Check out our groups latest preprint utilizing the FrogCap sequence capture marker set for Spotted Stream Frogs (Chan et al.).

Pulchrana sp1

Species delimitation in the grey zone: introgression obfuscates phylogenetic inference and species boundaries in a cryptic frog complex (Ranidae: Pulchrana picturata).

For the FrogCap preprint: FrogCap: A modular sequence capture probe set for phylogenomics and population genetics for all frogs, assessed across multiple phylogenetic scales.

Back in Burma (Myanmar)!

The boys are back in Burma (Myanmar) in search of “Cyrts” (Cyrtodactylus) for our ongoing research on the landscape genomics of karst adapted geckos in the Salween basin. In an attempt to get over jet lag, we stuffed ourselves with thai food and spent the afternoon doing some sightseeing around the Bogyoke Market, the Strand waterfront, and the Sule Pagoda.

En route to Thailand and a stop over in Japan!

As we start our journey to Thailand and Malaysia for some fieldwork, we all have to go through the delights/hells of travel.  Maybe this is just me but sleeping on a plane is never good and is always a pain in the neck (literally).  I think Randy (@R_Klabacka) would agree!  Randy_sleeping

At least the food on Delta wasn’t bad and with the choice of ice cream for dessert I think they are trying to make a statement.

I guess we are not allowed to stand on the toilets in Japan. Who knew!


Targaryen Dragons do exist!

Our recent paper describes three new species of Pseudocalotes from sky islands in Peninsular Malaysia named after Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons from #GameofThrones.

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Pseudocalotes drogon Grismer et al. 2016Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 8.41.08 PM

Pseudocalotes rhaegal Grismer et al. 2016

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Pseudocalotes viserion Grismer et al. 2016

Grismer, L. L., Quah, E. S. H., Wood, Jr., P. L., Anuar, S., Muin, A., Davis, H. R., Murdoch, M. L., Grismer, J. L., Cota, M., and Cobos, A. J. 2016.Dragons in the mist: three new species of Pseudocalotes Fitzinger (Squamata: Agamidae) from the sky island archipelago of Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 4136 (3):461–490.