Dr. Brian Crother - Recent Publications
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2012 Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. 7th Edition. SSAR Herpetological Circulars No. 39: 1-101
2008Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. 6th Edition. SSAR Herpetological Circulars No. 37: 1-94.
2005 Ecology and Evolution in the Tropics: A Herpetological Perspective (co-editors
are M. Donnelly, C. Guyer, M. Wake, M. White). University of Chicago Press.
2000 Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. SSAR Herpetological Circulars No. 29: 1-82. (I am the chair of a 14 person committee and the editor and an author of the document written by that committee.)
1999 Caribbean Reptiles and Amphibians edited by B. I. Crother (editor). Academic Press, San Diego. Pp. i- xxx, 1-495.
JOURNAL ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, REVIEWS
2013 Best practices: In the 21st Century, taxonomic decisions in herpetology are acceptable only when they are supported by a body of evidence and published via peer-review. Herp. Rev. 44: 8-23. (with H. Kaiser, C. Kelly, L. Luiselli, M. O'Shea, H. Ota, P. Passos, W. Schleip, W. Wüster)
2012 Comment on the proposed conservation of Crotalinus catenatus Rafinesque, 1818 (currently Sistrurus catenatus) and Crotalus tergeminus (currently Sistrurus tergeminus; Reptilia, Serpentes) by designation of neotypes for both species (Case 3571: see BZN 68: 271–274). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 69(1). (with J. M. Savage and A. Holycross).
2011 Crotalinus catenatus Rafinesque, 1818 (Reptilia: Serpentes) and Crotalustergeminus Say, 1822: proposed conservation of usage by designation of neotypes for Crotalinus catenatus and Crotalus tergeminus. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 68: 271-274. (with J. M. Savage and A. Holycross)
2011Approximate Bayesian computation reveals the origins of genetic diversity and population structure of foxsnakes. J. Evolutionary Biology 24: 23642377. (with J. Row, R. Brooks, C Mackinnon, A. Lawson, M. White, S. Lougheed)
2011 Evolution and Taxonomy of Snakes. Pp. 19-53. In R.D. Aldridge and D. M. Sever (eds), Reproductive biology and phylogeny of snakes. Volume 9, Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny series, B. G. M. Jamieson (ed). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. (with F. Burbrink).
2010 PACT in Practice: Comparative Historical Biogeographic Patterns and Species Area Relationships of the Greater Antillean and Windward Hawaiian Island Terrestrial Biotas. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20 (with M. Eckstut, D. Brooks, C. MacMahan, D. McLennan, J. Ancheta)
2009 Expression of Dazl and Vasa in Turtle Embryos and Ovaries:
Evidence for Inductive Specification of Germ Cells. Evolution and Development 11(5): 524-533. (with R. F. Bachvarova, K. Manova, J. Chatfield, C.M. Shoemaker, D. P. Crews, A. D. Johnson)
2009 Are standard names lists taxonomic straightjackets? Herpetologica 65(2): 129-135.
2009 Considerations and Recommendations for Raising Live Amphibians in Classrooms. Herpetological Review 40(2): 142-144. (with J. Mendelson, A. Pessier, C. Bevier, R. Gagliardo, K. Zippel, M. Preest, J. Pramuk, B. Rothermel)
2009 Phylogenetic Analysis of Sperm Storage in Female Squamates Pp. 185-218) IN Lucas T. Dahnof (ed.), Animal Reproduction: New Research Developments, NOVA Science Publishers, Inc. (with M. E. Eckstut, D. M. Sever, M. E. White)
2009Bitten. In Courting the Wild, J. Mitchell (ed.). Ecos Systems Institute. Pp. 43-48.
2009 Considerations and Recommendations for Raising Live Amphibians in Classrooms. Science and Children April/May: 8. (with J. Mendelson, A. Pessier, C. Bevier, R. Gagliardo, K. Zippel, M. Preest, J. Pramuk, B. Rothermel)
2009 Dictionary of Herpetology. 2008. Krieger Publishing, Florida. 376 p. Book Review. Quarterly Review of Biology.
2008Squamata - Snakes. IN B.I. Crother (ed.) Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. 6th Edition. SSAR Herpetological Circulars No. 37: 1-94. (with J. Boundy, F. Burbrink, J. Campbell)
2007 Pituophis catenifer (Bullsnake). Maximum Length. Herp. Rev., 38(2):209-210. (with T. Devitt, A. Meier, F. Burbrink,and J. Boundy).
