Dimitri NEAUX

Postdoctoral researcher
Associated member

Main research question

My research aims at the comprehension of the processes involved in mammal morphological cranial diversity using 3D imaging methods and geometric morphometrics.

Topics of study

My work aims at the definition of the developmental, functional and/or phylogenetic factors involved in primate cranial diversity.

I am also interested in the effect of captivity and domestication processes on cranial morphology, notably in wild boars.

Other connection

Postodoctoral researcher: UMR 7209 CNRS, Archéozoologie, Archéobotanique : Sociétés, Pratiques et Environnements (AASPE), National Museum Natural Science, Paris.

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Iconic publications

Neaux, D., Sansalone, G., Ledogar, J.A., Heins Ledogar, S., Luk, T.H.Y., Wroe, S., 2018 Basicranium and face: Assessing the impact of morphological integration on primate evolution. Journal of Human Evolution. 118, 43-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.02.007

Ledogar, J.A., Luk, T.H.Y., Perry, J.M.G., Neaux, D., Wroe, S., 2018. Biting mechanics and niche separation in a specialized clade of primate seed predators. Plos One. 13, e0190689. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190689

Neaux, D., Bienvenu, T., Guy, F., Daver, G., Sansalone, G., Ledogar, J.A., Rae, T.C., Wroe, S., Brunet, M., 2017. Relationship between foramen magnum position and locomotion in extant and extinct hominoids. Journal of Human Evolution. 113, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2017.07.009

Neaux, D., 2017. Morphological integration of the cranium in Homo, Pan and Hylobates and the evolution of hominoid facial structures. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 162, 732-746. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23163

Neaux, D., Gilissen, E., Coudyzer, W., Guy, F., 2015. Integration between the face and the mandible of Pongo and the evolution of the craniofacial morphology of orangutans. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 158, 475–486. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22807

Neaux, D., Gilissen, E., Coudyzer, W., Guy, F., 2015 Implications of the relationship between basicranial flexion and facial orientation for the evolution of hominid craniofacial structures. International Journal of Primatology. 36, 1120-1131. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-015-9886-5

Neaux, D., Guy, F., Gilissen, E., Coudyzer, W., Vignaud, P., Ducrocq, S., 2013. Facial orientation and facial shape in extant great apes: a geometric morphometric analysis of covariation. Plos One. 8, e57026. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0057026

Neaux, D., Guy, F., Gilissen, E., Coudyzer, W., Ducrocq, S., 2013. Covariation between midline cranial base, lateral basicranium and face in modern humans and chimpanzees: a 3D geometric morphometric analysis. The Anatomical Record. 296 (4): 568–579. https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.22654



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