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

 
Nov 2009
 - 
Today
京都大学
 
Apr 1999
 - 
Oct 2009
京都大学
 
Oct 1995
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Mar 1999
京都大学
 
1990
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1995
Osaka Medical School, Assistant Professor
 

Education

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

Published Papers

 
A new species of Nyanzachoerus (Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Suidae, Tetraconodontinae) from the upper Miocene Nakali Formation, Kenya
T. Tsubamoto, Y. Kunimatsu, T. Sakai, M. Saneyoshi ,D. Shimizu, N. Morimoto, H. Nakaya, N. Handa, Y. Tanabe, F. M. Kyalo, M. Nakatasukasa
Paleontological Research   NA NA-NA   Jan 2020   [Refereed]
Sesamoids of the pollical metacarpophalangeal joint and the evolution of hominoid hands
NAKATSUKASA Masato, Morimoto Naoki, Nishimura Takeshi
Anthropological Science   127(3) NA   Dec 2019   [Refereed]
Kunimatsu Yutaka, Nakatsukasa Masato, Shimizu Daisuke, Nakano Yoshihiko, Ishida Hidemi
JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION   131 22-27   Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Cazenave Marine, Oettle Anna, Thackeray John Francis, Nakatsukasa Masato, de Beer Frikkie, Hoffman Jakobus, Macchiarelli Roberto
COMPTES RENDUS PALEVOL   18(2) 223-235   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
Naoki Morimoto, Masato Nakatsukasa, Marcia S. Ponce De León, Christoph P.E. Zollikofer
Scientific Reports   8(1) 1930   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
© 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...
Takano Tomo, Nakatsukasa Masato, Kunimatsu Yutaka, Nakano Yoshihiko, Ogihara Naomichi, Ishida Hidemi
ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCE   126(3) 135-149   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Handa Naoto, Nakatsukasa Masato, Kunimatsu Yutaka, Nakaya Hideo
GEOBIOS   51(5) 391-399   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Kikuchi Yasuhiro, Nakatsukasa Masato, Tsujikawa Hiroshi, Nakano Yoshihiko, Kunimatsu Yutaka, Ogihara Naomichi, Shimizu Daisuke, Takano Tomo, Nakaya Hideo, Sawada Yoshihiro, Ishida Hidemi
JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION   123 129-140   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
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   [Refereed]
© 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   31(2) 1-12   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
© 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...
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]
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...
N. Handa, M. Nakatsukasa, Y. Kunimatsu, H. Nakaya
Geobios.   in press(3) 197-209   Jun 2017   [Refereed]
Yutaka Kunimatsu, Masato Nakatsukasa, Tetsuya Sakai, Mototaka Saneyoshi, Yoshihiro Sawada, Hideo Nakaya
Journal of Human Evolution   105 123-126   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
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...
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,...
Kunimatsu Y, Nakatsukasa M, Sawada Y, Sakai T, Saneyoshi M, Nakaya H, Yamamoto A, Mbua E
Anthropological Science   124(2) 75-83   Aug 2016   [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]
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]
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]
Kusaka S, Uno KT, Nakano T, Nakatsukasa M, Cerling TE
American journal of physical anthropology   158(2) 300-311   Aug 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]
Daver G, Nakatsukasa M
Journal of human evolution   80 17-33   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
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...
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...
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]
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]
N. Nakazawa; S. Hanamura; E. Inoue; M. Nakatsukasa; M. Nakamura
Journal of Human Evolution   65(3) 334-337   Sep 2013   [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-   Feb 2013   [Refereed]
NAKATSUKASA Masato, KUNIMATSU Yutaka
Bulletin of the Anthropological Society   120(2) 99-119   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
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...
S. Kusaka; T. Nakano; W. Morita; M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Anthropological Archaeology   31(4) 551-563   Dec 2012   [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]
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]
D.H. Temple; M. Nakatsukasa; J.N. McGroarty
Journal of Archaeological Science   39(5) 1634-1641   May 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]
OGIHARA Naomichi, MAKISHIMA Haruyuki, HIRASAKI Eishi, NAKATSUKASA Masato
Primates   53(1) 41-48   Jan 2012
N. Ogihara; H. Makishima; E. Hirasaki; M. Nakatsukasa
Primates   53(1) 41-48   Jan 2012   [Refereed]
NEW SPECIMENS OF ELASMOTHERIINI (RHINOCEROTIDAE, PERISSODACTYLA) FROM THE NAMURUNGULE AND NAKALI FORMATIONS (EARLY LATE MIOCENE) OF NORTHERN KENYA
Handa Naoto, Nakaya Hideo, Nakatsukasa Masato, Kunimatsu Yutaka
JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY   32 106   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]
