Articles and Book Chapters

Bolded names denote Terhune Lab members



  • Terhune CE (co-first author), Curran S (co-first author), Croitor R, Dragusin V, Gaudin T, Petculescu A, Robinson C, Robu M, Werdelin L. Early Pleistocene fauna of the Olteţ River Valley of Romania: Biochronological and biogeographic implications. Quaternary International PDF
  • Terhune CE, Sylvester AD, Scott JE, Ravosa MJ. Internal architecture of the mandibular condyle of rabbits is related to dietary resistance during growth. Journal of Experimental Biology 2020 223: jeb220988 doi: 10.1242/jeb.220988. PDF


  • Weisbecker V, Guillerme T, Speck C, Sherratt E, Abraha HM, Sharp AC, Terhune CE, Collins S, Johnston S, Panagiotopoulou O. Individual variation of the masticatory system dominates 3D skull shape in the herbivory-adapted marsupial wombats. Frontiers in Zoology 16, 41 doi:10.1186/s12983-019-0338-5. PDF
  • Yoakum CB, Romero AN, Moore C, Douglas EC, Gallagher KM, Terhune CE. Sex and height influence neck posture when using electronic handheld devices. Clinical Anatomy 32:1061-1071. PDF
  • Taylor AB, Terhune CE, Vinyard CJ. The influence of masseter and temporalis sarcomere-length operating ranges as determined by laser diffraction on architectural estimates of muscle force and excursion in macaques (Macaca fascicularis and Macaca mulatta). Arch Oral Biol 105:35-45. PDF


  • Terhune CE, Ritzman TB, Robinson CA. 2018. Mandibular ramus shape variation and ontogeny in Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis. J Hum Evol 121:55-71. PDF
  • Taylor AB, Terhune CE, Toler M, Holmes M, Ross CF, Vinyard CJ. 2018. Jaw-muscle fiber architecture and leverage in the hard-object feeding sooty mangabey are not structured to facilitate relatively large bite forces compared to other papionins. Anat Rec 301:325-344. PDF


  • Terhune CE. 2018. Revisiting size and scaling in the anthropoid temporomandibular joint. Zoology 124:73-94. PDF
  • Iriarte-Diaz J, Terhune CE, Taylor AB, Ross CF. 2018. Position of the finite helical axis of the mandible during chewing in non-human primates. Zoology 124:106-118. PDF
  • Robinson CA, Terhune CE. 2017. Error in geometric morphometric data collection: combining data from multiple sources. Am J Phys Anthropol 164:62-75. PDF
  • Romero AN, Herlin M, Finnila M, Korkalainen M, Hakansson H, Viluksela M, Sholts SB. 2017. Skeletal and dental effects on rats following in utero/lactational exposure to the non-dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyl PCB 180. PLoS ONE 12(9): e0185241. PDF  
  • Stankowich T, Romero AN. 2017. The correlated evolution of antipredator defences and brain size in mammals. Proc Roy Soc B 284:20161857. PDF
  • Sylvester AD, Terhune CE. 2017. Trabecular mapping: Leveraging geometric morphometrics for analyses of trabecular structure. Am J Phys Anthropol 163:553-569. PDF


  • Ritzman TB, Terhune CE, Gunz P, Robinson CA. 2016. Mandibular ramus shape of Australopithecus sediba suggests a single variable species. J Hum Evol 100:54-64. PDF


  • Terhune CE, Hylander WL, Vinyard CJ, Taylor AB. 2015. Jaw-muscle architecture and mandibular morphology influence relative maximum jaw gapes in the sexually dimorphic Macaca fascicularis. J Hum Evol 82:145-158. PDF
  • Cooke S, Terhune CE. 2015. Form, function, and geometric morphometrics. Anat Rec 298:5-28. PDF
  • Terhune CE, Cooke S, Otárola-Castillo E. 2015. Form and function in the platyrrhine skull: a three-dimensional analysis of dental and TMJ morphology. Anat Rec 298:29-47. PDF


  • Terhune CE, Robinson CA, Ritzman TB. 2014. Ontogenetic variation in the mandibular ramus of great apes and humans. J Morph 275:661-677. PDF


  • Smith H, Ritzman T, Otárola-Castillo E, Terhune CE. 2013. A 3-D geometric morphometric study of intraspecific variation in the ontogeny of the temporal bone in modern Homo sapiens. J Hum Evol 65:479-489. PDF
  • Terhune CE, Kimbel W, Lockwood C. 2013. Postnatal temporal bone ontogeny in Pan, Gorilla, and Homo, and the implications for temporal bone growth in Australopithecus afarensis. Am J Phys Anthropol 151:630-642. PDF
  • Terhune CE. 2013b.How effective are geometric morphometric techniques for assessing functional shape variation? An example from the great ape temporomandibular joint. Anat Rec 296: 1264-1282. PDF
  • Terhune CE. 2013a. Dietary correlates of temporomandibular joint morphology in the great apes. Am J Phys Anthropol 150:260-272. PDF


  • Baker B, Terhune CE, Papalexandrou A. 2012. Sew Long? The Osteobiography of a Woman from Medieval Polis, Cyprus. In The Bioarchaeology of Individuals, AL Stodder and AM Palkovich, eds. Gainsville: University Press of Florida. pp 151-161.


  • Terhune CE. 2011b. Dietary correlates of temporomandibular joint morphology in New World primates. J Hum Evol 61:583-596. PDF
  • Terhune CE. 2011a. Modeling the biomechanics of articular eminence function in anthropoid primates. J Anat 219:551-564. PDF
  • Terhune CE, Iriarte-Diaz J, Taylor A, Ross CF. 2011. The instantaneous center of rotation of the mandible in non-human primates. J Int and Comp Biol 51:320-332. PDF


  • Terhune CE, Deane A. 2008. Temporal squama shape in fossil hominins: relationships to cranial shape and a determination of character polarity. Am J Phys Anthropol 137: 397-411. PDF


  • Smith H (co-first author), Terhune CE (co-first author), Lockwood C. 2007. Genetic, geographic, and environmental correlates of human temporal bone variation. Am J Phys Anthropol 134: 312-322. PDF
  • Terhune CE, Kimbel W, Lockwood C. 2007. Variation and diversity in Homo erectus: A 3D geometric morphometric analysis of the temporal bone. J Hum Evol 53: 41-60. PDF