Menu mobile menu


Dr. Dietmar Zinner

Senior Scientist

Cognitive Ethology Laboratory

+49 551 3851-129


Kellnerweg 4
37077 Göttingen

Senior scientist, Cognitive Ethology Laboratory, German Primate Center

Scientist, Dept. Ethology & Ecology, German Primate Center

PostDoc, Dept. Ethology & Ecology, German Primate Center

PostDoc Center for Tropical Conservation, Duke University, USA

PhD Zoology, Georg August University, Göttingen: Feeding Competition in Hamadryas Baboons. An Experimental Approach

Diploma Biology, Georg August University, Göttingen: Ontogeny of Taste Reactions in the European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)


Ackermann RR, Arnold ML, Baiz MD, Cahill J, Cortes-Ortiz L, Evans BJ, Grant BR, Grant PR, Hallgrimsson B, Humphreys R, Jolly CJ, Malukiewicz J, Percival CJ, Ritzman T, Roos C, Roseman CC, Schroeder L, Smith F, Warren K, Wayne R, Zinner D. (in press)
Hybridization in human evolution: insights from other organisms.
Evolutionary Anthropology

Roos C, Kothe M, Alba DM, Delson E, Zinner D (in press)
The radiation of macaques out of Africa: evidence from mitogenome divergence times and the fossil record.
Journal of Human Evolution

Roos C, Zinner D (in press)
Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of colobines.
In: Matsuda I, Grueter CC, Teichroeb JA (eds) The Colobines: Natural History, Behaviour and Ecological Diversity. Springer


Chala D, Roos C, Svenning JC, Zinner D. (2019)
Species-specific effects of climate change on the distribution of suitable baboon habitats – Ecological niche modeling of current and Last Glacial Maximum conditions.
Journal of Human Evolution 132: 215-226
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2019.05.003

Cortés-Ortiz L, Roos C, Zinner D (2019)
Introduction to Special Issue on Primate Hybridization and Hybrid Zones.
International Journal of Primatology 40 (1): 1-8
DOI: 10.1007/s10764-019-00076-z

Hofman MPG, Hayward MW, Heim M, Marchand P, Rolandsen CM, Mattisson J, Urbano F, Heurich M, Mysterud A, Melzheimer J, Morellet N, Voigt U, Allen BL, Gehr B, Rouco C, Ullmann W, Holland Ø, Jørgensen NH, Steinheim G, Cagnacci F, Kroeschel M, Kaczensky P, Buveibaatar B, Payne JC, Palmegiani I, Jerina K, Kjellander P, Johansson Ö, LaPoint S, Bayrakçismith R, Linnell JDC, Zaccaroni M, Jorge MLS, Oshima JEF, Songhurst A, Fischer C, Mc Bride RT Jr., Thompson JJ, Streif S, Sandfort R, Bonenfant C, Drouilly M, Klapproth M, Zinner D, Yarnell R, Stronza A, Willmott L, Meisingset E, Thaker M, Vanak AT, Nicoloso S, Gräber R, Saïd S, Boudreau MR, Devlin A, Hoogesteijn R, May-Junior JA, Nifong JC, Odden J, Quigley HB, Tortato F, Parker DM, Caso A, Perrine J, Tellaeche C, Zieba F, Zwijacz-Kozica T, Appel CL, Axsom I, Bean WT, Cristescu B, Périquet S, Teichman KJ, Karpanty S, Licoppe A, Menges V, Black K, Scheppers TL, Schai-Braun SC, Azevedo FC, Lemos FG, Payne A, Swanepoel LH, Weckworth BV, Berger A, Bertassoni A, McCulloch G, Šustr P, Athreya V, Bockmuehl D, Caesar J, Ekori A, Melovski D, Richard-Hansen C, van de Vyver D, Reyna-Hurtado R, Robardet E, Selva N, Sergiel A, Farhadinia MS, Sunde P, Portas R, Ambarli H, Berzins R, Kappeler PM, Mann GK, Pyritz L, Bisset C, Grant T, Steinmetz R, Swedell L, Welch RJ, Armenteras D, Bidder OR, González TM, Rosenblatt A, Kachel S, Balkenhol N. (2019)
Right on track? Performance of satellite telemetry in terrestrial wildlife research.
PLoS ONE 14(5): e0216223
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216223

Rogers J, Raveendran M, Harris RA, Mailund T, Leppälä K, Athanasiadis G, Schierup M, Cheng J, Munch K, Walker JA, Kongel MK, Jordan VE, Steely CJ, Beckstrom TO, Bergey C, Burrell A, Schrempf D, Noll A, Kothe M, Kopp GH, Liu Y, Murali S, Billis K, Martin FJ, Muffato M, Cox L, Else J, Disotell T, Muzny DE, Phillips-Conroy J, Aken B, Eichler EE, Marques-Bonet T, Kosiol C, Batzer M, Hahn MW, Tung J, Zinner D, Roos C, Jolly CJ, Gibbs RA, Worley KC (2019)
The comparative genomics and complex population history of Papio baboons.
Science Advances 5(1): eaau6947
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau6947

