Educational Background

  • Ph.D., The University of Chicago
  • B.S., Purdue University

Research Interests

  • Evolutionary and functional morphology of vertebrates, especially reptiles
  • Convergence in morphology and function
  • Paleobiology
  • Biomechanics and modeling of vertebrate functional systems

Teaching Interests

  • Vertebrate Anatomy
  • Organismal Biology
  • Herpetology,
  • Functional morphology
  • (Macro)evolution
  • Biomechanics

Selected Publications

Behrensmeyer, A.K. C.T. Stayton, and R.E. Chapman. 2003. Taphonomy and ecology of modern avifaunal remains from Amboseli Park, Kenya. Paleobiology 29:52-70.

Stayton, C.T. 2003. Functional and morphological evolution of the lizard skull. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23 (3S): 100A.

Stayton, C.T. 2004. Functional and morphological evolution of the lizard skull: a geometric morphometrics survey. Journal of Morphology 263:47-59.

Stayton, C.T., and M. Ruta. 2004. Patterns of morphological evolution among early tetrapods: geometric morphometrics of the skull roof of stereospondyls (Amphibia: Temnospondyli). In press: Palaeontology.

Stayton, C.T. Submitted. Functional and morphological convergence among herbivorous lizards. Evolution.

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