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. Kanamoto; N. Ogihara; M. Nakatsukasa
Primates   52(1) 61-68   Jan 2011   [Refereed]
S. Kusaka; T. Nakano; T. Yumoto; M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Archaeological Science   38(1) 166-174   Jan 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]
M. Kagaya; N. Ogihara; M. Nakatsukasa
International Journal of Primatology   31(2) 209-217   Apr 2010   [Refereed]
Y. Matsuura; N. Ogihara; M. Nakatsukasa
International Journal of Primatology   31(2) 263-274   Apr 2010   [Refereed]
N. Ogihara; H. Makishima; M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Human Evolution   58(3) 252-261   Mar 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]
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]
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]
Earliest colobine skeletons from Nakali, Kenya.
Nakatsukasa Masato, Mbua Emma, Yoshihiro Sawada, Sakai Tetesuya, Nakaya Hideo, Kunimatsu Yutaka
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY   175   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; 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]
M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Human Evolution   55(4) 581-588   Oct 2008   [Refereed]
M. Kagaya; N. Ogihara; M. Nakatsukasa
Primates   49(2) 89-99   Apr 2008   [Refereed]
V. Volpato; T.B. Viola; M. Nakatsukasa; L. Bondioli; R. Macchiarelli
Primates   49(1) 16-25   Jan 2008   [Refereed]
Dentino-enamel junction of Nakalipithecus nakayamai.
Shimizu D, Ikarashi T, Kunimatsu Y, Nakatsukasa M
Report on Paleoanthropological Research in Nakali and Loita Hills, 73-82      2008   [Refereed]
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
M. Nakatsukasa; Y. Kunimatsu; Y. Nakano; N. Egi; H. Ishida
Anthropological Science   115(3) 201-213   Dec 2007   [Refereed]
N. Ogihara; E. Hirasaki; H. Kumakura; M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Human Evolution   53(3) 302-308   Sep 2007   [Refereed]
N. Egi; M. Nakatsukasa; N.P. Kalmykov; E.N. Maschenko; M. Takai
Anthropological Science   115(2) 107-117   Aug 2007   [Refereed]
M. Nakatsukasa; M. Pickford; N. Egi; B. Senut
Primates   48(3) 171-178   Jul 2007   [Refereed]
M. Nakatsukasa; Y. Kunimatsu; Y. Nakano; H. Ishida
Journal of Human Evolution   52(4) 347-369   Apr 2007   [Refereed]
M. Nakatsukasa; E. Hirasaki; N. Ogihara
American Journal of Physical Anthropology   131(1) 33-37   Sep 2006   [Refereed]
N. Ogihara; M. Nakatsukasa; Y. Nakano; H. Ishida
American Journal of Physical Anthropology   130(1) 1-9   May 2006   [Refereed]
N. Ogihara; M. Nakatsukasa; Y. Sugimoto; S. Aoi; K. Tsuchiya
2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference   4495-4498   2006   [Refereed]
OGIHARA Naomichi, USUI Hiraku, HIRASAKI Eishi, HAMADA Yuzuru, NAKATSUKASA Masato
Primates   46(1) 11-19   Jan 2005
N. Ogihara; H. Usui; E. Hirasaki; Y. Hamada; M. Nakatsukasa
Primates   46(1) 11-19   Jan 2005   [Refereed]
E. Hirasaki; N. Ogihara; Y. Hamada; H. Kumakura; M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Human Evolution   46(6) 739-750   Jun 2004   [Refereed]
M. Nakatsukasa; C.V. Ward; A. Walker; M.F. Teaford; Y. Kunimatsu; N. Ogihara
Journal of Human Evolution   46(6) 777-784   Jun 2004   [Refereed]
M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Anatomy   204(5) 385-402   May 2004   [Refereed]
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
B. Senut; M. Nakatsukasa; Y. Kunimatsu; Y. Nakano; T. Takano; H. Tsujikawa; D. Shimizu; M. Kagaya; H. Ishida
Primates   45(2) 97-104   Apr 2004   [Refereed]
Y. Kunimatsu; H. Ishida; M. Nakatsukasa; Y. Nakano; Y. Sawada; K. Nakayama
Journal of Human Evolution   46(4) 365-400   Apr 2004   [Refereed]
M. Nakatsukasa; N. Ogihara; Y. Hamada; Y. Goto; M. Yamada; T. Hirakawa; E. Hirasaki
American Journal of Physical Anthropology   124(3) 248-256   2004   [Refereed]
H. Ishida; Y. Kunimatsu; T. Takano; Y. Nakano; M. Nakatsukasa
Journal of Human Evolution   46(1) 69-103   2004   [Refereed]
OGIHARA Naomichi, NAKATSUKASA Masato, NAKANO Yoshihiko, ISHIDA Hidemi
Primate Res.   19(3) 217-227   Dec 2003
The skull of Proconsul heseloni (KNM-RU-7290A) is three-dimensionally reconstructed in a virtual environment for morphological analyses of the evolution of Miocene hominoid skulls by the means of Computer Assisted Anthropology. The volume o...
OGIHARA Naomichi, YAMANAKA Atsushi, NAKATSUKASA Masato, ISHIDA Hidemi
Primate Res.   19(3) 203-215   Dec 2003
We quantify structural strength of primate scapula (baboon, chimpanzee, and spider monkey) under different loading conditions using finite element (FE) analysis, in order to biomechanically evaluate the relationship between scapular form and locom...
NAKATSUKASA Masato, KUNIMATSU Yutaka, NAKANO Yoshihiko, TAKANO Tomo, ISHIDA Hidemi
Primates   44(4) 371-412   Oct 2003
M. Nakatsukasa; H. Tsujikawa; D. Shimizu; T. Takano; Y. Kunimatsu; Y. Nakano; H. Ishida
Journal of Human Evolution   45(2) 179-186   Aug 2003   [Refereed]
Skeletal response to bipedalism in macaques: With emphasis on cortical bone distribution of the femur
M. Nakatsukasa; S. Hayama
CFS Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg   (243) 35-45   2003   [Refereed]
M. Nakatsukasa; Y. Kunimatsu; Y. Nakano; T. Takano; H. Ishida
