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1990

Marshal, C.H., P.D. Sudman, I.F. Greenbaun, and J.W. Sites. 1990. Synaptonemal complex analysis of sex chromosome pairing in the common ground skink, Scincella lateralis (Sauria, Scincidae). Copeia 1990:1114-1122. (PDF)

Reed, K.M., P.D. Sudman, J.W. Sites, Jr., and I.F. Greenbaum. 1990. Synaptonamal complex analysis of sex chromosomes in two species of Sceloporus. Copeia 1990:1122-1129. (PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr., D.M. Peccinini-Seale, C. Moritz, J.W. Wright, and W.M. Brown. 1990. The evolutionary history of parthenogenetic Cnemidophorus Lemniscatus (Sauria, Teiidae). I. Evidence for a hybrid origin. Evolution 44:906-921. (PDF)

Mindell, D.P., J.W. Sites, and Jr., D. Graur. 1990. Mode of allozyme evolution: increased genetic distance associated with speciation events. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 3:125-131. (PDF)

Glenn, J.L., R.C. Straight, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 1990. A plasma protein marker for population genetic studies of the desert tortoise (Xerobates agassizi). Great Basin Naturalist 50:1-8. (PDF)

Mindell, D.P., J.W. Sites, and Jr., D. Graur. 1990. Assessing the relationship between speciation and evolutionary change. Cladistics 6:393-398. (PDF)


1991


Porter, C.A., M.J. Hamilton, J.W. Sites, Jr., and R.J. Baker. 1991. Location of ribosomal DNA in chromosomes of squamate reptiles: systematic and evolutionary implications. Herpetologica, 47:271-280. (PDF)

Wilkinson, J.A., J.R. Glenn, R.C. Straight, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 1991. Distribution and genetic variation in venom A and B populations of the Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus) in Arizona. Herpetologica 41:54-68. (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 69:2381-2396. (PDF)

Arevalo, E., C.A. Porter, A. Gonzales, F. Mendoza, J.L. Camarillo, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 1991. Population cytogenetics and evolution of the Sceloporus grammicus complex (Iguanidae) in central Mexico. Herpetological Monographs 5:79-115. (PDF)


1992


Reed, K.M., J.W. Sites, Jr., and I.F. Greenbaum. 1992. Synapsis, recombination, and meiotic segregation in the mesquite lizard, Sceloporus grammicus complex. I. Pericentric inversion heteromorphism of the F5 cytotype. Cytogenetics & Cell Genetics 61:40-45. (PDF)

Reed, K.M., J.W. Sites, Jr., and I.F. Greenbaum. 1992. Synapsis, recombination, and meiotic segregation in the mesquite lizard, Sceloporus grammicus complex. II. Fission heteromorphism of the FM2 cytotype and evolution of chromosome 2. Cytogenetics & Cell Genetics 61:46-54. (PDF)

Reed, K.M., J.W. Sites, Jr., and I.F. Greenbaum. 1992. Chromsomal synapsis and the meiotic process in male mesquite lizards, Sceloporus grammicus complex. Genome 35:398-408. (PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr., J.W. Archie, C.J. Cole, and O.F. Villela. 1992. A review of phylogenetic hypotheses for lizards of the genus Sceloporus (Phrynosomatidae): Implications for ecological and evolutionary studies. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History No.213:1-110.


1993


Arevalo, E., S.K. Davis, G. Casas, G. Lara, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 1993. Parapatric hybridization between chromosome races of the Sceloporus grammicus complex (Phrynosomatidae): structure of the Ajusco transect. Copeia 1993:352-372. (PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr., S.K. Davis, D.W. Hutchison, B.A. Maurer, and G. Lara. 1993. Parapatric hybridization between chromosome races of the Sceloporus grammicus complex (Phrynosomatidae): structure of the Tulancingo transect. Copeia 1993:373-398. (PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr. 1993. Chromosomal variation in the Sceloporus grammicus complex (Sauria, Phrynosomatidae). Pp. 137-147, In: Chromosomes Today. Vol. 11. A.T. Sumner and A.C. Chandley (eds.). Chapman & Hall, NY. (PDF)

 

1994


Arevalo, E., S.K. Davis, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 1994. Mitochondrial DNA sequence divergence and phylogenetic relationships among eight chromosome races of the Sceloporus grammicus complex (Phrynosomatidae) in Central Mexico. Systematic Biology 43:387-418. (PDF)

Sites J.W. 1994. Reviewed work(s): Molecular markers, natural history, and evolution by John C. Avise. Copeia 1994:1061-1064. (PDF)

Sites, J. W. 1994. Reviewed work(s): Biology of whiptail lizards (Genus Cnemidophorus). by John W. Wright ; Laurie J. Vitt. Systematic Biology 43:148-151. (PDF)

Sites J.W., Jr., and K.M. Reed. 1994. Chromosomal evolution, speciation, and systematics: some relevant issues. Herpetologica 50:237-249. (PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr. 1994.  Intergradations. (review of ‘Hybrid Zones and the Evolutionary Process’; R.D. Harrison [ed.]).  Science 264:727-728. (PDF)