Roos C, Liedigk R, Thinh VN, Nadler T, Zinner D (2019)
The hybrid origin of the Indochinese grey langur Trachypithecus crepusculus.
International Journal of Primatology 40 (1): 9-27
DOI: 10.1007/s10764-017-0008-4

Zinner D, Tesfaye D, Stenseth NC, Bekele A, Mekonnen A, Doeschner S, Atickem A, Roos C (2019)
Is Colobus guereza gallarum a valid endemic Ethiopian taxon?
Primate Biology 6 (1): 7-16
DOI: 10.5194/pb-6-7-2019


Atickem A, Stenseth NC, Drouilly M, Bock S, Roos C, Zinner D (2018)
Deep divergence among mitochondrial lineages of African jackal.
Zoologica Scripta 47 (1): 1-8
DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12257

Chuma IS, Batamuzi EK, Collins DA, Fyumagwa RD, Hallmaier-Wacker LK, Kazwala RR, Keyyu JD, Lejora IA, Lipende IF, Lüert S, Paciência FMD, Piel A, Stewart FA, Zinner D, Roos C, Knauf S (2018)
Widespread Treponema pallidum infection in nonhuman primates, Tanzania.
Emerging Infectious Diseases 24 (6): 1002-1009
DOI: 10.3201/eid2406.180037

Ferreira da Silva MJ, Kopp GH, Casanova C, Godinho R, Minhós T, Sá R, Zinner D, Bruford MW (2018)
Disrupted dispersal and its genetic consequences: comparing protected and threatened baboon populations (Papio papio) in West Africa.
PLoS ONE 13(4): e0194189
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194189

Gippoliti S, Cotterill FPD, Groves CP, Zinner D (2018)
Poor taxonomy and genetic rescue are possible co-agents of silent extinction and biogeographic homogenization among ungulate mammals.
Biogeographia – The Journal of Integrative Biogeography 33: 41–54
DOI: 10.21426/B633039045

Gippoliti S, Cotterill FPD, Zinner D, Groves CP (2018)
Impacts of taxonomic inertia for the conservation of African ungulate diversity: an overview.
Biological Reviews 93 (1): 115-130
DOI: 10.1111/brv.12335

Gutema TM, Atickem A, Bekele A, Sillero-Zubiri C, Kasso M, Tsegaye D, Venkataraman VV, Fashing PJ, Zinner D, Stenseth NC (2018)
Competition between sympatric wolf taxa: an example involving African and Ethiopian wolves.
Royal Society Open Science 5: 5
DOI: 10.1098/rsos.172207

Gutema MT, Atickem A, Lemma A, Bekele A, Sillero-Zubiri C, Zinner D, Farstad WK, Arnemo JM, Stenseth NC (2018)
Capture and immobilization of African wolves (Canis lupaster) in the Ethiopian Highlands.
Journal of Wildlife Diseases 54 (1): 175-179
DOI: 10.7589/2017-03-063

Mekonnen A, Rueness EK, Stenseth NC, Fashing PJ, Bekele A, Hernandez-Aguilar RA, Missbach R, Haus T, Zinner D, Roos C (2018)
Population genetic structure and evolutionary history of Bale monkeys (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) in the southern Ethiopian Highlands.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 18: 106.
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-018-1217-y

Roos C, Chuma IS, Collins DA, Knauf S, Zinner D (2018)
Complete mitochondrial genome of an olive baboon (Papio anubis) from Gombe National Park, Tanzania.
Mitochondrial DNA Part B Resources 3 (1): 77-78
DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2018.1437813

Zinner D, Chuma IS, Knauf S, Roos C (2018)
Inverted intergeneric introgression between critically endangered kipunjis and yellow baboons in two disjunct populations.
Biology Letters 14 (1)
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0729

Zinner D, Atickem A, Beehner JC, Bekele A, Bergman TJ, Burke R, Dolotovskaya S, Fashing PJ, Gippoliti S, Knauf S, Knauf Y, Mekonnen A, Moges A, Nguyen N, Stenseth NC, Roos C (2018)
Phylogeography, mitochondrial DNA diversity, and demographic history of geladas (Theropithecus gelada).
PLoS ONE 13(8): e0202303
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0202303


Andriaholinirina N, Fausser JL, Roos C, Zinner D, Thalmann U, Rabarivola CJ, Ravoarimanana I, Ganzhorn JU, Meier B, Hilgartner R, Walter L, Zaramody A, Langer C, Hahn T, Zimmermann E, Radespiel U, Craul M, Tomiuk J, Tattersall I, Rumpler Y (2017)
Corrective paper concerning three new species of the genus Lepilemur I. Geoffroy, 1851 (Mammalia).
Dumerilia 7: 62-71

Dolotovskaya S, Torroba JB, Haus T, Noll A, Hofreiter M, Zinner D, Roos C (2017)
Comparing mitogenomic timetrees for two African savannah primate genera (Chlorocebus and Papio).
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 181(2): 471–483
DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx001

