Publications

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Peer-reviewed publications

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. Full text.

Santana, S.E. 2015. 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., 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 S. E. Lofgren. 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.; 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.

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. 

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 E. R. Dumont. 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. et al. 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

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