Robert A. Pyron - Publications

Biological Sciences The George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States 
Systematics and Evolutionary Biology

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2020 Singhal S, Colston TJ, Grundler MR, Smith SA, Costa GC, Colli GR, Moritz C, Pyron RA, Rabosky DL. Congruence and conflict in the higher-level phylogenetics of squamate reptiles: an expanded phylogenomic perspective. Systematic Biology. PMID 32681800 DOI: 10.1093/Sysbio/Syaa054  0.52
2020 Hime PM, Lemmon AR, Lemmon ECM, Prendini E, Brown JM, Thomson RC, Kratovil JD, Noonan BP, Pyron RA, Peloso PLV, Kortyna ML, Keogh JS, Donnellan SC, Mueller RL, Raxworthy CJ, et al. Phylogenomics Reveals Ancient Gene Tree Discordance in the Amphibian Tree of Life. Systematic Biology. PMID 32359157 DOI: 10.1093/Sysbio/Syaa034  0.48
2019 Pyron RA, Somaweera R. Further notes on the Sri Lankan uropeltid snakes Rhinophis saffragamus (Kelaart, 1853) and Uropeltis ruhunae Deraniyagala, 1954. Zootaxa. 4560: zootaxa.4560.3.13. PMID 31716577 DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.4560.3.13  0.72
2019 Burbrink FT, Grazziotin FG, Pyron RA, Cundall D, Donnellan S, Irish F, Keogh JS, Kraus F, Murphy RW, Noonan B, Raxworthy CJ, Ruane S, Lemmon AR, Lemmon EM, Zaher H. Interrogating genomic-scale data for Squamata (lizards, snakes, and amphisbaenians) shows no support for key traditional morphological relationships. Systematic Biology. PMID 31550008 DOI: 10.1093/Sysbio/Syz062  1
2017 Tucker DB, Hedges SB, Colli GR, Pyron RA, Sites JW. Genomic timetree and historical biogeography of Caribbean island ameiva lizards (Pholidoscelis: Teiidae). Ecology and Evolution. 7: 7080-7090. PMID 28904785 DOI: 10.1002/Ece3.3157  0.52
2017 Chen X, Lemmon AR, Lemmon EM, Alexander Pyron R, Burbrink FT. Using phylogenomics to understand the link between biogeographic origins and regional diversification in ratsnakes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. PMID 28347887 DOI: 10.1016/J.Ympev.2017.03.017  0.48
2016 Murphy JC, Jowers MJ, Lehtinen RM, Charles SP, Colli GR, Peres AK, Hendry CR, Pyron RA. Cryptic, Sympatric Diversity in Tegu Lizards of the Tupinambis teguixin Group (Squamata, Sauria, Teiidae) and the Description of Three New Species. Plos One. 11: e0158542. PMID 27487019 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0158542  1
2016 Feldman A, Sabath N, Pyron RA, Mayrose I, Meiri S. Body sizes and diversification rates of lizards, snakes, amphisbaenians and the tuatara Global Ecology and Biogeography. 25: 187-197. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12398  1
2015 Pyron RA, Guayasamin JM, Peñafiel N, Bustamante L, Arteaga A. Systematics of Nothopsini (Serpentes, Dipsadidae), with a new species of Synophis from the Pacific Andean slopes of southwestern Ecuador. Zookeys. 109-47. PMID 26798284 DOI: 10.3897/Zookeys.541.6058  1
2015 Burbrink FT, McKelvy AD, Pyron RA, Myers EA. Predicting community structure in snakes on Eastern Nearctic islands using ecological neutral theory and phylogenetic methods. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 282. PMID 26609083 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1700  1
2015 Pyron RA. Advancing perspectives on parity-mode evolution. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution. 324: 562-3. PMID 26268794 DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22644  1
2015 Pyron RA. Post-molecular systematics and the future of phylogenetics. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 30: 384-9. PMID 26014093 DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2015.04.016  1
2015 Betancur-R R, Ortí G, Pyron RA. Fossil-based comparative analyses reveal ancient marine ancestry erased by extinction in ray-finned fishes. Ecology Letters. 18: 441-50. PMID 25808114 DOI: 10.1111/Ele.12423  1
2015 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Contrasting models of parity-mode evolution in squamate reptiles. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution. PMID 25712034 DOI: 10.1002/Jez.B.22593  1
