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Morphology of bioluminescent organs and evolutionary relationships among the glowbellies and their allies (Percomorpha: Acropomatidae)

29. Ghedotti, M.J., Gruber, J.N., Barton, R.W., Davis, M.P., and Smith, W.L. (2018). Morphology and evolution of bioluminescent organs in the glowbellies (Percomorpha: Acropomatidae) with comments on the taxonomy and phylogeny of Acropomatiformes. Journal of Morphology.


Improving Vertebrate Skelton Imaging

28. Smith, W.L., Buck C.A., Ornay G.S., Davis M.P., Martin R.P., Gibson S.Z., and Girard M.G. (2018). Improving Vertebrate Skeleton Images: Fluorescence and the Non-Permanent Mounting of Cleared-and-Stained Specimens. Copeia 106(3):427-435.

Guterman, L.  Science . “Scans light up anatomy.” September 14th, 2018 (Print Magazine)

Guterman, L. Science. “Scans light up anatomy.” September 14th, 2018 (Print Magazine)


Evolutionary Relationships and Revised Classification of Lanternfishes

27. Martin, R.P., Olson, E.E., Girard, M.G., Smith, W.L., and Davis, M.P. (2018). Light in the Darkness: New Perspective on Lanternfish Relationships and Classification Using Genomic and Morphological Data. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution.

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Biology of Livebearers in North America

26. Ghedotti, M.J., and Davis, M.P. (2018, In Press). Poeciliidae: Livebearers. In: Warren, M.L. Jr. and Burr, B.M. (Eds.), North American Freshwater Fishes: Natural History, Ecology, and Conservation Volume II.

Evolution of Extinct and Living Topminnows

Evolution of Mouth Size in Deep-sea Lanternfishes

Evolution of Venom in Fishes

23. Smith, W.L., Stern, J.H., Girard, M.G., and Davis, M.P. (2016). Evolution of Venomous Cartilaginous and Ray-Finned Fishes. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi: 10.1093/icb/icw070

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Evolution of Bioluminescence in Fishes

22. Davis, M.P., Sparks, J.S., and Smith, W.L. (2016). Repeated and Widespread Evolution of Bioluminescence in Marine Fishes. PLOS ONE. 11(6): e0155154.

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Visualization of Biofluorescence in Sharks

21. Gruber, D.F., Loew, E.R., Deheyn, D.D., Akkaynak, D., Gaffney, J.P., Smith, W.L., Davis, M.P., Stern, J.H., Pieribone, V.A., and Sparks, J.S. (2016). Biofluorescence in Catsharks (Scyliorhinidae): Fundamental Description and Relevance for Elasmobranch Visual Ecology. Scientific Reports. 6, 24751; doi: 10.1038/srep24751

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Bioluminescent Liver Tissue in Deep-sea Barracudinas

Bioluminescence impacts Diversification in Deep-sea Fishes

18. Davis, M.P., Holcroft, N.I., Wiley, E.O., Sparks, J.S., and Smith, W.L. (2014). Species-Specific Bioluminescence Facilitates Speciation in the Deep Sea. Marine Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-014-2406-x.

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Survey and Discovery of Biofluorescence across Fishes

17. Sparks, J.S., Schelly, R.C., Smith, W.L., Davis, M.P., Tchernov, D., Pieribone, V., and Gruber, D.F. (2014). The Covert World of Fish Biofluorescence: A Phylogenetically Widespread and Phenotypically Variable Phenomenon. PLOS ONE. 9(1): e83259.

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Evolution and Diversification of Cichlids

16. McMahan, C.D., Chakrabarty, P., Sparks, J.S., Smith, W.L., and Davis, M.P. (2013). Temporal Patterns of Diversification across Global Cichlid Biodiversity (Acanthomorpha: Cichlidae). PLoS ONE. 8(8): e71162.

