Ms Paula Jenkins BSc

Paula Jenkins
  • Senior Curator, Mammals
  • Life Sciences department
  • Vertebrates Division
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Professional Roles

Organise, monitor, maintain and enhance the Mammal Collection. Provide access to the Mammal Collection for visiting researchers. Advise on mammalian nomenclature, identification and identification methods. Analyse and disseminate information on the Collection and its archive and library. 

Memberships

1988 - 2002 Folia Primatologia (member of editorial board)

1997 – 2005 Member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Insectivore Specialist Group.

2001 - present Member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Afrotheria Specialist Group.

2007 – present Member of the Nomenclature Committee of the International Federation of Mammalogists.

 

Workshops

2004 IUCN / SSC Global Mammal Assessment workshop on African mammals.
2005 IUCN / SSC Global Mammal Assessment workshop on mammals of Madagascar.

Curation

Collections

Mammal collection.

Current projects 

Rehousing, reorganising, updating and facilitating databasing of the small mammal collection.

Research

Interests

  • Systematics of Afrosoricida, Soricomorpha, Chiroptera, Rodentia and Primates
  • Biogeography of Madagascan mammal fauna. 
  • Biogeography and systematics of Southeast Asian small mammals.

 

shrewtenrec

Microgale gymnorhyncha  (naked-nosed shrew tenrec) foraging in leaf litter. Endemic to eastern humid forest of Madagascar. © V. Soarimalala

