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Evolutionary loss of complexity in human vocal anatomy as an adaptation for speech

Nishimura T, Tokuda IT, Miyachi S, Dunn JC, Herbst C, Ishimura K, Kaneko A, Kinoshita Y, Koda H, Saers JP, Imai H, Matsuda T, Larsen ON, Jürgens U, Hirabayashi H, Kojima S, Fitch TW

Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research In Press

Olfactory communication in tamarins: a comparative analysis of scents from wild and captive populations

Poirier A, Waterhouse J, Watsa M, Erkenswick GA, Melin A, Moreira LAA, Tang J, Dunn JC, Smith A.

Primates 63: 283-291

The effect of vegetation type on howler monkey distribution.

Shedden A, Dunn JC, Martinez-Mota R, Gillingham P, Cristóbal-Azkarate J, McSwiney C, Newton A, Rodríguez-Luna E & Korstjens A.

Animal Behaviour 186: 219-229

Socioecological correlates of social play in adult howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata mexicana and A. p. palliata)

Asensio N, Zandono A, Cristobal-Azkarate J, Dunn J.


Science Advances 7: abe2101

The evolution of mammalian brain size.

Smaers JB, Rothman RS, Hudson DR, Balanoff AM, Beatty B, Dechmann DKN, de Vries D, Dunn JC, Fleagle JG, Gilbert CC, Goswami A, Iwaniuk AN, Jungers W, Kerney M, Ksepka DT, Manger PR, Mongle CS, Rohlf FJ, Smith NA, Soligo C, Weisbecker V & Safi K

Behavioural and Brain Sciences 44, e97

Progress without exclusion in the search for an evolutionary basis of music.

Bowling D, Hoeschelle M, Dunn JC.

Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology. 75: 88

Convergent character displacement in sympatric tamarin calls (Saguinus spp.).

Sobroza T, Pequeno PACL, Gordo M, Dunn JC, Spironello WC, Rabelo RM, Barnett APA.

Animal Conservation 24: 432-444

Evaluating extinction debt in fragmented forests: the rapid recovery of a critically endangered primate.

Alcocer-Rodriguez M, Arroyo-Rodriguez V, Galan-Acedo C, Cristobal-Azkarate J, Asensio N, Rito K, Hawes J, Vea-Baro J, Dunn JC.

American Journal of Primatology 83, e23236

On the trail of scent signals: a field analysis of tamarin scent-gland semiochemistry by portable gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

Poirier A, Waterhouse J, Watsa M, Erkenswick GA, Melin A, Moreira LAA, Tang J, Dunn JC, Smith A.

SNAS 3: 456

Temporal stability of primate scent samples.

Poirier A, Waterhouse J, Dunn JC, Smith A.


PLOS Biology 18: e3000764

Rapid evolution of the primate larynx.

Bowling DL*, Dunn JC*, Smaers J, Garcia M, Kerney M, Stewart A, Hanke G, Kitchener A, Handschuhe S, Dengg S, Gumpenberger M & Fitch WTS.

Nature Scientific Reports 10: 3692

Western gorilla space use suggests territoriality.

Morrison M, Dunn JC, Illera G, Walsh P, Bermejo M.


Bioarxiv doi: 10.1101/859983

A machine learning based approach to the segmentation of micro CT data in archaeological and evolutionary sciences

O’Mahoney T, McKnight L, Lowe T, Mednikova M, Dunn JC

In the name of climate change Bodenhorn B, Irvine R (eds.). Berghahn Press.

Predicting the effects of climate change and habitat destruction on the conservation of Mexican primates: current perspectives and future prospects.

Dunn JC, Cristobal-Azkarate J, Rodriguez-Luna E & Knapp L


Frontiers in Neuroscience 10.3389: 00534

Neural correlates of vocal complexity in primates

Dunn JC & Smaers JB

Anthropological Science 126: 19-27

Non-invasive documentation of primate sound production using electroglottography.

Herbst C & Dunn JC.

International Journal of Primatology 39(1) 90-104

Socioecological factors affecting territoriality among howler monkeys.

Asensio N, Jose-Dominguez JM, Dunn JC.

Avances y perspectivas en la investigación de los bosques tropicales Reynoso-Rosales VH, Coates R & Vázquez Cruz M (eds.). UNAM Press, Mexico City.

Los efectos de la fragmentación del hábitat sobre los monos aulladores

Cristóbal-Azkarate J, Dias PA, Vegas-Carillo S, Hervier B, Dunn JC, Asensio N, Rodríguez-Luna E & Vea-Baro JJ


Nature Scientific Reports 7: 10450.

Acoustic allometry revisited: morphological determinants of fundamental frequency in primate vocal production.

