Robert J Asher

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Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The new framework for understanding placental mammal evolution
    Robert J Asher
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing St, Cambridge CB23EJ, UK
    Bioessays 31:853-64. 2009
  2. pmc Nomenclature and placental mammal phylogeny
    Robert J Asher
    Museum of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing St, CB2 3EJ UK
    BMC Evol Biol 10:102. 2010
  3. pmc A web-database of mammalian morphology and a reanalysis of placental phylogeny
    Robert J Asher
    Museum of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 7:108. 2007
  4. pmc A phylogenetic estimate for golden moles (Mammalia, Afrotheria, Chrysochloridae)
    Robert J Asher
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 10:69. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Variability and constraint in the mammalian vertebral column
    R J Asher
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, UK
    J Evol Biol 24:1080-90. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Patterns of ossification in southern versus northern placental mammals
    Lionel Hautier
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Evolution 67:1994-2010. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Skeletal ossification and sequence heterochrony in xenarthran evolution
    Lionel Hautier
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Evol Dev 13:460-76. 2011
  8. pmc RUNX2 tandem repeats and the evolution of facial length in placental mammals
    Marie A Pointer
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 12:103. 2012
  9. pmc Skeletal development in the African elephant and ossification timing in placental mammals
    Lionel Hautier
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2188-95. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Morphology, paleontology, and placental mammal phylogeny
    Robert J Asher
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, UK
    Syst Biol 57:311-7. 2008

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. doi request reprint The new framework for understanding placental mammal evolution
    Robert J Asher
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing St, Cambridge CB23EJ, UK
    Bioessays 31:853-64. 2009
    ....
  2. pmc Nomenclature and placental mammal phylogeny
    Robert J Asher
    Museum of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing St, CB2 3EJ UK
    BMC Evol Biol 10:102. 2010
    ..We conclude that no matter how reconstructions of the Tree of Life change in years to come, systematists should apply new names reluctantly, deferring to those already published and maximizing consistency with existing nomenclature...
  3. pmc A web-database of mammalian morphology and a reanalysis of placental phylogeny
    Robert J Asher
    Museum of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 7:108. 2007
    ..Here, I present a graphical web-database of morphological characters focusing on placental mammals, in tandem with a combined-data phylogenetic analysis of placental mammal phylogeny...
  4. pmc A phylogenetic estimate for golden moles (Mammalia, Afrotheria, Chrysochloridae)
    Robert J Asher
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 10:69. 2010
    ..Here, we use a combined analysis of partial sequences of the nuclear GHR gene and morphological characters to derive a phylogeny of species in the family Chrysochloridae...
  5. doi request reprint Variability and constraint in the mammalian vertebral column
    R J Asher
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, UK
    J Evol Biol 24:1080-90. 2011
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Patterns of ossification in southern versus northern placental mammals
    Lionel Hautier
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Evolution 67:1994-2010. 2013
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Skeletal ossification and sequence heterochrony in xenarthran evolution
    Lionel Hautier
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Evol Dev 13:460-76. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc RUNX2 tandem repeats and the evolution of facial length in placental mammals
    Marie A Pointer
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 12:103. 2012
    ..Notably, in domestic breeds of dog, and in carnivorans in general, the ratio of glutamines to alanines is strongly correlated with facial length...
  9. pmc Skeletal development in the African elephant and ossification timing in placental mammals
    Lionel Hautier
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2188-95. 2012
    ..The pattern of the initiation of the ossification evident in the African elephant underscores a possible correlation between the timing of ossification onset and gestation time throughout mammals...
  10. doi request reprint Morphology, paleontology, and placental mammal phylogeny
    Robert J Asher
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, UK
    Syst Biol 57:311-7. 2008
  11. pmc Skeletal development in sloths and the evolution of mammalian vertebral patterning
    Lionel Hautier
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:18903-8. 2010
    ..Applied to the unusual vertebral phenotype of long-necked sloths, these data support the interpretation that elements of the axial skeleton with origins from distinct mesodermal tissues have repatterned over the course of evolution...
  12. pmc Development and embryonic staging in non-model organisms: the case of an afrotherian mammal
    Ingmar Werneburg
    Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, Universitat Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Anat 222:2-18. 2013
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  13. pmc High morphological variation of vestibular system accompanies slow and infrequent locomotion in three-toed sloths
    Guillaume Billet
    Steinmann Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universitat Bonn, Nussallee 8, 53115 Bonn, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3932-9. 2012
    ..This release is coincident with their slow and infrequent locomotion and may be related, among other possible factors, to a reduced functional demand for a precise sensitivity to movement...
  14. pmc Dental eruption in afrotherian mammals
    Robert J Asher
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    BMC Biol 6:14. 2008
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  15. ncbi request reprint Stem Lagomorpha and the antiquity of Glires
    Robert J Asher
    Museum für Naturkunde, Humboldt Universitat, Invalidenstrasse 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany
    Science 307:1091-4. 2005
    ..Our results support the hypothesis that rodents and lagomorphs radiated during the Cenozoic and diverged from other placental mammals close to the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary...
  16. ncbi request reprint First combined cladistic analysis of marsupial mammal interrelationships
    Robert J Asher
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie, Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstr 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 33:240-50. 2004
    ..Direct optimization supports high-level clades supported by analyses of partitioned molecular (e.g., Notoryctes as sister group of Dasyuromorphia) and morphological (e.g., Diprotodontia) data...
  17. ncbi request reprint Tenrec phylogeny and the noninvasive extraction of nuclear DNA
    Robert J Asher
    Museum für Naturkunde, D 10115, Berlin, Germany
    Syst Biol 55:181-94. 2006
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  18. pmc Exceptionally preserved North American Paleogene metatherians: adaptations and discovery of a major gap in the opossum fossil record
    Marcelo Sánchez-Villagra
    Palaeontologisches Institut und Museum, Karl Schmid Strasse 4, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
    Biol Lett 3:318-22. 2007
    ..Combination of the new palaeontological data with molecular divergence estimates, suggests the presence of a long undocumented gap in the fossil record of opossums extending some 45Myr from the Early Miocene to the Cretaceous...
  19. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetics of the Tenrecidae (Mammalia): a response to Douady et al., 2002
    Robert J Asher
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 26:328-30; author reply 331-2. 2003