NAKATSUKASA Masato

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Name
NAKATSUKASA Masato
Affiliation
Kyoto University
Section
Graduate School of Science, Division of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science Division of Biological Science
Job title
Professor,Professor
Degree
Master of Science(Kyoto University), Doctor of Science(Kyoto University)

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
1990
 - 
1995
Osaka Medical School, Assistant Professor
 

Education

 
 
 - 
1989
Graduate School, Division of Natural Science, Kyoto University
 
 
 - 
1987
Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
 

Published Papers

 
Tsubamoto Takehisa, Kunimatsu Yutaka, Sakai Tetsuya, Saneyoshi Mototaka, Shimizu Daisuke, Morimoto Naoki, Nakaya Hideo, Nakatsukasa Masato
PALEONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH   21(4) 347-357   Oct 2017   [Refereed]
Ogihara N, Almécija S, Nakatsukasa M, Nakano Y, Kikuchi Y, Kunimatsu Y, Makishima H, Shimizu D, Takano T, Tsujikawa H, Kagaya M, Ishida H
American journal of physical anthropology   160(3) 469-482   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
N. Nakazawa; S. Hanamura; E. Inoue; M. Nakatsukasa; M. Nakamura
Journal of Human Evolution   65(3) 334-337   Sep 2013   [Refereed]
Kunimatsu Y, Nakatsukasa M, Sawada Y, Sakai T, Saneyoshi M, Nakaya H, Yamamoto A, Mbua E
Anthropological Science   124 75-83   2016   [Refereed]
Mbua E, Kusaka S, Kunimatsu Y, Geraads D, Sawada Y, Brown FH, Sakai T, Boisserie JR, Saneyoshi M, Omuombo C, Muteti S, Hirata T, Hayashida A, Iwano H, Danhara T, Bobe R, Jicha B, Nakatsukasa M
Journal of human evolution   94 28-44   May 2016   [Refereed]
Kikuchi Y, Nakatsukasa M, Nakano Y, Kunimatsu Y, Shimizu D, Ogihara N, Tsujikawa H, Takano T, Ishida H
Journal of human evolution   94 117-125   May 2016   [Refereed]
D.H. Temple; J.N. McGroarty; D. Guatelli-Steinberg; M. Nakatsukasa; H. Matsumura
American Journal of Physical Anthropology   152(2) 230-238   Oct 2013   [Refereed]
Kusaka S, Uno KT, Nakano T, Nakatsukasa M, Cerling TE
American journal of physical anthropology   158(2) 300-311   Aug 2015   [Refereed]
Kikuchi Y, Nakatsukasa M, Nakano Y, Kunimatsu Y, Shimizu D, Ogihara N, Tsujikawa H, Takano T, Ishida H
Journal of human evolution   88 25-42   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
Daver G, Nakatsukasa M
Journal of human evolution   80 17-33   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Morimoto N, Suwa G, Nishimura T, Ponce de León MS, Zollikofer CP, Lovejoy CO, Nakatsukasa M
Journal of anatomy   226(3) 258-267   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Morita W, Yano W, Nagaoka T, Abe M, Ohshima H, Nakatsukasa M
Journal of anatomy   224(6) 669-680   Jun 2014   [Refereed]
W. Morita; W. Yano; T. Nagaoka; M. Abe; M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Dental Research   93(3) 275-280   2014   [Refereed]
A. Su; I.J. Wallace; M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Human Evolution   64(6) 667-677   Jun 2013   [Refereed]
T. Sakai; M. Matsui; A. Mikami; L. Malkova; Y. Hamada; M. Tomonaga; J. Suzuki; M. Tanaka; T. Miyabe-Nishiwaki; H. Makishima; M. Nakatsukasa; T. Matsuzawa
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences   280(1753) 20122398-   2013   [Refereed]
