Dr. Dirk Fuchs

Dirk Fuchs
Quelle: J. Evers

Geologische Wissenschaften

Fachrichtung Paläontologie

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Adresse Malteserstrasse 74-100, Haus D
Raum D.032
D-12249 Berlin
Telefon +49(0)30 838 70282
Fax +49(0)30 838 70745
E-Mail drig@zedat.fu-berlin.de
Curriculum vitae
  • born in December 3, 1971 in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • 1993 – 1998: Study of biology and palaeontology at the Freie Universität Berlin.

  • 1998: Diploma: Title of diploma thesis: „Climatic relevant palaeoecologic studies on Holocene molluscs from the Badain Jaran Desert (Inner Mongolia, China)“.

  • 1998 – 2001: Study of geology at the Freie Universität Berlin.

  • 2001 – 2004: PhD-student at the Institute of Systematic Zoology, Humboldt Universität, Berlin funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

  • 2005: PhD degree. Title of doctoral thesis: “Character complexes preserved in fossil Coleoidea (Cephalopoda) and their phylogenetic significance”.

  • 2006: postdoctoral scholarship at the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of Tokyo (Japan) funded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

  • 2005-2009 freelancer at the Musée National d´Histoire Naturelle, Luxembourg. Responsible for the palaeontological database (RECORDER).

  • 2009-2011 research assistant (funded by DFG) at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Branch Palaeontology, FU Berlin.

  • since October 2011 research assistant at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Branch Palaeontology, FU Berlin.

Research interests

Morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny and evolutionary development of both fossil and Recent coleoid cephalopods

  • shell ultrastructure with emphasis on the morphogenetic origin and evolutionary transformations of the proostracum and the gladius
  • soft tissue morphology preserved in Konservat-Lagerstätten and their phylogenetic significance
  • predator-prey interactions in the Mesozoic
  • comparative morphology of embryonic shells

 

Future projects

Early ontogeny of cephalopod molluscs

Publication list

peer reviewed articles

in revision

  • Fuchs, D., Iba, Y., Ifrim, Ch.; Nishimura, T., Kennedy, J., Keupp, H., Stinnesbeck, W. and Tanabe, K. (in revision). Longibelus n. gen. a new Cretaceous coleoid genus linking Belemnoidea and early Decabrachia. Palaeontology.

2012

  • Arkhipkin, A. I., Bizikov, V. A. and Fuchs, D. (2012). Vestigial phragmocone in the gladius points to a deep water origin of squid (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). Deep Sea Research: Oceanic Research Papers I, 61, 109-122.
  • Fuchs, D. (2012). The “rostrum”-problem in coleoid terminology - a theoretical attempt to clarify inconsistencies. Geobios. DOI:10.1016/j.geobios.2011.11.014
  • Fuchs, D., Keupp, H. and Wiese, F. (2012). Protoconch morphology of Conoteuthis (Diplobelida, Coleoidea) and its implications on the presumed origin of the Sepiida. Cretaceous Research, 34, 200-207. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2011.10.018
  • Fuchs, D., Keupp, H., Trask, P. and Tanabe, K. (2012). Taxonomy, morphology and phylogeny of Late Cretaceous spirulid coleoids (Cephalopoda) from Greenland and Canada. Palaeontology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01125.x

2011

  • Fuchs, D. and Larson, N. (2011). Diversity, morphology and phylogeny of coleoid cephalopods from the Upper Cretaceous Plattenkalks of Lebanon – Part I: Prototeuthidina. Journal of Paleontology, 85 (2): 234-249.
  • Fuchs, D. and Larson, N. (2011). Diversity, morphology and phylogeny of coleoid cephalopods from the Upper Cretaceous Plattenkalks of Lebanon – Part II: Teudopseina. Journal of Paleontology, 85(5): 815-834.
  • Keupp, H., Engeser, T., Fuchs, D. and Haeckel, W. (2011). Fossile Spermatophoren von Trachyteuthis hastiformis (Cephalopoda, Coleoidea) aus dem Ober-Kimmeridgium von Painten/Bayern. Archaeopteryx, 28: 23-30.
  • Kröger, B., Vinther J. and Fuchs, D. (2011). Cephalopod origin and evolution: A congruent picture emerging from fossils, development and molecules. Bioessays. DOI 10.1002/bies.201100001

