Márton Rabi

Address

rabiInstitutional Address:

Department of Geosciences
University of Tübingen
Hölderlinstr. 12, 72074 Tübingen, Germany
Email: iszkenderun@gmail.com

Home Address:

Brühlstrasse 43
Reutlingen
72770
Germany

Personal Information

Citizenship: Hungarian
Languages: Hungarian (mother tongue), English (fluent written and oral communication), French (advanced school level)

Research Interest

Systematics, morphological evolution, biogeography, diversity and paleoecology of Mesozoic turtles and crocodilians.

Education

2009 – recent PhD studies, Doctoral School of Environmental Sciences, Department of Paleontology, Eötvös Loránd University (Advisor: Dr. András Galácz)
2011 – recent PhD studies, Geosciences, University of Tübingen, Germany (joint program with the Eötvös Loránd University, Advisors: W. G. Joyce & H. Brocherens)
2003 – 2009 Diplom (M. S.), Geology, Department of Paleontology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary (Advisor: A. Galácz)

Work Experience

2011 – recent Graduate Researcher, Geosciences, University of Tübingen

Professional Grants

2012 Synthesys Grant (2 day long collection visit, Natural History Museum, Leiden)
2011 Synthesys Grant (2 week long collection visit, Natural History Museum of London)
2010 Synthesys Grant (2 week long collection visit, Natural History Museum of Vienna)

Student Grants and Awards

2012 Best PhD student presentation, Annual Meeting of Hungarian Paleontologists, 3rd place
2011 Best PhD student presentation, Annual Meeting of Hungarian Paleontologists, 2nd place
2010 Best PhD student presentation, Annual Meeting of Hungarian Paleontologists, 2nd place
2010 CEEPUS PhD student research grant (4 week long collection visit, Natural History Museum of Vienna and the University of Vienna)
2009 Hungarian Scientific Student Conference, Paleontological section, 1st place
2008 Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungarie Foundation Grant (fieldwork)
2008 Hungarian Meeting of young geoscientists, 3rd place
2007 Raymond Rivoallan Fund (Conference travel, European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists)
2007 Best student presentation, Annual Meeting of Hungarian Paleontologists, 1st place
2007 Hungarian Meeting of young geoscientists, special prize of the Geological Institute of Hungary
2007 Hungarian Scientific Student Conference, Paleontological section, 3rd place
2006 Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungarie Foundation Grant (fieldwork)
2006 Best student presentation, Annual Meeting of Hungarian Paleontologists, 1st place
2005 Raymond Rivoallan Fund (Conference travel, European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists)
2005 Best student presentation, Annual Meeting of Hungarian Paleontologists, 2nd place
2004 Best student presentation, Annual Meeting of Hungarian Paleontologists, 2nd place

Grant Participation

2011 – recent ELTE-MTA „Lendület” Dinosaur Research Group Grant, co-investigator (joint research group of the Eötvös Loránd University and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, PI: A. Ősi)
2011 – recent Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Morphological Variation and Phylogeny of “Xinjiangchelyid” Turtles, PI: W G. Joyce
2011 – recent DAAD German-Argentine collaboration project, The Phylogenetic Relationship of Mesozoic Turtles, PI: W. G. Joyce, J. Sterli
2010 – 2012 Hungarian Scientific Research Grant, co investigator, PI: A. Ősi, Natural History Museum of Hungary
2009 – 2010 Hungarian-French scientific cooperation program, PI: A. Ősi and E. Buffetaut

