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Burtner A.E., Grossnickle D.M., Santana S.E., and Law C.J. Gliding towards an understanding of the origin of flight in bats. BioRxiv 2022.09.26.509622 

Sil S., Visconti F., Chaverri G., and Santana S.E. Effects of habitat and fruit scent on the interactions between short-tailed fruit bats and Piper. BioRxiv 2023.10.11.561911

Yohe, L.R., Leiser-Miller L.B., Kaliszewska Z.A., Whitehead S.R., Santana S.E., and Dávalos L.M. Testing for reciprocal trait influence in plant-frugivore interactions using generalized joint attribute modeling. BioRxiv 2024.01.17.576112

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Smith T.D., Stanchak K.E., Downing S.E., King N.A., Rosenberger V.B., Eiting T.P., Curtis A.A., Faure P.A., and Santana S.E. 2024. Postnatal ontogeny of nasal turbinals in the big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus. Journal of North American Bat Research 2(3):1–16. Open Access

Grossnickle, D.M., Sadier A.A., Patterson E., Cortes-Viruet N.N., Jimenez Rivera S., Sears K.E., and Santana S.E. 2024. The hierarchical radiation of phyllostomid bats as revealed by adaptive molar morphology. Current Biology 34(6): 1284-1294.e3. Open Access

Smith T.D., Santana S.E., and Eiting T.P. 2023. Ecomorphology and sensory biology of bats. The Anatomical Record 306(11): 2660-2669. PDF

Sadier A., Anthwal N., Krause A.L., Dessalles R., Lake M., Bentolila L.A., Haase R., Nieves N.A., Santana S.E., and Sears K.E. 2023. Bat teeth illuminate the diversification of mammalian tooth classes. Nature Communications 14, 4687. PDF

Stanchak K.E., Faure P.A., and Santana S.E. 2023. Ontogeny of cranial musculoskeletal anatomy and its relationship to allometric increase in bite force in an insectivorous bat (Eptesicus fuscus). The Anatomical Record. 306(11): 2842-2852. PDF

Dickinson E., Tomblin E., Rose M., Tate Z., Gottimikkula M., Granatosky M.C., Santana S.E., Hartstone-Rose A. 2023. Ecomorphological correlates of inner and middle ear anatomy within phyllostomid bats. The Anatomical Record 306(11): 2751-2764. PDF

Rickman J., Burtner A.E., Linden T.J., Santana S.E., and Law C.J. 2023. Size and locomotor ecology have differing effects on the external and internal morphologies of squirrel (Rodentia: Sciuridae) limb bones. Integrative Organismal Biology obad017. Open Access.

Linden T.J., Burtner A.E., Rickman J., McFeely A., Santana S.E., and Law C.J. 2023. Scaling patterns of body plans differ among squirrel ecotypes. PeerJ 11:e14800. Open Access.

Quinche L., Santana S.E., and Rico-Guevara A. 2022. Morphological specialization to nectarivory in Phyllostomus discolor (Wagner, 1843) (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). The Anatomical Record 306(11): 2830-2841. PDF

Santana S.E. and Grossnickle D.M. 2022. Bursts in skull evolution weakened with time. Science 378(6618): 355-356. PDF

Holding M., Trevine V., Zinenko O., Strickland J., Rautsaw R., Mason A., Hofmann E., Hogan M., Parkinson C., Grazziotin F., Davis M., Santana S.E., and Rokyta D. 2022. Evolutionary allometry, climate, and dietary specialization explain fang length evolution in vipers. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 289(1982): 20221132.PDF

Law C.J., Blackwell E.A., Curtis A.A., Dickinson E., Hartstone-Rose A., and Santana S.E. 2022. Decoupled evolution of the cranium and mandible in carnivoran mammals. Evolution 76(12): 2959-2974. PDF

Santana S.E., Grossnickle D.M., Sadier A., Patterson E., and Sears K.E. 2022. Bat dentitions: a model system for studies at the interface of development, biomechanics, and evolution. Integrative and Comparative Biology 62(3): 762–773. PDF

Villalobos Chaves D.A. and Santana S.E. 2022. Dental topography predicts feeding performance differences in a community of Neotropical free-tailed bats (Molossidae). Functional Ecology 36(7): 1690-1699. PDF