M. Nakatsukasa; Y. Kunimatsu; D. Shimizu; Y. Nakano; Y. Kikuchi; H. Ishida
Anthropological Science   120(3) 235-250   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
N. Ogihara; T. Kikuchi; Y. Ishiguro; H. Makishima; M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of the Royal Society Interface   9(74) 2181-2190   Sep 2012   [Refereed]
W. Morita; S. Kusaka; W. Yano; M. Nakatsukasa
Anthropological Science   120(2) 167-177   Aug 2012   [Refereed]
N. Ogihara; H. Makishima; E. Hirasaki; M. Nakatsukasa
Primates   53(1) 41-48   Jan 2012   [Refereed]
Y. Kikuchi; Y. Nakano; M. Nakatsukasa; Y. Kunimatsu; D. Shimizu; N. Ogihara; H. Tsujikawa; T. Takano; H. Ishida
Journal of Human Evolution   62(6) 677-695   Jun 2012   [Refereed]
Microstructural analysis of linear enamel hypoplasia and estimation of stress episode duration in Jomon period dental remains from Hokkaido with comparisons to other cold-adapted foragers
Mcgroarty Jennifer, Temple Daniel H., Guatelli-Steinberg Debbie, Nakatsukasa Masato, Matsumura Hirofumi
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY   147 210   2012   [Refereed]
D.H. Temple; M. Nakatsukasa; J.N. McGroarty
Journal of Archaeological Science   39(5) 1634-1641   2012   [Refereed]
T. Sakai; A. Mikami; M. Tomonaga; M. Matsui; J. Suzuki; Y. Hamada; M. Tanaka; T. Miyabe-Nishiwaki; H. Makishima; M. Nakatsukasa; T. Matsuzawa
Current Biology   22(2) 171   Jan 2012   [Refereed]
S. Kusaka; T. Nakano; W. Morita; M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Anthropological Archaeology   31(4) 551-563   2012   [Refereed]
Sakai T, Mikami A, Tomonaga M, Matsui M, Suzuki J, Hamada Y, Tanaka M, Miyabe-Nishiwaki T, Makishita H, Nakatsukasa M, Matsuzawa T
Sakai T, Mikami A, Tomonaga M, Matsui M, Suzuki J, Hamada Y, Tanaka M, Miyabe-Nishiwaki T, Makishita H, Nakatsukasa M, Matsuzawa T
Erratum in: Curr Biol. 2012 Jan 24;22(2):171      2012   [Refereed]
Limb bone diaphyseal structure and its mechanical significances in lorisids
Egi N, Nakatsukasa M, Ogihara N
American Association of Physical Anthropologists 年会(2012/04, Portland, Oregon, USA )      2012   [Refereed]
T. Sakai; A. Mikami; M. Tomonaga; M. Matsui; J. Suzuki; Y. Hamada; M. Tanaka; T. Miyabe-Nishiwaki; H. Makishima; M. Nakatsukasa; T. Matsuzawa
Current Biology   21(16) 1397-1402   Aug 2011   [Refereed]
N. Ogihara; S. Aoi; Y. Sugimoto; K. Tsuchiya; M. Nakatsukasa
American Journal of Physical Anthropology   145(4) 568-580   Aug 2011   [Refereed]
K.T. Uno; T.E. Cerling; J.M. Harris; Y. Kunimatsu; M.G. Leakey; M. Nakatsukasa; H. Nakaya
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   108(16) 6509-6514   Apr 2011   [Refereed]
S. Kusaka; T. Nakano; T. Yumoto; M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Archaeological Science   38(1) 166-174   Jan 2011   [Refereed]
S. Kanamoto; N. Ogihara; M. Nakatsukasa
Primates   52(1) 61-68   Jan 2011   [Refereed]
Diverse catarrhine fauna of the early Late Miocene of East Africa: Evidence from Nakali, north-central Kenya
KUNIMATSU Y., M. NAKATSUKASA, D. SHIMIZU, A. YAMAMOTO, T. SAKAI, H. NAKAYA, Y. SAWADA, E. MBUA
3rd East African Association for PaleoanthropologyandPaleontology (EAAPP) Conference(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 2011)      2011   [Refereed]
