Publications

 

Here you will find publications by any researcher affiliated to the Nyakatura Lab. To find previous publications please refer to links provided on the lab member's portrait page.

Lab members highlighted. Last updated: Septmeber 2018.

 

Publications in peer reviewed journals (since the initiation of the lab in September 2014)

Böhmer C, Amson E, Arnold P, van Heteren AH, Nyakatura JA. 2018. Homeotic transformations reflect departure from the mammalian ‘rule of seven’cervical vertebrae in sloths: inferences on the Hox code and morphological modularity of the mammalian neck. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18 (1), 84

Mielke M, Wölfer J, Arnold P, van Heteren AH, Amson E, Nyakatura JA. 2018. Trabecular architecture in the sciuromorph femoral head: allometry and functional adaptation. Zoological Letters 4 (1), 10

Montañez‐Rivera I, Nyakatura JA, Amson E. Bone cortical compactness in ‘tree sloths’ reflects convergent evolution. Journal of Anatomy doi.org/10.1111/joa.12873

Mielke F, Schunke V, Wölfer J, Nyakatura JA. 2018. Motion analysis of non-model organisms using a hierarchical model: Influence of setup enclosure dimensions on gait parameters of Swinhoe’s striped squirrels as a test case. Zoology 129: 35-44.

Mielke F, Amson E, Nyakatura JA. 2018. Morpho-Functional Analysis Using Procrustes Superimposition by Static Reference. Evolutionary Biology, 1-13

Casper MO, Nyakatura JA, Pawel A, Reimer C, Schubert T, Lauschke M. 2018. The movement-image compatibility effect: embodiment theory interpretations of motor resonance with digitized photographs, drawings, and paintings. Frontiers in Psychology 9, 991

Amson E, Nyakatura JA. 2018. Palaeobiological inferences based on long bone epiphyseal and diaphyseal structure-the forelimb of xenarthrans (Mammalia). bioRxiv, 318121 (peer reviewed preprint; PCI paleontology).

Amson E, Arnold P, van Heteren AH, Canoville A, Nyakatura JA. 2017. Trabecular architecture in the forelimb epiphyses of extant xenarthrans (Mammalia). Frontiers in Zoology 14(1), 52

Bargo MS, Nyakatura JA. 2017. Morphology and Evolution of the Xenarthra: an Introduction. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 1-3

Amson E, Nyakatura JA. 2017. The postcranial musculoskeletal system of xenarthrans: insights from over two centuries of research and future directions. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 1-26

Gaudin TJ, Nyakatura JA. 2017. Epaxial Musculature in Armadillos, Sloths, and Opossums: Functional Significance and Implications for the Evolution of Back Muscles in the Xenarthra. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 1-8

Krings M, Nyakatura JA, Boumans MLLM, Fischer MS, Wagner H. 2017. Barn owls maximize head rotations by a combination of yawing and rolling in functionally diverse regions of the neck. J Anat. doi: 10.1111/joa.12616

Amelung KM, Stach T. 2017. Viren visualisieren. Notizen zu David S. Goodsells Wissenschafts-Illustrationen und ihrer Verwendung in der Molekularbiologie zwischen Bildmodell und Spur, in: Bettina Bock von Wülfingen (Hg.): Spuren. Erzeugung des Dagewesenen. (Band 13, Bilderwelten des Wissens), Berlin: De Gruyter

Nyakatura JA. 2017. Beschreibung, Experiment, Modell. Zum Spurenlesen in paläobiologischer Forschung am Beispiel einer funktionsmorphologischen Studie. Bildwelten des Wissens 13:12-23.

Arnold P, Amson E, Fischer MS. 2017. Differential scaling patterns of vertebrae and the evolution of neck length in mammals. Evolution. doi: 10.1111/evo.13232

De los Arcos S, Partarrieu D, Carrillo-Briceño JD, Amson E. 2017. The southernmost occurrence of the aquatic sloth Thalassocnus (Mammalia, Tardigrada) from two new Pliocene localities in Chile. Ameghiniana. doi : 10.5710/AMGH.29.12.2016.3004

Aguirre-Fernández G, Carrillo-Briceño JD, Sánchez R, Amson E, Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2017. Fossil Cetaceans (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Neogene of Colombia and Venezuela. J Mamm Evol 24:71–90.

