Erik R. Seiffert

TitleProfessor of Clinical Integrative Anatomical Sciences
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentIntegrative Anatomical Sciences
AddressBMT 406, 1333 San Pablo Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Duke University, Durham, North CarolinaPhD12/2003Biological Anthropology & Anatomy
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CaliforniaB.A.12/1995Anthropology
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TexasM.A.12/1998Anthropology

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    1. Sallam HM, Gorscak E, O'Connor PM, El-Dawoudi IA, El-Sayed S, Saber S, Kora MA, Sertich JJW, Seiffert E, Lamanna MC. New Egyptian sauropod reveals Late Cretaceous dinosaur dispersal between Europe and Africa. Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 Mar; 2(3):445-451. PMID: 29379183.
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    2. Asher RJ, Gunnell GF, Seiffert E, Pattinson D, Tabuce R, Hautier L, Sallam HM.Dental eruption and growth in Hyracoidea. J Vert Paleo. 2017; e1317638.
    3. Borths MR, Seiffert E. Craniodental and humeral morphology of a new species of Masrasector (Teratodontinae, Hyaenodonta, Placentalia) from the late Eocene of Egypt and locomotor diversity in hyaenodonts. PLoS One. 2017; 12(4):e0173527. PMID: 28422967.
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    4. Yapuncich GS, Seiffert E, Boyer DM. Quantification of the position and depth of the flexor hallucis longus groove in euarchontans, with implications for the evolution of primate positional behavior. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2017 06; 163(2):367-406. PMID: 28345775.
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    5. El-Sayed SE, Kora MA, Sallam HM, Claeson KM, Seiffert E, Antar MS. A new genus and species of marine catfishes (Siluriformes; Ariidae) from the upper Eocene Birket Qarun Formation, Wadi El-Hitan, Egypt. PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0172409. PMID: 28248973.
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    6. Borths MR, Holroyd PA, Seiffert E. Hyainailourine and teratodontine cranial material from the late Eocene of Egypt and the application of parsimony and Bayesian methods to the phylogeny and biogeography of Hyaenodonta (Placentalia, Mammalia). PeerJ. 2016; 4:e2639. PMID: 27867761.
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    7. Heritage S, Fernández D, Sallam HM, Cronin DT, Esara Echube JM, Seiffert E. Ancient phylogenetic divergence of the enigmatic African rodent Zenkerella and the origin of anomalurid gliding. PeerJ. 2016; 4:e2320. PMID: 27602286; PMCID: PMC4991859.
    8. Boyer DM, Kirk EC, Silcox MT, Gunnell GF, Gilbert CC, Yapuncich GS, Allen KL, Welch E, Bloch JI, Gonzales LA, Kay RF, Seiffert E. Internal carotid arterial canal size and scaling in Euarchonta: Re-assessing implications for arterial patency and phylogenetic relationships in early fossil primates. J Hum Evol. 2016 08; 97:123-44. PMID: 27457550.
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    9. Sallam HM, Seiffert E. New phiomorph rodents from the latest Eocene of Egypt, and the impact of Bayesian "clock"-based phylogenetic methods on estimates of basal hystricognath relationships and biochronology. PeerJ. 2016; 4:e1717. PMID: 26966657; PMCID: PMC4782727.
    10. Marigó J, Roig I, Seiffert E, Moyà-Solà S, Boyer DM. Astragalar and calcaneal morphology of the middle Eocene primate Anchomomys frontanyensis (Anchomomyini): Implications for early primate evolution. J Hum Evol. 2016 Feb; 91:122-43. PMID: 26852816.
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    11. Seiffert E, Costeur L, Boyer DM. Primate tarsal bones from Egerkingen, Switzerland, attributable to the middle Eocene adapiform Caenopithecus lemuroides. PeerJ. 2015; 3:e1036. PMID: 26131376; PMCID: PMC4485257.
    12. Boyer DM, Yapuncich GS, Butler JE, Dunn RH, Seiffert E. Evolution of postural diversity in primates as reflected by the size and shape of the medial tibial facet of the talus. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2015 May; 157(1):134-77. PMID: 25682740.
