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published papers (in approximate order from recent to past)


Yuan, Zhi-Yong, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Fang Yan, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Jr., Sang Ngoc Nguyen, Hong-Man Chen, Siriwadee Chomdej, Robert W. Murphy, and Jing Che. 2016. Red River barrier and Pleistocene climatic fluctuations shaped the genetic structure of Microhyla fissipes complex (Anura: Microhylidae) in southern China and Indochina. Current Zoology (Early view). DOI: 10.1093/cz/zow042

Peng, Min-Sheng, Fei Wu, Robert W. Murphy, and Ya-Ping Zhang. 2016. An ancient record of an avian hybrid and the potential uses of art in ecology and conservation. Ibis 158(2): 444–445. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12354

Huang, Zuhao, Feiyun Tu, and Robert W. Murphy. 2016. Analysis of the complete mitogenome of Oriental turtle dove (Streptopelia orientalis) and implications for species divergence. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 65: 209–213. DOI: 10.1016/j.bse.2016.02.022

Suwannapoom, Chatmongkon, Zhi-Yong Yuan, Jin-Min Chen, Mian Hou, Hai-Peng Zhao, Li-Jun Wang, Truong Son Nguyen, Truong Q. Nguyen, Robert W. Murphy,Jaqueline Sullivan, David S. McLeod, and Jing Che. 2016. Taxonomic revision of the Chinese Limnonectes (Anura, Dicroglossidae) with the description of a new species from China and Myanmar. Zootaxa 4093(2): 181–200. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4093.2.2

Edwards, Taylor, Alice E. Karl, Mercy Vaughn, Philip C. Rosen, Christina Melendez Torres, and Robert W. Murphy. 2016. The desert tortoise trichotomy: Mexico hosts a third, new sister-species of tortoise in the Gopherus morafkai-G. agassizii group. ZooKeys 562: 131–158. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.562.6124

Murphy, Robert W. 2016. Advances in herpetological research emanating from China. Zoological Research 37(1): 4–6.

Cui, Dong-Ya, Xu-Bin Sun, Jia-Jia Wang, Peng Zhang, Bao-Fa Sun, Xiao-Wei Chen, Robert W. Murphy, Shun-Min He, and Da-Wei Huang. 2016. Research on co-expression genes of a fig wasp. Progress in Biochemistry and Biophysics 43(1): 83–89. DOI: 10.16476/j.pibb.2015.0287

Wang, Jing, Bin Lu, Ruiguang Zan, Jing Chai, Wei Ma, Wei Jin, Rongyao Duan, Jing Luo, Robert W. Murphy, Heng Xiao, Ziming Chen. 2016. Phylogenetic relationships of five Asian schilbid genera Including Clupisoma (Siluriformes: Schilbeidae) PLoS ONE 11(1): e0145675. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145675

Wang, Yunyu, Kai He, Long Fan, Yushui Wang, Shifang Wu , Robert W. Murphy, Wenzhi Wang, and Yaping Zhang. 2016. DNA barcoding reveals commercial fraud related to yak jerky sold in China. Science China: Life Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s11427-015-4979-0

Zhu, Fei, Qin Liu, Jing Che, Liang Zhang, Xin Chen, Fang Yan, Robert Murphy, Cong Guo, and Ping Guo. 2016. Molecular phylogeography of white‐lipped tree viper (Trimeresurus; Viperidae). Zoologica Scripta. DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12156

Edwards, Taylor, Marc Tollis, Ping-Hsun Hsieh, Ryan T, Gutenkunst, Zhen Liu, Kenro Kusumi, Melanie Culver, and Robert W. Murphy. 2016. Assessing models of speciation under different biogeographic scenarios; an empirical study using multi-locus and RNA-seq analyses. Ecology and Evolution 6(2). DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1865

Liu, Shaojun, Jing Luo, Jing Chai, Li Ren, Yi Zhou, Feng Huang, Xiaochuan Liu, Yubao Chen, Chun Zhang, Min Tao, Bin Lu, Wei Zhou, Guoliang Lin, Chao Mai, Shuo Yuan, Jun Wang, Tao Li, Qinbo Qin, Hao Feng, Kaikun Luo, Jun Xiao, Huan Zhong, Rurong Zhao, Wei Duan, Zhenyan Song, Yanqin Wang, Jing Wang, Li Zhong, Lu Wang, Zhaoli Ding, Zhenglin Du, Xuemei Lu, Yun Gao, Robert W. Murphy, Yun Liu, Axel Meyer, and Ya-Ping Zhang. 2016. Genomic incompatibilities in the diploid and tetraploid offspring of the goldfish × common carp cross. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1512955113


Kong, Sungsik, Santiago J. Sánchez‐Pacheco, Robert W. Murphy. 2015. On the use of median-joining networks in evolutionary biology. Cladistics. DOI: 10.1111/cla.12147

Bao-Fa Sun, Tong Li, Jin-Hua Xiao, Ling-Yi Jia, Li Liu, Peng Zhang, Robert W Murphy, Shun-Min He, and Da-Wei Huang. 2015. Horizontal functional gene transfer from bacteria to fishes Scientific Reports 5. PMCID: PMC4687049

Shao, Yong, Jin-Xiu Li, Ri-Li Ge, Li Zhong, David M Irwin, Robert W. Murphy, and Ya-Ping Zhang. 2015. Genetic adaptations of the plateau zokor in high-elevation burrows. Scientific Reports 5. PMCID: PMC4658562

Shao, Yong, Li-Jun Wang, Li Zhong, Mei-Ling Hong, Hong-Man Chen, Robert W. Murphy, Dong-Dong Wu, Ya-Ping Zhang, and Jing Che. 2015. Transcriptomes reveal the genetic mechanisms underlying ionic regulatory adaptations to salt in the crab-eating frog. Scientific Reports 5. PMCID: PMC4664912

Chai, Jing, Yue-bo Su, Feng Huang, Shao-jun Liu, Min Tao, Robert W. Murphy, and Jing Luo. 2015. The gap in research on polyploidization between plants and vertebrates: model systems and strategic challenges. Science Bulletin 60(17): 1471–1478.

Qin, Shaobo, Yunming Mo, Ke Jiang, Bo Cai, Feng Xie, Jinaping Jiang, Robert W. Murphy, Jia-Tang Li, and Yuezhao Wang. 2015. Two new species of Liuixalus (Rhacophoridae, Anura): exidence from morphological and molecular analyses. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0136134. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136134.

Edwards, T., M. Vaughn, P.C. Rosen, C. Meléndez-Torres, A.E. Karl, M. Culver, and R.W. Murphy. 2015. Shaping species with ephemeral boundaries: the distribution and genetic structure of the desert tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) in the Sonoran Desert. Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12664.

Zhang, Zhen-Na, Qin-Yi Wu, Gui-Zhi Zhang, Yue-Yan Zhu, R.W. Murphy, Zhen Liu, Cheng-Gang Zou. 2015. Systematic analyses reveal uniqueness and origin of the CFEM domain in fungi. Scientific Reports 5: 13032. doi: 10.1038/srep13032

Adeola, Adeniyi C., Sheila C. Ommeh, R.W. Murphy, Shi-Fang Wu, Min-Sheng Peng, and Ya-ping Zhang. 2015. Mitochondrial DNA variation of Nigerian domestic helmented guinea fowl. Animal Genetics 46(5): 576–579. DOI: 10.1111/age.12324

Wu, Yunke, and R.W. Murphy. 2015. Concordant species delimitation from multiple, independent evidence: a case study with the Pachytriton brevipes complex (Caudata: Salamandridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 92: 108–117. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.06.010

Conflitti, Ida M., Gerald F. Shields, R.W. Murphy, and Douglas C. Currie. 2015. Genetic panmixia within a narrow contact zone between chromosomally and ecologically distinct black fly sibling species (Diptera: Simulidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12682 pdf available on request

Sun, Bao-Fa, Yong-Xing Li, Ling-Yi Jia, Li-Hua Niu, R.W. Murphy, Peng Zhang, Shun-Min He, Da-Wei Huang. 2015. Regulation of transcription factors on sexual dimorphism of fig wasps. Scientific Reports 5:10696. doi:10.1038/srep10696 pdf

Dang, Ning-Xin, Feng-Hui Sun, Yun-Yun Lv, Bo-Han Zhao, Ji-Chao Wang, R.W Murphy, Wen-Zhi Wang, Jia-Tang Li. 2015. DNA barcoding and the identification of tree frogs (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae). Mitochondrial DNA. DOI:10.3109/19401736.2015.1041113 pdf

Song, Bo, Shifeng Cheng, Yanbo Sun, Xiao Zhong, Jieqiong Jin, Rui Guan, R.W Murphy, Jing Che, Yaping Zhang, Xin Liu. 2015. A genome draft of the legless anguid lizard, Ophisaurus gracilis. GigaScience 4(1):17. DOI:10.1186/s13742-015-0056-7 pdf

Rhodin, Anders G. J., Henrich Kaiser, Peter Paul van Dijk, Wolfgang Wüster, Mark O’Shea, Michael Archer, Mark Auliya, L. Boitani, Roger Bour, Viola Clausnitzer, Topiltzin Contreras-MacBeath, Brian I. Crother, Juan Daza, Carlos A Driscoll, Oscar Alberto Flores-Villela, J. Frazier, Uwe Fritz, Alfred L. Gardner, C. Gascon, A. Georges, Frank Glaw, Felipe G Grazziotin, Colin Groves, Gerhard Haszprunar, P. Havaš, G. John Measey, Michael Hoffmann, Marinus Steven Hoogmoed, B. D. Horne, John Iverson, M. Jäch, C.L. Jenkins, Richard Jenkins, A. Ross Kiester, J. Scott Keogh, T.E. Lacher Jr., J.E. Lovich, L. Luiselli, D. Luke Mahler, David P. Mallon, R. Mast, Roy W. McDiarmid, G. John Measey, Russell A. Mittermeier, Sanjay Molur, V. Mossbrugger, R.W. Murphy, Darren Naish, M. Niekisch, Hidetoshi Ota, James F. Parham, M. J. Parr, N. J. Pilcher, R. H. Pine, Anthony B. Rylands, J. G. Sanderson, J. M. Savage, W. Schleip, G.J. Scrocchi, H.B. Shaffer, E.N. Smith, R. Sprackland, S.N. Stuart, H. Vetter, L.J. Vitt, T. Waller, Grahame Webb, E.O. Wilson, Hussam Zaher, Scott Thomson. 2015. Comment on Spracklandus Hoser, 2009 (Reptilia, Serpentes, Elapidae): request for confirmation of the availability of the generic name and for the nomenclatural validation of the journal in which it was published. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 72(1):65–78. pdf

Sun, Yan-Bo, Zi-Jun Xiong, Xue-Yan Xiang, Shi-Ping Liu, Wei-Wei Zhou, Xiao-Long Tu, Li Zhong, Lu Wang, Dong-Dong Wu, Bao-Lin Zhang, Chun-Ling Zhu, Min-Min Yang, Hong-Man Chen, Fang Li, Long Zhou, Shao-Hong Feng, Chao Huang, Guo-Jie Zhang, David M. Irwin, David M. Hillis, R.W. Murphy, Huan-Ming Yang, Jing Che, Jun Wang, Ya-Ping Zhang. 2015. Whole-genome sequence of the Tibetan frog Nanorana parkeri and the comparative evolution of tetrapod genomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112(11). DOI:10.1073/pnas.1501764112 pdf

