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Awardee:RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE
Doing Business As Name:SUNY at Stony Brook
PD/PI:
  • Maureen A O'Leary
  • (631) 444-3730
  • maureen.oleary@stonybrook.edu
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Mary T Silcox
  • Eric J Sargis
  • David L Ferguson
  • Jonathan I Bloch
Award Date:09/15/2006
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 388,149
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 388,149
  • FY 2008=$99,260
  • FY 2006=$232,941
  • FY 2009=$55,948
Start Date:10/01/2006
End Date:09/30/2012
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.074
Primary Program Source:490100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:AToL: Collaborative Research: Resolving Mammalian Phylogeny with Genomic and Morphological Approaches
Federal Award ID Number:0629836
DUNS ID:804878247
Parent DUNS ID:020657151
Program:ASSEMBLING THE TREE OF LIFE
Program Officer:
  • Simon Malcomber
  • (703) 292-8227
  • smalcomb@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:WEST 5510 FRK MEL LIB
City:Stony Brook
State:NY
ZIP:11794-0001
County:Stony Brook
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:01

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:SUNY at Stony Brook
Street:WEST 5510 FRK MEL LIB
City:Stony Brook
State:NY
ZIP:11794-0001
County:Stony Brook
Country:US
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

AToL: Collaborative Research: Resolving Mammalian Phylogeny with Genomic and Morphological Approaches Novacek, Michael J., American Museum of Natural History, EF 0629811 Murphy, William J., Texas A & M Research Foundation, EF 0629849 O'Leary, Maureen A., SUNY Stony Brook, EF 0629836 Luo, Zhe-Xi, Carnegie Institute, EF 0629959 Springer, Mark, Univ. California, Riverside, EF 0629860 Abstract Only a few of the myriad biological groups now thriving on this planet have fossil records that chronicle their evolutionary past. One of these few is Mammalia, known from about 5,000 extant species distributed among 1135 living genera, including our own human lineage, and more than 4,000 extinct genera, a four-to-one ratio of fossil genera to living genera that can hardly be matched elsewhere in the biota. Mammals display a spectacular range in size, form, and adaptations. They are closely linked to human health, welfare, and experience. No tree of all life could be regarded as complete without a comprehensive phylogeny of Mammalia. This conviction has inspired a surge of work in paleontology, comparative anatomy, and molecular biology. Despite these significant gains, many aspects of mammalian phylogeny are unresolved or highly controversial, even at some of the major branching points on the mammalian tree. PIs propose to examine species exemplars for 135 extant families, the majority of some 350 extinct families, and to extend this sample to a generic-level data set of 500 extant and nearly 500 extinct genera for combined analysis of genes and morphology. Their molecular team will continue to sample taxa toward a goal of covering 95% of all living genera outside the murids (rats, mice, and kin) and sciurids (squirrels). For character evidence, PIs plan to sample 30Kb in gene sequences from 34 genes for at least one exemplar of all living families. For the larger generic-level phases of the project, they will sample at least 6Kb of sequence. Morphologists will collect a projected 2,000 characters. Completion of a broad scale phylogeny for mammals will provide a model system in evolutionary and comparative biology with numerous applications in conservation and wildlife management, human health, biomedicine, and other areas. In addition, PIs intend to compile an integrated and image rich database for mammalian characters and convert it into a powerful toolkit for conservation management, education, and outreach through training programs and web resources.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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O?Leary, M. A., et al. "The placental mammal ancestor and the post-K-Pg radiation of placentals." Science, v.332, 2013, p.662-667.

O'Leary, M. A. and J. Gatesy "Impact of increased character sampling on the phylogeny of Cetartiodactyla (Mammalia): combined analysis including fossils." Cladistics, v.23, 2007, p.1-46.

O'Leary, M. A. and J. Gatesy "Impact of increased character sampling on the phylogeny of Cetartiodactyla (Mammalia): combined analysis including fossils." Cladistics, v.23, 2008, p.1-46.

O'Leary, M.A., Spaulding, M., Parent, S., and Gatesy, J. "Instability of pivotal fossil clades in cetartiodactylan phylogeny and evolution of the ear region and ankle." Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v., 2008, p..

Silcox, M. T., D. M. Boyer, J. I. Bloch, and E. J. Sargis. "Revisiting the adaptive origins of primates (again)" Journal of Human Evolution, v.53, 2007, p.321.

Sargis, E. J., D. M. Boyer, J. I. Bloch, and M. T. Silcox. "Evolution of Pedal Grasping in Primates" Journal of Human Evolution, v.53, 2007, p.103.

Bloch, J. I., M. T. Silcox, E. J. Sargis, and D. M. Boyer. "New Paleocene skeletons and the relationship of plesiadapiforms to" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v.104, 2007, p.1159.

Giallombardo, A. and the ATOL Mammal Team "Postcanine teeth homologies in Mammalia" Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v., 2010, p.96A.

Silcox, M. T., A. E. Benham, J. I. Bloch. "Endocasts of Microsyops (Microsyopidae, Primates) and the evolution of the brain in primitive primates." Journal of Human Evolution, v.58, 2010, p.505.

Silcox, M. T., C. K. Dalmyn, J. I. Bloch. "Virtual endocast of Ignacius graybullianus (Paromomyidae, Primates) and brain evolution in early Primates." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences., v.106, 2009, p.10987.

Oâ??Leary, M. A. 2009 "Artiodactylans: phylogeny and the fossil record. Journal of Mammalian Evolution" Journal of Mammalian Evolution, v.16, 2009, p.65.

O'Leary, M. A. "An anatomical and phylogenetic study of the osteology of the petrosal of extant and extinct Artiodactylans (Mammalia) and relatives." Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, v.335, 2010, p.1.

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