1995


Jorge da Silva, N., and J.W. Sites, Jr. 1995. Patterns of diversity of Neotropical squamate reptile species, with emphasis on the Brazilian Amazon and the conservation potential of indigenous reserves. Conservation Biology 9:873-901. (PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr., N.H. Barton, and K.M. Reed. 1995. The genetic structure of a hybrid zone between two chromosome races of the Sceloporus grammicus complex (Sauria, Phrynosomatidae) in central Mexico. Evolution 49:9-36. (PDF)

Reed, K.M., I.F. Greenbaum, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 1995. Cytogenetic analysis of chromosomal intermediates from a hybrid zone between two chromosome races of the Sceloporus grammicus complex (Sauria, Phrynosomatidae). Evolution 49:37-47. (PDF)

Reed, K.M., I.F. Greenbaum, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 1995. Dynamics of a novel chromosomal polymorphism within a hybrid zone between two chromosome races of the Sceloporus grammicus complex (Sauria, Phrynosomatidae). Evolution 49:48-60. (PDF)

Reed, K.M., and J.W. Sites, Jr. 1995. Female fecundity in a hybrid zone between two chromosome races of the Sceloporus grammicus complex (Sauria, Phrynosomatidae). Evolution 49:61-69. (PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr. 1995. Review: Chromosomal Evolution (“Species Evolution: The Role of Chromosome Change.” M. King). Evolution 49:218-222. (PDF) 


1996


Sites, J.W., S.K. Davis, T. Guerra, J.B. Iverson, and H.L. Snell. 1996. Character congruence and phylogenetic signal in molecular and morphological data sets: a case study in the living iguanas (Squamata, Iguanidae). Molecular Biology and Evolution 13:1087-1105. (PDF)

Mink, D.G., and J.W. Sites, Jr. 1996. Species limits, phylogenetic relationships, and origins of viviparity in the Scalaris complex of the lizard genus Sceloporus (Phrynosomatidae).  Herpetologica 52:551-571. (PDF)

Davidson, D.W., W.D. Newmark, J.W. Sites, Jr., D.K. Shiozawa, K.T. Harper, E.A. Rickart, and R.B. Keiter. 1996. Selecting wilderness areas to conserve Utah’s biological diversity.  Great Basin Naturalist 56:95-118. (PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr., C. Basten, and M.A. Asmussen.  1996. Cytonuclear genetic structure of a hybrid zone in lizards of the Sceloporus grammicus complex (Sauria, Phrynosomatidae). Molecular Ecology 5:379-392. (PDF)

Murphy, R.W., J.W. Sites, Jr., D.G. Buth, and C.H. Haufler. 1996. Proteins: Isozyme Electrophoresis. Pp. 51-120, In: Molecular Systematics. Second edition; D.M. Hillis, C. Moritz, and B.K. Mable (eds.). Sinauer, Sunderland, MA.

 

1997


Creer, D.A., K.M. Kjer, D.L. Simmons, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 1997. Phylogenetic relationships of the Sceloporus scalaris species group (Squamata). Journal of Herpetology 31:353-364. (PDF)

Benabib, M., K.M. Kjer, and  J.W. Sites, Jr. 1997. Mitochondrial DNA sequence-based phylogeny and the evolution of viviparity in the Sceloporus scalaris group (Reptilia, Squamata).  Evolution 51:1262-1275. (PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr., and K.A. Crandall.  1997.  Testing species boundaries in biodiversity studies. Conservation Biology 11:1289-1297. (PDF)

 

1998


Dosselman, D.J., G.G. Schaalje, and J.W. Sites, Jr.  1998.  An analysis of fluctuating asymmetry in a hybrid zone between two chromosome races of the Sceloporus grammicus complex (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) in central Mexico.  Herpetologica 54:434-447. (PDF)

Mendoza-Quijano, F., O. Flores-Villela, and J.W. Sites, Jr.  1998.  Genetic variation, species status, and phylogenetic relationships in rose-bellied lizards (Variabilis group) of the genus Sceloporus (Phrynosomatidae).  Copeia 1998:354-366. (PDF)

 

1999


Lieb, C.S., J.W. Sites, Jr., and J.W. Archie. 1999.  The use of isozyme characters in systematic studies of turtles: preliminary data for Australian chelids.  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 27:157-183. (PDF)

Jorge da Silva, Jr., N., and J.W. Sites, Jr.  1999. A revision of the Micrurus frontalis complex (Squamata: Elapidae).  Herpetological Monographs 13:142-194. (PDF not available)

Sites, J.W., Jr., N.N. FitzSimmons, N.J. Da Silva, Jr., and V.H. Cantarelli. 1999. Conservation genetics of the Giant Amazon River turtle (Podocnemis expansa):inferences from two classes of molecular markers. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:454-463. (PDF)

 

2000


Flores-Villela, O., K.M. Kjer, M. Benabib, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2000. Multiple data sets, congruence, and hypothesis testing for the phylogeny of basal groups of the lizard genus Sceloporus (Squamata, Phynosomatidae). Systematic Biology 49:713-739. (PDF)

De Queiroz, K., T. Reeder, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2000. Lizards. pp. 31 - 55, In: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Committee on Standard English and Scientific Names. Crother, B.I. (chair). Scientific and Standard English of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding. SSAR Herpetological Circular 29. iii + 82 pp.


