Lehrstuhl für Paläontologie & Geobiologie





Publikationen in Fachzeitschriften

2020 online first, in press and accepted

  • Mennecart B, Métais G, Tissier J, Rössner GE, Costeur L (Accepted). 3D models related to the publication: Reassessment of the Miocene genus Amphimoschus Bourgeois, 1873 (Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Ruminantia, Pecora). Morpho Museum Journal.
  • Rössner GE, Costeur L, Scheyer TM (Accepted) Antiquity and fundamental processes of the antler cycle in Cervidae (Mammalia). The Science of Nature.
  • Mennecart B, Métais G, Costeur L, Ginsburg L, Rössner GE (Accepted) Reassessment of the Miocene genus Amphimoschus Bourgeois, 1873 (Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Ruminantia, Pecora). PLOS ONE.
  • Schilling A.-M., Rössner G.E. (Accepted) New skull material of Pleistocene dwarf deer from Crete (Greece). Comptes Rendus Palevol.
  • Zanolli C., Schillinger B., Kullmer O., Schrenk F., Kelley J., Rössner G.E., Macchiarelli R. (2020) When X-Rays do not Work. Characterizing the Internal Structure of Fossil Hominid Dentognathic Remains Using High-Resolution Neutron Microtomographic Imaging. In Pandolfi L, Rook L, Raia P, Fortuny J (eds), Evolving Virtual and Computational Palaeontology, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8: 42. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00042

2019, online first and in press

  • Guzmán Sandoval J.A., Rössner G.E. (2019): Miocene chevrotains (Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Tragulidae) from Pakistan. Historical Biology.
  • Blanco A., Moncunill-Solé B., Rössner G.E. (2019): Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) crocodyliforms from northeastern Iberia: A first attempt to explain the crocodyliform diversity based on tooth qualitative traits. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 
  • Schilling A-M, Calderón-Capote MC, Rössner GE. (2019). Variability, morphometrics, and co-variation of the os lacrimale in Cervidae. Journal of Morphology 280 (7): 1071-1090.
  • Moncunill-Solé B., Isidro A., Blanco A., Angelone C., Rössner G.E., Jordana X. (2019): The most ancient evidence of a diseased lagomorph: Infectious palaeopathology in a tibiofibular bone (Middle Miocene, Germany). L'évidence la plus ancienne d'un lagomorphe malade: paléopathologie infectieuse dans un os tibio-fibulaire (Miocène moyen, Allemagne). Comptes Rendus Palevol 18: 1011-1023.


  • Becerra M.G., Pol D., Rössner G.E., Rauhut O.W.M. (2018): Heterodonty and double occlusion in Manidens condorensis: a unique adaptation in an Early Jurassic ornithischian improving masticatory efficiency. The Science of Nature 105 (7-8): 41.
  • Guzmán J.A., Rössner G.E. (2018): A recommendation for osteological collections to handle taxonomic classification of mouse-deer based on variation in skull morphology of Tragulus and Moschiola (Tragulidae, Ruminantia, Artiodactyla, Mammalia). Mammalian Biology 90: 78-88.
  • Mennecart B., Perthuis A. de, Rössner G.E., Guzmán J.A., Perthuis Au. de, Costeur L. (2018): The first French tragulid skull (Mammalia, Ruminantia, Tragulidae) and associated tragulid remains from the Middle Miocene of Contres (Loir-et-Cher, France). Comptes Rendus Palevol 17: 189-200. 
  • Böhmer C. & Rössner G.E. (2018): Dental paleopathology in fossil rhinoceroses: etiology and implications. Journal of Zoology 304: 3-12.


