Lab members




Peer-Reviewed Publications:

36. Godfrey LR, Samonds KE, Baldwin J, Sutherland MR, Kamilar J and Allfisher K (2020). Mid-Tertiary climate change and extinction in Madagascar, and their bearing on the evolution of Madagascar’s lemurs. BMC Evolutionary Biology 20, 97 (2020). (open access)

35. Daemicke AK, Galt NJ, Samonds KE and Bergan-Roller HE (2020). Challenging Endocrinology students with a critical thinking workbook. Advances of Physiology Education 44(1): 72-79. (open access)

34. Mongle CS, Koenig A, Samonds KE, Smaers JB and Borries C (2020). Costly teeth? Gestation length in primates suggests that neonate dentition is not expensive to produce. The Anatomical Record. 2020; 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.24411. (pdf)

33. Irwin MT, Glander KE, Raharison JL, Samonds KE, Sutherland MR, Godfrey LR (2019). Morphometric signals of population decline in diademed sifakas occupying degraded rainforest habitat in Madagascar. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 8776. (open access)

32. Samonds KE, Crowley BE, Rasolofomanana TRN, Andriambelomanana MC, Andrianavalona HT, Ramihangihajason TN, Rakotozandry RB, Nomenjanahary ZB, Irwin MT, Wells NA and Godfrey LR (2019). New late Pleistocene subfossil site (Tsaramody, Sambaina basin, central Madagascar) with implications for the chronology of habitat and megafaunal community change on Madagascar’s central plateau. Journal of African Earth Sciences, doi:10.1002/jqs.3096. (pdf)

31. Samonds KE, Ernat RA, Andrianavalona T and Domning DP (2019). New Miocene sirenians from the island of Nosy Makamby, northwestern Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 39:1, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2019.1570223. (pdf)

30. Samonds KE, Andrianavalona HT, Wallet LA, Zalmout IS and Ward DJ (2019). A Middle Eocene neoselachian assemblage from nearshore marine deposits, Mahajanga Basin, northwestern Madagascar. PLoS ONE 14(2): e0211789. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0211789. (open access)

29. Samonds KE & Fordyce RE (2019) The first pre-Pleistocene cetacean from Madagascar, western Indian Ocean. Journal of African Earth Sciences 151: 184-188. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1464343X18303832.

28. Gottfried MD, Samonds KE, Ostrowski SA, Andrianavalona TH & Ramihangihajason TN (2017) New evidence indicates the presence of barracuda (Sphyraenidae) and supports a tropical marine environment in the Miocene of Madagascar. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0176553. (open access)

27. Crowley BE, Godfrey LR, Bankoff RJ, Perry GH, Gulleton BJ, Kennett DJ, Sutherland MR, Samonds KE & Burney DA (2017). Island-wide aridity did not trigger megafaunal extinctions in Madagascar. Ecography 40: 901-912. (pdf)

26. Mathews JC & Samonds KE (2016). A juvenile subfossil crocodilian from Anjohibe Cave, Northwestern Madagascar. PeerJ 4:e2296; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2296. (pdf)

25. Persino PR, Olson DR, Jenkins M, Samonds KE (2016). The novel use of diaelectric gel for central nervous system encapsulation in anatomical sciences education. Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society 20(4): 91-95. (pdf)

24. Ohba M, Samonds KE, laFleur M, Ali JR & Godfrey LR (2015). Madagascar's climate at the K/P boundary. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.10.02.8 (pdf) (supplementary info)

23. Andrianavalona TH, Ramihangihajason TN, Rasoamiaramanana A, Ward DJ, Ali JR, and Samonds KE (2015). Miocene shark fauna from Nosy Makamby (Mahajanga Basin, Northwestern Madagascar). PLoS ONE 10(6): e0129444. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129444. (pdf)

22. Ramihangihajason TN, Andrianavalona TH, Razafimbelo R, Ali JR, Rahantarisoa L, and Samonds KE (2014). Miocene foraminifera from Nosy Makamby and Amparafaka, Mahajanga Basin, Madagascar. Journal of African Earth Sciences 100:409-417. (pdf)

21. Irwin MT, Blanco M, Raharison J-L, and Samonds KE (2013). Anjozorobe-Angavo & Tsinjoarivo. Schwitzer C, Mittermeier RA, Davies N, Johnston S, Ratsimbazafy J, Razafindramanana J, Louis EE, and Rajaobelina S (eds.), Lemurs of Madagascar: A strategy for their conservation. Pp. 83-85. (pdf)

20. Samonds KE, Godfrey LR, Ali JR, Goodman SM, Vences M, Sutherland MR, Irwin MT, and Krause DW (2013). Imperfect isolation: factors and filters shaping Madagascar's extant vertebrate fauna. PLoS ONE 8(4): e62086. (pdf) (supplementary information) doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062086; open access link: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0062086

19. Crowley BE and Samonds KE (2013). Stable carbon isotope values confirm a recent increase in grasslands in Northwestern Madagascar. The Holocene. doi:  10.1177/0959683613484675. (pdf)

18. Godfrey LR, Schwartz GT, Jungers WL, Catlett KK, Samonds KE, King SJ, Muldoon KM, Irwin MT, Burney DA (2013) Anthropoid analogues? Life history variation in Madagascar’s giant extinct lemurs. J. Masters, M. Gamba, and F. Genin (eds.), Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology, Springer. Pp. 51-60.

