Frédéric graduated from the University of Montpellier 2 (France) where he started working on the phylogeography of the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) using samples from French Guiana in 1998. He later obtained a doctoral degree in 2002 while conducting his PhD thesis on using molecular methods to reconstruct the phylogeny and evolutionary history of armadillos, anteaters and sloths. Since 2005, he has been a CNRS researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Sciences on the University of Montpellier campus. As of 2016, he is a CNRS research director and continues working on xenarthran evolution and systematics using genomic tools.
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