Dr Jérémy Anquetin

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Jérémy was a PhD student in the Evans Lab and the Department of Palaeontology at the Natural History Museum, London. He works on the systematics and phylogeny of Mesozoic turtles (mainly Jurassic). He recently obtained a job at the Section d'archéologie et paléontologie in Porrentruy, Switzerland.



Section d'archéologie et paléontologie, Office de la culture, République et Canton du Jura, Hôtel des Halles, 2900 Porrentruy, Switzerland.

2004-2005 MSc Systematics, Evolution and Palaeontology, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France 2005- 2009 PhD Vertebrate Palaeontology, Natural History Museum and UCL, London
2008-2009 Temporary Lecturer in Geosciences, University of Rouen, France
2009-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, France
2011-2013 Freelance English to French scientific translator
2013-present Researcher, Section d'archéologie et paléontologie, Porrentruy, Switzerland


I am interested in the evolution, anatomy, systematics and phylogeny of Mesozoic turtles. My current work mainly focusses on Late Jurassic turtles from Western Europe (Switzerland, Germany, France and England).

Peer-reviewed publications:

  • Anquetin J, Deschamps S, Claude J. 2014 The rediscovery and redescription of the holotype of the Late Jurassic turtle Plesiochelys etalloni. PeerJ 2:e258 doi.org/10.7717/peerj.258
  • Anquetin J. 2012. Reassessment of the phylogenetic interrelationships of basal turtles (Testudinata). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 10(1): 3-45. 
  • Anquetin J. 2011. Evolution and palaeoecology of early turtles: a review based on recent discoveries in the Middle Jurassic. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 182(3): 235-244.
  • Müller, J., Sterli, J. & Anquetin J. 2011. Carotid circulation in amniotes and its implications for turtle relationships. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen 261(3): 289-297.
  • Anquetin J. 2010. The anatomy of the basal turtle Eileanchelys waldmani from the Middle Jurassic of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 101: 67-96.
  • Sterli, J., Müller, J., Anquetin J. & Hilger, A. 2010. The parabasisphenoid complex in Mesozoic turtles and the evolution of the testudinate basicranium. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 47: 1337-1346.
  • Anquetin J., Barrett, P.M., Jones, M.E.H., Moore-Fay, S. & Evans, S.E. 2009. A new stem turtle from the Middle Jurassic of Scotland: new insights into the evolution and palaeoecology of basal turtles. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 276(1658): 879-886.
  • Anquetin J. & Claude, J. 2008. Reassessment of the oldest British turtle: Protochelys from the Middle Jurassic Stonesfield Slate of Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, UK. Geodiversitas 30(2): 331-344.
  • Scheyer, T.M. & Anquetin J. 2008. Bone histology of the Middle Jurassic turtle shell remains from Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, England. Lethaia 41(1): 85-96.
  • Anquetin J., Antoine, P.O. & Tassy, P. 2007. Middle Miocene Chalicotheriinae (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from France, with a discussion on chalicotheriine phylogeny. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 151(3): 577-608.


  • Anquetin J. 2006. Systematics of the Chalicotheriinae and the importance of revising old collections. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26(3): 37A.
  • Anquetin J. 2007. A new (stem?) turtle from the Middle Jurassic of Skye, Scotland. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(3): 41A.
  • Anquetin J. 2007. A new (stem?) turtle from the Middle Jurassic of Skye, Scotland. Palaeontology Newsletter 66: 63A.

Fieldwork experience:
2004 Oligocene continental deposits of the Quercy region, France
2006 Kilmaluag Formation (Middle Jurassic), Isle of Skye, Scotland
2006 Las Hoyas lagerstätten (Early Cretaceous), Cuenca, Spain
2008 Late Triassic deposits, Aliwal North, South Africa

Fossil preparation experience:
2005-2008 Preparation of the fossil turtle material from Cladach a’Ghlinne (Bathonian), Isle of Skye, Scotland (Palaeontology Conservation Unit, Natural History Museum, London)