Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt

Mammalogy

 Dr. Irina Ruf

PD Dr. Irina Ruf

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

since 2014                                 

Head of Mammalogy, Palaeoanthropology and Messel Research, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt am Main

2007-2014 Assistant professor and Akademische Rätin auf Zeit respectively, Bereich Paläontologie, Steinmann-Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
2004-2007  Assistant professor (50%), Lehrstuhl für Spezielle Zoologie, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

 

 EDUCATION 

 

2014                                 

Habilitation in Paleontology, Steinmann-Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

2004

PhD in Biology, Lehrstuhl für Spezielle Zoologie, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
  

1993-1999 Diploma in Biology (subjects Zoology, Botany, and Paleontology), Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

 

RESEARCH 

 

  • Craniogenesis, systematics, and evolution of mammals
  • Comparative anatomy, ontogeny, and functional morphology of the nasal region and the ear region
  • Ontogeny and functional morphology of the dentition in herbivores (DFG FOR 771, Steinmann-Institut Universität Bonn)
  • Histology, µCT, 3D reconstructions
  • Publications

 

 
 Publications

 

2014

31) *Ruf, I. 2014. Comparative anatomy and systematic implications of the turbinal skeleton in Lagomorpha (Mammalia). The Anatomical Record, Special Issue The Vertebrate Nose: Evolution, Structure, and Function, 297(11): 2031-2046.

30) *Ruf, I., Maier, W., Rodrigues, P.G., Schultz, C.L. 2014. Nasal anatomy of the non-mammaliaform cynodont Brasilitherium riograndensis (Eucynodontia, Therapsida) reveals new insight into mammalian evolution. The Anatomical Record, Special Issue The Vertebrate Nose: Evolution, Structure, and Function, 297(11): 2018-2030.

29) *Maier, W., Ruf, I. 2014. Morphology of the nasal capsule of Primates - with special reference to Daubentonia and Homo. The Anatomical Record, Special Issue The Vertebrate Nose: Evolution, Structure, and Function, 297(11): 1985-2006.

28) Ruf, I. 2014. Im Schatten der Dinosaurier? – Die Evolution der Säugetiere im Mesozoikum. In: Maier, W. & Werneburg, I. (eds.), Schlüsselereignisse der organismischen Makroevolution. Scidinge Hall Verlag Zürich: 333-360.

27) *Flynn, L.J., Winkler, A.J., Erbaeva, M., Alexeeva, N., Anders, U., Angelone, C., Čermák, S., Fladerer, F.A., Kraatz, B., Ruedas, L.A., Ruf, I., Tomida, Y., Veitschegger, K. &  Zhang, Z. (The Cenozoic Lagomorph History Working Group). 2014. The Leporid Datum: a late Miocene biotic marker. Mammal Review 44: 164-176.

26) *Rodrigues, P.G, Ruf, I., Schultz, C.L. 2014. Study of a digital cranial endocast of the non-mammaliaform cynodont Brasilitherium riograndensis (Later Triassic, Brazil) and its relevance to the evolution of the mammalian brain. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 88: 329-352.

2013

25) *Billet G., Germain D., Ruf I., Muizon C. de, Hautier L. 2013. The inner ear of Megatherium and the evolution of the vestibular system in sloths. Journal of Anatomy 223: 557-567.

24) *Rodrigues, P.G, Ruf, I., Schultz, C.L. 2013. Digital reconstruction of the otic region and inner ear of the non-mammalian cynodont Brasilitherium riograndensis (Late Triassic, Brazil) and its relevance to the evolution of the mammalian ear. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 20: 291-307.

23) *Maier, W., Tröscher, A., Ruf, I. 2013. The entotympanic of Equus caballus (Perissodactyla, Mammalia). Mammalian Biology 78: 231-234.

22) *Ruf, I., Luo, Z.-X., Martin, T. 2013. Reinvestigation of the basicranium of Haldanodon exspectatus (Mammaliaformes, Docodonta). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33: 382-400.

2012

21) *Billet, G., Hautier, L., Asher, R., Schwarz, C., Crumpton, N., Martin, T., Ruf, I. 2012. High morphological variation of vestibular system accompanies slow and infrequent locomotion in three-toed sloths. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 3932-3939

20) *Luo, Z.-X., Ruf, I. & Martin, T. 2012. The petrosal and inner ear of the late Jurassic cladotherian mammal Dryolestes leiriensis and implications for ear evolution in therian mammals. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 433-463.

