Terry Harrison

Professor and Chair Department of Anthropology New York University

Education

B.Sc. 1978, University College London Ph.D. 1982, University College London

Contact

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Overview of Research

 

Terry Harrison is a biological anthropologist specializing in primate and human paleontology, evolutionary morphology, and paleoecology.  His broader research interests include the evolutionary history and paleobiology of hominoids (including early hominins) and cercopithecoids, comparative anatomy and functional morphology, allometry, vertebrate paleontology, taphonomy, and paleoecology. His recent research has focused on the paleobiology of Australopithecus afarensis, and on Miocene and Plio-Pleistocene hominoids from Africa and Eurasia.  Some ongoing projects include: new finds of fossil hominins from the Pliocene of Laetoli; Miocene and Plio-Pleistocene fossil hominoids from China, especially Pongo and Gigantopithecus; the paleobiology and systematics of fossil catarrhines from the Miocene of Africa; late Miocene cercopithecids from the Siwalik Hills of Indo-Pakistan; fossil galagids from eastern Africa; evolutionary history of hylobatids; and paleoecology of Laetoli. He has extensive paleontological fieldwork experience in Europe, East Africa, and Asia, and he is currently co-directing a field program at the mid-Pliocene locality of Laetoli in Tanzania.

Publications

Su, D., & Harrison, T. 2015 The paleoecology of the Upper Laetolil Beds, Laetoli, Tanzania: A review and synthesis.  J. Afr. Earth Sci. 101: 405-419.

Rein, T.R., Harvati, K., & Harrison, T. 2015. Inferring the use of forelimb suspensory locomotion by extinct primate species via shape exploration of the ulna.  J. Human Evol. 78: 70-79.

Zhang, Y., Kono, R.T., Wang, W., Harrison, T., Takai, M., Ciochon, R.L., & Jin, C. 2015. Evolutionary trend in dental size in Gigantopithecus blacki revisited.  J. Human Evol. 83: 91-100.

Sukselainen, L., Fortelius, M., & Harrison, T. 2015. Co-occurrence of pliopithecid and hominid primates in the fossil record: an ecometric analysis. J. Human Evol. 84: 25-41.

Ortiz, A., Pilbrow, V., Villamil, C.I., Korsgaard, J.G., Bailey, S.E., & Harrison, T. 2015. The taxonomic and phylogenetic affinities of Bunopithecus sericus, a fossil hylobatid from the Pleistocene of China.  PLoS One e0131206: 1-17.

Roberts, P., Delson, E., Miracle, P., Ditchfield, P., Roberts, R.G., Jacobs, Z., Blinkhorn, J., Ciochon, R.L., Fleagle, J.G., Frost, S.R., Gilbert, C.C., Gunnell, G.F., Harrison, T., Korisettar, R., & Petraglia, M.D. 2014. Continuity of mammalian fauna over the last 200,000 y in the Indian subcontinent. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.USA 111: 5848-5853.

Zhang, Y., Kono, R.T., Jin, C., Wang, W., & Harrison, T. 2014. Possible change in dental morphology in Gigantopithecus blacki just prior to its extinction: Evidence from the upper premolar enamel-dentine junction.  J. Human Evol. 75: 166-171.

Jin, C., Harrison, T., Dong, W., & Bae, C.J. 2014. Multidisciplinary perspectives on the Gigantopithecus fauna and Quaternary biostratigraphy in eastern Asia.  Quaternary International 354: 1-3.

Jin, C., Wang, Y., Deng, C., Harrison, T., Qin, D., Pan, W., Zhang, Y., Zhu, M., & Yan, Y.2014. Chronological sequence of the early PleistoceneGigantopithecusfaunas from cave sites in the Chongzuo, Zuojiang River area, South China. Quaternary International354: 4-14.

Harrison, T., Jin, C., Zhang, Y., Wang, Y., & Zhu, M. 2014. Fossil Pongo fromthe Early Pleistocene Gigantopithecusfauna of Chongzuo, Guangxi, southern China.  Quaternary International 354: 59-67.

Harrison, T. 2013. Catarrhine origins.  In Begun, D.R. (Ed.) A Companion to Paleoanthropology, pp. 376-396. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.