Conflitti, Ida M., Gerald F. Shields, R.W. Murphy, Douglas C. Currie. 2015. The speciation continuum: ecological and chromosomal divergence in the Simulium arcticum complex (Diptera: Simuliidae)  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 115(1). DOI:10.1111/bij.12480 pdf

Koepfli, Klaus, Benedict Paten, Agostinho Antunes, Kathy Belov, Carlos Bustamante, Todd Castoe, Hiram Clawson, Andrew J. Crawford, Mark Diekhans, Dan Distel, Richard Durbin, Dent A Earl, Matthew Kenji Fujita, Tony Gamble, Arthur Georges, Neil J Gemmell, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Jennifer Ann Graves, Richard E. Green, Glenn Hickey, Erich Jarvis, Warren E Johnson, Aleksey Komissarov, Ian Korf, Robert Kuhn, Denis M. Larkin, Harris Lewin, Jose V. Lopez, Jian Ma, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Webb Miller, R.W. Murphy, Pavel Pevzner, Beth Shapiro, Cynthia Steiner, Gaik Tamazian, Byrappa Venkatesh, Jun Wang, Robert Wayne, Edward O. Wiley, Huanming Yang, Guojie Zhang, David Haussler, Oliver Ryder, Stephen J. O’Brien. 2015. The Genome 10K Project: a way forward. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences 2015(3):22.1–22.55. DOI:10.1146/annurev-animal-090414-014900 pdf

Peng, Min-Sheng, Long Fan, Ni-Ni Shi, Tiao Ning, Yong-Gang Yao, R.W. Murphy, Wen-Zhi Wang, Ya-Ping Zhang. 2015. DomeTree: a canonical toolkit for mitochondrial DNA analyses in domesticated animals. Molecular Ecology Resources. DOI:10.1111/1755-0998.12386 pdf available on request

Blair, Christopher, Fausto R. Méndez de la Cruz, Christopher Law, R.W. Murphy. 2015. Molecular phylogenetics and species delimitation of leaf-toed geckos (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus) throughout the Mexican tropical dry forest.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84:254-265. DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.01.003 pdf available on request

Bernardo, Pedro Henrique, Eduardo Felipe Aguilera-Miller, Sérgio Ticul Álvarez-Castañeda, Fausto Roberto Méndez de la Cruz, R.W. Murphy. 2015. The complete mitochondrial genome of the black-tailed brush lizard Urosaurus nigricaudus (Reptilia, Squamata, Phrynosomatidae). Mitochondrial DNA 01/2015; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2014.1003826 pdf

Tu, Feiyun, Zhenxin Fan, Robert W. Murphy, Shunde Chen, Xiuyue Zhang, Chaochao Yan, Yang Liu, Zhiyu Sun, Jianrong Fu, Shaoying Liu, Bisong Yue. 2015. Molecular phylogenetic relationships among Asiatic shrewlike moles inferred from the complete mitogenomes. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 53(2): 155–160. DOI: 10.1111/jzs.12081

Zinenko, Oleksandr, Nikolaus Stümpel, Lyudmila Mazanaeva, Andrey Bakiev, Konstantin Shiryaev, Aleksey Pavlov, Tatiana Kotenko, Oleg Kukushkin, Yury Chikin, Tatiana Duisebayeva, Göran Nilson, Nikolai L Orlov, Sako Tuniyev, Natalia B Ananjeva, Robert W Murphy, Ulrich Joger. 2015. Mitochondrial phylogeny shows multiple independent ecological transitions and northern dispersion despite of Pleistocene glaciations in meadow and steppe vipers (Vipera ursinii and Vipera renardi). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 85–100.



Álvarez-Castañeda, Sergio Ticul and Robert W. Murphy. 2014. The endemic insular and peninsular species Chaetodipus spinatus (Mammalia, Heteromyidae) breaks the pattern for Baja California. PLoS ONE 9(12): e116146. pdf

Blair, Christopher, Victor H. Jiménez Arcos, Fausto R. Méndez de la Cruz, and R.W. Murphy. 2014. Historical and contemporary demography of leaf-toed geckos (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus tuberculosus saxatilis) in the Mexican dry forest. Conservation Genetics. doi: 10.1007/s10592-014-0668-y pdf available on request

Ma, W., Z.-H. Zhu, X.-Y. Bi, R.W. Murphy, H. Xiao, J. Luo, Y.-P. Zhang. 2014. Allopolyploidization is not so simple: evidence from the origin of the Tribe Cyprinini (Teleostei: Cypriniformes). Current Molecular Medicine 14(10): 1331–1338. DOI: 10.2174/1566524014666141203101543

Peng, M.-S., J.-D. He, L. Fan, J. Liu, A.C. Adeola, S.-F. Wu, R.W. Murphy, Y.-G. Yao, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2014. Retrieving Y chromosomal haplogroup trees using GWAS data. European Journal of Human Genetics 22: 1046–1050. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2013.272 pdf available on request

Xia, Yun, Yuchi Zheng, Ikuo Miura, Pamela B.Y. Wong, Robert W. Murphy and Xiaomao Zeng. 2014. The evolution of mitochondrial genomes in modern frogs (Neobatrachia): nonadaptive evolution of mitochondrial genome reorganization. BMC Genomics 15: 691.  doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-691 pdf

Edwards, Taylor, Elizabeth Canty Cox, Vanessa Buzzard, Christiane Wiese, L Scott Hillard, and Robert W Murphy. 2014. Genetic assessments and parentage analysis of captive bolson tortoises (Gopherus flavomarginatus) inform their "rewilding" in New Mexico. PLoS ONE 9(7): e102787. pdf

Conflitti, Ida M , Gerald F Shields, Robert W Murphy, and Douglas C Currie. 2014. The speciation continuum: population structure, gene flow, and maternal ancestry in the Simulium arcticum complex (Diptera: Simuliidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 78: 43–55. pdf available on request

Murphy, R.W. 2014. The systematics of North American tortoises, genus Gopherus. Pp. 24–29. In: D.C. Rostal, E.D. McCoy, and H.R. Mushinsky (Eds). Biology and Conservation of North American Tortoises. John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Shen, Y.-Y., K. Dai, X. Cao, R.W. Murphy, X.-J. Shen, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2014. The updated phylogenies of the Phasianidae based on combined data of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. PLoS ONE.9(4): e95786. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095786 pdf

Bryson, Robert W. Jr., Charles W. Linkem, Michael E. Dorcas, Amy Lathrop, Jason M. Jones, Javier Alvarado-Díaz, Christoph I. Grünwald, and Robert W. Murphy. 2014. Multilocus species delimitation in the Crotalus triseriatus species group (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae), with the description of two new species. Zootaxa  3826(3): 475–496. pdf available on request

Davy, C.M., P.H. Bernardo, and R.W. Murphy. 2014. A Bayesian approach to conservation genetics of Blanding's turtle (Emys blandingii) in Ontario, Canada. Conservation Genetics 15(2): 319–330. doi: 10.1007/s10592-013-0540-5 pdf available on request

Zhou, W.-w., B.-l. Zhang, H.-m. Chen, J.-q. Jin, J.-x. Yang, Y.-y. Wang, K. Jiang, R.W. Murphy, Y.-p. Zhang, and J. Che. 2014. DNA barcodes and species distribution models evaluate threats of global climate changes to genetic diversity: a case study from Nanorana parkeri (Anura, Dicroglossidae). PLoS ONE 9(8): e103899 pdf

Liu, Zhen, Wei Wang, Tong-Zuo Zhang, Gong-Hua Li, Kai He, Jing-Fei Huang, Xue-Long Jiang, Robert W Murphy, Peng Shi. 2014. Repeated functional convergent effects of NaV1.7 on acid insensitivity in hibernating mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281(1776): 20132950 pdf

Luo, J., Y. Gao, W. Ma, X.-y. Bi, S.-y. Wang, J. Wang, Y.-q. Wang, J. Chai, R. Du, S.-f. Wu, A. Meyer, R.-g. Zan, H. Xiao, R.W. Murphy and Y.-p. Zhang. 2014. Tempo and mode of recurrent polyploidization in the Carassius auratus species complex (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae). Heredity 12(4): 415–27. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2013.121 pdf available on request

Yuan, Z.-y., H.-p. Zhao, K. Jang, M. Hou, L.-h. He, R.W. Murphy, and J. Che. 2014. Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Paramesotriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) with the description of a new species from Qixiling Nature Reserve, Jiangxi, southeastern China. Asian Herpetological Research 5(2): 67–79. pdf

Nguyen, S.N, J.-X. Yang, T.-N.T. Le, L.T. Nguyen, N.L. Orlov, C.V. Hoang, T.Q. Nguyen, J.-Q. Jin, D.Q. Rao, T.N. Hoang, J. Che, R.W. Murphy, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2014. DNA barcoding of Vietnamese bent-toed geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) and the description of a new species. Zootaxa 3784 (1): 048–066. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3784.1.2 pdf available on request

Davy, C.M., and R.W. Murphy. 2014. Conservation genetics of the endangered spotted turtle illustrates the risks of 'bottleneck tests'. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92: 149–162. doi: 10.1139/cjz-2013-0188 pdf available on request

Manríquez-Morán, N.L, F.R. Méndez-de la Cruz, and R.W. Murphy. 2014. Genetic variation and origin of parthenogenesis in the Aspidoscelis cozumela complex: evidence from mitochondrial genes. Zoological Research 31(1): 14–19. doi: 10.2108/zsj.31.14 pdf available on request



Xiao, J.-H., Z. Yue, L.-Y. Jia, X.-H. Yang, L.-H. Niu, Z. Wang, P. Zhang, B.-F. Sun, S.-M. He, Z. Li, T.-L. Xiong, W. Xin, H.-F. Gu, B. Wang, J.H. Werren, R.W. Murphy, D. Wheeler, L.-M. Niu, G.-C. Ma, T. Tang, S.-N. Bian, N.-X. Wang, C.-Y. Yang, N. Wang, Y.-G. Fu, W.-Z. Li, S. V. Yi, X.-Y. Yang, Q. Zhou, C.-X. Lu, C.-Y. Xu, L.-J. He, L.-L. Yu, M. Chen, Y. Zheng, S.-W. Wang, S. Zhao, Y.-H. Li, Y.-Y. Yu, X.-J. Qian, Y. Cai, L.-L. Bian, S. Zhang, J.-Y. Wang, Y. Yin, H. Xiao, G.-H. Wang, H. Yu, W.-S. Wu, J.M. Cook, J. Wang, and D.-W. Huang. 2013. Obligate mutualism within a host drives the extreme specialization of a fig wasp genome. Genome Biology 14(12): R141. doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-12-r141 pdf

Liu, Z., W. Wang, T.-Z. Zhang, G.-H. Li, K. He, J.-F. Huang, X.-L. Jiang, R.W. Murphy, and P. Shi. 2013. Repeated functional convergent effects of Nav1.7 on acid insensitivity in mammals that hibernate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281(1776):20132950. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2950 pdf available on request

Nguyen, S.N., T.-N.T. Le, T.A.D. Tran, N.L. Orlov, A. Lathrop, R.D. MacCulloch, T.-D.T. Le, J.-Q. Jin, L.T. Nguyen, T.T. Nguyen, D.D. Hoang, J. Che, R.W. Murphy, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2013. Phylogeny of the Cyrtodactylus irregularis species complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Vietnam with the description of two new species. Zootaxa 3737(4): 399–414. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.37374.4 pdf available on request