17. Samonds KE, Godfrey LR, Ali JR, Goodman SM, Vences M, Sutherland MR, Irwin MT, Krause DW (2012) Spatial and temporal arrival patterns of Madagascar's vertebrate fauna explained by distance, ocean currents, and ancestor type. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 109:5352-5357. (pdf)

16. Samonds, KE, Parent SN, Muldoon KM, Crowley E, and Godfrey LR (2010). Rock matrix surrounding subfossil lemur skull yields diverse collection of mammalian subfossils: Implications for reconstructing Madagascar’s paleoenvironments. Malagasy Nature 4:1-16. (pdf)

15. Irwin MT, Junge RE, Raharison JL, Samonds KE (2010). Variation in physiological health of diademed sifakas across intact and fragmented forest at Tsinjoarivo, eastern Madagascar. American Journal of Primatology. 72: 1013-1025. (pdf)

14. Samonds KE, Zalmout IS, Irwin MT, Krause DW, Rogers RR, Raharivony LL (2009). Eotheroides lambondrano, new Middle Eocene seacow (Mammalia, SIrenia) from the Mahajanga Basin, Northwestern Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29:1233-1243. (pdf)

13. Blanco MB, Godfrey LR, Rakotondratsima M, Samonds KE, Raharison JL, Irwin MT (2009) Discovery of sympatric dwarf lemur species in the high-altitude rainforest of Tsinjoarivo, eastern Madagascar: Implications for biogeography and conservation. Folia Primatologica 80:1-17. (pdf)

12. Samonds KE (2007).  Late Pleistocene bat fossils from Anjohibe Cave, northwestern Madagascar. Acta Chiropterologica 9(1): 39–65. (pdf)

11.  Krause DW, O’Connor PM, Rasoamiaramanana AH, Buckley GA, Chatrath PS, Burney DA, Carrano MT, Flynn JJ, Forster CA, Godfrey LR, Jungers WL, Rogers RR, Samonds KE, Simons EL, and Wyss AR (2006).  Preserving Madagascar’s natural heritage: The importance of keeping the islands’s fossils in the public domain.  Madagascar Conservation and Development 1: 43-47. (pdf)

10.  Godfrey LR, Schwartz GT, Samonds KE, Jungers WL, and Catlett K (2006).  The secrets of lemur teeth.  Evolutionary Anthropology 15: 142-154. (pdf)

9. Heesy CP, Stevens NJ, and Samonds KE. 2006. Biogeographic origins of primate higher taxa. In (JG Fleagle and S Lehman eds.). Primate Biogeography. Springer Press, New York. Pp. 419-438. (pdf)

8.  Godfrey LR, Samonds KE, Wright PC and King SJ (2005). Schultz’s unruly rule: dental developmental sequences and schedules in small-bodied folivorous lemurs. Folia Primatologica 76: 77-99. (pdf)

7.  Irwin MT, Samonds KE, Wright PC and Raharison J-L (2004). Lemur latrines: Observations of latrine behaviour in wild primates and possible ecological significance. Journal of Mammalogy 85(3): 420-427. (pdf)

6.  Godfrey LR, Samonds KE, Jungers WL, Sutherland MR and Irwin MT (2004). Ontogenetic correlates of diet in Malagasy lemurs. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 123: 250-276. (pdf)

5.  Godfrey LR, Samonds KE, Jungers WL and Sutherland MR (2003). Dental development and primate life histories. In (PM Kappeler and ME Pereira eds.). Primate Life Histories and Socioecology. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. Pp. 177-203.

4.  Irwin MT and Samonds KE (2002). Range extension of the Madagascar Red Owl (Tyto soumagnei) in Madagascar: The case of a rare, widespread species? Ibis 144:680-683. (pdf)

3.  Schwartz GT, Samonds KE, Godfrey LR, Jungers WL and Simons EL (2002). Dental microstructure and life history in subfossil lemurs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 99(9): 6124-6129. (pdf)

2. Irwin MT, Samonds KE, and Raharison JL (2001) A biological inventory of the lemur community of Réserve Spéciale de Kalambatritra, south-central Madagascar. Lemur News 6:24-28. (pdf)

1.  Godfrey LR, Samonds KE, Jungers WL and Sutherland MR (2001). Teeth, brains, and primate life histories. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 114: 192-214. (pdf)