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Dr. Nicole Klein

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Dr. Nicole Klein
Steinmann Institute for Geology, Mineralogy and Palaeontology, Bonn University, Germany
Paleontology
University of Bonn
Nussallee 8
53115 Bonn
Germany
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Telefon: +49 (0)228 73-60043
Telefon: +49 (0)228 73-3103 (Sekretariat)
E-Mail: nklein[at]posteo.de

 

Research interest

  • Sauropterygia
  • Bone Histology
  • Reconstruction of Life Histories
  • Paleobiology
  • Paleoecology

 

Publications
 

In review:

 

Evans, D. C., Salih, K. A. O., Bussert, R., Klein, N., Eisawi, A., and Müller, J. (in review). A Large, Terrestrial Crocodyliform (Mesoeucrocodylia: Peirosauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Sudan, North Africa. Scientific Reports.

 

In press:

 

Klein, N., Canoville, A. and Houssayxe, A. (in press). Microstructure of vertebrae, ribs, and gastralia of Triassic sauropterygians – New insights into the microanatomical processes involved in aquatic adaptations of marine reptiles. The Anatomical Record.
Griebeler, E.-M. and Klein, N. (in press). Viviparity in Nothosaurus spp. (Sauropterygia) is indicated by similarities in their life-history strategies to modern squamates and live-bearing extinct pachypleurosaurs (Sauropterygia). Palaeontology.
Oosterink, H., Klein, N., Diependaal, H., and Sander, P. M. (in press). Der Untere Muschelkalk von Winterswijk. In: N. Hauschke and V. Wilde (eds.). Trias—Eine andere Welt. Überarbeitete Ausgabe. X: X–X.

 

Published

 

