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Name  
STIDHAM Thomas
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   142 Xizhimenwai ST., Beijing, 100044, China
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Education and Appointments:

  Education 

  2001. Ph.D. Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. 

  1995. Bachelor of Science, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin. 

    

  Employment 

  2015-: Professor: Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

  2013-2015: Associate Professor: Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

  2012-2013: Visiting Professor: Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

        2004-2012: Assistant Professor: Dept. of Biology, Texas A&M University

Research Interests:
      I am an integrative biologist and avian paleontologist who mainly studies the origin and diversification of modern or crown group birds. My interests include systematics, paleobiology, biogeography, and anatomy, and I have a particular interest in the role of climate change and intercontinental dispersals of birds through the Cenozoic.
Public Services:

Honors:

Selected Publications:

  2016 

  Stidham, T.A. and J. Eberlee. 2016. The palaeobiology of high latitude birds from the early  

           Eocene greenhouse of Ellesmere Island, Arctic Canada. Scientific Reports. 6:1-8. 20912;  

         doi: 10.1038/srep20912 

  Stidham, T.A. and R. Hilton. 2016. New data on stiff-tailed duck evolution and dispersal from a  

           new species of diving duck (Anseriformes: Anatidae: cf. Oxyurinae) from the Miocene  

           High Rock Caldera in north-west Nevada, USA. Papers in Palaeontology 2:41-58. 

    

  2015 

  Stidham, T.A. 2015. Re-description and phylogenetic assessment of the late Miocene ducks  

           (Aves: Anseriformes) from Lufeng (Yunnan, China). Vertebrata Palasiatica 53:335-349. 

  Yao, X, X. Wang, C. Sullivan, S. Wang, T. Stidham, and X. Xu. 2015. A new specimen of  

           Caenagnathasia (Theropoda: Oviraptorosauria) from the Iren Dabasu Formation (Upper  

           Cretaceous: Campanian) of Erenhot, Inner Mongolia, China. Vertebrata Palasiatica 53:  

           291-298. 

  Stidham, T.A., X. Wang, Q. Li, and X. Ni. 2015. A shelduck coracoid (Aves: Anseriformes:  

           Tadorna) from the arid early Pleistocene of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China.  

           Palaeontologia Electronica 18.2.25A: 1-10. 

  Smith, N.A., L. Chiappe, J.A. Clarke, S. Edwards, D.T. Ksepka, S. Nesbitt, M. Norell,

              T.A. Stidham, A. Turner, M. van Tuinen, J. Vinther, and X. Xu. 2015. Rhetoric vs.

              reality: a commentary on "Bird Origins Anew" by A. Feduccia. The Auk 132:467-480. 

  Stidham, T.A. 2015. A new species of Limnofregata (Pelecaniformes: Fregatidae) from the  

           early Eocene Wasatch Formation of Wyoming: implications for ecological evolution.  

           Palaeontology 58:239-249. 

  Stidham, T.A. and N.A. Smith. 2015. An ameghinornithid-like bird (Aves, Cariamae,  

           ?Ameghinornithidae) from the Early Oligocene of Egypt. Palaeontologia Electronica  

           18.1.5A:1-8.  

    

  2014 

  Stidham, T.A., K. Krishan, B. Singh, A. Ghosh, and R. Patnaik. 2014. A pelican tarsometatarsus  

           (Aves: Pelecanidae) from the latest Pliocene Siwaliks of India. PLoS One 9(11):e111210.  

           doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111210 

  Stidham, T.A., D. Lofgren, A.A. Farke, M. Paik, and R. Choi. 2014. A lithornithid  

           (Aves: Palaeognathae) from the Paleocene (Tiffanian NALMA) of southern California.  

           PaleoBios 31:1-7. 

  Stidham, T.A. and X. Ni. 2014. Large anseriform (Aves: Anseriformes: Romainvilliinae?)  

           fossils from the Late Eocene of Xinjiang, China. Vertebrata Palasiatica (Special Issue:  

           Larry Martin Memorial Volume) 52:98-111. 


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