Karstic Landscapes are Foci for Species Diversity in Bent-toed Geckos (Cyrtodactylus).

Grismer, L. L., Wood, Jr., P. L., Poyarkov, N. A., Le, M. D., Karunarathna, S., Chomdej, S., Suwannapoom, C., Qi, S., Liu, S., Che, J., Quah, E. S. H., Kraus, F., Oliver, P. M., Riyanto, A., Pauwels, O. S. G., and Grismer, J. L. (2021). Karstic Landscapes Are Foci of Species Diversity in the World’s Third-Largest Vertebrate Genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Reptilia: Squamata; Gekkonidae). Diversity, 13(5):183. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13050183. We got the cover! Open access!

Phylogenetic partitioning of the third-largest vertebrate genus in the world, Cyrtodactylus.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, Jr., P. L., Poyarkov, N. A., Le, M. D., Kraus, F., Agarwal, I., Oliver, P. M., Nguyen, S. N., Nguyen, T. Q., Karunarathna, S., Welton, L. J., Stuart, B. L., Luu, V. Q., Bauer, A. M., O’Connell, K. A., Quah, E. S. H., Chan, K. O., Ziegler, T., Ngo, H., Nazarov, R. A., Aowphol, A., Chomdej, S., Suwannapoom, C., Siler, C. D., Anuar, S., Tri, N. V., and Grismer, J. L. (2021). Phylogenetic partitioning of the third-largest vertebrate genus in the world, Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Reptilia; Squamata; Gekkonidae) and its relevance to taxonomy and conservation. Vertebrate Zoology, 71:101–154. https://doi.org/10.3897/vertebrate-zoology.71.e59307

Figure 2 from Grismer et al. 2021

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:/doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.2102.

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. https://doi.org/10.1655/Herpetologica-D-19-00029.1

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. http://asbp.org.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PJSB-ACA-2020-002.pdf

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.