Jan 04th, 2021

Faculty Member Dr. Heather Ahrens Publishes in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Her publication titled, “Anatomy, Relationships, and Paleobiology of Cambaytherium (Mammalia, Perissodactylamorpha, Anthracobunia)” describes the anatomy and biology of Cambaytherium, an early relative of perissodactyls (horses, rhinos and tapirs) from India. Extensive fieldwork in India produced more than 300 specimens of this mammal, which provides insight on the early anatomy of this group, as well as changes what researchers know of the group’s geographic origins. Ahrens collaborated with scientists from the U.S., Belgium and India.

“It’s a big honor to publish a memoir in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, as there is only one published per year,” says Ahrens. “It is great to see our work over the past few years published as a highlight of the field and getting recognition from multiple outlets.”