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Faysal Bibi

Faysal Bibi
Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8565

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin


  • Neogene mammalian evolution, especially the fossil record of Bovidae
  • Evolutionary history of the Arabian Peninsula
  • African biogeography and hominid paleoenvironments
  • Morphological-Molecular approaches to phylogeny
  1. Director of the Baynunah Paleontology Project (with Andrew Hill of Yale University): investigating a wide diversity of plant and animal fossils from ca.7 million-year-old river sediments in the United Arab Emirates.
  2. Specialist on fossil Bovidae: member of the Middle Awash Project and the Omo Group Research Expedition, working in Ethiopia on the evolution of hominids and their environments.
  3. Phylogeny of Bovidae: combining paleontological (morphological) and neontological (genomic) approaches

Publications (Selection)

Bibi, F., A. Hill, M. Beech and W. Yasin (2013). Late Miocene fossils from the Baynunah Formation, United Arab Emirates: Summary of a decade of new work. Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology. X. Wang, L. J. Flynn and M. Fortelius. New York, Columbia Univ. Press: 583-594.

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

Bibi, F., A. Souron, H. Bocherens, K. Uno, and J.-R. Boisserie. 2013. Ecological change in the lower Omo Valley around 2.8 Ma. Biology Letters 9.

Bibi, F., Kraatz, B., Craig, N., Beech, M., Schuster, M., and Hill, A. 2012. Early evidence for complex social structure in Proboscidea from a late Miocene trackway site in the United Arab Emirates. Biology Letters 8:670-673.

Bibi, F., M. Bukhsianidze, A.W. Gentry, D. Geraads, D.S. Kostopoulos, and E.S. Vrba. 2009. The fossil record and evolution of Bovidae: State of the field. Palaeontologia Electronica, 12: 10A (11pp.).