Publications

Find here the full list of my publications including articles in peer-reviewed journals, books and book chapters, other articles, outreach publications and published conference abstracts. (*Indicates my (co-)supervised students)

Read more about my research projects [here].

Peer-reviewed journals

2019 

15. Böhmer C, Plateau O*, Cornette R and Abourachid A (2019) Correlated evolution of neck length and leg length in birds. Royal Society Open Science 6: 181588. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.181588.

14. Böhmer C, Fabre AC, Taverne M*, Herbin M, Peigné S and Herrel A. (2019) Functional relationship between myology and ecology in carnivores: do forelimb muscles reflect adaptations to prehension? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/blz036.

2018

13. Taverne M*, Fabre AC, Herbin M, Herrel A, Peigné S, Lacroux C*, Lowie A, Pagès F, Theil JC and Böhmer C (2018) Convergence in the functional properties of forelimb muscles in carnivorans: adaptations to an arboreal life-style? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (2): 250-263. DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/bly123

12. Böhmer C, Amson, E, Arnold P, van Heteren A H and Nyakatura J (2018) Homeotic transformations reflect departure from the mammalian ‘rule of seven’ cervical vertebrae in sloths: inference on the Hox code and morphological modularity of the mammalian neck. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18: 84. DOI: 10.1186/s12862-018-1202-5

11. Böhmer C, Fabre A-C, Herbin M, Cornette R, Peigné S and Herrel A  (2018) Anatomical basis of differences in locomotor behavior in martens: a comparison of the forelimb musculature between two sympatric species of Martes. The Anatomical Record 301 (3): 449-472. Special issue on functional morphology (invited contribution). DOI: 10.1002/ar.23742

10. Böhmer C and Rössner G. (2018). Dental paleopathology in fossil rhinoceroses: etiology and implications. Journal of Zoology 304 (1): 3-12. Special issue on paleopathology (invited contribution). DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12518

2017

9. Böhmer C and Werneburg I (2017). Deep time perspective on turtle neck evolution: chasing the Hox code by vertebral morphology. Scientific Reports 7: 8939. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-09133-0

8. Böhmer C (2017). Correlation between Hox code and vertebral morphology in the mouse: towards a universal model for Synapsida. Zoological Letters 3: 8. DOI: 10.1186/s40851-017-0069-4

7. Böhmer C and Böhmer E (2017). Shape variation in the craniomandibular system and prevalence of dental problems in domestic rabbits: a case study in Evolutionary Veterinary Science. Veterinary Sciences 4 (1): 5. DOI: 10.3390/vetsci4010005

2016

6. Böhmer C, Heissig K and Rössner G (2016). First fossil evidence for dental eruption series and replacement pattern in Miocene rhinoceroses as revealed by macroscopy and X-ray: implications for ontogeny and mortality profile. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 23 (3): 265-279. DOI: 10.1007/s10914-015-9313-x.

2015

5. Böhmer C, Rauhut OWM and Wörheide G (2015). New insights into the vertebral Hox code of archosaurs. Evolution & Development 17 (5): 258-269. DOI: 10.1111/ede.12136

4. Böhmer C, Rauhut OWM and Wörheide G (2015). Correlation between Hox code and vertebral morphology in archosaurs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 20150077. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0077

2014 – 2009

3. Sookias RB, Böhmer C and Clack J. A. (2014). Redescription and phylogenetic analysis of the mandible of an enigmatic Pennsylvanian (Late Carboniferous) tetrapod from Nova Scotia, and the lability of Meckelian jaw ossification. PLoS ONE 9 (10): e109717.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109717

2. Prieto J, Groß M, Böhmer C and Böhme M (2010). Insectivores and bat (Mammalia) from the late Middle Miocene Gratkorn (Austria): biostratigraphic and ecologic implications. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 258 (1): 107-119. DOI: 10.1127/0077-7749/2010/0088.