2001


Marshall, J.C. and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2001. A comparison of nuclear and mitochondrial cline shapes in a hybrid zone in the Sceloporus grammicus complex (Squamata, Phrynosomatidae). Molecular Ecology 10:435–449. (PDF)

Bos, D.H., and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2001. Phylogeography and conservation genetics of the Columbia Spotted Frog, Rana luteiventris (Ranidae). Molecular Ecology 10:1499-1513.(PDF)

Pellegrino, K.C.M., M.T. Rodrigues, Y. Yonenaga-Yassuda, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2001. A molecular perspective on the evolution of South American microteiid lizards (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae), and a new classification for the family. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 74:315-338.(PDF)

Jorge da Silva, N., and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2001. Phylogeny of South American triad coral snakes (Elapidae; Micrurus) based on molecular characters. Herpetologica 57:1-22. (PDF)

Carpenter, D.W., R.E. Jung, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2001. Conservation genetics of the endangered Shenandoah salamander (Plethodon shenandoah; Plethodontidae). Animal Conservation 4:111-119.(PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr., and M.M. Stewart. 2001. Historical Perspectives: Wilmer W. Tanner. Copeia 2001:570-574. (PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr. 2001. Speciation in the World’s Greatest Forest (review of: “Mammals of the Rio Juruá and the Evolutionary and Ecological Diversification of Amazonia”, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 244:1-306.). Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16:111-112. (PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr. 2001. Biodiversity firsthand: field instruction in Amazonia. BYU Bridges Magazine, Winter 2001:4-11. (PDF)


2002


Benavides, E., J.C. Ortiz, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2002. Species boundaries among the Telmatobius (Anura: Leptodactylidae) of the Lake Titicaca basin: allozyme and morphological evidence. Herpetologica 58:31-55. (PDF)

Ramirez-Bautista, A., O. Ramos-Flores, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2002. Reproductive cycle of the spiny lizard Sceloporus jarrovi (Sauria: Phrynosomatidae) from North-Central México. Journal of Herpetology 36:225-233. (PDF)


2003


Sites, J.W. and J.C. Marshall. 2003. Delimiting species: a Renaissance issue in systematic biology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18:462-470. (PDF)

Whiting, A.S., A.M. Bauer, and J.W. Sites. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships and limb loss in sub-Saharan African scincine lizards (Squamata: Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 26:582–598. (PDF)

Marshall, J.C., and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2003. A summary of some contemporary methods used to delimit species boundaries. Boletin de la Sociedad Herpetologica Mexicana 11:1-8. (PDF)

Morando, M., L. J. Avila, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2003. Sampling Strategies for Delimiting Species: Genes, Individuals, and Populations in the Liolaemus elongatus-kriegi Complex (Squamata: Liolaemidae) in Andean–Patagonian South America. Systematic Biology 52:159–185. (PDF)


2004


Sites, J.W. Jr. and J.C. Marshall. 2004. Operational criteria for delimiting species. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 35:199–229. (PDF)

Whiting, A.S., J.W. Sites, Jr., and A. M. Bauer. 2004. Molecular phylogenetics of Malagasy skinks (Squamata: Scincidae). African Journal of Herpetology 53:135-146. (PDF)

Morando, M., L.J. Avila, J. Baker, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2004. Phylogeny and phylogeography of the Liolaemus darwini complex (Squamata: Liolaemidae): evidence for introgression and incomplete lineage sorting. Evolution 58:842–861. (PDF)

Sinclair, E.A., R.L. Bezy, K. Bolles, J.L. Camarillo, K.A. Crandall, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2004. Testing species boundaries in an ancient species complex with deep phylogeographic history: genus Xantusia (Squamata: Xantusiidae). American Naturalist 164:396-414. (PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr., M. Morando, R. Highton, F. Huber, and R.E. Jung. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships of the endangered Shenandoah salamander (Plethodon shenandoah) and other salamanders of the Plethodon cinereus group (Caudata: Plethodontidae). Journal of Herpetology 38:96-105. (PDF)

Avila, L.J., M. Morando, C.H.F. Perez, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2004. New records and natural history notes of lizards of the genus Liolaemus in northern Patagonia. Herpetozoa 17:83-86. (PDF)

Avila, L.J., M. Morando, C.H.F. Perez, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships of Liolaemus petrophilus group (Squamata: Liolaemidae), with a description of two new species from western Argentina. Herpetologica 60:187-203. (PDF)


2005


Pellegrino, K.C.M., M.T. Rodrigues, A.N. Waite, M. Morando, Y.Y. Yassuda, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2005. Phylogeography and species limits in the Gymnodactylus darwinii complex (Gekkonidae, Squamata): genetic structure coincides with river systems in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 85:13-26. (PDF)

