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A pangolin from the French Quercy phosphorites
The skull of Tetraceratops
A femur of the giant bird Gargantuavis
Fossil vertebrate assemblage at Las Aguilas
Notidanodon tooth (Neoselachii: Hexanchiformes) in the Late Jurassic of New Zealand
Introduction à l'oeuvre scientifique de Donald E. Russell, "gentleman paleontologist"D.E.Russell; Eocene; Mammals; Paleocene; Paleontology; synthesis
Cite this article: Godinot M., Gingerich P. D., 1996. Introduction à l'oeuvre scientifique de Donald E. Russell, "gentleman paleontologist". Palaeovertebrata 25 (2-4): 63-74.
The scientific career of D.E. Russell began with a Pliocene fauna from Oregon, and then turned in the direction of European Paleogene mammals. Field work followed by study of the mammals that were collected, ﬁrstly in the Paleocene and later in the early Eocene, greatly rejuvenated learning in this field. Syntheses on the Northwest European Tertiary basin and on European marnmals and stratigraphy came next. Research on the Eocene of Asia was carried out jointly with Gingerich on Pakistan and with Dashzeveg on the faunas of Mongolia. An important synthesis on the entire Paleogene of Asia, joint with Zhai, followed. Field work in Africa with Sigogneau-Russell led to the discovery of Mesozoic mammals there. A synthesis of mammalian paleofaunas of the world was written with Savage, and a similar synthesis of Cenozoic vertebrate faunas is currently being prepared. These achievements reflect the perennial importance of ﬁeld work, numerous collaborations with both amateurs and professionals, and the human qualities of this author.
Published in Vol. 25, Fasc. 2-4 (1996)