Masters, J.C., Gamba, M. and Génin, F.G.S. (eds) (2013) Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology. New York: Springer Business + Media Publishers, Developments in Primatology series.

Book Chapters

Andrianome, V.N., Rambeloarivony, H. and Rasamimanana, H.R. 2013. Why do some ring-tailed lemurs feeding on Leucaena not suffer from alopecia syndrome? Chapter 41, pp. 369-375, in: Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology, ed. J.C. Masters, M. Gamba and F. Génin. Springer Media, New York.

Génin, F. 2013. Venus in fur: female power in mouse lemur Microcebus murinus and M. griseorufus. Chapter 14, pp. 121-126, in: Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology, ed. J.C. Masters, M. Gamba and F. Génin. Springer Media, New York.

Masters, J., Gamba, M. and Génin, F.  2013. What’s in a name? Higher level taxonomy of the prosimian primates. Chapter 1, pp. 3-9, in: Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology. J.C. Masters, M. Gamba and F.G.S. Génin (eds). Springer Business + Media Publishers, New York.

Rambeloarivony, H. and Jolly, A. 2013. Berenty Reserve: past, present and future.  Chapter 39, pp. 353-359, in: Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology, ed. J.C. Masters, M. Gamba and F. Génin. Springer Media, New York.

Masters, J. 2011. “I know who you are; I know where you live”. Chapter 22, pp. 251-258, in: Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self, ed. L. Margulis, C. Asikainen and W.E. Krumbein. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Génin, F., Masters, J.C. and Ganzhorn, J.U. 2010. Gummivory in cheirogaleids: primitive retention or adaptation to unpredictability? Pp. 123-140, in: Exudativory in Primates, ed. A.M. Burrows and L.T. Nash. Springer Media, New York.

Masters, J.C. 2006. When, where and how? Reconstructing a timeline for primate evolution using molecular and fossil data. Pp.105-118, in: Primate Cytogenetics and Comparative Genomics. L. Sineo and R. Stanyon (eds).  Firenze University Press, Florence, Italy.

Mertl-Millhollen, A.S., Rambeloarivony, H., Miles, W., Kaiser, V.A., Gray, L., Dorn, L.T., Williams, G. and Rasamimanana, H. 2006. The influence of tamarind tree quality and quantity on Lemur catta behavior. Chapter 8, pp. 102-118. in: Ringtailed Lemur Biology, ed. A. Jolly, R.W. Sussman, N. Koyama and H. Rasamimanana. Springer Media, New York.

Rasamimanana H., Andrianome, V.N., Rambeloarivony, H. and Pasquet, P. 2006. Male and female ringtailed lemurs’ energetic strategy does not explain female dominance. Chapter 16, pp. 271-295, in: Ringtailed Lemur Biology, ed. A. Jolly, R.W. Sussman, N. Koyama and H. Rasamimanana. Springer Media, New York.

Masters, J.C. 2000. The role of selection in speciation, pp. 513-531. In: Evolutionary Genetics from Molecules to Morphology. R.S. Singh and C.B. Krimbas (eds). Cambridge University Press, New York.

Masters, J.C., Rayner, R.J. and Tattersall, I. 1995. Pattern and process in strepsirhine phylogeny. Pp.31-44. In: Creatures of the Dark: The Nocturnal Prosimians. L. Alterman, G.A. Doyle and M.K. Izard (eds). Plenum Press, New York.

Masters, J.C. 1995. rEvolutionary theory: reinventing our origin myths, pp.173-187. In:  Reinventing Biology. L. Birke and R. Hubbard (eds). Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

Masters, J.C. 1993. Primates and paradigms: problems with the identification of genetic species, pp.43-64. In: Species, Species Concepts, and Primate Evolution. W.H. Kimbel and L.B. Martin (eds). Plenum Press, New York.

Spencer, H.G. and Masters, J.C. 1992. Sexual selection: contemporary debates, pp.294-301. In: Keywords in Evolutionary Biology. E.F. Keller and E.A. Lloyd (eds). Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Pozzi, L., Disotell, T.R. and Masters, J.C. 2014. A multilocus phylogeny reveals deep lineages within African galagids (Primates: Galagidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology. 14: 72 (http//

Masters, J.C., Génin, F., Silvestro, D., Lister, A.M. and DelPero, M. 2014. The red island and the seven dwarfs: body size reduction in Cheirogaleidae. Journal of Biogeography. Early View. doi:10.1111/jbi.12327.