2015 Tonini JFR, Beard KH, Ferreira RB, Jetz W, Pyron RA. Fully-sampled phylogenies of squamates reveal evolutionary patterns in threat status Biological Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/J.Biocon.2016.03.039  1
2014 Guo P, Liu Q, Zhang L, Li JX, Huang YY, Pyron RA. A taxonomic revision of the Asian keelback snakes, genus Amphiesma (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa. 3873: 425-40. PMID 25544230 DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3873.4.5  1
2014 Pyron RA, Costa GC, Patten MA, Burbrink FT. Phylogenetic niche conservatism and the evolutionary basis of ecological speciation. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. PMID 25428167 DOI: 10.1111/Brv.12154  1
2014 Pyron RA, Hendry CR, Chou VM, Lemmon EM, Lemmon AR, Burbrink FT. Effectiveness of phylogenomic data and coalescent species-tree methods for resolving difficult nodes in the phylogeny of advanced snakes (Serpentes: Caenophidia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 81: 221-31. PMID 25193610 DOI: 10.1016/J.Ympev.2014.08.023  1
2014 Pyron RA, Reynolds RG, Burbrink FT. A taxonomic revision of boas (serpentes: boidae). Zootaxa. 3846: 249-60. PMID 25112250 DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3846.2.5  1
2014 Pyron RA, Wallach V. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa. 3829: 1-81. PMID 25081272 DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3829.1.1  1
2014 Pyron RA. Biogeographic analysis reveals ancient continental vicariance and recent oceanic dispersal in amphibians. Systematic Biology. 63: 779-97. PMID 24951557 DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syu042  1
2014 Hendry CR, Guiher TJ, Pyron RA. Ecological divergence and sexual selection drive sexual size dimorphism in New World pitvipers (Serpentes: Viperidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 27: 760-71. PMID 24597708 DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12349  1
2014 Cooper WE, Pyron RA, Garland T. Island tameness: living on islands reduces flight initiation distance. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 281: 20133019. PMID 24403345 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3019  1
2014 Ruane S, Bryson RW, Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Coalescent species delimitation in milksnakes (genus Lampropeltis) and impacts on phylogenetic comparative analyses. Systematic Biology. 63: 231-50. PMID 24335429 DOI: 10.1093/Sysbio/Syt099  1
2014 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters. 17: 13-21. PMID 23953272 DOI: 10.1111/Ele.12168  1
2014 Pyron RA. Temperate extinction in squamate reptiles and the roots of latitudinal diversity gradients Global Ecology and Biogeography. 23: 1126-1134. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12196  1
2014 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Ecological and evolutionary determinants of species richness and phylogenetic diversity for island snakes Global Ecology and Biogeography. 23: 848-856. DOI: 10.1111/Geb.12162  1
2014 Fenker J, Tedeschi LG, Pyron RA, Nogueira CdC. Phylogenetic diversity, habitat loss and conservation in South American pitvipers (Crotalinae: Bothrops and Bothrocophias) Diversity and Distributions. 20: 1108-1119. DOI: 10.1111/Ddi.12217  1
2013 Abraham RK, Pyron RA, Ansil BR, Zachariah A, Zachariah A. Two novel genera and one new species of treefrog (Anura: Rhacophoridae) highlight cryptic diversity in the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa. 3640: 177-99. PMID 26000411 DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3640.2.3  1
2013 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Phylogenetic estimates of speciation and extinction rates for testing ecological and evolutionary hypotheses. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 28: 729-36. PMID 24120478 DOI: 10.1016/J.Tree.2013.09.007  1
2013 Pyron RA, Wiens JJ. Large-scale phylogenetic analyses reveal the causes of high tropical amphibian diversity. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 280: 20131622. PMID 24026818 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2013.1622  1