Mammalian Fauna and Its Environments of the Late Miocene Nakali Formation, Rift Valley, Kenya,
NAKAYA H., M. ONODERA, E. YAMADA, Y. KUNIMATSU, M. NAKATSUKASA
3rd East African Association for PaleoanthropologyandPaleontology (EAAPP) Conference(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 2011)      2011   [Refereed]
Paleoenvironments of the Late Miocene Nakali and Samburu Hills, Kenya from rodent fauna and harbivore mesowear
NAKAYA H., M. ONODEARA, E. YAMADA, Y. KUNIMATSU, M. NAKATSUKASA,
71st Annual Meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 2011年 11月      2011   [Refereed]
Topographical analysis of late Miocene catarhine molars from Nakali in Kenya
Shimizu D, Kunimatsu Y, Nakatsukasa M
13th Annual comference of the British association for biological anthropology and osteoarchaeology. 2011. 9. Edinburgh, UK.      2011   [Refereed]
M. Nakatsukasa; E. Mbua; Y. Sawada; T. Sakai; H. Nakaya; W. Yano; Y. Kunimatsu
American Journal of Physical Anthropology   143(3) 365-382   Nov 2010   [Refereed]
A. Mazurier; M. Nakatsukasa; R. Macchiarelli
Comptes Rendus - Palevol   9(6-7) 349-359   Sep 2010   [Refereed]
S. Kusaka; F. Hyodo; T. Yumoto; M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Archaeological Science   37(8) 1968-1977   Aug 2010   [Refereed]
Y. Matsuura; N. Ogihara; M. Nakatsukasa
International Journal of Primatology   31(2) 263-274   Apr 2010   [Refereed]
M. Kagaya; N. Ogihara; M. Nakatsukasa
International Journal of Primatology   31(2) 209-217   Apr 2010   [Refereed]
N. Ogihara; H. Makishima; M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Human Evolution   58(3) 252-261   Mar 2010   [Refereed]
T. Sakai; M. Saneyoshi; S. Tanaka; Y. Sawada; M. Nakatsukasa; E. Mbua; H. Ishida
Geological Society Special Publication   342 109-127   2010   [Refereed]
G.A. Macho; I.R. Spears; M.G. Leakey; D.J. McColl; Y. Jiang; R. Abel; M. Nakatsukasa; Y. Kunimatsu
Folia Primatologica   81(5) 292-304   2010   [Refereed]
Prolonged maturation of prefrontal white matter in chimpanzees.
Sakai T, Hirai D, Mikami A, Suzuki J, Hamada Y, Tomonaga M, Tanaka M, Miyabe-Nishiwaki T, Makishima H, Nakatsukasa M, Matsuzawa T
Nature Precedings 4411:1.      2010   [Refereed]
Experimental and computational studies of bipedal locomotion in the bipedally trained Japanese macaque.
Ogihara N, Hirasaki E, Nakatsukasa M
Primate Locomotion: Linking in situ and ex situ Research -:pp 47-59.      2010   [Refereed]
M. Kagaya; N. Ogihara; M. Nakatsukasa
Primates   50(4) 305-310   Oct 2009   [Refereed]
N. Ogihara; H. Makishima; S. Aoi; Y. Sugimoto; K. Tsuchiya; M. Nakatsukasa
American Journal of Physical Anthropology   139(3) 323-338   Jul 2009   [Refereed]
M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Human Evolution   55(4) 581-588   Oct 2008   [Refereed]
M. Nakatsukasa; Y. Kunimatsu
Evolutionary Anthropology   18(3) 103-119   May 2009   [Refereed]
D.H. Temple; B.M. Auerbach; M. Nakatsukasa; P.W. Sciulli; C.S. Larsen
American Journal of Physical Anthropology   137(2) 164-174   Oct 2008   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Naoki Morimoto, Masato Nakatsukasa, Marcia S. Ponce De León, Christoph P.E. Zollikofer
Scientific Reports   8    Dec 2018
