Mosaic evolution of anatomical foundations of speech

since 1998

Selected papers

  • Takeshi Nishimura. Understanding the dynamics of primate vocalization and its implications for the evolution of human speech. In: The Origin of Language Reconsidered (Nobuo Masataka ed.), Springer, Tokyo, pp. 111-130.
  • Takeshi Nishimura, Takao Oishi, Juri Suzuki, Keiji Matsuda & Toshimitsu Takahashi. (2008) Development of the supralaryngeal vocal tract in Japanese macaques: implications for the evolution of the descent of the larynx. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135(2): 182-194.
  • Takeshi Nishimura, Akichika Mikami, Juri Suzuki & Tetsuro Matsuzawa. (2007) Development of the laryngeal air sac in chimpanzees. International Journal of Primatology 28(2). 483-492.
  • Takeshi Nishimura, Akichika Mikami, Juri Suzuki & Tetsuro Matsuzawa. (2006) Descent of the hyoid in chimpanzees: evolution of facial flattening and speech. Journal of Human Evolution 51(3): 244-254.
  • Takeshi Nishimura. (2006) Descent of the larynx in chimpanzees: mosaic and multiple-step evolution of the foundations for human speech. In:Cognitive Development in Chimpanzees (T. Matsuzawa, M. Tomonaga & M. Tanaka, eds.), Springer-Verlag, Tokyo, pp. 75-95.
  • Takeshi Nishimura. (2005) Developmental changes in the shape of the supralaryngeal vocal tract in chimpanzees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 106(2): 193-204.
  • Takeshi Nishimura, Akichika Mikami, Juri Suzuki & Tetsuro Matsuzawa. (2003) Descent of the larynx in chimpanzee infants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 100(12): 6930-6933.
  • Takeshi Nishimura. (2003) Comparative morphology of the hyo-laryngeal complex in anthropoids: two steps in the evolution of the descent of the larynx. Primates 44(1): 41-49.
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CT morphology

since 2003

Selected papers

  • Naoki Morimoto, Marcia S. Ponce de León, Takeshi Nishimura & Christoph P.E. Zollikofer. (2011) Femoral morphology and femoropelvic musculoskeletal anatomy of humans and great apes: A comparative virtopsy study. Anatomical Record 294(9): 1433-1445.
  • Takeshi D. Nishimura. (2006) Three-dimensional imaging of the maxillary sinus in anthropoid primates. Asian Paleoprimatology, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama (Aichi), 4: 211-246.
  • Takeshi D. Nishimura. (2006) Variation in the morphology of the maxillary sinus among anthropoids and its potential for phylogenetic analyses. Primate Research 22(1): 11-28. [in Japanese with English summary]
  • Takeshi D. Nishimura, Masanaru Takai, Takehisa Tsubamoto, Naoko Egi & Nobuo Shigehara. (2005) Variation in maxillary sinus anatomy among platyrrhine monkeys. Journal of Human Evolution 49(3): 370-389.
 
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Evolution of Eurasian Old World Monkeys

since 2006

Selected papers

  • Takeshi D. Nishimura, Masanaru Takai, Brigitte Senut, Hajime Taru, Evgeny N. Maschenko & Abel Prieur. (2012) Reassessment of Dolichopithecus (Kanagawapithecus) leptopostorbitalis, a colobine monkey from the Late Pliocene of Japan. Journal of Human Evolution 62: 548-561.
  • Takeshi D. Nishimura, Yingqi Zhang & Masanaru Takai. (2010) Nasal anatomy of Paradolichopithecus gansuensis (Early Pleistocene, Longdan, China) with comments on phyletic relationships among the species of this genus. Folia Primatologica 81: 53-62.
  • Tsuyoshi Ito, Takeshi D Nishimura, Brigitte Senut, Thomas Koppe, Jacque Treil & Masanaru Takai (2009) Reappraisal of Macaca speciosa subfossilis from the late Pleistocene of northern Vietnam based on the analysis of cranial anatomy. International Journal of Primatology 30(5): 643-662.
  • Takeshi D. Nishimura, Brigitte Senut, Abel Prieur, Jacque Treil, Masanaru Takai. (2009) Nasal architecture of Paradolichopithecus arvernensis (late Pliocene, Sen e ze , France ) and its phyletic implications. Journal of Human Evolution 56(2): 123-127.
  • Masanaru Takai, Evgeny N. Maschenko, Takeshi D. Nishimura, Tomoko Anezaki & Tomoki Suzuki. (2008) Phylogenetic relationships and biogeographic history of Paradolichopithecus sushkini Trofimov 1977, a large-bodied cercopithecine monkey from the Pliocene of Eurasia. Quaternary International 179(1): 108-199.
  • Takeshi D. Nishimura, Masanaru Takai & Evgeny N. Maschenko. (2007) A maxillary sinus of Paradolichopithecus sushkini (late Pliocene, southern Tajikistan ) and its phyletic implications. Journal of Human Evolution 52(6): 637-646.
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