P. Godefroit, Cau, A. , Hu, D. , Escuillié, F. , Wu, W. , and Dyke, G. , A Jurassic avialan dinosaur from China resolves the early phylogenetic history of birds, Nature, vol. 498, pp. 359-362, 2013.

2012

P. Godefroit, Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2012.
D. - Y. Hu, Li, J. , Xu, X. , Hou, L. , and Godefroit, P. , New discoveries of Early Cretaceous Enantiornithes from the Jehol Biota, China., in The 11th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems, Korea 2012, Abstract Book, and Park, J. - Y. Gwangju: MTE, 2012, pp. 53-55.
J. - M. Baele, Godefroit, P. , Spagna, P. , and Dupuis, C. , Geological Model and Cyclic Mass-Mortality Scenarios for the Lower Cretaceous Iguanodon bonebeds of Bernissart, southwest Belgium, in Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Ecosystems, P. Godefroit Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 155-171.
W. Wu and Godefroit, P. , Anatomy and relationships of Bolong yixianensis, an Early Cretaceous iguanodontoid dinosaur from western Liaoning, China, in Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems, P. Godefroit Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 311-352.
V. Codrea, Godefroit, P. , and Smith, T. , First discovery of Maastrichtian (Latest Cretaceous) terrestrial vertebrates in Rusca montana Basin (Romania), in Bernissart Dinosaurs and early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems. P. Godefroit (ed.), Indiana University Press, G. P. Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 570-581.
P. Godefroit, Demuynck, H. , Dyke, G. , Hu, D. - Y. , Escuillie, F. , Cau, A. , and Claeys, P. , New paravian theropods from the Jurassic of northeastern China and their implications for the origin of birds., in The 11th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems, Korea 2012, Abstract Book, and Park, J. - Y. Gwangju: MTE, 2012, pp. 107-108.
J. - M. Baele, Godefroit, P. , Spagna, P. , and Dupuis, C. , A Short Introduction to the Geology of the Mons Basin and the Iguanodon Sinkhole, Belgium, in Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Ecosystems, P. Godefroit Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 35-42.
X. Valentin, Godefroit, P. , Tabuce, R. , Vianey-Liaud, M. , Wu, W. , and Garcia, G. , First Maastrichtian (latest Cretaceous) vertebrate assemblage from Provence (Vitrolles-la-Plaine, southern France), in Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems, P. Godefroit Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 601-615.
P. Godefroit, Cretaceous dinosaurs from northeastern China., in The 11th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems, Korea 2012, Abstract Book, and Park, J. - Y. Gwangju: MTE, 2012, pp. 169-171.
A. de Ricqlès, Godefroit, P. , and Yans, J. , Histological assessment of vertebrate remains in the 2003 Bernissart drill, in Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems, P. Godefroit Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 149-158.
P. Godefroit, Escuillié, F. , Bolotsky, Y. , and Lauters, P. , A new basal hadrosauroid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Kazakhstan, in Bernissart Dinosaurs in depth; A window on Early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems, P. Godefroit Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 334-358.
L. Jin, Chen, J. , and Godefroit, P. , A new basal ornithomimosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation, NW China, in Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems, P. Godefroit Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 485-506.
P. Lauters, Godefroit, P. , Coudyzer, W. , and Vercauteren, M. , Iguanodon's brain and perspectives on ornithopod evolution, in Bernissart Dinosaurs in depth; A window on Early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems, P. Godefroit Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 213-224.
P. Lauters, Godefroit, P. , Coudyzer, W. , and Vercauteren, M. , Iguanodon{'}s brain and perspectives on ornithopod evolution, in Bernissart Dinosaurs in depth; A window on Early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems, P. Godefroit Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 213-224.
P. Godefroit, Yans, J. , and Bultynck, P. , Bernissart and the Iguanodons: historical perspective and new investigations, in Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Ecosystems, P. Godefroit Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 3-22.
G. Sun, Akhmetiev, M. , Markevich, V. , Ashraf, A. R. , Bugdaeva, E. , Dong, Z. - M. , Godefroit, P. , Bolotsky, Y. , Quan, C. , Sun, C. L. , and Dilcher, D. L. , Late Cretaceous biota and the K-Pg Boundary in Jiayin along the Heilongjiang River, NE China., in The 11th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems, Korea 2012, Abstract Book, and Park, J. - Y. Gwangju: MTE, 2012, pp. 131-134.
P. Godefroit, Le Loeuff, J. , Carlier, P. , Pirson, S. , Yans, J. , Suteethorn, S. , and Spagna, P. , Early Cretaceous dinosaurs remains from Baudour (Belgium), in Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Ecosystems, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 147-154.
X. Wang, Godefroit, P. , Dyke, G. , Atterholt, J. , Hu, D. - Y. , and Escuillie, F. , A new specimen shows that Jeholornis and Jixianornis are the same species, in 8. 8th Iternational Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, Abstracts, Vienna, 2012, p. 39.
P. Godefroit, Bolotsky, Y. , and Lauters, P. , A new saurolophine dinosaur from the latest Cretaceous of Far Eastern Russia, PLoS ONE, vol. 7, p. e36849, 2012.
P. Godefroit, Bolotsky, Y. , and Bolotsky, I. , Osteology and relationships of Olorotitan arharensis, a hollow-crested hadrosaurid dinosaur from the latest Cretaceous of Far Eastern Russia, Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, vol. 57, pp. 527-560, 2012.
D. Naish, Dyke, G. , Cau, A. , Escuillié, F. , and Godefroit, P. , A gigantic bird from the Upper Cretaceous of Central Asia, Biology Letters, vol. 8, pp. 149-158, 2012.