  • Schilling A.-M., Rössner G.E. (2017): The (sleeping) Beauty in the Beast – a review on the water deer, Hydropotes inermis. Hystrix- The Italian Journal of Mammalogy 28 (2): 121-133.
  • Mennecart B., Schulz G., Bibi F., Rössner G.E., Métais G., DeMiguel D., Shiqi Wang, Neenan J.N., Müller B., Costeur L. (2017): Bony labyrinth morphology clarifies the origin and evolution of deer. Scientific Reports 7: 13176.
  • Rössner G.E. (2017): Palaeontological and geological age constraints for the arrival and dispersal of Miocene tragulids (Tragulidae, Artiodactyla) in Europe. Zitteliana 89: 351-359.
  • Reich M., Sprinkle J., Lefebvre B., Rössner G.E., Zamora S. (2017): The first Ordovician cyclocystoid (Echinodermata) from Gondwana. Journal of Palaeontology 91 (4): 735-754.
  • Hír J., Venczel M., Codrea V., Rössner G.E., Angelone C., Hoek Ostende L. van der, Rosina V.V., Prieto J. (2017): Badenian and Sarmatian s.str. from the Carpathian area: Taxonomical notes concerning the Hungarian and Romanian small vertebrates and report on the ruminants from the primate bearing Felsőtárkány basin. Comptes Rendus Palevol 16 (2017) 312-332.


  • Heckeberg N.S., Erpenbeck D., Wörheide G. & Rössner G.E. (2016): Systematic relationships of five newly sequenced cervid species. PeerJ 4:e2307.
  • 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 277(10): 1329-1338.
  • Böhmer C., Heissig K. & Rössner G.E. (2016): Dental eruption series and replacement pattern in Miocene Prosantorhinus (Rhinocerotidae) as revealed by macroscopy and X-ray: implications for ontogeny and mortality profile. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 23: 265-279.


  • Kolb C., Scheyer T.M., Azorit C., Lister A.M., de Vos J., Schlingemann M.A.J., Rössner G.E., Monaghan N.T. & Sánchez-Villagra M.R. (2015): Growth in fossil and recent deer and implications for body size and life history evolution. BMC Evolutionary Biology (2015) 15:19.


  • Clauss M. & Rössner G.E. (2014): Old world ruminant morphophysiology, life history, and fossil record: exploring key innovations of a diversification sequence. Annales Zoologici Fennici 51: 80-94. 
  • Aiglstorfer M., Rössner G.E. & Böhme M. (2014): Dorcatherium naui and pecoran ruminants from the late Middle Miocene Gratkorn locality (Austria). Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 94 (1): 94-123. 


  • Bärmann E. V., Azanza B., Wronski T., Lerp H., Börner S., Erpenbeck D., Rössner G. E. & Wörheide G.2013: A morphometric and genetic framework for the genus Gazella de Blainville, 1816 (Ruminantia: Bovidae) with special focus on Arabian and Levantine Mountain gazelles. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 169 (3): 673-696.
  • Rössner G.E. & Heissig K. (2013): New records of Dorcatherium guntianum (Tragulidae), stratigraphical framework, and diphyletic origin of Miocene European tragulids. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 106 (2): 335-347. 
  • Bärmann E.V., Rössner G.E., Wörheide G. (2013): A revised phylogeny of Antilopini (Bovidae, Artiodactyla) using combined mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Molecular Phylogeny & Evolution 67: 484-493. 
  • Azanza B., Rössner G.E. & Ortiz-Jaureguizar E. (2013): The early Turolian (Late Miocene) Cervidae (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) from the fossil site of Dorn-Dürkheim 1 (Germany) and implications on the origin of crown cervids. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 93: 217-258.
  • Bärmann E.V., Börner S., Erpenbeck D., Rössner G.E., Hebel C. & Wörheide G. (2013): The curious case of Gazella arabica. Mammalian Biology 78: 220-225.
  • Zachos F.E., Apollonio M., Bärmann E.V., Festa-Bianchet M., Göhlich U.B., Habel J.C., Haring E., Kruckenhauser L., Lovari S., McDevitt A.D., Pertoldi C., Rössner G.E., Sánchez-Villagra M.R., Scandura M. & Suchentrunk F. (2013): Species inflation and taxonomic artefacts — A critical comment on recent trends in mammalian classification. Mammalian Biology 78: 1-6.