2011

19) *Maier, W., Ruf, I. 2011. The chorda tympani in Perissodactyla – with a new apomorphic character for Equus. Mammalian Biology  76: 769-771.

18) *Anders, U., Koenigswald, W. v., Ruf, I., Smith, B. H. 2011. Generalized individual dental age stages (IDAS) for fossil and extant placental mammals. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 85: 321-339.
Erratum. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 85: 341.

17) *Hummel, J., Findeisen, E., Südekum, K.-H., Ruf, I., Kaiser, T. M., Bucher, M., Clauss, M., Codron, D. 2011. Another one bites the dust - faecal silica levels in large herbivores correlate with high-crowned teeth, Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 1742-1747.

16) *Luo, Z.-X., Ruf, I., Schultz, J. A., Martin, T. 2011. Fossil evidence on evolution of inner ear cochlea in Jurassic mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 28-34.

15) Ruf, I., Martin, T. 2011. Micro-Computertomografie in der paläontologischen Forschung. Radiopraxis 1/2011: 49-51.

2010

14) *Koenigswald, W. v., Anders, U., Engels, S., Schultz, J., Ruf, I. 2010. Tooth morphology in fossil and extant Lagomorpha (Mammalia) reflects different mastication patterns. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 17: 275-299.

13) *Ruf, I., Maier, W. 2010. Topography of the chorda tympani nerve and the tensor tympani muscle in carnivores provides a new synapomorphy for Herpestidae (Carnivora, Mammalia). Journal of Morphology 271: 612-620.

12) Ruf, I. 2010. Mammals of Russia and Adjacent Regions: Lagomorphs - By Sokolov, V.E., Ivanitskaya, E.Yu., Gruzdev, V.V., Heptner, V.G. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 91: 369-370.

2009

11) Martin, T., Ruf, I. 2009. Perspectives: On the mammalian ear. Science 326: 243-244.

10) *Koenigswald, W. v., Ruf, I., Gingerich, P.D. 2009. Cranial morphology of a new apatemyid, Carcinella sigei n. gen. n. sp. (Mammalia, Apatotheria) from the late Eocene of southern France. Palaeontographica Abt. A 288: 53-91.

9)   *Ruf, I., Luo, Z.-X., Wible, J. R., Martin, T. 2009. Petrosal anatomy and inner ear structures of the Late Jurassic Henkelotherium (Mammalia, Cladotheria, Dryolestoidea): insight into the early evolution of the ear region in cladotherian mammals. Journal of Anatomy 214: 679-693.

8)   *Ruf, I., Frahnert, S., Maier, W. 2009. The chorda tympani and its significance for rodent phylogeny. Mammalian Biology 74: 100-113.

2008

7)   Martin, T., Ruf, I. 2008. Die Kleinen mit der großen Zukunft - Ursprung der modernen Säugetiere. Fossilien 1/2008: 25-29.

2005

6)   Ruf, I. 2005. Stummelschwanzhörnchen. In: Brockhaus-Redaktion (ed.): Faszination Natur – Tiere – Säugetiere I, F.A. Brockhaus, Leipzig Mannheim: 264-265.

5)   Ruf, I. 2005. Weitere Hörnchen. In: Brockhaus-Redaktion (ed.): Faszination Natur – Tiere – Säugetiere I, F.A. Brockhaus, Leipzig Mannheim: 276-279.

4)   Ruf, I. 2005. Stachelschweinartige. In: Brockhaus-Redaktion (ed.): Faszination Natur – Tiere – Säugetiere I, F.A. Brockhaus, Leipzig Mannheim: 350-353.

3)   Ruf, I. 2005. Gundi. In: Brockhaus-Redaktion (ed.): Faszination Natur – Tiere – Säugetiere I, F.A. Brockhaus, Leipzig Mannheim: 354-355.

2)   Ruf, I. 2005. Buschschwanz-Gundi. In: Brockhaus-Redaktion (ed.): Faszination Natur – Tiere – Säugetiere I, F.A. Brockhaus, Leipzig Mannheim: 356.

2002

1)   *Maier, W., Klingler, P., Ruf, I. 2002. Ontogeny of the medial masseter muscle, pseudo-myomorphy, and the systematic position of the Gliridae (Rodentia, Mammalia). Journal of Mammalian Evolution 9: 253-269.

 

 

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