2011

G. Sun, Akhmetiev, M. , Markevich, V. , Ashraf, A. , Bugdaeva, E. , Dong, Z. - M. , Godefroit, P. , Bolotsky, Y. , Golovneva, L. , Yang, H. , Sun, C. - L. , Sun, Y. W. , Kodrul, T. , Kezina, T. , Nishida, H. , and Dilcher, B. , Late Cretaceous biota and the K-Pg Boundary in Jiayin, in Abstracts of the International Symposium on Paleontology and Geology in Yichun, China, August 2011, 2011, pp. 90-91.
P. Lauters, Vercauteren, M. , and Godefroit, P. , Brain of ornithopod dinosaurs and new characters for phylogenetic analyses, in International Hadrosaur Symposium Program & Abstracts, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaontology, Drumheller, September 2011, 2011, p. 70.
P. Godefroit, Bolotsky, Y. , Golovneva, L. , Wu, W. , and Lauters, P. , New data on latest Cretaceous hadrosaurids from Russia and north-eastern China, in International Hadrosaur Symposium Program & Abstacts, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaontology, Drumheller, September 2011, 2011, p. 59.
P. Godefroit, Bone War in Belgium: Who discovered the Bernissart Iguanodons? Dinosaurs, their Kith and Kin, in An International Symposium. Meeting Program, Abstracts, Field Trip, Paris, May 2011, 2011, p. 10.
Y. Bolotsky, Ermatsans, I. , Godefroit, P. , and Bolotsky, I. , New facts on the history of the first Asian dinosaurs., in 9. Abstracts of the International Symposium on Paleontology and Geology in Yichun, China, August 2011, 2011.
W. Wu and Godefroit, P. , Bolong yixianensis, a new basal hadrosauroid dinosaur from the Yixian Formation in western Liaoning, China, in 14. Abstracts of the International Symposium on Paleontology and Geology in Liaoning, China, Shenyang, May 2011, 2011, p. 16.
P. Godefroit, Lauters, P. , Van Itterbeeck, J. , Bolotsky, Y. , and Bolotsky, I. , Recent advances on study of hadrosaurid dinosaurs in Heilongjiang (Amur) River area between China and Russia, Global Geology, vol. 14, pp. 160-191, 2011.
X. Wang, Dyke, G. J. , Godefroit, P. , and Smith, T. , A euenantiornithine bird from the Late Cretaceous Hateg Basin of Romania, Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, vol. 56, pp. 853-857, 2011.

2010

X. Valentin, Godefroit, P. , Amico, S. , Decarreau, A. , Fournier, F. , Lauters, P. , Pereda-Suberbiola, X. , Villiers, L. , and Garcia, G. , The Velaux-Bastide Neuve locality (Upper Cretaceous, Bouches du Rhône): an example of margino-littoral ecosystem from Provence, in Abstracts of the 8th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Aix-en-Provence, June 2010, 2010, p. 84.
P. Lauters, Bolotsky, Y. , Vercauteren, M. , and Godefroit, P. , Insights into the brain of two hadrosaurid dinosaurs from Kundur, Russia, in Abstracts of the 8th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Aix-en-Provence, June 2010, 2010, p. 49.
V. Fisher, Clément, A. , Guiomar, M. , and Godefroit, P. , An Early Cretaceous ichthyosaur from SE France: implications on the evolution of post-Liassic Ichthyosauria, in Abstracts of the 8th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Aix-en-Provence, June 2010, 2010, p. 35.
V. Codrea, Vremir, M. , Jipas, C. , Godefroit, P. , Csiki, Z. , Smith, T. , and Farcas, C. , More than just Nopcsa's Transylvanian dinosaurs: A look outside the Hateg Basin, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 293, pp. 391-405, 2010.

