Mary Silcox

Mary Silcox, a white woman with short brown hair and glasses smiles at the camera
Telephone number
(416) 208-5132
Building HL 314

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human

Primate Evolution

Human Origins: New Discoveries

Research Interests

Primate evolution, fossil evidence for primate origins, anatomy and evolution of close relatives to primates; Brain evolution in primates and other mammals; Reconstruction of paleoecology using compositional analysis, functional morphology, and dental microwear analysis

Selected Recent Publications

  • 2012 Silcox, M.T., and Williamson, T. E.  New discoveries of early Paleocene (Torrejonian) primates from the Nacimiento Formation, San Juan Basin, New Mexico.  Journal of Human Evolution 63: 805-833.
  • 2011 Silcox, M.T, Dalmyn, C.K., Hrenchuk, A.,  Bloch, J.I., Boyer, D.M., and Houde, P..  Endocranial morphology of Labidolemur kayi (Apatemyidae, Apatotheria) and its relevance to the study of brain evolution in Euarchontoglires.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31: 1314-1325.
  • 2010 Silcox, M.T., Benham, A.E., and Bloch J.I. Endocasts of Microsyops (Microsyopidae, Primates) and the evolution of the brain in primitive primates. Journal of Human Evolution 58: 505-521.
  • 2009 Silcox, M.T., Dalmyn, C.K., and Bloch J.I Virtual endocast of Ignacius graybullianus (Paromomyidae, Primates) and brain evolution in early Primates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106:10987-92.
  • 2009 Silcox, M.T., Bloch J.I., Boyer, D.M., Godinot, M., Ryan, T.M., Spoor, F., and Walker, A. Semicircular canal system in early primates. Journal of Human Evolution 56: 315-327.