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  • Altner, M., Schliewen, U., Penk, S.B.R., Reichenbacher, B. (2017). †Tugenchromis pickfordi gen. et sp. nov. from the upper Miocene – a stem-group cichlid of the ‘East African Radiation’. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 37(2): e1297819. Click here to download this article (open access).
  • Rasmussen, C., Reichenbacher, B., Lenz, O., Altner, M., Penk, S.B.R., Prieto, J., Brüsch, D. (2017). Middle–late Miocene palaeoenvironments, palynological data and a fossil fish Lagerstätte from the Central Kenya Rift (East Africa). Geological Magazine, 154(1): 24–56.

Conference Contributions

  • Penk, S.B.R., Schliewen, U. & Reichenbacher, B. (2017). A Unique Oreochromine Cichlid from the Ngorora Fish Lagerstätte Kabchore (Middle Miocene, Central Kenya). - 15th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Munich, Germany, 1st to 3rd August 2017. Zitteliana 91: 70-71. [oral presentation]
  • Penk, S.B.R. & Reichenbacher, B. (2016). A new exceptionally well-preserved fossil cichlid
of the Oreochromini (Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae: haplotilapiines) from the Middle Miocene of Central Kenya (East African Rift System). - Abstract Book of the 87th Annual Conference of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Dresden, p. 125–126. [oral presentation]
  • Penk, S.B.R. & Reichenbacher, B. (2015). New record of a fossil haplotilapiine cichlid from Central Kenya. - Frontiers in Marine Science, XV European Congress of Ichthyology, Porto, Portugal. doi: 10.3389/conf.fmars.2015.03.00121. [oral presentation]
  • Penk, S.B.R., Rasmussen, C., Schliewen, U., Reichenbacher, B. (2014). A new Middle Miocene Conservatlagerstätte in the Tugen Hills (Central Kenya, East African Rift Valley) reveals a unique record of fossil Haplotilapiini (Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae). - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts, 2014, p. 203. [poster presentation]
  • Liebl, D., Gegg, L., Schützinger, S., Lechner, T., Löhr, E., Penk, S.B.R., Gierl, C., Pippèrr, M. & Reichenbacher, B. (2013). Marine, brackish or freshwater? The palaeoecology of the northern Molasse Basin in the late Early Miocene. - Joint conference of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft and the Palaeontological Society of China, Göttingen, Germany, 23–27 September 2013.  [poster presentation]
  • Reichenbacher, B., Rasmussen, C., Penk, S.B.R. & Altner, M. (2013): New Fossil Lagerstätte Tugen Hills (Kenya, Africa): Exceptional preservation of Miocene freshwater fishes. - Joint Conference of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft and the Palaeontological Society of China, Göttingen, Germany, 23-27 September 2013. [poster presentation]