Edited Volumes

2016 Haile-Selassie, Y. and Su, D.F. (Eds.) The Postcranial Anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis: New Insights from KSD-VP-1/1. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Book Series, Springer, Dordrecht. 191p.

Journal Articles

2016 Haile-Selassie, Y., Melillo, S.M., Ryan, T.M., Levin, N.E., Saylor, B.Z., Deino, A., Mundill, R., Scott, G., Alene, M., and Gibert, L. Dentognathic remains of Australopithecus afarensis from Nefuraytu (Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia): Comparative description, geology, and paleoecological context. Journal of Human Evolution, 100:35-53.

2016 Curran, S. C. and Haile-Selassie, Y. Paleoecological Reconstruction of Hominin-bearing Middle Pliocene Localities at Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. Journal of Human Evolution. 96, 97–112.

2016 Haile-Selassie, Y., Melillo, S.M., & Su, D.F. The Pliocene hominin diversity conundrum: Do more fossils mean less clarity? Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 113(23), 6364–6371.

2016 Saylor, B.Z., Angelini, J., Deino, A., Alene, M., Fournelle, J.H., & Haile-Selassie, Y. Tephrostratigraphy of the Waki-Mille area of the Woranso-Mille Paleoanthropological research project, Afar, Ethiopia. Journal of Human Evolution, 93:25–45.

2015 Levin, N.E., Haile-Selassie, Y., Frost, S., & Saylor, B.Z. Dietary change among hominins and cercopithecids in Ethiopia during the mid-Pliocene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 112, 12304–12309. Doi:10.1073/pnas.1424982112

2015 Haile-Selassie, Y., Gibert, L., Melillo, S.M., Ryan, T.M., Alene, M., Deino, A., Levin, N.E., Scott, G., and Saylor, B.Z. New species from Ethiopia further expands middle Pliocene hominin diversity. Nature, 521:483-488. Doi: 10.1038/nature14448.

2014 Werdelin, L., Lewis, M.E., and Haile-Selassie, Y. New species of Eucyon (Mammalia; Carnivora; Canidae) from the Pliocene of the Woranso-Mille Area, Afar Region, Ethiopia, and a critical review of African species of Eucyon. Papers in Palaeontology. 2014, 1-8. DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1001.

2014 Frost, S.R., Jablonski, N.G., and Haile-Selassie, Y. Early Pliocene Cercopithecidae from Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia) and the origins of the Theropithecus oswaldi lineage. Journal of Human Evolution, 76, 39-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.05.003.

2013 Haile-Selassie, Y. and Simpson, S. W. A New Species of Kolpochoerus (Mammalia: Suidae) from the Pliocene of Central Afar, Ethiopia: Its Taxonomy and Phylogenetic Relationships. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 20(2):115-127. Doi: 10.1007/s10914-012-9207-0.

2012 Haile-Selassie,Y., Saylor, B. Z., Deino, A., Levin, N. E., Alene, M., and Latimer, B. A new hominin foot from Ethiopia shows multiple Pliocene bipedal adaptations. Nature, 483:565-569. Doi: 10.1038/nature10922. SOM available at

2012 Sanders, W. and Haile-Selassie, Y. A new assemblage of Mid-Pliocene proboscideans from the Woranso-Mille area, Afar region, Ethiopia:  Taxonomic, evolutionary, and paleoecological considerations. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 19(2):105-128. doi: 10.1007/s10914-011-9181-y.

2010 Haile-Selassie, Y. Phylogeny of early Australopithecus: new fossil evidence from the Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 365:3323-3331. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0064. 

2010 Haile-Selassie, Y., Latimer, B. L., Alene, M., Deino, A., Gibert, L., Melillo, S. M., Saylor, B. Z., Scott, G. R., and Lovejoy, C. O. An early Australopithecus afarensis postcranium from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107: 12121-12126.

2010 Deino, A., Scott, G., Saylor, B., Alene, M., Angelini, J.D., and Haile-Selassie, Y. 40Ar/39Ar dating, paleomagnetism, and tephrochemistry of Pliocene strata of the hominid-bearing Woranso-Mille area, west-central Afar Rift, Ethiopia. Journal of Human Evolution. 58:111-126. 

2009 Geraads, D., Melillo, S. M., and Haile-Selassie, Y. Middle Pliocene Bovidae from hominid-bearing sites in the northwestern Woranso-Mille area, Afar region, Ethiopia. Palaeontologia Africana, 44: 57–68.