Heijne, J., Klein, N. and Sander, P.M. (2019). The uniquely diverse taphonomy of the marine reptile skeletons (Sauropterygia) from the Lower Muschelkalk (Anisian) of Winterswijk, The Netherlands. Paläontologische Zeitschrift: doi.org/10.1007/s12542-018-0438-0.
Klein, N. and Griebeler, E.-M. (2018). Growth patterns, sexual dimorphism, and maturation modeled in Pachypleurosauria from Middle Triassic of central Europe (Diapsida: Sauropterygia). Fossil Record, 21, 137–157. https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-21-137-2018
Scheyer, T.M., Delfino, M., Klein, N., Bunbury, N., Fleischer-Dogley, F., and Hansen, D.M. (2018). Trophic interactions between larger crocodylians and giant tortoises on Aldabra Atoll, Western Indian Ocean, during the Late Pleistocene. R. Soc. open sci. 5: 171800 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.171800.
Čerňanský, A., Klein, N., Olšavský, M., Šurka, J., Soták, J., and Herich, P. (2018). A Middle Triassic pachypleurosaur (Diapsida: Eosauropterygia) from a restricted carbonate ramp in the Western Carpathians (Gutenstein Formation, Fatric Unit): paleogeographic implications. Geologica Carpathica 69, 1, 3–16.
Marquez-Aliaga, A., Klein, N., Reolid, M., Plasencia, P., Villena, J.A., and Martinez-Perez, C. (2017): An enigmatic marine reptile, Hispaniasaurus cranioelongatus (gen. et sp. nov.) with nothosauroid affinities from the Ladinian of the Iberian Range (Spain), Historical Biology. dx.doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2017.1359264.
Klein, N., Foeth, Ch., and Schoch, R. R. (2017). Preliminary observations on the bone istology of the Middle Triassic pseudosuchian archosaur Batrachotomus kupferzellensis reveal fast growth with laminar fibrolamellar bone tissue. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(4): X–X. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2017.1333121.
Klein, N. and Scheyer, T. M. (2017). Microanatomy and life history in
Palaeopleurosaurus (Rhynchocephalia: Pleurosauridae) from the Early Jurassic of Germany. Naturwissenschaften/Sci Nat (2017) 104:4. DOI 10.1007/s00114-016-1427-3.
Klein, N., Schweigert, G, and Schoch, R.R. (2016). A juvenile eurysternid turtle from the Upper Kimmeridgian (Upper Jurassic) of Nusplingen (SW Germany). Geobios 49 (2016) 355–364.
Houssaye, A., Sander, M. P., and Klein, N. (2016). Adaptive patterns in aquatic amniote bone microanatomy - More complex than previously thought. Integrative and Comparative Biology 2016:1–21. DOI:10.1093/icb/icw120.
Klein, N., Sander, P.M., Krahl, A., Scheyer, T.M., and Houssaye, A. (2016). Diverse Aquatic Adaptations in Nothosaurus spp. (Sauropterygia)—Inferences from Humeral Histology and Microanatomy. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0158448.
Klein, N., Voeten, D. F. A. E., Haarhuis, A., and Bleeker, R. (2016). The earliest record of the genus Lariosaurus from the early middle Anisian (Middle Triassic) of the Germanic Basin. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2016.1163712.
Maxwell, E. E., Diependaal, D., Winkelhorst, H., Goris, G., and Klein, N.
(2016). A new species of Saurichthys (Actinopterygii: Saurichthyidae) from the Middle Triassic of Winterswijk. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 280(2): 119–134.
Klein, N., Bussert, R., Evans, D., Salih, K., Eisawi, A. A. M., Nafi, M., and Müller, J. (2016). Turtle remains from the Wadi Milk Formation (Late Cretaceous) of Northern Sudan. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. 96(2): 281–302.
DOI: 10.1007/s12549-015-0225-9.
Salih, K., Evans, D., Bussert, R., Klein, N., Nafi, M., and Müller, J., (2015). A new species of the genus Hyposaurus (Crocodylia, Dyrosauridae) from the Upper Cretaceous Shendi Formation of Sudan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2015.1115408.
Clemmensen, L., Milàn, J., Adolfssen, J., Estrup, E., Frobø, N., Klein, N., Mateus, O., and Wings, O. (2015). The vertebrate-bearing Late Triassic Fleming Fjord Formation of central East Greenland revisited. In Kear, B. P., Lindgren, J., Hurum, J. H., Milàn, J. & Vajda, V. (eds) Mesozoic Biotas of Scandinavia and its Arctic Territories. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 434.
Klein, H., Milán, J., Clemmensen, L. B., Frobøse, N., Mateus, O.; Klein, N. Adolfsson, J.S., Estrup, E. J, and Wings, O. (2015). First archosaur footprints cf. Brachychirotherium with unusual morphology from the Late Triassic Fleming Fjord Formation (Norian-Rhaetian) of East Greenland. In Kear, B. P., Lindgren, J., Hurum, J. H., Milàn, J. & Vajda, V. (eds) Mesozoic Biotas of Scandinavia and its Arctic Territories. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 434.
Hansen, B. B., Milan, J., Clemmensen, L. B., Schulz Adolfssen, J., Estrup, E. E., Klein, N., Mateus, O. and Wings, O. (2015). Coprolites from the Late Triassic Kap Stewart Formation, Jameson Land, East Greenland: morphology, classification and prey inclusions. In Kear, B. P., Lindgren, J., Hurum, J. H., Milàn, J. & Vajda, V. (eds) Mesozoic Biotas of Scandinavia and its Arctic Territories. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 434.
Klein, N. and Griebeler, E.-M. (2016). Bone histology, microanatomy, and growth of the nothosauroid Simosaurus gaillardorti (Sauropterygia) from the Upper Muschelkalk of southern Germany/Baden-Württemberg. Comptes rendus Palevol 15 (1–2):142–162.
