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Bio: Dr. McAfee

Dr. Robert K. McAfee
Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM)
Follow me: @docsloth
Education & Degrees
    Ph.D. Biological Sciences - Northern Illinois University (2007)
    B.S. Biology (Geology minor) - Bowling Green State University (2000)

Research Interests
    I am a mammalian paleontologist specializing in the study of the members of Superorder Xenarthra. This group contains the living and extinct taxa of the mammalian Orders Cingulata (armadillos, pampatheres, glypotodonts) and Pilosa (sloths, anteaters), whose remains are known from the Eocene of South America to the present, and with some members inhabiting Central America, North America and the Carribean islands within the last 5 million years (although most died out within the last 10,000yrs). The majority of my research focuses on the extinct sloths, with questions related to issues from taxonomy and systematics to others regarding the functional morphology and biomechanics of these extinct beasts. For more up-to-date information on my current projects, check out the Research page.