Peer Reviewed Publications

# = articles covered by the press

In Review. Rabi, M., C-F Zhou, O. Wings, G. Sun, W.G. Joyce. A New Xinjiangchelyid Turtle from the Middle Jurassic of Xinjiang, China and the Evolution of the Basipterygoid Process in Mesozoic Turtles. BMC Evolutionary Biology.
In Press. Rabi, M. Sukhanov, V.B., Egorova, V., Danilov, I. & Joyce, W.G. Osteology, Relationships, And Ecology Of Annemys (Testudines: Eucryptodira) From The Late Jurassic Of Shar Teg, Mongolia And A Phylogenetic Definition Of Xinjiangchelyidae, Sinemydidae, And Macrobaenidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
In Press. Delfino, M.,  Scheyer, T. M., Chesi, F., Fletcher, T., Gemel, R., Rabi, M. & Salisbury, S. W. Gross morphology and microstructure of type locality ossicles of Psephophorus polygonus Meyer, 1847 (Testudines, Dermochelyidae). Geological Magazine.
Ősi, A., Rabi, M., Makádi, L., Szentesi, Z., Botfalvai, G. & Gulyás, P. 2012. The Late Cretaceous continental vertebrate fauna from Iharkút (Western Hungary, Central Europe): a review, pp. 533–570 In “Tribute to Charles Darwin and the Bernissart Iguanodons: new perspectives of vertebrate evolution and Early Cretaceous ecosystems” (ed. Pascal Godfroit), Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
Rabi, M., Vremir, M. & Tong, H. 2012. Preliminary overview of Late Cretaceous turtle diversity in eastern Central Europe (Austria, Hungary, and Romania), pp. 307–336 In “Morphology and Evolution of Turtles: Origin and Early Diversification” (eds: D. B. Brinkman, P. A. Holroyd, and J. D. Gardner), Springer, Dordrecht.
# Rabi, M., Tong, H. & Botfalvai, G. 2012. A new species of the side-necked turtle Foxemys (Pelomedusoides: Bothremydidae) from the Late Cretaceous of Hungary and the historical biogeography of the Bothremydini. Geological Magazine 149: 662–674.
# Wings, O., Rabi, M., Schneider, J. W., Schwermann L., Sun G., Zhou, C.-F., & Joyce, W.G. 2012. An enormous Jurassic turtle bone bed from the Turpan basin of Xinjiang, China. Naturwissenschaften 99: 925–935.
Ősi, A., Palfy, J. Makadi, L. Szentesi, Z. Gulyas, P., Rabi, M., Botfalvai, G. & Hips, K. 2011. Hettangian (Early Jurassic) dinosaur tracksites from the Mecsek Mountains, Hungary. Ichnos 18:79–94.
Martin, J.E., Rabi, M., & Csiki, Z. 2010. Survival of Theriosuchus (Mesoeucrocodylia: Atoposauridae) in a Late Cretaceous archipelago: a new species from the Maastrichtian of Romania. Naturwissenschaften 97: 845–854.
Rabi, M., Joyce, W.G., & Wings, O. 2010. A review of the mesozoic turtles of the Junggar Basin (Xinjiang, Northwest China) and the paleobiogeography of Jurassic to Early Cretaceous Asian testudinates. Paleobiodiversity and paleoenvironments 90: 259–273.
Rabi, M., & Botfalvai G. 2008. A preliminary report on the Late Oligocene vertebrate fauna from Máriahalom, Hungary. Hantkeniana 6: 177–185.
Ősi, A. & Rabi, M. 2006. A Late Cretaceous vertebrate fauna from the Bakony Mountains II: crocodiles, dinosaurs (Theropoda, Aves, Ornithischia), pterosaurs. Földtani Közlöny 136 (4): 503–526 (in Hungarian).

