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(† Indicates student co-author, *indicates invited)

2023 and in press

Cannon J, Rankin JW, Lewton KL, Liu J, Powers CM. Femoral and acetabular features explain acetabular contact pressure sensitivity to hip internal rotation in persons with cam morphology: a finite element analysis. Clinical Biomechanics 107. DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2023.106025

*Lewton KL. An integrative approach to examining the influences of size, phylogeny, and locomotion on os coxae shape variation in primates. American Journal of Biological Anthropology DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.24665


Sarringhaus L, Lewton KL, Iqbal S, Carlson KJ. Ape femoral-humeral rigidities and arboreal locomotion. American Journal of Biological Anthropology 179(4):624-639. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.24632

Young M, Richard D, Grabowski M, Auerbach BM, de Bakker BS, Hagoort J, Muthuirulan P, Kharker V, Kurki HK, Betti L, Birkenstock L, Lewton KL, Capellini TD. 2022. The developmental impacts of natural selection on human pelvic morphology. Science Advances 8(33):eabq4884. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abq4884

Wennemann SE, Lewton KL, Orr CM, Almécija S, Tocheri MW, Jungers WL, Patel BA. 2022. A geometric morphometric approach to investigate primate proximal phalanx diaphysis shape. American Journal of Biological Anthropology 177(3):581-602. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.24460

Lewton KL, †Cardenas E-E, †Cruz D, †Morales J, Patel BA. 2022. Bone volume in the distal calcaneus correlates with body size but not leap frequency in galagids. American Journal of Biological Anthropology 177(1):27-38. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.24411

Amorim CEG, Dasari M, Durgavich L, Hinde K, Kissel M, Lewton KL, Loewen T. 2022. Integrative approaches to dispersing science: a case-study of March Mammal Madness. American Journal of Human Biology 34(S1):e23659. DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.23659


Lewton KL. 2021. [Review of Skeletal Anatomy of the Newborn Primate, by TD Smith, VB DeLeon, CJ Vinyard, JW Young]. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 176(1):152-153. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.24344

Liu J, Lewton KL, Colletti PM, Powers CM. 2021. Hip adduction during running: influence of sex, hip abductor strength and activation, and pelvis and femur morphology. Medicine & Science in Sports & ExerciseDOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002721

Hinde K, CEG Amorim, AF Brokaw, N Burt, M Casillas, A Chen, T Chestnut, PK Connors, M Dasari, CF Ditelberg, J Dietrick, J Drew, L Durgavich, B Easterling, C Henning, A Hilborn, EK Karlsson, M Kissel, J Kobylecky, J Krell, DN Lee, KM Lesciotto, KL Lewton, JE Light, J Martin, A Murphy, W Nickley, A Núñez-de la Mora, O Pellicer, V Pellicer, AM Perry, SG Schuttler, AC Stone, B Tanis, J Weber, M Wilson, E Willcocks, CN Anderson. 2021. March Mammal Madness and the power of narrative in science outreach. eLife10:e65066 pdf


Lewton KL, †Brankovic R, †Byrd WA, †Cruz D, †Morales J, †Shin S. 2020. The effects of phylogeny, body size, and locomotor behavior on the three-dimensional shape of the pelvis in extant carnivorans. PeerJ 8:e8574 pdf

Lewton KL and Patel BA. 2020. Calcaneal elongation and bone strength in leaping galagids. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 171:430-438. pdf


Sollaccio DR, Navo P, Ghiassi A, Orr CM, Patel BA, Lewton KL. 2019. Evaluation of articular surface similarity of hemi-hamate grafts and proximal middle phalanx morphology: a 3D geometric morphometric approach. Journal of Hand Surgery 44(2):121-128. pdf

Lewton KL, Ritzman T, Copes LE, Garland T Jr, Capellini TD. 2019. Exercise-induced loading increases ilium cortical area in a selectively bred mouse model. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 168(3):543-551. pdf


Lewton KL. 2017. The effects of captive versus wild rearing environments on long bone  articular surfaces in common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)PeerJ 5:e3668. pdf


Lewton KL and Scott JE. 2017. Ischial form as an indicator of bipedal kinematics in early hominins: a test using extant anthropoidAnatomical Record 300(5):845-858. pdf


Lewton KL. 2017. Bipedalism. In: Fuentes A, editor. International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Wiley Blackwell Publishers.



Lewton KL and Dingwall HL. 2016. Morphological convergence in the pubis of slow-moving primates and xenarthrans. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 161(3):381-397. pdf


Lewton KL. 2015. In vitro strain distributions in a sample of primate pelvesJournal of Anatomy 226(5):458-477. pdf


Warrener AG, Lewton KL, Pontzer H, Lieberman DE. 2015. A wider pelvis does not increase locomotor cost in humans, with implications for the evolution of childbirthPLOS ONE 10(3):e0118903. pdf


Nalley TK and Lewton KL. 2015. From the ground up: integrative research in primate locomotion. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156:495-497. pdf


Lewton KL. 2015. Allometric scaling and locomotor function in the primate pelvisAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology 156:511-530. pdf


*Lewton KL. 2015. Pelvic form and locomotor adaptation in strepsirrhine primatesAnatomical Record 298:230-248. pdf


Morgan ME, Lewton KL, Kelley J , Otárola-Castillo E, Barry JC, Flynn LJ, Pilbeam DR. 2015. A partial hominoid innominate from the Miocene of Pakistan: description and preliminary analysesProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(1):82-87 pdf



*Lewton KL. 2012. Complexity in Biological Anthropology in 2011: Species, Reproduction, and Sociality. American Anthropologist 114(2):196-202. pdf


Lewton KL. 2012. Evolvability of the primate pelvic girdle. Evolutionary Biology 39(1):126-139. pdf



Lewton KL. 2010. Locomotor function and the evolution of the primate pelvis. Arizona State University, Ph.D. Thesis.

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