Entité de rattachement
Evolution fonctionnelle et Taxonomie (EvoFoncT)
Habilité(e) à diriger des recherches


Réseaux sociaux
andre.nel [at] mnhn.fr
anel [at] mnhn.fr
01 40 79 33 85

57 rue Cuvier


75005 Paris


  • Former Employments

Assistant Professor, MNHN, Paris, 1994-2013

Full Professor, MNHN, Paris, 2013-2017

Professor of Mathematics, secondary school, 1983-1994

  • Research topics

My research focuses on Entomology, with a strong emphasis on comparative morphology and fossil insects. It includes use of the phylogenetic tools, and development of new tools in comparative morphology and palaeoecology.

  • Publication Activities: Total of 621 scientific publications, plus ca. 40 communications in congresses.

* 431 articles in peer-reviewed front journals in Palaeontology and Entomology between 1983 and 2018 (average 22 papers per year; 4 in the journal Nature, 1 in Nature Communications, 3 in PNAS, one in Gondwana Research, and 8 in Scientific Reports). I am first author or the senior author behind my students on 80% of these articles. I have published 141 articles in peer-reviewed journals with impact factors lower than 1; 39 articles in peer-reviewed journal without impact factors (period 1983 to 2003); nine monographs.

* cited 8482 times (4293 since 2013), h-index is 41, i10-index is 273, according to Google scholar at the date of 03 July 2018 and after the removal of homonymous authors from the list:



  • Boderau Mathieu, Jouault Corentin, Aracheloff Camille, Ngô-Muller Valérie, Engel Michael S., Berthier Serge, Schöllhorn Bernd, Huang Diying, Nel André & Garrouste Romain, décembre 2024Morphological and palaeoecological aspects of fossil insects unveiled by UV-A light. MethodsX vol. 13, , p. 102794
  • Bin Lee Soo, Li Yan-Da, Cai Chenyang, Engel Michael S, Soo Nam Gi, Kyun Park Jong, Nel André, Jenkins Shaw Josh, Jouault Corentin, Legalov Andrei & Kundrata Robin, juin 2024Cretaceous beetles of the Jinju Formation (Coleoptera): An overview of the Jinju Formation, its coleopteran diversity, and past and future research. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology vol. 27, n° 2, p. 102236 Publisher: Elsevier tex.hal_id: insu-04530235 tex.hal_version: v1
  • Boudet Loup, Bouché Clara, Nel André & Ngô-Muller Valérie, mars 2024A new Middle Eocene Baltic amber Exechiini (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) supports the likely rapid radiation of the tribe. Historical Biology , , p. 1-5
    0891-2963, 1029-2381
  • Ferreira Jules, Desutter-Grandcolas Laure, Nel André, Josse Hugo & de Campos Lucas Denadai, 2024First 3D reconstruction of the male genitalia of a Cretaceous fossil cricket: Diving into the evolutionary history of the Oecanthidae family (Orthoptera: Grylloidea) with the incorporation of new fossils in its phylogeny and a total-evidence dating approa. Systematic Entomology , syen.12625, p. 1-18
  • Peng Ancheng, Engel Michael S., Liu Yu & Nel André, 2024A new lineage of pygidicranid earwigs from mid-Cretaceous amber of northern Myanmar (Dermaptera: Pygidicranidae). Cretaceous Research , , p. 105849
  • Ferreira Jules, Josse Hugo, Denadai De Campos Lucas, Nel André & Desutter-Grandcolas Laure, janvier 2024First 3D reconstruction of a forewing of a fossil Orthoptera: Interpreting the venation pattern in the smallest known cricket with a stridulatory apparatus, †Picogryllus carentonensis (Orthoptera, Grylloidea, Oecanthidae). Fossil insects are valuable indicators of the evolutionary history of the clades to which they belong. According to their state… Fossil Record vol. 27, n° 1, p. 101-110
    2193-0074, 2193-0066
  • Nel André, Kirejtshuk Alexander & Garrouste Romain, 2024A ‘giant’ Paleocene cerambycid (Coleoptera) from Menat Konservat-Lagerstätte, France. Palaeosphryon menatensis gen. et sp. nov., first unambiguous representative of the longhorn beetle subfamily Prioninae from the… European Journal of Taxonomy vol. 921, ,
  • Boderau Mathieu & Nel André, 2024The second treehopper species in Miocene Dominican amber (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.) , , p. 1-5
    0037-9271, 2168-6351
  • Nel André & Kaulfuss Uwe, 2024A crane fly of the genus Gynoplistia Macquart (Diptera, Limoniidae) from the early Miocene of New Zealand. The first fossil limoniid fly from the Miocene Fossil-Lagerstätte of Foulden Maar in New Zealand is described on the basis of… ZooKeys vol. 1192, , p. 103-110 Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
  • Nel André & Ross Andrew J., 2024New dragonflies from the Upper Eocene of the Isle of Wight, UK (Odonata: Anisoptera). Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association , , S0016787823000962