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First Fossil Shellear and Divergence of Milkfishes and their allies

15. Davis, M.P., Arratia, G.A., and Kaiser, T. (2013). The first fossil shellear and its implications for the evolution and divergence of the Kneriidae (Teleostei: Gonorynchiformes). In: Arratia, G.A., Schultze, H.P., and Wilson, M.V.H. (Eds.), Mesozoic Fishes V. München (Verlag Dr. F. Pfeil). PP. 325-362.

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Power and Parameter Estimation of the BiSSE Method

14. Davis, M.P., Midford, P.E., and Maddison, W. (2013). Exploring power and parameter estimation of the BiSSE method for analyzing species diversification. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13:38 DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-38. Highly Accessed.

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Evolution of the Killifishes

Phylogeography of the Mountain Mullet

12. McMahan, C.D., Davis, M.P., Dominguez-Dominguez, O., Garcia de Leon, F., Doadrio, I. and K.R. Piller. (2012). From the Mountains to the Sea: Phylogeography and Cryptic Species Diversity within the Mountain Mullet, Agonostomus monticola (Teleostei: Mugilidae). Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12036.

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Biogeography and Evolution of Gobies

11. Chakrabarty, P., Davis, M.P., and Sparks, J.S. (2012). The first record of a trans-oceanic sister-group relationship between obligate vertebrate troglobites. PLoS ONE. 7(8): e44083.

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Evolution and Timing of Divergence of Ray-finned Fishes

10. Near, T.J., Eytan, R.I., Dornburg, A., Kuhn, K.L., Moore, J.A., Davis, M.P., Wainwright, P.C., Friedman, M., and Smith, W.L. (2012). Resolution of ray-finned fish phylogeny and timing of diversification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(34):13698-703.

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Light Organ Evolution in Ponyfishes

09. Chakrabarty, P., Davis, M.P., Smith, W.L., Berquist, R., Gledhill, K.M., Frank, L.R., and Sparks, J.S. (2011). Evolution of the light organ system in ponyfishes (Teleostei: Leiognathidae). Journal of Morphology. (272) 6: 704-721.

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Evolution and Diversification of Ponyfishes

08. Chakrabarty, P., Davis, M.P., Smith, W.L., Baldwin, Z., and Sparks, J.S. (2011). Is sexual selection driving diversification of the bioluminescent ponyfishes (Teleostei: Leiognathidae)? Molecular Ecology. (20) 13: 2818-2834.

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Debate on Phylogenetic Character Data (Response)

07. Wiley, E.O., Chakrabarty, P., Craig, M.T., Davis, M.P., Holcroft, N.I., Mayden, R.L., and Smith, W.L. (2011). A Response to Mooi, Williams, and Gill. Zootaxa. 2946: 33-37.

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Debate on Phylogenetic Character Data

06. Wiley, E.O., Chakrabarty, P., Craig, M.T., Davis, M.P., Holcroft, N.I., Mayden, R.L., and Smith, W.L. (2011). Will the real phylogeneticists please stand up? Zootaxa. 2946: 7-16.

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Tripodfish Locomotion

Divergence Time Estimation of Lizardfishes

04. Davis, M.P., and Fielitz, C. (2010). Estimating divergence times of lizardfishes and their allies (Euteleostei: Aulopiformes) and the timing of deep-sea adaptations. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, (57) 3:1194-1208.

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Evolutionary Relationships of the Lizardfishes

03. Davis, M.P., (2010). Evolutionary relationships of the Aulopiformes (Euteleostei: Cyclosquamata): a molecular and total evidence approach. In: Nelson, J. S., Schultze, H.-P., and Wilson, M. V. H. (Eds.), Origin and phylogenetic interrelationships of teleosts. München (Verlag Dr. F. Pfeil). PP. 431-470.

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Slenderhead Darter in the Kansas River Basin

02. Luttrell, G.R., F.R. Abe, M.P. Davis, and K.R. Anderson. (2007). Recent collections of the Slenderhead darter, Percina phoxocephala (Nelson), from the Kansas River Basin. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 2007 (110):127-128.

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Morphology and Systematics of the Studfishes