RNDr. Tomáš Přikryl, PhD

senior scientist, director, scientist

+420 220 922 392, +420 233 087 206, +420 233 087 287
prikrylatgli [dot] cas [dot] cz, prikryl [dot] tatseznam [dot] cz

Rozvojová 269, 165 00 Praha 6 - Lysolaje, Czech Republic
Room number: 
Suchdol 221, 242
vertebrate paleontology

ResearcherID: F-7962-2010


60) Mediodia, D. P., Chang, H.-H., Ho, H.-C., Přikryl, T. & Lin, C.-H. (2024): A new cryptic species of splitfin fish from Taiwan with revision of the genus Synagrops (Acropomatiformes: Synagropidae). Zoological Studies, 63: 20 (16 pages).

59) Přikryl, T., Lin, C.-H., Hsu, C.-H. & Lee, S.-W. (2024): New acropomatiform fossils from the Upper Kueichulin Formation (Lower Pliocene), northern Taiwan. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, 130 (2): 211-229.

58) Blain, H.-A., Přikryl, T., Cáceres, I., Rodríguez-Salgado, P., Martínez-Monzón, A., Linares-Martín, A., Lozano-Fernández, I., Moreno-Ribas, E., Grandi, F., Oms, O., Agustí, J., Campeny Vall-Llosera, G. & Gómez de Soler, B. (2023 on-line) Skeletal taphonomy of the water frogs (Amphibia: Anura) from the Pit 7/8 of the Pliocene Camp dels Ninots site (Caldes de Malavella, NE Spain). Historical Biology, DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2023.2237998

57) Blain, H.-A., Přikryl, T., Piñero, P., Sánchez-Bandera, C., Martínez-Monzón, A. & Fagoaga, A. (2024): Small vertebrates from the Late Pliocene Las Higueruelas locality of central Spain with new biochronological and palaeoecological inferences. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 635 (1 February 2024): 111929.

56) Martínez-Monzón, A., Přikryl, T., Sánchez-Bandera, C., Bisbal-Chinesta, J. F., Agustí, J., Campeny Vall-Llosera, G., Gómez de Soler, B. & Blain, H.-A. (2023): Inferring eco-climate parameters for the Pliocene Climate Optimum using frog body size as a new proxy. Lethaia, 56 (2).

55) Kovalchuk, O., Hyžný, M., Świdnicka, E., Barkaszi, Z., Berezovsky, A., Dumitriu, S., Grădianu, I., Gašparič, R., Přikryl, T. & Stefaniak, K. (2023): Taphonomy and palaeoecology of decapod crustaceans from Oligocene and Early Miocene fish beds of the Central and Eastern Paratethys. Historical Biology, 35 (12): 2253-2270. 

54) Blain, H.-A., Přikryl, T., Moreno-Ribas, E. & Canudo, J. I. (2022): The first discovery of in situ Pelophylax pueyoi (Amphibia: Anura) from the Late Miocene of Libros Konservat-Lagerstätte (Teruel, Spain). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 42 (2): e2162410.

53) Ekrt, B., Novotný, T. & Přikryl, T. (2022): New ichthyofauna from the Holešice and Libkovice members in the western part of Most Basin (Early Miocene), the Czech Republic. Fossil Imprint, 78 (2): 519–526.

52) Přikryl, T., Kovalchuk, O., Carnevale, G. & Barkaszi, Z. (2022): New material of the puffer fish Archaeotetraodon winterbottomi Tyler et Bannikov, 1994 (Tetraodontidae) from the Oligocene of the Eastern Paratethys. Fossil Imprint, 78 (2): 513–518.

51) Onderka, P. & Přikryl, T. (2022): Fish Mummies in the Collections of the Náprstek Museum – Preliminary Report. Annals of the Náprstek Museum, 43 (2): 191–206.

50) De Gracia, C., Correa-Metrio, A., Carvalho, M., Velez-Juarbe, J., Přikryl, T., Jaramillo, C. & Kriwet, J. (2022): Towards a unifying systematic scheme of fossil and living billfishes (Teleostei, Istiophoridae). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 20 (1): 2091959 (36 pages).

49) Kyselý, R., Meduna, P., Orton, D., Alexander, M., Frolík, J. & Přikryl, T. (2022): Marine fish in the Czech lands in the Middle and Early Modern Ages: a multi-disciplinary study. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 14: 172 (21 pages).