Publications

Publications

Peer-reviewed publications: 61

2010
  • Durbin, J., Funk, S., Hawkins, F., Hills, D., Jenkins, P., Moncrieff, C. & Ralainosolo, F. ( 2010 ) Investigations into the status of a new taxon of Salanoia (Mammalia: Carnivora: Eupleridae) from the marshes of Lac Alaotra, Madagascar. Systematics and Biodiversity 8 : 341 - 355 .
  • Jenkins, P. D., Abramov, A. V., Rozhnov, V. V. and Olsson, A. ( 2010 ) A new species of Crocidura (Soricomorpha: Soricidae) from southern Vietnam and north-eastern Cambodia. Zootaxa 2345 : 60 - 68 .
2009
  • Oates, J. F. Groves, C. P. and Jenkins, P. D. ( 2009 ) The type locality of Pan troglodytes vellerosus (Gray, 1862), and implications for the nomenclature of West African chimpanzees. Primates 50 : 78 .
  • Jenkins, P. D., Lunde, D. P. and Moncrieff, C. B. ( 2009 ) Chapter 10. Descriptions of new species of Crocidura (Soricomorpha: Soricidae) from mainland Southeast Asia, with synopses of previously described species and remarks on biogeography. In: Systematic mammalogy: contributions in honour of Guy G. Musser. R S Voss & M C Carleton (Eds.) Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 331 : 356 - 405 .
2008
  • Abramov, A. V., Jenkins, P. D. Rozhnov, V. V. and Kalinin A. A. ( 2008 ) Description of a new species of Crocidura (Soricomorpha: Soricidae) from the island of Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Mammalia 72 : 269 – 272 .
2007
  • Huchon, D., Chevret, P., Jordan, U., Kilpatrick, C. W., Ranwez, V., Jenkins, P. D.,
    Brosius, J. and Schmitz, J. ( 2007 ) Multiple molecular evidences for a living mammalian fossil. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104 : 7495 – 7499 .
  • Jenkins, P. D., Abramov, A. V., Rozhnov, V. V. and Makarova, O. V.    ( 2007 ) Description of two new species of white-toothed shrews belonging to the genus Crocidura (Soricomorpha: Soricidae) from Ngoc Linh Mountain, Vietnam. Zootaxa 1589 : 57 – 68 .
  • Shimada, T., Aplin, K. P., Jenkins, P. D. and Suzuki, H. ( 2007 ) Rediscovery of Mus nitidulus Blyth (Rodentia: Muridae), an endemic murine rodent of the central basin of Myanmar. Zootaxa 1498 : 45-68 .
2005
  • Bronner, G.N. and P. D. Jenkins ( 2005 ) Order Afrosoricida, In: Mammal species of the World. A taxonomic and geographic reference. . Johns Hopkins University Press : Baltimore , 71 - 81 .
  • Jenkins, P. D. and M. Carleton ( 2005 ) Charles Immanuel Forsyth Major’s expedition to Madagascar, 1894 to 1896: beginnings of modern systematic study of the island’s mammalian fauna. Journal of Natural History 39 : 1779 – 1818 .
  • Jenkins, P. D., C. W. Kilpatrick, M. F. Robinson and Timmins, R. J. ( 2005 ) Morphological and molecular investigations of a new family, genus and species of rodent (Mammalia: Rodentia: Hystricognatha) from Lao PDR. Systematics and Biodiversity 2 : 419 – 454 .
2003
  • Chevret, P.,  P. D. Jenkins, and F. Catzeflis ( 2003 ) Evolutionary systematics of the Indian mouse Mus famulus Bonhote, 1898: molecular (DNA/DNA hybridization and 12S rRNA sequences) and morphological evidence. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 137 : 385 – 401 .
  • Robinson, M. F.,  P. D. Jenkins, C. M. Francis and A. J. C. Fulford ( 2003 ) A new species of the Hipposideros pratti group (Chiroptera, Hipposideridae) from Lao PDR and Vietnam. Acta Chiropterologica 5 : 31 – 48 .
2002
  • Jenkins, P. D. and M. F. Robinson ( 2002 ) Another variation on the gymnure theme: description of a new species of Hylomys (Lipotyphla, Erinaceidae, Galericinae). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum London (Zoology) 68 : 1-11 .
2000
  • Goodman, S. M. and P. D. Jenkins ( 2000 ) Tenrecs (Lipotyphla: Tenrecidae) of the Parc National de Marojejy, Madagascar. Fieldiana: Zoology, new series 97 : 201-229 .
1999
  • Jenkins, P. D. and S. M. Goodman ( 1999 ) A new species of Microgale (Lipotyphla, Tenrecidae) from isolated forest in southwestern Madagascar. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum London (Zoology) 65 : 155-164 .
1997
  • Jenkins, P. D. and A. A. Barnett ( 1997 ) A new species of water mouse, of the genus Chibchanomys (Rodentia, Muridae, Sigmodontinae) from Ecuador. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Zoology 63 : 123-128 .
  • Jenkins, P. D., C. J. Raxworthy and R. A. Nussbaum ( 1997 ) A new species of Microgale (Insectivora, Tenrecidae), with comments on the status of four other taxa of shrew tenrecs. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Zoology 63 : 1-12 .
1996
  • Goodman, S. M., C. J. Raxworthy and P. D. Jenkins ( 1996 ) Insectivore ecology in the Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andringitra, Madagascar Fieldiana, Zoology 85 : 218-230 .
  • Jenkins, P. D., S. M. Goodman and C. J. Raxworthy ( 1996 ) The shrew tenrecs (Microgale) (Insectivora: Tenrecidae) of the Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andringitra, Madagascar Fieldiana, Zoology 85 : 191-217 .
1995
  • Jenkins, P. D. and A. L. Smith ( 1995 ) A new species of Crocidura (Insectivora: Soricidae) recovered from owl pellets in Thailand. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Zoology 61 : 103-109 .
1993
  • Jenkins, P. D. ( 1993 ) A new species of Microgale (Insectivora: Tenrecidae) from eastern Madagascar with an unusual dentition. American Museum Novitates 3067 : 1-11 .
1992
  • Jenkins, P. D. ( 1992 ) Description of a new species of Microgale (Insectivora: Tenrecidae) from Eastern Madagascar. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History, Zoology 58 : 53-59 .
1990
  • Jenkins, P. D. ( 1990 ) Catalogue of Primates in the British Museum (Natural History) and elsewhere in the British Isles. Part 5: Superfamily Hominoidea. . British Museum (Natural History) : London , 1-137 .
1987
  • Jenkins, P. D. ( 1987 ) Catalogue of Primates in the British Museum (Natural History) and elsewhere in the British Isles. Part 4: Suborder Strepsirrhini, including the subfossil Madagascan lemurs and Family Tarsiidae. . British Museum (Natural History) : London , 1-189 .