Richard O Prum

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Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Mechanism of carotenoid coloration in the brightly colored plumages of broadbills (Eurylaimidae)
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, 21 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT, 06511, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 184:651-72. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Molecular diversity, metabolic transformation, and evolution of carotenoid feather pigments in cotingas (Aves: Cotingidae)
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 182:1095-116. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The Hairy-Downy game: a model of interspecific social dominance mimicry
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Theor Biol 313:42-60. 2012
  4. pmc Aesthetic evolution by mate choice: Darwin's really dangerous idea
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:2253-65. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Moulting tail feathers in a juvenile oviraptorisaur
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peabody Natural History Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8150, USA
    Nature 468:E1; discussion E2. 2010
  6. pmc Development of colour-producing beta-keratin nanostructures in avian feather barbs
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J R Soc Interface 6:S253-65. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Anatomically diverse butterfly scales all produce structural colours by coherent scattering
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, PO Box 208105, New Haven, Connecticut 06250, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:748-65. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Evolution of the morphological innovations of feathers
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 304:570-9. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Blue integumentary structural colours in dragonflies (Odonata) are not produced by incoherent Tyndall scattering
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, PO Box 208105, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Exp Biol 207:3999-4009. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Structural colouration of mammalian skin: convergent evolution of coherently scattering dermal collagen arrays
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, PO Box 208105, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Exp Biol 207:2157-72. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint Mechanism of carotenoid coloration in the brightly colored plumages of broadbills (Eurylaimidae)
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, 21 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT, 06511, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 184:651-72. 2014
    ..The likely metabolic pathways for the production of broadbill carotenoids from dietary precursors are discussed. ..
  2. doi request reprint Molecular diversity, metabolic transformation, and evolution of carotenoid feather pigments in cotingas (Aves: Cotingidae)
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 182:1095-116. 2012
    ..The color space analyses document that the evolutionarily derived metabolic modifications of dietary xanthophylls have resulted in the creation of distinctive orange-red and purple visual colors...
  3. doi request reprint The Hairy-Downy game: a model of interspecific social dominance mimicry
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Theor Biol 313:42-60. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Aesthetic evolution by mate choice: Darwin's really dangerous idea
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:2253-65. 2012
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  5. doi request reprint Moulting tail feathers in a juvenile oviraptorisaur
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peabody Natural History Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8150, USA
    Nature 468:E1; discussion E2. 2010
    ..I propose that the feathers of the tail of the juvenile specimen are not a specialized feather generation, but fossilized 'pin feathers' or developing feather germs...
  6. pmc Development of colour-producing beta-keratin nanostructures in avian feather barbs
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J R Soc Interface 6:S253-65. 2009
    ..We discuss the possible role of capillary flow through drying of medullary cells in the development of the hollow morphology of typical and spongy feather medullary cells...
  7. ncbi request reprint Anatomically diverse butterfly scales all produce structural colours by coherent scattering
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, PO Box 208105, New Haven, Connecticut 06250, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:748-65. 2006
    ..Recognition of this commonality provides a new perspective on how the nanostructure and optical properties of structurally coloured butterfly scales evolved and diversified among and within lepidopteran clades...
  8. ncbi request reprint Evolution of the morphological innovations of feathers
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 304:570-9. 2005
    ..Gene co-option also reveals a role for contingency in the evolution of hierarchical morphological innovations...
  9. ncbi request reprint Blue integumentary structural colours in dragonflies (Odonata) are not produced by incoherent Tyndall scattering
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, PO Box 208105, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Exp Biol 207:3999-4009. 2004
    ..Structural colouration from arrays in living cells has also fostered the convergent evolution of temperature-dependent colour change in numerous odonate lineages...
  10. ncbi request reprint Structural colouration of mammalian skin: convergent evolution of coherently scattering dermal collagen arrays
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, PO Box 208105, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Exp Biol 207:2157-72. 2004
    ..These collagen arrays constitute quasi-ordered 2-D photonic crystals...
  11. doi request reprint Double scattering of light from Biophotonic Nanostructures with short-range order
    Heeso Noh
    Department of Applied Physics, Center for Research on Interface Structure and Phenomena, Yale University, New Haven 06511, USA
    Opt Express 18:11942-8. 2010
    ..Without an analog in periodic or random structures, such a phenomenon is unique for short-range ordered structures, and has been widely used by nature for non-iridescent structural coloration...