Masters, J. C., Silvestro, D., Génin, F. and DelPero, M. 2013. Seeing the wood through the trees: the current status of higher systematics of the Strepsirhini. Folia Primatologica 84: 201-219.

Génin, F. and Masters, J.C. 2011. Le mythe du microcèbe primitif. Revue de primatologie 2011 3: 1-17.  

Gould, L., Power, M.L., Ellwanger, N. and Rambeloarivony, H. 2011. Feeding behavior and nutrient intake in spiny forest-dwelling ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) during early gestation and early to mid-lactation periods: compensating in a harsh environment. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 145: 469-79.

Ichino, S. and Rambeloarivony, H. 2011. New cases of vertebrate predation by the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), with reference to differences from Eulemur species and other primates. African Study Monographs 32: 69-80.

Volampeno, N.S.M., Masters, J.C. and Downs, C.T. 2011. Life history traits, maternal behavior and infant development of blue-eyed black lemurs (Eulemur  flavifrons). American Journal of Primatology 73: 474-484.

Picone, B., Masters, J.C., Silvestro, D., Sineo, L. and DelPero, M. 2011. A phylogenetic analysis of human syntenies revealed by chromosome painting in Euarchontoglires orders. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 18: 131-146.

Volampeno, N.S.M., Masters, J.C. and Downs, C.T. 2011. Home range size in the blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons): a comparison between dry and wet seasons. Mammalian Biology 76: 157-164.

Génin, F. 2010. Who sleeps with whom? Sleeping site selection in Microcebus griseorufus. Journal of Mammalogy, 91: 942-951.

Volampeno, N.S.M., Masters, J.C. and Downs, C.T. 2010. A population estimate of blue-eyed black lemurs in Ankarafa Forest Sahamalaza-Iles Radama National Park, Madagascar. Folia Primatologica 81: 305-314.

Berg, W., Jolly, A., Rambeloarivony, H., Andrianome, V. and Rasamimanana, H. 2009. Scoring system for coat and tail condition in ringtailed lemurs, Lemur catta. American Journal of Primatology 71: 183-190.

Miles, W. and Rambeloarivony, H. 2008. Initiation and leading of travel in Lemur catta. Lemur news 13: 22-24.

Génin F. 2008. Life in unpredictable environments: First investigation of the natural history of Microcebus griseorufus. International Journal of Primatology, 29, 303-321.

Lovegrove, B.G. and Génin, F. 2008. Torpor and hibernation in a basal placental mammal, the lesser hedgehog tenrec Echinops telfairi. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 178: 691-698.

Génin F. 2007. Energy-dependent plasticity of grey mouse lemur social systems: lessons from field and captive studies. Revue d'Ecologie (La terre et la vie) 62: 245-256.

Masters, J.C., Lovegrove, B.G. and de Wit, M.J. 2007. Eyes wide shut: Can hypometabolism really explain the primate colonization of Madagascar? Journal of Biogeography 34: 21-37.

Masters, J.C. 2007. Taking phylogenetics beyond pattern analysis: Can models of genome dynamics guide predictions about homoplasy in morphological and behavioral data sets? Journal of Human Evolution 52: 522-535 (doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2006.11.015).

Masters, J.C., Boniotto, M., Crovella, S., Roos, C., Pozzi, L. and DelPero, M. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships among the Lorisoidea as indicated by craniodental morphology and mitochondrial sequence data. American Journal of Primatology 69: 6-15.

Masters, J.C., de Wit, M.J. and Asher, R.J. 2006. Reconciling the origins of Africa, India and Madagascar with vertebrate dispersal scenarios. Folia Primatologica 77: 399-418.

Mzilikazi, N., Masters, J.C. and Lovegrove, B.G. 2006. Lack of torpor in free-ranging southern lesser galagos, Galago moholi. Folia Primatologica 77: 465-476.

DelPero, M., Pozzi, L. and Masters, J.C. 2006. A composite molecular phylogeny of living lemuroid primates. Folia Primatologica 77: 434-445.

Stankiewicz, J., Thiart, C., Masters, J.C. and de Wit, M.J. 2006. Did the lemurs have sweepstake tickets? An exploration of Simpson’s model for the colonisation of Madagascar by mammals. Journal of Biogeography 33:221-235.