Garcia M, Herbst C, Bowling D, Dunn JC, Fitch WT

Nature Scientific Reports 41070

Body size and vocalisation in primates and carnivores.

Bowling DL, Garcia M, Dunn JC, Ruprecht R, Stewart A, Frommolt KH, Fitch T

Primates 58(4) 485-491

The coevolution of play and the cortico-cerebellar system in primates

Kerney M, Smears J, Schoenemann T & Dunn JC


Nature Education Knowledge 7(6): 1

New World monkeys

Dunn JC & Cristóbal-Azkarate J


Current Biology 25: 2839-2844

Evolutionary tradeoff between vocal tract and testes dimensions in howler monkeys.

Dunn JC, Halenar L, Davies T, Cristóbal-Azkarate J, Fitch T, Knapp L

American Journal of Primatology 36: 429-440

Role of emitter and severity of aggression influence the agonistic vocalizations of Geoffroy’s spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi)

Ordóñez-Gómez JD, Dunn JC, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Santillán Doherty AM, Méndez-Cárdenas MG, Márquez-Arias A


PLoS One e107719.

Resistance to antibiotics of clinical relevance in the fecal microbiota of Mexican wildlife.

Cristóbal-Azkarate J, Dunn JC, Day J, Amábile-Cuevas C

Primates 55: 155-160.

Limited genetic diversity in the critically endangered Mexican howler monkey (Alouatta palliata mexicana) in the Selva Zoque, Mexico.

Dunn JC, Shedden-González A, Cristóbal-Azkarate J, Cortés-Ortiz L, Rodríguez-Luna E & Knapp L.

Ecology of lianas Schnitzer S, Bongers F, Burnham R & Putz F (eds.). Springer Press. pp 407-426.

Use of lianas by primates: more than a food source.

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Asensio N, Dunn JC, Cristóbal-Azkarate J & Gonzalez-Zamora A


International Journal of Primatology 34: 246-259.

Travel time predicts fecal glucocorticoid levels in free-ranging howler monkeys.

Dunn JC, Cristóbal-Azkarate J, Chavira R & Veà J.

Primates in fragments: complexity and resilience Marsh L, Chapman C (eds.). Springer. New York. pp 75-88.

Lessons from Los Tuxtlas: 30 years of research into primates in fragments

Cristóbal-Azkarate J, Dunn JC

Primates in fragments: complexity and resilience Springer Press, New York. pp 503- 523

Primates in fragments ten years later: once and future goals. In: Marsh LK & Chapman CA

Marsh LK, Chapman CA, Arroyo-Rodriguez V, Cobden AK, Dunn J, Gabriel D, Ghai RR, Nijman V, Reyna-Hurtado R, Serio-Silva JC & Wasserman MD


Biotropica 44: 705-714

The ranging costs of a fallback food: liana consumption supplements diet but increases foraging effort in howler monkeys

Dunn JC, Asensio N, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Schnitzer S & Cristóbal-Azkarate J

Perspectives in primatology Gama L, Arriaga-Weiss S & Contreras-Sanchez W (eds.). Villahermosa: UJAT Press.

Effects of fruit consumption and foraging effort on stress levels in two groups of Alouatta palliata mexicana in forest fragments

Dunn JC, Cristóbal-Azkarate J, Veà J & Chavira R


The conservation of Mexican primates Dias PAD, Rangel-Negrin A, Canales D (eds.). Universidad Veracruzana Press.

Demography, life history and migrations in howler monkeys in Los Tuxtlas

Cristóbal-Azkarate J, Domingo Balcells C, Dunn JC & Vea-Baro J



Conservation and management plan for Mexican primates

Rodríguez-Luna E, Solórzano-García B, Shedden A, Rangel-Negrín A, Dias PAD, Cristóbal-Azkárate J, Cortés-Ortiz L, Dunn JC, Domingo-Balcells C, Sánchez S, Carrillo L & Cornejo J

International Journal of Primatology 31: 887-903

Seasonal variations in the diet and feeding effort of two groups of howler monkeys in different sized forest fragments

Dunn JC, Cristóbal-Azkarate J & Veà J


Biotropica 41: 768-773.

Conservation value of landscape supplementation for howler monkeys living in forest patches

Asensio N, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Dunn JC & Cristóbal-Azkarate J

Check List 5: 787-799

Angiosperms, Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, Veracruz, Mexico

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Dunn JC, Benítez-Malvido J & Mandujano S. (2009).


Folia Primatologica 79: 299-301

The feeding ecology of the mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata): coping strategies in altered landscapes

Dunn JC, Cristóbal-Azkarate J & Veà J. (2008)

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