Spencer Mattingly

Graduate student
Dyche Hall, room 318C

I'm a PhD candidate in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. My main topic of interest is the 'Great Old World Biotic Interchange' - a faunal exchange event that took place between Afro-Arabia and Eurasia at the Oligocene/Miocene boundary (some 34 Ma). I also have a somewhat tangentially related interest in fossil primates, and this has led to work on carpolestids (a family of plesiadapiforms), and parapithecids (a stem anthropoid clade). 

Publications: 

Mattingly, S., Sanisidro, O., Beard, K.C.,  2017. A new species of Carpolestes (Mammalia, Plesiadapoidea) from the late Paleocene of southern Wyoming: assessing changes in size and shape during the evolution of a key anatomical feature. Historical Biology.  

Education: 

B.S. (Biology), Eastern Kentucky University, 2015

Current Academic Appointments: 

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Fall 2017

Previous Academic Appointments: 

Graduate Research Assistant - Fall 2015, Spring 2017

Teaching: 

Human Anatomy Observation Lab - Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Summer 2017, Fall 2017. 

Major Field Experience: 

Two summer field seasons in the Washakie and Bison Basins of Wyoming to collect Paleocene mammal fossils (2015 and 2017).

Two summer field expeditions in Jordan, Montana, to help excavate a late Cretaceous T. rex specimen.  

Collections Visited: 

Duke Lemur Center - Division of Fossil Primates (Summer 2017)

Mattingly, S., Sanisidro, O., Beard, K.C.,  2017. A new species of Carpolestes (Mammalia, Plesiadapoidea) from the late Paleocene of southern Wyoming: assessing changes in size and shape during the evolution of a key anatomical feature. Historical Biology.