Génin, F., Schilling, A. & Perret, M. 2005. Social inhibition on seasonal fattening in wild and captive grey mouse lemurs. Physiology and Behavior 86: 185-194.

Masters, J.C., Anthony, N., de Wit, M.J. and Mitchell, A. 2005. Reconstructing the evolutionary history of the Lorisidae using morphological, molecular, and geological data. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 127: 465-480.

Mzilikazi, N., Lovegrove, B.G. and Masters, J.C. 2004. No evidence for torpor in a small African mainland primate: the lesser bushbaby, Galago moholi. In: Life in the Cold: Evolution, Mechanisms, Adaptation, and Application. B.M. Barnes and H.V. Carey (eds). Twelfth International Hibernation Symposium. Biological Papers of the University of Alaska 27: 237-248.

Boniotto, M., Tossi, A., DelPero, M., Sgubin, S., Antcheva, N., Santon, D., Masters, J. and Crovella, S. 2003. Evolution of the Beta Defensin 2 gene in higher primates. Genes and Immunity 4: 251-257.

Génin, F. 2004. Female dominance in competition for gum trees in the grey mouse lemur. Revue d'Ecologie (La terre et la vie) 58: 397-410.

Génin, F., Nibbelink, M., Galand, M., Perret, M. and Ambid, L. 2003. Brown fat and non-shivering thermogenesis in the gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). American Journal of Physiology 284: R811-R818.

Génin, F., Schilling, A. and Claustrat, B. 2003. Melatonin and methimazole mimic short day-induced fattening in gray mouse lemurs. Physiology and Behavior 79: 553-559.

Génin, F. and Perret, M. 2003. Daily hypothermia in captive grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus): effects of photoperiod and food restriction. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B 136: 71-81.

Yoder, A. D., Burns, M. M. and Génin, F. 2002. Molecular evidence of reproductive isolation in sympatric sibling species of mouse lemurs. International Journal of Primatology 23: 1335-1343.

Masters, J.C. and Brothers, D.J. 2002. Lack of congruence between morphological and molecular data in reconstructing the phylogeny of the Galagonidae. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 177:79-813.

DelPero, M, Masters, J.C., Cervella, P., Crovella, S., Ardito, G. and Rumpler, Y. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships among the Malagasy lemuriforms (Primates: Strepsirrhini) as indicated by mitochondrial sequence data from the 12S rRNA gene. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 133: 83-103.

Génin, F. and Perret, M. 2000. Photoperiod-induced changes in energy balance in gray mouse lemurs. Physiology and Behavior 71: 315-321.

Masters, J.C. and Bragg, N.P. 2000. Morphological correlates of speciation in bush babies. International Journal of Primatology 21:793-813.

DelPero, M., Masters, J.C., Zuccon, D., Cervella, P., Crovella, S. and Ardito, G. 2000. Mitochondrial sequences as indicators of generic classification in bush babies.  International Journal of Primatology 21:889-904.

Masters, J.C. 1998. Speciation in the lesser galagos. Folia Primatologica 69 (suppl. 1):357-370.

Masters, J.C. and Rayner, R.J. 1996. The recognition concept and the fossil record: putting the genetics back into phylogenetic species. South African Journal of Science 92:225-231.

Rayner, R.J., Masters, J.C. and Moon, B.P. 1996. The preferred habitat of the Makapansgat australopithecines. Kaupia 6:297-304.

Rayner, R.J. and Masters, J.C. 1995. A good loser is still a loser: competition and the South African fossil record. South African Journal of Science 91:184-189.

Crovella, S., Masters, J.C. and Rumpler, Y. 1994. Highly repeated DNA sequences asphylogenetic markers among the Galaginae. American Journal of Primatology 32:177-185.

Masters, J.C., Rayner, R.J., Ludewick, H., Zimmermann, E., Molez-Verriere, N., Vincent, F. and Nash, L.T. 1994. Phylogenetic relationships among the Galaginae as indicated by erythrocytic allozymes. Primates 35:177-190. 

Masters, J.C. and Rayner, R.J. 1993. Competition and macroevolution: the ghost of competition yet to come? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 49:87-98.

Masters, J.C., Lumsden, W.H.R. and Young, D.A. 1993. Tertiary sex ratios in wild galago populations. Journal of Zoology 230:659-663.