  • Bärmann E.V. & Rössner G.E. (2011): Dental nomenclature in Ruminantia: towards a standard terminological framework. Mammalian Biology 76: 762-768.


  • Rössner G.E. (2010): Systematics and palaeoecology of the Ruminantia (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) community from Sandelzhausen (Early/Middle Miocene) in the German Molasse Basin. In: Rössner G.E. & Göhlich, U.B. (eds.), Fossil lagerstätte Sandelzhausen - Contributions to the fauna II. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 84/1: 123–162.


  • Hillenbrand V., Göhlich U.B. & Rössner G.E. (2009): The early Vallesian vertebrates from Atzelsdorf (Late Miocene, Austria). Ruminantia. Annalen des naturhistorischen Museums Wien 111A: 519-556.
  • Moser M., Rössner G.E., Göhlich U.B., Böhme M. & Fahlbusch V. (2009): The fossil lagerstätte Sandelzhausen (Miocene; southern Germany): history of investigation, geology, fauna and age. In: Rössner G.E. & Göhlich U.B. (eds.), Fossil lagerstätte Sandelzhausen - Contributions to the fauna I. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 83/1: 7-23.
  • Chit Sein, Made J. van der & Rössner G.E. (2009): New material of Propotamochoerus (Suidae, Mammalia) from the Irrawaddy Formation, Myanmar. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 251/1: 17-31.


  • Kaiser T. & Rössner G.E. (2007): Dietary resource partitioning in ruminant communities of Miocene wetland and karst palaeoenvironments in Southern Germany. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 252 (3-4): 424-439.
  • Eronen J.T. & Rössner G.E. (2007): Wetland Paradise Lost: Miocene Community Dynamics in Large Herbivore Mammals from the German Molasse Basin. Ecology and Evolutionary Research 9: 471-494.


  • Chit-Sein, Thaung-Htike, Takehisa Tsubamoto, Tin-Thein & Rössner G.E. (2006): First discovery of the largest type Tetraconodon (Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Suidae) from the lower part of Irrawaddy Formation, Myanmar. Asian Paleoprimatology 4: 186-196.
  • Rössner G.E. (2006): A community of Middle Miocene Ruminantia (Mammalian, Artiodactyla) from the German Molasse Basin. Palaeontographica A 27 (1-6): 101-110.


  • Rössner G.E. (2005): Ruminantia from the Grund Formation: correlation of continental and marine deposits and climatic development during early Middle Miocene of the Central Paratethys (Austria). Geologica Carpathica 56 (4): 337-345.


  • Rössner G.E. (2004): Community structure and regional patterns in late Early to Middle Miocene Ruminantia of Central Europe. In: Steininger F.F., Kovar-Eder J. & Fortelius M. (eds.): The Middle Miocene Environments and Ecosystem Dynamics of the Eurasian Neogene (EEDEN). Courier Forschungs-Institut Senckenberg 249: 91-100.


  • Clauss M., Frey W.J., Kiefer B., Lechner-Doll M., Loehlein W., Polster C., Rössner G.E. & Streich W.J. (2003): The maximum attainable body size of herbivorous mammals: morphophysiological constraints on foregut, and adaptations of hindgut fermenters. Oecologia 136: 14-27.
  • Fahlbusch V., Martini E. & Rössner G. E. (2003): Ein Pomelomeryx-Zahn Mammalia, Ruminantia) aus den escheri-Schichten der Rhön (Miozän). Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 241: 313-317.


