Biogeologie

Felix Augustin

PhD Candidate

Room S549
Hölderlinstr. 12
72074 Tübingen
Germany
 +49(0)7071-29-73193
felix.augustinspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Fields of Interest

  • Vertebrate palaeontology
  • Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems
  • Taxonomy and systematics
  • Palaeoecology
  • Reconstruction of biotic interactions 
  • Taphonomy

PhD Project

Latest Cretaceous vertebrates from the Haţeg Basin, Romania

 Diversity of the vertebrate fauna

 Reconstruction of the palaeoecology 

Teaching

2020

Lectures on archosaurs in the Master’s course Vertebrate Palaeontology

2019/2020

Lectures on vertebrates in the Bachelor’s course Biology for Geoscientist

2019

Lecture on taphonomy in the Bachelor’s course Palaeontology

2019

Lectures on archosaurs in the Master’s course Vertebrate Palaeontology

2018 Supervision of a student excursion to the Haţeg Basin with a focus on the geology and palaeontology of the Upper Cretaceous
2017–2019 Supervision of the practical part in the Bachelor’s course Biology for Geoscientists

Education

2020–present PhD candidate at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany, Department of Geosciences, Working Group Biogeology, Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Hervé Bocherens and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zoltán Csiki-Sava (University of Bucharest)
2016–2019 M.Sc. in Geosciences, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany
2012–2016 B.Sc. in Geology, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

Fieldwork Experience

2019 Palaeontological fieldwork and excavation in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Wyoming, USA
2018, 2019 Palaeontological excavation in the late Miocene of the Staniantsi Basin, Bulgaria
2017, 2018 Palaeontological fieldwork and excavation in the Upper Cretaceous of the Haţeg Basin, Romania
2017, 2018, 2020

Palaeontological excavation in the late Miocene Hammerschmiede locality, Bavaria, Germany

Publications

Augustin, F.J., Dumbravă, M.D., Bastiaans, D., Csiki-Sava, Z. 2022. Reappraisal of the braincase anatomy of the ornithopod dinosaurs Telmatosaurus and Zalmoxes from the Upper Cretaceous of the Haţeg Basin (Romania) and the taxonomic reassessment of some previously referred specimens. PalZ, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12542-022-00621-x

Augustin, F.J., Matzke, A.T., Maisch, M.W., Kampouridis, P., Csiki-Sava, Z. 2022. The first record of pterosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous Hutubei Formation (lower Tugulu Group) of the southern Junggar Basin (NW China) – A glimpse into an unusual ecosystem. Cretaceous Research 130: 105066.  
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2021.105066

Massonne, T., Augustin, F.J., Matzke, A.T., Weber, E., Böhme, M. 2021. A new species of Maomingosuchus from the Eocene of the Na Duong Basin (northern Vietnam) sheds new light on the phylogenetic relationship of tomistomine crocodylians and their dispersal from Europe to Asia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 19, 1551–1585. https://doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2022.2054372

Augustin, F.J., Csiki-Sava, Z., Matzke, A.T., Botfalvai, B., Rabi, M. 2021. A new latest Cretaceous pleurodiran turtle (Testudinata: Dortokidae) from the Haţeg Basin (Romania) documents end-Cretaceous faunal provinciality and selective survival during the K-Pg extinction. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 19:1059–1081. https://doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2021.2009583

Hartung, J., Augustin, F.J., Kampouridis, P., Chure, D.J. 2021. A unique notostracan trace fossil assemblage from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation (northeastern Utah, USA) and its paleoecological and paleoenvironmental implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 583: 110667. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110667

Kampouridis, P., Svorligkou, G., Kargopoulos, N., Augustin, F.J. 2021. Reassessment of ‘Chilotherium wegneri’ (Mammalia, Rhinocerotidae) from the late Miocene of Samos (Greece) and the European record of Chilotherium. Historical Biology, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2021.1920939

Augustin, F.J., Matzke, A.T., Maisch, M.W., Csiki-Sava, Z. 2021. Pterosaur remains from the Lower Cretaceous Lianmuxin Formation (upper Tugulu Group) of the southern Junggar Basin (NW China). Historical Biology, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2021.1910819 

Augustin, F.J., Matzke, A.T., Maisch, M.W., Pfretzschner, H.-U. 2021. Dinosaur taphonomy of the Jurassic Shishugou Formation (Northern Junggar Basin, NW China) – insights from bioerosional trace fossils on bone. Ichnos: 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/10420940.2021.1890590 

Augustin, F.J., Matzke, A.T., Maisch, M.W., Pfretzschner, H.-U. 2021. New information on Lonchognathosaurus (Pterosauria: Dsungaripteridae) from the Lower Cretaceous of the southern Junggar Basin (NW China). Cretaceous Research 124: 104808. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2021.104808 

Augustin, F.J., Matzke, A.T., Maisch, M.W., Pfretzschner, H.-U. 2020. A theropod dinosaur feeding site from the Upper Jurassic of the Junggar Basin, NW China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 560: 109999. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109999 

Augustin, F.J., Matzke, A.T., Maisch, M.W., Hinz, J.K., Pfretzschner, H.-U. 2020. The smallest eating the largest: the oldest mammalian feeding traces on dinosaur bone from the Late Jurassic of the Junggar Basin (northwestern China). The Science of Nature, 107 (32): 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-020-01688-9 

Hinz, J.K., Matzke, A.T., Augustin, F.J., Pfretzschner, H.-U. 2020. A Nothosaurus (Sauropterygia) skull from Kupferzell (Triassic, late Ladinian; SW Germany). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen 297: 101–111. https://doi.org/10.1127/njgpa/2020/0915 

Augustin, F.J., Matzke, A.T., Maisch, M.W., Pfretzschner, H.-U. 2020. First evidence of an ankylosaur (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Jurassic Qigu Formation (Junggar Basin, NW China) and the early fossil record of Ankylosauria. Geobios 61: 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geobios.2020.06.005 

Augustin, F. J., Matzke, A.T., Csiki-Sava, Z., Pfretzschner, H.-U. 2019. Bioerosion on vertebrate remains from the Upper Cretaceous of the Haţeg Basin, Romania and its taphonomic implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 534:109318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109318