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 (Microsoft Word document, 109 Kb)

    Selected Publications 

     

  • 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).
  • Ji, Q., Z.-X. Luo, C.-X. Yuan, J. R. Wible, J.-P. Zhang, and J. A. Georgi. 2002. The earliest eutherian mammal. Nature, 416:816-822.
  • Sánchez-Villagra, M. R., and J. R. Wible. 2002. Patterns of evolutionary transformation in the petrosal bone and some basicranial features in marsupial mammals, with special reference to didelphids. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 40: 26-45.
  • Wible, J. R., G. W. Rougier, M. C. McKenna, and M. J. Novacek. 2001. Earliest eutherian ear region: a petrosal referred to Prokennalestes from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia. American Museum Novitates, no. 3322, 44 pp.
  • Bhatnagar, K. P., T. D. Smith, A. Krishna, U. P. Singh, and J. R. Wible. 2001. The vespertilionid vomeronasal organ: an investigation on the VNO of Scotophilus (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae). Acta Chiropterlogica, 3:119-128.
  • Wible, J. R., and G. W. Rougier. 2000. Cranial anatomy of Kryptobaatar dashzevegi (Multituberculata, Mammalia) from the Mongolian Late Cretaceous, and its bearing on the evolution of mammalian characters. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 247:124 pp.
  • Gaudin, T. J., and J. R. Wible 1999. The entotympanic of pangolins and the phylogeny of the Pholidota (Mammalia). Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 6:39-65.
  • Rougier, G. W., J. R. Wible, and M. J. Novacek 1998. Implications of Deltatheridium specimens for early marsupial history. Nature, 396: 459-463.
  • Novacek, M. J., G. W. Rougier, J. R. Wible, M. C. McKenna, D. Dashzeveg, and I. Horovitz 1997. Epipubic bones in eutherian mammals from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. Nature, 389:483-486.
  • Wible, J. R., and K. P. Bhatnagar 1996. Chiropteran vomeronasal complex and the interfamilial relationships of bats. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 3:285-314.
  • Gaudin, T. J., J. R. Wible, J. A. Hopson, and W. D. Turnbull 1996. Reexamination of the morphological evidence for the Cohort Epitheria (Mammalia, Eutheria). Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 3:31-79.
  • Wible, J. R., and U. Zeller 1994. Cranial circulation of the pen-tailed tree shrew Ptilocercus lowii and relationships of Scandentia. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 2:209-230.
  • Wible, J. R., and J. A. Hopson 1993. Basicranial evidence for early mammal phylogeny. Pp. 45-62 in Mammal Phylogeny: Mesozoic Differentiation, Multituberculates, Monotremes, Early Eutherians, and Marsupials (F. S. Szalay, M. J. Novacek, and M. C. McKenna, eds.). Springer Verlag, New York, New York.
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