Fischer J, Kopp GH, Dal Pesco F, Goffe A, Hammerschmidt K, Kalbitzer U, Klapproth M, Maciej P, Ndao I, Patzelt A, Zinner D (2017)
Charting the neglected West: the social system of Guinea baboons.
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162 (S63): 15-31
DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23144

Groves CP, Cotterill FPD, Gippoliti S, Robovský J, Roos C, Taylor P, Zinner D (2017)
Species definitions and conservation: a review and case studies.
Conservation Genetics 18 (6): 1247–1256
DOI: 10.1007/s10592-017-0976-0

Heymann EW, Culot L, Knogge C, Noriega Piña TE, Tirado Herrera ER, Klapproth M, Zinner D (2017)
Long-term consistency in spatial patterns of primate seed dispersal.
Ecology and Evolution 7 (5): 1435–1441
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2756

Paciencia FMD, Baluja D, Mbaryo P, Knauf S, Zinner D (2017)
Olive baboons' (Papio anubis) response towards crowned eagles (Stephanoaetus coronatus) at Lake Manyara National Park.
Primate Biology 4 (1): 101-106
DOI: 10.5194/pb-4-101-2017

Roos C, Zinner D (2017)
Primate phylogeny.
In: Fuentes A (ed) The International Encyclopedia of Primatology.
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ
DOI: 10.1002/9781119179313.wbprim0079

Roos C, Zinner D (2017)
Conservation genetics.
In: Fuentes A (ed) The International Encyclopedia of Primatology.
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ
DOI: 10.1002/9781119179313.wbprim0394

Sennhenn-Reulen H, Diedhiou L, Klapproth M, Zinner D (2017)
Estimation of baboon daily travel distances by means of point sampling - the magnitude of underestimation.
Primate Biology 4(2): 143-151
DOI: 10.5194/pb-4-143-2017

Zinner D, Keller C, Nyahongo JW, Butynski T, de Jong Y, Pozzi L, Knauf S, Liedigk R, Roos C (2015) publ. 2017
Distribution of mitochondrial clades and morphotypes of baboons Papio spp. (Primates: Cercopithecidae) in eastern Africa.
Journal of East African Natural History 104 (1&2): 143–168
DOI: 10.2982/028.104.0111


Goffe A, Zinner D, Fischer J (2016)
Sex and friendship in a multilevel society: behavioural patterns and associations between female and male Guinea baboons.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70 (3): 323-336
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-015-2050-6

Kalbitzer U, Roos C, Kopp GH, Butynski T, Knauf S, Zinner D, Fischer J (2016)
Insights into the genetic foundation of aggression in Papio and the evolution of two length-polymorphisms in the promoter regions of serotonin-related genes (5-HTTLPR and MAOALPR) in Papionini.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 121
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0693-1

Knauf S, Raphael J, Mitjà O, Lejora IAV, Chuma IS, Batamuzi EK, Keyyu JD, Fyumagwa R, Lüert S, Godornes C, Liu H, Schwarz C, Zinner D, Roos C, Lukehart SA (2016)
Isolation of Treponema DNA from necrophagous flies in a natural ecosystem.
EBioMedicine 11: 85-90
DOI: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.07.033

Zinner D, Roos C (2016)
Primate taxonomy and conservation.
In: Waller MT (ed) Ethnoprimatology: Primate Conservation in the 21st Century. Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects. Springer, Cham, pp 193-213
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-30469-4_11


Knauf S, Barnett U, Maciej P, Klapproth M, Ndao I, Frischmann F, Fischer J, Zinner D, Liu H (2015)
High prevalence of antibodies against the bacterium Treponema pallium in Senegalese Guinea baboons (Papio papio) at Niokolo Koba National Park.
PLoS ONE 10 (11): e0143100

Kopp GH, Patzelt A, Fischer J, Roos C, Zinner D (2015)
Population genetic insights into the social organization of Guinea baboons (Papio papio): Evidence for female-biased dispersal.
American Journal of Primatology 77 (8): 878-889

Liedigk R, Kolleck J, Böker KO, Meijaard E, Md-Zain BM, Abdul-Latiff MAB, Ampeng A, Lakim M, Abdul-Patah P, Tosi AJ, Brameier M, Zinner D, Roos C (2015)
Mitogenomic phylogeny of the common long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis fascicularis).
BMC Genomics 16: 222

Pozzi L, Nekaris KAI, Perkin A, Bearder SK, Pimley ER, Schulze H, Streicher U, Kitchener A, Zischler H, Zinner D, Roos C (2015)
Remarkable ancient divergences amongst neglected Lorisiform primates.
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175 (3): 661–674

Roos C, Zinner D (2015)
Diversity and evolutionary history of macaques with special focus on long-tailed and rhesus macaques.
In: Blümel J, Korte S, Schenck E, Weinbauer GF (eds) The Nonhuman Primate in Nonclinical Drug Development and Safety Assessment.
Academic Press, Elsevier, London, pp 3-16