International Conference Abstracts

Rabi, M. & Delfino, M. 2012. A Reassesment of the “Alligatoroid” Eusuchian from the Late Cretaceous of Hungary and its Taxonomic Implications. 10th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, p. 203–206.
Rabi, M. &  Joyce, W. G. 2012. New Insights into the Evolution of the Carotid Circulation System in Eucryptodiran Turtles. Symposium on Turtle Evolution, University of Tübingen, 2012 June 01-04, Program and Abstracts, p. 36.
Vremir, M., Rabi, M. & Csiki-Sava, Z. 2012. A New Dortokid Panpleurodire from the Maastrichtian of Transylvania, Romania. Symposium on Turtle Evolution, University of Tübingen, 2012 June 01-04, Program and Abstracts, p. 47.
Rabi, M., Wings, O. & Joyce, W.G. 2012. The Homology Of The Basipterygoid Process In Eucryptodiran Turtles And Its Phylogenetic Implications. 72nd Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Raleigh, NC, USA, October 17 – 20, 2012. Program and Abstracts, p. 159.
Delfino M., Rabi, M., Gemel R., Chesi F., Scheyer T.M. 2011. The type locality material of Psephophorus polygonus Meyer, 1847: whereabouts, gross morphology and histology. 9th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Abstract Volume, p. 22–23.
Rabi, M., Göhlich, U. & Kear, B. 2011. An undescribed specimen of the giant protostegid turtle, Archelon ischyros, in the Naturaly History Museum of Vienna. 9th Annual meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, Abstract Volume, p. 48.
Rabi, M. & Vremir, M. 2011. Evolution of dortokid turtles in the Late Cretaceous – Paleogene of Europe. 9th Annual meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, Abstract Volume, p. 48–49.
Vremir, M., Rabi, M., 2011. Primitive pleurodiran turtles (Dortokidae) in the Late Cretaceouse Early Paleogene of central-East Europe. In: Csiki, Z. (Ed.), Abstract volume of the 8th Romanian Symposium on Paleontology, Bucarest, p. 133–134.
Rabi, M. & Ősi, A. 2010. Specialized basal eusuchian crocodilians in the Late Cretaceous of Europe: evidence for the hylaeochampsid affinites of Acynodon and its implication on alligatoroid biogeography. 8th meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, Aix-en Provence, Abstract Volume, p. 71.
Rabi, M. 2009. An update of the Late Cretaceous chelonian and crocodilian fauna of Central Europe. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29 supplement to No. 6, 69th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists, Abstract volume, 168A.
Rabi, M. 2008. New discovery of the Late Cretaceous ziphodont crocodyliform, Doratodon from the Santonian Csehbánya Formation of Hungary. 6th Annual Meeting of the European Association, Abstract Volume, p. 82.
Rabi, M. 2008. Presence of Sebecosuchian crocodyliforms in the Late Cretaceous of Europe. Tribute to Charles Darwin and Bernissart Iguanodons: New perspectives on Vertebrate Evolution and Early Cretaceous Ecosystems, Programme, Abstracts and Field Trips Guidebook, 83.
Rabi, M. & Tong, H. 2007. Shell reconstruction of the bothremydid turtle (Testudines: Pleurodira) from the Late Cretaceous of Iharkút, Hungary. 5th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, Abstract Volume, p. 49–50.
Rabi, M. Botfalvai, G. 2006. A new bothremydid (Chelonia:Pleurodira) fossil assemblage from the Late Cretaceous (Santonian) of Hungary – additional studies in the historical paleobiogeography of Late Cretaceous bothremydids. Hantkeniana 5. 4th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, Budapest, Abstract Volume, p. 61–65.
Rabi, M. 2006. Do alligatoroids really derive from North America? Hantkeniana 5, 4th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, Budapest, Abstract Volume, p. 102.
Rabi, M. 2005. Alligatoroidea indet. from the Upper Cretaceous of Hungary (Csehbánya Formation). Kaupia, Darmstädter Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte 14:93A (3rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, Darmstadt).

Peer Review Experience

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (2)
Acta Paleontologica Polonica
Morphology and Evolution of Turtles: Origin and Early Diversification (eds: D. B. Brinkman, P. A. Holroyd, and J. D. Gardner), Springer, Dordrecht (book chapter).
Paläontologische Zeitschrift
Gondwana Research
Journal of Herpetology

Internships

2011 Management and study of the turtle collection of the Chelonian Research Institute, Oviedo, Florida (2 months)
2008 Management of the fossil mammal collection of the Natural History Museum of Vienna, Austria (4 weeks)

Research Trips and Collection Visits

2012 Argentina (Trelew), Spain (Madrid), Russia (Moscow), Netherlands (Haarlem and Maastricht), China (Shenyang)
2011 China (Beijing), Austria (Vienna), Romania (Cluj-Napoca), Florida (Oviedo and Gainesville)
2010 Austria (Vienna and Graz), Romania (Bukarest and Cluj-Napoca), France (Paris, Montpellier, Marseilles and Esperaza)
2009 France (Paris, Montpellier, Aix-en Provance and Esperaza), England (London), Germany (Berlin)
2008 France (Paris), England (London and Isle of Wight)
2007 France (Cruzy and Esperaza)
2006 Germany (Berlin)
2005 Germany (Darmstadt)

Fieldwork Experience

2011 Turpan basin, Xinjiang, China (Late Jurassic turtles and other tetrapods)
2001–2012 Iharkút, Hungary (Late Cretaceous continental vertebrates)
2006–2009 Máriahalom, Hungary (Late Oligocene vertebrates)
2000 Ipolytarnóc, Hungary (Miocene vertebrates)

Professional Memberships

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
European Association of Vertebrate Paleontology
Geological Society of Hungary

Professional Service

2012 Co-organizer, abstract editor, International Symposium on Turtle Evolution
2010–2011 Lecturer, “Reptilian Paleontology” course (Evolution of Turtles) at the Department of Paleontology of the Eötvös Loránd University
2011 Review of translation of two children’s books on dinosaurs
2006 Co-organizer, 5th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists

Public Outreach

2 publications in Hungarian popular scientific magazines on Cretaceous vertebrates
8 public presentations in various Hungarian institutions on Cretaceous vertebrates and the evolution of turtles
5 interviews
2 press releases (1 international)

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