  12. pmc Structure and optical function of amorphous photonic nanostructures from avian feather barbs: a comparative small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) analysis of 230 bird species
    Vinodkumar Saranathan
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J R Soc Interface 9:2563-80. 2012
    ..Such avian amorphous photonic nanostructures with isotropic optical properties may provide biomimetic inspiration for photonic technology...
  13. doi request reprint How noniridescent colors are generated by quasi-ordered structures of bird feathers
    Heeso Noh
    Department of Applied Physics, Center for Research on Interface Structure and Phenomena, Yale University, CT 06511, USA
    Adv Mater 22:2871-80. 2010
    ..Under omni-directional lighting, colors from the quasi-ordered structures are invariant with the viewing angle. The non-iridescent coloration results from the isotropic nature of structures instead of strong backscattering...
  14. ncbi request reprint Courting bird sings with stridulating wing feathers
    Kimberly S Bostwick
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Science 309:736. 2005
    ..Intersexual selection for production of a nonvocal courtship song has led to major morphological, functional, and likely physiological modifications in the wing of this flying bird...
  15. ncbi request reprint Structural colouration of avian skin: convergent evolution of coherently scattering dermal collagen arrays
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Natural History Museum, Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 7561, USA
    J Exp Biol 206:2409-29. 2003
    ..Based on the phylogenetic distribution of structurally coloured skin in Aves, this mechanism of colour production has evolved convergently more than 50 independent times within extant birds...
  16. ncbi request reprint Contribution of double scattering to structural coloration in quasiordered nanostructures of bird feathers
    Heeso Noh
    Department of Applied Physics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 81:051923. 2010
    ..The good agreement between the simulation results and the experimental data confirms that double scattering of light makes a significant contribution to the structural color...
  17. doi request reprint Structural resonance and mode of flutter of hummingbird tail feathers
    Christopher J Clark
    Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, PO Box 208106, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Exp Biol 216:3404-13. 2013
    ..We conclude that flutter occurs when airflow excites one or more structural resonance frequencies of a feather, most akin to a vibrating violin string. ..
  18. pmc The colour of fossil feathers
    Jakob Vinther
    Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Biol Lett 4:522-5. 2008
    ..The discovery of preserved melanosomes opens up the possibility of interpreting the colour of extinct birds and other dinosaurs...
  19. pmc Structural coloration in a fossil feather
    Jakob Vinther
    Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Biol Lett 6:128-31. 2010
    ..This is, to our knowledge, the first evidence of preservation of a colour-producing nanostructure in a fossil feather and confirms the potential for determining colour differences in ancient birds and other dinosaurs...
  20. doi request reprint Hummingbird feather sounds are produced by aeroelastic flutter, not vortex-induced vibration
    Christopher J Clark
    Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, PO Box 208106, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Exp Biol 216:3395-403. 2013
    ..Flutter is instead aeroelastic, in which structural (inertial/elastic) properties of the feather interact variably with aerodynamic forces, producing diverse acoustic results. ..
  21. pmc Structure, function, and self-assembly of single network gyroid (I4132) photonic crystals in butterfly wing scales
    Vinodkumar Saranathan
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:11676-81. 2010
    ..The biologically derived photonic nanostructures characterized here may offer a convenient template for producing optical devices based on biomimicry or direct dielectric infiltration...
  22. doi request reprint Aeroelastic flutter produces hummingbird feather songs
    Christopher J Clark
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Post Office Box 208105, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Science 333:1430-3. 2011
    ..Aeroelastic flutter is intrinsic to stiff airfoils such as feathers and thus explains tonal sounds that are common in bird flight...
  23. doi request reprint Evolution of avian plumage color in a tetrahedral color space: a phylogenetic analysis of new world buntings
    Mary Caswell Stoddard
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Am Nat 171:755-76. 2008
    ..Evolution of avian ultraviolet/violet opsin sensitivity in relation to chromatic experience is discussed...
  24. doi request reprint The Lande-Kirkpatrick mechanism is the null model of evolution by intersexual selection: implications for meaning, honesty, and design in intersexual signals
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peabody Natural History Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8150, USA
    Evolution 64:3085-100. 2010
    ..Incorporation of the LK null into intersexual selection will contribute to serious examination of the extent to which natural selection on preferences shapes signals...