2009

B. Mottequin, Taphonomy and sedimentology of the 'black marble' of Denée, a fossil conservation deposit from the Viséan (Mississippian) of Belgium., in Tribute to Charles Darwin and Bernissart Iguanodons, P. Godefroit and Lambert, O. P. Godefroit, 2009, pp. 117-127.
A. Garcia, Godefroit, P. , Smith, T. , Van Itterbeeck, J. , Valentin, X. , and Codrea, V. , Amniotic eggshells from the Haţeg Basin (Upper Cretaceous, Romania)., in Tribute to Charles Darwin and Bernissart Iguanodons: new perspectives on Vertebrate Evolution and Early Cretaceous ecosystems., P. Godefroit and Lambert, O. Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Brussels, 2009, p. 33.
J. Yans, Andreu, B. , Baele, J. - M. , Cornet, C. , de Ricqles, A. , Dejax, J. , Dupuis, C. , Galbrun, B. , Gerards, T. , Gerrienne, P. , Godefroit, P. , Gomez, B. , Gosselin, R. , Leduc, T. , Petit, G. , Pons, D. , Préat, A. , Robaszinski, F. , Schnyder, J. , Smith, T. , Spagna, P. , Steurbaut, E. , Taverne, L. , Tshibangu, J. - P. , Van Itterbeeck, J. , Vandycke, S. , and Vanneste, C. , Integrated results of the new material from the 2002-2003 boreholes in Bernissart (Mons Basin, Belgium)., in Tribute to Charles Darwin and Bernissart Iguanodons: new perspectives on Vertebrate Evolution and Early Cretaceous ecosystems., P. Godefroit and Lambert, O. Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Brussels, 2009, p. 100.
X. Valentin, Godefroit, P. , Tabuce, R. , Vianey-Liaud, M. , Garcia, G. , and Wu, W. , First Maastrichtian vertebrate assemblage from Provence (Vitrolles-La-Plaine, France)., in Tribute to Charles Darwin and Bernissart Iguanodons: new perspectives on Vertebrate Evolution and Early Cretaceous ecosystems., P. Godefroit and Lambert, O. Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Brussels, 2009, p. 94.
A. de Ricqles, Godefroit, P. , and Yans, J. , Vertebrate remains in the 2003 Bernissart drill: histological assessment., in Tribute to Charles Darwin and Bernissart Iguanodons: new perspectives on Vertebrate Evolution and Early Cretaceous ecosystems, P. Godefroit and Lambert, O. Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Brussels, 2009, p. 42.
P. Godefroit, Van Itterbeeck, J. , Lauters, P. , Bolotsky, Y. , Dong, Z. - M. , Jin, L. - Y. , Zan, S. - Q. , Hai, S. , and Yu, T. , Latest Cretaceous hadrosaurid dinosaurs from Heilongjiang Province (P. R. China) and the Amur Region (Far Eastern Russia), in Actas de las IV Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontolog{í}a de Dinosaurios y su Entorno, 2009, pp. 91-120.
P. Godefroit, Golovneva, L. , Shchepetov, S. , and Alekseev, P. , The last polar dinosaurs: high diversity of latest Cretaceous arctic dinosaurs in Russia, in Tribute to Charles Darwin and Bernissart Iguanodons: new perspectives on Vertebrate Evolution and Early Cretaceous ecosystems, 2009, p. 48.
V. Fischer, Guiomar, M. , and Godefroit, P. , New data on the palaeobiogeography of Toarcian (Lower Jurassic) ichthyosaurs, in Tribute to Charles Darwin and Bernissart Iguanodons: new perspectives on Vertebrate Evolution and Early Cretaceous ecosystems, 2009, p. 39.
V. Codrea, Godefroit, P. , Smith, T. , and Jipa-Murzea, C. , Maastrichtian land vertebrates in Rusca Montană Basin (Romania), in Tribute to Charles Darwin and Bernissart Iguanodons: new perspectives on Vertebrate Evolution and Early Cretaceous ecosystems, 2009, p. 29.
B. Mottequin and Poty, E. , Palaenvironmental context of the 'black marble' of Denée (Viséan, Belgium), in Tribute to Charles Darwin and Bernissart Iguanodons, 2009, p. 73.
P. Godefroit, Jin, L. , and Chen, J. , A new middle Cretaceous vertebrate locality from Jilin Province, northeastern China, in Tribute to Charles Darwin and Bernissart Iguanodons: new perspectives on Vertebrate Evolution and Early Cretaceous ecosystems, 2009, p. 49.

