Department : Geology
College : Basic Sciences
Academic : Assistant Professor


First Name : Vachik Last Name : Hairapetian
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Research Interest : Vertebrate Palaeontology, Stratigraphy
Educational Background
Degree :Bachelor's degree Field : Geology
College : Islamic Azad University, Isfahan Branch Year : 1997
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Degree :Masters degree Field : Palaeontology and Stratigraphy
College : University of Isfahan Year : 2000
Thesis : Biostratigraphy of the Upper Devonian rocks in Dalmeh section, Northeastern Ardakan, based on conodonts and vertebrate remains
Degree :PhD Field : Palaeontology and Stratigraphy
College : University of Isfahan Year : 2008
Thesis : Late Devonian-Early Carboniferous fish micro-remains from Central Iran

1) Long, J.A. and Hairapetian V. (2000). Famennian microvertebrates from the Dalmeh area, central Iran. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 58: 211-222.

2) Hairapetian, V., Yazdi, M. and Long J.A. (2000). Devonian vertebrate biostratigraphy of central Iran. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 58: 241-247.

3) Ginter, M., Hairapetian V. and Klug, C. (2002). Famennian chondrichthyans from the shelves of North Gondwana. Acta Geologica Polonica, 52 (2): 169-215.

4) Hairapetian, V. and Yazdi, M. (2003). Late Devonian conodonts from Dalmeh section, Northeastern Ardekan, central Iran. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, 245: 209-225.

5) Hairapetian V. and Ginter M. (2005). The IGCP 491 meeting, “Devonian Vertebrates of the Continental Margins” Yerevan, Armenia, May 22–27, 2005. Episodes, 28 (4): 292-293. (Conference report)

6) Hairapetian, V., Valiukevičius, J. and Burrow, C. (2006). Early Frasnian acanthodians from central Iran. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 51 (3): 499-520.

7) Hairapetian, V., Korn, D. and Bahrami, A. (2006). Viséan and Bashkirian ammonoids from Central Iran. Acta Geologica Polonica, 56 (3): 229-240.

8) Hairapetian, V., Blom, H. and Miller, C.G. (2008). Silurian thelodonts from the Niur Formation, central Iran. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 53 (1): 85-95.

9) Hairapetian, V., Ginter, M. and Yazdi, M. (2008). Early Frasnian sharks from central Iran. Acta Geologica Polonica, 58 (2): 173-179.

10) Hairapetian, V. and Ginter, M. (2009). Famennian chondrichthyan remains from the Chahriseh section, central Iran. Acta Geologica Polonica, 59 (2): 173-200.

11) McCobb, L. M. E. and Hairapetian, V. (2009). A new species of the Late Cretaceous lobster Paraclytia from the central Alborz Range, Iran, and a review of its known species. Paläontologischen Zeitschrift 83 (3): 419-430.

12) Hairapetian, V. (2010). Feast for the odontologist. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 55 (3): 380. (Book review)

13) Hairapetian, V. and Ginter, M. (2010). Pelagic chondrichthyan microremains from the Upper Devonian of Kale Sardar section, eastern Iran. Acta Geologica Polonica, 60 (3): 357-371.

14) Ginter, M., Hairapetian, V. and Grigorian, A. (2011). Chondrichthyan microfossils from the Famennian and Tournaisian of Armenia. Acta Geologica Polonica, 61 (2): 153-173.

15) Hairapetian, V., Mohibullah, M., Tilley, L.J., Williams, M., Miller, G.C., Afzal, J., Ghobadi Pour, M. and Hejazi, S.H. (2011). Early Silurian carbonate platform ostracods from Iran: a peri-Gondwanan fauna with strong Laurentian affinities. Gondwana Research, 20 (2-3): 645-653.

16) Hairapetian, V. and Korn, D. (2011). Phylogenetic analysis of the family Beloceratidae (Ammonoidea; Late Devonian) and a new Beloceras species from eastern Iran. Bulletin of Geosciences, 86(4), 675–682.

17) Hairapetian, V., Ghobadi Pour, M., Popov, L. and Modzalevskaya, T.L. (2012). Stegocornu and associated brachiopods from the Silurian (Llandovery) of Central Iran. Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences, 61 (2): 82–104.

18) Hampe, O., Hairapetian, V., Witzmann, F., Dorka, M., Akbari, M. A. and Korn, D. (2013). A first fish fauna from the Late Permian of Baghuk Mountain, Iran. Bulletin of Geosciences, 88 (1): 1–20.

19) Gholamalian, H., Hairapetian, V., Barfehei, N., Mangelian, S. and Faridi, P. (2013). Givetian-Frasnian boundary conodonts from Kerman province, Central Iran. Rivista Italiana di Palenotologia e Stratigrafia, 119 (2): 133-146.

20) Männik, P., Miller, C.G., and Hairapetian, V. (2013). Conodonts from the Niur Formation (Silurian) of the Derenjal Mountains, Central Iran. Geological Magazine, 150 (4): 639–650.

21) Leda, L., Korn, D., Ghaderi, A., Hairapetian, V., Struck, U. and Reimold, U. (2014). Lithostratigraphy and carbonate microfacies across the Permian-Triassic boundary near Julfa (NW Iran) and in the Baghuk Mountains (Central Iran). Facies, 60 (1): 295–325.

22) Männik, P., Miller, C.G., and Hairapetian, V. (2015). A new early Silurian prioniodontid conodont with three P elements from Iran and associated species. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 60 (3): 733-746.

23) Popov, L.E., Hairapetian, V., Ghobadi Pour, M. and Modzalevskaya, T.L. (2015). A new, unusual rhynchonellide with a strophic shell from the Silurian of Iran. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 60 (3): 747-754.