He J.-D., J.-M. Gao, T. Shen, R.W. Murphy, X.-M. Yan. 2013. Evolutionary perspective on hepatitis B virus with an expanded sampling strategy. Virus Research 178(2): 525–529. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2013.09.032 pdf available on request

Wang, J., X.-Y. Wu, Z.-M. Chen, Z.-P.Yue, W. Ma, S.Y. Chen, H. Xiao, R.W. Murphy, Y.-P. Zhang, R.-G. Zan, and J. Luo. 2013. Molecular phylogeny of European and African Barbus and their West Asian relatives in the Cyprininae (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) and orogenesis of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin 58(31): 3738–3746. doi: 10.1007/s11434-013-5878-z. pdf

Wang, G.-H., J.-H. Xiao, T.-L. Xiong, Z. Li, R.W. Murphy, and D.-W. Huang. 2013. High-efficiency thermal asymmetric interlaced PCR (hiTAIL-PCR) for determination of a highly degenerated prophage WO genome in a Wolbachia strain infecting a fig wasp species. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79(23): 7476–7481. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02261-13 pdf available on request

Xu, P.-j., B. Lu, H.-j. Xiao, X.-w. Fu, R.W. Murphy, and K.-m. Wu. 2013. The evolution and expression of the moth visual opsin family. PLoS ONE 8(10): e78140. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078140 pdf

Meng, K., Y. Tao, R.W. Murphy, and S.-q Li. 2013. Does plate tectonics determine distributional patterns of extant animals? A case study using the amphibians of China. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 38(4): 579–686. pdf

Kin Onn Chan, D.C. Blackburn, R.W. Murphy, B.L. Stuart, D.A. Emmett, C.T. Ho, and R.M. Brown. 2013. New species of narrow-mouthed frog of the genus Kaloula Gray, 1831 from eastern Indochina. Herpetologica 69(3): 329–341. doi: 10.1655/HERPETOLOGICA-D-12-00094. pdf available on request

Edwards, T., M. Vaughn, C. Meléndez Torres, A.E. Karl, P.R. Rosen, K.H. Berry, and R.W. Murph [sic]. 2013. A biogeographic perspective of speciation among desert tortoises in the genus Gopherus: a preliminary evaluation. Pp. 243–247, In: G.J. Gottfried, P.F. Ffolliott, B.S. Gebow, L.G. Eskew, and L.C. Collins, compilers. Merging science and management in a rapidly changing world: biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago III. 2012 May 1–5, Tucson, AZ. Proceedings RMRS-P-67. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO. pdf (proof not seen by authors)

Liu, Y.-x., C.M. Davy, H.-T. Shi, and R.W. Murphy. 2013. Sex in the half-shell: a review of the history, signal-function, and evolution of courtship behavior in freshwater turtles. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 12(1): 84–100. doi: 10.2744/CCB-1037.1. pdf available on request

Zeng, T., W. Jin, Z.-y. Sun, Y. Liu, R.W. Murphy, J.-r. Fu, X. Wang, Q.-f. Hou, F.-y. Tu, R. Liao, S.-y. Liu, and B.-s. Yue. 2013. Taxonomic position of Eothenomys wardi (Arvicolinae: Cricetidae) based on morphological and molecular analyses with a detailed redescription of the species. Zootaxa 3682(1): 085–104. pdf available on request

Liu, Y., S.-Y. Liu, Z.-Y.Sun, P. Guo, Z.-X. Fan, and R.W. Murphy. 2013. A new species of Uropsilus (Talpidae: Uropsilinae) from Sichuan, China. Acta Theriologica Sinica 33(2): 113–122. (In Chinese with English abstract). pdf

Ge, R.-L., Q. Cai, Y.-Y. Shen, A. San, L. Ma, Y. Zhang, X. Yi, Y. Chen, L.-f. Yang, Y. Huang, R.-j. He, Y.-y. Hui, M.-r Hao, Y. Li, B. Wang, X.-h. Ou, J.-h. Xu, Y.-f. Zhang, K. Wu, C.-y. Geng, W.-p. Zhou, T.-c Zhou, D.M. Irwin, Y.-z. Yang, L. Ying, H.-h. Bao, J. Kim, D.M. Larkin, J. Ma, H.A. Lewin, J.-c. Xing, L. Auvil, B. Capitanu, X.-f. Zhang, G.-j. Zhang, R.W. Murphy, J. Wang, Y.-P. Zhang, and J. Wang. 2013. Draft genome sequence of the Tibetan antelope. Nature Communications 4(1858): 1–7. doi: 10.1038/ncomms2860. pdf

Sun, B.-F., J.-H. Xiao, S.-M. He, L. Liu, R.W. Murphy, D.-W. Huang. 2013. Multiple interkingdom horizontal gene transfers in Pyrenophora and their closely related species and its contribution to their phytopathogenic lifestyle. PLoS ONE 8(3): e60029. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060029. pdf

Wang, S.-Y., J. Luo, R.W. Murphy, S.-F. Wu, C.-L. Zhu, Y. Gao, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2013. The origin of Chinese goldfish and sequential loss of genetic diversity accompanies new breeds. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59571. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059571. pdf

Blair, C, V.H. Jiménez Arcos, F.R. Méndez de la Cruz, and R.W. Murphy. 2013. Landscape genetics of leaf-toed geckos in the tropical dry forest of northern Mexico. PLoS ONE 8(2): e57433. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057433. pdf

Shen, Y.-Y., X. Chen, and R.W. Murphy. 2013. Assessing DNA barcodes as a tool for species identification and data quality control. PLoS ONE 8(2): e57125. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057125. pdf

Zhou, M.-J., J.-H. Xiao, Y.-W. Li, W.-S. Wu, L.-M. Niu, H.-Y. Hu, S.-N. Bian, R.W. Murphy, and D.-W. Huang. 2013. Corrigendum: Molecular approaches identify known species, reveal cryptic species, and verify host specificity of Chinese Philotrypesis. Molecular Ecology Resources 13(3): 344–346. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.03127.x. pdf

Miao, Y.-W., M.-S. Peng, G.-S. Wu, Y.-N. Ouyang, Z.-Y. Yang, N. Yu, J.-P. Liang, G. Pianchou, A. Beja-Pereira, B. Mitra, M.G. Palanichamy, M. Baig, T.K. Chaudhuri, Y.-Y. Shen, Q.-P. Kong, R.W. Murphy, Y.-G. Yao, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2013. Chicken domestication: an updated perspective based on mitochondrial genomes. Heredity 110(3): 277–282. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2012.83. pdf available on request

Murphy, R.W., A.J. Crawford, A.M. Bauer, J. Che, S.C. Donnellan, U. Fritz, C.F.B. Haddad, Z.T. Nagy, N.A. Poyarkov, M. Vences, W.-z. Wang, and Y.-p. Zhang. 2013. Cold Code: the global initiative to DNA barcode amphibians and nonavian reptiles. Molecular Ecology Resources 13(2): 161–167. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12050 pdf available on request

Wu. S.-J., J. Luo, Q.-Q. Li, Y.-Q. Wang, R. W. Murphy, C. Blair, B.-S. Yue, and Y.-P. Zhang.2013. Ecological genetics of Chinese rhesus macaques in response to mountain building: all things are not equal. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55315. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055315 pdf

Yan, F. W.-W. Zhou, H.-T. Zhao, Z.-Y. Yuan, Y.-Y. Wang, K. Jiang, J.-Q. Jin, R.W. Murphy, J. Che, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2013. Geological events play a larger role than Pleistocene climatic fluctuation in driving the genetic structure of Quasipaa boulengeri (Anura: Dicroglossidae). Molecular Ecology 22(4): 1120–1133. doi: 10.1111/mec.12153. pdf available on request

Sun, G.-F., J.-H. Xiao, S.M. He, L. Liu, R.W. Murphy, and D.-W. Huang. 2013. Multiple ancient horizontal gene transfers and duplications in lepidopteran species. Insect Molecular Biology 22(1): 72–87. doi: 10.1111/imb.12004. pdf available on request

Wang, B., J.-H. Xiao S.-N. Bian, L.-M. Niu, R.W. Murphy, D.-W. Huang. 2013. Evolution and expression plasticity of opsin genes in a fig pollinator, Ceratosolen solmsi. PLoS ONE 8(1): e53907. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053907 pdf

Zhou, W.-W, J.-Z. Fu, R.W. Murphy, J. Che, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2013. River islands and refugia drive genetic structuring in the endemic brown frog Rana kukunoris (Anura, Ranidae) of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Molecular Ecology 22(1): 130–142. doi: 10.1111/mec.12087 pdf available on request

Blair, C., C.M. Davy, A. Ngo, N.L. Orlov, H.-t. Shi, S.-q. Lu, L. Gao, D.-q. Rao, and R.W. Murphy. 2013. Genealogy and demographic history of a widespread amphibian throughout Indochina. Journal of Heredity 104(1): 72–85. doi: 10.1093/jhered/ess079 pdf available on request



Zheng, Y.-c., R. Peng, R.W. Murphy, M. Kuro-o, L.-j. Hu, X.-m. Zeng. 2012. Matrilineal genealogy of Hynobius (Caudata: Hynobiidae) and a temporal perspective on varying levels of diversity among lineages of salamanders on the Japanese islands. Asian Herpetological Research 3(4): 288–302. DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1245.2012.00288 pdf

Gao, Y., S.-Y. Wan, J. Luo, R.W. Murphy, R. Du, S.-F. Wu, C.-L. Zhu, Y. Li, A. D. Poyarkov, S.N. Nguyen, P.-T. Luan, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2012. Quaternary palaeoenvironmental oscillations drove the evolution of the East Asian Carassius auratus complex (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae). Journal of Biogeography 39(12): 22642278. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02755.x pdf available on request

Li, J.-t., Y. Li, R.W. Murphy, D.-q. Rao, and Y.-p. Zhang. 2012. Phylogenetic resolution and systematics of the Asian treefrogs, Rhacophorus (Rhacophoridae, Amphibia). Zoologica Scripta 41(6): 557–570. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00557.x pdf available on request

Grazziotin, F., H. Zaher, R.W. Murphy, G. Scrocchi, M. Altamirano, Y.-P. Zhang, and S.L. Bonatto. 2012. Molecular phylogeny of the New World Dipsadidae (Serpentes: Colubroidea): a reappraisal. Cladistics 28(5): 437–459. DOI: 0.1111/j.1096-0031.2012.00393.x pdf available on request

Xu, P.-j., P. Cheng, Z.-f. Liu, Y. Li, R.W. Murphy, and K.-m. Wu. 2012. Complete genome sequence of a monosense Densovirus infecting the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera. Journal of Virology 86(19): 10909. DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01912-12 pdf

Liu, S.-y., Y. Liu, P. Guo, Z.-y. Sun, R.W. Murphy, Z.-x. Fan, J.-r. Fu, and Y.-p. Zhang. 2012. Phylogeny of Oriental voles (Rodentia: Muridae: Arvicolinae): molecular and morphological evidence. Zoological Science 29(9): 610–622. pdf available on request

Bernardo, P.H., F.A. Machado, R.W. Murphy, and H. Zaher. 2012. Redescription and morphological variation of Oxyrhopus clathratus Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854 (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Xenodontinae). South American Journal of Herpetology 7(2): 134148. pdf