Rosin S, Nyakatura JA. 2017. Hind limb extensor muscle architecture reflects locomotor specialisations of a jumping and a striding quadrupedal caviomorph rodent. Zoomorphology, 1-11

Coutier F, Hautier L, Cornette R, Amson E, Billet G. 2017. Orientation of the lateral semicircular canal in Xenarthra and its links with head posture and phylogeny. J Morph doi: 10.1002/jmor.20665

Carrillo-Briceño JD, Amson E, Zurita A, Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2016. Hermann Karsten (1817–1908): a German naturalist in the Neotropics and the significance of his paleovertebrate collection. Foss Rec 20:21–36. pdf

Loscher DM, Meyer F, Kracht K, Nyakatura JA. 2016. Timing of head movements is consistent with energy minimization in walking ungulates. Proc R Soc B 283 (1843), 20161908. pdf

Amson E, Kolb C. 2016. Scaling effect on the mid-diaphysis properties of long bones—the case of the Cervidae (deer). Sci Nat 103:1–10. pdf

Nyakatura JA. 2016. Learning to move on land. Science 353 (6295), 120-121. pdf

Amson E, Carrillo JD, Jaramillo C. 2016. Neogene sloth assemblages (Mammalia, Pilosa) of the Cocinetas Basin (La Guajira, Colombia): implications for the Great American Biotic Interchange. Palaeontology 59:563–582.

Amson E, Carrillo JD, Jaramillo C. 2016. 3D models related to the publication: Neogene sloth assemblages (Mammalia, Pilosa) of the Cocinetas Basin (La Guajira, Colombia): implications for the Great American Biotic Interchange. MorphoMuseuM 2: e3

Amson E, de Muizon C, Gaudin TJ. 2016. A reappraisal of the phylogeny of the Megatheria (Mammalia: Tardigrada), with an emphasis on the relationships of the Thalassocninae, the marine sloths. Zool J Linn Soc, doi: 10.1111/zoj.12450. pdf

Kilbourne BM, Andrada E, Fischer MS, Nyakatura JA. 2016. Morphology and motion: hindlimb proportions and swing phase kinematics in terrestrially locomoting charadriiform birds. J Exp Biol 219 (9), 1405-1416. pdf

Nyakatura JA, Allen VR, Lauströer J, Andikfar A, Danczak M, Ullrich HJ, Hufenbach W, Martens T, Fischer MS. 2015. A three-dimensional skeletal reconstruction of the stem amniote Orobates pabsti (Diadectidae): Analyses of body mass, centre of mass position, and joint mobility. Plos one 10(9):e0137284 (20 pages). pdf

Andrada E, Haase D, Sutedja Y, Nyakatura JA, Kilbourne BM, Denzler J, Fischer MS, Blickhan R. 2015. Mixed gaits in small avian terrestrial locomotion. Scientific Reports 5:13636 (12 pages). pdf

Nyakatura JA, Stark H. 2015. Aberrant back muscle function correlates with intramuscular architecture of dorsovertebral muscles in two-toed sloths. Mamm Biol 80:114-121. pdf

Hesse B, Nyakatura JA (shared first author), Fischer MS, Schmidt M. 2015. Adjustments of Limb Mechanics in Cotton-top Tamarins to Moderate and Steep Support Orientations: Significance for the Understanding of Early Primate Evolution. J Mamm Evol 22:435-450. pdf

Andrada E, Rode C, Sutedja Y, Nyakatura JA, Blickhan R. 2014. Trunk orientation causes asymmetries in leg function in small bird terrestrial locomotion. Proc Roy Soc B 281:1797 (9 pages). pdf

Ogihara N, Oku T, Andrada E, Blickhan R, Nyakatura JA, Fischer MS. 2014. Planar covariation of limb elevation angles during bipedal locomotion in common quails (Coturnix coturnix). J Exp Bio 217:3968-3973. pdf

 

Conference contributions

De los Arcos S, Partarrieu D, Carrillo-Briceño JD, Amson E. Dos nuevas localidades con restos del perezoso marino Thalassocnus (Mammalia, Tardigrada) en sedimentos pliocenos de las Formaciones Coquimbo y Horcón, Chile norte y central. Oral presentation; V Simposio de Paleontología en Chile, Concepción, Chile.