Wood, B. & Harrison, T. 2011.  The evolutionary context of the first hominins.  Nature 470: 347-352.

Harrison, T.  2011. Preface.  In Harrison, T. (Editor) Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context.  Volume 1:  Geology, Geochronology, Paleoecology and Paleoenvironment, pp. vii-viii.  Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrison, T. 2011. Laetoli revisited: Renewed palaeontological and geological investigations at localities on the Eyasi Plateau in northern Tanzania.  In Harrison, T. (Editor) Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context.  Volume 1:  Geology, Geochronology, Paleoecology and Paleoenvironment, pp. 1-15.  Dordrecht: Springer.

Ditchfield, P. & Harrison, T. 2011. Sedimentology, lithostratigraphy and depositional history of the Laetoli area.  In Harrison, T. (Editor) Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context.  Volume 1:  Geology, Geochronology, Paleoecology and Paleoenvironment, pp. 47-76. Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrison, T. & Kweka, A. 2011. Paleontological localities on the Eyasi Plateau, including Laetoli. In Harrison, T. (Editor) Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context.  Volume 1:  Geology, Geochronology, Paleoecology and Paleoenvironment, pp. 17-45.  Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrison, T.  2011. Coprolites: Taphonomic and paleoecological implications. In Harrison, T. (Editor) Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context.  Volume 1:  Geology, Geochronology, Paleoecology and Paleoenvironment, pp. 279-292.  Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrison, T. 2011. Preface.  In Harrison, T. (Editor) Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context.  Volume 2:  Fossil Hominins and the Associated Fauna, pp. vii-viii.  Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrison, T. 2011. Introduction: The Laetoli hominins and associated fauna.  In Harrison, T. (Editor) Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context.  Volume 2:  Fossil Hominins and the Associated Fauna, pp. 1-14.  Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrison, T. 2011. Galagidae (Lorisoidea, Primates).  In Harrison, T. (Editor) Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context.  Volume 2:  Fossil Hominins and the Associated Fauna, pp. 75-81. Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrison, T. 2011.  Orycteropodidae.  In Harrison, T. (Editor) Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context.  Volume 2:  Fossil Hominins and the Associated Fauna, pp. 263-274.  Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrison, T. 2011. Cercopithecids (Cercopithecidae, Primates).  In Harrison, T. (Editor) Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context.  Volume 2:  Fossil Hominins and the Associated Fauna, pp. 83-139. Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrison, T. 2011. Hominins from the Upper Laetolil and Upper Ndolanya Beds, Laetoli.  In Harrison, T. (Editor) Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context.  Volume 2:  Fossil Hominins and the Associated Fauna, pp. 141-188.  Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrison, T. 2011. Tortoises (Chelonii, Testudinidae).  In Harrison, T. (Editor) Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context.  Volume 2:  Fossil Hominins and the Associated Fauna, pp. 479-503.  Dordrecht: Springer.

Rein, T.R., Harrison, T., & Zollikofer, C.P.E. 2011. Skeletal correlates of quadrupedalism and climbing in the anthropoid forelimb: Implications for inferring locomotion in Miocene catarrhines. J. Human Evol.61: 564-574.

Harrison, T. 2010. Dendropithecoidea, Proconsuloidea and Hominoidea (Catarrhini, Primates). In Werdelin, L. & Sanders, W.J. Cenozoic Mammals of Africa, pp. 429-469. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Harrison, T. 2010. Later Tertiary Lorisiformes (Strepsirhini, Primates). In Werdelin, L. & Sanders, W.J. Cenozoic Mammals of Africa, pp. 333-349. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Harrison, T. 2010. Apes among the tangled branches of human origins. Science 327: 532–534.

Harrison, T. & Andrews, P. 2009. The anatomy and systematic position of the early Miocene proconsulid from Meswa Bridge, Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution 56: 479–496.

Su, D.F. & Harrison, T. 2008. Ecological implications of the relative rarity of fossil hominins at Laetoli. Journal of Human Evolution 55: 672–681.