Liu, Z., G.-H. Li, J.-F. Huang, R.W. Murphy, and P. Shi. 2012. Hearing aid for vertebrates via multiple episodic adaptive events on prestin genes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29(9): 2177–2186. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/mss087. pdf available on request

Blair, C., V.H. Jiménez-Arcos, F.R. Méndez de la Cruz, and R.W. Murphy. 2012. Next-generation DNA sequencing reveals evolutionary trends in microsatellite abundance in reptiles. Conservation Genetics Resources 4(3): 807–810. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-012-9649-y. pdf available on request

Davy, C.M., I.M. Conflitti, D. Storisteanu, and R.W. Murphy. 2012. Isolation and characterization of eleven novel polymorphic microsatellite loci in the spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera). Conservation Genetics Resources 4(3): 759–761. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-012-9638-1. pdf available on request

Davy, C.M., A.E. Leifso, I.M. Conflitti, and R.W. Murphy. 2012. Characterization of 10 novel microsatellite loci and cross-amplification of two loci in the snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina). Conservation Genetics Resources 4(3): 695–698. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-012-9624-7. pdf available on request

Lu, B., Y.-c. Zheng, R.W. Murphy, and X.-m. Zeng. 2012. Coalescence patterns in endemic Tibetan species of stream salamanders (Hynobiidae: Batrachuperus). Molecular Ecology 21(13): 3308–3324. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05606.x. pdf available on request

Wong, P.B.Y., E.O. Wiley, W.E. Johnson, O.A. Ryder, S.J. O'Brien, D. Haussler, K.-P. Koepfli, M.L. Houck, P. Perelman, G. Mastromonaco, A.C. Bentley, B. Venkatesh, Y.-p. Zhang, R.W. Murphy, and G10KCOS. 2012. Tissue sampling methods and standards for vertebrate genomics. GigaScience 1:8. DOI:10.1186/2047-217X-1-8. http://www.gigasciencejournal.com/content/1/1/8 pdf

Zhou, M.-J., J.-H. Xiao, Y.-W. Li, W.-S. Wu, L.-M. Niu, H.-Y. Hu, S.-N. Bian, R.W. Murphy, and D.-W. Huang. 2012. Molecular approaches identify known species, reveal cryptic species, and verify host specificity of Chinese Philotrypesis. Molecular Ecology Resources 12(4): 598–606. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2012.03127.x. (Corrigendum) pdf available on request

Shen, Y.-y., L. Liang, G.-S. Li, R.W. Murphy, and Y-.p. Zhang. 2012. Parallel evolution of auditory genes for echolocation in bats and toothed whales. PLoS Genetics 8(6): e1002788. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002788 pdf

Xiao, J.-H., N.-X. Wang, R.W. Murphy, J. Cook, L.-Y. Jia, and D.-W. Huang. 2012. Wolbachia infection and dramatic mitochondrial DNA divergence in a fig wasp. Evolution 66(6): 1907–1916. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01561.x. pdf available on request

Dong, B.-j., J. Che, L. Ding, S. Huang, R.W. Murphy, E.-m. Zhao, and Y.-p. Zhang. 2012. Testing hypotheses of Pleistocene population history using coalescent simulations: refugial isolation and secondary contact in the Mongolian toad, Pseudepidalea raddei (Amphibia: Bufonidae). Asian Herpetological Research 3(2): 103–113. DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1245.2012.00103. pdf

He, J.-D, M.-S. Peng, H.H. Quang, K.P. Dang, A.V. Trieu, S.-F. Wu, J.-Q. Jin, R.W. Murphy, Y.-G. Yao, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2012. Patrilineal perspective on the Austronesian diffusion in mainland Southeast Asia. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36437. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036437. pdf

Zaher, H., F.G. Grazziotin, R. Graboski, R.G. Fuentes, P. Sánchez-Martinez, G.G. Montingelli, Y.-P. Zhang, and R.W. Murphy. 2012. Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Sibynophis (Serpentes: Colubroidea). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 52(12): 141–149. pdf

Li, J.-t., J. Liu, J.-W. Wu, R.W. Murphy, E.-M. Zhao, Y.-Z. Wang, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2012. Molecular phylogeny of treefrogs in the Rhacophorus dugritei species complex (Anura: Rhacophoridae), with descriptions of two new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 165(1): 143–162. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00790.x pdf available on request

Liu, S.-Y., Z.-Y. Sun, Y. Liu, H. Wang, P. Guo, and R.W. Murphy. 2012. A new vole from Xizang, China (Cricetidae: Arvicolinae) and the molecular phylogeny of the genus Neodon. Zootaxa 3235: 1–22. pdf available on request

Che, J., H.-M. Chen, J.-Q. Jin, J.-X. Yang, K. Jiang, Z.-Y. Yuan, R.W. Murphy, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2012. Universal COI primers for DNA barcoding amphibians. Molecular Ecology Resources 12(2): 247–258. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03090.x. pdf available on request

Xia, Y., H.-f. Gu, R. Peng, Q. Chen, Y.-c. Zheng, R.W. Murphy, and X.-m. Zeng. 2012. COI is better than 16S rRNA for DNA barcoding Asiatic salamanders (Amphibia: Caudata: Hynobiidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 12: 4856. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03055.x. pdf available on request



Zheng, Y.-c., D.-q. Rao, R.W. Murphy, and X.-m. Zeng. 2011. Reproductive behavior and underwater calls in the Omei mustache toad, Leptobrachium boringii (Anura: Megophryidae). Asian Herpetological Research 2(4): 199–215. DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1245.2011.00199 pdf

Bryson, R.W., Jr., R.W. Murphy, M.R. Graham, A. Lathrop, and D. Lazcano-Villareal. 2011. Ephemeral Pleistocene woodlands connect the dots for highland rattlesnakes of the Crotalus intermedius group. Journal of Biogeography 38(12): 2299–2310. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02565.x pdf

Xiao, J.-H., J.-G. Jia, R.W. Murphy, and D.-W. Huang. 2011. Rapid evolution of the mitochondrial genome in chalcidoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) driven by parasitic lifestyles. PLoS ONE 6(11): e26645. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026645 pdf

Liu, Z., S. Li, W. Wang, D.-m. Xu, R.W. Murphy, and P. Shi. 2011. Parallel evolution of KCNQ4 in echolocating bats. PLoS ONE 6(10): e26618. doi: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0026618 pdf

Tang, T., D.-w. Huang, D. Zhang, Y.-j. Wu, R.W. Murphy, and F.-s. Liu. 2011. Identification of two metallothionein genes and their roles in stress responses of Musca domestica toward hyperthermy and cadmium tolerance. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 160(23): 8188. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpb.2011.06.008. pdf available on request

Davy, C.M., T. Edwards, A. Lathrop, M. Bratton, M. Hagan, K.A. Nagy, J. Stone, L.S. Hillard, and R.W. Murphy. 2011. Polyandry and multiple paternities in the threatened desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii. Conservation Genetics 12(5): 13131322, DOI: 10.1007/s10592-011-0232-y. pdf available on request

Li, T., J.-H. Xiao, Z.-H. Xu, R.W. Murphy, and D.-W. Huang. 2011. Cellular tropism, population dynamics, host range and taxonomic status of an aphid secondary symbiont, SMLS (Sitobion miscanthi L type symbiont). PLoS ONE 6(7): E21944. pdf

Yan, F., K. Jiang, H.-M. Chen, P. Fang, J.-Q. Jin, Y. Li, S.-N. Wang, R.W. Murphy, J. Che, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2011. The matrilineal history of the Rana longicrus species group (Rana, Ranidae, Anura) and the description of a new species from Hunan province, southern China. Asian Herpetological Research 2(2): 6171. pdf

Murphy, R.W., K.H. Berry, T. Edwards, A.E. Leviton, A. Lathrop, and J.D. Riedle. 2011. The dazed and confused identity of Agassiz’s land tortoise, Gopherus agassizii (Testudines, Testudinidae) with the description of a new species, and its consequences for conservation. ZooKeys 113: 3971. pdf http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.113.1353 Press Release

Murphy, R.W. 2011. Another day at the office. ROM Magazine, Summer: 3435.

Li, J.-t., D.-q. Rao, R.W. Murphy, and Y.-p. Zhang. 2011. The systematic status of rhacophorid frogs. Asian Herpetological Research 2(1): 111. pdf

Shan, W.-J., J. Liu, L. Yu, R.W. Murphy, M. Halik, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2011. Genetic consequences of postglacial colonization in the endemic Yarkand hare (Lepus yarkandensis) of the arid Tarim Basin. Chinese Science Bulletin 56(13): 1370–1382. pdf

Bryson, R.W., Jr., R.W. Murphy, A. Lathrop, and D. Lazcano-Villareal. 2011. Evolutionary drivers of phylogeographic diversity in the highlands of Mexico: a case study of the Crotalus triseriatus species group of montane rattlesnakes. Journal of Biogeography 38(4): 697710. pdf

Davy, C.M., F.R. Mendez de la Cruz, A. Lathrop, and R.W. Murphy. 2011. Seri Indian traditional knowledge and molecular biology agree: no express train for island-hopping spiny-tailed iguanas in the Sea of Cortés. Journal of Biogeography 38(2): 272284. pdf

Li, T., J.-H. Xiao, Z.-H. Xu, R.W. Murphy, and D.-W. Huang. 2011. A possibly new Rickettsia-like symbiont genus in the Chinese wheat pest aphid, Sitobion miscanthi (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 106: 418421. pdf available on request

Blair, C., and R.W. Murphy. 2011. Recent trends in molecular phylogenetic analysis: where to next? Journal of Heredity 102: 130138. pdf available on request

Xu, P.-J., T. Li, J.-H. Xiao, R.W. Murphy, and D.-W. Huang. 2011. Universal primers for amplifying the complete coding sequence of cytoplasmic heat shock proteins 90 (HSP90) in Lepidoptera. European Journal of Entomology 108(1): 164168. pdf available on request

Edwards, T., A. Lathrop A. Ngo, K. Choffe, and R.W. Murphy. 2011. STR/microsatellite primers for the desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, and its congeners. Conservation Genetics Resources 3(2): 365368. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-010-9363-6. pdf



Murphy, R.W., R. Brodman, and B.D. Bell. 2010. The Herpetological Conservation and Biology Symposium at the 6th World Congress of Herpetology. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5(3): 498500. pdf

Xiao, J.-H., N.-X. Wang, Y.-W. Li, R.W. Murphy, D.-G. Wan, L.-M. Niu, H.-Y. Hu, Y.-G. Fu, and D.-W. Huang. 2010. Molecular approaches to identify cryptic species and polymorphic species within a complex community of fig wasps. PLoS ONE 5(11): e15067. pdf

Green, M.D., R.W. Murphy, and N.L. Orlov. 2010. Toward a phylogeny of the kukri snakes, genus Oligodon. Asian Herpetological Research 1(1): 1–21. pdf

Xu, P.J., J.H. Xiao, Q.Y. Xia, B. (R.W.) Murphy, and D.-W. Huang. 2010. Apis mellifera has two isoforms of cytoplasmic HSP90. Insect Molecular Biology 19(4): 593–597. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2010.01015.x pdf