Carrillo-Briceño JD, Amson E, Zurita A, Sánchez-Villagra MR. A taxonomic and geographic study of hermann karsten's 19th century paleovertebrate collection from the northern neotropics. Poster; Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Salt Lake City, USA.

Nyakatura JA, Stark H. 2016. Architecture of dorsovertebral muscles corresponds with derived spine function in two toed sloths (Mammalia: Xenarthra). 11th International Conference on Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM), Washington DC, USA.

Amson E, Arnold P, Nyakatura JA. Bone internal microstructure of the forelimb of xenarthrans (Mammalia) - functional implications. Oral presentation; 11th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Washington DC, USA.

Coutier F, Hautier L, Cornette R, Amson E, Billet G. Head posture and orientation of the lateral semicircular canal in xenarthrans (Mammalia). Oral presentation; 11th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Washington DC, USA.

Nyakatura JA. 2016. Measuring, visualizing, and reconstructing movement in functional morphology and paleobiology. FG “Visual Computing in Biology and Medicine”, spring meeting, Berlin, Germany.

Nyakatura JA. 2016. Funktionelle Morphologie der Wirbeltiere – Arbeitsprogramm und Anwendungsfelder. Form und Leben. Morphologie als Paradigma zwischen Philosophie und Wissenschaft. DFG-Netzwerktreffen „Morphologie als Paradigma”, Berlin, Germany.

Kolb C, Scheyer TM, Amson E, Veitschegger K, Forasiepi AM, Sánchez-Villagra MR. Bone and tooth microstructure in extinct and extant mammals and implications for growth and life history evolution, with an emphasis on cervids as a case study. Oral presentation. Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontología de Vertebrados, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

De Los Arcos S, Partarrieu D, Carrillo-Briceño JD, Amson E. Nuevos registros del perezoso marino Thalassocnus (Mammalia, Tardigrada) en sedimentos pliocenos de las Formaciones Coquimbo y Horcón, en Chile norte y central. Oral presentation. Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontología de Vertebrados, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Amson, E. 2016. Integrative functional anatomy of the forelimb of xenarthrans (armadillos, sloths, and anteaters). Network meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Nyakatura JA. 2015. (Re-)Konstruktion von Bewegung. Clustertagung des EXC Bild Wissen Gestaltung. Ein interdisziplinäres Labor. Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, Germany.

Nyakatura JA. 2015. Trace, Experiment, Inference: Images and the Generation of Knowledge in Paleobiology. Tagung Picturing the body in the laboratory – genesis and topicality of evidence-oriented imaging in institutions of the long 19th century and today. EXC Bild Wissen Gestaltung. Ein interdisziplinäres Labor, Berlin, Germany.

Nyakatura JA, KM Amelung. 2015. Das Bild als Werkzeug. Retreat des EXC Bild Wissen Gestaltung. Ein interdisziplinäres Labor. Schorfheide, Germany.

 

Other publications

Amelung KM, Lauströer J, Andikfar A, Fischer MS. 2016. Gangart des Hundes. Aktivierung der Muskeln entgegen der Schwerkraft. In: Doll, Bredekamp, Schäffner (Eds.): Katalog zur Ausstellung „+ultra. gestaltung schafft wissen“, p. 244. In German.

Nyakatura JA. 2016. Objektbeschreibung: Proximales Ende eines Oberschenkelknochens. In: Doll, Bredekamp, Schäffner (Eds.): Katalog zur Ausstellung „+ultra. gestaltung schafft wissen“, p. 238. In German.

Nyakatura JA. 2016. Objektbeschreibung: Otto Fischer, Wilhelm Braune „Modell für den Gang des Menschen“. In: Doll, Bredekamp, Schäffner (Eds.): Katalog zur Ausstellung „+ultra. gestaltung schafft wissen“, p. 240. In German.

Nyakatura JA. 2016. Objetbeschreibung: Biorobitics Laboratory „Cheetah-cub-AL“. In: Doll, Bredekamp, Schäffner (Eds.): Katalog zur Ausstellung „+ultra. gestaltung schafft wissen“, p. 244. In German.

Nyakatura JA. 2015. Ein Faustkeil. In: Exzellenzcluster Bild Wissen Gestaltung. Ein Interdisziplinäres Labor (Hg.) „Das Präparat ist nicht sichtbar etikettiert.“ Bildbeschreibungen aus der Veranstaltung Lernen mit Horst Bredekamp. Pp: 62-65. In German.