2008

P. Godefroit, Recent studies on the latest Cretaceous dinosaurs in Heilongjiang (Amur) River area., in Second Workshop on the K-T Boundary in Jiayin of Heilongjiang, China, Nov. 16-21, 2008, programme, abstracts and field guide., G. Sun Research Center of Paleontology & Stratigraphy, Jilin University, Changchun, 2008, p. 18.
P. Lauters, Bolotsky, Y. , Van Itterbeeck, J. , and Godefroit, P. , Taphonomy and Age Profile of a Latest Cretaceous Dinosaur Bone Bed in Far Eastern Russia, Palaios, vol. 23, pp. 153-162, 2008.
P. Godefroit, Hai, S. , Yu, T. , and Lauters, P. , New hadrosaurid dinosaurs from the uppermost Cretaceous of north-eastern China, Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, vol. 53, pp. 47-74, 2008.
M. Delfino, Codrea, V. , Folie, A. , Dica, P. , Godefroit, P. , and Smith, T. , A complete skull of Allodaposuchus precedens Nopcsa, 1928 (Eusuchia) and a reassessment of the morphology of the taxon based on the romanian remains, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 28, pp. 111-122, 2008.

2007

P. Godefroit and Lambert, O. , A re-appraisal of Craspedodon lonzeensis Dollo, 1883 from the Upper Cretaceous of Belgium: the first record of a neoceratopsian dinosaur in Europe?, Bulletin de l{'}Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, Sciences de la Terre, vol. 77, pp. 83-93, 2007.

2002

C. Degueldre, Rottiers, S. , Bultynck, P. , Germonpré, M. , and Godefroit, P. , Dinosauriërs: van vindplaats tot museum. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, 2002.
V. Codrea, Smith, T. , Dica, P. , Folie, A. , Garcia, G. , Godefroit, P. , and Van Itterbeeck, J. , Dinosaur egg nests, mammals and other vertebrates from a new Maastrichtian site of the Hateg Basin (Romania), Comptes Rendus Palevol, vol. 1, pp. 173-180, 2002.
T. Smith, Codrea, V. , Sasaran, E. , Van Itterbeeck, J. , Bultynck, P. , Csiki, Z. , Dica, P. , Farcas, C. , Folie, A. , Garcia, G. , and Godefroit, P. , A new exceptional vertebrate site from the Late Cretaceous of the Hateg Basin (Romania), Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Geologia, vol. Special Issue 1, pp. 321-330, 2002.

2001

O. Lambert, Godefroit, P. , Li, H. , Shan, C. - Y. , and Dong, Z. - M. , A new species of Protoceratops (Dinosauria, Neoceratopsia) from the Late Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia (P. R. China), Bulletin de l{'}Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, Sciences de la Terre, vol. 71, pp. 5-28, 2001.

1998

P. Godefroit, Dong, Z. - M. , Bultynck, P. , Li, H. , and Feng, L. , New Bactrosaurus (Dinosauria: Hadrosauroidea) material from Iren Dabasu (Inner Mongolia, P.R. China), Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belqique, Sciences de la Terre, vol. 68, pp. 3-70, 1998.

1989

P. Godefroit, Les reptiles marins du Toarcien (Jurassique inférieur) belgo-luxembourgeois, vol. 39. Rue Jenner 13, 1000 Bruxelles: Ministère des Affaires économiques, Service géologique de Belgique, 1989, p. 98.
01/12/2014 to 31/12/2017

ColdCase: re-opening of the Bernissart Iguanodon crime scene

The Early Cretaceous Iguanodon Sinkhole at Bernissart is a unique fossil deposit owing to the quantity and preservation quality of Iguanodon. Since its discovery 136 years ago, the processes leading to the local accumulation of so many complete skeletons remain completely unexplained. This project aims to evaluate different taphonomic scenarios.
01/10/2005 to 31/12/2016

General structure an evolution of the brain of ornithopod dinosaurs

The purpose of this project is to describe the endocranial casts (in silicone and virtual) of ornithopod dinosaurs from Europe and Asia, and establish comparisons with other archosaurs.

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