ISSN : 2533-4050 (tisk), 2533-4069 (online)
Editor in Chief : Jiří Kvaček

Unexpected inhibitory cascade in the molariforms of sloths (Folivora, Xenarthra): a case study in xenarthrans honouring Gerhard Storch’s open-mindedness

The inhibitory cascade (IC) represents a developmental model that explains the evolution of molar relative sizes, originally described in rodents but later validated in several mammalian groups. The IC comprises signalling molecules produced by the first molar buds that inhibit the development of…

Mortality profiles of Castor and Trogontherium (Mammalia: Rodentia, Castoridae), with notes on the site formation of the Mid-Pleistocene hominin locality Bilzingsleben II (Thuringia, Central Germany)

The Middle Pleistocene site Bilzingsleben II is well-known for its wealth of vertebrate and archaeological remains. Of particular importance is the record of Homo erectus bilzingslebenensis. Most palaeontologists consider the find horizon as a primary vertebrate deposit formed during human…

Lagomorphs (Mammalia) from the early Pliocene of Dorkovo, Bulgaria

The vertebrate locality of Dorkovo yielded a rich mammalian assemblage of which some large mammals have been studied, but not smaller mammals. The previous investigations correlated this fauna to the early Pliocene (early Ruscinian, MN 14). The present paper describes lagomorph remains which consist…

Generically speaking, a survey on Neogene rodent diversity at the genus level in the NOW database

Over the last half a century, a massive amount of data has been gathered on Neogene rodents of Europe. Using the NOW database, we analysed changes in generic diversity during the Neogene and the beginning of the Quaternary. Studies as the present are useful for exploring major changes in diversity,…

The Eomyidae in Asia: Biogeography, diversity and dispersals

In Asia, the first find of an eomyid rodent was reported almost one century after the first studies of the family Eomyidae in North America and Europe. Since then, eomyid rodents have been increasingly found in Asia particularly over the past two decades. Here, we review the Asian record of this…


To the arcticle: Tonarová, P., Vodrážková, S., Hints, O., Männik, P., Kubajko, M., Frýda, J. (2019): Llandovery microfossils and microfacies of the Hýskov section, Prague Basin. – Fossil Imprint, 75(1): 25–43. https://doi.org/10.2478/if-2019-0002


To the article: Vianey-Liaud, M., Marivaux, L., Lehmann, T. (2019): A reevaluation of the taxonomic status of the rodent Masillamys Tobien, 1954 from Messel (Germany, late early to early middle Eocene, 48–47 m.y.). – Fossil Imprint, 75(3-4): 454–483. https://doi.org10.2478/if-2019-0028