Smith T.D., DeLeon V.B., Eiting T.P., Corbin H., Bhatnagar K.P. and Santana S.E. 2022. Networks in the upper airways of bats: A histological and diceCT study. The Anatomical Record 305(8): 1871-1891. PDF

Florez-Montero G.L., Muylaert, R.L., Nogueira M.R., Geiselman C.; Santana S.E., Stevens R.D., Tschapka M., Rodrigues F.A. and Mello M.A.R. 2022. NeoBat Interactions: a data set of bat-plant interactions in the Neotropics. Ecology 103(4): e3640. PDF

Dickinson E., Pastor F., Santana S.E. and Hartstone-Rose A. 2022. Functional and ecological correlates of the primate jaw abductors. The Anatomical Record 305(5): 1245-1263. PDF

Leiser-Miller L.B. and Santana S.E. 2021. Functional differences in echolocation call design in an adaptive radiation of bats. Ecology and Evolution 11(22): 16153-16164. Open Access

Santana S.E., Kaliszewska Z.A., Leiser-Miller L.B., Lauterbur M.E., Arbour J.H., Dávalos L.M. and Riffell J.A. 2021. Fruit odorants mediate co-specialization in a multispecies plant-animal mutualism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288: 20210312. PDF

Yohe L.R., Leiser-Miller L.B., Kaliszewska Z.A., Donat P., Santana S.E. and Dávalos L.M. 2021. Diversity in olfactory receptor repertoires is associated with dietary specialization in a genus of frugivorous bat. G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics jkab260. Open Access

Higham T.E., Ferry L.A., Schmitz L., Irschick D.J., Starko S., Anderson P.S.L., Bergmann P.J., Jamniczky H.A., Monteiro L.R., Navon D., Messier J., Carrington E., Farina S.C., Feilich K.L., Hernandez L.P., Johnson M.A., Kawano S.M., Law C.J., Longo S.J., Martin C.H., Martone P.T., Rico-Guevara A., Santana S.E., Niklas S.E. 2021. Linking ecomechanical models and functional traits to understand phenotypic diversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 36(9): P860-873. PDF

Esquivel D.A., Maestri R. and Santana S.E. 2021. Evolutionary implications of dental anomalies in bats. Evolution 75(5): 1087–1096. PDF

Arbour J.H., Curtis A.A. and Santana S.E. 2021. Sensory adaptations reshaped intrinsic factors underlying morphological diversification in bats. BMC Biology 19: 88. PDF

Smith T.D., Curtis A., Bhatnagar K.P. and Santana S.E.  2021. Fissures, folds and scrolls: the ontogenetic basis for complexity of the nasal cavity in a fruit bat (Rousettus leschenaultii). The Anatomical Record 304: 883–900. PDF

Sadier A., Santana S.E. and Sears K.E. 2020. The role of core and variable Gene Regulatory Network modules in tooth development and evolution. Integrative and Comparative Biology icaa116. PDF

Leiser-Miller L., and Santana S.E. 2020. Morphological diversity in the sensory system of phyllostomid bats: implications for acoustic and dietary ecology. Functional Ecology 34: 1416–1427. PDF

Leiser-Miller L., Kaliszewska Z.A., Lauterbur E., Mann B., Riffell J.A., and Santana S.E. 2020. A fruitful endeavor: scent cues and echolocation behavior used by Carollia castanea to find fruit. Integrative Organismal Biology 2(1): obaa007. PDF

Curtis A.A.,Arbour J.H. and Santana S.E. 2020. Mind the gap: natural cleft palates reduce biting performance in bats. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: jeb196535. PDF

Luo B., Leiser-Miller L., Santana S.E., Zhang L., Liu T., Zhao J., Liu Y. and Feng J. 2019. Echolocation call divergence in bats: a comparative analysis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology  73: 15 . PDF

Mello M.A.R., Moreira Felix G., Barros Pereira Pinheiro R., Muylaert R.L., Geiselman C., Santana S.E., Tschapka M., Lotfi N., Rodrigues F., and Stevens R.D. 2019. Insights on the assembly rules of a continent-wide multilayer network. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3: 1525–1532. PDF

