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    • Nature - Research Highlights (2011) 478:288. Mole-rat's toothy tale.
    • British Dental Journal (2011) 211:404. Mole rats appropiate for Human dental regeneration studies.
    • Nature - Journal Club (2010) 465:669. A palaeontologist ponders how genes and fossils can illuminate mammalian evolution.





  • Dumont M, Tafforeau P, Bertin T, Bhullar BA, Field D, Schulp A, Strilisky B, Thivichon-Prince B, Viriot L, Louchart A: Synchrotron imaging of dentition provides insights into the biology of Hesperornis and Ichthyornis, the "last" toothed birds. BMC Evol Biol 2016, 16(1):178.
  • Tapaltsyan V. C. Charles, J. Hu, D. Mindell, N. Ahituv, GM. Wilson, BL. Black, L. Viriot and OD. Klein. 2015. Identification of novel Fgf enhancers and their role in dental evolution. Evol Dev. . Evol Dev 2016, 18(1):31-40.
  • Balogh CM, Veyre L, Pilet G, Charles C, Viriot L, Andraud C, Thieuleux C, Riobe F, Maury O: Two-color three-state luminescent lanthanide core-shell crystals. Chemistry 2016.


  •  Gibert, Y., E. Samarut, E. Pasco-Viel, L. Bernard, V. Borday-Birraux, A. Sadier, C. Labbe, L. Viriot, and V. Laudet. 2015. Altered retinoic acid signalling underpins dentition evolution. Proc Biol Sci 282(1802).T


    • Khonsari, R. H., C. Healy, A. Ohazama, P. T. Sharpe, H. Dutel, C. Charles, L. Viriot, and P. Tafforeau. 2014. Submicron imaging of soft-tissues using low-dose phase-contrast x-ray synchrotron microtomography with an iodine contrast agent. Anat Rec (Hoboken) 297:1803-1807.
    • Pasco-Viel, E., L. Yang, M. Veran, V. Balter, R. L. Mayden, V. Laudet, and L. Viriot. 2014. Stability versus diversity of the dentition during evolutionary radiation in cyprinine fish. Proc Biol Sci 281:20132688.
    • Laugel-Haushalter, V., M. Paschaki, P. Marangoni, C. Pilgram, A. Langer, T. Kuntz, J. Demassue, S. Morkmued, P. Choquet, A. Constantinesco, F. Bornert, M. Schmittbuhl, S. Pannetier, L. Viriot, A. Hanauer, P. Dolle, and A. Bloch-Zupan. 2014. RSK2 Is a Modulator of Craniofacial Development. PLoS One 9:e84343.
    • Sadier, A., L. Viriot, S. Pantalacci, and V. Laudet. 2014. The ectodysplasin pathway: from diseases to adaptations. Trends Genet 30:24-31.



    • Louchart A., J-Y. Sire, C. Mourer-Chauviré, D. Geraads, L. Viriot, and V. de Buffrénil. 2013. Structure and Growth Pattern of Pseudoteeth in Pelagornis mauretanicus (Aves, Odontopterygiformes, Pelagornithidae). PLoS One 8(11):e80372.
    • Coillot, T., Y. Chaimanee, C. Charles, H. Gomes-Rodrigues, J. Michaux, P. Tafforeau, M. Vianey-Liaud, L. Viriot and V.  Lazzari. 2013. Correlated changes in occlusal pattern and diet in stem murinae during the onset of the radiation of old world rats and mice. Evolution 67(11):3323-38.
    • Sadier, A., L. Viriot, S. Pantalacci, and V. Laudet. 2013. The ectodysplasin pathway: from diseases to adaptations. Trends Genet 30(1):24-31.
    • Rodrigues, H. G., S. Renaud, C. Charles, Y. Le Poul, F. Sole, J. P. Aguilar, J. Michaux, P. Tafforeau, D. Headon, J. Jernvall, and L. Viriot. 2013. Roles of dental development and adaptation in rodent evolution. Nat Commun 4:2504.
    • Charles, C., F. Sole, H. G. Rodrigues, and L. Viriot. 2013. Under pressure? Dental adaptations to termitophagy and vermivory among mammals. Evolution 67:1792-1804.



  • Gomes Rodrigues, H., F. Sole, C. Charles, P. Tafforeau, M. Vianey-Liaud, and L. Viriot. 2012. Evolutionary and biological implications of dental mesial drift in rodents: the case of the Ctenodactylidae (Rodentia, Mammalia). PLoS One 7:e50197.