Zinner D (2015)
In: Ferrari A, Petrus K (eds) Lexikon der Mensch-Tier-Beziehungen.
Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, pp 315-318


Hilgartner R, Stahl D, Zinner D (2014)
Impact of supplementary feeding on reproductive success of white storks.
PLoS ONE 9 (8): e104276

Kopp GH, Ferreira da Silva MJ, Fischer J, Brito J, Regnaut S, Roos C, Zinner D (2014)
The influence of social systems on patterns of mitochondrial DNA variation in baboons.
International Journal of Primatology 35 (1): 210-225

Kopp GH, Roos C, Butynski TM, Groeneveld LF, Wildman DE, Alagaili AN, Zinner D (2014)
Out of Africa, but how and when? The case of hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas).
Journal of Human Evolution 76 (0): 154-164

Liedigk R, Roos C, Brameier M, Zinner D (2014)
Mitogenomics of the Old World monkey tribe Papionini.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:176

Patzelt A, Kopp GH, Ndao I, Kalbitzer U, Zinner D, Fischer J (2014)
Male tolerance and male-male bonds in a multi-level primate society.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111 (41): 14740–14745

Roos C, Zinner D (2014)
Natural hybridization in primates and what “‐omics” contributed to primate taxonomy and systematics.
In: Leopoldina NAdW, (eds.) Herausforderungen und Chancen der integrativen Taxonomie für Forschung und Gesellschaft – Taxonomische Forschung im Zeitalter der OMICS-Technologien.
Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina e.V. Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften, Halle/Saale, pp Suppl. 85-89

Zinner D, Roos C (2014)
So, what is a species anyway? A primatological perspective
Evolutionary Anthropology 23 (1): 21-23

Zinner D, Wygoda, C, Razafimanantsoa L, Rasoloarison RM, Andrianandrasana H, Ganzhorn JU, Torkler F (2014)
Analysis of deforestation patterns in central Menabe, Madagascar, between 1973 and 2010.
Regional Environmental Change 14 (1): 157-166


Abbott RJ, Albach D, Ansell SW, Arntzen JW, Baird SJE, Bierne N, Boughman JW, Brelsford A, Buerkle CA, Buggs RJA, Butlin RK, Dieckmann U, Eroukhmanoff F, Grill A, Helms Cahan S, Hermansen SK, Hewitt G, Hudson AG, Jiggins CD, Jones J, Keller B, Maczewski T, Mallet J, Martinez-Rodriguez P, Möst M, Mullen S, Nichols R, Nolte A, Parisod C, Pfennig K, Rice A, Ritchie MG, Seifert B, Smadja C, Stelkens R, Szymura JM, Väinölä R, Wolf JBW, Zinner D (2013)
Hybridization and speciation.
Jounal of Evolutionary Biology 26 (2): 229-246

Anandam MV, Bennett EL, Davenport TRB, Davies NJ, Detwiler KM, Engelhardt A, Eudey AA, Gadsby EL, Groves CP, Healy A, Karanth KP, Molur S, Nadler T, Richardson MC, Riley EP, Roos C, Rylands AB, Sheeran LK, Ting N, Wallis J, Waters SS, Whittaker DJ, Zinner D (2013)
Species accounts of Cercopithecidae.
In: Mittermeier RA, Rylands AB, Wilson DE (eds) Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Vol. 3 Primates.
Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, pp 628-753

Finstermeier K, Zinner D, Brameier M, Meyer M, Kreuz E, Hofreiter M, Roos C (2013)
A mitogenomic phylogeny of living primates.
PLoS ONE 8 (7): e69504

Haus T, Akom E, Agwanda B, Hofreiter M, Roos C, Zinner D (2013)
Mitochondrial diversity and distribution of African green monkeys (Chlorocebus).
American Journal of Primatology 75 (4): 350-360

Haus T, Roos C, Zinner D (2013)
Discordance between spatial distributions of Y-chromosomal and mitochondrial haplotypes in African green monkeys (Chlorocebus spp.): A result of introgressive hybridization or cryptic diversity?
International Journal of Primatology 34 (5): 986-999

Heymann EW, Zinner D, Ganzhorn JU (2013)
Disproportional representation of primates in the ecological literature.
PLoS ONE 8 (12):e80763

Kolleck J, Yang M, Zinner D, Roos C (2013)
Genetic diversity in endangered Guizhou snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus brelichi) - contrasting results from microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA data.
PLoS ONE 8(8): e73647

Schmitt V, Kröger I, Zinner D, Call J, Fischer J (2013)
Monkeys perform as well as apes and humans in a size discrimination task.
Animal Cognition 16 (5): 829-838

Zinner D (2011, publ. 2013)
Gewalt unter unseren nächsten Verwandten. Evolutionbiologische Grundlagen von Aggression.
Die Kunde N.F. - Zeitschrift für niedersächsische Archäologie 62: 131-158

Zinner D, Fickenscher GH, Roos C. (2013)
Family Cercopithecidae (Old World Monkeys).
In: Mittermeier RA, Rylands AB, Wilson DE (eds) Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Vol. 3 Primates.
Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, pp 550-627