1. Altermann W, Böhmer C, Gitter F, Heimann F, Heller I, Läuchli B and Putz C (2009). Defining biominerals and organominerals: Direct and indirect indicators of life. Perry et al., Sedimentary Geology, 201, 157 – 179. Sedimentary Geology 213: 150-151

Books and book chapters

3. Böhmer C (2015). Basics of Odontology (Evolution of teeth). in Böhmer, E. Dentistry in Rabbits and Rodents, 288 pp., ISBN 978-1-118-80254-0, Wiley Blackwell, Oxford

2. Böhmer C (2011). Odontologische Grundlagen (Evolution der Zähne). in Böhmer, E. Zahnheilkunde bei Kaninchen und Nagern: Lehrbuch und Atlas, 435 pp., ISBN 978-3794527519, Schattauer, Stuttgart

1. Altenbach AV, Böhmer C, Gitter F, Läuchli B and Wieczorek H (2010). Symbiotic foraminifera and stress. in Seckbach, J. & Grube, M. (eds.). Symbioses and Stress – Joint Ventures in Biology Springer Series: Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology, Vol. 172010, X, 490 p., ISBN 079-90-481-9448-3, Springer, Dordrecht

Other articles

3. Fasquelle B, Furet M, Abourachid A, Böhmer C, Chablat D, Chevallereau C and Wenger P (2019). Modelling, design and control of a bird neck using tensegrity mechanisms, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Tensegrity Workshop, Montreal, Canada.

2. Böhmer C (2017). Book review – Field guide to prehistoric mammals. Journal of Paleontological Techniques Special Volume March 2017: 1-2

1. Böhmer E, Böhmer C (2016). Anatomie und Evolution des Kauapparates der Lagomorpha (Anatomy and evolution of the masticatory apparatus in Lagomorpha). Continuing Veterinary Education (CVE Kleintier) 2016

Outreach publications

4. Böhmer C, Rössner G (2018). Zahnfleischentzündung, Parodontose & Zahnschmelzdefekt: 16 Millionen Jahre alte Fossilien geben einzigartige Einblicke in die Lebensgeschichte ausgestorbener Nashörner aus Sandelzhausen. Jahresheft der Freunde der Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie & Geologie München e.V. 46: 34-39

3. Böhmer C (2017). Gibt es Unterschiede zwischen dem Gebiss von Wild- und Hauskaninchen? Fachzeitschrift RODENTIA.

2. Böhmer C, Heissig G, Rössner G (2016). Unterkiefer eines ausgestorbenen Nashorns (Jungtier) Prosantorhinus germanicus (Wang, 1928). Fossil des Monats April 2016

1. Böhmer C., Heissig G. and Rössner G. (2016). Wie fossile Nashörner zahnten und was uns dies über die Entstehung der miozänen Fossilfundstelle Sandelzhausen sagt. Jahresheft der Freunde der Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie & Geologie München e.V. 44: 32-42

Published conference abstracts

Oral presentations

25. Böhmer C (2019) He would forget his head if it wasn’t screwed on: The neck as key innovation in tetrapod evolution: Abstracts book: International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM), Prague (invited symposium contribution)

24. Abourachid A, Cornette R and Böhmer C (2019) The neck of the birds, from form to function. Abstracts book: International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM), Prague (invited symposium contribution)

23. Puverel C, Abourachid A, Böhmer C, Leban J-M and Paillet Y (2019) This is my spot: characteristics of trees bearing Black Woodpecker cavities. 8th International Woodpecker Meeting, Bialowieza, Acta Ornithologica

22. Böhmer C, Aladini M, Chummun V, Plateau O, Cornette R, Duriez O and Abourachid A (2018) Ripper vs. gulper: biomechanical adaptations in the neck of sympatric vultures. Abstracts book: International Ornithological Congress (IOC), Vancouver

21. Böhmer C, Plateau O, Cornette R and Abourachid A (2018) What is a long neck? The effects of scaling relationships between skeletal dimensions and body size in living and fossils birds. Abstracts book: International Paleontological Congress (IPC), Paris

20. Böhmer C, Aladini M, Chummun V, Plateau O, Cornette R, Duriez O and Abourachid A (2018) Ripper vs. gulper: biomechanical adaptations in the neck of sympatric vultures. Abstracts book: Society for Experimental Biology (SEB), Florence

19. Böhmer C (2018) From genes to fossils: investigating the evolution of axial patterning in tetrapods through deep time. Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB), San Francisco

18. Böhmer C, Fabre A-C, Lacroux C, Herbin M, Peigné S, Herrel A (2017) Forelimb musculature, arboreal locomotion, and substrate use in primates. European Federation of Primatology (EFP), Strasbourg (invited symposium contribution)

17. Böhmer C, Fabre A-C, Herbin M, Peigné S, Herrel A (2017) Form-function relationships and the evolution of arboreal locomotion in mammals. European Association for Vertebrate Paleontology (EAVP), Munich (invited symposium contribution)

16. Böhmer C, Rauhut O, Wörheide G (2016) Correlation between Hox code and vertebral morphology in archosaurs. International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM), Washington D.C.

