RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM THE VAN VALKENBURGH LAB

  • Kitchener, A. Van Valkenburgh, B, and Yamaguchi, N.  Felid form and function.  In. Macdonald, D. W, and Loveridge, A, (eds)  Biology and Conservation of Wild felids. Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford (in press).
  • Binder, W. J. and Van Valkenburgh, B. A comparison of tooth wear and breakage in Rancho la Brea sabertooth cats and dire wolves across time.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (in press).
  • Meachen-Samuels, J. and Van Valkenburgh, B. 2009. Craniodental indicators of prey size preference in the Felidae. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96. 784-799.
  • Slater, G. J. and Van, Valkenburgh, B. 2009. Allometry and performance: the evolution of skull form and function in felids. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22. 278-2287.
  • Slater, G. J., Dumont, E.R., and Van Valkenburgh, B. 2009. Implications of predatory specialization for cranial form and function in canids.  Journal of Zoology 278, 181-188.
  • Meachen-Samuels, J. and Van Valkenburgh, B. Forelimb Indicators of prey-size preference in the Felidae.  2009.  Journal of Morphology 270: 729-744.
  • Roemer, G., Gompper, M., and Van Valkenburgh, B. 2009.  The ecological role of the mammalian mesocarnivore.  Bioscience 59:165-173.
  • Samuels, J. and Van Valkenburgh, B. 2009. Craniodental adaptations for digging in extinct burrowing beavers. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (in press).
  • Carbone, C., Maddox, T., Funston, P.J., Mills, M.G.L., Grether, G., and Van Valkenburgh, B.  2009.  Parallels between playbacks and Pleistocene tar seeps suggest sociality in an extinct sabertooth cat, Smilodon.  Biology Letters 5:81-85.
  • Van Valkenburgh, B.  2009. Costs of carnivory:  tooth fracture in Pleistocene and recent carnivorans.  Biological  Journal of the Linnean Society 96:68-81.
  • Samuels, J. and Van Valkenburgh, B. 2008. Skeletal indicators of locomotor adaptations in living and fossil rodents. Journal of Morphology 269:1397-1411.
  • Slater, G. J. and Van Valkenburgh, B.  2008. Long in the tooth: evolution of sabertooth cat cranial shape.  Paleobiology 34:403-419.
  • Friscia, A.R., Van Valkenburgh, B., Spencer, L., Harris, J.  2008.  Chronology and spatial distribution of large mammal bones in Pit 91, Rancho La Brea.  Palaios 23:35-42.
  • Van Valkenburgh, B.  2008. Déjà vu:  evolution of feeding adaptations in carnivorans.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 47:147-163.
  • Leonard, J., Vila, C., Fox-Dobbs, K., Koch, P., Wayne, R.K., and Van Valkenburgh, B.  2007. Genetics, isotopes, and morphology reveal a cryptic extinction of Pleistocene wolves.  Current Biology 17:1146-1150.
  • Friscia, A.R., Van Valkenburgh, B., Biknevicius, A.R.  2007.  An ecomorphological analysis of extant small carnivores.  J. Zoology 272:82-100.
  • Munoz-Duran, J. and Van Valkenburgh, B.  2006.  The Rancholabrean record of Carnivora:  taphonomic effect of body size, habitat breadth, and the preservation potential of caves.  Palaios :421-430.
  • Koepfli, K-P., Jenks, S.M., Eizirik, E., Zahirpour, T., Van Valkenburgh, B., and Wayne, R.K.  2006.  Molecular systematics of the Hyaenidae:  relationships of a relictual lineage resolved by molecular supermatrix.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38:603-620.
  • Van Valkenburgh, B., Wang, X., and Damuth, J.  2004.  Cope’s rule, hypercarnivory, and extinction in North American canids.  Science 306:101-103.  (Cited as “Must Read” by the Faculty of 1000 website)
  • Van Valkenburgh, B., Theodor, J., Friscia, A., Pollack, A., and T. Rowe.  2004.  Respiratory turbinates of canids and felids:  a quantitative comparison.  J. Zoology 264:1-13.
  • Wang, X., Tedford, R.H., Van Valkenburgh, B., and Wayne, R.K.  2004.  Phylogeny, classification, and evolutionary ecology of Canidae.  In Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals, and Dogs. C. Sillero-Zubiri, M. Hoffmann, and D.W. Macdonald, eds., IUCN Press.
  • Tedford, R.H., Wang, X., Van Valkenburgh, B. and Wayne, R.K.  2004.  Evolutionary history, molecular systematics and evolutionary ecology.  In Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids.  D.W. Macdonald and C. Sillero-Zubiri, eds., Oxford University Press.
  • Sacco, T. and Van Valkenburgh, B.  2004.  Ecomorphological indicators of feeding behaviour in the bears.  J. Zoology 263:41-54.
  • Van Valkenburgh, B., Sacco, T. and Wang, X.  2003.  Pack hunting in Miocene borophagine dogs:  evidence from craniodental morphology and body size.  Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 278: 147-162.
  • Spencer, L., Van Valkenburgh, B., and Harris, J.M.  2003.  A taphonomic investigation of Pit 91, Rancho La Brea.  Paleobiology 29:561-575.