Peters, C.R.; Blumenschine, R.J.; Hay, R.L.; Livingstone, D.A.; Marean, C.W.; Harrison, T.; Armour-Chelu, M.; Andrews, P.; Bernor, R.L.; Bonnefille, R.; & Werdelin, L. 2008. Paleoecology of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. In A.R.E. Sinclair, C. Packer, S.A.R. Mduma, and J.M. Fryxell (eds.) Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics, pp 47–94. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Zhang, Z. & Harrison, T. 2008. A new middle Miocene pliopithecid from Inner Mongolia, China. Journal of Human Evolution 54: 444–447.

Su, D. & Harrison, T. 2007. The paleoecology of the Upper Laetolil Beds at Laetoli A reconsideration of the large mammal evidence. In R. Bobe, Z. Alemseged, and A.K. Behrensmeyer (eds.) Hominin Environments in the East African Pliocene: An Assessment of the Faunal Evidence, pp 279–313. Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrison, T. & Howells, W.W. 2007. Piltdown Man. In McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 10th Edition, , pp. 572-573. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Kingston, J.D. & Harrison, T. 2007. Isotopic dietary reconstructions of Pliocene herbivores at Laetoli: Implications for early hominin paleoecology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoecology 243: 272-306.

Harrison, T. 2006. Taxonomy, phylogenetic relationships, and biogeography of Miocene hominoids from Yunnan, China. In Yang Decong (Editor). Collected Works for “The 40th Anniversary of Yuanmou Man Discovery and the International Conference on Palaeoanthropological Studies”, pp. 233-249. Kunming: Yunnan Science and Technology Press.  

Harvati, K. & Harrison T. (Eds). 2006 Neanderthals Revisited: New Approaches and Perspectives. Dordrecht: Springer.

Harvati, K & Harrison T. 2006. Neanderthals revisited. In: Harvati, K. & Harrison T. (Eds). Neanderthals Revisited: New Approaches and Perspectives, pp. 1-8. Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrison, T.; Krigbaum, J.S. & Manser, J. 2006. Primate biogeography and ecology on the Sunda Shelf islands: A paleontological and zooarchaeological perspective. In Fleagle, J.G. & Lehman, S. (Editors) Primate Biogeography:Progress and Prospects, pp. 331-372. New York: Springer.

Harrison, T. 2006. Homo floresiensis. McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, 2006, pp. 153-156. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Harrison, T. 2006. Review: The Ape in the Tree. An Intellectual and Natural History of Proconsul. A Walker & P Shipman. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 13: 243-245.

Harrison, T. 2006. Articles on Apes, fossil; Brachiation; Eoliths; Hominoids; Harrisson, Barbara; Napier, John R.; Treeshres; Siwalik Hills. In Birx, H.J. (Editor). Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Vol. 1, pp. 216-220; Vol. 1, p. 399; Vol. 2, pp. 831-832; Vol. 3, pp. 1182-1185; Vol. 3, pp. 1145-1146; Vol. 4, p. 1663; Vol. 5, pp. 2224-2226; Vol. 5, pp. 2089-2090. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Kingston, J. & Harrison, T. 2006. Reassessing the paleoecology of the Pliocene site of Laetoli, northern Tanzania, utilizing isotopic analysis of fossil herbivore enamel. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26, Suppl. to No. 3: 85A.

Harrison, T. 2006. Taxonomy and paleobiology of fossil cercopithecids from the Pliocene of Laetoli, Tanzania. J. Vertebrate Paleontol. 26, Suppl. to No. 3: 72A-73A.

Baez, A.M. & Harrison, T. 2005. A new pipine frog from an Eocene crater lake in north- central Tanzania. Palaeontology 48: 723-737.

Andrews, P. & Harrison, T. 2005. The last common ancestor of apes and humans. In Lieberman, D.E., Smith, R.J. & Kelley, J. (Editors). Interpreting the Past: Essays on Human, Primate, and Mammal Evolution in Honor of David Pilbeam, pp. 103-121. Boston: Brill Academic Publishers.

Harrison, T. 2005. Fossil bird eggs from the Pliocene of Laetoli, Tanzania: Their taxonomic and paleoecological relationships. Journal of African Earth Sciences 41: 289-302.

Harrison, T. and C. P. Msuya. 2005. Fossil struthionid eggshells from Laetoli, Tanzania: Taxonomic and biostratigraphic significance. Journal of African Earth Sciences 4: 303-315.

