Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Arlo Hinckley Boned

Margarita Salas Postdoctoral Fellow
Department / Division
  • Ph.D. Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC / University of Seville
  • M.S. University Complutense of Madrid
  • B.S. University Complutense of Madrid
Research Interests

My main interest lies in the study of the evolutionary origin, maintenance, and distribution of mammalian diversity in tropical east Asia. My postdoctoral research at the Smithsonian focuses on reconstructing the evolutionary history of the Pale Giant Squirrel (Ratufa affinis), a strictly arboreal species widespread throughout most of Sundaland, with the aim to gain insights into this region’s paleo-forest distribution and connectivity dynamics, and re-evaluate its taxonomy through an integrative approach.