Zinner D, Roos C. (2013)
Natürliche Hybridisierung bei Primaten.
BioSpektrum 3/2013: 253-255

Zinner D, Wertheimer J, Liedigk R, Groeneveld LF, Roos C (2013)
Baboon phylogeny as inferred from complete mitochondrial genomes.
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150 (1): 133-140

Zinner D, Wheeler, B. (2013)
Violence among our close relatives. Aggression in non-human primate societies.
In: Kortüm HH & Heinze J (eds) Aggression in Humans and other Primates. Biology, Psychology, Sociology.
de Gruyter, Berlin, pp 41-86


Bowler M, Knogge C, Heymann EW, Zinner D (2012)
Multilevel societies in New World primates? Flexibility may characterise the organisation of Peruvian red uakaris Cacajao calvus ucayalii.
International Journal of Primatology 33 (5): 1110-1124

Gonedelé Bi S, Béné Koffi JC, Bitty AE, Koné I, Akpatou B, Zinner D (2012)
Distribution and conservation status of catarrhine primates in Côte d’Ivoire (West Africa).
Folia Primatologica 83 (1): 11-23

Grueter CC, Matsuda I, Zhang P, Zinner D (2012)
Multilevel Societies in Primates and Other Mammals: Introduction to the Special Issue.
International Journal of Primatology 33 (5): 993-1001

Grueter CC, Chapais B, Zinner D (2012)
Evolution of Multilevel Social Systems in Nonhuman Primates and Humans.
International Journal of Primatology 33 (5): 1002-1037

Hilgartner R, Fichtel C, Kappeler PM, Zinner D. (2012)
Determinants of pair-living in red tailed sportive lemurs (Lepilemur ruficaudatus).
Ethology 118 (5): 466–479

Liedigk R, Yang M, Jablonski NG, Momberg F, Geissmann T, Lwin N, Hla TA, Liu Z, Wong B, Ming L, Yongcheng L, Zhang YP, Nadler T, Zinner D, Roos C. (2012)
Evolutionary history of the odd-nosed monkeys and the phylogenetic position of the newly described Myanmar snub-nosed monkey Rhinopithecus strykeri.
PLoS ONE 7 (5): e37418

Yang M, Yang Y, Cui D, Fickenscher G, Zinner D, Roos C, Brameier M (2012)
Population genetic structure of Guizhou snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus brelichi) as inferred from mitochondrial control region sequences, and comparison with R. bieti and R. roxellana.
American Journal of Physical Antropology 147 (1): 1-10

Zinner D (2012)
Ungewisse Zukunft. Brandrodung gefährdet die letzten Trockenwälder der westmadagassischen Region Menabe
In: Pyritz L: Madagaskar - Von Makis und Menschen
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, pp 84-85


Ebenau A, Nadler T, Zinner D, Roos C (2011)
Genetic population structure of the critically endangered Delacour’s langur in Van Long Nature Reserve, Vietnam.
Vietnamese Journal of Primatology 1(5): 1-15

Fischer J, Zinner D (2011)
Communication and cognition in primate group movement.
International Journal of Primatology 32 (6): 1279-1295

Fischer J, Zinner D (2011)
Communicative and cognitive underpinnings of group movement in nonhuman primates.
In: Boos M, Kolbe M, Ellwart T, Kappeler PM (eds) Coordination in human and non-human primate groups.
Springer, Heidelberg and New York, pp 229-244

Nitsch F, Stueckle S, Stahl D, Zinner D (2011)
Copulation patterns in captive hamadryas baboons: a quantitative analysis.
Primates 52 (4): 373-383

Patzelt A, Zinner D, Fickenscher G, Diedhou S, Camara B, Stahl D, Fischer J (2011)
Group composition of Guinea baboons (Papio papio) at a water place suggests a fluid fission-fusion social organisation.
International Journal of Primatology 32 (3): 652-668

Roos C, Zinner D, Kubatko LS, Schwarz C, Yang M, Meyer D, Nash SD, Xing J, Batzer MA, Brameier M, Leendertz FH, Ziegler T, Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Nadler T, Walter L, Osterholz M (2011)
Nuclear versus mitochondrial DNA: Evidence for hybridization in colobine monkeys.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 77

Roos C, Walter L, Zinner D (2011)
Natural hybridization in primates.
In: Weinbauer GF, Vogel F (eds) Future Trends in Primate Toxicology and Biotechnology.
Waxmann, Münster/New York, pp 9-33

Rumpler Y, Hauwy M, Fausser JL, Roos C, Andriaholinirina N, Zinner D (2011)
Comparing chromosomal and mitochondrial phylogenies of the Indriidae.
Chromosome Research 19 (2): 209-224

Sueur C, King AJ, Conradt L, Kerth G, Lusseau D, Mettke-Hofmann C, Schaffner CM, Williams L, Zinner D, Aureli F (2011)
Collective decision-making and fission-fusion dynamics: a conceptual framework.
Oikos 120 (11): 1608-1617