Klein, N., Voeten, D. F. A. E., Lankamp, J., Bleeker, R., Sichelschmidt, O. J., Liebrand, M., Nieweg, D.C., and Sander, P. M. (2015). Postcranial material of Nothosaurus marchicus from the Lower Muschelkalk (Anisian) of Winterswijk, The Netherlands, with remarks on swimming styles and taphonomy. Paläontologische Zeitschrift. 89:961-981.
Klein, N., Neenan, J. Scheyer, T.M., and Griebeler, E.-M., (2015). Growth patterns and life history strategies in Placodontia (Diapsida: Sauroptertygia). Royal Society Open Science 2: 140440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.140440.
Klein, N., Houssaye, A., Neenan, J.M., and Scheyer, T.M. (2015). Long bone histology and microanatomy of Placodontia (Diapsida: Sauropterygia). Contributions to Zoology 84 (1) 59–84.
Klein, N. and Hagdorn, H. (2014). Humerus morphology and histology of the new marine reptile Horaffia kugleri gen. et sp. nov. from the Muschelkalk-Keuper-Grenzbonebed (Middle Triassic, Ladinian) of Southwest Germany. Palaeodiversity 7: 23–38.
Klein, N. and Sichelschmidt, O. J. (2014). Dorsal ribs with distinct uncinate
processes from the early Anisian of the Germanic Basin (Winterswijk, The Netherlands). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 271/3 (2014): 307–314.
Voeten, D., Sander, P. M., and Klein, N. (2015). Skeletal material from larger
Eusauropterygia (Reptilia: Eosauropterygia) with cymatosaurian affinities from the Lower Muschelkalk of Winterswijk, The Netherlands. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 89 (4):943-960.
Klein, N. and Scheyer, T. M. (2014). A new placodont (Placodontia, Sauropterygia) from the Middle Triassic (early Anisian) of the Germanic Basin (Winterswijk, The Netherlands). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 59 (4): 887-902.
Jansen, M. and Klein, N. (2013). A juvenile turtle (Testudines, Eucryptidora)
from the Upper Jurassic of the Langenberg Quarry, Oker, Northern Germany. Paleontololgy 57: 743–756.
Preuschoft, H. and Klein, N. (2013). Torsion versus bending in the neck and tail of sauropod dinosaurs and the function of cervical ribs: Insights from theoretical biomechanics. PLoS ONE 8(10): e78574. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078574.
Griebeler, E.-M., Klein, N., and Sander, M. P. (2013). Aging, maturation and growth of sauropodomorph dinosaurs as deduced from growth curves using long bone histological data. PLoS ONE 8(6): e67012.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067012.
Krahl, A., Klein, N. and Sander P. M. (2013). Evolutionary implications of the
divergent long bone histologies of Nothosaurus and Pistosaurus (Sauropterygia, Triassic). BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 1-23.
Sander, P. M., Klein, N., Albers, P., C. Bickelmann, and Winkelhorst, H. (2013). A skeleton of a basal Pistosauroidea from the Lower Muschelkalk of the Germanic Basin (Winterswijk, The Netherlands) and a reworked and extended phylogenetic analysis of Triassic Sauropterygia. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 88(1): 55-71.
Neenan, J. M., Klein, N., and Scheyer, T. M. (2013). European origin for Placodontia (Sauropterygia) and the evolution of placodont crushing dentition. Nature Communication DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2633.
Konietzko-Meier, D. and Klein, N. (2013). Unique growth pattern of Metoposaurus diagnosticus (Amphibia, Temnospondyli) from the Upper Triassic of Krasiejów. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 370: 145-157. [doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.12.003].
Klein, N., Christian, A., and Sander, P.M. (2012). Histology shows that elongated neck ribs in sauropod dinosaurs are ossified tendons. Biological Letters doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0778.
Klein, N., Sander, M. P., Stein, K., Le Loeuff, J., Carballido J., and Buffetaut, E. (2012). Modified laminar bone in Ampelosaurus atacis and other titanosaurs (Sauropoda): Implications for life history and physiology. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36907. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036907.
Klein, N. (2012). Postcranial morphology and growth of the Winterswijk pachypleurosaur Anarosaurus heterodontus (Sauropterygia) from the Lower Muschelkalk of Winterswijk, The Netherlands. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 86(4): 389-408. [doi 10.1007/s12542-012-0137-1].
Schwarz-Wings, D., Klein, N., Neumann, Ch., and Resch U. (2011). A new partial skeleton of Alligatorellus (Crocodyliformes) associated with echinoids from the Late Jurassic (Tithonian) lithographic limestone of Kelheim, S-Germany. Fossil Record 14 (2): 195-205.
Hugi, J., Scheyer, T., Klein, N., Sander P. M., and Sànchez-Villagra M. (2011). Long bone microstructure and life history data of pachypleurosaurids from the Middle Triassic of Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland/Italy. Comptes Rendus Palevol 10: 413-426.
Remes, K., Unwin, D., Klein, N., Heinrich, W.-D. & Hampe, O. (2011). Skeletal reconstruction of Brachiosaurus brancai in the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin: Summarizing 70 Years of Sauropod Research. In: Klein, Remes & Sander (eds): Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: Understanding the life of giants. Life of the Past (series ed. Farlow, J.) Indiana University Press, Bloomington. p. 305-316.
Sander, P.M., Klein, N., Stein, K. & Wings, O. (2011). Sauropod bone histology and implications for sauropod biology. In: Klein, Remes & Sander (eds): Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: Understanding the life of giants. Life of the Past (series ed. Farlow, J.) Indiana University Press, Bloomington. p. 276-302.
