My name is Pascal Abel, I'm a paleontologist and geologist, and current doctoral candidate at the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment in Tübingen (Germany).

 

My research focuses mainly on the skull evolution in early amniotes and the paleontology of thalattosuchian crocodylomorphs. Additional projects are the paleoecology of Paleozoic ammonoids and the pterosaurs from the Cretaceous of Germany.

 

It is due to my advisors, mentors, friends and family that I'm able to be on this journey and have become a part of the wonderful "paleocommunity".

 



Latest publications

  • Abel et al. 2022. 3D models related to the publication: Skull sutures and cranial mechanics in the Permian reptile Captorhinus aguti and the evolution of the temporal region in early amniotes. MorphoMuseuM 8:167. doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.167
  • Abel et al. 2022. Skull sutures and cranial mechanics in the Permian reptile Captorhinus aguti and the evolution of the temporal region in early amniotes. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10: 841784. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2022.841784
  • Werneburg & Abel 2022. Modelling skull network integrity at the dawn of amniote diversification with considerations on functional morphology and fossil jaw muscle reconstructions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 799637. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.799637
  • Abel et al. 2021. Das Drügendorfer Krokodil: ein fränkischer Riese mit europaweiter Verwandtschaft. Fossilien – Erdgeschichte erleben 2021 (5), 24–39.
  • Abel et al. 2021. An anhanguerian pterodactyloid mandible from the lower Valanginian of Northern Germany, and the German record of Cretaceous pterosaurs. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. doi: 10.4202/app.00818.2020.

 

Latest blog entries

  • Skull sutures in early "anapsids" - what can they tell us about the evolution of temporal openings? Read
  • The first Valanginian pterosaur from Germany - one of the oldest known anhanguerians: Read
  • Review on the temporal skull region in tetrapods - the big question of temporal fenestrae: Read
  • Updated exhibition for the "Drügendorf croc" at Heimatmuseum Ebermannstadt: Read
  • Large marine crocodiles from the Late Jurassic of Southern Germany and a new branch of metriorhynchids: Read