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    13. Krause DW, Hoffmann S, Wible JR, Kirk EC, Schultz JA, von Koenigswald W, Groenke JR, Rossie JB, O'Connor PM, Seiffert E, Dumont ER, Holloway WL, Rogers RR, Rahantarisoa LJ, Kemp AD, Andriamialison H. First cranial remains of a gondwanatherian mammal reveal remarkable mosaicism. Nature. 2014 Nov 27; 515(7528):512-7. PMID: 25383528.
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    14. Cooper LN, Seiffert E, Clementz M, Madar SI, Bajpai S, Hussain ST, Thewissen JG. Anthracobunids from the middle eocene of India and pakistan are stem perissodactyls. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e109232. PMID: 25295875.
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    15. Gunnell GF, Simmons NB, Seiffert E. New Myzopodidae (Chiroptera) from the late Paleogene of Egypt: emended family diagnosis and biogeographic origins of Noctilionoidea. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e86712. PMID: 24504061; PMCID: PMC3913578.
    16. Boyer DM, Seiffert E, Gladman JT, Bloch JI. Evolution and allometry of calcaneal elongation in living and extinct primates. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e67792. PMID: 23844094; PMCID: PMC3701013.
    17. Gladman JT, Boyer DM, Simons EL, Seiffert E. A calcaneus attributable to the primitive late Eocene anthropoid Proteopithecus sylviae: phenetic affinities and phylogenetic implications. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2013 Jul; 151(3):372-97. PMID: 23794332.
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    18. Boyer DM, Seiffert E. Patterns of astragalar fibular facet orientation in extant and fossil primates and their evolutionary implications. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2013 Jul; 151(3):420-47. PMID: 23794333.
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    19. Stevens NJ, Seiffert E, O'Connor PM, Roberts EM, Schmitz MD, Krause C, Gorscak E, Ngasala S, Hieronymus TL, Temu J. Palaeontological evidence for an Oligocene divergence between Old World monkeys and apes. Nature. 2013 May 30; 497(7451):611-4. PMID: 23676680.
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    20. Seiffert E, Simons EL. Last of the oligopithecids? A dwarf species from the youngest primate-bearing level of the Jebel Qatrani Formation, northern Egypt. J Hum Evol. 2013 Mar; 64(3):211-5. PMID: 23416038.
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    21. Seiffert E. Early primate evolution in Afro-Arabia. Evol Anthropol. 2012 Nov; 21(6):239-53. PMID: 23280921.
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    22. Ryan TM, Silcox MT, Walker A, Mao X, Begun DR, Benefit BR, Gingerich PD, Köhler M, Kordos L, McCrossin ML, Moyà-Solà S, Sanders WJ, Seiffert E, Simons E, Zalmout IS, Spoor F. Evolution of locomotion in Anthropoidea: the semicircular canal evidence. Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Sep 07; 279(1742):3467-75. PMID: 22696520; PMCID: PMC3396915.
    23. Patel BA, Seiffert E, Boyer DM, Jacobs RL, St Clair EM, Simons EL. New primate first metatarsals from the Paleogene of Egypt and the origin of the anthropoid big toe. J Hum Evol. 2012 Jul; 63(1):99-120. PMID: 22694838.
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    24. Steiper ME, Seiffert E. Evidence for a convergent slowdown in primate molecular rates and its implications for the timing of early primate evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Apr 17; 109(16):6006-11. PMID: 22474376; PMCID: PMC3341044.
    25. Seiffert E, Nasir S, Al-Harthy A, Groenke JR, Kraatz BP, Stevens NJ, Al-Sayigh AR. Diversity in the later Paleogene proboscidean radiation: a small barytheriid from the Oligocene of Dhofar Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. Naturwissenschaften. 2012 Feb; 99(2):133-41. PMID: 22230880.
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    26. Goswami A, Prasad GV, Upchurch P, Boyer DM, Seiffert E, Verma O, Gheerbrant E, Flynn JJ. A radiation of arboreal basal eutherian mammals beginning in the Late Cretaceous of India. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 27; 108(39):16333-8. PMID: 21930906; PMCID: PMC3182738.
    27. Sallam HM, Seiffert E, Simons EL. Craniodental morphology and systematics of a new family of hystricognathous rodents (Gaudeamuridae) from the late eocene and early oligocene of Egypt. PLoS One. 2011 Feb 22; 6(2):e16525. PMID: 21364934; PMCID: PMC3043065.