Rodrigues, M.T., E.M.Xavier-F, K.C.M. Pellegrino, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of a new genus and species of microteiid lizard from the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 144:543-557. (PDF)

Jorge da Silva, N. Jr., N., H.L.R. Silva, M.T.U. Rodrigues, N. Carlos do Valle, M.C. Costa, S. Parreira de Castro, E.T. Linder, C. Johansson, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2005. A fauna de vertebrados do vale alto Rio Tocantins em areas de  usinas hidreletricas. Pp. 57-101, In: N. Jorge da Silva, K.C.M. Pellegrino, M. Barberi, & J.A.F. Diniz-Filho. (eds.). Estudos: Vida e Saude 32:1-241. Universidade Catolica de Goia, Goiania, Brazil.


2006


Marshall, J.C., E. Arevalo, E. Benavidas, J.L. Sites, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2006. Delimiting species: comparing methods for Mendelian loci characters using lizards of the Sceloporus grammicus (Phrynosomatidae). Evolution 60:1050–1065. (PDF)

Pearse D.E., R.B. Dastrup, O. Hernandez, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2006. Paternity in the Medio Orinoco population of the endangered "Arrau" river turtles (Podocnemis expansa (Pleurodira; Podocnemididae), from Venezuela . Chelonian Conservation and Biology 5:232–238. (PDF)

Pearse D. E., A. D. Allan, N. Valenzuela, B. A. Miller, V. Cantarelli, and J. W. Sites, Jr. 2006. Estimating population structure under nonequilibrium conditions in a conservation context: continent-wide population genetics of the giant Amazon river turtle, Podocnemis expansa (Chelonia; Podocnemididae). Molecular Ecology 15:985–1006. (PDF)

Avila, L.J., M. Morando, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2006. Congeneric phylogeography: hypothesizing species limits and evolutionary processes in Patagonian lizards of the Liolaemus boulengeri complex(Squamata: Liolaemini). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 89:241–275. (PDF)

Sinclair, E.A., R. Scholl, R.L. Bezy, K.A. Crandall, and J.W. Sites. 2006. Isolation and characterization of di- and tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in the yellow spotted night lizard Lepidophyma flavimaculatum (Squamta: Xantusiidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 6:233-236. (PDF)

Whiting, A.S., J.W. Sites, Jr., K.C.M. Pellegrino, and M.T. Rodriques. 2006. Comparing alignment methods for inferring the history of the New World lizards genus Mabuya (Squamata: Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38:719-730. (PDF)

Yoke, M.M., M. Morando, L.J. Avila, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2006. Phylogeography and genetic structure in the Patagonian race-runner, Cnemidophorus longicaudus (Squamata, Teiidae). Herpetologica 62:420-434. (PDF)


2007


Benavides, B., R. Baum, D. McClellan, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2007. Molecular phylogenetics of the lizard genus Microlophus (Squamata:Tropiduridae): aligning and retrieving indel signal from nuclear introns. Systematic Biology 56:776–797. (PDF)

Hawkins, M.A., J.W. Sites, Jr., and B.P. Noonan. 2007. Dendropsophus minutus (Anura: Hylidae) of the Guiana Shield: using DNA barcodes to assess identity and diversity. Zootaxa 1540:61-67. (PDF)

Fautin, C., C.F. Carvalo, T. Hrbek, J.W. Sites, Jr., L.A. monjelo, S. Astolfi-Filho, and I.P. Farias. 2007. Microsatellite DNA markers for Podocnemis unifilis, the endangered Yellow-spotted Amazon River turtle Molecular Ecology Notes 7:1235–1238. (PDF)

Avila, L.J., M. Morando, C.H. Perez, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2007. A new species of Liolaemus (Reptilia: Squamata: Liolaemini) from southern Mendoza Province, Argentina. Zootaxa 1452:43–54. (PDF)

Morando, M., L.J. Avila, C. Turner, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2007. Molecular evidence for a species complex in the Patagonian lizard Liolaemus bibroni and phylogeography of the closely related Liolaemus gracilis (Squamata: Liolaemini). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43:952–973. (PDF)

Leavitt, D.H., R.L. Bezy, K.A. Crandall, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2007. Multi-locus DNA sequence data reveal a history of deep cryptic vicariance and habitat-driven convergence in the Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis (Squamata: Xantusiidae). Molecular Ecology 16:4455-4481. (PDF)

Rodriques, M.T., K.C.M. Pellegrino, M. Dixon, V.K. Verdade, D. Pavan, A.J.S. Argolo, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2007. A new genus of microteiid lizard from the Atlantic forests of the state of Bahia, Brazil, with a new generic name for Colobosaura mentalis, and a discussion of relationships among the Heterodactylini (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae). American Museum Novitates, No. 3565:1-27. (PDF)

McGaugh, S.E., E.A. Alacs, S.V. Edwards, C.R. Feldman, A. Georges, J.W. Sites, Jr., and N. Valenzuela. 2007. From molecules to organisms: research applications of modern genetic tools for turtle biology and conservation. Chelonian Research Monographs 4:47-72. (PDF)