  • Rodrigues, H. G., P. Marangoni, R. Sumbera, P. Tafforeau, W. Wendelen, and L. Viriot. 2011. Continuous dental replacement in a hyper-chisel tooth digging rodent. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:17355-17359.
  • Rodrigues, H. G., C. Charles, L. Marivaux, M. Vianey-Liaud, and L. Viriot. 2011. Evolutionary and developmental dynamics of the dentition in Muroidea and Dipodoidea (Rodentia, Mammalia). Evol Dev 13:361-369.
  • Louchart, A., and L. Viriot. 2011. From snout to beak: the loss of teeth in birds. Trends Ecol Evol 26:663-673.
  • Dickerman, B. K., C. L. White, C. Chevalier, V. Nalesso, C. Charles, S. Fouchecourt, F. Guillou, L. Viriot, G. C. Sen, and Y. Herault. 2011. Missense mutation in the second RNA binding domain reveals a role for Prkra (PACT/RAX) during skull development. PLoS One 6:e28537.
  • Charles, C., M. Hovorakova, Y. Ahn, D. B. Lyons, P. Marangoni, S. Churava, B. Biehs, A. Jheon, H. Lesot, G. Balooch, R. Krumlauf, L. Viriot, R. Peterkova, and O. D. Klein. 2011. Regulation of tooth number by fine-tuning levels of receptor-tyrosine kinase signaling. Development 138:4063-4073.



  • Peterka, M., J. Y. Sire, M. Hovorakova, J. Prochazka, L. Fougeirol, R. Peterkova, and L. Viriot. 2010. Prenatal development of Crocodylus niloticus niloticus Laurenti, 1768. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 314:353-368.
  • Pasco-Viel, E., C. Charles, P. Chevret, M. Semon, P. Tafforeau, L. Viriot, and V. Laudet. 2010. Evolutionary trends of the pharyngeal dentition in Cypriniformes (Actinopterygii: Ostariophysi). PLoS One 5:e11293.
  • Ohazama, A., J. Blackburn, T. Porntaveetus, M. S. Ota, H. Y. Choi, E. B. Johnson, P. Myers, S. Oommen, K. Eto, J. A. Kessler, T. Kondo, G. J. Fraser, J. T. Streelman, U. F. Pardinas, A. S. Tucker, P. E. Ortiz, C. Charles, L. Viriot, J. Herz, and P. T. Sharpe. 2010. A role for suppressed incisor cuspal morphogenesis in the evolution of mammalian heterodont dentition. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:92-97.
  • Luo, Z. 2010. A palaeontologist ponders how genes and fossils can illuminate mammalian evolution. Nature Journal-Club:465-669.


  • Rodrigues, H. G., G. Merceron, and L. Viriot. 2009. Dental microwear patterns of extant and extinct Muridae (Rodentia, Mammalia): ecological implications. Naturwissenschaften 96:537-542.
  • Louchart, A., H. Wesselman, R. J. Blumenschine, L. J. Hlusko, J. K. Njau, M. T. Black, M. Asnake, and T. D. White. 2009. Taphonomic, avian, and small-vertebrate indicators of Ardipithecus ramidus habitat. Science 326:66e61-64.
  • Charles, C., S. Pantalacci, P. Tafforeau, D. Headon, V. Laudet, and L. Viriot. 2009. Distinct impacts of Eda and Edar loss of function on the mouse dentition. PLoS One 4:e4985.
  • Charles, C., S. Pantalacci, R. Peterkova, P. Tafforeau, V. Laudet, and L. Viriot. 2009. Effect of eda loss of function on upper jugal tooth morphology. Anat Rec (Hoboken) 292:299-308.
  • Charles, C., V. Lazzari, P. Tafforeau, T. Schimmang, M. Tekin, O. Klein, and L. Viriot. 2009. Modulation of Fgf3 dosage in mouse and men mirrors evolution of mammalian dentition. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:22364-22368.


    • Pantalacci, S., J. Prochazka, A. Martin, M. Rothova, A. Lambert, L. Bernard, C. Charles, L. Viriot, R. Peterkova, and V. Laudet. 2008. Patterning of palatal rugae through sequential addition reveals an anterior/posterior boundary in palatal development. BMC Dev Biol 8:116.
  • Lazzari, V., C. Charles, P. Tafforeau, M. Vianey-Liaud, J. P. Aguilar, J. J. Jaeger, J. Michaux, and L. Viriot. 2008. Mosaic convergence of rodent dentitions. PLoS One 3:e3607.
  • Bienvenu, T., C. Charles, F. Guy, V. Lazzari, and L. Viriot. 2008. Diversity and evolution of the molar radicular complex in murine rodents (Murinae, Rodentia). Arch Oral Biol 53:1030-1036.


  • Viriot, L., P. Vignaud, J. R. Boisserie, E. Fara, F. Guy, F. Lihoreau, T. Lehmann, M. Schuster, C. Blondel, P. Duringer, A. Likius, H. T. Mackaye, O. Otero, and M. Brunet. 2007. Late Miocene to Early Pliocene Chadian vertebrate faunas: paleoenvironmental and paleobiogeographical implications. Naturwissenschaften 94.
  • Merceron, G., C. Blondel, L. Viriot, G. Koufos, and L. Bonis. 2007. Dental microwear analysis on bovids from the Vallesian (Late Miocene) of the Axios Valley in Greece: reconstruction of the habitat of Ouranopithecus macedoniensis. Geodiversitas 29:421-433.
  • Charles, C., and L. Viriot. 2007. Abnormal and supernumerary teeth in the dentition of a Greater Egyptian. Mammali 71:95-97.
  • Charles, C., S. Pantalacci, R. Peterkova, M. Peterka, V. Laudet, and L. Viriot. 2007. Disruption of the palatal rugae pattern in Tabby (eda) mutant mice. Eur J Oral Sci 115:441-448.
  • Charles, C., J. J. Jaeger, J. Michaux, and L. Viriot. 2007. Dental microwear in relation to changes in the direction of mastication during the evolution of Myodonta (Rodentia, Mammalia). Naturwissenschaften 94:71-75.