Zinner D, Arnold ML, Roos C (2011)
The strange blood: Natural hybridization in primates.
Evolutionary Anthropology 20 (3): 96-103

Zinner D, Buba U, Nash S, Roos C (2011)
Pan-African voyagers. The phylogeography of baboons.
In: Sommer V, Ross C (eds) Primates of Gashaka Socio-ecology and conservation in Nigeria's biodiversity hotspot Series: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects.
Springer, New York, pp 267-306


Gonedelé Bi S, Bitty A, Gnangbé F, Bené JC, Koné I, Zinner D (2010)
Conservation status of Geoffroy’s Pied Colobus Monkey Colobus vellerosus Geoffroy 1834 has dramatically declined in Côte d’Ivoire.
African Primates 7 (1): 19-26

Göttert T, Schöne J, Hodges K, Zinner D, Böer M (2010)
Habitat use and spatial organization of relocated wild black rhinoceroses in Namibia.
Mammalia 74 (1): 35-42

Keller C, Roos C, Groeneveld LF, Fischer J, Zinner D (2010)
Introgressive hybridization in southern African baboons shapes patterns of mtDNA variation.
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 142 (1): 125-136

Zinner D, Roos C (2010)
Einfluss von Hybridisierung in der Evolution von Primaten.
Braunschweiger Naturkundliche Schriften 9 (2): 135-156


Gonedelé Bi S, Koffi Bené JC, Anderson Bitty E, Koné I, Zinner D (2009)
Distribution of the Green Monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus) in the Coastal Zone of Côte d’Ivoire.
Primate Conservation 24: 91-97

Katsvanga CAT, Jimu L, Mupangwa JF, Zinner D (2009)
Susceptibility of pine stands to bark stripping by chacma baboons Papio ursinus in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe.
Current Zoology 55 (6): 1-11

Katsvanga CAT, Jimu L, Zinner D, Mupangwa JF (2009)
Diet of pine plantation and non-plantation ranging baboon (Papio ursinus) groups with reference to bark consumption in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe.
Journal of Horticulture and Forestry 1 (9): 168-175

Yang M, Sun DY, Zinner D, Roos C (2009)
Reproductive parameters in Guizhou snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus brelichi).
American Journal of Primatology 71 (3): 266-270

Zinner D, Arnold ML, Roos C (2009)
Is the new primate genus Rungwecebus a baboon?
PLoS One 4 (3): e4859

Zinner D, Groeneveld L, Keller C, Roos C (2009)
Mitochondrial phylogeography of baboons (Papio spp.) – Indication for introgressive hybridization?
BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 83


Hilgartner R, Zinner D, Kappeler PM (2008)
Life history traits and parental care in Lepilemur ruficaudatus.
American Journal of Primatology 70 (1): 2-11

Rumpler Y, Warter S, Hauwy M, Fausser J-L, Roos C, Zinner D (2008)
Comparing chromosomal and mitochondrial phylogenies of sportive lemurs (Genus Lepilemur, Primates).
Chromosome Research 16 (8): 1143-1158

Stueckle S, Zinner D (2008)
To follow or not to follow: decision making and leadership during the morning departure in chacma baboons.
Animal Behaviour 75 (6): 1995-2004

Zinner D, Stark R, Roos C (2008)
The phylogenetic position of "Papio ruhei" - a unique baboon taxon from Somalia?
Zoologischer Garten NF 77 (5-6): 303-311


Gonedelé Bi S, Sangaré A, Cissé I, Koné I, Boesch C, Zinner D (2007)
White-naped mangabey, Cercocebus atys lunulatus, a critically endangered species, in jeopardy in Abidjan Zoo, Côte d'Ivoire.
International Zoo News 54: 337-343

Gonedelé Bi S, Sangaré A, N´Goran E, Zinner D, Siedel H, Vigilant L, Boesch C (2007)
Mitochondrial DNA shows three cryptic populations of Campbell’s and Lowe’s monkeys (Cercopithecus campbelli, Waterhouse, 1838) in Côte d’Ivoire.
Proceedings of the First Southern African Bioinformatics Workshop 59-62

Lottker P, Huck M, Zinner DP, Heymann EW (2007)
Grooming relationships between breeding females and adult group members in cooperatively breeding moustached tamarins (Saguinus mystax).
American Journal of Primatology 69 (10): 1159-1172

Zinner D, Roos C, Fausser JL, Groven C, Rumpler Y (2007)
Disputed taxonomy classification of sportive lemurs (Lepilemur) in NW Madagascar.
Lemur News 12: 53-56

Zinner D (2007)
In: Uhlig S (ed) Encyclopedia Aethiopica Bd 3.
Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, pp 571-572

Zinner D (2007)
In: Uhlig S (ed) Encyclopedia Aethiopica Bd 3.
Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, pp 1001-1003


Andriaholinirina N, Fausser J-L, Roos C, Zinner D, Thalmann U, Rabarivola C, Ravoarimanana I, Ganzhorn JU, Meier B, Hilgartner R, Walter L, Zaramody A, Langer C, Hahn T, Zimmermann E, Radespiel U, Craul M, Tomiuk J, Tattersall I, Rumpler Y (2006)
Molecular phylogeny and taxonomic revision of the sportive lemurs (Lepilemur, Primates).
BMC Evolutionary Biology 6: 17

Andriaholinirina N, Rabarivola C, Zaramody A, Roos C, Zinner D, Fausser J-L, Hauwy M, Rumpler Y (2006)
Cytogenetic and molecular characterization of the newly described sportive lemur Lepilemur jamesi (Louis et al. 2006).
Primate Report 74: 25-33

Gonedelé Bi S, Zinner D, Koné I, Zoro Goné B, Akpatou B, Koffi Bené JC, Sangaré A, Boesch C (2006)
A West African black-and-white colobus monkey, Colobus polykomos dollmani Schwarz, 1927, facing extinction.
Primate Conservation 21: 55-61

Rabarivola C, Zaramody A, Fausser JL, Andriaholinirina N, Roos C, Zinner D, Rumpler Y (2006)
Cytogenetic and molecular characteristics of a new species of sportive lemur from Northern Madagascar.
Lemur News 11: 45-49

Shoshani J, Walter RC, Abraha M, Berhe S, Tassy P, Sanders WJ, Marchant GH, Libsekal Y, Ghirmai T, Zinner D (2006)
A proboscidean from the late Oligocene of Eritrea, a “missing link” between early Elephantiformes and Elephantimorpha, and biogeographic implications.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103 (46): 17296-17301

Zaramody A, Fausser JL, Roos C, Zinner D, Andriaholinirina N, Rabarivola C, Norscia I, Tattersall I, Rumpler Y (2006)
Molecular phylogeny and taxonomic revision of the eastern woolly lemurs (Avahi laniger).
Primate Report 74: 9-23

Zinner D, Krebs E, Schrod A, Kaumanns W (2006)
Early sexual maturity in male Hamadryas Baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas) and its reproductive implications.
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 129 (4): 584-590

Zinner D (2006)
Aggression - Die evolutionsbiologische Perspektive.
In: Staemmler FM, Merten R (eds) Aggression, Selbstbehauptung, Zivilcourage — Interdisziplinäre Aspekte.
Edition Humanistische Psychologie, Bergisch Gladbach, pp 73-106


Grüter CC, Zinner D (2004)
Nested societies. Convergent adaptations of baboons and snub-nosed monkeys?
Primate Report 70: 1-98

Kock D, Zinner D (2004)
Martienssen's Mastiff Bat, Otomops martiensseni (Matschie 1897) (Molossidae) in Eritrea.
African Bat Conservation News 2: 3-4

Zinner D, Nunn CL, van Schaik CP, Kappeler PM (2004)
Sexual selection and exaggerated sexual swellings of female primates.
In: Kappeler PM, van Schaik CP (eds) Sexual Selection in Primates.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 71-89

Streicher U, Nadler T, Zinner D (2003)
Re-introduction of pygmy lorises in Vietnam.
Re-Introduction News 23: 37-40

Zinner D, Hilgartner RD, Kappeler PM, Pietsch T, Ganzhorn JU (2003)
Social organization of Lepilemur ruficaudatus.
International Journal of Primatology 24 (4): 869-888

Zinner D, Peláez F, Torkler F, Berhane D (2003)
Primates of Eritrea – current distribution and habitat.
African Primates 5: 7-17

Gil Burmann C, Peláez F, Zinner D (2002)
The end of the free-ranging baboon group in Cádiz, Spain.
Primate Report 63: 49-54

Kappeler PM, Wimmer B, Zinner D, Tautz D (2002)
Hidden matrilineal structure of a solitary lemur: implications for primate social evolution.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 269 (1502): 1755-1763

Peláez F, Zinner D (2002)
A preliminary report on distribution and demography of primates in Eritrea.
Psicothema 14 (2): 239-246

Peláez F, Zinner D (2002)
Los primates de Eritrea: una expedición para el estudio de su hábitat, distribución y demografía.
In: Martínez Contreras J, Veá JJ (eds) Primates: Evolución, Cultura y Diversidad.
Centro de Estudios Filosóficos Políticos y Sociales "Vicente Lombardo Toledano". Guadalupe, Mexico, pp 197-224

Schülke O, Hilgartner R, Zinner D (2002)
Das nächtliche Leben zweier wenig bekannter Lemurenarten Westmadagaskars.
Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoo 45: 179-194

Zinner D, Alberts SC, Nunn CL, Altmann J (2002)
Significance of primate sexual swellings.
Nature 420 (6912): 142-143

Zinner D, Peláez F, Berhane D (2002)
Anti-predator behaviour of male hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas) in Eritrea.
African Primates 4: 54-58

Zinner D, Peláez F, Torkler F (2002)
Distribution and habitat of grivet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops aethiops) in eastern and central Eritrea.
African Journal of Ecology 40 (2): 151-158

