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Faysal Bibi

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  • Evolution of mammalian herbivores, especially ruminants
  • Fossil record of Bovidae
  • African biogeography and hominid paleoenvironments
  • Late Miocene Baynunah fauna, United Arab Emirates
  • Pleistocene Upper Atbara Valley fauna, Sudan
  • Paleoecology, phylogenetics, geometric morphometrics


Publications (Selection)

Chen, L., Q. Qiu, Y. Jiang, K. Wang, Z. Lin, Z. Li, F. Bibi, Y. Yang, J. Wang, and W. Nie. 2019. Large-scale ruminant genome sequencing provides insights into their evolution and distinct traits. Science 364:eaav6202

Kaya F., Bibi F., Žliobaitė I., Eronen J., Tang H., and Fortelius M. 2018. Rise and fall of the Old World savanna fauna and the origins of the African savanna biome. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2:241-246

Bibi F., Pante M., Souron A., Stewart K. M., Varela S., Werdelin L., Boisserie J.-R., Fortelius M., Hlusko L. J., Njau J. K. & De La Torre I. 2018. Paleoecology of the Serengeti during the Oldowan-Acheulean transition at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: the mammal and fish evidence. Journal of Human Evolution 120: 48-75

Bibi F., Rowan J. & Reed K. 2017. Late Pliocene Bovidae from Ledi-Geraru (Lower Awash Valley, Ethiopia) and their Implications for Afar Paleoecology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37:e1337639

Katoh, S., Y. Beyene, T. Itaya, H. Hyodo, M. Hyodo, K. Yagi, C. Gouzu, G. WoldeGabriel, W. K. Hart, S. H. Ambrose, H. Nakaya, R. L. Bernor, J.-R. Boisserie, F. Bibi, H. Saegusa, T. Sasaki, K. Sano, B. Asfaw, and G. Suwa. 2016. New geological and palaeontological age constraint for the gorilla–human lineage split. Nature 530:215-218

Bibi, F. (2013). A multi-calibrated mitochondrial phylogeny of extant Bovidae (Artiodactyla, Ruminantia) and the importance of the fossil record to systematics. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 166