2010

  • Fuchs, D. (2010). Loligosepiina. Version 03 May 2010. http://tolweb.org/Loligosepiina/ 140240/2010.05.03 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/
  • Fuchs, D. (2010). Teudopseina. Version 03 May 2010. http://tolweb.org/Teudopseina/ 140241/2010.05.03 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/
  • Fuchs, D. (2010). Prototeuthidina. Plesioteuthididae Naef, 1921. Version 03 May 2010. http://tolweb.org/Plesioteuthididae/ 140239/2010.05.03 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/
  • Fuchs, D. (2010). A rare and unusual teudopseid coleoid from the Late Cretaceous of Lebanon. In: Fuchs, D. (ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium "Coleoid Cephalopods Through Time". Ferrantia, 59: 61-72.
  • Fuchs, D., Boletzky, S. v. and Tischlinger, H. (2010). New evidence of functional suckers in belemnoid coleoids (Cephalopoda) weakens support for the “Neocoleoidea”- concept. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 76 (4): 404-406. DOI 10.1093/mollusc/eyq032.
  • Fuchs, D. and Niko, S. (2010). A new diplobelid belemnoid (Coleoidea: Cephalopoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Hokkaido (Japan). Paleontological Research, 14: 1-10. DOI: 10.2517/1342-8144-14.3.001.
  • Fuchs D., Stinnesbeck W., Ifrim I., Giersch S., Padilla Gutierrez J. M. and Frey E. (2010). First record of a trachyteuthidid from the south western Interior. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 84 (4): 523-532. DOI 10.1007/s12542-010-0066-9.
  • Fuchs, D. and Tanabe, K. (2010). Re-investigation of the shell morphology and ultrastructure of the late Cretaceous spirulid coleoid Naefia matsumotoi. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium - Cephalopods - Present & Past, Sapporo. 195-207.
  • Fuchs D., Vartak A., Kendrick G. and Ghare M. (2010). The first diplobelid coleoid from the Cenomanian of South India. In: Fuchs, D. (ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium "Coleoid Cephalopods Through Time". Ferrantia, 59: 51-59.
  • Fuchs, D. and Weis, R. (2010). Taxonomy, morphology and phylogeny of teudopseid coleoids (Cephalopoda). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, 257: 351-366. DOI: 1127/0077-7749/2010/0083.
  • Fuchs, D. and Weis, R. (2010). Teudopsis bunelii Eudes-Deslongchamps, 1835 (Cephalopoda: Coleoidea) from the Upper Toarcian ironstones of Luxembourg. Ferrantia, 62: 63-71.
  • Klug, Ch. and Fuchs, D. (2010). An earliest Hettangian (Jurassic) belemnitid proostracum from Great Britain. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium - Cephalopods - Present & Past, Sapporo. 181-185.
  • Schultze, H.-P., Fuchs, D., Giersch, S., Ifrim, C. and Stinnesbeck, W. (2010). Palaeoctopus pelagicus Fuchs et al. 2008 from the Turonian of Mexico is a sarcopterygian. Palaeontology, 53 (3): 689-694.
  • Vartak A., Fuchs D. and Ghare M. (2010). Naefia sp. from the Cenomanian of south-eastern India. In: Fuchs, D. (ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium "Coleoid Cephalopods Through Time". Ferrantia, 59: 176-183.
  • Young, R. E., Vecchione, M. and Fuchs, D. (2010). Octopodiformes Berthold and Engeser, 1987. Vampire Squid and Octopods. Version 03 May 2010. http://tolweb.org/ Octopodiformes /19405/2010.05.03 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

2009

  • Fuchs, D. (2009). Octobrachia - a diphyletic taxon? Berliner Paläobiologische Abhandlungen, 10: 182-192.
  • Fuchs, D., Bracchi, G. and Weis, R. (2009). New records of octopods (Cephalopoda: Coleoidea) from the Late Cretaceous (Upper Cenomanian) of Hakel and Hadjoula (Lebanon). Palaeontology, 52 (1): 56-81.
  • Fuchs, D. and Weis, R. (2009). A new Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) coleoid (Cephalopoda) from Hadjoula, Lebanon. Fossil record, 12 (2): 175-181.
  • Klug, Ch., Schweigert, G., Fuchs, D. and Dietl, G. (2010). First record of a belemnite preserved with beaks, arms and ink sac from the Nusplingen Lithographic Limestone (Kimmeridgian, SW Germany). Lethaia, 43: 445-456. DOI 10.1111/j.1502-3931.2009.00203.x

2008

  • Fuchs, D., Ifrim, C. and Stinnesbeck, W. (2008). A new Palaeoctopus (Cephalopoda: Coleoidea) from the Late Cretaceous of Vallecillo, north-eastern Mexico, and its implications on the evolution of Octopoda. Palaeontology, 51: 1129-1139.
  • Fuchs, D. and Schultze, H.-P. (2008). Trachyteuthis covacevichi n. sp., a late Jurassic coleoid cephalopod from the Paleopacific. Fossil record, 11: 34-44.
  • Fuchs, D. and Weis, R. (2008). Taxonomy, morphology and phylogeny of Lower Jurassic loligosepiid coleoids (Cephalopoda). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, 249: 93-112.

