Douglas Martin Boyer

Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology


Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook 2009

Collaborative Research: Digitization TCN: oVert: Open Exploration of Vertebrate Diversity in 3D awarded by University of Florida (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2021

Collaborative Research: Lagerstatten for Eocene Primates in North America awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Eocene-Oligocene primate evolution and climate change in the Fayum Depression, northern Egypt awarded by State University of New York - Stoney Brook (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016

Primate dental topographic and geometric morphology awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2015

Biogeography of Paleogene Vertebrates from Indonesia awarded by National Geographic Society (Participants). 2014 to 2015

Digital Evolutionary Morphology of the Primate Astragalo-Calcaneal Complex awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2014


Silcox, MT, Sargis, EJ, Bloch, JI, and Boyer, DM. "Primate origins and supraordinal relationships: Morphological evidence." Handbook of Paleoanthropology, Second Edition. January 1, 2015. 1053-1081. Full Text

Boyer, DM, Toussaint, S, and Godinot, M. "Postcrania of the most primitive euprimate and implications for primate origins." Journal of human evolution 111 (October 2017): 202-215. Full Text

Pampush, JD, Winchester, JM, Morse, PE, Vining, AQ, Boyer, DM, and Kay, RF. "Introducing molaR: a New R Package for Quantitative Topographic Analysis of Teeth (and Other Topographic Surfaces)." Journal of Mammalian Evolution 23.4 (December 2016): 397-412. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pampush, JD, Spradley, JP, Morse, PE, Harrington, AR, Allen, KL, Boyer, DM, and Kay, RF. "Wear and its effects on dental topography measures in howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata)." American journal of physical anthropology 161.4 (December 2016): 705-721. Full Text Open Access Copy

Fulwood, EL, Boyer, DM, and Kay, RF. "Stem members of Platyrrhini are distinct from catarrhines in at least one derived cranial feature." Journal of human evolution 100 (November 2016): 16-24. Full Text

St Clair, EM, and Boyer, DM. "Lower molar shape and size in prosimian and platyrrhine primates." American journal of physical anthropology 161.2 (October 2016): 237-258. Full Text

Harrington, AR, Silcox, MT, Yapuncich, GS, Boyer, DM, and Bloch, JI. "First virtual endocasts of adapiform primates." Journal of human evolution 99 (October 2016): 52-78. Full Text

Boyer, DM, Kirk, EC, Silcox, MT, Gunnell, GF, Gilbert, CC, Yapuncich, GS, Allen, KL, Welch, E, Bloch, JI, Gonzales, LA, Kay, RF, and Seiffert, ER. "Internal carotid arterial canal size and scaling in Euarchonta: Re-assessing implications for arterial patency and phylogenetic relationships in early fossil primates." Journal of human evolution 97 (August 2016): 123-144. Full Text Open Access Copy

Prufrock, KA, López-Torres, S, Silcox, MT, and Boyer, DM. "Surfaces and spaces: troubleshooting the study of dietary niche space overlap between North American stem primates and rodents." Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties 4.2 (June 1, 2016): 024005-024005. Full Text

Marigó, J, Roig, I, Seiffert, ER, Moyà-Solà, S, and Boyer, DM. "Astragalar and calcaneal morphology of the middle Eocene primate Anchomomys frontanyensis (Anchomomyini): Implications for early primate evolution." Journal of human evolution 91 (February 2016): 122-143. Full Text

Boyer, DM, Winchester, JM, Glynn, C, and Puente, J. "Detailed Anatomical Orientations for Certain Types of Morphometric Measurements Can Be Determined Automatically With Geometric Algorithms." Anatomical record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007) 298.11 (November 2015): 1816-1823. Full Text


Winchester, JM, Boyer, DM, St Clair, EM, Gosselin-Ildari, AD, Cooke, SB, and Ledogar, JA. "Dental topography of platyrrhines and prosimians: convergence and contrasts." January 2014. Full Text