Should you use bootstrap values as measures for branch support in phylogenomic datasets?

Chan, K. O., Hutter, C. R., Wood, Jr., P. L., Grimser, L. L., and Brown, R. M. (2020). Target-capture phylogenomics provide insights on gene and species tree discordances in old world treefrogs (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287(1940):20202102. http:/

Figure 1 from Chan et al. 2020

Massive speciation events in New Caledonian Lizards.

Sadlier, R. A., Bauer, A. M., Wood, Jr., P. L., and Jackman, T. R. (2020). Massive speciation events in New Caledonian Lizards: Diversification in the Genus Marmorosphax (Scincidae) Tracks Isolation on the Island’s Ultramafic Surfaces. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 66(16):353–379.

Figure 5 from Sadlier et al. 2020. Phylogenetic relationships of species and populations of Marmorosphax.

Unexpected Discovery of Another New Species of Philippine False Gecko.

Brown et al. 2020. Unexpected Discovery of Another New Species of Philippine False Gecko (Gekkonidae; Pseudogekko) from the Bicol Peninsula of Luzon Island. Herpetologica, 76(3):315–329.

Figure 1. Taxon sampling of Pseudogekko in the Philippines from Brown et al. 2020.
Figure 4. Pseudogekko hungkag from Brown et al. 2020.

Rediscoveries of Sibuyan endemics from the Romblon Island Group, central Philippines.

Meneses et al. 2020. Molecular phylogenetic estimates of evolutionary affinities and the first reports of phenotypic variation in two secretive, endemic reptiles from the Romblon Island Group, central Philippines. Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology, Volume 14 Issue 2, 1–20.

Figure 1. Map of the Philippines depicting the five major Pleistocene Aggregate Island Complexes (PAICs) from Meneses et al. 2020.
Figure 5. Pseudogekko isapa from Meneses et al. 2020.

Rivers as potential drivers of diversification in spotted flying lizards.

This was a really fun project that Randy Klabacka started as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University (BYU) and he really kicked it up a notch during the beginning of his PhD at Auburn University (AU). Congratulations to all!

Klabacka et al. 2020. Rivers of Indochina as potential drivers of lineage diversification in the spotted flying lizard (Draco maculatus) species complex.

Klabacka et al. 2020 (Fig. 1)

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