Yale University Department of Anthropology

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Eric J. Sargis

Professor of Anthropology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,

and Forestry & Environmental Studies

Ph.D. City University of New York [CUNY], 2000


Office address:
10 Sachem Street, Room 208
Tel: (203) 432-6140
Fax: (203) 432-3669

Mammalian Evolutionary Morphology Laboratory

Google Scholar Citation Profile

Eric J. Sargis is a Professor of Anthropology, with secondary appointments in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  He is also Curator of Mammalogy and Vertebrate Paleontology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History.

His interests include the origin and early evolution of primates, and the functional morphology and systematics of treeshrews (Scandentia), plesiadapiforms (Primates), and Old World monkeys (Primates, Cercopithecidae). He recently published an edited book, Mammalian Evolutionary Morphology: A Tribute to Frederick S. Szalay. He has conducted fieldwork in Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Florida. He is also a Series Editor for the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series.

Gilbert, CC, Stanley, WT, Olson, LE, Davenport, TRB, and Sargis, EJ. 2011. Morphological systematics of the kipunji (Rungwecebus kipunji) and the ontogenetic development of phylogenetically informative characters in the Papionini. Journal of Human Evolution 60: 731-745.

Hart, JA, Detwiler, KM, Gilbert, CC, Burrell, AS, Fuller, JL, Emetshu, M, Hart, TB, Vosper, A, Sargis EJ, Tosi, AJ 2012. Lesula: a new species of Cercopithecus monkey endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo and implications for conservation of Congo's Central Basin. PLoS ONE 7: e44271.

Recent & Featured Publications

Sargis, EJ, Woodman, N, Reese, AT, and Olson, LE 2013. Using hand proportions to test taxonomic boundaries within the Tupaia glis species complex (Scandentia, Tupaiidae). Journal of Mammalogy 94: 183-201. (Cover Article)

Reese, AT, Lanier, HC, and Sargis, EJ (2013) Skeletal indicators of ecological specialization in pika (Mammalia, Ochotonidae). Journal of Morphology 274: 585-602. (Cover Article)