  • Becker D., Rössner G.E., Picot L. & Berger J.-P. (2001): Early Miocene ruminants of Wallenried (USM, Aquitanian / Switzerland): Sedimentology, biostratigraphy and paleoecology. Eclogae Geologica Helvetiae 94: 547-564.
  • Rössner G.E. & Rummel M. (2001): Pomelomeryx gracilis (POMEL, 1853) (Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Moschidae) from the Lower Miocene karstic fissure filling complex Rothenstein 10/14 (Germany, Bavaria). Papers in paleomammalogy honouring Prof. Dr. Oldrich Fejfar (Horacek I. & Mlikovsky J., eds.), Lynx (Praha) n. s. 32: 323-353.
  • Rössner G.E. & Mörs T. (2001): A new find of the enigmatic Eurasian Miocene ruminant artiodactyl Orygotherium. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21 (3): 591-595.


  • Darga R., Böhme M., Göhlich U.B. & Rössner G.E. (1999): Reste höherer Wirbeltiere aus dem Alttertiär des Alpenvorlandes bei Siegsdorf/Oberbayern. Mitteilungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Historische Geologie 39: 91-114.


  • Rössner G.E. (1998): Wirbeltiere aus dem Unter-Miozän des Lignit-Tagebaues Oberdorf (Weststeirisches Becken, Österreich): Ruminantia (Mammalia). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien (A) 99: 169-193.
  • Rössner G.E. (1998): Säugetiere (Mammalia) aus dem Karpat des Korneuburger Beckens. Ruminantia (Artiodactyla). Beiträge zur Paläontologie 23: 409-413.


  • Rössner G.E. (1997): Biochronology of Ruminant Assemblages in the Lower Miocene of Southern Germany. In: Aguilar, J.-P.; Legendre, S. & Michaux, J. (Hrsg.): Actes du Congrès BiochroM'97. Mémoires et Travaux de l'E.P.H.E., Institut de Montpellier 21: 609-618.


  • Fahlbusch V, Heissig K., Mayr H. & Rössner G. (1995): Comment on the proposed conservation of some mammal generic names first published in Brisson‘s (1762) Regnum Animale. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 52 (2): 190.
  • Rössner G.E. (1995): Odontologische und schädelanatomische Untersuchungen an Procervulus (Cervidae, Mammalia). Münchner Geowissenschaftliche Abhandlungen (A) 29, 127 pp.


  • Gentry A.W. & Rössner G. (1993): Procervulus Gaudry, 1877 (Mammalia, Artiodactyla): proposed designation of Antilope dichotoma Gervais, 1849 as the type species. Case 2883. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 50 (2): 137-139.

Publikationen in Fachbüchern

  • Rössner G.E. (2007): 16 Family Tragulidae. In: Prothero D.R. & Foss S.E. (eds.): The Evolution of Artiodactyls. 213-220; Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore).
  • Gentry A.W., Rössner G.E. & Heizmann E.P.J. (1999): Suborder Ruminantia. In: Rössner G.E. & Heissig K. (eds.): The Miocene Land Mammals of Europe, 225-258; München (Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil).


  • Rössner G.E., Liston J. & Neenan J.M. (Guest Eds) (2017): 15th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Munich, Germany, 1st to 3rd August 2017, Information and Abstracts. Zitteliana 91: 104 p.
  • Rössner G.E., Silvia W.J., Métais G., Beatty B.L. & Bämann E.V. (eds) (2014): International Conference on Ruminant Phylogenetics Munich 2013. Proceedings. Zitteliana B 32, 219 S.
  • Rössner G.E. (eds) (2013): International Conference on Ruminant Phylogenetics Munich 2013. Programme and Abstracts. Zitteliana B 31: 48 S.
  • Rössner G.E. & Göhlich U.B. (eds) (2010): Fossil Lagerstätte Sandelzhausen - Contributions to the Fauna II. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 84/1; 215 p..
  • Rössner, G.E. & Göhlich U.B. (eds) (2009): Fossil Lagerstätte Sandelzhausen - Contributions to the Fauna. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 83/1; 226 p..
  • Rössner, G.E. & Heissig, K. (eds) (1999): The Miocene Land Mammals of Europe, 515 S.; München (Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil).