Department of Anatomy
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, 44106
Darin Croft is an Associate Professor in the Department of
Anatomy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He received his B.A.
from The University of Iowa and his M.S. and Ph.D. from The University of
Chicago. He spends most of his time teaching human anatomy to medical and
graduate students at Case and investigating the fossil mammals of South America.
He has active field programs in the Andes of Chile and Bolivia, and his research
spans alpha taxonomy (describing new species), phylogenetics (how animals are
related), paleoecology (how extinct animals lived and interacted with each
other), and macroecology (large scale trends in species diversity and community
evolution). Many of his investigations focus on a group of endemic (and now
extinct) mammals called notoungulates.