The anatomical diversity of hypoid and tongue morphology is poorly documented. Peishu Li is working in the Luo and Ross Labs on the evolution and function of the hyoid apparatus in mammals. His work includes morphometric studies of CT scan data sets, and measures of hyoid kinematics during chewing and swallowing in primates and other mammals. Kaleb Sellers is using DiceCT techniques to study the evolution of tongue morphology in mammals, starting with primates.
Morphological disparity and evolutionary transformations in the primate hyoid apparatus
Li, P, Ross, CF, Luo, Z. Journal of Human Evolution. 162, 103094 (2021) [DOI]