2013 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT, Wiens JJ. A phylogeny and revised classification of Squamata, including 4161 species of lizards and snakes. Bmc Evolutionary Biology. 13: 93. PMID 23627680 DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-93  1
2013 Guo P, Zhang L, Liu Q, Li C, Pyron RA, Jiang K, Burbrink FT. Lycodon and Dinodon: one genus or two? Evidence from molecular phylogenetics and morphological comparisons. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 68: 144-9. PMID 23523863 DOI: 10.1016/J.Ympev.2013.03.008  0.96
2013 Pyron RA, Kandambi HK, Hendry CR, Pushpamal V, Burbrink FT, Somaweera R. Genus-level phylogeny of snakes reveals the origins of species richness in Sri Lanka. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 66: 969-78. PMID 23261713 DOI: 10.1016/J.Ympev.2012.12.004  1
2013 Chen X, Huang S, Guo P, Colli GR, Nieto Montes de Oca A, Vitt LJ, Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Understanding the formation of ancient intertropical disjunct distributions using Asian and Neotropical hinged-teeth snakes (Sibynophis and Scaphiodontophis: Serpentes: Colubridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 66: 254-61. PMID 23044403 DOI: 10.1016/J.Ympev.2012.09.032  1
2013 Garda AA, Wiederhecker HC, Gainsbury AM, Costa GC, Pyron RA, Calazans Vieira GH, Werneck FP, Colli GR. Microhabitat Variation Explains Local-scale Distribution of Terrestrial Amazonian Lizards in Rondônia, Western Brazil Biotropica. 45: 245-252. DOI: 10.1111/J.1744-7429.2012.00906.X  1
2012 Gomez-Mestre I, Pyron RA, Wiens JJ. Phylogenetic analyses reveal unexpected patterns in the evolution of reproductive modes in frogs. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 66: 3687-700. PMID 23206128 DOI: 10.1111/J.1558-5646.2012.01715.X  1
2012 Burbrink FT, Chen X, Myers EA, Brandley MC, Pyron RA. Evidence for determinism in species diversification and contingency in phenotypic evolution during adaptive radiation. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 279: 4817-26. PMID 23034709 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2012.1669  1
2012 Guo P, Liu Q, Xu Y, Jiang K, Hou M, Ding L, Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Out of Asia: natricine snakes support the Cenozoic Beringian Dispersal Hypothesis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 63: 825-33. PMID 22430561 DOI: 10.1016/J.Ympev.2012.02.021  0.96
2012 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Trait-dependent diversification and the impact of palaeontological data on evolutionary hypothesis testing in New World ratsnakes (tribe Lampropeltini). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25: 497-508. PMID 22226034 DOI: 10.1111/J.1420-9101.2011.02440.X  1
2012 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Extinction, ecological opportunity, and the origins of global snake diversity. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 66: 163-78. PMID 22220872 DOI: 10.1111/J.1558-5646.2011.01437.X  1
2012 Burbrink FT, Ruane S, Pyron RA. When are adaptive radiations replicated in areas? Ecological opportunity and unexceptional diversification in West Indian dipsadine snakes (Colubridae: Alsophiini) Journal of Biogeography. 39: 465-475. DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2699.2011.02621.X  1
2011 Burbrink FT, Pyron RA. The impact of gene-tree/species-tree discordance on diversification-rate estimation. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 65: 1851-61. PMID 21729043 DOI: 10.1111/J.1558-5646.2011.01260.X  1
2011 Pyron RA, Wiens JJ. A large-scale phylogeny of Amphibia including over 2800 species, and a revised classification of extant frogs, salamanders, and caecilians. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 61: 543-83. PMID 21723399 DOI: 10.1016/J.Ympev.2011.06.012  0.96
2011 Pyron RA. Divergence time estimation using fossils as terminal taxa and the origins of Lissamphibia. Systematic Biology. 60: 466-81. PMID 21540408 DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syr047  1