Harrison, T. 2005. The zoogeographic and phylogenetic relationships of early catarrhine primates in Asia. Anthropological Science 113: 43-51.

Harrison, T. 2005. Review: Evolving Eden: An Illustrated Guide to the Evolution of the African Large Mammal Fauna. A. Turner & M. Antón. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 12: 521-523.

Harrison, T. 2005. The evolutionary relationships of Miocene hominoids from Yuanmou. The 40th Anniversary of Yuanmou Man Discovery and International Conference on Palaeoanthropological Studies, Abstracts: 4-5.

Su, D. F. & Harrison, T. 2005. Large mammal differences between fossil and modern communities: Implications for the reconstruction of hominin paleoenvironments. PaleoAnthropology, PAS 2005 Abstracts: A22.

Kingston, J.D. & Harrison, T. 2005. Ostrich eggshells as paleoenvironmental indicators in the Pliocene Laetoli succession, N. Tanzania. PaleoAnthropology, PAS 2005: A37.

Harrison, T. & Su, D.F. 2004. Laetoli paleoecology reconsidered: Implications for early hominin habitats. PaleoAnthropology Selected Issue: PAS 2004 Abstracts: A33.

Bamford, M.K. & Harrison, T. 2004. Pliocene vegetation and palaeoenvironment of Laetoli, Tanzania; evidence from fossil woods. PaleoAnthropology Selected Issue: PAS 2004 Abstracts: A02.

Harrison, T. 2003. Human origins. In McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, 2003: 185-189. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Gunnell, G.F., Jacobs, B.F., Herendeen, P.S., Head, J.J., Kowalski, E., Msuya, C.P., Mizambwa, F. A.,Harrison, T., Habersetzer, J., & Storch, G. 2003. Oldest placental mammal from sub-Saharan Africa: Eocene microbat from Tanzania - evidence for early evolution of sophisticated echolocation. Paleontologica Electronica 5 (2): 1-10.

Harrison, T. 2002. Fossil Apes. In McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Vol. 7: 456-459. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Harrison T. 2002. Primates. In McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Vol. 14: 330-335. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Harrison, T., van der Made, J., & Ribot, F. 2002. A new middle Miocene pliopithecid from Sant Quirze, northern Spain. Journal of Human Evolution 42: 371-377.

Harrison, T., Ji, X. & Su, D. 2002. On the systematic status of the late Miocene and Pliocene hominoids from Yunnan Province, China. Journal of Human Evolution 43: 207-227.

Harrison, T. 2002. Late Oligocene to middle Miocene catarrhines from Afro-Arabia. In Hartwig, W. (Editor) Primate Fossil Record, pp. 311-338. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Harrison, T.; Msuya, C.P.; Murray, A.M., Fine Jacobs, B., Baez, A.M., Mundil, R. & Ludwig, K.R. 2001. Paleontological investigations at the Eocene locality of Mahenge in north-central Tanzania, East Africa. In Gunnell, G. (Editor) Eocene Biodiversity: Unusual Occurrences and Rarely Sampled Habitats. Topics in Geobiology, Vol. 18, pp. 39-74. New York: Plenum Press.

Harrison, T. 2000. Archaeological and ecological implications of the primate fauna from prehistoric sites in Borneo. Bulletin Indo–Pacific Prehistory Association 20: 133-146.

Harrison, T. & Gu Yumin. 1999. Taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of early Miocene catarrhines from Sihong, China. Journal of Human Evolution 37: 225-277.

Harrison, T. 1998. Vertebrate faunal remains from Madai Cave (MAD 1/28), Sabah, East Malaysia. Bulletin Indo–Pacific Prehistory Association. 17: 85-92.  

Harrison, T., Mbago, M.L. & Msuya, C.P. 1997. New archaeological sites in the Manonga Valley, north-central Tanzania. Nyame Akuma 47: 53-60.

Harrison, T. 1997. (Editor) Neogene Paleontology of the Manonga Valley, Tanzania: A Window into East African Evolutionary History. New York: Plenum Press.

Harrison, T. & Mbago, M.L. 1997. Introduction: Paleontological and geological research in the Manonga Valley, Tanzania. In Harrison, T. (Editor) Neogene Paleontology of the Manonga Valley, Tanzania: A Window into East African Evolutionary History, pp. 1-32. New York: Plenum Press.