Rayner, R.J., Moon, B.P. and Masters, J.C. 1993. The Makapansgat australopithecine environment. Journal of Human Evolution 24:219-231.

Masters, J.C. 1991. Loud calls of Galago crassicaudatus and G. garnettii and their relation to habitat structure. Primates 32:153‑167. 

Masters, J.C. and Spencer, H.G. 1989. Why we need a new genetic species concept. Systematic Zoology 38:270‑279.

Masters, J.C. and Lubinsky, D. 1988. Morphological clues to genetic species: multivariate analysis of greater galago sibling species. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 75:37‑52. 

Masters, J.C. and Dunn, D.S. 1988. Distribution of erythrocytic allozymes in two sibling species of greater galago [Galago crassicaudatus E. Geoffroy 1812 and G. garnettii (Ogilby 1838)]. American Journal of Primatology 14:235‑245.

Masters, J.C. 1988. Speciation in the greater galagos (Prosimii: Galaginae) Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 34:149‑174.

Masters, J.C., Lumsden, W.H.R., and Young, D.A. 1988. Reproductive and dietary parameters in wild greater galago populations. International Journal of Primatology 9:573‑592.

Masters, J.C., Stanyon, R. and Romagno, D. 1987. Standardized karyotypes for the greater galagos, Galago crassicaudatus E. Geoffroy, 1812 and G. garnettii (Ogilby, 1838) (Primates: Prosimii). Genetica 75:123‑129.

Stanyon, R., Masters, J.C. and Romagno, D. 1987. The chromosomes of Nycticebus coucang (Boddaert, 1785) (Primates: Prosimii). Genetica 75:145‑152.

Masters, J.C., Rayner, R.J., McKay, I.J., Potts, A.D., Nails, D., Ferguson, J.W., Weissenbacher, B.K., Allsop, M. and Anderson, M.L. 1987. The concept of species: Recognition versus Isolation. South African Journal of Science 83:534‑ 537.

Masters, J.C. 1986. Geographic distributions of morphotypes and karyotypes within the greater galagines. Folia Primatologica 46:127‑141.

Masters. J.C., Lambert, D. and Paterson, H. 1984. Scientific prejudice, reproductive isolation and apartheid. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 26:107‑116.   

Masters, J.C., Centner, M.R. and Caithness, N. 1982. Sex ratios in galagos revisited. South African Journal of Science 78:198‑202.


Other publications

Masters, J. 2002. Primate Evolution. In: Biological Science Fundamentals (Systematics), theme 6.71 of the UNESCO Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS on line, 2002). EOLSS publishers,UK.

Lumsden, W.H.R. and Masters, J.C. 2001. Galago (Galagonidae) collections in East Africa (1953-1955): Ecology of the study areas. African Primates 5: 37-42.

Godfrey, L.R. and Masters, J.C. 2000. Commentary: Kinetochore reproduction theory may explain rapid chromosome evolution.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 97 (18):9821-9823. 

Zimmermann, E., Masters, J. and Rumpler, Y. 2000. Introduction to diversity and speciation in the Prosimii. International Journal of Primatology 21:789-791.

Masters, J.C. and Rayner, R.J. 1998. Key innovations? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13:281.

Rayner, R.J. and Masters, J.C. 1993. Le jardin d'Eden était-il une fôret? La Recherche 259:1286-1287. (Solicited article.)

Rayner, R.J. and Masters, J.C. 1990. The earliest recorded occurrence of Brunus edwardii (Roosevelt) Blackmore et al. in the Makapansgat Cave of Hearths deposits. South African Journal of Science 86:174‑176.  This was a spoof, and included a radio interview, broadcast on Radio South Africa, Sunday, April 1st, 1990.

Rayner, R.J. and Masters, J.C. 1987. Boycotting South Africa. Nature 330:10.

Masters, J.C. and Rayner, R.J. 1987. It's a small minded view of women's brains... The Star (Johannesburg), June 20, 1987.

Masters, J.C., Caithness, N. and Rayner, R.J. 1986. New idea on South Africa. Nature 320:480.

Masters, J.C., Rayner, R. and Caithness, N. 1986. How can scientists help to end apartheid? New Scientist 111(1525):61‑62.

Rayner, R.J. and Masters, J.C. 1986. A 'freedom' unworthy of a fight. The Star (Johannesburg), November 8, 1986.


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