    28. Boyer DM, Seiffert E, Simons EL. Astragalar morphology of Afradapis, a large adapiform primate from the earliest late Eocene of Egypt. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2010 Nov; 143(3):383-402. PMID: 20949610.
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    29. Seiffert E, Simons EL, Boyer DM, Perry JM, Ryan TM, Sallam HM. A fossil primate of uncertain affinities from the earliest late Eocene of Egypt. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 May 25; 107(21):9712-7. PMID: 20457923; PMCID: PMC2906843.
    30. Seiffert E, Perry JM, Simons EL, Boyer DM. Convergent evolution of anthropoid-like adaptations in Eocene adapiform primates. Nature. 2009 Oct 22; 461(7267):1118-21. PMID: 19847263.
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    31. Sallam HM, Seiffert E, Steiper ME, Simons EL. Fossil and molecular evidence constrain scenarios for the early evolutionary and biogeographic history of hystricognathous rodents. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Sep 29; 106(39):16722-7. PMID: 19805363; PMCID: PMC2757825.
    32. Liu AG, Seiffert E, Simons EL. Stable isotope evidence for an amphibious phase in early proboscidean evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Apr 15; 105(15):5786-91. PMID: 18413605; PMCID: PMC2311368.
    33. Seiffert E. A new estimate of afrotherian phylogeny based on simultaneous analysis of genomic, morphological, and fossil evidence. BMC Evol Biol. 2007 Nov 13; 7:224. PMID: 17999766; PMCID: PMC2248600.
    34. Seiffert E. Evolution and extinction of Afro-Arabian primates near the Eocene-Oligocene boundary. Folia Primatol (Basel). 2007; 78(5-6):314-27. PMID: 17855785.
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    35. Simons EL, Seiffert E, Ryan TM, Attia Y. A remarkable female cranium of the early Oligocene anthropoid Aegyptopithecus zeuxis (Catarrhini, Propliopithecidae). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 May 22; 104(21):8731-6. PMID: 17517628; PMCID: PMC1885571.
    36. Cote S, Werdelin L, Seiffert E, Barry JC. Additional material of the enigmatic Early Miocene mammal Kelba and its relationship to the order Ptolemaiida. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Mar 27; 104(13):5510-5. PMID: 17372202; PMCID: PMC1838468.
    37. Seiffert E. Early evolution and biogeography of lorisiform strepsirrhines. Am J Primatol. 2007 Jan; 69(1):27-35. PMID: 17171668.
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    38. Seiffert E. Revised age estimates for the later Paleogene mammal faunas of Egypt and Oman. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Mar 28; 103(13):5000-5. PMID: 16549773; PMCID: PMC1458784.
    39. Seiffert E, Simons EL, Clyde WC, Rossie JB, Attia Y, Bown TM, Chatrath P, Mathison ME. Basal anthropoids from Egypt and the antiquity of Africa's higher primate radiation. Science. 2005 Oct 14; 310(5746):300-4. PMID: 16224019.
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    40. Seiffert E, Simons EL, Ryan TM, Attia Y. Additional remains of Wadilemur elegans, a primitive stem galagid from the late Eocene of Egypt. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Aug 09; 102(32):11396-401. PMID: 16087891; PMCID: PMC1183603.
    41. Robinson TJ, Seiffert E. Afrotherian origins and interrelationships: new views and future prospects. Curr Top Dev Biol. 2004; 63:37-60. PMID: 15536013.
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    42. Kappelman J, Rasmussen DT, Sanders WJ, Feseha M, Bown T, Copeland P, Crabaugh J, Fleagle J, Glantz M, Gordon A, Jacobs B, Maga M, Muldoon K, Pan A, Pyne L, Richmond B, Ryan T, Seiffert E, Sen S, Todd L, Wiemann MC, Winkler A. Oligocene mammals from Ethiopia and faunal exchange between Afro-Arabia and Eurasia. Nature. 2003 Dec 04; 426(6966):549-52. PMID: 14654838.
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    43. Seiffert E, Simons EL, Attia Y. Fossil evidence for an ancient divergence of lorises and galagos. Nature. 2003 Mar 27; 422(6930):421-4. PMID: 12660781.
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