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Dr. Nicole Klein

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Contact information

Dr. Nicole Klein
Steinmann Institute for Geology, Mineralogy and Palaeontology, Bonn University, Germany
Paleontology
University of Bonn
Nussallee 8
53115 Bonn
Germany
Raum -
Telefon: +49 (0)228 73-60055
Telefon: +49 (0)228 73-3103 (Sekretariat)
E-Mail: nklein[at] uni-bonn.de

 

Research interest

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

 

Publications
 

In Review:

 

Jansen, M. and Klein, N. (in review). A juvenile turtle (Testudines, Eucryptidora)
from the Upper Jurassic of the Langenberg Quarry, Oker, Northern Germany. Paleontololgy X: X-X.
Griebeler, E.-M., Klein, N., and Sander, M. P. (in review). Aging, maturation and growth of sauropodomorph dinosaurs as deduced from growth curves using long bone histological data. PLoS ONE X: X-X.
Krahl, A., Klein, N. and Sander P. M. (in review). Evolutionary implications of the divergent long bone histologies of Nothosaurus and Pistosaurus (Sauropterygia, Triassic). BMC Evolutionary Biology X: X-X.

 

Accepted:

 

Sander, P. M., Klein, N., Albers, P., C. Bickelmann, and Winkelhorst, H. (accepted). 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. X: X-X.
Klein, N., and Scheyer, T. M. (accepted). A new placodont (Placodontia, Sauropterygia) from the Middle Triassic (early Anisian) of the Germanic Basin (Winterswijk, The Netherlands). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica X: X-X.
Oosterink, H., Klein, N., Diependaal, H., and Sander, P. M. (accepted). Der Untere Muschelkalk von Winterswijk. In: N. Hauschke and V. Wilde (eds.). Trias—Eine andere Welt. Second edition. X-X.

 

Published

 

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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