Zhang, D.-R., M.-Y. Chen, R.W. Murphy, J. Che, J.-F. Pang, J.-S. Hu, J. Luo, S.-J. Wu, H. Ye, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2010. Genealogy and palaeodrainage basins in Yunnan Province: phylogeography of the Yunnan spiny frog, Nanorana yunnanensis (Dicroglossidae). Molecular Ecology 19: 3406–3420. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04747.x pdf available on request

Murphy, R.W., and F.R. Méndez de la Cruz. 2010. The herpetofauna of Baja California and its associated islands: a conservation assessment and priorities. Pg. 238–273. In: Larry David Wilson, Josiah H. Townsend, and Jerry D. Johnson (eds.). Conservation of Mesoamerican Amphibians and Reptiles. Eagle Mountain Publishing, LC, Eagle Mountain, Utah. xvii + 812 pp. PHYLOGEOGRAPHY=GENOGEOGRAPHY

Shen, Y.-Y., L. Liang, Y.-B. Sun, B.-S. Yue, X.-J. Yang, R.W. Murphy, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2010. A mitogenomic perspective on the ancient, rapid radiation in the Galliformes with an emphasis on the Phasianidae. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 132 (10 pg.). pdf

Luo, A-R., Y.-Z. Zhang, H.-J. Qiao, W.-F. Shi, R.W. Murphy, and C.-D. Zhu. 2010. Outgroup selection in tree reconstruction: a case study of the family Halictidae (Hymenoptera: Apoidae). Acta Entomologica Sinica 53(2): 192–201. pdf

Bogart, J.P., E. Fellows, H. Lynn, K. Barrett, J. Pisapio, R. Gould, B. (R.W.) Murphy, A.M. Laurence, L. Grbinicek, T. Zammit, S. Sampson, S. Hayes, and K. Bériault. 2010. Jefferson salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) in Ontario. Ontario Recovery Strategy Series. Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario, 36 pg. pdf

Matsui, M., A. Hamidy, R.W. Murphy, W. Khonsue, P. Yambun, T. Shimada, N. Ahmad, D. M. Belabutj, and J.-p. Jiang. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships of megophryid frogs of the genus Leptobrachium (Amphibia, Anura) as revealed by mtDNA gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56(1): 259–272 doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.03.014. pdf

Liu, Y.-X., H.-T. Shi, C. Yun, R.W. Murphy, M.-L. Hong, J. Wang, Z.-W. Wang, Y. Wang, B. He, and L.-J. Wang. 2010. Activity rhythms and time budget of four-eyed spotted turtles (Sacalia quadriocellata) in captivity. Herpetological Journal 19: 163–172. pdf



Haussler, D., S.J. O'Brien, O.A. Ryder, F.K. Barker, M. Clamp, A.J. Crawford, R. Hanner, O. Hanotte, W.E. Johnson, J.A. McGuire, W. Miller, R.W. Murphy, W.J. Murphy, F.H. Sheldon, B. Sinervo, B. Venkatesh, E.O. Wiley, F.W. Allendorf, C.S. Baker, A. Bauer, A. Beja-Pereira, E. Bermingham, G. Bernard, C.R. Bonvicino, S. Brenner, T. Burke, J. Cracraft, M. Diekhans, S. Edwards, P. Ericson, J. Estes, J. Fjelsa, N. Flesness, T. Gamble, P. Gaubert, A.S. Graphodatsky, J.A.M. Graves, E.D. Green, R.E. Green, S. Hackett, P. Hebert, K.M. Helgen, L. Joseph, B. Kessing, D.M. Kingsley, H.A. Lewin, G. Luikart, P. Martelli, M.A.M. Moreira, N. Nguyen, G. Ortí, B.L. Pike, D.M. Rawson, St. C. Schuster, H.N. Seuánez, H.B. Shaffer, M.S. Springer, J.M. Stuart, J. Sumner, E. Teeling, R.C. Vrijenhoek, R.D. Ward, R. Wayne, T.M. Williams, N.D. Wolfe, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2009. Genome 10K: a proposal to obtain whole-genome sequence for 10 000 vertebrate species. Journal of Heredity 100(6): 659–674 doi:10.1093/jhered/esp086. pdf

Sun Z., L. Ma, R.W. Murphy, X.-S. Zhang, and D.-W. Huang. 2009. Wolbachia pipientis wMel: Genomic-level analysis of codon usage pattern. Scientia Sinica Vitae 39(10): 948–953. (In Chinese). pdf

Murphy, R.W. 2009. How to handle a Titanic snake. ROM Magazine, Summer 2009: 8.

Li, J.-t., J. Che, R.W. Murphy, H. Zhao, E.-m. Zhao, D.-q. Rao, and Y.-p. Zhang. 2009. New insights to the molecular phylogenetics and generic assessment in the Rhacophoridae (Amphibia: Anura) based on five nuclear and three mitochondrial genes, with comments on the evolution of reproduction. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53(2): 509–522. pdf

Altig, R, A. Lathrop, and R.W. Murphy. 2009. Morphology of Southeast Asian tadpoles: Hoplobatrachus chinensis (Dicroglossidae), Leptolalax pelodytoides (Megophryidae), and other megophryids. Russian Journal of Herpetology 16: 126–130. pdf

Davy, C.M., and R.W. Murphy. 2009. Explaining patterns of deformities in freshwater turtles using MacCulloch’s hypothesis. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87: 433–439. pdf

Murphy, R.W. 2009. Preface, pp. 5–6. In: Le Cong Kiet (ed.). Beleaguered Hills: Managing the Biodiversity of the Remaining Karst Hills of Kien Giang, Vietnam. Nong Nghiep Publishing, Ho Chi Minh City.

Nguyen N. Sang, R.W. Murphy, N.L. Orlov, and J. Che. 2009. The herpetofauna of Hon Chong area, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, pp. 79–91. In: Le Cong Kiet (ed.). Beleaguered Hills: Managing the Biodiversity of the Remaining Karst Hills of Kien Giang, Vietnam. Nong Nghiep Publishing, Ho Chi Minh City. pdf

Liu, Y.-x., J. Wang, H.-t. Shi, R.W. Murphy, M.-l. Hong, B. He, J.J. Fong, J.-c. Wang, and L.-r. Fu. 2009. The ethogram of Sacalia quadriocellata (Reptilia: Testudines: Geomydidae) in captivity. Journal of Herpetology 43: 318–325. pdf

Murphy, R.W., C. Blair, and F. R. Méndez de la Cruz. 2009. A new species of leaf-toed gecko, genus Phyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae) from Guerrero, Mexico. South American Journal of Herpetology 4: 17–24. pdf

Spironello, M., L. Rizvi, D.C. Currie, C.M. Davy, and R.W. Murphy. 2009. Isolation and characterization of eleven microsatellite loci from the black fly, Simulium negativum (Diptera: Simuliidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 969971 pdf

Blair, C., N. L. Orlov, H.-t. Shi, and R.W. Murphy. 2009. A taxonomic re-evaluation of Goniurosaurus hainanensis (Squamata: Eublepharidae) from Hainan Island, China. Russian Journal of Herpetology 16: 35–40. pdf

Zaher, H., F.G. Grazziotin, J.E. Cadle, R.W. Murphy, J.C. de Moura-Leite, and S.L. Bonatto, 2009. Molecular phylogeny of advanced snakes (Serpentes, Caenophidia) with an emphasis on South American xenodontines: a revised classification and descriptions of new taxa. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, 49(11): 115–153. pdf

Lu, B. N. Wang, J.-h. Xiao, Y.-y. Xu, R.W. Murphy, and D.-w. Huang. 2009. Evolution and expression divergence of the non‑conventional olfactory receptor in four species of fig wasp associated with one species of fig. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9(1): 1–16. pdf

Sun Z., D.-G. Wan, RW Murphy, L, Ma, X-S Zhang, and D.-W. Huang. 2009. Comparison of base composition and codon usage in insect mitochondrial genomes. Korean Journal of Genetics 31(1): 65–71. pdf

Ngo, A., C. Blair, and R.W. Murphy. 2009. Revealing the hidden biodiversity of amphibian and non-bird reptilian life. ROM Magazine, Spring 2009: 28.

Blair, C., F.R. Méndez de la Cruz, A. Ngo, J. Lindell, A. Lathrop, and R.W. Murphy. 2009. Molecular phylogenetics and taxonomy of leaf-toed geckos (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus) inhabiting the peninsula of Baja California. Zootaxa 2027: 28–42. pdf

Ngo, A., V.L. McKay, and R.W. Murphy.2009. Recovery strategy for the tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) (Great Lakes Population) in Canada. Species at Risk Act Recovery Strategy Series. Parks Canada Agency. Ottawa. v + 28pp. + 1 Appendix. pdf

Che, J., J.-s. Hu, W.-w. Zhou, R.W. Murphy, T. J. Papenfuss, M.-y. Chen, D.-q. Rao, P.-p. Li, and Y.-p. Zhang. 2009. Phylogeny of the Asian spiny frog tribe Paini (Family Dicroglossidae) sensu Dubois. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50: 59–73. pdf



Sun, Z., L. Ma, R.W. Murphy, X.-S. Zhang, and D.-W. Huang. 2008. Factors affecting mito-nuclear codon usage interactions in the OXPHOS system of Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Genetics and Genomics 35(12): 729–735. pdf

Shi, W.-f., M. J. Gibbs, Y.-z. Zhang, D.-m. Zhuang, A.-s. Dun, G.-f. Yu, N.-n. Yang, R.W. Murphy, and C.-d. Zhu. 2008. The variable codons of H5N1 avian influenza A virus haemagglutinin genes. Science in China Series C: Life Sciences 51(11): 987–993. pdf

Lindell, J., F. R. Méndez-de la Cruz, and R.W. Murphy. 2008. Deep biogeographical history and cytonuclear discordance in the black-tailed brush lizard (Urosaurus nigricaudus) of Baja California.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 94: 89–104. pdf

Lindell, J., and R.W. Murphy. 2008. Simple identification of mitochondrial lineages in contact zones based on lineage-selective primers.  Molecular Ecology Resources 8: 6673. pdf

Liu, Y.-x., B. He, H.-t. Shi, R.W. Murphy, J. J. Fong, J.-c. Wang, L.-r. Fu, and Y.-g. Ma. 2008. An analysis of courtship behaviour in the four-eyed spotted turtle, Sacalia quadriocellata (Reptilia: Testudinata: Batagurinae). Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 185–195. pdf available on request

Meng, K., S.-q. Li and R.W. Murphy. 2008. Biogeographic patterns of Chinese spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) based on a parsimony analysis of endemicity. Journal of Biogeography. 35: 12411249 pdf.

