Eric De Bast

Vertebrate palaeontologist
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Key Publications
F. Solé, De Bast, E. , Yang, J. , Li, C. - S. , and Smith, T. , A new hapalodectid (Mesonychia, Mammalia) from the Late Paleocene of the Qianshan Basin (Anhui Province, China): new data on the radiation of the hapalodectids, in Society of Vertebrate Paleontology October 2016, 2016, vol. Astracts of papers 76th Annual Meeting, p. 229.
T. Smith, Quesnel, F. , Baron, V. , De Plöeg, G. , De Bast, E. , Folie, A. , and Solé, F. , New earliest Eocene mammal fauna from Clairoix, France: first definitive Dormaal (reference level MP7) equivalent outside of Belgium, in Society of Vertebrate Paleontology October 2016, 2016, vol. Astracts of papers 76th Annual Meeting, p. 228.
E. De Bast and Smith, T. , Radiation of plesiadapid mammals at the end of the Paleocene evidenced by new discoveries from the Latest Paleocene of France: one more example of bush-like evolution, in Society of Vertebrate Paleontology October 2016, 2016, vol. Astracts of papers 76th Annual Meeting, p. 123.
F. Solé, De Bast, E. , Codrea, V. , and Gheerbrant, E. , New carnivoraforms from the Latest Paleocene of Europe and their bearing on the origin and radiation of Carnivoraformes (Carnivoramorpha, Mammalia), Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, p. e1082480 (19 pages), 2016.
Professional experiences

01/10/2009 > 30/09/2013: Research contract

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Academic training

01/09/2007 > 30/06/2009: Master in biology of organisms and ecology

Université Catholique de Louvain

01/09/2004 > 30/06/2007: Bachelor in Biology

Master in biology of organisms and ecology
Université Catholique de Louvain

2016

F. Solé, De Bast, E. , Yang, J. , Li, C. - S. , and Smith, T. , A new hapalodectid (Mesonychia, Mammalia) from the Late Paleocene of the Qianshan Basin (Anhui Province, China): new data on the radiation of the hapalodectids, in Society of Vertebrate Paleontology October 2016, 2016, vol. Astracts of papers 76th Annual Meeting, p. 229.
T. Smith, Quesnel, F. , Baron, V. , De Plöeg, G. , De Bast, E. , Folie, A. , and Solé, F. , New earliest Eocene mammal fauna from Clairoix, France: first definitive Dormaal (reference level MP7) equivalent outside of Belgium, in Society of Vertebrate Paleontology October 2016, 2016, vol. Astracts of papers 76th Annual Meeting, p. 228.
E. De Bast and Smith, T. , Radiation of plesiadapid mammals at the end of the Paleocene evidenced by new discoveries from the Latest Paleocene of France: one more example of bush-like evolution, in Society of Vertebrate Paleontology October 2016, 2016, vol. Astracts of papers 76th Annual Meeting, p. 123.
F. Solé, De Bast, E. , Codrea, V. , and Gheerbrant, E. , New carnivoraforms from the Latest Paleocene of Europe and their bearing on the origin and radiation of Carnivoraformes (Carnivoramorpha, Mammalia), Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, p. e1082480 (19 pages), 2016.
01/10/2009 to 31/12/2014

Endemic Evolution and Faunal Turnover of the European Paleocene Mammals

The project focuses on the early radiation of European mammals at the beginning of the Cenozoic era, and their evolution until the Paleocene-Eocene boundary. Study of mammals from new localities allows discerning adaptive radiation, endemic evolution and dispersal of mammals just after the dinosaur’s extinction.
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