Blythe A. Williams
Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology
I'm interested in the evolutionary relationships and ecological adaptations of primates, with particular focus on the initial diversification of the order Primates, the origin of the Anthropoidea, and the early hominoid radiation. I am also interested in the effects of climate change on the evolution of primates.
Kay, RF, Vizcaino, S, Tauber, AA, Bargo, MS, Williams, BA, Luna, C, and Colbert, MW. "Three newly discovered skulls of Homunculus patagonicus support its position as a stem platyrrhine and establish its diurnal arboreal folivorous habits." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (2005): 127-127.
Ross, C, Williams, B, and Kay, RF. "Phylogenetic analysis of anthropoid relationships." Journal of Human Evolution 35.3 (1998): 221-306. Full Text
Sánchez-Villagra, MR, and Williams, BA. "Levels of homoplasy in the evolution of the mammalian skeleton." Journal of Mammalian Evolution 5.2 (1998): 113-126.
Kay, RF, Ross, C, Williams, BA, and Johnson, D. "Cladistic analysis and anthropoid origins - Response." SCIENCE 278.5346 (December 19, 1997): 2135-2136.
Kay, RF, Ross, C, and Williams, BA. "Anthropoid origins." Science 275.5301 (February 7, 1997): 797-804. (Review)
Robinson, P, and Williams, BA. "Dental morphology of the early Eocene Hyopsodontid, Haplomylus, from the Powder River Basin, Wyoming." University of Wyoming Contributions to Geology 31.2 (1997). (Academic Article)
Kay, RF, Ross, CF, and Williams, BA. "Rethinking anthropoid origins." Science 275 (1997): 797-804. (Academic Article)
Williams, BA, and Covert, HH. "New early eocene anaptomorphine primate (omomyidae) from the Washakie Basin, Wyoming, with comments on the phylogeny and paleobiology of anaptomorphines." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 93.3 (1994): 323-340.
Williams, BA, and Kay, RF. "The taxon anthropoidea and the crown clade concept." Evolutionary Anthropology 3.6 (1994): 188-190.