Peculiar Primates: Emperor Tamarins

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first post of Peculiar Primates! Our research at the University of Arkansas incorporates a lot of different primates, so we want to clue you in to some of the cool, weird, and awesome species that we study. Of course,...

Exciting happenings in the Terhune Lab

Exciting things have been happening in the Terhune Lab so far this year! In fact, we’re a bit behind the curve here since so many things have been going on that we’ve decided to give you one big update. In January, both Ashly Romero and Caitlin Yoakum were...

Disarticulation Station

The most recent specimen cleaned in the Terhune lab's dermestid colony was an adult North American River Otter or Lontra canadensis that was killed by a local dog and donated to the Terhune lab. While the otter's cranium was broken and stored in formalin for later...

Notes from the field

Ever wonder what it's like to do paleoanthropological field work? Terhune lab members Ashly Romero and Caitlin Yoakum shared their experience in posts for the University of Arkansas's Field Notes series. You can see their posts here: Looking for Evidence of Early...

Mammal defense and brain size

Congratulations to Terhune lab member Ashly Romero on her recent (and first!) publication on antipredator defenses and brain size in mammals. Along with her undergraduate advisor at California State University Long Beach, Ted Stankowich, Ashly examined the...

Happy Holidays from the Terhune Lab!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Terhune Lab! Unfortunately, one of our local chipmunks will not be singing this year due to a tragic accident involving the neighbor's dog. However, we at the Terhune lab believe it would have wanted its body...

Congratulations Patricia and Lydia!

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Terhune Lab members Lydia Haake and Patricia Ramos! Lydia was recently awarded a State Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to complete her research titled "Use of dermestid beetles in...

Welcome Ashly and Caitlin!

Joining the lab this fall are two grad students, Ashly Romero and Caitlin Yoakum. Ashly joins the University of Arkansas as a MA students after having finished her undergraduate work at California State University, Long Beach. Caitlin hails from Texas Tech University,...

Stay tuned!

Stay tuned for upcoming research with Siobhan Cooke (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine) and Claire Kirchhoff (Marquette University) on the anatomy, pathology, and covariation in the teeth and TMJ of primates and humans, thanks to an award from the National Science...