E Christopher Kirk

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Comment on "Grasping primate origins"
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Biological Anthropology, and AnatomyDuke University Medical CenterBox 3170Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Science 300:741; author reply 741. 2003
  2. doi Intrinsic hand proportions of euarchontans and other mammals: implications for the locomotor behavior of plesiadapiforms
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Hum Evol 55:278-99. 2008
  3. ncbi Comparative morphology of the eye in primates
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 281:1095-103. 2004
  4. ncbi Eye morphology in cathemeral lemurids and other mammals
    E Christopher Kirk
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 77:27-49. 2006
  5. ncbi Visual influences on primate encephalization
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C3200, 78712, USA
    J Hum Evol 51:76-90. 2006
  6. ncbi Effects of activity pattern on eye size and orbital aperture size in primates
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C3200, 78712, USA
    J Hum Evol 51:159-70. 2006
  7. doi New adapiform primate of Old World affinities from the Devil's Graveyard Formation of Texas
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    J Hum Evol 61:156-68. 2011
  8. doi Cochlear labyrinth volume and hearing abilities in primates
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 292:765-76. 2009
  9. ncbi Visual acuity in the cathemeral strepsirrhine Eulemur macaco flavifrons
    Carrie C Veilleux
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 0303, USA
    Am J Primatol 71:343-52. 2009
  10. doi The influence of maximum running speed on eye size: a test of Leuckart's Law in mammals
    Amber N Heard-Booth
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 295:1053-62. 2012

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. ncbi Comment on "Grasping primate origins"
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Biological Anthropology, and AnatomyDuke University Medical CenterBox 3170Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Science 300:741; author reply 741. 2003
  2. doi Intrinsic hand proportions of euarchontans and other mammals: implications for the locomotor behavior of plesiadapiforms
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Hum Evol 55:278-99. 2008
    ..These results provide additional evidence that plesiadapiforms were arboreal and support the hypothesis that Euarchonta originated in an arboreal milieu...
  3. ncbi Comparative morphology of the eye in primates
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 281:1095-103. 2004
    ..This derived eye morphology in anthropoids probably evolved in the anthropoid stem lineage as a result of selection for highly acute diurnal vision...
  4. ncbi Eye morphology in cathemeral lemurids and other mammals
    E Christopher Kirk
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 77:27-49. 2006
    ..These results also suggest that cathemerality is a relatively ancient adaptation in Eulemur that was present in the last common ancestor of the genus (ca. 8-12 MYA)...
  5. ncbi Visual influences on primate encephalization
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C3200, 78712, USA
    J Hum Evol 51:76-90. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi Effects of activity pattern on eye size and orbital aperture size in primates
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C3200, 78712, USA
    J Hum Evol 51:159-70. 2006
    ..These findings further suggest that existing scenarios for the evolution of unique orbital morphologies in anthropoids must be modified to reflect the importance of ecological variables other than activity pattern...
  7. doi New adapiform primate of Old World affinities from the Devil's Graveyard Formation of Texas
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    J Hum Evol 61:156-68. 2011
    ..The fact that Mescalerolemur and Mahgarita are both unknown outside of Texas also supports prior hypotheses that low-latitude faunal assemblages in North America demonstrate increased endemism by the late middle Eocene...
  8. doi Cochlear labyrinth volume and hearing abilities in primates
    E Christopher Kirk
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 292:765-76. 2009
    ..Although the nature of this functional relationship remains speculative, our findings suggest that some hearing parameters of extinct taxa may be estimated using fossil petrosals...
  9. ncbi Visual acuity in the cathemeral strepsirrhine Eulemur macaco flavifrons
    Carrie C Veilleux
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 0303, USA
    Am J Primatol 71:343-52. 2009
    ..In particular, the relatively high acuity of T. syrichta and Galago senegalensis suggests that visual predation may be an important selective factor favoring high visual acuity in primates...
  10. doi The influence of maximum running speed on eye size: a test of Leuckart's Law in mammals
    Amber N Heard-Booth
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 295:1053-62. 2012
    ..Accordingly, we conclude that maximum running speed is one of several key selective factors that have influenced the evolution of eye size in mammals...
  11. pmc Functional implications of ubiquitous semicircular canal non-orthogonality in mammals
    Jeri C Berlin
    Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e79585. 2013
    ....
  12. ncbi Evolution of eye size and shape in primates
    Callum F Ross
    Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Hum Evol 52:294-313. 2007
    ..These data support the conclusion that the origin of anthropoids was associated with a change in eye shape to improve visual acuity in the context of a diurnal predatory habitus...