48) Přikryl, T., Kaur, J. & Murray, A.M. (2022 for 2021): New Oligocene Pseudocrenilabrinae cichlid fishes (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from freshwater deposits of Libya. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 19 (19): 1343-1366.

47) Přikryl, T. (2021): Krumvirichthys brzobohatyi gen. et sp. nov. – the oldest record of the deep-sea smelts (Bathylagidae, Argentiniformes). Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, 127 (3): 585-594.

46) Přikryl, T., Brzobohatý, R. & Carnevale, G. (2021): Skeletal remains with otoliths in situ of the Miocene croaker Trewasciaena cf. kokeni (Teleostei, Sciaenidae) from the Pannonian of the Vienna Basin. Bulletin of Geosciences, 96 (1): 19-28.

45) Grădianu, I., Přikryl, T. & Gregorová, R. (2020): Revision of the genera Vinciguerria and †Eovinciguerria from the Oligocene of Romania (Central Paratethys) – comments on selected characters. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, 298 (3): 251-267.

44) Reichenbacher, B., Přikryl, T., Cerwenka, A.F., Keith, P., Gierl, C. & Dohrmann, M. (2020) Freshwater gobies 30 million years ago: New insights into character evolution and phylogenetic relationships of †Pirskeniidae (Gobioidei, Teleostei). PLOS ONE, 15 (8): e0237366.

43) Přikryl, T. & Carnevale, G. (2020): An Oligocene tubeshoulder (Teleostei, Alepocephaliformes) from the Central Paratethys (Czech Republic): the first skeletal record for the family Platytroctidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 39 (6): e1719123.

42) Grădianu, I., Přikryl, T., Baciu, D.S. & Carnevale, G. (2019): A new pearleye (Teleostei, Aulopiformes) species from the Oligocene of Romania. Annales de Paléontologie, 105 (1): 75-83.

41) Přikryl, T. & Carnevale, G. (2018): Ophidiiform fishes from the Oligocene-early Miocene of Moravia, Czech Republic. Bulletin of Geosciences, 93 (4): 477-489.

40) Přikryl, T. (2018): A morid cod (Gadiformes, Moridae) from the early Oligocene deposits of the Czech Republic. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 17 (8): 536-544.

39) Reichenbacher, B., Gregorová, R., Holcová, K., Šanda, R., Vukić, J. & Přikryl, T. (2018): Discovery of the oldest Gobius (Teleostei, Gobiiformes) from a marine ecosystem of Early Miocene age. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 16 (6): 493-513.

38) Přikryl, T., Grădianu, I., Georgescu, V. & Carnevale, G. (2018): A toadfish (Batrachoidiformes) from the Oligocene of the Eastern Carpathians (Piatra Neamt, Romania) . Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, 287 (2): 241-248.

37) Dykan, N., Kovalchuk, O., Dykan, K., Gurov, E., Dašková, J. & Přikryl, T. (2018): New data on Paleocene-Eocene fauna (gastropods, ostracods, fishes) and palynoflora of the Boltysh impact structure (Ukraine) with biostratigraphical and paleoecological inferences. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, 287 (2): 213-239.

36) Grădianu, I., Přikryl, T., Gregorová, R. & Harold, A.S. (2017): †Gonostoma dracula sp. nov. (Teleostei, Gonostomatidae) from the Oligocene deposits of the Central Paratethys (Romania): earliest occurrence of the modern bristlemouths. Bulletin of Geosciences, 92 (3): 323-336.

35) Přikryl, T., Schwarzhans, W. & Kovalchuk, 0. (2017): Lanternfishes (Myctophidae) with otoliths in situ from the Early Oligocene of the Eastern Paratethys (western Ukraine). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, 285 (2): 213-225.

34) Přikryl, T. & Carnevale, G. (2017): An Oligocene toadfish (Teleostei, Percomorpha) from Moravia, Czech Republic: The earliest skeletal record for the order Batrachoidiformes. Bulletin of Geosciences, 92 (1): 123-131.

33) Přikryl, T. (2017): Errata to Notes on development of the Oligocene trachinid Trachinus minutus (JONET, 1958). Palaeontographica Abt. A., 308 (4-6): 177.

32) Přikryl, T. (2017): Notes on development of the Oligocene trachinid Trachinus minutus (JONET, 1958). Palaeontographica Abt. A., 308 (1-3): 69-87.

