Ted M. Townsend, Ph.D.

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States 
Herpetology, systematics
"Ted Townsend"


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Allan Larson grad student 2002 Washington University
 (Squamate molecular phylogenetics: Mitochondrial and nuclear perspectives.)
David M. Hillis post-doc 2003-2005 UT Austin
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Reeder TW, Townsend TM, Mulcahy DG, et al. (2015) Integrated analyses resolve conflicts over squamate reptile phylogeny and reveal unexpected placements for fossil taxa. Plos One. 10: e0118199
Tolley KA, Townsend TM, Vences M. (2013) Large-scale phylogeny of chameleons suggests African origins and Eocene diversification. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 280: 20130184
Blankers T, Townsend TM, Pepe K, et al. (2013) Contrasting global-scale evolutionary radiations: Phylogeny, diversification, and morphological evolution in the major clades of iguanian lizards Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 108: 127-143
Wiens JJ, Hutter CR, Mulcahy DG, et al. (2012) Resolving the phylogeny of lizards and snakes (Squamata) with extensive sampling of genes and species. Biology Letters. 8: 1043-6
Mulcahy DG, Noonan BP, Moss T, et al. (2012) Estimating divergence dates and evaluating dating methods using phylogenomic and mitochondrial data in squamate reptiles. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 65: 974-91
Gehring PS, Tolley KA, Eckhardt FS, et al. (2012) Hiding deep in the trees: discovery of divergent mitochondrial lineages in Malagasy chameleons of the Calumma nasutum group. Ecology and Evolution. 2: 1468-79
Glaw F, Köhler J, Townsend TM, et al. (2012) Rivaling the world's smallest reptiles: discovery of miniaturized and microendemic new species of leaf chameleons (Brookesia) from northern Madagascar. Plos One. 7: e31314
Townsend TM, Mulcahy DG, Noonan BP, et al. (2011) Phylogeny of iguanian lizards inferred from 29 nuclear loci, and a comparison of concatenated and species-tree approaches for an ancient, rapid radiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 61: 363-80
Townsend TM, Leavitt DH, Reeder TW. (2011) Intercontinental dispersal by a microendemic burrowing reptile (Dibamidae). Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 278: 2568-74
Townsend TM, Tolley KA, Glaw F, et al. (2011) Eastward from Africa: palaeocurrent-mediated chameleon dispersal to the Seychelles islands. Biology Letters. 7: 225-8
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