Zanatta, D.T., and R.W. Murphy. 2008. The phylogeographical and management implications of population structure in the imperiled snuffbox mussel, Epioblasma triquetra (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93: 371384. pdf



Zanatta, D.T., and R.W. Murphy. 2007. Range-wide population genetic analysis of the endangered northern riffleshell mussel, Ethioblasma torulosa rangiana (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Conservation Genetics 8: 13931404. pdf

Murphy, R.W., K.H. Berry, T. Edwards, and A.M. McLuckie. 2007. A genetic assessment of the recovery units for the Mojave population of the desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 6(2): 229251. pdf

Sha, Z.-L., C.-D. Zhu, R.W. Murphy, and D.-W. Huang. 2007. A revised taxonomy of Cirrospilus ambiguous based on molecular systematics with notes on notauli evolution in Eulophinae. Acta Entomologica Sinica 50: 5766. pdf

Zanatta, D.T., S.J. Fraley, and R.W. Murphy. 2007. Population structure and mantle display polymorphisms in the wavy-rayed lampmussel, Lampsilis fasciola (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 85: 11691181. pdf

Murphy, R.W., A. Smith, and A. Ngo. 2007. The versions of Cope's Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica. Bibliotheca Herpetologica 7: 1216. pdf

Xiao, J.-h., W. Xin, Y.-j. Liu, R.W. Murphy, and D.-w. Huang. 2007. Generation of linear expression constructs by one-step PCR with Vaccinia DNA Topoisomerase I. Molecular Biotechnology 35: 1522. pdf

Sha, Z.-l., C.-d. Zhu, R.W. Murphy, and D.-w. Huang.2007. Diglyphus isaea (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae): a probable complex of cryptic species that forms an important biological control agent of agromyzid leaf-miners. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 45: 128135. pdf


birth – 2006

Sha, Z.-l., C.-d. Zhu, R.W. Murphy, J. La Salle, and D.-w. Huang. 2006. Mitochondrial phylogeography of a leafminer parasitoid, Diglyphus isaea (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in China. Biological Control 38: 380–389. pdf

Berry, K.H., and R.W. Murphy (eds).2006. The Changing Mojave Desert. Journal of Arid Environments, Suppl. Vol. 67: 1267.

Murphy, R.W., and K.H. Berry. 2006. Dedication: David Joseph Morafka. Journal of Arid Environments, Suppl. Vol. 67: 1112. pdf available on request

Berry, K.H., J. Mack, R.W. Murphy, and W. Quillman. 2006. Introduction to the special issue on the Mojave Desert. Journal of Arid Environments, Suppl. Vol. 67: 510. pdf available on request

Murphy, R.W., T.L. Trépanier, and D.J. Morafka. 2006. Conservation genetics, evolution, biogeography and distinct population segments of the Mojave fringe-toed lizard, Uma scoparia. Journal of Arid Environments, Suppl. Vol. 67: 226247. pdf available on request

Zanatta, D.T., and R.W. Murphy. 2006. Evolution of active host-attraction strategies in the freshwater mussel tribe Lampsilini (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41: 195208. pdf

Lindell, J., A. Ngo, and R.W. Murphy. 2006. Deep genealogies and the mid-peninsular seaway of Baja California. Journal of Biogeography 33(8): 13271331. pdf

Zanatta, D.T., and R.W. Murphy. 2006. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for the endangered northern riffleshell mussel Epioblasma torulosa rangiana (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 850852. pdf

Sha, Z.-l., C.-d. Zhu, R.W. Murphy, D.-w. Huang, and S.G. Compton. 2006. A molecular phylogeny of eulophid wasps inferred from partial 18S gene sequences. Acta Zoologica Sinica 52(2): 288301. pdf

Ngo, A., R.W. Murphy, W.-z. Liu, A. Lathrop, and N.L. Orlov.  2006. The phylogenetic relationships of the Chinese and Vietnamese waterfall frogs of the genus Amolops.  Amphibia-Reptilia 27: 8192. pdf

Goebel, A., H.M. Smith, R.W. Murphy, and D.J. Morafka. 2005. Bufo nelsoni. Pp. 427430. In M.J. Lannoo (Ed.). Declining Amphibians: A United States' Response to the Global Problem. University of California Press, Berkeley, California.

Lindell, J.S., F. Mendez de la Cruz, and R.W. Murphy. 2005. Deep genealogical history without population differentiation: discrepancy between mtDNA and allozyme divergence in the zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36: 682694. pdf

Honda, M., H. Ota, R.W. Murphy, and T. Hikida. 2005. Phylogeny and biogeography of water skinks of the genus Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Scincidae): a molecular approach. Zoologica Scripta 35: 8595. paper pdf

Chen, L.-q., R.W. Murphy, A. Lathrop, A. Ngo, N.L. Orlov, C.T. Ho, and I.L.M. Somorjai. 2005. Taxonomic chaos in Asian ranid frogs: an initial phylogenetic resolution. Herpetological Journal 15: 231243. Appendix pdf

Kalyabina, S., N.B. Ananjeva, U. Joger, P. Lenk, R.W. Murphy, B.L. Stuart, N.L. Orlov, C.T. Ho, and M. Wink. 2004. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Acanthosaura (Agamidae).  Current Herpetology 23(1): 7–16. paper pdf

Bain, R.H., A. Lathrop, R.W. Murphy, N.L. Orlov, and C.T. Ho. 2003. Cryptic species of a cascade frog from Southeast Asia: taxonomic revisions and descriptions of six new species. American Museum Novitates (3417): 160. pdf

Murphy, R.W. Unisexuality: the redundant male. 2002. Pp. 224225. In: T. R. Halliday and K. Adler (eds). The New Encyclopedia of Amphibians and Reptiles.  Andromedia, Oxfordshire, U.K.

Zhao, Jinliang, R.W. Murphy, and Sifa Li.  2002. Relationships of mitten crabs (Eriocheir) from inland rivers of China inferred by cytochrome oxidase subunit I sequences. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 30: 931941. pdf

Murphy, R.W., and G. Aguirre L. 2002. The non-avian reptiles: origins and evolution.  Ch. 8, p. 181220. In T.J. Case, M.L. Cody and E. Ezcurra (eds.).  A New Island Biogeography of the Sea of Cortés.  Oxford University Press. pdf

Murphy, R.W., and G. Aguirre L. 2002. A distributional checklist of the amphibians and reptiles on the islands in the Sea of Cortés.  Appendix 8.2 and 8.4, pp. 580–599. In T.J. Case, M.L. Cody and E. Ezcurra (eds.). A New Island Biogeography of the Sea of Cortés. Oxford University Press, New York. pdf

Murphy, R.W., F. Sanchez-Piñero, G. Polis, and R. Aalbu. 2002. New measurements of area and distance for islands in the Sea of Cortés. Appendix 1.1, pp. 447–468. In T. J. Case, M. L. Cody and E. Ezcurra (eds.). A New Island Biogeography of the Sea of Cortés. Oxford University Press, New York pdf.

Murphy, R.W., J. Fu, A. Lathrop, J.V. Feltham, and V. Kovac. 2002. Phylogeny of the rattlesnakes (Crotalus and Sistrurus) inferred from sequences of five mitochondrial DNA genes, p. 71–92. In: G. W. Schuett, M. Höggren, M. E. Douglas and H. W. Greene (eds.). Biology of Vipers. Eagle Mountain Publishing, Eagle Mountain, Utah pdf.

Orlov, N. L., R.W. Murphy, N.B. Ananjeva, S.A. Ryabov, and H.T. Cuc.  2002. Herpetofauna of Vietnam, a checklist. Part I. Amphibia.  Russian Journal of Herpetology 9(2): 81104 pdf.

Berry, K.H., D.J. Morafka, and R.W. Murphy. 2002. Defining the desert tortoise(s): our first priority for a coherent conservation strategy. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4(2): 249262 paper pdf.

Trépanier, T.L., and R.W. Murphy. 2001. The Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard: genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of an endangered species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 18(3): 327334 paper pdf.

Montanucci, R.R., H.M. Smith, K. Adler, D.L. Auth, R.W. Axtell, T.J. Case, D. Chiszar, J.T. Collins, R. Conant, R.W. Murphy, K. Petren, and R.C. Stebbins. 2001. Sauromalus obesus (Baird) 1858 (Reptilia, Lacertilia): proposed precedence of the specific name over that of Sauromalus ater Duméril, 1856. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 58(1): 3740.

Murphy, R.W. 2001. A curator in the new millennium. Science's New Wave. 2 p.  (30 May 2001).

Murphy, R.W. 2001. Book review: Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, by Ron H. McPeak. Copeia 2001: 578–580 paper.

Orlov, N.L., A. Lathrop, R.W. Murphy, and C.T. Ho. 2001. Frogs of the family Rhacophoridae (Anura: Amphibia) in the northern Hoang Lien Mountains (Mount Fan Si Pan, Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province) Vietnam. Russian Journal of Herpetology 8(1): 17–44 pdf.

Trépanier, T.L., A. Lathrop, and R.W. Murphy. 2000. Rhacophorus leucomystax in Vietnam with an acoustic analysis of advertisement and release calls.  Asiatic Herpetological Research. 8: 102106 pdf.

Liu, W., A. Lathrop, J. Fu, D.-t. Yang, and R.W. Murphy. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships among East Asian bufonids inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences (Anura: Amphibia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 14(3): 423435 paper pdf.

Fu, J., R.D. MacCulloch, R.W. Murphy, and I.S. Darevsky. 2000.  Clonal variation in the Caucasian rock lizard Lacerta armeniaca and its origin. Amphibia-Reptilia 21: 8389 paper pdf.

MacCulloch, R.D., J. Fu, I.S. Darevsky, and R.W. Murphy.  2000. Genetic evidence for species status of some Caucasian rock lizard of the Darevskia saxicola Group. Amphibia-Reptilia 21: 169176 pdf.

Fu, J., R.W. Murphy, and I.S. Darevsky. 2000. Divergence of the cytochrome b gene in the Lacerta raddei complex and its parthenogenetic daughter species: evidence for recent multiple origins. Copeia 2000: 432440 paper pdf.

Griffith, H, A. Ngo, and R.W. Murphy. 2000. A cladistic evaluation of the cosmopolitan genus Eumeces Wiegmann (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae). Russian Journal of Herpetology 7: 116 pdf.

Orlov, N.L., R.W. Murphy, and T.J. Papenfuss. 2000. List of snakes of Tam-Dao Mountain Ridge (Tonkin, Vietnam). Russian Journal of Herpetology 7(1): 6980 pdf.

Orlov, N.L., R.G. Khalikov, R.W. Murphy, and A. Lathrop. 2000. Atlas of Megophryids (Megophryidae: Anura: Amphibia) of Vietnam. Interactive CD. Zoological Inst. St. Petersburg, Russia.

Murphy R.W., J. Fu, D.E. Upton, T. de Lema, and E.-m. Zhao. 2000. Genetic variability among endangered Chinese giant salamanders, Andrias davidianus. Molecular Ecology 9: 15391547 paper pdf.

Murphy R.W., J. Fu, I.S. Darevsky, L.A. Kupriyanova, and R.D. MacCulloch. 2000. A fine line between sex and unisexuality: the phylogenetic constraints on parthenogenetic lacertid lizards. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 130: 527549 paper pdf.

Ngo, A., R.W. Murphy, N.L. Orlov, I.S. Darevsky, and S. V. Nguyen.  2000. A redescription of the Ba Vi water skink Tropidophorus baviensis Bourret, 1937. Russian Journal of Herpetology 7(2): 155158 paper pdf.

Fu, J., R.D. MacCulloch, R.W. Murphy, I.S. Darevsky, and B.S. Tuniyev. 2000. Allozyme variation patterns and modes of origin: Clonal variations among four sibling parthenogenetic Caucasian rock lizards. Genetica 108: 107112 pdf.

Buth, D.G., and R.W. Murphy. 1999. Introduction: Gene expression in reptilian systematics. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 17: 115116 pdf.

Buth, D.G., and R.W. Murphy. 1999. The use of isozyme characters in systematic studies. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 17: 117130 pdf.