2008


Morando, M., L.J. Avila, C. Turner, and J.W. Sites, Jr. (2008). Phylogeography between valleys and mountains: the history of populations of Liolaemus koslowskyi (Squamata, Liolaemini). Zoologica Scripta 37:603–618. (PDF)

Wiens, J.J., C.A. Kuczynski, S.A. Smith, D. Mulcahy, J.W. Sites, Jr., T.M. Townsend, and T.W. Reeder. 2008. Branch lengths, clade support, and gene-tree congruence: testing the phylogenomic approach with 20 nuclear loci in snakes. Systematic Biology 57:420–431. (PDF)

Victoriano, P.F., J.C. Ortiz, E. Benavides, B.J. Adams, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2008. Comparative phylogeography of three codistributed species of Chilean Liolaemus (Squamata: Tropiduridae) from the centra-southern Andean range. Molecular Ecology 17:2397-2416. (PDF)

Pramuk, J.B., T. Robertson, J.W. Sites, Jr., and B.P. Noonan. 2008. Around the world in 10 million years: biogeography of the nearly cosmopolitan true toads (Anura:Buronidae). Global Ecology and Biogeography 17:72-83. (PDF)

Avila, L.J., M. Morando, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2008. New species of the iguanian lizard genus Liolaemus (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemini) from central Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Herpetology 42:186–196. (PDF)


2009


Benavides, E., R. Baum, H.M. Snell, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2009. Island biogeography of Galápagos lava lizards (Tropiduridae: Microlophus): species diversity, arrival times, and colonization of the archipelago. Evolution 63:1606–1626.(PDF)

Sites, J.W., Jr. and M. Morando. 2009. Phylogeography. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS). John Wiley and Sons, Ltd: Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003352. (PDF)

Avila, L.J., M. Morando, D.R. Perez, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2009.  A new species of Liolaemus from Añelo sand dunes, northern Patagonia, Neuquén, Argentina, and molecular phylogenetic relationships of Liolaemus wiegmannii species group (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemini).  Zootaxa 2234:39-55. (PDF)

Leache, A., and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2009. Chromosome evolution and diversification in the North American spiny lizards (genus Sceloporus). Cytogenetics and Genome Research 127:166-181. (PDF)


2010


Noonan, B.P., and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2010. Tracing the origins of iguanid lizards and boine snakes of the Pacific. American Naturalist 175:61-72. (PDF)

Avila, L.J., C.H.F. Perez, M. Morando, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2010. A new species of Liolaemus (Reptilia: Squamata) from southwestern Rio Negro province, northern Patagonia, Argentina. Zootaxa 2434:47-59. (PDF)

Sinclair, E.A., J.B. Pramuk, R.L. Bezy, K.A. Crandall, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2010. DNA evidence for non-hybrid origins of parthenogenesis in natural populations of vertebrates. Evolution 64:1345-1357. (PDF)

Camargo, A., B. Sinervo, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2010. Lizards as Model Organisms for linking phylogeographic and speciation studies. Molecular Ecology 19: 3250-3270. (PDF); App. S1 (PDF); App. S2 (PDF); App. S3 (PDF)

Sinervo, B., F. Mendez-de-la-Cruz, et al, & J.W. Sites, Jr. 2010. Erosion or lizard diversity by climate change and altered thermal niches. Science 238: 894-899. (PDF); Suppl. Materials (PDF); Huey et al. Commentary (PDF)

Avila, L. J., M. Morando, D. R. Perez, and J. W. Sites, Jr. 2010. A new species of the Liolaemus elongatus clade (Reptilia: Iguania: Liolaemini) from Cordillera del Viento, northwestern Patagonia, Neuquen, Argentina. Zootaxa 2667: 28-42. (PDF)

Wiens, J. J., C. A. Kuckynski, T. Townsend, T. W. Reeder, D. G. Mulcahy, and J. W. Sites, Jr. 2010. Combining Phylogenomics and Fossils in Higher-Level Squamate Reptile Phylogeny: Molecular Data Change the Placement of Fossil Taxa. Syst. Bid. 59(6):674-688. (PDF)

2011


Werneck, F.W. , G.C. Costa, G.R. Colli, D.E. Prado, and J.W. Sites, Jr.  2011. Revisiting the historical distribution of Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests:  new insights based on paleodistribution modeling and palynological. Global Ecology & Biogeography 20: 272-288.

Nuñez, J.J., N.K. Wood, F.E. Rabanal, F.M. Fontanella, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2011. Amphibian phylogeography in the Antipodes: Refugia and postglacial colonization explain mitochondrial haplotype distribution in the Patagonian frog Eupsophus calcaratus (Cycloramphidae).  Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 58:343-352.

Breitman, M.F., L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando.  2011. Lizards from the end of the world: Phylogenetic relationships of the Liolaemus lineomaculatus section (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemini). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 59:364-376.

Sérsic, A.N., A. Cosacov, A.A. Cocucci, L.A. Johnson, R. Ponzer, L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2011. Emerging phylogeographic patterns of plants and terrestrial vertebrates from Patagonia. Biological Journal of Linnean Society 103:475-494.