15. Böhmer C (2016). Correlation between Hox code and vertebral morphology in archosaurs. Symposium National de Morphometrie et Evolution des Formes, Paris

14. Böhmer C, Rauhut O, Wörheide G (2016) Correlation between Hox code and vertebral morphology in archosaurs. Young Natural History Scientists Meeting, Abstract Book: 25

13. Böhmer C (2015) Correlation between Hox code and vertebral morphology in archosaurs. Tilly Edinger Preis, ZfB-Scriptum 4: 14-15

12. Böhmer C, Hirasawa T, Kuratani S, Fröbisch N (2014) Development of the vertebral column in amphibians reveals mechanisms for evolutionary transition from water to land. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts, 2014

11. Böhmer C, Pascual-Anaya J, Sato I, Kuratani S (2014) Hox genes and evolution of the vertebrate body plan. RIKEN CDB Retreat, 09/2014

10. Böhmer C (2014) Correlation between vertebral Hox code and vertebral morphology: implications for vertebral evolution in sauropodomorph dinosaurs. The International Symposium on Asian Dinosaurs in Fukui, Japan, Program and Abstracts, 2014

9. Böhmer C, Rauhut O, Wörheide G (2013) New insights into the development and evolution of the vertebral column in archosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts, 2013: 89

8. Sookias R, Clack J, Böhmer C (2013) Redescription and phylogenetic analysis of a stem tetrapod mandible from the late Carboniferous and its implications for phylogenetics with fragmentary remains. International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM), Barcelona

7. Böhmer C (2012) Evolution of the vertebral column in archosaurs: fossils, morphology and Hox genes. Terra Nostra 3: 35-36

6. Böhmer C (2012) Fossils, genes and the evolution of the vertebral column in archosaurs. Feature auf der Jahrestagung der Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP), Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts, 2012: 65

5. Böhmer C, Rauhut O, Wörheide G (2011) Hox code and vertebral morphology in archosaurs. Zitteliana B 30: 12

4. Schneider S, Araujo R, Böhme M, Böhmer C, Erpenbeck D, Prieto J (2010) Fossil and extant Unionidae of Southeast Asia – Species concepts and radiation patterns. Zitteliana B 29: 91

3. Böhmer C, Rauhut O, Wörheide G (2010) Correlation between vertebral Hox code and vertebral morphology: implications for vertebral evolution in sauropodomorph dinosaurs. Zitteliana B 29: 22-23

2. Böhmer C (2010) Sequentieller Zahnwechsel und Mortalitätsprofil von juvenilen Nashörnern aus dem Miozän. Zitteliana B 29: 22

1. Böhmer C, Rauhut O, Wörheide G (2010) Comparative shape analysis of the neck in extinct and extant archosaurs: implications for vertebral evolution in sauropodomorph dinosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: 61A

Posters

6. Böhmer C, Plateau O, Abourachid A and Cornette R (2018) When development meets mechanical forces: new insights into the morphogenesis of the vertebral column in birds. Abstracts book: 2nd Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Montpellier

5. Abourachid A, Plateau O, Cornette R, Van Wassenbergh S, Provini P and Böhmer C (2018) Avineck, the neck of birds, an arm for robots. Abstracts book: Society for Experimental Biology (SEB), Florence

4. Böhmer C, Plateau O, Cornette R and Abourachid A (2018) What is a long neck? The effects of scaling relationships between skeletal dimensions and body size in birds. Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB). San Francisco

3. Böhmer C, Fabre A-C, Herbin M, Cornette R, Peigné S, Herrel A (2016) Form-function relationships and the evolution of arboreal locomotion in mammals, International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM), Washington, D.C.

2. Böhmer C, Rauhut O (2010) 3D morphometric analysis of the presacral vertebrae of Plateosaurus: implications for vertebral evolution in sauropodomorph dinosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30 (5): 61A

1. Böhmer C, Moser K, Rauhut O (2009) A comparative morphometric analysis of sauropodomorph necks. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29 (3): 66A