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dr Sergi López-Torres

Research interests

  • Evolution of mammals
  • Primate Origins
  • Paleoecology and functional morphology of fossil Euarchontoglires

Didactics

  • Seminars in Paleontology
  • Field Paleobiology
  • History of Life
  • Human Origins
  • Zoology

Research projects

ongoing projects

  • Living on the edge: the Miocene primates from Poland in the context of the Eastern Paratethys (Arthur James Boucot Research Grant)

previous projects

  • Exploring the deep nodes of Euarchontoglires: anagalids and their implications for the early evolution of Glires and Euarchonta (Kalbfleisch Postdoctoral Research Fellowship)
  • The Paromomyidae (Primates, Mammalia): Systematics, Evolution, and Ecology (University of Toronto Fellowship)

Internships

  • 2019-2020 American Museum of Natural History
  • 2017-2019 Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Publications

2021

Kraatz, Brian; Belabbas, Rafik; Fostowicz-Frelik, Lucja A; Ge, Deyan; Kuznetsov, Alexander N; Lang, Madlen; Lopez-Torres, Sergi; Mohammadi, Zeinolabedin; Racicot, Rachel A; Ravosa, Matthew J; others,

Lagomorpha as a model morphological system Journal Article

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9 , pp. 366, 2021.

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Fostowicz-Frelik, Lucja; Lopez-Torres, Sergi; Li, Qian

Tarsal morphology of ischyromyid rodents from the middle Eocene of China gives an insight into the group’s diversity in Central Asia Journal Article

Scientific reports, 11 (1), pp. 1-11, 2021.

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Schillaci, Michael A; Sutton, Logan D; Wichmann, Søren; López-Torres, Sergi

Linguistic Clues to Kiowa-Tanoan Prehistory Journal Article

Journal of the Southwest, 63 (2), pp. 255–368, 2021.

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2020

Selig, Keegan R; Lopez-Torres, Sergi; Hartstone-Rose, Adam; Nash, Leanne T; Burrows, Anne M; Silcox, Mary T

A novel method for assessing enamel thickness distribution in the anterior dentition as a signal for gouging and other extractive foraging behaviors in gummivorous mammals Journal Article

Folia Primatologica, 91 (4), pp. 365-384, 2020.

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Lopez-Torres, Sergi; Bertrand, Ornella C; Lang, Madlen M; Silcox, Mary T; Fostowicz-Frelik, Lucja

Cranial endocast of the stem lagomorph Megalagus and brain structure of basal Euarchontoglires Journal Article

Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287 (1929), pp. 20200665, 2020.

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Burrows, Anne M; Nash, Leanne T; Hartstone-Rose, Adam; Silcox, Mary T; Lopez-Torres, Sergi; Selig, Keegan R

Dental signatures for exudativory in living primates, with comparisons to other gouging mammals Journal Article

The Anatomical Record, 303 (2), pp. 265-281, 2020.

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López-Torres, Sergi; Selig, Keegan R; Burrows, Anne M; Silcox, Mary T

The Toothcomb of Karanisia clarki: Was this Species an Exudate-feeder? Book Chapter

Nekaris, K A I; Burrows, Anne M.Editors (Ed.): Evolution, Ecology and Conservation of Lorises and Pottos, pp. 67–75, Cambridge University Press, 2020.

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López-Torres, Sergi; Silcox, Mary T

What We Know (and Don’t Know) About the Fossil Records of Lorisids Book Chapter

Nekaris, K A I; Burrows, Anne M.Editors (Ed.): Evolution, Ecology and Conservation of Lorises and Pottos, pp. 33–46, Cambridge University Press, 2020.

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2019

Selig, Keegan R; Lopez-Torres, Sergi; Sargis, Eric J; Silcox, Mary T

First 3D dental topographic analysis of the enamel-dentine junction in non-primate euarchontans: Contribution of the enamel-dentine junction to molar morphology Journal Article

Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 26 (4), pp. 587-598, 2019.

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2018

Lopez-Torres, Sergi; Silcox, Mary T; Holroyd, Patricia A

New omomyoids (Euprimates, Mammalia) from the late Uintan of southern California, USA, and the question of the extinction of the Paromomyidae (Plesiadapiformes, Primates) Journal Article

Palaeontologia Electronica, 21 (3), 2018.

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Lopez-Torres, Sergi; Selig, Keegan R; Prufrock, Kristen A; Lin, Derrick; Silcox, Mary T

Dental topographic analysis of paromomyid (Plesiadapiformes, Primates) cheek teeth: more than 15 million years of changing surfaces and shifting ecologies Journal Article

Historical Biology, 30 (1-2), pp. 76–88, 2018.

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2017

Silcox, Mary T; Bloch, Jonathan I; Boyer, Doug M; Chester, Stephen GB; Lopez-Torres, Sergi

The evolutionary radiation of plesiadapiforms Journal Article

Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 26 (2), pp. 74-94, 2017.

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Silcox, Mary T; Lopez-Torres, Sergi

Major questions in the study of primate origins Journal Article

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 45 , pp. 113-137, 2017.

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2015

Lopez-Torres, Sergi; Schillaci, Michael A; Silcox, Mary T

Life history of the most complete fossil primate skeleton: exploring growth models for Darwinius Journal Article

Royal Society open science, 2 (9), pp. 150340, 2015.

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2012

Marigo, Judit; Minwer-Barakat, Raef; Moya-Sola, Salvador; Lopez-Torres, Sergi

First record of Plesiadapiformes (Primates, Mammalia) from Spain Journal Article

Journal of Human Evolution, 62 (3), pp. 429-433, 2012.

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