Research

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

2013

Berthaume, M.A., Dumont, E.R., Godfrey, L.R. (2013) How does tooth cusp radius of curvature affect brittle food item processing? Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10(84): Article number 20130240.

Blanco, M.B., Elfawal, M.A., Durden, L.A., Beati, L., Xu, G.,Godfrey, L.R., Rich, S.M. (2013) Genetic diversity of ixodid ticks parasitizing eastern mouse and dwarf lemurs in Madagascar, with descriptions of the larva, nymph and male of Ixodes lemuris (ACARI:IXODIDAE). Journal of Parasitology 99(1):11-18.

Blanco, M.B., Godfrey, L.R. (2013) Does hibernation slow the 'pace of life' in dwarf lemurs? International Journal of Primatology 34:130-147.

Coombs, M. C. (2013)  A juvenile mandible with deciduous teeth of Ancylotherium pentelicum (Perissodactyla, Chalicotheriidae, Schizotheriinae), collected by Barnum Brown from the late Miocene of Samos (Greece).  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology  33: 233-238.

Crowley, B.E., Godfrey, L.R. (2013) Why all those spines? Anachronistic defences in the Didiereoideae against now extinct lemurs. South African Journal of Science 109(1/2):70-76.

Crowley, B.E., Godfrey, L.R. (2013) Isotopic variabiity and lemur diet in a dry Madagascan forest: A cautionary tale. Leaping Ahead: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects. Masters, J., Gamba, M., Genin,F. (Eds.) Springer, New York, Pp. 173-182.

Cuozzo, F.P., Rasoazanabary, E., Godfrey, L.R., Sauther, M.L., Youssouf, I.A., LaFleur, M.M. (2013) Biological variation in a large sample of mouse lemirs from Amboasary, Madagascar: Iplications for interpreting variation in primate biology and paleobiology. Journal of Human Evolution 64:1-20.

Del Toro, I. (2013) Diversity of Eastern North American Ant Communities along Environmental Gradients. PLoS ONE 8(7): e67973. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067973

Fahlke, J. M., Coombs, M. C., and Semprebon, G. M. (2013) Anisodon sp. (Mammalia, Perissodactyla, Chalicotheriidae) from the Turolian of Dorn-Dürkheim 1 (Rheinhessen, Germany): morphology, phylogeny, and palaeoecology of the latest chalicothere in Central Europe. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 93:151-170.

Godfrey, L.R., Schwartz, G.T., Jungers, W.L. Catlett, K.K., Samonds, K.E., King, S.J., Muldoon, K.M., Irwin, M.T., Burney, D.A. (2013) Life history variation in Madagascar's giant extinct lemurs. Leaping Ahead: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects. Masters, J., Gamba, M., Genin,F. (Eds.) Springer, New York, Pp. 173-182.

Japoshvili, G., K. J. Abell, B., Normark, B.and Van Driesche, R.G.. (In press). Aphelinid and encyrtid(Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) parasitoids of armored scales (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) attacking hemlocks (Tsuga spp.) in Japan and the USA, with description of eight new species.  Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Longo, G., T. Seidler, L. Garibaldi, P. Tognetti, and E. Chaneton. (2013). Functional group dominance and identity effects influence the magnitude of grassland invasion. Journal of Ecology 101:1114-1124.

Ross, L, N. B. Hardy, A. Okusu, and B. Normark. (2013). Large population size predicts the distribution of asexuality in scale insects. Evolution 67: 196-206.

Sabree, Z. L., C. Y. Huang, A. Okusu, N. A. Moran and B. Normark. (2013). The nutrient supplying capabilities of Uzinura, an endosymbiont of armored scale insects. Environmental Microbiology 15: 1988-1999.

Samonds, K.E., Godfrey, L.R., Ali, J.R., Goodman, S.M., Vences, M., Sutherland, M.R., Irwin, M.T., Krause, D.W. (2013) Imperfect isolation: factors and filters shaping Madagascar's extant vertebrate fauna. PLoS ONE 8(4): Article number e62086.

Schneider, S. A., J. H. Giliomee, J. W. Dooley, and B. Normark. (2013). Mutualism armored scale insects and ants: new speccies and observations on a unique trophobiosis (Hymenoptera: Diaspididae: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Melissotarsus Emeryl). Systematic Entomology. doi: 10.1111/syen.12033.

Sullivan, J. P.; Zuanon, J.,and Cox Fernandes C (2013). Two new species and a new subgenus of toothed Brachyhypopomus electric knifefishes (Gymnotiformes, Hypopomidae) from the central Amazon and considerations pertaining to the evolution of a monophasic electric organ discharge. ZooKeys 327: 1–34. doi: 10.3887/zookeys 327:5427

Vasey, N., Burney, D.A., Godfrey, L.R. (2013) Coprolites associated with Archaeolemur remains in North-Western Madagascar suggest dietary diversity and cave use in a subfossil prosimian. Leaping Ahead: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects. Masters, J., Gamba, M., Genin,F. (Eds.) Springer, New York, Pp. 149-156.

Vea, I. M., R. A. Gwiazdowski, and B. B. Normark. (2013). Corroborating molecular species discovery: five new pine-feeding species of Chionaspis. ZooKeys 270: 38-54.

2012

Cron, G., C. Prone, M.E. Bartlett, J. Kress, and C.D. Specht. (2012). A phylogeny of the Strelitziaceae. Systematic Botany 37:606-619.