Klein, N., Remes, K., & Gee, C.T. & Sander, M. (eds.) (2011). Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: Understanding the life of giants. Life of the Past (series ed. Farlow, J.) Indiana University Press, Bloomington. 344 pp.
Klein, N. (2010). Long Bone Histology of Sauropterygia from the Lower Muschelkalk of the Germanic Basin Provides Unexpected Implications for Phylogeny. PLoS One.
5(7): e11613.doi:10.1371/journal.plone.0011613
Hampe, O., Schwarz-Wings D., Bickelmann C., and Klein N. (2010). Fore limb bones of late Pleistocene dwarf hippopotamuses (Mammalia, Cetartiodactyla) from Madagascar previously determined as belonging to the crocodylid Voay Brochu. Fossil Record 13 (2): 303-307
Scheyer, T. M., Klein, N. & Sander, P. M. (2010). Developmental palaeontology of Reptilia as revealed by histological studies. In: Sánchez-Villagra, M. R. (ed.): Developmental Vertebrate Palaeontology, Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology 21: 462-470.
Klein, N. & Albers, P. (2009). Nothosaurus winkelhorsti n. sp. from the Lower Muschelkalk of the western Germanic Basin (Winterswijk, The Netherlands). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54(4): 589-598.
Klein, N. (2009). Skull morphology of Anarosaurus heterodontus (Reptilia: Sauropterygia: Pachypleurosauria) from the Lower Muschelkalk of the Germanic Basin (Winterswijk, The Netherlands). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(3): 665-676.
Klein, N., Scheyer, T. & Tütken, T. (2009). Skeletochronology and isotopic analysis of an individual specimen of Alligator mississippiensis (Crocodylia: Alligatoridae). Fossil Record 12(2): 121-131.
Klein, N., Sander, P. M., & Sutheethorn, V. (2009): Bone histology and its implications for the life history and growth of the Early Cretaceous sauropod Phuwiangosaurus sirindhornae. In: Buffetaut, E., Cuny, G., Le Loeuff, J., & Suteethorn, V. (eds.): Late Palaeozoic and Mesozoic continental ecosystems in SE Asia. Geological Society, Special Publication 2009315: 217-228.
Bickelmann, C. & Klein, N. (2009). New material from an old collection: the horned
crocodile Voay robustus (Grandidier & Vaillant, 1872) from the Late Pleistocene of Madagascar in the collection of the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin. Fossil Record 12(1): 13-21.
Garilli, V., Klein, N., Buffetaut, E., Sander P. M., Pollina, F., Galletti, L., Cillari, A., & Guzzetta, D. (2009): First dinosaur bone from Sicily identified by its bone histology. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 252(2): 207-216.
Klein, N. & Sander, P. M. (2008): Ontogenetic stages in the long bone histology
of sauropod dinosaurs. Paleobiology 34(2): 247-263.
Sander, P.M., Hummel, J., Klein, N. and Clauss, M. (2007). Die Grenzen des Wachstums. Giganten auf der Spur: Wie der Organismus der 50 Tonnen schweren Riesensaurier funktionierte und wie sich ihre imposante Körpergröße entwickeln konnte. Forschung 32: 20-23.
Schwarz, D., Ikejiri, T., Breithaupt, B., Sander, P. M., and Klein, N. (2007): A Nearly Complete Skeleton of an Early Juvenile Diplodocid (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Lower Morrison Formation (Late Jurassic) of North Central Wyoming and Its Implications for Early Ontogeny and Pneumaticity in Sauropods. Historical Biology 19(3): 225-253.
Klein, N. and Lieven, U. (2007): Eine Sumpfschildkröte (Emydidae) aus dem Obermiozän der Niederrheinischen Bucht (NW-Deutschland).Paläontologische Zeitschrift 81(2): 105-112.
Klein, N. and Sander, P. M. (2007): Bone histology and growth of the prosauropod dinosaur Plateosaurus from the Norian bonebeds of Trossingen (Germany) and Frick (Switzerland). Special papers in Paleontology 77: 169-206.
Dülfer, O. and Klein, N. (2007): Studentische Lehrgrabung im Winterswijker Muschelkalk. Der Präparator 52: 90-96.
Klein, N. (2006): Verhalten, Haltung und Nachzucht von Pelusios castaneus
(Schweigger 1812). Radiata 15(3): 12-18.
Hurum, J. H., Bergan, M., Müller, R., Nystuen, J. P., and Klein, N. (2006): A late Triassic dinosaur bone, offshore Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geology 86: 93-99
Sander, P. M. and Klein, N. (2005): Unexpected developmental-plasticity in the life history of an early dinosaur. Science 310: 1800-1802.
Klein, N. (2004): online publication of the PhD project: Bone histology and growth of the prosauropod dinosaur Plateosaurus from the Norian bonebeds of Trossingen (Germany) and Frick (Switzerland).
Sander, P. M., Klein, N., Buffetaut, E., Cuny, G., Suteethorn, V., and LeLoeuff, J. (2004): Adaptive radiation in sauropod dinosaurs: Bone histology indicates rapid evolution of giant body size through acceleration. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 4(2004): 165-173.
Joyce, W. G., Klein, N., Mörs, Th. (2004): A carettochelyid turtle from the Neogeneof Europe.Copeia 2004(2): 406-411.
Klein, N. & Mörs, Th. (2003): Die Schildkröten (Reptilia: Testudines) aus dem Mittel-Miozän von Hambach (Niederrheinische Bucht, NW-Deutschland). Paläontographica, Abteilung A, 268: 1-48.
Klein, N. (2003): Faunenverfälschung und ihre Folgen. Tierschutz-Info, Heft 1/2003 (Hrsg. Tierschutzvereine im Kreis Ahrweiler), Courir-Druck, Bonn
Klein, N. (2002): Amphibienschutzzaun. Tierschutz-Info, Heft 1/2002 (Hrsg. Tierschutzvereine im Kreis Ahrweiler), Courir-Druck, Bonn
 

 

 

 

 

 

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