© 2018 The Author(s). Inferring the morphology of the last common ancestor of humans, chimpanzees and gorillas is a matter of ongoing debate. Recent findings and reassessment of fossil hominins leads to the hypothesis that the last common ancestor...
Tomoko Kimura, Kodai Hino, Tadaaki Kono, Atsushi Takano, Norihisa Nitta, Noritoshi Ushio, Shinjiro Hino, Ryuta Takase, Motoi Kudo, Yataro Daigo, Wataru Morita, Mitsuyoshi Nakao, Masato Nakatsukasa, Toshihiro Tamagawa, Ashiq Mahmood Rafiq, Akihiro Matsumoto, Hiroki Otani, Jun Udagawa
General and Comparative Endocrinology   260 58-66   May 2018
© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Epidemiological research has suggested that birth weights are correlated with adult leg lengths. However, the relationship between prenatal undernutrition (UN) and postnatal leg growth remains controversial. We investigated th...
Naoto Handa, Masato Nakatsukasa, Yutaka Kunimatsu, Hideo Nakaya
Historical Biology   1-12   Aug 2017
© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group An upper incisor and upper and lower cheek teeth of Rhinocerotidae from the Upper Miocene of Nakali in central Kenya are described. Those specimens are identified as Diceros sp. The pr...
Wataru Morita, Naoki Morimoto, Yutaka Kunimatsu, Arnaud Mazurier, Clément Zanolli, Masato Nakatsukasa
Comptes Rendus - Palevol   16 655-669   Aug 2017
© 2016 Académie des sciences Clarifying morphological variation among African and Eurasian hominoids during the Miocene is of particular importance for inferring the evolutionary history of humans and great apes. Among Miocene hominoids, Nakalipit...
Yutaka Kunimatsu, Masato Nakatsukasa, Tetsuya Sakai, Mototaka Saneyoshi, Yoshihiro Sawada, Hideo Nakaya
Journal of Human Evolution   105 123-126   Apr 2017
Yutaka Kunimatsu, Yoshihiro Sawada, Tetsuya Sakai, Mototaka Saneyoshi, Hideo Nakaya, Ayumi Yamamoto, Masato Nakatsukasa
Anthropological Science   125 45-51   Jan 2017
© 2017 The Anthropological Society of Nippon. The African primate fossil record is very poor between the mid-Middle and mid-Late Miocene. Nakali (~10-9.8 Ma) is one of the rare African localities that have yielded primate fossils from this period,...
Yutaka Kunimatsu, Hiroshi Tsujikawa, Masato Nakatsukasa, Daisuke Shimizu, Naomichi Ogihara, Yasuhiro Kikuchi, Yoshihiko Nakano, Tomo Takano, Naoki Morimoto, Hidemi Ishida
Anthropological Science   125 59-65   Jan 2017
© 2017 The Anthropological Society of Nippon. We here describe a prosimian specimen discovered from the early Middle Miocene (~15 Ma) of Nachola, northern Kenya. It is a right maxilla that preserves P 4 -M 3 , and is assigned to a new species of t...
Naoto Handa, Masato Nakatsukasa, Yutaka Kunimatsu, Takehisa Tsubamoto, Hideo Nakaya
Paleontological Research   19 181-194   Jan 2015
© by the Palaeontological Society of Japan 2015. Rhinocerotid fossils from the lower upper Miocene Namurungule and Nakali Formations, northern Kenya, are described. These materials reveal the following diagnostic characters of Chilotheridium patte...
Takehisa Tsubamoto, Yutaka Kunimatsu, Masato Nakatsukasa
Paleontological Research   19 321-327   Jan 2015
© by the Palaeontological Society of Japan. A trigonid of a lower molar of a primitive, large hippopotamus from the upper lower Miocene of Mfwangano Island in southwestern Kenya is described. The molar trigonid is similar in size to that of living...
