UCL Anthropology


Selected publications

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Journal articles

Smaers JB, Rothman RS, Hudson DR, Balanoff AM, Beatty B, Dechmann DKN, de Vries D, Dunn JC, Fleagle JG, Gilbert CC, Goswami A, Iwaniuk AN, Jungers WL, Kerney M, Ksepka DT, Mange PR, Mongle CS, Rohlf FJ, Smith NA, Soligo C, Weisbecker V, Safi K. 2021. The evolution of mammalian brain size. Science Advances 7: eabe2101. Access.

White S, Soligo C, Pope M, Hillson S. 2020. Taxonomic variation in the supraorbital region of catarrhine primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 171: 198-218.

Liao W, Xing S, Li D, Martinón-Torres M, Wu X, Soligo C, Bermúdez de Castro JM, Wang W, Liu W. 2019. Mosaic dental morphology in a terminal Pleistocene hominin from Dushan Cave in southern China. Scientific Reports 9: 2347. Access.

Maxwell SJ, Hopley PJ, Upchurch P, Soligo C2018. Sporadic sampling, not climatic forcing, drives observed early hominin diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 115: 4891-4896.

Balolia KL, Soligo C, Wood B. 2017. Sagittal crest formation in great apes and gibbons. Journal of Anatomy 230: 820-832.

Bjarnason A, Soligo C, Elton S. 2017. Phylogeny, phylogenetic inference, and cranial evolution in pitheciids and AotusAmerican Journal of Primatology 79: e22621.

Soligo C, Smaers JB. 2016. Contextualising primate origins – an ecomorphological framework. Journal of Anatomy 228: 608–629.

van Heteren AH, MacLarnon A, Soligo C, Rae TC. 2016. Functional morphology of the cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) mandible: A 3D geometric morphometric analysis. Organisms Diversity and Evolution 16: 299-314.

Bjarnason A, Soligo C, Elton S. 2015. Phylogeny, ecology, and morphological evolution in the atelid cranium. International Journal of Primatology 36: 513-529.

Parr WCH, Soligo C, Smaers JB, Chatterjee HJ, Ruto A, Cornish L, Wroe S. 2014. Three-dimensional shape variation of talar surface morphology in hominoid primates. Journal of Anatomy 225: 42-59.

Goswami A, Smaers JB, Soligo C, Polly PD. 2014. The macroevolutionary consequences of phenotypic integration: From development to deep time. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 369(1649): 20130254.

van Heteren AH, MacLarnon A, Soligo C, Rae TC. 2014. Functional morphology of the cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) cranium: A three-dimensional geometric morphometric analysis. Quaternary International 339-40: 209–216.

Barros A, Soligo C2013. Bilateral asymmetry of humeral torsion and length in African apes and humans. Folia Primatologica 84: 220–238.

Smaers JB, Soligo C2013. Brain reorganization, not relative brain size, primarily characterizes anthropoid brain evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280(1759): 20130269.

Balolia KL, Soligo C, Lockwood CA. 2013. Sexual dimorphism and facial growth beyond dental maturity in great apes and gibbons. International Journal of Primatology 34: 361–387.

Smaers JB, Dechmann DKN, Goswami A, Soligo C, Safi K. 2012. Comparative analyses of evolutionary rates reveal different pathways to encephalization in bats, carnivorans, and primates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 18006-18011.

Smaers JB, Mulvaney PI, Soligo C, Zilles K, Amunts K. 2012. Sexual dimorphism and laterality in the evolution of the primate prefrontal cortex. Brain, Behavior and Evolution79: 205-212.

Parr WCH, Chatterjee HJ, Soligo C2012. Calculating the axes of rotation for the subtalar and talocrural joints using 3D bone reconstructions. Journal of Biomechanics45: 1103–1107.

Parr WCH, Chatterjee HJ, Soligo C2011. Inter- and intra-specific scaling of articular surface areas in the hominoid talus. Journal of Anatomy 218: 386-401.

Wilkinson RD, Steiper ME, Soligo C, Martin RD, Yang Z, Tavaré S. 2011. Dating primate divergences through an integrated analysis of palaeontological and molecular data. Systematic Biology 60: 16-31.

Parr WCH, Ruto A, Soligo C, Chatterjee HJ. 2011. Allometric shape vector projection: A new method for the identification of allometric shape characters and trajectories applied to the human astragalus (talus). Journal of Theoretical Biology 272: 64-71.

Tückmantel S, Müller A, Röllin A, Soligo C2009. Facial correlates of frontal pneumatisation in strepsirrhine primates. Mammalian Biology 74: 25-35.

Bello S, Soligo C2008. A new method for the quantitative analysis of cutmark micromorphology. Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 1542-1552.

Soligo C. 2007. Invading Europe: did climate or geography trigger early Eocene primate dispersals? Folia Primatologica 78: 297-313.

Martin RD, Soligo C, Tavaré S. 2007. Primate origins: implications of a Cretaceous ancestry. Folia Primatologica 78: 277-296.

Soligo C, Martin RD. 2007. The first primates: a reply to Silcox et al. (2007). Journal of Human Evolution 53: 325-328.

Soligo C. 2006. Correlates of body mass evolution in primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 130: 283-293.

Soligo C, Martin RD. 2006. Adaptive origins of primates revisited. Journal of Human Evolution 50: 414-430.

Soligo C. 2005. Anatomy of the arm and hand in Daubentonia madagascariensis: a functional and phylogenetic outlook. Folia Primatologica 76: 262-300.

Müller AE & Soligo C2005. Primate sociality in evolutionary context. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 128: 399-414.

Soligo C, Andrews PJ. 2005. Taphonomic bias, taxonomic bias and historical non-equivalence of faunal structure in early hominin localities. Journal of Human Evolution49: 206-229.

Soligo C2002. Primatology, paleoecology, and a new method for assessing taphonomic bias in fossil assemblages. Evolutionary Anthropology 11(S1): 24-27.

Tavaré S, Marshall CR, Will O, Soligo C, Martin RD. 2002. Estimating the age of the last common ancestor of extant primates using the fossil record. Nature 416: 726-729.

Soligo C & Müller AE. 1999. Nails and claws in primate evolution. Journal of Human Evolution 36: 97-114.

Book chapters

Soligo C. 2017. Origins of Primates - Debates and controversies. In: Fuentes A, editor. The International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Wiley Blackwell, doi: 10.1002/9781119179313.wbprim0318

Soligo C, Will O, Tavaré S, Marshall CR, Martin RD. 2007. New light on the dates of primate origins and divergence. In: Ravosa MJ and Dagosto M, editors. Primate Origins: Adaptations and Evolution. Springer, New York, pp 29-49.

Müller AE, Soligo C, Thalmann U. 2007. New views on the origin of primate social organisation. In: Ravosa MJ and Dagosto M, editors. Primate Origins: Adaptations and Evolution. Springer, New York, pp 677-701.

Soligo C. 2006. Primate origins. McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology 2006, pp 255-257.

Soligo C. 2005. The Pliocene. In: Selley RC, Cocks LRM and Plimer IR, editors. Encyclopedia of Geology. Elsevier, Oxford. Vol. 4, pp. 486-493.

Edited volumes

Soligo C (ed.). 2007. Primate Evolution and the Environment. Folia Primatologica 78(5-6). ISBN: 978-3-8055-8393-0

Soligo C, Anzenberger G, Martin RD (eds). 2002. Anthropology and Primatology Into the Third Millenium. Wiley, New York. Evolutionary Anthropology 11 (Supplement 1).