Leiser-Miller L., Kaliszewska Z.A., Villalobos-Chaves D. and Santana S.E. 2019. A pygmy rice rat eats a peppery snack. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment; EcoPics 17(7): 369. PDF

Vander Linden A., Campbell K., Bryar E.K. and Santana S.E. 2019. Head-turning morphologies: predictors of shape diversity in the mammalian atlas-axis complex. Evolution 73(10): 2060–2071. PDF

Stanchak K.E., Arbour J.H., and Santana S.E. 2019. Anatomical diversification of a skeletal novelty in bat feet. Evolution 73(8): 1591–1603. PDF

Santana S.E., Arbour J.H., Curtis A.A. and Stanchak K.E. 2019. 3D digitization in functional morphology: Where is the point of diminishing returns? Integrative and Comparative Biology 59(3): 656–668. PDF

Arbour J.H., Curtis A.A. and Santana S.E. 2019. Arbour J.H., Curtis A.A. and Santana S.E. 2019. Signatures of echolocation and dietary ecology in the adaptive evolution of skull shape in bats. Nature Communications 10: 2036. PDF

Luo B., Santana S.E., Pang Y., Wang M., Xiao Y., and Feng J. 2019. Wing morphology predicts geographic range size in vespertilionid bats. Scientific Reports 9:4526. PDF

Stanchak K.E. and Santana S.E. 2019. Do ecogeographical rules explain morphological variation in a diverse, Holarctic genus of small mammals? Journal of Biogeography 46:110–122. PDF

Stone D., Lyons A.C., Huang Y.S., Vanlandingham D.L., Higgs S., Blitvich B.J., Adesiyun A.A., Santana S.E., Leiser-Miller L., and Cheetham S. 2018. Serological evidence of widespread exposure of Grenada fruit bats to chikungunya virus. Zoonoses and Public Health 65(5): 505-511. PDF

Kelly R.M., Friedman R. and Santana S.E. 2018. Primary productivity explains size variation across the Pallid bat’s western geographic range. Functional Ecology 32:1520–1530. PDF

Stanchak K.E. and Santana, S.E. 2018. Assessment of the hindlimb membrane musculature of bats: implications for active control of the calcar. The Anatomical Record 301:441-448. PDF

Curtis A.A. and Santana S.E. 2018. Jaw-dropping: functional variation in the digastric muscle in bats. The Anatomical Record 301: 279–290. PDF

Santana S.E. 2018. Comparative anatomy of bat jaw musculature via Diffusible Iodine-Based Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography. The Anatomical Record 301: 267–278. PDF

Hartstone-Rose and Santana S.E. 2018. Behavioral correlates of cranial muscle functional morphology. The Anatomical Record 301: 197–201. PDF

Thiagavel J., Cechetto C., Santana S.E., Jakobsen L., Warrant E.J. and Ratcliffe J.M.  2018. Auditory opportunity and visual constraint enabled the evolution of echolocation in bats. Nature Communications 9: 98. PDF

Caro T., Walker H., Santana S.E. and Stankowich T. 2017. The evolution of anterior coloration in carnivorans. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71: 177. PDF

Campbell K. and Santana, S.E. 2017. Do differences in skull morphology and bite performance explain dietary specialization in sea otters? Journal of Mammalogy. 98(5): 1408–1416. PDF

Ziegler U., Cheetam S., Santana S.E., Miller L., Matthew-Belmar V., Goharriz H. and Fooks A.R. 2017. Natural exposure of bats in Grenada to rabies virus. Infection Ecology and Epidemiology 7:1, 1332935. PDF

Diogo R. and Santana S.E. 2017. Evolution of facial musculature. In: Russel R. and Dols J.M.F. (eds.), The Science of Facial Expression, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Arbour J.H. and Santana S.E. 2017. A major shift in diversification rate helps explain macroevolutionary patterns in primate species diversity. Evolution 71(6): 1600–1613. PDF

Thiagavel J., Santana S.E. and Ratcliffe J. 2017. Body size predicts echolocation call peak frequency better than gape height in vespertilionid bats. Scientific Reports 7:828. PDF

