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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.





  • Holzer, G., M. Besson, A. Lambert, L. Francois, P. Barth, B. Gillet, S. Hughes, G. Piganeau, F. Leulier, L. Viriot, D. Lecchini, and V. Laudet. 2017. Fish larval recruitment to reefs is a thyroid hormone-mediated metamorphosis sensitive to the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Elife 6.
  • Tacail, T., B. Thivichon-Prince, J. E. Martin, C. Charles, L. Viriot, and V. Balter. 2017. Assessing human weaning practices with calcium isotopes in tooth enamel. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114:6268-6273.
  • Balogh, C. M., L. Veyre, G. Pilet, C. Charles, L. Viriot, C. Andraud, C. Thieuleux, F. Riobe, and O. Maury. 2017. Two-Color Three-State Luminescent Lanthanide Core-Shell Crystals. Chemistry 23:1784-1788.





  •  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).T2014
  • 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.



  • 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.