  • Lihoreau, F., J. R. Boisserie, L. Viriot, Y. Coppens, A. Likius, H. T. Mackaye, P. Tafforeau, P. Vignaud, and M. Brunet. 2006. Anthracothere dental anatomy reveals a late Miocene Chado-Libyan bioprovince. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:8763-8767.



  • Peterkova, R., H. Lesot, L. Viriot, and M. Peterka. 2005. The supernumerary cheek tooth in tabby/EDA mice-a reminiscence of the premolar in mouse ancestors. Arch Oral Biol 50:219-225.
  • Merceron, G., L. Bonis, L. Viriot, and C. Blondel. 2005. Dental microwear of fossil bovids from northern Greece: paleoenvironmental conditions in the eastern Mediterranean during the Messinian. Paleogeography Paleoclimatology Paleoecology 217:173-185.
  • Merceron, G., L. Bonis, L. Viriot, and C. Blondel. 2005. Dental microwear of the Late Miocene bovids of Northern Greece: Vallesian/Turolian environmental changes and disappearance of Ouranopithecus macedoniensis. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 176:475-484.
  • Merceron, G., C. Blondel, L. Bonis, G. Koufos, and L. Viriot. 2005. A new method of dental microwear analysis: application to extant Primates and Ouranopithecus macedoniensis (Late Miocene of Greece). Palaios 20:551-561.


  • Guy, F., M. Brunet, M. Schmittbuhl, and L. Viriot. 2003. New approaches in hominoid taxonomy: morphometrics. Am J Phys Anthropol 121:198-218.


  • Viriot, L., R. Peterkova, M. Peterka, and H. Lesot. 2002. Evolutionary implications of the occurrence of two vestigial tooth germs during early odontogenesis in the mouse lower jaw. Connect Tissue Res 43:129-133.
  • Vignaud, P., P. Duringer, H. T. Mackaye, A. Likius, C. Blondel, J. R. Boisserie, L. De Bonis, V. Eisenmann, M. E. Etienne, D. Geraads, F. Guy, T. Lehmann, F. Lihoreau, N. Lopez-Martinez, C. Mourer-Chauvire, O. Otero, J. C. Rage, M. Schuster, L. Viriot, A. Zazzo, and M. Brunet. 2002. Geology and palaeontology of the Upper Miocene Toros-Menalla hominid locality, Chad. Nature 418:152-155.
  • Peterkova, R., M. Peterka, L. Viriot, and H. Lesot. 2002. Development of the vestigial tooth primordia as part of mouse odontogenesis. Connect Tissue Res 43:120-128.
  • de Bonis, L., and L. Viriot. 2002. Teeth and paleoanthropology. Connect Tissue Res 43:87-93.
  • Brunet, M., F. Guy, D. Pilbeam, H. T. Mackaye, A. Likius, D. Ahounta, A. Beauvilain, C. Blondel, H. Bocherens, J. R. Boisserie, L. De Bonis, Y. Coppens, J. Dejax, C. Denys, P. Duringer, V. Eisenmann, G. Fanone, P. Fronty, D. Geraads, T. Lehmann, F. Lihoreau, A. Louchart, A. Mahamat, G. Merceron, G. Mouchelin, O. Otero, P. Pelaez Campomanes, M. Ponce De Leon, J. C. Rage, M. Sapanet, M. Schuster, J. Sudre, P. Tassy, X. Valentin, P. Vignaud, L. Viriot, A. Zazzo, and C. Zollikofer. 2002. A new hominid from the Upper Miocene of Chad, Central Africa. Nature 418:145-151.
  • Brunet, M., P. Fronty, M. Sapanet, L. de Bonis, and L. Viriot. 2002. Enamel hypoplasia in a pliocene hominid from Chad. Connect Tissue Res 43:94-97.


  • Viriot, L., H. Lesot, J. L. Vonesch, J. V. Ruch, M. Peterka, and R. Peterkova. 2000. The presence of rudimentary odontogenic structures in the mouse embryonic mandible requires reinterpretation of developmental control of first lower molar histomorphogenesis. Int J Dev Biol 44:233-240.
    • Peterkova, R., M. Peterka, L. Viriot, and H. Lesot. 2000. Dentition development and budding morphogenesis. J Craniofac Genet Dev Biol 20:158-172.