Murphy, R.W. 1999. Evolution of L-lactate dehydrogenase isozyme patterns in reptiles. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 27: 131146 pdf.

Murphy R.W. 1999. The correct spelling of the Latinized name for Rostombekov's rock lizard. Amphibia-Reptilia 20: 225226 pdf.

Ho, Cuc Thu, A. Lathrop, R.W. Murphy, and N. Orlov. 1999. A redescription of Vibrissaphora ailaonica with a new record in Vietnam. Russian Journal of Herpetology. 6: 4854 paper pdf.

Fu, J., and R.W. Murphy. 1999. Discriminating and locating character covariance:  An application of permutation tail probability (PTP) analyses. Systematic Biology 48: 380–395 pdf.

Engstrom, M.D., R.W. Murphy and O. Haddrath. 1999. Sampling vertebrate collections for molecular research:  practice and policies. Pp. 315330. In:  D. Metsger and S. Byers (eds.).  Proceedings of the Workshop "Managing the Modern Herbarium, June 56, 1996."  SPNHC (May, 1996) pdf.

Aguirre L., G., D.J. Morafka and R.W. Murphy. 1999. The peninsular archipelago of Baja California:  A thousand kilometers of tree lizard genetics. Herpetologica 55: 369381 paper pdf.

Murphy, R.W. 1999. Comment on the proposed precedence of the specific name of Crotalus rubber Cope, 1892 over that of Crotalus exsul Garman, 1884 (Reptilia, Serpentes). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 56(2): 148.

Fu, J., R.W. Murphy and I.S. Darevsky. 1999. Limited genetic variation in Lacerta mixta and its parthenogenetic daughter species: Evidence from cytochrome b and ATPase 6 gene DNA sequences. Genetica 105: 227231 pdf.

Fu, J, R. D. MacCulloch, R.W. Murphy, I.S. Darevsky, L.A. Kupriyanova, D.E. Upton and F. Danielyan.  1998.  The parthenogenic rock lizard Lacerta unisexualis: an example of limited genetic polymorphism. Journal of Molecular Evolution 46: 127–130 pdf.

Huang, C.-m., and R.W. Murphy. 1998. Datong Yang's 1984 description of Ichthyophis bannanica. Contemporary Herpetology (net link).

Huang, C.-m., A. Lathrop and R.W. Murphy. 1998. Translations of two new species of amphibians from Tibet (Huang and Fei 1981) and descriptions of two new species of the genus Megophrys (Fei, Ye & Huang 1995). Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service 118: 120 pdf.

Murphy. R.W., and L.A. Lowcock. 1998. ROMMY II: what’s it really all about? Web publication

Murphy, R.W., and N.R. Lovejoy.  1998.  Punctuated equilibrium or gradualism in the lizard genus Sceloporus?  Lost in plesiograms and a forest of trees.  Cladistics 14: 95103 pdf.

MacCulloch, R.D., I.S. Darevsky, R.W. Murphy and J. Fu. 1998. Allozyme variation and population substructuring in the Caucasian ground lizards Lacerta derjugini and Lacerta praticola.  Russian Journal of Herpetolology 4: 115119 pdf.

Bogart, J. P., and R. W. Murphy. 1998. Herpetology in southern Ontario.  Herpetological Review 29: 810.

Lathrop, A., R.W. Murphy, N. Orlov and C.T. Ho. 1998. Two new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from northern Vietnam.  Amphibia-Reptilia 19: 253267 pdf.

Murphy, R.W. 1998.  Why we are in Vietnam. Rotunda 1998(Fall/Winter): 1815.

Murphy, R.W., and K.D. Doyle. 1998. Phylophenetics: frequencies and polymorphic characters in genealogical estimation.  Systematic Biology 47: 737761 pdf.

Lathrop, A., R.W. Murphy, N.L. Orlov and C.T. Ho. 1998. Two new species of Leptobrachium (Anura: Megophryidae) from the Central Highlands of Vietnam with a redescription of Leptobrachium chapaense.  Russian Journal of Herpetology 5: 5160 pdf.

Orlov, N.L., I.S. Darevsky and R.W. Murphy. 1998. A new species of mountain stream snake, genus Opisthotropis Günther, 1872 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae), from the tropical rain forests of southern Vietnam. Russian Journal of Herpetology 5: 6164 pdf.

MacCulloch, R.D., L.A. Kupriyanova, R.W. Murphy, I.S. Darevsky and F.D. Danielyan. 1997.  The Caucasian rock lizard, Lacerta rostombekovi:  a monoclonal parthenogenetic vertebrate.  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 25: 33–37 pdf.

Murphy, R.W., L.A. Lowcock, C. Smith, I.S. Darevsky, N. Orlov, R.D. MacCulloch and D.E. Upton.  1997.  Flow cytometry in biodiversity surveys:  Methods, utility, and constraints.  Amphibia‑Reptilia 18: 113 pdf.

Fu, J., A. Lathrop and R.W. Murphy. 1997.  Phylogeny of the genus Scutiger (Amphibia: Megophryidae):  a re-evaluation.  Asiatic Herpetological Research 7: 3237 pdf.

Fu, J., and R.W. Murphy.  1997.  Phylogeny of Chinese Oreolalax and the use of functional outgroups to select among multiple equally parsimonious trees.  Asiatic Herpetological Research. 7: 3843 pdf.

Upton, D.E., and R.W. Murphy.  1997.  Phylogeny of the side-blotched lizards (Phrynosomatidae: Uta) based on mtDNA sequences: support for a midpeninsular seaway in Baja California. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 8: 104113 pdf.

Murphy, R.W.  1997. Review of “Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla” by Claus Nielsen. Canadian Field-Naturalist 111: 527.

Sharbel, T.F., L.A. Lowcock and R.W. Murphy.  1997.  Flow cytometry: a precise and rapid method for genomic analyses of amphibian populations.  In David M. Green (ed.)  Amphibians in Decline.  Canadian studies of a global problem.  Herpetological Conservation 1: 7886 pdf.

Fu, J., R.W. Murphy and I.S. Darevsky. 1997. Toward the phylogeny of Caucasian rock lizards:  implications from mitochondrial DNA gene sequences (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 121: 463477 pdf.

Murphy, R.W.  1997.  Review of “The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula" by Julian C. Lee. Canadian Field-Naturalist 111: 681682.

Murphy, R.W.  1997.  Review of “The Garter Snakes:  Evolution and Ecology" by Douglas A. Rossman, Neil B. Ford and Richard A. Seigel. Canadian Field-Naturalist 111: 682683.

MacCulloch, R.D., R.W. Murphy, J. Fu, I.S. Darevsky and F. Danielyan.  1997.  Disjunct habitats as islands:  genetic variability in the Caucasian rock lizard Lacerta portschinskii.  Genetica 101: 4145 pdf.

Murphy, R.W., I.S. Darevsky, R.D. MacCulloch, J. Fu, L.A. Kupriyanova, D.E. Upton and F. Danielyan.  1997.  Old age, multiple formations or genetic plasticity?  Clonal diversity in a parthenogenetic Caucasian rock lizard, Lacerta dahli.  Genetica 101: 125–130 pdf.

Murphy, R.W., J.W. Sites, Jr., D.G. Buth and C.H. Haufler.  1996.  Proteins:  Isozyme electrophoresis.  Chapter 4, pp. 51120, in: D.M. Hillis C. Moritz and B. K. Mable (eds.).  Molecular Systematics, 2nd ed.  Sinauer Assoc. Inc., Sunderland, Mass pdf.

MacCulloch, R.D., D. E. Upton and R.W. Murphy.  1996.  Trends in nuclear DNA content among amphibians and reptiles.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 113B: 601605 pdf.

Murphy, R.W., I.S. Darevsky, R.D. MacCulloch, J. Fu and L. A. Kupriyanova. 1996. Evolution of the bisexual species of Caucasian rock lizards: a phylogenetic evaluation of allozyme data.  Russian Journal of Herpetology 3: 1831 pdf.

Murphy, R.W.  1996.  Review of “Anolis Lizards of the Caribbean:  Ecology, Evolution, and Plate Tectonics” by Jonathan Roughgarden. Canadian Field-Naturalist 110: 376.

Bobyn, M.L., I.S. Darevsky, L.A. Kupriyanova, R.D. MacCulloch, D.E. Upton, F.D. Danielyan, and R.W. Murphy.  1996. Allozyme variation in populations of Lacerta raddei and Lacerta nairensis from Armenia. Amphibia-Reptilia 17: 233246 pdf.

Murphy, R.W., V. Kovac, O. Haddrath, G.S. Allen, A. Fishbein and N.E. Mandrak.  1995.  mtDNA gene sequence, allozyme, and morphological variability among red diamond rattlesnakes, Crotalus ruber and Crotalus exsul. Canadian Journal of Zoology 73: 270281 paper pdf.

Fu, J., I.S. Darevsky, R.D. MacCulloch, L.A. Kupriyanova, E.S. Roitberg, T. Sokolova and R.W. Murphy. 1995. Genetic and morphological differentiation among Caucasian rock lizards of the Lacerta caucasica complex. Russian Journal of Herpetology 2: 3642 pdf.

Lathrop, A., and R.W. Murphy.  1995.  Review of "Environmental Physiology of the Amphibians" edited by M.E. Feder and W.W. Burggren. Canadian Field-Naturalist 109: 134.

Murphy, R.W.  1995.  Review of “Lizard Ecology:  Historical and Experimental Perspectives” edited by L.J. Vitt and E.R. Pianka. Canadian Field-Naturalist 109: 135136.

MacCulloch, R.D., J. Fu., I.S. Darevsky, F.D. Danielyan and R.W. Murphy.  1995.  Allozyme variation in three closely related species of Caucasian rock lizards (Lacerta).  Amphibia‑Reptilia 16: 331340 pdf.

MacCulloch, R.D., R.W. Murphy, L.A. Kupriyanova, I.S. Darevsky and F.D. Danielyan.  1995.  Clonal variability in the parthenogenetic rock lizard, Lacerta armeniaca.  Genome 38: 10571060 paper.

Morafka, D. J., G. Aguirre L. and R.W. Murphy.  1994.  Allozyme differentiation among gopher tortoises (Gopherus):  Conservation genetics, and phylogenetic and taxonomic implications.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 72: 16651671 pdf.

Murphy, R.W.  1994.  Review of "Herpetology in Australia: A Diverse Discipline" edited by D. Lunney and D. Ayers.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 108: 503.

Murphy, R.W.  1993.  The phylogenetic analysis of allozyme data:  invalidity of coding alleles by presence/absence and recommended procedures.  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 21: 2538 pdf.

Lowcock, L.A., H. Griffith and R.W. Murphy.  1992.  Size in relation to sex, hybridity, ploidy, and breeding dynamics in central Ontario populations of the Ambystoma laterale-jeffersonianum complex.  Journal of Herpetology 26: 4653 paper.

Hernandez-Juviel, J., D. J. Morafka, I. Delgado, G.D. Scott and R.W. Murphy.  1992.  The effect of enzyme dilution on the relative electrophoretic mobility of isozymes in the prairie rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis viridis.  Copeia 1992: 11171119. pdf

Murphy, R.W., and H.M. Smith.  1991.  Case 2552:  Anniella pulchra Gray, 1852 (Reptilia, Squamata):  Proposed designation of a neotype.  Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 48: 316318.