Hapke A, Zinner D, Zischler H (2001)
Mitochondrial DNA variation in Eritrean hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas): life history influences population genetic structure.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50 (6): 483-492

Nunn CL, van Schaik CP, Zinner D (2001)
Do exaggerated sexual swellings function in female mating competition in primates? A comparative test of the reliable indicator hypothesis.
Behavioral Ecology 12 (5): 646-654

Zinner D (2001)
Ornithological notes from a primate survey in Eritrea.
Bulletin of the African Bird Club 8: 95-106

Zinner D, Hindahl J, Kaumanns W (2001)
Experimental intergroup encounters in lion-tailed macaques (Macaca silenus).
Primate Report 59: 77-92

Zinner D, Ostner J, Dill A, Razafimanantsoa L, Rasoloarison R (2001)
Results of a reconnaissance expedition in the western dry forests between Morondava and Morombe.
Lemur News 6: 16-18

Zinner D, Peláez D, Berhane D, Torkler F (2001)
Mantelpaviane in Eritrea.
Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoo 44: 65-80

Zinner D, Peláez F, Torkler F (2001)
Distribution and habitat associations of baboons (Papio hamadryas) in Central Eritrea.
International Journal of Primatology 22 (3): 397-413

Zinner D, Peláez F, Torkler F (2001)
Group composition and adult sex-ratio of hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas) in central Eritrea.
International Journal of Primatology 22 (3): 415-430

Gil Burmann C, Peláez F, Zinner D (2000)
Los papiones en libertad de Cadiz.
Boletín de la APE 7: 19-20

Zinner D, Deschner T (2000)
Sexual swellings in female hamadryas baboons after male take-over. 'Deceptive' swellings as a possible female counterstrategy against infanticide.
American Journal of Primatology 52 (4): 157-168

Zinner D, Peláez F, Torkler F (2000)
Primates in Eritrea – Distribution and Habitat.
In: Rheinwald G (ed) Isolated Vertebrate Communities in the Tropics Proc 4th Int Symp.
Bonn, Bonner Zool. Monogr. 46 pp 255-264

Ganzhorn JU, Fietz J, Rakotovao E, Schwab D, Zinner D (1999)
Lemurs and the regeneration of dry deciduous forest in Madagascar.
Conservation Biology 13 (4): 794-804

Gil Burmann C, Peláez F, Zinner D (1999)
Una tropa de papiones oliva en Cádiz.
Quercus 165: 16-22

Ostner J, Schülke O, Zinner D (1999)
Der Trockenwald West-Madagaskars.
Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoo 42: 125-142

Zinner D (1999)
Relationship between feeding time and food intake in hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas) and the value of feeding time as a predictor of food intake.
Zoo Biology 18 (6): 495-505

Zinner D, Peláez F (1999)
Verreaux's eagles (Aquila verreauxii) as potential predators of hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas).
American Journal of Primatology 47 (1): 61-66

Kaumanns W, Zinner D, Hindahl J (1998)
Experimentelle Gruppenbegegnungen als Mittel zur sozialen Stimulans bei in Menschenhand gehaltenen Bartaffen (Macaca silenus).
Zoologischer Garten NF 68: 45-55

Peláez F, Zinner D (1998)
Expedición a Eritrea.
Boletínde la APE 5: 3-5

Gil Burmann C, Peláez F, Zinner D (1997)
Current situation of the free-ranging baboons in Cádiz, Spain.
Primate Report 47: 73-81

Zinner D, Gil Burmann C, Peláez F (1997)
Freilebende Paviane in den Korkeichenwäldern Südspaniens.
Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos 40: 161-167

Zinner D, Hindahl J, Schwibbe M (1997)
Effects of temporal sampling patterns of all-occurrence recording in behavioural studies: Many short sampling period are better than a few long ones.
Ethology 103 (3): 236-246

Zinner D (1997)
In: Peláez F, Veà Baró J (eds) Etología Bases biológicas de la conducta animal y humana.
Pyramide, Madrid, pp 187-220

Zinner D, Torkler F (1996)
GIS and remote sensing techniques as tools for surveying primates.
Ecotropica 2: 41-47

Zinner D, Torkler F (1996)
Hamadryas baboons Papio hamadryas in Eritrea.
African Primates 2: 65-67

Gil Burmann C, Peláez F, Zinner D (1995)
Papiones en Cádiz. Veinte años de dura supervivencia.
Natura 146: 46-47

Zinner D, Schwibbe MH, Kaumanns W (1994)
Cycle synchrony and probability of conception in female hamadryas baboons Papio hamadryas.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 35 (3): 175-183

Zinner D, Gil Burmann C, Peláez F (1993)
Free-ranging baboons in southern Spain.
Primate Report 37: 51-56

Zinner D, Kaumanns W, Rohrhuber B (1993)
Infant mortality in captive hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas).
Primate Report 36: 97-113

Kaumanns W, Rohrhuber B, Zinner D (1989)
Reproductive parameters in a newly established colony of hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas).
Primate Report 24: 25-33

Back to overview