31) Přikryl, T. & Carnevale, G. (2017): Miocene bristlemouths (Teleostei: Stomiiformes: Gonostomatidae) from the Makrilia Formation, Ierapetra, Crete. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 16 (3): 266-277.

30) Přikryl, T., Kania, I. & Krzemiński, W. (2016): Synopsis of fossil fish fauna from the Hermanowa locality (Rupelian; Central Paratethys; Poland) – current state of knowledge. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 109 (3): 429-443.

29) Roček, Z., Baleeva, N., Vazeille, A., Bravin, A., van Dijk, E., Nemoz, C., Přikryl, T., Smirina, E. M., Boistel, R. & Claessens, L. (2016): Contribution to the head anatomy of the basal frog Barbourula busuangensis and the evolution of the Anura. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 23 (3): 163-194.

28) Gregorová, R., Micklich, N. & Přikryl, T. (2016): First record of the family Moronidae (Perciformes) in the Menilitic Formation of the Litenčice locality (Oligocene, Rupelian; Moravia, Czech Republic). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, 280 (1): 79-86.

27) Přikryl, T., Brzobohatý, R. & Gregorová, R. (2016):  Diversity and distribution of fossil codlets (Teleostei, Gadiformes, Bregmacerotidae): review and commentary. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 96 (1): 13-39.

26) Gardner, J. D. & Přikryl, T. (2016):  Introduction to the special issue “Contributions in honour of Zbyněk Roček”. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 96 (1): 1-12.

25) Přikryl, T., Gómez de Soler, B., Campeny, G., Oms, O., Roubach, S., Blain, H.-A. & Agustí, J. (2016): Fish fauna of the Camp dels Ninots locality (Pliocene; Caldes de Malavella, province of Girona, Spain) – first results with notes on palaeoecology and taphonomy. Historical Biology, 28 (3): 347-357. DOI:10.1080/08912963.2014.934820

24) Přikryl, T. (2015): Skeletal anatomy of the early morid fish Eophycis (Gadiformes, Moridae) from an Oligocene deposit in Poland. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 14 (8): 625–635.

23) Robovska-Havelkova, P., Aerts, P., Rocek, Z., Prikryl, T., Fabre, A.-C., & Herrel, A. (2014): Do all frogs swim alike? The effect of ecological specialization on swimming kinematics in frogs. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217 (20): 3637–3644.

22) Přikryl, T., Bannikov, A.F., Grădianu, I., Kania, I. & Krzeminski, W. (2014): Revision of the family Propercarinidae (Perciformes, Stromateoidei) with description of a new species from the Oligocene of the Carpathians. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 13 (8): 691–700.

21) Přikryl, T. (2014): A new species of the sleeper goby (Gobioidei, Eleotridae) from the České Středohoří Mountains (Czech Republic, Oligocene) and analysis of the validity of the family Pirskeniidae. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 88 (2): 187196.

20) Přikryl, T. & Bannikov, A.F. (2014): A new species of the Oligocene pomfret fish Paucaichthys (Perciformes; Bramidae) from Iran. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen, 272 (3): 325330.

19) Kvaček, Z., Teodoridis, V., Mach, K., Přikryl, T. & Dvořák, Z. (2014): Tracing the Eocene–Oligocene transition: a case study from North Bohemia. Bulletin of Geosciences, 89 (1): 21–66.

18) Přikryl, T. (2013): An annotated list of the Oligocene fish fauna from the Osíčko locality (Menilitic Fm.; Moravia, the Czech Republic). Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B, Historia Naturalis, 69 (3–4): 195–203,

17) Roček, Z., Gardner, J.D., Eaton, J.G., & Přikryl, T. (2013): Anuran Ilia from the Upper Cretaceous of Utah—Diversity and Stratigraphic Patterns. In: Titus, A.L. and. Loewen, M.A. (eds): At the Top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of Southern Utah; pp. 273–294. Indiana University Press.

16) Přikryl, T. & Skupien, P. (2013): Some new Eocene elasmobranch reports from the Outer Western Carpathians (Moravia, Czech Republic). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen, 268 (1): 113-123.

15) Roček, Z., Gardner, J.D., Eaton, J.G. & Přikryl, T. (2012): Similarities and differences in the Ilia of Late Cretaceous anurans and urodeles. Bulletin de la Société géologique de France, 183 (6): 529-535. 