  25. ncbi request reprint The evolutionary origin and diversification of feathers
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    Q Rev Biol 77:261-95. 2002
    ..The evolution of feather keratin and the molecular basis of feather development are also discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint High-speed video analysis of wing-snapping in two manakin clades (Pipridae: Aves)
    Kimberly S Bostwick
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Exp Biol 206:3693-706. 2003
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Short-range order and near-field effects on optical scattering and structural coloration
    S F Liew
    Department of Applied Physics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Opt Express 19:8208-17. 2011
    ..Our analysis explains why single scattering of light is dominant over multiple scattering in similar biological structures and is responsible for color generation...
  28. pmc Explosive eversion and functional morphology of the duck penis supports sexual conflict in waterfowl genitalia
    Patricia L R Brennan
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1309-14. 2010
    ..Our results support the hypothesis that duck vaginal complexity functions to exclude the penis during forced copulations, and coevolved with the waterfowl penis via antagonistic sexual conflict...
  29. ncbi request reprint A hierarchical model of plumage: morphology, development, and evolution
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 2454, USA
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 298:73-90. 2003
    ..Plumage metamodules are created by covariation or interaction among modules at different levels of the hierarchy...
  30. pmc Reaction-diffusion models of within-feather pigmentation patterning
    Richard O Prum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 2454, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 269:781-92. 2002
    ..The models support the hypothesis that within-feather pigmentation patterning is determined by antagonistic interactions among molecular expression gradients within the tubular follicle and feather germ...
  31. ncbi request reprint Genetic evidence supports song learning in the three-wattled bellbird Procnias tricarunculata (Cotingidae)
    Vinodkumar Saranathan
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, PO Box 208105, New Haven, CT 06250, USA
    Mol Ecol 16:3689-702. 2007
    ..These data support a fourth, phylogenetically independent origin of avian vocal learning in Procnias. Geographical variations in P. tricarunculata vocal behaviour are likely culturally evolved dialects...
  32. doi request reprint How colorful are fruits? Limited color diversity in fleshy fruits on local and global scales
    Kalliope E Stournaras
    Department of Evolutionary Biology and Animal Ecology, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Hauptstrasse 1, 79104, Freiburg, Germany
    New Phytol 198:617-29. 2013
    ..Constraints resulting from the chemical properties of pigments probably limit global fruit and flower color diversity. Different types of selection on fruits and flowers may further explain the smaller color diversity of fruits...
  33. pmc Coevolution of male and female genital morphology in waterfowl
    Patricia L R Brennan
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peabody Natural History Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e418. 2007
    ..Our results suggest that females have evolved a cryptic anatomical mechanism of choice in response to forced extra-pair copulations...
  34. ncbi request reprint Palaeontology: Dinosaurs take to the air
    Richard O Prum
    Nature 421:323-4. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Shh-Bmp2 signaling module and the evolutionary origin and diversification of feathers
    Matthew P Harris
    Department of Anatomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    J Exp Zool 294:160-76. 2002
    ..Feather animation Quicktime movies can be viewed at http://fallon.anatomy.wisc.edu/feather.html...
  36. pmc Molecular evidence for an activator-inhibitor mechanism in development of embryonic feather branching
    Matthew P Harris
    Department of Anatomy, 1300 Bardeen, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:11734-9. 2005
    ..The model is congruent with paleontological evidence that plumulaceous feathers are primitive to pennaceous feathers...
  37. ncbi request reprint Higher-level phylogeny and morphological evolution of tyrant flycatchers, cotingas, manakins, and their allies (Aves: Tyrannida)
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:471-83. 2006
    ..Accordingly, we propose the recognition the family Tityridae within the Tyrannida to include the genera Schiffornis, Laniisoma, Laniocera, Iodopleura, Xenopsaris, Pachyramphus, Tityra, and Oxyruncus...
  38. ncbi request reprint A molecular phylogeny of the cotingas (Aves: Cotingidae)
    Jan I Ohlson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, P O Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 42:25-37. 2007
    ..Condor 91, 444-461.] was strongly supported, as were the close relationships between Gymnoderus and Conioptilon, and between Tijuca and Lipaugus. However, basal relationships among 'core cotinga' clades were not resolved...