Douglas Martin Boyer

Douglas Martin Boyer

Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology


Degrees & Credentials

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

Selected Grants

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

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Encephalic Arterial Canals and their Functional Significance awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Descent Locomotion Behavior in Primates awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

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


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

Morse, PE, Chester, SGB, Boyer, DM, Smith, T, Smith, R, Gigase, P, and Bloch, JI. "New fossils, systematics, and biogeography of the oldest known crown primate Teilhardina from the earliest Eocene of Asia, Europe, and North America." Journal of Human Evolution (November 26, 2018). Full Text

Boyer, DM, Maiolino, SA, Holroyd, PA, Morse, PE, and Bloch, JI. "Oldest evidence for grooming claws in euprimates." Journal of Human Evolution 122 (September 2018): 1-22. Full Text

Gunnell, GF, Boyer, DM, Friscia, AR, Heritage, S, Manthi, FK, Miller, ER, Sallam, HM, Simmons, NB, Stevens, NJ, and Seiffert, ER. "Fossil lemurs from Egypt and Kenya suggest an African origin for Madagascar's aye-aye." Nature Communications 9.1 (August 21, 2018): 3193-null. Full Text

Gao, T, Yapuncich, GS, Daubechies, I, Mukherjee, S, and Boyer, DM. "Development and Assessment of Fully Automated and Globally Transitive Geometric Morphometric Methods, With Application to a Biological Comparative Dataset With High Interspecific Variation." Anatomical record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007) 301.4 (April 2018): 636-658. Full Text

Seiffert, ER, Boyer, DM, Fleagle, JG, Gunnell, GF, Heesy, CP, Perry, JMG, and Sallam, HM. "New adapiform primate fossils from the late Eocene of Egypt." Historical Biology 30.1-2 (February 17, 2018): 204-226. 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

Vitek, NS, Manz, CL, Gao, T, Bloch, JI, Strait, SG, and Boyer, DM. "Semi-supervised determination of pseudocryptic morphotypes using observer-free characterizations of anatomical alignment and shape." Ecology and Evolution 7.14 (July 2017): 5041-5055. Full Text

Wallace, IJ, Winchester, JM, Su, A, Boyer, DM, and Konow, N. "Physical activity alters limb bone structure but not entheseal morphology." Journal of human evolution 107 (June 2017): 14-18. Full Text


Lyu, I, Perdomo, J, Yapuncich, GS, Paniagua, B, Boyer, DM, and Styner, MA. "Group-wise Shape Correspondence of Variable and Complex Objects." March 2018. 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