Publications by staff members, students, and associates
of the Natural History Collections Group, Biology Department,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Cox Fernandes, C, and Williston A. 1917. Redescription of Microsternarchus bileantus (Fernandes-Yepez, 1968 (Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae, Microsternarchini), with the designation of a neotype. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Phildelphia. https://doi.org10.1635/053.165.0107. URL:


Agostini, G., Rasoazanabary, E., and Godfrey, L.R. (In review). Developmental shift or postnatal plasticity? The befuddling nature of mouse lemur hands and feet at Beza Mahafaly, SW Madagascar. American Journal of Primatology.

Baden, A.L., Webster, T.H., and Kamilar, J.M. 2016. Resource seasonality and reproductive state predict fission-fusion dynamics in a Malagasy strepsirrhine, Varecia variegata. American Journal of Primatology. 78:256-279

Bartlett, ME, Thompson, B, Brabazon, H, Del Gizzi, R, Zhang, T, and Whipple, CJ (2016). Evolutionary dynamics of floral homeotic transcription factor protein-protein interactions. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33:1486-1501.

Bernados, R.L., Searcy, K.B., Lombardi, C.R., and Seidler, T. 2016. The Massachusetts State Cabinet Herbarium revisited and revitalized: A collection of New England plants from the early 19th century. Rhodora 117(972): 409-430.doi:

Borgerson, C., McKean, M.A., Godfrey, L.R., and Sutherland, M.R. (In review) Who hunts lemurs and why they hunt them. Biological Conservation.

Borries,c., Sandal, A.A.,Koenig,A., Fernandez-Duque, A, Kamilar, J.M., Amoroso, C.R., Barton, R.A., DiFiore,A., Gilby, I.C., Gordon, A.D., Mundry, R., Port, M., Powell, L.E., Pusey, A.E., Spriggs, A.,Nunn, C.L. 2016. Transparency, usability, and reproducibility: Guiding principles for improving comparative databases using primates as examples. Evolutionary Anthropology. 25:232-238.

Burns, S.J., Godfrey L.R., Faina, P., McGee, D., Hardt., B., Ranivoharimanana, L., and Randrianasy, J. 2016. Rapid human-induced landscape transformation in Madagascar at the end of the first millennium of the Common Era. Quaternary Science Reviews. 134:92-99.

Conith, A.J., Imburgia, M.J., Crosby, A.J., Dumont, E.R. 2016. The functional significance of morphological changes in the dentitions of early mammals. Journal of the Royal Society: Interface. DOI. 10.1098/rsif.2016.0713.

Crowley, B.E., Godfrey, L.R., Bankoff, R.J., Perry, G.H., Culleton, B.J., Kennett, D.J.,  Sutherland, M.R., Samonds, K.E., and Burney, D.A. (Submitted). Island-wide aridity did not trigger recent megafaunal extinctions in Madagascar. Ecography.

Godfrey, L.R., Crowley, B.E., Muldoon, K.M., Kelley, E.A., King, S.J., Best, A.W. and Berthaume, M.A. (In press) What did Hadropithecus eat, and why should paleoanthropologists care?. American Journal of Primatology (published online, Early View, in 2015). 

Godfrey, L.R., Granatosky M.C., and Jungers, W.L. (In press) The hands of subfossil lemurs. In: The Evolution of the Primate Hand: Anatomical, Develomental, Functional, and Paleontological Evidence. Kivell, T.L., Lemelin P., Richmond, B.G., and Schmitt, D.(Eds). Springer Press.

Kamilar, J.M., Blanco, M., and Muldoon, K.M. (In press) Ecological niche modeling of lemurs and its implications for their species diversity and biogeography. Dwarf and mouse lemurs of Madagascar: Biology, behavior and conservation biology of the Cheirogaleidae. S.M. Lehman, U. Radespiel, E. Zimmerman, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kamilar, J.M. and Tecot, S.R. (In press) Anthropogenic and climatic effects on the distribution of Eulemur species: An ecological niche modeling approach. International Journal of Primatology.      

Kelley, E.A., Jablonski, N.G., Chaplin, G. Sussman, R.W., and Kamilar, J.M. (in press) Behavioral thermoregulation in Lemur catta: the significance of sunning and huddling behaviors. American Journal of Primatology.

Lazagabaster, !.A., Rowan, J., Kamilar, J.M., Reed, K.E. 2016/ Evolution of cranialdental correlates of diet in African Bovidae. Journal of Mammailian Evolution 23:385-396.

Ohba, M., Samonds, K.E., LaFleur, M., Ali, J.R., and Godfrey, L.R. 2016. Madagascar's climate at the K/P boundary and its impact on the island's biotic suite. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 441:688-695.

Rasoazanabary, E., and Godfrey, L.R. (In press) Living in riverine and xeric forests: Microcebus griseorufus at Beza Mahafaly, SW Madagascar. In: Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar: Biology, Behavior and Conservation Biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae. Lehman, S., Radespiel, U., Zinnermann, E. (Eds.) Cambridge University Press.

Rowan, J., Kamilar, J.M., Beaudrot, L., and Reed, K.E. 2016. Strong influence of paleoclimate on the structure of modern African communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283(1840): doi:10.1098/rspb/2016.1207.

Rowan, J., Kamilar, J.M., Beaudrot, L., Reed, K. 2016. Strong influence of palaeoclimate on the structure of African mammal communities. Proc.Roy.Soc. B. 2016 283 20161207: DOI 10.1098/rspb.2016.1207.