2007

  • Fuchs, D. (2007). Coleoid Cephalopods from the Plattenkalks of the Late Jurassic of Southern Germany and the Late Cretaceous of Lebanon - A faunal comparison. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, 245 (1): 59-69.
  • Fuchs, D., Engeser, T. and Keupp, H. (2007). Gladius shape variation in the genus Trachyteuthis Meyer 1846 (Cephalopoda: Coleoidea) from the Late Jurassic Plattenkalks of Nusplingen (Kimmeridgian) and Solnhofen (Tithonian). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 52 (3): 575-589.
  • Fuchs, D., Keupp, H., Mitta, V. and Engeser, T. (2007). Ultrastructural analyses on the conotheca of the genus Belemnotheutis (Belemnitida) with a note on the origin of the proostracum. In: Mapes, R. H. and Landman, N. H. (eds.). Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium - Cephalopods - Present & Past, Fayetteville. Springer Verlag. Dortrecht. 300-315.
  • Fuchs, D., Klinghammer, A. and Keupp, H. 2007. Taxonomy, morphology and phylogeny of plesioteuthidid coleoids from the Upper Jurassic (Tithonian) Plattenkalks of Solnhofen. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, 245 (2): 239-252.

2006

  • Fuchs, D. (2006). Fossil erhaltungsfähige Merkmalskomplexe der Coleoidea (Cephalopoda) und ihre phylogenetische Bedeutung. Berliner Paläobiologische Abhandlungen, 8: 1-122.
  • Fuchs, D. (2006). Diversity, Taxonomy and Morphology of vampyropod Coleoids (Cephalopoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Lebanon. Memorie Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Museo di Storia Naturale Milano, 34 (2): 1-28.
  • Fuchs, D. (2006). Re-description of Doryanthes munsterii (Orbigny, 1845), a poorly known vampyropod coleoid (Cephalopoda) from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen Plattenkalks. Archaeopteryx, 24: 79-88.
  • Fuchs, D. (2006). Did ancestral Decabrachia possess a proostracum in their body plan? Acta Universitatis Carolinae, 49: 123-127.

 

2005

  • Klug, Ch., Schweigert, G., Dietl, G. and Fuchs, D. (2005). Coleoid beaks from the Nusplingen Lithographic Limestone (Late Kimmeridgian, SW Germany). Lethaia, 38: 173-192.

2003

  • Fuchs, D., Keupp, H. and Engeser , T. (2003). New records of soft parts of Muensterella scutellaris MUENSTER, 1842 (Coleoidea) from the Late Jurassic Plattenkalks of Eichstätt and their significance for octobrachian relationships. In: Warnke, K., Keupp, H. & Boletzky, S. v. (eds.). Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium - Coleoid cephalopods Through Time, Berliner Paläobiologische Abhandlungen, 3: 101-111.
  • Mischke, S., Herzschuh, U., Kürschner, H., Fuchs, D., Fahu, C., Fei, M. and Zhencheng, S. (2003). Sub-Recent Ostracoda from Quilian Mountains (NW China) and their ecological significance. Limnologica, 33: 280-292.

2002

  • Mischke, S., Fuchs, D., Riedel, F. and Schudack, M. E. (2002). Mid to Late Holocene palaeoenvironment of Lake Eastern Juyanze (north-western China) based on ostracods and stable isotopes. Geobios, 35: 99-110.

Edited books

  • Fuchs, D. (ed.) 2010. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium "Coleoid Cephalopods Through Time. Luxembourg 8th - 11th October 2008. Ferrantia 59, Musée national d'histoire naturelle, Luxembourg, 214 p.

exibitions

  • “Coquilles coquines –Harte Schale Weicher Kern”, 08.10.2008-16.08.2009, Musée National D’Histoire Naturelle Luxembourg.
  • „Evolution – Up to date“, 28.10.2009 – April 2010, Musée National D’Histoire Naturelle Luxembourg.
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