Philip D. Gingerich


Ph.D. students

Kenneth D. Rose (1979: Geological Sciences) "The Clarkforkian land-mammal 'age' and mammalian faunal composition across the Paleocene-Eocene Boundary"

David W. Krause (1982: Geological Sciences) "Evolutionary history and paleobiology of early Cenozoic Multituberculata (Mammalia), with emphasis on the family Ptilodontidae"

Neil A. Wells (1984: Geological Sciences) "Marine and continental sedimentation in the early Cenozoic Kohat Basin and adjacent northwestern Indo-Pakistan"

Gregg F. Gunnell (1986: Anthropology) "Evolutionary history of Microsyopoidea (Mammalia, Primates?) and the relationship of Plesiadapiformes to Primates"

J. G. M. Thewissen (1989: Geological Sciences) "Evolution of Paleocene and Eocene Phenacodontidae (Mammalia, Condylarthra)"

Xiaoyuan Zhou (1995: Geological Sciences) "Evolution of Paleocene-Eocene Mesonychidae Mammalia, Mesonychia)"

Mark D. Uhen (1996: Geological Sciences) "Dorudon atrox (Mammalia, Cetacea): form, function, and phylogenetic relationships of an archaeocete from the late middle Eocene of Egypt"

William C. Clyde (1997: Geological Sciences) "Stratigraphy and mammalian paleontology of the McCullough Peaks, northern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming: implications for biochronology, basin development, and community reorganization across the Paleocene-Eocene boundary"

Jonathan I. Bloch (2001: Geological Sciences) "Mammalian paleontology of freshwater limestones from the Paleocene-Eocene of the Clarks Fork Basin, Wyoming"

Ross Secord (2004: Geological Sciences) "Biostratigraphy, faunal turnover, and climate change through the late Tiffanian and early Clarkforkian of the northern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming"

Iyad S. Zalmout (2008: Geological Sciences) "Late Eocene sea cows (Mammalia, Sirenia) from Wadi al Hitan in the Fayum Basin, Egypt"

Aaron R. Wood (2009: Geological Sciences) "Paleobiological studies on the early Eocene equid 'Hyracotherium' (Perissodactyla, Mammalia) from the Clarks Fork and northwestern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming"

Ryan Bebej (2011: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) "Functional morphology of the vertebral column in Remingtonocetus (Mammalia, Cetacea) and the evolution of aquatic locomotion in early archaeocetes"


M.Sc. students

Harvey A. Deutsch (1978: Geological Sciences "Systematics and evolution of early Eocene Hyaenodontidae (Mammalia, Creodonta) in the Clarks Fork basin, Wyoming"

William S. Bartels (1981: Geological Sciences) "Reptilian fauna of the Clarkforkian land-mammal age (Paleocene-Eocene) in western North America"

Dale A. Winkler (1981: Geological Sciences) "Paleontology and taphonomy of an early Eocene mammalian fauna in the Clarks Fork Basin, northwestern Wyoming (U.S.A.)"

Amanda J. Alexander (1982: Geological Sciences) "Sedimentology and taphonomy of a middle Clarkforkian (early Eocene) fossil vertebrate locality, Fort Union Formation, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming"

Logan D. Ivy (1982: Geological Sciences) "Systematics and biostratigraphy of the earliest North American Rodentia (Mammalia), latest Paleocene and early Eocene of the Clarks Fork Basin, Wyoming"

Victor E. Torres-Roldan (1983: Geological Sciences) "Summary of Eocene stratigraphy at the base of Jim Mountain, North Fork of the Shoshone River, northwestern Wyoming"

Paul L. Koch (1989: Geological Sciences) "Clinical variation in mammals : implications for the study of chronoclines"

Mark D. Uhen (1992: Geological Sciences) "Evolution of Coryphodon (Mammalia, Pantodonta) in the late Paleocene and early Eocene of northwestern Wyoming"

William C. Clyde (1993: Geological Sciences) "Chronology of the Wasatchian land-mammal age (early Eocene) magnetostratigraphic results from the McCullough Peaks section, northern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming""

Jonathan I. Bloch (1995: Geological Sciences) "Systematics and cranial anatomy of late Paleocene Carpolestes (Mammalia, Proprimates)"

Holly Severson (1999: Biology)— no thesis required

Iyad S. Zalmout (2001: Geological Sciences) "Postcranial skeletons of Protosiren from Egypt and Pakistan, and their bearing on locomotion in early Sirenia (Mammalia)"

Aaron R. Wood (2006: Geological Sciences) "Mammal-bearing fluvial conglomerates in the Paleocene-Eocene boundary interval (Willwood Formation, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming) and quantification of down-slope contamination"

Brady Z. Foreman (2007: Geological Sciences) "A multiproxy δ18O record of paleohydrologic conditions across a late Cretaceous foreland basin (Montana, USA): implications for meteoric precipitation patterns"

Tawny A. Seaton (2008: Geological Sciences) "Dorsostable lumbar region in Hominoidea: homology or homoplasy?"

Michael Cherney (2011: Geological Sciences) "Two new species of the turtle genus Cordichelys (Pleurodira, Podocnemididae) from the Fayum Depression, Egypt, and comments on the genus Stereogenys"


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