Nikos Solounias, Ph.D.

Professor - Department of Anatomy - NYITCOM

Research Associate - Division of Paleontology - American Museum of Natural History



Dr. Nikos Solounias is the preeminent expert in modern and paleo ungulate anatomy and biology. He has over 30 years of experience in the research and teaching of mammalian anatomy and evolution.

His research interests lie in the areas of anatomy, embryology, comparative anatomy, paleoecology of the Miocene and paleontology. Current efforts are focused in the anatomy and evolution of the horse and giraffe families. Most notably, Dr. Solounias developed several systems of deciphering the diet of extinct animals: light microscope microwear and tooth mesowear.

He has published over 70 articles peer-reviewed journals, been awarded 4 NSF grants, traveled the world to work with colleagues and institutions, and has even been on several TV programs. Read more...