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Books

  • Begun, D.R. (2015) The Real Planet of the Apes. Princeton University Press. pp. 264.

  • Reviews of the Book:

    Times Higher Education

    New York Review of Books

    Evolutionary Anthropology

    Quarterly Review of Biology

    American Journal of Physical Anthropology

    Edited Volumes

  • Begun, D.R., Ward, C.V., and Rose, M.D. (eds.) (1997) Function, Phylogeny and Fossils: Miocene Hominoid Origins and Adaptations. Plenum Press, New York.

  • Gulec, E, Begun, D.R., and Geraads, D. (eds.) (2003) Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of the Miocene hominoid locality of Candir. Cour. Forschung. Inst. Senckenberg. 240.

  • Russon, A.E. & Begun, D.R. (eds.) (2004) The Evolution of Thought: Evolutionary Origins of Great Ape Intelligence. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge University Press.
  • Selected Publications

  • Begun DR. 2015. Fossil record of Miocene hominoids. In Henke, W.,and Tattersall, I. (eds.) Handbook of Paleoanthropology, 2nd edition. Springer-Verlag Berlin, pp.1261-1332.

  • Begun DR. 2009. Dryopithecins, Darwin, de Bonis, and the European origin of the African apes and human clade. Geodiversitas 31:789-816

  • Kivell TL, Begun DR. 2009. New primate carpal bones from Rudabánya (late Miocene, Hungary): taxonomic and functional implications. Journal of Human Evolution 57:697-709

  • Deane AS, and Begun, 2008. Broken fingers: retesting locomotor hypotheses for fossil hominoids using fragmentary proximal phalanges and high-resolution polynomial curve fitting (HR-PCF). Journal of Human Evolution 55, 691-701.

  • Begun DR, 2007. Fossil record of Miocene hominoids. In: W Henke and I Tattersall (Eds.), Handbook of Palaeoanthropology Vol. 2:  Primate evolution and Human Origins. Springer, Berlin, pp. 921-977.

  • Begun DR, 2007. How to identify (as opposed to define) a homoplasy: Examples from fossil and living great apes. Journal of Human Evolution, 52, 559-572.

  • Begun DR, 2007. Human Evolution:  Retrodictions and Predictions. In: V Burdyuzha (Ed.) The Future of Life and the Future of Our Civilization. Springer, Berlin, pp. 69-81.

  • Begun DR, Richmond BG, and Strait DS, 2007. Comment on "Origin of Human Bipedalism As an Adaptation for Locomotion on Flexible Branches". Science 318, 1066d.

  • Kivell TL, and Begun DR, 2007. Frequency and timing of scaphoid-centrale fusion in hominoids. Journal of Human Evolution 52, 321-340.

  • Begun DR, Nargolwalla MC, and Hutchison MP, 2006. Primate Diversity in the Pannonian Basin:  In situ evolution, disperals, or both. Beiträge zur Paläontologie (Vienna) 30, 43-56.

  • Nargolwalla MC, Hutchison MP, and Begun DR, 2006. Middle and Late Miocene Terrestrial Vertebrate Localities and Paleoenvironments in the Pannonian Basin. Beiträge zur Paläontologie 30, 319-332.

  • Begun, D.R. 2005 Obituary: Miklos Kretzoi, 1907-2005. Evol. Anthropol. 14: 125-126.

