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Recent Faculty Publications

Dr. Gabriel S. Bever

Lyson, T.R., T.M. Scheyer, B.Rubidge, K. de Queiroz, E.R. Schachner, R. Smith, J. Botha-Brink, and G.S. Bever. (2016) Fossorial origin of the turtle shell. Current Biology 26: 1887–1894. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.05.020

Bhullar, B.-A.S., Hanson, M., Fabbri, M., Pritchard, A., Bever, G.S., Hoffman, E. (2016) How to make a bird skull: major transitions in the evolution of the avian cranium. Integrative and Comparative Biology 56: 389-403. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icw069

Bever, G.S., T.R. Lyson, D.J. Field, B.-A.S. Bhullar. (2016). The amniote temporal roof and the diapsid origin of the turtle skull. Zoology.DOI:10.1016/j.zool.2016.04.005

Siobhán B. Cooke

Halenar, L.B., Cooke, S.B., Rosenberger, A.L., and Rímoli, R. (2017) New cranium of the endemic Caribbean platyrrhine, Antillothrix bernensis, from La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic. Journal of Human Evolution 106: 133-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2017.02.002

Tallman, M. and Cooke, S.B. (2016) New endemic platyrrhine humerus from Haiti and the evolution of the Greater Antillean platyrrhines. Journal of Human Evolution 91: 144-166. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2015.10.010

Cooke, S.B., Terhune, C.E. (2015) Form, function, and geometric morphometrics. The Anatomical Record 298: 5-28. DOI: 10.1002/ar.23065

Dr. Jonathan M. G. Perry

Seiffert, E.R., Boyer, D.M., Fleagle, J.G., Gunnell, G.F., Heesy, C.P., Perry, J.M., and Sallam, H.M. (2017) New adapiform primate fossils from the late Eocene of Egypt. Historical Biology 1-23.DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2017.1306522

Perry, J.M.G., St Clair, E.M., and Hartstone-Rose, A. (2015) Craniomandibular signals of diet in adapids. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22811

Hartstone-Rose A, Criste T, Parkinson J and Perry JMG (2015) Brief Communication: Comparing apples and oranges – the influence of food mechanical properties on ingestive bite sizes in lemurs. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22726

Dr. Christopher B. Ruff

Ruff, C.B., Burgess, M.L., Squyres, N., Junno, J.-A., Trinkaus, E. (2018) Lower limb articular scaling and body mass estimation in Pliocene and Pleistocene hominins. Journal of Human Evolution, 115: 85-111. DOI:

Ruff, C.B., Burgess, M.L., Junno, J.-A., Mudakikwa, A., Zollikofer, P.E., Ponce de Leon, M.S., McFarlin, S.C. (2018) Phylogenetic and environmental effects on limb bone structure in gorillas. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 166: 353-372. DOI:

Ruff, C.B. (2018) Biomechanical analyses of archaeological human skeletons. In: Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, 3rd ed. Katzenberg, M.A. and Grauer, A.L., eds. Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 189-224.

Ruff, C. (2017) Mechanical constraints on the hominin pelvis and the “obstetrical dilemma”. The Anatomical Record 300:946-955. DOI: 10.1002/ar.23539

Dr. Elizabeth St Clair

St Clair, E.M., and Boyer, D. M. (2016) Lower molar shape and size in prosimian and platyrrhine primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 161:237-258. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23021

Perry JMG, St Clair EM, Hartstone-Rose A. (2015) Craniomandibular signals of diet in adapids. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22811

Winchester JM, Boyer DM, St Clair EM, Gosselin-Ildari AD, Cooke SB, Ledogar JA (2014). Dental topography of platyrrhines and prosimians: convergence and contrasts. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153: 29–44. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22398

Dr. Adam D. Sylvester

Sylvester, A.D. and Terhune, C.E. (2017). Trabecular mapping: Leveraging geometric morphometrics for analyses of trabecular structure. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 163:553-569. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23231

Auerbach, B.M., Gooding, A.F., Shaw, C.N., and Sylvester, A.D. (2017). The relative position of the human fibula to the tibia influences cross‐sectional properties of the tibia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 163:148-157. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23196

Sylvester AD. (2013). A geometric morphometric analysis of the hominid medial tibial condyle. The Anatomical Record 296:1518-1525. DOI: 10.1002/ar.22762

Recent Professors Emeriti Publications

Dr. Kenneth D. Rose

Ruf, I., V. Volpato, K.D. Rose, G. Billet, C. de Muizon, and T. Lehmann. (2016) Digital reconstruction of the inner ear of Leptictidium auderiense (Leptictida, Mammalia) reveals new insight into leptictidan locomotion. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 90(1): 153-171. DOI: (View from website)

Dunn, R.H., K.D. Rose, R.S. Rana, K. Kumar, A. Sahni, T. Smith. (2016) New euprimate postcrania from the early Eocene of Gujarat, India, and the strepsirrhine-haplorhine divergence. J. Human Evol. 99: 25-51. DOI: (view from website)

Recent Graduate Student Publications

Canington, S.L., Sylvester, A.D., Burgess, M.L., Junno, J.-A., and Ruff, C.B. (2018). Long bone diaphyseal shape follows different ontogenetic trajectories in captive and wild gorillas. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23636.

Frigot, R. A. (2017) Pelvic musculature of Vectidraco daisymorrisae and consequences for pterosaur locomotion. In: Hone, D. W. E.; Witton, M. P. and Martill, D. M. (eds) New Perspectives on Pterosaur Palaeobiology. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 455. DOI: 10.1144/SP455.7

Canington, S.L. and Hunt, D.R. (2016) Rapid development of secondary hyperparathyroidism and fibrous osteodystrophy in a juvenile orangutan. International Journal of Paleopathology 13:96-99. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ijpp.2016.03.002

Prufrock, K.A., Boyer, D.M., and Silcox, M.T. (2016) The first major primate extinction: an evaluation of paleoecological dynamics of North American stem primates using a homology free measure of tooth shape. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159:683-697. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22927

Ruff, C.B. and Burgess, M. L. (2015). How much more would KNM-WT 15000 have grown? Journal of Human Evolution 80: 74-82. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.09.005

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