Harrison, T. 1997. Paleoecology and taphonomy of fossil localities in the Manonga Valley, Tanzania. In Harrison, T. (Editor) Neogene Paleontology of the Manonga Valley, Tanzania: A Window into East African Evolutionary History, pp. 79-105. New York: Plenum Press.

Harrison, T. 1997. The anatomy, paleobiology and phylogenetic relationships of the Hippopotamidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from the Manonga Valley, Tanzania. In Harrison, T. (Editor) Neogene Paleontology of the Manonga Valley, Tanzania: A Window into East African Evolutionary History, pp. 137-190. New York: Plenum Press.

Harrison, T. & Baker, E. 1997. Paleontology and biochronology of fossil localities in the Manonga Valley, Tanzania. In Harrison, T. (Editor) Neogene Paleontology of the Manonga Valley, Tanzania: A Window into East African Evolutionary History, pp. 361-393. Topics in Geobiology, Vol. 14. New York: Plenum Press.

Harrison, T. 1997. Hominid origins: A view from the Manonga Valley. In Harrison, T. (Editor) Neogene Paleontology of the Manonga Valley, Tanzania: A Window into East African Evolutionary History, pp. 395-405. New York: Plenum Press.

Harrison, T. 1997. The lost ape. Nature 389: 435.

Harrison, T. & Rook, L. 1997. Enigmatic anthropoid or misunderstood ape? The phylogenetic status of Oreopithecus bambolii reconsidered. In Begun, D.R., Ward, C.V. & Rose, M.D. (Editors) Function, Phylogeny, and Fossils: Miocene Hominid Evolution and Adaptations, pp. 327-362. New York: Plenum.

Msuya, C.P. & Harrison, T. 1996. The circumorbital foramina in primates: A phylogenetic perspective. Kaupia 6: 103-109.

Harrison, T.; Mbago, M.L. & Msuya, C.P. 1996. Stratigraphy and vertebrate palaeontology of late Neogene sites in the Manonga Valley, north–central Tanzania. Kaupia 6: 291-295.

Andrews, P.; Harrison, T.; Martin, L.; Delson, E. & Bernor, R. 1996. Distribution and biochronology of European and southwest Asian Miocene catarrhines. In Bernor, R.; Fahlbusch, V. & Mittmann, H.W. (Editors), The Evolution of Western Eurasian Neogene Mammal Faunas, pp. 168-207. New York: Columbia University Press.

Rook, L.; Harrison, T. & Engesser, B. 1996. The taxonomic status and biochronological implications of new finds of Oreopithecus from Baccinello (Tuscany, Italy). Journal of Human Evolution 30: 3-27.

Harrison, T. & Harris, E. 1996. Plio–Pleistocene cercopithecids from Kanam East, Western Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution 30: 539-561.

Ribot, F.; Gibert, J. & Harrison, T. 1996. A reinterpretation of the taxonomy of Dryopithecus from Vallès–Penedès, Catalonia (Spain). Journal of Human Evolution 31: 129-141.

Harrison, T. 1996. The paleoecological context at Niah Cave Sarawak: Evidence from the primate fauna. Bulletin Indo–Pacific Prehistory Association 14: 90-100.

Harrison, T. 1996. Review: Anthropoid Origins. J. G. Fleagle & R. F. Kay (Editors). International Journal of Primatology 17: 157-159.

Jolly, C. J. & Harrison, T. 1995. Chapter 7, Fossils, time and paleobiology; Chapter 8, The fossil evidence for Primate Evolution; Chapter 9, Australopithecus. In Jolly, C.J. & White, R. Physical Anthropology and Archaeology. New York: McGraw–Hill.

Harrison, T. 1994. Paleoanthropological exploration in the Manonga Valley, Tanzania. National Geographic Research and Exploration 10: 238–241.

Msuya, C.P. & Harrison, T. 1994. The circumorbital foramina in primates: A phylogenetic perspective. Primates 35: 231–240.

Harrison, T. & Verniers, J. 1993. Preliminary study of the stratigraphy and mammalian palaeontology of Neogene sites in the Manonga Valley, northern Tanzania. N. Jb. Geol. Paläont. Abh. 190: 54–74.