24) Heuer, F., Korn, D., Belka, Z. and Hairapetian, V. (2015). Facies, origin, and palaeontological inventory of an Early Carboniferous neptunian dyke in the Devonian reef limestone near Rösenbeck (Brilon Anticline, Rhenish Mountains). Fossil Record, 18: 57-72.

25) Hairapetian, V., Ghobadi Pour, M., Popov, L.E., Hejazi, S.H., Holmer, L.E., Evans, D. and Sharafi, A. (2015). Ordovician of the Anarak Region: implications in understanding Early Palaeozoic history of Central Iran. Stratigraphy, 12 (2): 22-29.

26) Hairapetian, V., Welting, T. and Pelckmans, H. (2015). Wulfenite from central Iran: A review and some new observations. Rocks and Minerals, 90 (5): 426-434.

27) Davesne, D., Mondejar Fernandez, J., Hairapetian, V., Rücklin, M., Wendt, J., Clément, G. (2015). A new large tetrapodomorph sarcopterygian from the Late Devonian of Iran. Paläontologischen Zeitschrift, 89 (3): 661-667.

28) Popov, L.E., Hairapetian, V., Evans, D., Ghobadi Pour, M., Holmer, L.E. and Baars, C. (2015). Review of the Ordovician stratigraphy and fauna of the Anarak Region in Central Iran. Acta Geologica Polonica, 65 (4): 403-435.

29) Hairapetian, V., Blom, H. and Turner, S. (2016). Early Frasnian thelodont scales from central Iran and their implications for turiniid taxonomy, systematics and distribution. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 36 (4): e1100632.

30) Hairapetian, V., Roelofs, B.P., Trinajstic, K. and Turner, S. (2016). Famennian survivor turiniid thelodonts of North and East Gondwana; pp. 273-289. In, Becker R. T., Köenigshof, P. and Brett, C. E. (eds.), Devonian climate, Sea Level and Evolutionary Events. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 423. London.

31) Hairapetian, V. and Burrow, C. (2016). A new ischnacanthiform (Acanthodii) from the latest Devonian of Iran and the palaeogeography of Late Devonian ischnacanthiforms. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 124: 227–232.

32) Hairapetian, V., Pelckmans, H., Welting, T., Sarami, A. and Hosseini, P. (2016). New Finds of Mimetite and Vanadinite from Central Iran. Rocks and Minerals, 91 (5): 402-413.

33) Fassihi, S., Sone, M., Hairapetian, V., Shirezadeh, F. (2017). Fusulinoids from the Bashkirian-Moscovian transition beds of the Shahreza region in the Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone, Iran. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 106 (4): 1205–1221.

34) Hairapetian, V., Ghobadi Pour, M., Popov, L., Männik, P. and Miller, C.G. (2017). Silurian stratigraphy of Central Iran – an update. Acta Geologica Polonica, 67 (2): 201-233.

35) Hairapetian, V. and Pelckmans, H. (2017). Emerging Mineral Finds from Northern Iran. Rocks and Minerals, 92 (6): 540-547.

36) Schobben, M., van de Velde, S., Suchoka, J., Leda, L., Korn, D., Struck, U., Ullmann, C.V., Hairapetian, V., Ghaderi, A., and Korte, C., Newton, R., Poulton, S. and Wignall, P.B. (2018). Latest Permian stable carbon isotope variability traces heterogeneous organic carbon accumulation and authigenic carbonate formation. Climate of the Past. 13, 1635-1659.

37) Kiessling, W., Schobben, M., Ghaderi, A., Hairapetian, V., Leda, L., and Dieter Korn (2018). Pre–mass extinction decline of latest Permian ammonoids. Geology,

38) Hairapetian, V., Wilmsen, M., Ahmadi, A., Shojaei, Z. Berensmeier, M. and Majidifard, M.R. (2018). Integrated stratigraphy, facies analysis and correlation of the upper Albian–lower Turonian of the Esfahan area (Iran): unraveling the conundrum of the Glauconitic Limestone. Cretaceous Research, 90: 391-411.

39) Korn, D., Devaere, L., Ghaderi, A., Hairapetian, V. and Khanehbad, M. (2019). The sporadoceratids from the Shotori Range (East-Central Iran) – ammonoid gigantism by hydraulic sorting? Acta Geologica Polonica, 69 (1): 27-49.

40) Krystyn, L., Balini, M., Sepehrian, B. and Hairapetian, V.  (2019). Norian Ammonoids from the Nayband Formation (Iran) and their bearing on Late Triassic sedimentary and geodynamic history of the Iran plate. Rivista Italiana di Palenotologia e Stratigrafia, 125(1): 231-248.

41) Holmer, L.E., Kebriaee Zadeh, M.-R., Popov, L.E., Ghobadi Pour, M., Álvaro, J.J., Hairapetian, V. and Zhang, Z. (2019). Cambrian rhynchonelliform nisusioid brachiopods: phylogeny and distribution. Palaeontology, 5(3): 559–575.

42) Hampe, O., Hairapetian, V., Mirzaie Ataabadi, M. and Orak, Z. (2019). Preliminary report on a late Tortonian/Messinian balaenopterid cetacean (Mammalia, Mysticeti) from Sistan and Baluchestan Province (Iran). Geopersia, 9 (1): 65-79.Fassihi, S., Sone, M., Hairapetian, V., Shirezadeh, F. (2019, in press). Fusulinoids from the Carboniferous-Permian transition beds from the Abadeh Region (Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone, Iran). Carbonates and Evaporites, xx (xx): xx–xx.