2011 Wiens JJ, Pyron RA, Moen DS. Phylogenetic origins of local-scale diversity patterns and the causes of Amazonian megadiversity. Ecology Letters. 14: 643-52. PMID 21535341 DOI: 10.1111/J.1461-0248.2011.01625.X  1
2011 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT, Colli GR, de Oca AN, Vitt LJ, Kuczynski CA, Wiens JJ. The phylogeny of advanced snakes (Colubroidea), with discovery of a new subfamily and comparison of support methods for likelihood trees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 58: 329-42. PMID 21074626 DOI: 10.1016/J.Ympev.2010.11.006  1
2011 Ruane S, Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Phylogenetic relationships of the Cretaceous frog Beelzebufo from Madagascar and the placement of fossil constraints based on temporal and phylogenetic evidence. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 24: 274-85. PMID 21044207 DOI: 10.1111/J.1420-9101.2010.02164.X  1
2010 Brandley MC, Guiher TJ, Pyron RA, Winne CT, Burbrink FT. Does dispersal across an aquatic geographic barrier obscure phylogeographic structure in the diamond-backed watersnake (Nerodia rhombifer)? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 57: 552-60. PMID 20688180 DOI: 10.1016/J.Ympev.2010.07.015  1
2010 Pyron RA. A likelihood method for assessing molecular divergence time estimates and the placement of fossil calibrations. Systematic Biology. 59: 185-94. PMID 20525629 DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syp090  1
2010 Burbrink FT, Pyron RA. How does ecological opportunity influence rates of speciation, extinction, and morphological diversification in New World ratsnakes (tribe Lampropeltini)? Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 64: 934-43. PMID 19895554 DOI: 10.1111/J.1558-5646.2009.00888.X  1
2010 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Hard and soft allopatry: Physically and ecologically mediated modes of geographic speciation Journal of Biogeography. 37: 2005-2015. DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2699.2010.02336.X  1
2009 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Body size as a primary determinant of ecomorphological diversification and the evolution of mimicry in the lampropeltinine snakes (Serpentes: Colubridae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 22: 2057-67. PMID 19702841 DOI: 10.1111/J.1420-9101.2009.01820.X  0.68
2009 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Neogene diversification and taxonomic stability in the snake tribe Lampropeltini (Serpentes: Colubridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 52: 524-9. PMID 19236930 DOI: 10.1016/J.Ympev.2009.02.008  1
2009 Wiens JJ, Sukumaran J, Pyron RA, Brown RM. Evolutionary and biogeographic origins of high tropical diversity in old world frogs (Ranidae). Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 63: 1217-31. PMID 19154386 DOI: 10.1111/J.1558-5646.2009.00610.X  1
2009 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Systematics of the Common Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula; Serpentes: Colubridae) and the burden of heritage in taxonomy Zootaxa. 22-32. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.2241.1.2  1
2009 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT. Can the tropical conservatism hypothesis explain temperate species richness patterns? An inverse latitudinal biodiversity gradient in the New World snake tribe Lampropeltini Global Ecology and Biogeography. 18: 406-415. DOI: 10.1111/J.1466-8238.2009.00462.X  1
2008 Pyron RA, Burbrink FT, Guiher TJ. Claims of potential expansion throughout the U.S. by invasive python species are contradicted by ecological niche models. Plos One. 3: e2931. PMID 18698351 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0002931  1
2008 Burbrink FT, Pyron RA. The taming of the skew: estimating proper confidence intervals for divergence dates. Systematic Biology. 57: 317-28. PMID 18432552 DOI: 10.1080/10635150802040605  1
2007 Pyron RA, Camp CD. Courtship and mating behaviours of two syntopic species of skink (Plestiodon anthracinus and Plestiodon fasciatus) Amphibia Reptilia. 28: 263-268. DOI: 10.1163/156853807780202413  1
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