Harrison, T.; Verniers, J.; Mbago, M.L. & Krigbaum, J. 1993. Errata: Stratigraphy and mammalian palaeontology of Neogene sites in the Manonga Valley, northern Tanzania. Discovery and Innovation 5: 269–275.

Harrison, T. 1993. Further paleoanthropological research in the Manonga Valley of north–central Tanzania. Nyame Akuma 39: 49–57.

Harrison, T.; Verniers, J.; Mbago, M.L. & Krigbaum, J. 1993. Stratigraphy and mammalian palaeontology of Neogene sites in the Manonga Valley, northern Tanzania. Discovery and Innovation 5: 175–180. [[

Harrison, T. 1993. Snapshots in time: The study of human origins in perspective. Reviews in Anthropology 22: 31–39.

Harrison, T. 1993. Cladistic concepts and the species problem in hominoid evolution. In Kimbel, W.H. & Martin, L.B (Editors), Species, Species Concepts and Primate Evolution, pp. 345-371. New York: Plenum.

Harrison, T. 1992. A reassessment of the taxonomic and phylogenetic affinities of the fossil catarrhines from Fort Ternan, Kenya. Primates 33: 501–522.

Delson, E. et al. 1992. Comment on the proposed conservation of the generic and specific names of Palaeopropithecus ingens G. Grandidier, 1899 (Mammalia, Primates). Bull. Zool. Nom. 49: 73.

Harrison, T., Delson, E. & Guan J. 1991. A new species of Pliopithecus from the middle Miocene of China and its implications for early catarrhine zoogeography. Journal of Human Evolution 21: 329–361.

Harrison, T. 1991. Paleoanthropological research in the Manonga Valley, northern Tanzania. Nyame Akuma 36: 25–31.

Harrison, T. 1991. Some observations on the Miocene hominoids from Spain. Journal of Human Evolution 20: 515–520.

Harrison, T. 1991. Review: Evolutionary History of the "Robust" Australopithecines. F. Grine (Editor). International Journal of Primatology 12: 85-88.

Harrison, T. 1991. The implications of Oreopithecus for the origins of bipedalism. In Coppens, Y. & Senut, B. (Editors). Origine(s) de la Bipédie Chez les Hominidés. Cahiers de Paléoanthropologie, pp. 235-244. Paris: CNRS.

Harrison, T. 1990. The implications of Oreopithecus for the origins of bipedalism. In Coppens, Y. & Senut, B. (Editors). Origine(s) de la Bipédie chez les Hominidés. Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris: 7.

Harrison, T.S. & Harrison, T. 1990. Palynology of the late Miocene Oreopithecus– bearing lignite from Baccinello, Italy. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology & Palaeoecology 76: 45–65.

Harrison, T. 1989. A new species of Micropithecus from the middle Miocene of Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution 18: 537–557.

Harrison, T. 1989. New postcranial remains of Victoriapithecus from the middle Miocene of Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution 18: 3–54.

Harrison, T. 1988. A taxonomic revision of the small catarrhine primates from the early Miocene of East Africa. Folia Primatologica 50: 59–108.

Bernor, R.L.; Flynn, L.J.; Harrison, T.; Hussain, S.T. & Kelley, J. 1988. Dionysopithecus from southern Pakistan and the biochronology and biogeography of early Eurasian catarrhines. Journal of Human Evolution 17: 339–358.

Harrison, T. 1987. The phylogenetic relationships of the early catarrhine primates: A review of the current evidence. Journal of Human Evolution 16: 41–80.

Harrison, T. 1987. A reassessment of the phylogenetic relationships of Oreopithecus bambolii Gervais. Journal of Human Evolution 15: 541–583.

Harrison, T. 1986. New fossil anthropoids from middle Miocene of East Africa and their bearing on the origin of the Oreopithecidae. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 71: 265–284.

Harrison, T. 1981. New finds of small fossil apes from the Miocene locality at Koru in Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution 10: 129–137.

Andrews, P.; Harrison, T.; Martin, L. & Pickford, M. 1981. Hominoid primates from a new Miocene locality named Meswa Bridge in Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution 10: 123–128.