Primates   44(4) 371-412   2003   [Refereed]
M. Nakatsukasa; Y. Hirose
Primates   44(2) 127-136   2003   [Refereed]
NAKATSUKASA Masato
Primate Res.   18(2) 175-185   Oct 2002
All living apes share Suspensory adaptations. Spool-shaped Numeral trochleae in apes have been considered as a specialization related to suspensory positional behaviors. While the humerus of Sivapithecus has a spool-shaped trochlea, its sha...
Sword injuries on ancient human skeletal remains from archaeological sites in Japan: Several case studies and the weapons to be identified as the causative agents
Katayama K, Ishida H., Nakatsukasa M., Ogihara N.
91, (ed. Ishida, H., Nakatsukasa, M., Ogihara, N.) Kinseisha, Kyoto.      2002   [Refereed]
Morphology of the hallucial phalanges in extant anthropoids and fossil hominoids.
M. Nakatsukasa; Y. Kunimatsu; Y. Nakano; H. Ishida
Zeitschrift fur Morphologie und Anthropologie   83(2-3) 361-372   2002   [Refereed]
NAKANO Yoshihiko, TSUJIKAWA Hiroshi, NAKAYA Hideo, NAKATSUKA Masato, ISHIDA Hidemi
Africa-kenkyu : journal of African studies   59 101-114   2001
Eighty-three mammalian footprints and 14 bird claw footprints of bird were found in the fossil site (SH-23) in Samburu Hills, northern Kenya. The site was the part of the Namurungule formation and near SH-22 where the Miocene fossil ape named S...
Activities of the Samburu Hills/Nachola project in northern Kenya between 1998 and 2000.
Ishida H., Kunimatsu Y., Nakatsukasa M.
平成10-12年度科学研究費補助金(基盤研究(A)(2))研究成果報告書:3-58.      2001   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Unique body proportions of Microcolobus
Nakatsukasa Masato, Mbua Emma, Morimoto Naoki, Shimizu Daisuke, Kunimatsu Yutaka
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY   153 193   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
Reconstruction of systemic stress using incremental microstructures of enamel in an individual from the Late/Final Jomon period, Japan.
Temple Daniel H., Nakatsukasa Masato, Mcgroarty Jennifer N.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY   147 284   2012   [Refereed]
Tail Length estimation in macaques from sacro-caudal skeletal morphology.
Tojima Sayaka, Yano Wataru, Nakatsukasa Masato
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY   144 295   2011   [Refereed]
PALEOENVIRONMENTS OF THE LATE MIOCENE NAKALI AND SAMBURU HILLS, KENYA, FROM RODENT FAUNA AND HERBIVORE MESOWEAR
Nakaya Hideo, Onodera Mayu, Yamada Eisuke, Kunimatsu Yutaka, Nakatsukasa Masato
JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY   31 165   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]
Relative limb strength in Paracolobus chemeroni.
Carnation Stevie, Wallace Ian J., Nakatsukasa Masato
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY   77   2010   [Refereed]
Hand biomechanics and trabecular architecture in hominoid metacarpals.
Chirchir Habiba, Richmond Brian G., Griffin Nicole L., Nakatsukasa Masato, Zeininger Angel, Ketcham Richard A.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY   81   2010   [Refereed]
Rib shapes and thoracic cage morphology in prosimians and anthropoids.
Kagaya Miyuki, Ogihara Naomichi, Nakatsukasa Masato, Senut Brigitte
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY   138   2010   [Refereed]
Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis of dietary differences among the Jomon population in Japan.
Kusaka Soichiro, Hyodo Fujio, Yumoto Takakazu, Nakatsukasa Masato
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY   149   2010   [Refereed]
NAKATSUKASA Masato
Bulletin of the Anthropological Society   117(2) 111-117   Dec 2009
DOES INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF LIMB BONE ARTICULATIONS CORRELATE WITH LOCOMOTOR BEHAVIOR? OBSERVATIONS ON THE DISTAL HUMERI OF PRIMATES AND CARNIVORANS
Egi Naoko, Nakatsukasa Masato, Ogihara Naomichi
JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY   29 91A   2009   [Refereed]
Ogihara Naomichi, Aoi Shinya, Sugimoto Yasuhiro, Tsuchiya Kazuo, Nakatsukasa Masato
NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH   65 S12   2009   [Refereed]
Late Miocene paleoenvironmental change of hominoid evolution in sub-Saharan Africa: Mesowear analysis of Hipparion (Equidae, Perissodactyla) cheek teeth from Kenya
Nakaya H., Fukuchi A., Uno K., Kunimatsu Y., Nakatsukasa M.,
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 68th Annual Meeting   28(3) 120A   Sep 2008   [Refereed]
STABLE CARBON AND OXYGEN ISOTOPE RATIOS OF FOSSIL TOOTH ENAMEL FROM THE NAKALI AND NAMURUNGULE FORMATIONS, KENYA: CAPTURING THE C-3-C-4 TRANSITION IN EAST AFRICAN EQUID DIET AT similar to 9.6 MA
Uno Kevin, Cerling Thure, Nakaya Hideo, Nakatsukasa Masato, Kunimatsu Yutaka
JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY   28(3) 155A   Sep 2008   [Refereed]
Stable carbon and oxygen isotope ratios of fossil tooth enamel from the Nakali and the Samburu Hills, Kenya: Capturing the C3-C4 transition in East African equid diet
Uno KT, Thure EC, Nakaya H, Nakatsukasa M, Kunimatsu Y
9.7 Ma. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 68th Annual Meeting (2008/10, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.)      2008   [Refereed]
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...