NAKATSUKASA Masato, KUNIMATSU Yutaka
Bulletin of the Anthropological Society   120(2) 99-119   Dec 2012
This review examined the hypothesis that a competition with the Cercopithecoidea accounts for the decline of the "Hominoidea" (properly speaking, non-cercopithecoid catarrhines on the present-day consensus of catarrhine taxonomy) from the beginnin...
OGIHARA Naomichi, MAKISHIMA Haruyuki, HIRASAKI Eishi, NAKATSUKASA Masato
Primates   53(1) 41-48   Jan 2012
NAKATSUKASA Masato
Bulletin of the Anthropological Society   117(2) 111-117   Dec 2009
Yutaka Kunimatsu, Masato Nakatsukasa, Yoshihiro Sawada, Tetsuya Sakai, Masayuki Hyodo, Hironobu Hyodo, Tetsumaru Itaya, Hideo Nakaya, Haruo Saegusa, Arnaud Mazurier, Mototaka Saneyoshi, Hiroshi Tsujikawa, Ayumi Yamamoto, Emma Mbua
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   104 19220-19225   Dec 2007
Extant African great apes and humans are thought to have diverged from each other in the Late Miocene. However, few hominoid fossils are known from Africa during this period. Here we describe a new genus of great ape (Nakalipithecus nakayamai gen....
NAKATSUKASA Masato, KUNIMATSU Yutaka, NAKANO Yoshihiko, EGI Naoko, ISHIDA Hidemi
Anthropological science   115(3) 201-213   Dec 2007
Sakai T., Sawada Y., Nakatsukasa M., Kunimatsu Y., Nakaya H., Saneyoshi M., Hyodo M., Hyodo H., Itaya T.
日本地質学会学術大会講演要旨   114    Sep 2007
HIRASAKI Eishi, NAKATSUKASA Masato, OGIHARA Naomichi
IEICE technical report   106(330) 29-32   Oct 2006
The locomotor characteristics of human walking are considered essential to efficient bipedal walking, but they are considered thus because humans walk bipedally using those characteristics. This constitutes circular reasoning. The results of our s...
OGIHARA Naomichi, AOI Shinya, SUGIMOTO Yasuhiro, NAKATSUKASA Masato, TSUCHIYA Kazuo
IEICE technical report   106(330) 33-36   Oct 2006
Animals are capable of generating locomotion adaptive to various environments by coordinately regulating complex musculoskeletal system. In order to elucidate mechanisms underlying the emergence of intelligent adaptive locomotion in animals, we la...
OGIHARA Naomichi, USUI Hiraku, HIRASAKI Eishi, HAMADA Yuzuru, NAKATSUKASA Masato
Primates   46(1) 11-19   Jan 2005
NAKATSUKASA Masato
靴の医学   17(2) 101-105   Jun 2004
SENUT Brigitte, NAKATSUKASA Masato, KUNIMATSU Yutaka, NAKANO Yoshihiko, TAKANO Tomo, TSUJIKAWA Hiroshi, SHIMIZU Daisuke, KAGAYA Miyuki, ISHIDA Hidemi
Primates   45(2) 97-104   Apr 2004

Books etc

 
Experimental and computational studies of bipedal locomotion in the bipedally-trained Japanese macaque.
Ogihara N, Hirasaki E, Nakatsukasa M (Part:Contributor)
(Primate Locomotion: Linking in situ and ex situ Research) (ed. D'Aout K, Vereecke EE) p.47-59 New York, Springer.   2011   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Locomotor evolution from great apes to early hominids [Invited]
Masato Nakatsukasa
24 Oct 2013   

Works

 
Study of the Miocene Hominoids and palaeoenvironment in east Africa
1991
Paleoanthropological research in Nakali, Kenya
2002

Research Grants & Projects

 
Locomotor physiology and anatomy of Old World monkeys
excavation of Miocene hominoid fossils in East Africa and their functional analysis