Gignac P.M. and Santana S.E. 2016. A Bigger Picture: Organismal function at the nexus of development, ecology, and evolution. Integrative and Comparative Biology 56(3): 369-372. PDF

Santana S.E. and Miller K.E. 2016. Extreme postnatal scaling in bat feeding performance: a view of ecomorphology from ontogenetic and macroevolutionary perspectives. Integrative and Comparative Biology 56(3): 459-468. PDF

Santana S.E. and Cheung E. 2016. Go big or go fish: Morphological specializations in carnivorous bats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283: 20160615. PDF

Linde M., Boughner J., Santana S.E. and Diogo R. 2016. Are more diverse parts of the mammalian skull more labile? Ecology and Evolution 6(8):2318-2324. PDF

Santana S.E. 2016. Quantifying the effect of gape and morphology on bite force: biomechanical modeling and in vivo measurements in bats. Functional Ecology 30(4): 557-565. PDF

Santana S.E., Dobson S. and Diogo R. 2014. Plain faces are more expressive: comparative study of facial color, mobility and musculature in primates. Biology Letters 10, 20140275. PDF

Santana S.E., Lynch Alfaro J. W., Noonan A. and Alfaro M. 2013. Adaptive response to sociality and ecology drives the diversification of facial color patterns in catarrhines. Nature Communications 4: 2765. PDF

Santana S.E. and Lofgren S. E. 2013. Does nasal echolocation influence the modularity of the mammal skull? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26(11): 2520-2526. PDF

Santana S.E., Grosse I. and Dumont E.R. 2012. Dietary hardness, loading behavior and the evolution of skull form in bats. Evolution 66 (8): 2587-2598. PDF

Santana S.E., Lynch Alfaro J. W. and Alfaro M. 2012. Adaptive evolution of facial colour patterns in Neotropical primates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279 (1736): 2204-2211. PDF

Dumont E.R., Dávalos L.M., Goldberg A., Santana S.E., Rex K. and Voigt C.C. 2012. Morphological innovation, diversification and the invasion of a new adaptive zone. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279 (1734): 1797-1805. PDF

Santana S.E., Geipel I., Dumont E.R., Kalka M.B. and Kalko E.K.V. 2011. All you can eat: high performance capacity and plasticity of the common big-eared bat, Micronycteris microtis (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). PLoS ONE 6(12): e28584. PDF

Santana S.E., Dial T.O., Eiting T. P. and Alfaro M.E. 2011. Roosting ecology and the evolution of pelage markings in bats. PLoS ONE 6(10): e25845. PDF

Santana S.E., Strait S. and Dumont E.R. 2011. The better to eat you with: functional correlates of tooth structure in bats. Functional Ecology 25: 839-847. PDF

Santana S. E. and Dumont E. R.. 2011. Do roost-excavating bats have stronger skulls? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102 (1):1-10. PDF

Santana S. E., Dumont E. R. and Davis J. L. 2010. Mechanics of bite force production and its relationship to diet in bats. Functional Ecology 24 (4): 776-784. PDF

Davis J. L., Santana S. E., Dumont E. R. and Grosse I. 2010. Predicting bite force in mammals: two-dimensional versus three-dimensional lever models. Journal of Experimental Biology 213 (11):1844-1851. PDF

Andersen J.C., Wu J., Gruwell M.E., Gwiazdowski R., Santana S.E., Feliciano N.M., Morse G.E. and Normark B.B. 2010. A phylogenetic analysis of armored scale insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), based upon nuclear, mitochondrial, and endosymbiont gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 (3):992-1003. PDF

Santana S.E. and Dumont E. R. 2009. Connecting behaviour and performance: The evolution of biting behaviour and bite performance in bats. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22 (11): 2131-2145. PDF

Dechmann D., Santana S.E. and Dumont E.R. 2009. Roost making in bats – adaptations for excavating active termite nests. Journal of Mammalogy 90 (6): 1461-1468. PDF

Dumont E. R., Herrel A., Medellin R. A., Vargas J. and Santana S.E. 2009. Built to bite: cranial design and function in the wrinkle faced bat (Centurio senex). Journal of Zoology 279 (4): 329-337. PDF