Luke Holbrook, Ph.D.

Luke Holbrook, Ph.D.

Luke Holbrook, Ph.D.

Luke Holbrook, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences & Research

Contact Info
856-256-4500 ext. 53457
Science Hall 201A



Video introduction: 

Introduction to Evolution & Scientific Inquiry
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Biodiversity and the History of Life

BS (Biology), Fordham University
MS (Biology), University of Massachusetts
PhD (Biology), University of Massachusetts
Postdoctoral (Anatomy), New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Research Expertise:
Phylogeny and evolution of mammals | Vertebrate morphology | Vertebrate paleontology

I study the phylogeny and diversification of mammals. I use data from fossils, morphology, and DNA sequences to determine relationships among different mammal lineages, and to estimate the timing of when different groups split from one another.

Member of:
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Paleontological Society
Society of Systematic Biologists
Society for the Study of Mammalian Evolution
Willi Hennig Society
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology

Recent Publications:
Rose KD, Holbrook LT, Luckett WP (2017) Deciduous premolars of Eocene Equidae and their phylogenetic significance. Histor Biol. DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2017.1291637 Epub ahead of print.

Jones KE, Holbrook LT (2016) The evolution of lateral accessory articulations in the lumbar region of perissodactyls. J Vert Paleontol. 36 DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2016.1224892 Epub ahead of print.

Bai B, Meng J,  Wang Y-Q, Wang H, Holbrook LT (2017) Osteology of the Middle Eocene ceratomorph Hyrachyus modestus (Mammaia, Perissodactyla). Bull Amer Mus Natur Hist. 413:1-68.

Holbrook LT (2015) The identity and homology of the postprotocrista and its role in molarization of upper premolars of Perissodactyla (Mammalia). J Mamm Evol. 22:259-269.

Rose KD, Holbrook LT, Rana RS, Kumar K, Jones KE, Ahrens HE, Missiaen P, Sahni A, Smith T (2014) Early Eocene fossils suggest that the mammalian order Perissodactyla originated in India. Nat Commun. 5:5570.

Holbrook, LT (2014) On the skull of Radinskya (Mammalia, ?Phenacolophidae) and its phylogenetic position. J Vert Paleontol. 34:1203-1215.