Mammals

John Wible, PhDwiblephoto

Curator and Head of Section
WibleJ@carnegiemnh.org
Edward O'Neil Research Center
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
412.665.2613
412.665.2751 (fax)

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Academic Training 

PostDoc, 1985–1988, University of Chicago: Anatomy
PhD, 1984, Duke University: Anatomy
MA, 1977, New York University: Anthropology
AB, 1975, Cornell University: Anthropology

Research Interests 

 

  • Evolutionary history of mammals
  • Higher-level phylogeny of mammals
  • Evolution of the mammalian skull
  • Bones of the Skull of the Short-tailed Opossum skull 
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    Click here for a complete Curriculum Vitae (PDF format, 179 Kb)

    Selected Publications 

     

  • Wible, J.R., and M. Spaulding. 2013. On the cranial osteology of the African palm civet, Nandinia binotata (Gray, 1830) (Mammalia, Carnivora, Feliformia). Annals of Carnegie Museum, 82(1):1-114.
  • O’Leary, M.A., J.I. Bloch, J.J. Flynn, T.J. Gaudin, A. Giallombardo, N.P. Giannini, S.L. Goldberg, B.P. Kraatz, Z.-X. Luo, J. Meng, X. Ni, M.J. Novacek, F.A. Perini, Z. Randall, G.W. Rougier, E.J. Sargis, M.T. Silcox, N.B. Simmons, M. Spaulding, P.M. Velazco, M. Weksler, J.R. Wible, and A.L. Cirranello. 2013. Response to Comment on “The placental mammal ancestor and the post-KPg radiation of placentals.” Science, 341(6146):613. doi: 10.1126/science.1238162
  • Giannini, N., T.E. Macrini, J.R. Wible, T.B. Rowe, and N.B. Simmons. 2012. The internal nasal skeleton of the bat Pteropus lylei K. Andersen, 1908 (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Annals of Carnegie Museum, 81(1):1-18. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2992/007.081.0101
  • Wible, J.R., and M. Spaulding. 2012. Reexamination of the Carnivora malleus (Mammalia, Placentalia). PloS ONE, 7(11): e50485. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050485
  • Rougier, G.W., J.R. Wible, R.M.D. Beck, and S. Apesteguía. 2012. The Miocene mammal Necrolestes demonstrates survival of a Mesozoic non-therian lineage into the late Cenozoic of South America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 109(49):20053-20058. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1212997109
  • Wible, J.R. 2012. The ear region of the aardvark Orycteropus afer Pallas, 1766 (Mammalia, Afrotheria, Tubulidentata). Annals of Carnegie Museum, 80(2): 115-146. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2992/007.080.0202
  • Wible, J.R. 2011. On the treeshrew skull (Mammalia, Placentalia, Scandentia). Annals of Carnegie Museum, 79(3): 149-230.
  • Wible, J.R. 2010. On the hyoid apparatus and larynx of the Hispaniolan solenodon, Solenodon paradoxus Brandt, 1833 (Mammalia, Lipotyphla, Solenodontidae). Annals of Carnegie Museum, 79(1): 29-38.
  • Wible, J.R. 2010. Petrosal anatomy of the nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus Linnaeus, 1758 (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Dasypodidae). Annals of Carnegie Museum, 79(1): 1-28.
  • Gaudin, T. J., R. J. Emry, and J. R. Wible. 2009. The phylogeny of living and extinct pangolins (Mammalia, Pholidota) and associated taxa: a morphology based analysis. Journal of Mammalian Evolution. 16(4): 235-305.
  • Wible, J. R., G. W. Rougier, M. J. Novacek, and R. J. Asher. 2009. The eutherian mammal Maelestes gobiensis from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia and the phylogeny of Cretaceous Eutheria. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 327: 1-123.
  • Wible, J. R. 2009. The ear region of the pen-tailed treeshrew, Ptilocercus lowii Gray, 1848 (Placentalia, Scandentia, Ptilocercidae). Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 16(3): 199-234.
  • Ruf, I., Z.-X. Luo, J. R. Wible, and T. Martin. 2009. Petrosal anatomy and inner ear structures of the Late Jurassic Henkelotherium (Mammalia, Cladotheria, Dryolestoidea): insight into the early evolution of the ear region in cladotherian mammals. Journal of Anatomy, 214: 679-693.
  • Wible, J. R. 2008. On the cranial osteology of the Hispaniolan solenodon, Solenodon paradoxus Brandt, 1833 (Mammalia, Lipotyphla, Solenodontidae). Annals of Carnegie Museum, 77(3): 321-402. Available here as Adobe Acrobat PDF (9 Mb).  
  • Wible, J. R.. 2007. On the cranial osteology of the Lagomorpha. In Mammalian Paleontology on a Global Stage: Papers in Honor of Mary R. Dawson (K. C. Beard and Z.-X. Luo, eds.). Bulletin of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 39: 213-234. Available here as Adobe Acrobat PDF (1.64 Mb).
  • Wible, J. R., G. W. Rougier, M. J. Novacek, and R. J. Asher. 2007. Cretaceous eutherians and Laurasian origin for placental mammals near the K-T boundary. Nature, 447:1003-1006. Available here as Adobe Acrobat PDF (819 Kb). Read the museum press release.  
  • Giannini, N. P., J. R. Wible, and N. B. Simmons. 2006. On the cranial osteology of Chiroptera. I. Pteropus (Megachiroptera: Pteropodidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 295: 1-134.
  • Wible, J. R., Y.-Q. Wang, C.-K. Li, and M. R. Dawson. 2005. Cranial anatomy and relationships of a new ctenodactyloid (Mammalia, Rodentia) from the early Eocene of Hubei Province, China. Annals of Carnegie Museum, 74: 91-150. Available here as Adobe Acrobat PDF (2.1 Mb).  
  • Luo, Z.-X., and J. R. Wible. 2005. A Late Jurassic digging mammal and early mammalian diversification. Science, 308:103-107.
  • Asher, R. J., J. Meng, J. R. Wible, M. C. McKenna, G. W. Rougier, D. Dashzeveg, and M. J. Novacek. 2005. Stem Lagomorpha and the antiquity of Glires. Science, 303:1091-1094.
  • Wible, J. R., G. W. Rougier, and M. J. Novacek. 2005. Anatomical evidence for superordinal/ordinal eutherian taxa in the Cretaceous. Pp. 15-36, in The Rise of Placental Mammals: Origins and Relationships of the Major Extant Clades (K. D. Rose and J. D. Archibald, eds.). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. Available here as Adobe Acrobat PDF (2 Mb).
  • Wible, J.R., and T.J. Gaudin. 2004. On the cranial osteology of the yellow armadillo Euphractus sexcinctus (Dasypodidae, Xenarthra, Placentalia). Annals of Carnegie Museum, 73:117-196. Available here as Adobe Acrobat PDF (11 Mb).  
  • Wible, J. R., M. J. Novacek, and G. W. Rougier. 2004. New data on the skull and dentition of the Mongolian Cretaceous eutherian mammal Zalambdalestes. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 281:1-144. Available here as Adobe Acrobat PDF (5.3 Mb).  
  • Z.-X. Luo, Q. Ji, J. R. Wible, and C.-X. Yuan. 2003. An Early Cretaceous tribosphenic mammal and metatherian evolution. Science, 302:1934-1940.
  • Wible, J. R. 2003. On the cranial osteology of the short-tailed opossum Monodelphis brevicaudata (Didelphidae, Marsupialia). Annals of Carnegie Museum, 72:137-202. Available here as Adobe Acrobat PDF (800 Kb).
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