Olave, M., L.E. Martinez, L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2011. Evidence of hybridization in the Argentinian lizards Liolaemus gracilis and Liolaemus bibronii (Iguania: Liolaemini): An integrative approach based on genes and morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 61:381-391.

Martinez, L.E., L.J. Avila, C.H.F. Pérez, D.R. Pérez, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2011. A new species of Liolaemus (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemini) endemic to the Auca Mahuida volcano, northwestern Patagonia, Argentina. Zootaxa 3010:31-46.

Townsend, T.M., D.G. Mulcahy, B.P. Noonan, J.W. Sites, Jr., C.A. Kuczynski, J.J. Wiens, and T.W. Reeder. 2011. The molecular systematics of Iguania (Squamata) inferred from 29 nuclear loci. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 61:363-380.

Pellegrino, K.C.M., M.T. Rodrigues, D.J. Harris, Y.Y. Yassuda, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2011. Molecular phylogeny, biogeography, and insights into the origin of parthenogenesis in the Neotropical genus Leposoma (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae): ancient links between the Atlantic Forest and Amazonia". Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 61:446-459.

Sites, J.W., Jr., T.W. Reeder, and J.J. Wiens. 2011. Phylogenetic insights on evolutionary novelties in lizards and snakes: sex, birth, bodies, niches, and venom.". Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 42:227-244.

Mulcahy, D.G., T.H. Beckstead, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2011. Molecular systematics of the Leptodeirini (Colubroidea, Dipsadidae) revisited: species tree analyses and multi-locus data.". Copeia 2011:407-417.

Heideman, N.J.L., J.W. Sites, Jr., D.G. Mulcahy, M.G.J. Hendricks, and S.R. Daniels. 2011. Cryptic diversity and morphological convergence in threatened species of fossorial skinks in the genus Scelotes (Squamata: Scincidae) from the Western Cape Coast of South Africa: Implications for species boundaries, digit reduction and conservation. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 61:823-833.

Breitman, M.F., M. Parra, C.H.F. Perez, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2011a. Two new species of lizards from the Liolaemus lineomaculatus section (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemini) from southern Patagonia. Zootaxa 3123:32-48.

Breitman, M.F., C.H.F. Perez, M. Parra, M. Morando, J.W. Sites, Jr., and L.J. Avila. 2011b. New species of lizard from the magellanicus clade of the Liolaemus lineomaculatus section (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemini) from southern Patagonia. Zootaxa 3120:1-28.

Mendelson, J.R., III, D.G. Mulcahy, T.S. Williams, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2011. A phylogeny and evolutionary natural history of Mesoamerican toads (Anura: Bufonidae: Incilius) based on morphology, life history, and molecular data. Zootaxa 3138:1-34.

2012


Hannah, N., D. Brown, L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., M. Morando, and F.M. Fontanella. 2012. Characterization of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the South American lizard Liolaemus fitsingerii with cross-amplifiction in L. chehuachekenk. Conservation Genetics Resoures 4:105-107.

Camargo, A., L.J. Avila, M. Morando, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2012. Accuracy and precision in species tree estimation: an empirical evaluation of performance in lizards of the Liolaemus darwinii group (Squamata: Liolaemidae) under varying sub-sampling designs. Systematic Biology 61:272-288.

Fontanella, F., N. Feltrin, L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2012. Early stages of divergence: phylogeography, climate modeling, and niche differentiation in the South American lizard Liolaemus petrophilus (Squamata: Liolaemidae). Ecology and Evolution 2:792-808.

Fontanella, F., M. Olave, L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2012. Molecular dating and diversification of the sub-genus Eulaemus based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequence. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 164:825-835.

Sites, J.W., Jr. 2012. Wilmer Webster Tanner: 17 December 1909 – 28 October 2011. Herpetological Review 43:12-15.

Avila, L.J., C.H.F. Perez, C.D. Medina, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2012. A new species lizard of the Liolaemus elongatus clade (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemini) from Curi Leuvu River Valley, northern Patagonia, Neuquén, Argentina. Zootaxa 3325:37-52.

Avila-Pires, T.C., D.G. Mulcahy, F.P. Werneck, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2012. Phylogeography of Kentropyx calcarata and Gonatodes humeralis (Reptilia: Squamata) in eastern Amazonia, Brazil. Herpetologica 68:272-287.

Camargo, A.1, M. Morando, L.J. Avila, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2012. Species delimitation with ABC and other coalescent-based methods in lizards of the Liolaemus darwinii complex (Squamata: Liolaemidae). Evolution 66:2834-2849.

Werneck, F.P., T. Gamble, G.R. Colli, M.T. Rodrigues, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2012. Deep diversification and long-term persistence in the South American ‘dry diagonal’: integrating continent-wide phylogeography and distribution modeling of geckos. Evolution 66:3014-3034.

