Shawn P. Zack

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E-Mail: SZACK1(at)
Phone: 410-955-7172

1830 E. Monument St., Room 305
Baltimore, MD 21205 USA

  • Education:

  • B.S., Biology, Duke University, 1999

  • Research Focuses:
  • postcranial functional morphology of early Eocene mammals
    mammalian higher-level phylogeny
    evolutionary patterns in early Eocene mammals
    elephant-shrew origins

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  • Publications and Abstracts:
  • Zack, S.P., T.A. Penkrot, D.W. Krause, and M.C. Maas. 2005. A new apheliscine "condylarth" mammal from the late Paleocene of Montana and Alberta and the phylogeny of "hyopsodontids." Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 50(4): 809-830. (view from Acta site)

    Zack, S., T.A. Penkrot, J.I. Bloch, and K.D. Rose. 2005. Affinities of 'hyopsodontids' to elephant shrews and a Holarctic origin of Afrotheria. Nature 434: 497-501. (view from Nature site)

    Zack, S.P. 2004. Skull and partial skeleton of the rare early Eocene mammal Wyolestes (Mammalia: Eutheria) from the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 24(3A): 133A.

    Zack, S.P. 2004. An early Eocene arctostylopid (Mammalia: Arctostylopida) from the Green River Basin, Wyoming. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 24(2): 498-501. (view from JVP page)

    Zack, S.P. 2002. Patterns of evolutionary change in an adaptive radiation: Hyaenodontidae (Mammalia: Creodonta) from the early Eocene of Wyoming. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 22(3A): 121A.

  • Faculty Advisor:
  • Dr. Kenneth Rose

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