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Joel Lester Cracraft (born July 31, 1943), is an American paleontologist and ornithologist.[2] He received a PhD in 1969 from Columbia University (Functional Morphology of Locomotion in Birds).[2]

Joel Cracraft
Born (1943-07-31) July 31, 1943 (age 76)[1]
NationalityUnited States
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma, B.S., 1964
Louisiana State University, M.S., 1966
Columbia University Ph.D. (1969)
Scientific career
FieldsPaleontology
Taxonomy
ThesisFunctional Morphology of Locomotion in Birds (1969)

His research interests include: theory and methods of comparative biology, evolutionary theory, biological diversification, systematics, the evolution of morphological systems, historical biogeography, molecular systematics and evolution.[1]

From 1970 he has been a research associate at the Field Museum, Chicago; from 1970 to 1992, full professor at the University of Illinois; from 1993 to 1994, acting director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History; from 1992, adjunct professor at the City University of New York; from 1997 adjunct professor at Columbia University; from 1992 curator at AMNH; and from 2002 Lamont Curator of Birds at AMNH.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Joel Cracraft: Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Joel L. Cracraft". AMNH. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Derryberry, E.; Claramunt, S.; Chesser, R.T.; Aleixo, A.; Cracraft, J.; Moyle, R.G.; Brumfield, R.T. (2010). "Certhiasomus, a new genus of woodcreeper (Aves: Passeriformes: Dendrocolaptidae)". Zootaxa. 2416: 44–50. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.2416.1.2. ISSN 1175-5326. (PDF)
  4. ^ * Tello, J.G.; Moyle, R.G.; Marchese, D.J.; Cracraft, J. (2009). "Phylogeny and phylogenetic classification of the tyrant flycatchers, cotingas, manakins, and their allies (Aves: Tyrannides)". Cladistics. 25 (5): 429–467. doi:10.1111/j.1096-0031.2009.00254.x. ISSN 0748-3007.
  5. ^ Moyle, R.G.; Chesser, R.T.; Brumfield, R.T.; Tello, J.G.; Marchese, D.J.; Cracraft, J. (2009). "Phylogeny and phylogenetic classification of the antbirds, ovenbirds, woodcreepers, and allies (Aves: Passeriformes: infraorder Furnariides)". Cladistics. 25 (4): 386–405. doi:10.1111/j.1096-0031.2009.00259.x. ISSN 0748-3007. (PDF)

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