VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, MAMMALIAN BIOGEOGRAPHY AND SYSTEMATICS
My primary research interests are in the systematics and morphological evolution of edentate mammals (including anteaters, sloths, armadillos, pangolins and related fossil forms). In addition, I am interested in the biodiversity and biogeography of living mammals in southeastern Tennessee. I am also working on a long-term project involving the recovery and analysis of Late Pleistocene vertebrate faunas from Lookout Mountain, TN, in order to better understand the historical biodiversity, biogeography, and paleoecology of southeastern Tennessee vertebrates.
National Science Foundation RUI grant, Division of Environmental Biology, Systematic Biology program. Project: The early evolution of the Pholidota and a reexamination of the monophyly of the cohort Edentata (Mammalia). (2001-2005)
Gaudin, T. J., R. J. Emry, and J. R. Wible. 2009. The phylogeny of living and extinct pangolins (Mammalia, Pholidota) and associated taxa: a morphology based analysis. Journal of Mammalian Evolution. 16(4): 235-305.
Laerm, J., T. Gaudin, L. LePardo, N. Monteith and A. Szymczak. 1996. Records of the pygmy shrew, Sorex hoyi winnemana Preble (Insectivora: Soricidae), in Alabama. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science. 67(1): 43-48.
Gaudin, T. J., J.L. Bramblett, P.R. Millener, P.C. Van Alstyne and K. Ballew. 1998. New Pleistocene and Holocene microvertebrate localities from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 18(3, suppl.): 45A.
Gaudin, T.J. 1999. The morphology of xenarthrous vertebrae (Mammalia, Xenarthra). Fieldiana (Geology), n.s., no. 41, 38 pp.Gaudin, T. J. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships among sloths (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Tardigrada): the craniodental evidence. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 140(2): 255-305.