Books etc

 
Spinal evolution: morphology, function, and pathology of the spine in hominoid evolution
NAKATSUKASA Masato (Part:Contributor, Miocene ape spinal morphology: the evolution of orthogrady (pp. 73-96))
Springer   Aug 2019   
The Evolution of the Primate Hand
M. Nakatsukasa, S. Almécija, D. Begun (Part:Contributor, The hands of Miocene hominoids (pp. 485-514))
Springer   Dec 2016   
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   
Human Origins and Environmental Backgrounds
NAKATSUKASA Masato (Part:Joint Editor, pp. 1-14, 149-155)
Plenum Press   Jan 2006   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Resolving the taxonomic status of Cercopithecus dryas Schwarz 1932 and C. salongo Thys van den Audenaerde 1977
Gilbert Christopher C., Sargis Eric J., Gilissen Emmanuel, Arenson Julia L., Patel Biren A., Nakatsukasa Masato, Detwiler Kate M., Hart Terese B., Hart John A.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY   Mar 2019   
Pelvis shape, lumbar column length and the origin of the hominin walking stride
O'Neill Matthew C., Ogihara Naomichi, Nakatsukasa Masato, Demes Brigitte, Thompson Nathan E., Umberger Brian R.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY   Apr 2017   
Locomotor evolution from great apes to early hominids [Invited]
Masato Nakatsukasa
24 Oct 2013   
Early Colobine Adaptations: Functional Morphology of the Elbow in Microcolobus from Nakali, Kenya
Youlatos Dionisios, Nakatsukasa Masato, Kunimatsu Yutaka
FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA   2013   
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   
Investigating causal relationships among morphology, kinematics and energetics of bipedal locomotion using musculoskeletal models: forward and inverse dynamic approaches.
Ogihara Naomichi, Ide Naohiko, Hamano Masaki, Nakatsukasa Masato
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY   2012   
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   
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   

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

Social Contribution

 
Anthropological Science
[Chief Editor]  Jan 2016 - Today
Journal of Human Evolution
[Editor]  Jan 2011 - Dec 2013