Werneck, F.P., C. Nogueira, G.R. Colli, J.W. Sites, Jr., and G.C. Costa. 2012.  Climatic stability in the Brazilian Cerrado: implications for biogeographical connections of the South American savannas, species richness, and conservation in a biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Biogeography 39:1695-1706.

Wiens, J.J., C.R. Hutter, D.G.Mulcahy, B.P. Noonan, T.M. Townsend, J.W. Sites, Jr., and T.W. Reeder. 2012. Resolving the phylogeny of lizards and snakes with extensive sampling of genes and species.  Biology Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0703.

Mulcahy, D.G., B.P. Noonan, T. Moss, T.M. Townsend, T.W. Reeder, J.W. Sites, Jr., and J.J. Wiens. 2012. Comparing the performance of dating methods using phylogenomic data in squamate reptiles. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 65:974-994.

Vera-Escalona, I., G. D’Elía, N. Gouin, F.M. Fontanella, C. Muñoz-Mendoza, J.W. Sites, Jr., and P.F. Victoriano. 2012. Lizards on ice: evidence for multiple refugia in Liolaemus pictus(Squamata: Liolaemidae) during the Last Glacial Maximum in the Southern Andean Beech Forests.  PLoS ONE 7(11): e48358. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048358.

Breitman, M.F., L.J. Avila, M. Parra, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2012. How lizards survived blizzards: phylogeography of the Liolaemus lineomaculatus group (Liolaemidae) reveals multiple breaks and refugia in southern Patagonia, and their concordance with other co-distributed taxa. Molecular Ecology 21: 6068-6085.

Hamilton, B.T., R. Hart, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2012. Feeding ecology of the milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum, Colubridae) in the western United States. Journal of Herpetology 46:515-522.

2013

Morando, M., L.J. Avila, C.H.F. Perez, M. Hawkins*, and J.W. Sites, Jr.  2013. A molecular phylogeny of the lizard genus Phymaturus (Squamata, Liolaemini): implications for species diversity and historical biogeography of southern South America.  Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 66:694-714.

Camargo, A., and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2013.  Species Delimitation: a Decade After the Renaissance. Pp. 225-247. In: The Species Problem: Ongoing Issues. I.Y. Pavlinov (ed.). InTech – Open Access publisher, Rijeka, Croatia (http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/52664).

Sites, J.W., Jr. Extinction, Re-introduction, and Restoration of a Lizard Meta-population Equilibrium in the Missouri Ozarks.  Molecular Ecology 22:3653-3655.

Noonan, B.P., J.B. Pramuk, R.L. Bezy, E.A. Sinclair, K. de Queiroz, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2013. Phylogenetic relationships within the lizard clade Xantusiidae: using trees and divergence times to address evolutionary questions at multiple levels. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 69:109-122.

Camargo, A., F.P. Werneck, M. Morando, J.W. Sites, Jr., and L.J. Avila. Quaternary range and demographic expansion of Liolaemus darwinii (Squamata: Liolaemidae) in the Monte Desert of Central Argentina using Bayesian phylogeography and ecological niche modeling. Molecular Ecology 22:4038-4054.

Aguilar C., P.L. Wood Jr., J.C. Cusi, A. Guzman, F. Huari, M. Lundberg, E. Mortensen, C. Ramirez, D. Robles, J. Suarez, A. Ticona, V.J. Vargas, P.J. Venegas, J.W. Sites Jr. 2013. Integrative taxonomy and preliminary assessment of species limits in the Liolaemus walkeri complex (Squamata, Liolaemidae) with descriptions of three new species from Peru. ZooKeys 364: 47–91doi: 10.3897/zookeys.364.6109 Supplementary file 4. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.364.6109.app4

2014


Medina, C.D., L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2014. Multilocus phylogeography of the Patagonian lizard complex Liolaemus kriegi (Iguania: Liolaemini). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113:256-269.

Sites, J.W., Jr. 2014. Herpetology in the Age of Genomics: A Review of Gamble, T. 2014. Collecting and preserving genetic material for herpetological research. Herpetological Circular No. 41:50 pp.  Herpetological Review 45:376-377.

Olave, M., L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2014. Multilocus phylogeny of the widely distributed South American lizard clade Eulaemus (Liolaemini, Liolaemus). Zoologica Scripta 43:323-337.

Recoder, R.S.*, F.P. Werneck1, M. Teixeira, Jr., G.R. Colli, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M.T. Rodrigues. 2014. Geographic variation and systematic review of the lizard genus Vanzosaura(Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae), with the description of a new species.  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171:206-225.

Breitman, M.F., I. Minoli, L.J. Avila, C.D. Medina, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2014. Lagartijas de la provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina: distribution geográfica, diversidad genética y estado de conservación. Cuadernos de Herpetología 28:83-110.

2015


Reeder, T.W., T.M. Townsend, D.G. Mulcahy, B.P. Noonan, P.L. Wood Jr., J.W. Sites Jr., and J.J. Wiens 2015. Integrated analyses resolve conflicts over squamate reptile phylogeny and reveal unexpected placements of fossil taxa. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0118199. doi:10.1371. (For supplemental documents, go to: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/asset?unique&id=info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0118199.s001.)