Murphy, R.W.  1991.  Plate tectonics, peninsular effects, and the borderlands herpetofauna of western North America.  Pp. 433457, in P. Ganster and H. Walter (eds.).  Environmental Hazards and Bioresource Issues of the United States-Mexico Borderlands.  Latin American Center.  Univ. California (UCLA), Los Angeles pdf.
Lowcock, L.A., H. Griffith and R.W. Murphy.  1991.  The Ambystoma laterale-jeffersonianum complex in central Ontario:  Ploidy structure, sex ratio, and breeding dynamics in bisexual-unisexual communities.  Copeia 1991: 87105. pdf

Lowcock, L.A., and R.W. Murphy.  1991.  Pentaploidy in a hybrid salamander demonstrates enhanced tolerance of multiple chromosome sets.  Experientia 47: 490493 paper pdf.

Sites, J.W., Jr., and R.W. Murphy.  1991.  Isozyme evidence for independently derived, duplicate G3PDH loci among squamate reptiles.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 69: 23812396 pdf.

Murphy, R.W. 1991.  Review of "Encyclopedia of Paleoherpetology: Anomodontia, Part 17C" by Gillian K. King.  Canadian Field-Naturalist. 105: 298299.

Murphy, R.W. 1991.  Review of "Middle American Herpetology" by Jaime Villa, Larry David Wilson and Jerry D. Johnson.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 105: 299.

Murphy, R.W. 1991.  Review of "The Complete Illustrated Atlas of Reptiles and Amphibians for the Terrarium" by Fritz Jurgen Obst, Klaus Richter, and Udo Jacom.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 105: 299300.

Lowcock, L.A., and R.W. Murphy. 1990.  Seed dispersal via amphibian vectors:  Passive transport of bur-marigold, Bidens cernua, achenes by migrating salamanders, genus Ambystoma.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 104: 298300.

Murphy, R.W., J.W. Sites, Jr., D.G. Buth and C.H. Haufler.  1990.  Proteins I:  Isozyme electrophoresis.  Chapter 4, pp. 45126, in: D.M. Hillis and C. Moritz (eds.).  Molecular Systematics.  Sinauer Assoc. Inc., Sunderland, Mass. (2nd edition pdf only).

Murphy, R.W.  1990.  Accepting some responsibility for the crisis at the Reptile Breeding Foundation.  Canadian Association of Herpetology Bulletin. 5: 711.

Murphy, R.W.  1989.  Review of "Frogs and Toads of the World" by Chris Mattison.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 103: 116117 paper.

Murphy, R.W.  1989.  Review of "Sea Snakes" by Harold Heatwole.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 103: 309310 paper.

Murphy, R.W., and C.B. Crabtree.  1988. Genetic identification of a natural hybrid rattlesnake:  Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus X C. viridis viridis.  Herpetologica  44: 119123 pdf.

Aguilar-S., A., J.W. Sites, Jr. and R.W. Murphy.  1988.  Genetic variability and population structure in the Baja California rock lizard genus Petrosaurus (Iguanidae).  Journal of Herpetology 22: 135145.

Murphy, R.W.  1988.  The problematic phylogenetic analysis of interlocus heteropolymer isozyme characters:  a case study from sea snakes and cobras.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 66: 26282633 pdf.

Murphy, R.W.  1988.  Review of "The Biology of Australasian Frogs and Reptiles" edited by G. Grigg, R. Shine and H. Ehmann.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 102: 593594.

Murphy, R.W.  1988.  The making of ROMMY: The World's first phylogenetic rock opera.  Canadian Association of Herpetolgists Bulletin 2: 46.

Buth, D.G., R.W. Murphy and L. Ulmer.  1987.  Population differentiation and introgressive hybridization of the flannelmouth (Catostomus latipinnis) and the hatchery and native stocks of the razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus).  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 116: 103110.

Sumida, S.S., and R.W. Murphy.  1987 (1988).  Form and function of the tooth crown structure in gekkonid lizards (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae).  Canadian Journal of Zoology 65: 28862892 pdf.

Murphy, R.W., and R.H. Matson.  1986.  Evolution of isozyme characters in the tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus.  New Zealand Journal of Zoology 13: 573581.

Gracie, A.E., and R.W. Murphy.  1986.  Uma scoparia in the diet of Gambelia wislizenii.  Herpetological Review 19: 47.

Murphy, R.W.  1986.  Wonders in Aliceland.  Rotunda 19: 2633.

Murphy, R.W., and H.M. Smith.  1985.  Pending request to the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature for conservation of the name "Anniella pulchra" for the California legless lizard.  Herpetological Review 16: 68 (Letter to the Editor).

Buth, D.G., R.W. Murphy, M.M. Miyamoto and C.S. Lieb.  1985.  Creatine kinases of amphibians and reptiles:  evolutionary and systematic aspects of gene expression.  Copeia 1985: 279284 pdf.

Murphy, R.W., and C.B. Crabtree.  1985.  Genetic relationships of the Santa Catalina Island rattleless rattlesnake, Crotalus catalinensis (Serpentes:  Viperidae).  Acta Zoologica Mexicana (n.s.) No. 9, p. 116 pdf.

Murphy, R.W., and C.B. Crabtree.  1985.  Evolutionary aspects of isozyme patterns, number of loci, and tissue-specific gene expression in the prairie rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis viridis.  Herpetologica 41: 451470 paper pdf.

Crabtree, C.B., and R.W. Murphy.  1984.  Analysis of maternal-offspring allozymes in the western rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis.  Journal of Herpetology 18: 7580 paper pdf.
Murphy, R.W., F.C. McCollum, G.C. Gorman and R. Thomas.  1984.  Genetics of hybridizing populations of Puerto Rican Sphaerodactylus. Journal of Herpetology 18: 93105 paper pdf.

Murphy, R.W., and J.R. Ottley.  1984.  Distribution of amphibians and reptiles on islands in the Gulf of California.  Annals of the Carnegie Museum  53: 207230 pdf.

Murphy, R.W.  1984.  Phylogenetic inference of lactate dehydrogenase heterotetramer patterns in skinks (Reptilia:  Scincidae).  Isozyme Bulletin 17: 67 pdf.

Murphy, R.W. 1983. Paleobiogeography and genetic differentiation of the Baja California herpetofauna.  Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences  (137):  iv + 148 pdf.

Murphy, R.W., W.E. Cooper, Jr. and W.S. Richardson. 1983. Phylogenetic relationships of the North American five-lined skinks, genus Eumeces (Sauria:  Scincidae).  Herpetologica 39: 200211 pdf.

Murphy, R.W. 1983. The reptiles:  origin and evolution.  Ch. 6, pp. 130158 in T.J. Case and M.L. Cody (eds.).  Island Biogeography in the Sea of Cortez.  University of California Press, Berkeley pdf.

Murphy, R.W. 1983. A distributional checklist of the amphibians and reptiles on the islands in the Sea of Cortez.  Appendix 6.1 and 6.2, pp. 429437 in  T.J. Case and M.L. Cody (eds.).  Island Biogeography in the Sea of Cortez. University of California Press, Berkeley pdf.

Bartholomew, G.A., and R.W. Murphy.  1983.  Prey Capture by Terrestrial Frogs and Toads.  Instructional Film:  Photographed and produced by Robert Dickson.  Media Center, Office of Instructional Development, University of California, Los Angeles, California.

Ottley, J.R., and R.W. Murphy.1983. Geographic distribution:  Gerrhonotus paucicarinatus in northern Baja California Sur, Mexico. Herpetological Review 14: 27.

Murphy, R.W. 1982. The genetic relationships and biogeography of the Baja California herpetofauna. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California at Los Angeles, xx + 326 pp.  Dissertation Abstracts International 43(4) paper.

Putnam, R.W., and R.W. Murphy. 1982. Low metabolic rate in a nocturnal desert lizard, Anarbylus switaki Murphy (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology  71A: 119123 pdf.

Ottley, J.R., and R.W. Murphy. 1981. Geographic distribution: Petrosaurus thalassinus repens.  Herpetological Review 12: 65.

Buth, D.G., R.W. Murphy, M.M. Miyamoto and C.S. Lieb. 1981. Creatine kinases of amphibians and reptiles.  Isozyme Bulletin  14: 55.

Murphy, R.W. 1980. Report on the current status of research on the taxonomy, life history, habitat requirements and management options for the blunt-nosed leopard lizard, Gambelia silus, and the suspected hybrid, Gambelia silus x wislizenii. Unpubl. rpt. Contr. 40-9ad6-9-514, Bur. of Land Mgmt., Bakersfield, CA. 32 pp.

Murphy, R.W., and J.R. Ottley. 1980. A genetic evaluation of the leafnose snake, Phyllorhynchus arenicolus (Serpentes: Colubridae).  Journal of Herpetology 14: 263268 paper pdf.

Murphy, R.W., and T.J. Papenfuss. 1980. Biochemical variation of Phyllodactylus unctus and P. paucituberculatus. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology  8: 97100 pdf.

Ottley, J.R., R.W. Murphy and G.V. Smith. 1980. The taxonomic status of the rosy boa, Lichanura roseofusca (Serpentes: Boidea).  Great Basin Naturalist 40: 5962 pdf.

Buth, D.G., and R.W. Murphy. 1980. Use of nicotinamide adenine  dinucleotide (NAD)-dependent Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in enzyme staining procedures. Stain Technology  55: 173176 pdf.

Buth, D.G., and R.W. Murphy. 1980. Catostomus fumeiventris, p. 379; Hypentelium etowanus, p. 401; and Hypentelium nigricans, p. 402. In:  D.S. Lee, C.R. Gilbert, C.H. Hocutt, R.E. Jenkins, D.E. McAllister, and J. Stauffer, Jr. (eds.). Atlas of North American freshwater fishes. North Carolina State Museum of Natural. History, Raleigh.

Murphy, R.W., and J.R. Ottley. 1979. Geographic distribution:  Ramphotyphlops braminus in Baja California Sur, Mexico.  Herpetological Review 10: 119.

Goodrich, R.L., R.W. Murphy, J. Nyhan and M.J. Wong. 1978. Geographic distribution:  Masticophis flagellum:  new insular records in the Gulf of California. Herpetological Review 9: 109.

Goodrich, R.L., R.W. Murphy, J. Nyhan and M.J. Wong. 1978. Geographic distribution: Crotalus ruber lucasensis:  new insular records in the Gulf of California. Herpetological Review 9: 109.

Murphy, R.W., and R.C. Drewes. 1977. Comments on the occurrence of Smilisca baudini (Dumeril and Bibron) (Amphibia:  Hylidae) in Bexar County, Texas.  Texas Journal of Science  27: 406407 pdf.

Murphy, R.W. 1975. Two new blind snakes (Serpentes:  Leptotyphlopidae) from Baja California, Mexico with a contribution to the biogeography of peninsular and insular herpetofauna. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 40: 93107 pdf.

Murphy, R.W. 1974. A new genus and species of eublepharine gecko (Sauria:  Gekkonidae) from Baja California, Mexico. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 40: 8792 pdf.

Murphy, R.W. 1974. Geographic distribution:  Coleonyx variegatus on Isla Carmen, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Herpetological Review 5: 107.

Seifert, W., and R.W. Murphy. 1972. Additional specimens of Coleonyx reticulatus (Davis and Dixon) from Black Gap Wildlife Management Area, Texas. Herpetologica 28: 2426 pdf.


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