  • Nargolwalla, M.C., Begun, D.R., Dean, M.C., Reid, D,J. and Kordos, L. 2005 Dental Development and Life History in Anapithecus hernyaki. J. Hum Evol. 49: 99-121
  • Begun, D.R. 2005 Sivapithecus is east and Dryopithecus is west, and never the twain shall meet. Anthropol. Sci. 113: 53-64.
  • Begun, D.R. and Ward, C.V. 2005 Comment on Pierolapithecus catalaunicus, a New Middle Miocene Great Ape from Spain Science 308: 203c
  • Deane, A.S. Kremer, E.P. & D.R. Begun 2005 New approach to quantifying anatomical curvatures using high-resolution polynomial curve fitting (HR-PCF) Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 128: 630-638.
  • Begun DR, 2004. Knuckle-walking and the origin of human bipedalism. In: DJ Meldrum and CE Hilton (Eds.), From Biped to Strider: The emergence of modern human walking. Kluwer Press., New York, pp. 9-33.
  • Begun, D.R. 2004 Enhanced cognitive capacity as a contingent fact of hominid phylogeny. In Russon, A. E. & Begun, D.R. (eds.) The Evolution of Thought: Evolutionary Origins of Great Ape Intelligence. Cambridge University Press, pp. 15-27.
  • Begun, D.R. & Kordos, L. 2004 Cranial evidence of the evolution of intelligence in fossil apes In Russon, A. E. & Begun, D.R. (eds.) The Evolution of Thought: Evolutionary Origins of Great Ape Intelligence. Cambridge University Press, pp. 260-279.
  • Russon, A. & Begun, D.R. 2004 A composite of the common ancestor, and the evolution of its intelligence. In Russon, A. E. & Begun, D.R. (eds.) The Evolution of Thought: Evolutionary Origins of Great Ape Intelligence. Cambridge University Press, pp. 353-368.
  • Ward, C.V., Flinn, M., and Begun, D.R. 2004 Body size and intelligence in hominoid evolution. In Russon, A. E. & Begun, D.R. (eds.) The Evolution of Thought: Evolutionary Origins of Great Ape Intelligence. Cambridge University Press, pp. 335-349.
  • Begun, D.R. and Nargolwalla, M.C. 2004 Late Miocene hominid biogeography: Some recent perspectives. Evolutionary Anthropology 13: 234-238.
  • Begun, D.R. (2004) The Earliest Hominins: Is less more? Science 303: 1478-1480.

  • Begun, D.R. (2004) The three "Cs" of behavioral reconstruction in fossil primates. J. Hum. Evol. 46: 497-505.

  • Begun, D.R. (2003) Planet of the Apes. Scientific American. 289(2): 74-83.

  • Begun, D. R. Güleç, E. and Geraads, D. (2003) Dispersal patterns of Eurasian hominoids: Implications from Turkey. In Reumer, J.W.F. & Wessels, W. (eds.) Distribution and migration of Tertiary mammals in Eurasia. Deinsea 10: 23-39.

  • Begun, D.R., Güleç, E. and Geraads, D. (2003) The Çandır hominoid locality: Implications for the timing and pattern of hominoid dispersal events. In Güleç, E, Begun, D.R., and Geraads, D. (eds.) Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of The Miocene hominoid locality of Çandır. Cour. Forschung. Inst. Senckenberg. 240: 240-265.

  • Güleç, E. and Begun, D.R. (2003) Affinities of the Çandır Mandible. In Güleç, E, Begun, D.R., and Geraads, D. (eds.) Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of The Miocene hominoid locality of Çandır. Cour. Forschung. Inst. Senckenberg. 240: 73-96.

  • Güleç, E, Geraads, D. and Begun, D.R (2003) Paleoecology and taphonomy of the Çandır large mammal locality. In Güleç, E, Begun, D.R., and Geraads, D. (eds.) Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of The Miocene hominoid locality of Çandır. Cour. Forschung. Inst. Senckenberg. 240: 215-239.

  • Kordos, L. and Begun, D.R. (2002) Rudabánya: A late Miocene subtropical swamp deposit with evidence of the origin of the African apes and humans. Evol. Anthropol. 11: 45-57.

  • Begun, D. R. (2002) European Hominoids. In Hartwig, W. (ed.) The Primate Fossil Record, Cambridge University Press, pp. 339-368.

  • Begun, D. R. (2002) Pliopithecoidea. In Hartwig, W. (ed.) The Primate Fossil Record. Cambridge University Press, pp. 221-240.

  • Begun, D.R. 2001 African and Eurasian Miocene hominoids and the origins of the Hominidae. In Andrews, P., Koufos, G., and Bonis, L. de (eds.) Hominoid Evolution and Environmental Change in the Neogene of Europe. Cambridge University Press, pp. 231-253.

  • Kordos, L. & Begun, D.R. 2001 A new cranium of Dryopithecus from Rudabánya, Hungary. J. Hum. Evol. 41: 689-700.

  • Richmond, B.G., Begun, D.R. and Strait, D.S. 2001 The Origin of Human Bipedalism: The Knuckle-Walking Hypothesis Revisited. Yrbk Phys. Anthropol. 44: 70-105.

  • Heizmann, E. and Begun, D.R. (2001) The oldest European Hominoid. J. Hum. Evol. 41: 465-481.