Avila, L.J., C.D. Medina, C.H.F. Perez, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2015. Molecular phylogenetic relationships of the lizard clade Liolaemus elongates (Iguania: Liolaemini) with the description of a new species from an isolated volcanic peak in northern Patagonia. Zootaxa 3947:67-84.

Grismer, L.L., P.L. Wood, Jr., Cheol Haeng Lee, Evan S.H. Quah, Shahrul Anuar, Ehwan Ngadi, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2015. A integrative taxonomic review of the agamid genus Bronchocela (Kulh, 1820) from Peninsular Malaysia with descriptions of new montane and insular endemics. Zootaxa 3948:001-023.

Olave, M., L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2015. Model-based approach to test hard polytomies in the Eulaemus clade of the most diverse South American lizard genus Liolaemus (Liolaemini, Squamata). Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society 174:169-184.

Medina, C.D., L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2015. Molecular phylogeny of the Liolaemus kriegi complex (Iguania, Liolaemini). Herpetologica 71:143-151.

Aguilar, C., M.R. Stark, J. Arroyo, M.D. Standing, S. Rios, T. Washburn, and J.W. Sites, Jr.. Placental morphology in two sympatric Andean lizards of the genus Liolaemus (Reptilia: Liolaemidae). Jour. Morphology 276:1205-1217.

Morando, M., M. Olave, L.J. Avila, E. Baker, and J.W. Sites, Jr. Molecular phylogeny of the lizard clade Leiosaurae endemic to southern South America. Herpetologica (71:322-331).

Breitman, F., J.N.M. Ramiro, L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. Phylogeography and morphological variation of the northernmost distributed species of the Liolaemus lineomaculatus section (Liolaemini) from Patagonia. Amphibia-Reptilia 36:373-387.

Breitman, M.F., M. Bonino, J.W. Sites, Jr., L.J. Avila, and M. Morando. 2015. Morphological variation, niche divergence, and phylogeography of lizards of the Liolaemus lineomaculatus section (Liolaemini) from Southern Patagonia. Herpetological Monographs 29:65-88.


2016

Goicoechea, N., D. Frost, I. De la Riva, K. Pellegrino, J.W. Sites, Jr., M.T. Rodrigues, and J. Padial. 2016. Molecular systematics of teioid lizards (Teioidea/Gymnophthalmoidea: Squamata) based on the analysis of 48 loci under tree-alignment and similarity alignment. Cladistics 32:1-48.

Davis, H.R., L.L. Grismer, R.L. Klabacka, M.A. Muin, E.S.H, Quah, S. Anuar, P.L. Wood, Jr., and J.W. Sites. The phylogenetic relationships of a new Stream Toad of the genus Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870 (Anura: Bufonidae) from a montane region in Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 4103:137-153.

Grismer, L.L., P.L Wood, Jr., S. Anuar, M.S. Grismer, E.S.H. Quah, M.L. Murdoch, M.A. Muin, H.R. Davis, C. Aguilar, R. Klabacka, A.J. Cobos, A. Aowphol, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2016. Two new Bent-toed Geckos of the Cyrtodactylus puchellus complex from Peninsular Malaysia and multiple instances of convergent adaptation to limestone forest ecosystems. Zootaxa 4105:401-429.

Cardoso dos Santos, R., M. das N.S. Viana, L.A. dos Santos Monjelo, P.C.M. Andrade, J. Pantoja-Lima, P.H.G. Oliveira, R.C. Vogt, J.C.B. Pezzuti, J.W. Sites, Jr., T. Hrbek, and I.P. Farias. 2016. Testing the effects of barriers on the genetic connectivity in Podocnemis erythrocephala (Red-headed Amazon River Turtle): implications for management and conservation. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 15:12-22.

Tucker, D., G.R. Colli, L.G. Giugliano, S.B. Hedges, C.R. Hendry, E.M. Lemmon, A.R. Lemmon, J.W. Sites, Jr., and R.A. Pyron. 2016. Anchored phylogenomics of tegus and whiptails (Teiidae: Squamata), with a revised taxonomy and a new genus from the West Indies. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 103:75-84.


2017

Olave, M., L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2017. Hidden diversity within the lizard genus Liolaemus: Genetic vs morphological divergence in the L. rothi complex (Squamata: Liolaeminae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107:56-63.

Wood, P.L., Jr., L.L. Grismer, A. Aowphol, C. Aguilar, M. Cota, M.S. Grismer, M.L. Murdoch, and J.W. Sites, Jr. 2017. Three new karst-dwelling Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata; Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Thailand and the phylogenetic placement of C. punctatonuchalis and C. vandeventeri. PeerJ 5:e2884; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2884.

Medina, C.M., L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2017. Phylogeographic history of Patagonian lizards of the Liolaemus elongates complex (Iguania: Liolaemini) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research doi: 10.111/jzs.12163.

Olave, M., L.J. Avila, J.W. Sites, Jr., and M. Morando. 2017. Detecting hybridization by likelihood calculation of gene tree extra lineages given explicit models. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 2017;00:1-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12846.