Lawrence M. Witmer, PhD
Professor of Anatomy
Chang Ying-Chien Professor of Paleontology
OU Presidential Research Scholar 2004-2009

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Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701 USA




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New Directions in the Study of Fossil Endocasts: a Symposium in Honor of Harry J. Jerison
Moderators: Grant Hurlburt and Mary Silcox
68th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Thursday, October 16, 2008

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Seated, from left: Andy Jerison, Harry Jerison, Jon Jerison
Standing, from left: Rich Kay, Matt Colbert, Jim Hopson, Luo Zhe-Xi, Grant Hurlburt, Jeri Rodgers, Dave Smith, Ted Macrini, Eric Ekdale, Mary Silcox, Ryan Ridgely, Taka Tsuihiji, Daniel Goujet, Dave Dufeau, Matt Wedel, Angela Milner, Phil Gingerich, Stig Walsh, Maria Dozo, Larry Witmer

The Symposium Program

08:00  Goujet, D. The endocranium and endocast of placoderm fishes.
08:15  Sanders, R. and Wedel, M. The endocranial anatomy of the domed-skull chalicothere Tylocephalonyx UCMP 115867 with emphasis on the paranasal sinuses and turbinates.
08:30 Evans, D., Witmer, L., Ridgely, R. and Horner, J. Endocranial anatomy of lambeosaurine dinosaurs: implications for cranial crest function and evolution.
08:45  Dufeau, D. and Witmer, L. Morphological patterns and phylogenetic trends in theropod braincase pneumaticity.
09:00  Tsuihiji, T., Witmer, L., Watabe, M., Barsbold, R. and Tsogtbaatar, K. New information on the cranial anatomy of Avimimus portentosus (Dinosauria: Theropoda) including virtual endocasts of the brain and inner ear.
09:15  Ridgely, R. and Witmer, L. Gross anatomical brain region approximation (GABRA): a new technique for assessing brain structure in dinosaurs and other fossil archosaurs.
09:30 Hurlburt, G. Relative forebrain size in theropod dinosaurs, non-avian reptiles, and birds.
09:45 Macrini, T. and Luo, Z. Digital cranial endocast of Hadrocodium wui (Mammaliaformes) and its bearing on mammalian brain evolution.
10:15 Rodgers, J. The petrosal lobes, subarcuate fossa and semicircular canals in Monodelphis domestica: implications for extinct metatherians.
10:30 Ekdale, E. Variation among endocasts of the bony labyrinth of zhelestids (Mammalia: Eutheria).
10:45  Walsh, S., Milner, A., Barrett, P., Manley, G. and Witmer, L. Can hearing and vocalization capacities be estimated from cochlear duct endocasts?
11:00  Dozo, M. Endocasts of notoungulates and brain evolution in extinct South American ungulates.
11:15 Silcox, M., Dalmyn, C. and Bloch, J. The endocast of Ignacius graybullianus and brain evolution in early primates.
11:30 Kay, R., Kirk, E. and Malinzak, M. New data on encephalization in Miocene New World monkeys: implications for anthropoid brain evolution.
11:45  Gingerich, P. Encephalization residuals in terrestrial and aquatic mammals, living and fossil: baseline for comparison.
12:00  Jerison, H. Fossils, brains, and behavior: endocasts as brains.
1. Colbert, M. and Racicot, R. The cranial endocast of a new fossil porpoise (Odontoceti: Phocoenidae) from the Pliocene of San Diego, California.
2. Smith, D., Dufeau, D., Sanders, R., Ridgely, R. and Witmer, L. The cranial endocast of Eutretauranosuchus delfsi (Crocodyliformes, Goniopholididae) and its relationship to other cephalic spaces.


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