Mammalogy

Team

Mitarbeiterfoto
PD Dr. Irina Ruf
Sektionsleiterin Mammalogie

PD. Dr. Irina Ruf

AKADEMISCHE POSITIONEN
seit 2014 Sektionsleitung Mammalogie, Abteilung Paläoanthropologie und Messelforschung, Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt am Main

2007-2014 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin bzw. Akademische Rätin auf Zeit im Bereich Paläontologie des Steinmann-Instituts für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

2004-2007 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (50%) am Lehrstuhl für Spezielle Zoologie, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

AUSBILDUNG
2014 Habilitation im Fach Paläontologie am Steinmann-Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

2004 Promotion im Fach Biologie am Lehrstuhl für Spezielle Zoologie, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

1993-1999 Studium der Biologie an der Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Abschluss Diplom (Zoologie, Botanik, Paläontologie)

FORSCHUNGSINTERESSEN
Craniogenese, Systematik und Evolution der Säugetiere
Vergleichende Anatomie, Ontogenese, und Funktionsmorphologie der Nasen- und Ohrregion
Ontogenese und Funktionsmorphologie bei Pflanzenfressergebissen (DFG FOR 771, Steinmann-Institut Universität Bonn)
Histologie, µCT, 3D-Rekonstruktion

2019

36) Benoit, J., Ruf, I., Miyamae, J.A., Fernandez, V., Rodrigues, P.G., Rubidge, B.S. (2019): The evolution of the maxillary canal in Probainognathia (Cynodontia, Synapsida): Reassessment of the homology of the infraorbital foramen in mammalian ancestors. Journal of Mammalian Evolution. doi.org/10.1007/s10914-019-09467-8

35) Wagner, F., Ruf, I. (2019): Who nose the borzoi? Turbinal skeleton in a dolichocephalic dog breed (Canis lupus familiaris). Mammalian Biology 94: 106-119.

 

2018

33) Schultz, J.A., Ruf, I., Martin, T. (2018): Oldest known multituberculate stapes suggests an asymmetric bicrural pattern as ancestral for Multituberculata. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20172779.

32) Maier, W., Tröscher, A., Ruf, I. (2018): The anterior process of the malleus in extant Lagomorpha (Mammalia). Journal of Morphology 279: 132-146.

31) Schultz, J.A., Menz, U., Winkler, D.E., Schulz-Kornas, E., Sandra Engels, S., Kalthoff, D.C., Koenigswald, W. v., Ruf, I., Kaiser, T.M., Kullmer, O., Südekum, K.-H., Martin, T. (2018): Modular Wear Facet Nomenclature for mammalian post-canine dentitions. Historical Biology 30 (1-2): 30-41.

 

2016

30) Ruf, I., Volpato, V., Rose, K.D., Billet, G., de Muizon, C., Lehmann, T. (2016): Digital reconstruction of the inner ear of Leptictidium auderiense (Leptictida, Mammalia) and North American leptictids reveals new insight into leptictidan locomotor agility. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 90(1): 153-171.

29) Maier, W., Ruf, I. (2016): The anterior process of the malleus in Cetartiodactyla. Journal of Anatomy 228:313-323.

28) Maier, W., Ruf, I. (2016): Evolution of the mammalian middle ear: A historical review. Journal of Anatomy 228:270-283.

 

2015

27) Ruf, I., Janßen, S., Zeller, U. (2015): The ethmoidal region of the skull of Ptilocercus lowii (Ptilocercidae, Scandentia, Mammalia) – a contribution to the reconstruction of the cranial morphotype of primates. Primate Biology 2, Special Issue: 89-110.

26) Pfaff, C., Martin, T., Ruf, I. (2015): ‘Septal Compass’ and ‘Septal Formula’: a new method for phylogenetic investigation of the middle ear region in the squirrel-related clade (Rodentia: Mammalia). Organisms Diversity and Evolution 15: 721-730.

25) Pfaff, C., Martin, T., Ruf, I. (2015): Bony labyrinth morphometry indicates locomotor adaptations in the squirrel-related clade (Rodentia, Mammalia). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20150744.

24) Billet, G., Muizon, C. de, Schellhorn, R., Ruf, I., Ladevèze, S., Bergqvist, L. (2015): Petrosal and inner ear anatomy and allometry among specimens referred to Litopterna (Placentalia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 173: 956-987.

23) Tröscher, A., Maier, W., Ruf, I., Hugot, J.-P., Böhme, M. (2015): The epitensoric chorda tympani of Laonastes aenigmamus (Rodentia, Diatomyidae) and its phylogenetic implications. Mammalian Biology 80: 96-98.

 

2014

22) 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.

21) 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.

20) 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.

19) 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.

18) 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

17) 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.

16) 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.

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

14) 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

13) 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.

12) 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

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

10) 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 (3): 321-339.

Erratum. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 85 (3): 341.

9) 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.

8) 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.

 

2010

7) 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 (4): 275-299.

6) 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.

 

2009

5) Martin, T., Ruf, I. (2009): Perspectives: On the Mammalian Ear. Science 326: 243-244.

4) 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.

3) 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.

2) Ruf, I., Frahnert, S., Maier, W. (2009): The chorda tympani and its significance for rodent phylogeny. Mammalian Biology 74 (2): 100-113.

 

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 (4): 253-269.

Mitarbeiterfoto
Katrin Krohmann
Technische Assistentin Mammalogie
Juliane Eberhardt
Technische Assistentin Mammalogie / Paläomammalogie
Rebecca Hofmann
Doktorandin Paläomammalogie
Prof. Dr.  W. Maier
Ehrenamtlicher Mitarbeiter
Dr.  Rachel Racicot, PhD
Humboldt-Stipendiatin Mammalogie