14) Přikryl, T. & Vodrážka, R. (2012): A diverse Eocene fish scale assemblage from Seymour Island, Antarctica. Geodiversitas, 34 (4): 895-908.

13) Wuttke, M., Přikryl, T., Ratnikov, V.Yu., Dvořák, Z. & Roček, Z. (2012): Generic diversity and distributional dynamics of the Palaeobatrachidae (Amphibia: Anura). Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 92 (3): 367-395.

12) Přikryl, T., Prokofiev, A.M. & Krzemiński, W.(2012): Feeding habits of the Oligocene bristlemouth fish Scopeloides glarisianus (Teleostei: Stomiiformes: Gonostomatidae). Geobios, 45 (4): 377-386.

11) Přikryl, T., Košťák, M., Mazuch, M. & Mikuláš, R. (2012): Evidence for fish predation on a coleoid cephalopod from the Lower Jurassic Posidonia Shale of Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, 263 (1): 25-33.

10) Přikryl, T. (2011): Lepidological review on the fish fauna of the Kučlín locality (Upper Eocene, Czech Republic). Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B, Historia Naturalis, 67 (3-4): 149-156.

9) Roček, Z., Dong, L., Přikryl, T., Sun, C., Tan, J. & Wang, Y. (2011): Fossil frogs (Anura) from Shanwang (Middle Miocene; Shandong Province, China). Geobios, 44 (5): 499-518.

8) Přikryl, T., Krzemiński, W. & Kania, I. (2011): New information about the anatomy of a peculiar fish of the genus Hipposyngnathus Daniltshenko, 1960. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 10 (7): 559-566.

7) Gardner, J.D., Roček, Z., Přikryl, T.,  Eaton, J.G., Blob, R.W. & Sankey, J.T. (2010): Comparative morphologyof the ilium of anurans and urodeles (Lissamphibia) and a re-assessment of the anuran affinities of Nezpercius dodsoni Blob et al., 2001. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30 (6): 1684-1696.

6) Roček, Z., Eaton, J.G., Gardner, J. & Přikryl, T. (2010): Evolution of anuran assemblages in the Late Cretaceous of Utah, USA. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 90 (4): 341-393.

5) Přikryl, T. & Novosad, B. (2009): Direct evidence of cannibalism in the Oligocene cutlassfish Anenchelum glarisianum Blainville, 1818 (Perciformes: Trichiuridae). Bulletin of Geosciences, 84 (3): 569-572.

4) Přikryl, T. (2009): A juvenile Trachinus minutus (Pisces, Perciformes, Trachinidae) from the Middle Oligocene of Litenčice (Moravia,Czech Republic). Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B, Historia Naturalis, 65 (1-2): 3-8.

3) Přikryl, T., Aerts, P., Havelková, P., Herrel, A. & Roček, Z. (2009): Pelvic and thigh musculature in frogs (Anura) and origin of anuran jumping locomotion. Journal of Anatomy, 214 (1): 100-139.

2) Přikryl, T. (2008): Sea bass fish Morone sp. (Teleostei) from North Bohemian Paleogene (Tertiary, Czech Republic). Bulletin of Geosciences, 83 (1): 117-122.

1) Prokop, J., Přikryl, T., Dostál, O. & Nel, A. (2007): Oligaeschna kvaceki sp. nov., a new fossil dragonfly (Odonata: Aeshnidae) from the middle Oligocene sediments of northern Moravia (Western Carpathians). Geologica Carpathica, 58 (2): 181-184.

Other publications:

3) Roček, Z., Dong, L., Přikryl, T., Sun, C., Li, J. & Wang, Y. (2010): Fosilní pulci lokality Shanwang (spodní až střední miocén; provincie Shandong, Čína). Zprávy o geologických výzkumech v roce 2009: 160-162.

2) Přikryl, T. (2008): Scopeloides glarisianus (Gonostomatidae, Stomiiformes) na středně oligocénní lokalitě Rožnov pod Radhoštěm – Rysova hora. Zprávy o geologických výzkumech v roce 2007: 130-131.

1) Přikryl, T. (2006): Oligocenní sladkovodní ichtyofauna lokality Byňov (České středohoří). Zprávy o geologických výzkumech v roce 2005: 93-94.


2) Přikryl, T. (2013): Lalokoploutvé ryby. Živa, 6: 254-257.

1) Přikryl, T. (2007): Menilitové souvrství a rybí fauna třetihorních morí Moravy. Živa, 6: 275-277.

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