  • Kordos, L. and Begun. D.R. 2001 Fossil catarrhines from the late Miocene of Rudabánya. J. Hum. Evol. 40: 17-39.

  • Begun, D.R. 1999 Hominid family values: morphological and molecular data on relations among the great apes and humans. In S. Parker, R. W. Mitchell & H. Lyn Miles (eds.), The Mentality of Gorillas and Orangutans in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge University Press, pp. 4-41.

  • Begun, D. R., and Güleç, E. 1998 Restoration of the Type and Palate of Ankarapithecus meteai: Taxonomic, Phylogenetic, and Functional Implications. Am J. Phys. Anthropol. 105: 279-314.

  • Kordos, L. and Begun, D. R. 1997 The cranium of Dryopithecus from Rudabánya, Hungary: a new reconstruction and its phylogenetic implications. Am J. Phys. Anthropol. 103: 277-294.

  • Begun, D.R., Ward, C.V. and Rose, M.D. 1997 Events in Hominoid Evolution. In Begun, D.R., Ward, C.V., and Rose, M.D. (eds.). Function, Phylogeny and Fossils: Miocene Hominoid Origins and Adaptations. Plenum Press, New York, pp. 389-415.

  • Begun, D.R. and Kordos, L. 1997 Phyletic affinities and functional convergence in Dryopithecus and other Miocene living hominids. In Begun, D.R., Ward, C.V., and Rose, M.D. (eds.) Function, Phylogeny and Fossils: Miocene Hominoid Origins and Adaptations. Plenum Press, New York, pp. 291-316.

  • Andrews, P. Begun, D.R. and Zylstra, M. 1997 Paleoecology of Miocene hominoids. In Begun, D.R., Ward, C.V., and Rose, M.D. (eds.) Function, Phylogeny and Fossils: Miocene Hominoid Origins and Adaptations. Plenum Press, New York, pp. 29-58.

  • Begun, D.R. 1995 Late Miocene European orangs, gorillas, humans, or none of the above? J. Hum. Evol. 29: 169-180.

  • Begun, D.R. 1994a Relations among the great apes and humans: New interpretations based on the fossil great ape Dryopithecus. Ybk. Phys. Anthropol. 37: 11-63.

  • Begun, D.R. 1994b The significance of Otavipithecus namibiensis to interpretations of hominoid evolution. J. Hum. Evol. 27: 385-394.

  • Begun, D.R., Teaford, M, and Walker, A. 1994 Comparative and functional anatomy of Proconsul phalanges from the Kaswanga Primate Site, Rusinga Island, Kenya. J. Hum. Evol. 26: 89-165.

  • Begun, D.R. 1993 New catarrhine phalanges from Rudabánya (Northeastern Hungary) and the problem of parallelism and convergence in hominoid postcranial morphology. J. Hum. Evol. 24: 373-402.

  • Begun, D.R. and Walker, A. 1993 The endocast. In Leakey, R.E.F. and Walker, A. (eds.) The Nariokotome Homo erectus Skeleton, pp. 327-358. Harvard University Press, Cambridge.

  • Begun, D.R. and Kordos, L. 1993 Revision of Dryopithecus brancoi SCHLOSSER 1910 based on the fossil hominoid material from Rudabánya. J. Hum. Evol. 25: 271-285.

  • Begun, D.R. 1992a Miocene fossil hominids and the chimp-human clade. Science 257: 1929-1933.

  • Begun, D.R. 1992b Dryopithecus crusafonti sp. nov., a new Miocene hominoid species from Can Ponsic (Northeastern Spain). Am J. Phys. Anthropol. 87: 291-309.

  • Begun, D.R. 1992c Phyletic diversity and locomotion in primitive European hominids. Am J. Phys. Anthropol. 87: 311-340.

  • Begun, D.R., Moyá-Solá, S. and Köhler, M. 1990 New Miocene hominoid specimens from Can Llobateres (Vallès Penedès, Spain) and their geological and paleoecological context. J. Hum. Evol. 19: 255-268.

  • Begun, D.R. 1989 A large pliopithecine molar from Germany and some notes on the Pliopithecinae. Folia Primatol. 52: 156-166.
  • Begun, D.R.  1988  Catarrhine phalanges from the Late Miocene (Vallesian) of Rudabánya, Hungary.  J.  Hum. Evol.  17: 413-438.

     


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