26.    Ghedotti, M.J., and Davis, M.P. (2017, In Press). The taxonomic placement of three fossil Fundulus species and the timing of divergence within the North American topminnows (Teleostei: Fundulidae). Zootaxa.

25.    Ghedotti, M.J., and Davis, M.P. (2017, 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.

24.    Martin, R.P., and Davis, M.P. (2016). Patterns of Phenotypic Variation in the Mouth Size of Lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophiformes)Copeia. 104(4):795-807.

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

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.

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

20.    Davis, M.P. (2015). Evolutionary Relationships of the Deep-Sea Pearleyes (Aulopiformes: Scopelarchidae) and a New Genus of Pearleye from Antarctic Waters. Copeia. 103(1):64-71.

19.   Ghedotti, M.J., Barton, R.W., Simons, A.M., and Davis, M.P. (2015). The First Report of Luminescent Liver Tissue in Fishes: Evolution and Structure of Bioluminescent Organs in the Deep-Sea Naked Barracudas (Aulopiformes: Lestidiidae). Journal of Morphology. DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20341

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

13.    Ghedotti, M.J., and Davis, M.P. (2013). Phylogeny, classification, and evolution of salinity tolerance of the North American topminnows and killifishes, Family Fundulidae (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes).  Fieldiana: Life and Earth Sciences. 7(2013):1-65.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

05.    Davis, M.P., and Chakrabarty, P. (2011). Tripodfish locomotion and landing behavior (Aulopiformes: Bathypterois) from video observations at bathypelagic depths in the campos basin of Brazil. Marine Biology Research, (7) 3:297-303.

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.

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.
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.

01.    Ghedotti, M.J., A.M. Simons, & M.P. Davis. (2004). Morphology and phylogeny of the studfish clade, subgenus Xenisma (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes). Copeia (1):53-61.