2005 Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico. 1996. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. 430p. Book Review. Environmental Conservation
2005 Phylogeny of the Colubroidea (Serpentes): New Evidence from Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37:581-601. (with R. Lawson, F. Burbrink, J. Slowinski)
2005 Higher level snake phylogeny as inferred from 28S ribosomal DNA and morphology. Pp. 156-173 IN Ecology and Evolution in the Tropics: A Herpetological Perspective (eds., B. Crother, M. Donnelly, C. Guyer, M. Wake, M. White), University of Chicago Press (with M. White, M. Kelly-Smith)
2004 True Vipers: Natural history and Toxinology of Old World Vipers. 2003. Krieger Publishing, Florida. 359 p. Book Review. Quarterly Review of Biology 79 (1):85-86.
2003Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico: Update. Herp. Rev. 34: 196-203. (I am the chair of a 14 person committee and the editor and an author of the document written by that committee.)
2003 Regulative Germ Cell Specification in Axolotl Embryos: A Primitive Trait Conserved in the Mammalian Lineage. (with Andrew D. Johnson, Matthew Drum, Rosemary F. Bachvarova,Thomas Masi, Roger Patient, Mary E. White)
Phil. Trans. Royal Society of London, 358: 1371-1379.
2003 Evolution of Predetermined Germ Cells in Vertebrate Embryos: Implications for Macroevolution (with Andrew D. Johnson, Matthew Drum, Rosemary F. Bachvarova,Thomas Masi, Mary E. White). Evolution and Development 5(4): 414-431
2003 Man of the Yard. IN Islands and the Sea: Essays on Herpetological
Exploration in the West Indies. R. W. Henderson and R. Powell (eds.). Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca. Pp.109-111.
2002 Comments on Euphryne obesus Baird, 1859 (Reptilia, Squamata): proposed precedence of the specific name over that
of Sauromalus ater Duméril, 1856. (Case 3143, BZN 58:37-40). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 59:
45-48. (with Kevin de Quieroz, Roy McDiarmid, George Zug, Darrel Frost, Lee Grismer,
2002 O Patterns! Wherefore art thou patterns? (Apologies to Shakespeare), Journal of Biogeography 29:1263-1265
2002 Is Karl Popper's philosophy of science all things to all people? Cladistics 18:445
2002 The Snakes of Trinidad & Tobago. Hans E. A. Boos. 2001. Texas A & M University Press, College Station, Texas. 270 p. Book Review. Copeia 2002:538-539
2001 Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico: Errata. Herpetological Review 32:152-153. (with Jeff Boundy, Kevin de Quieroz, Darrel Frost)
2001 Palm-pitviper ( Bothriechis) phylogeny, mtDNA and consilience. Cladistics 17(4):355-370. (with T. Taggart and M. White)
2001 Cloning, nucleotide sequencing and characterization of a polyurethenase gene ( pue B) from Pseudomonas chlororaphis. International Journal of Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 47:141-149. (with G. Howard and J. Vicknair)
2001 Métodos en biogeografia cladistica: el ejemplo del Caribe IN pp. 233-243 Introducción a la Biogeografía en Latinoamérica: Teroías, Concepts, Métodos, y Aplicaciones edited by Jorge Llorente Bousquets and Juan J. Morrone. Las Pensas de Ciencias, UNAM. (with Brian Warren)
2001 Allozyme evidence for the separation of Rana areolata and R. capito and for the resurrection of Rana sevosa. Copeia 2001:382-388. (with Jeanne E. Young)
2001 Squamata-Snakes. Pp. 56-74 in B. I. Crother (ed.), Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Herpetological Circular 29. (with J. Boundy, J. Campbell, T. Taggart)
2000 Gene conversions may obscure actin gene family evolutionary relationships. J. Molec. Evol. 50:170-174. (with M. E. White)
1999 Diagnostic amino acids in actin genes: An idea whose time has gone. Molecular Biology and Evolution 16: 876-879. (with Mary E. White)
1999 Phylogeny of some Middle American Pitvipers based on a Cladistic Analysis of Mitochondrial 12S and 16S DNA Sequence Information. Contemporary Herpetology 1999 (2). http://www.cnah.org/CH/ch/1999/3/index.htm (with S. Werman and M. White)
1999 Phylogenetic relationships among West Indian Xenodontine snakes (Serpentes: Colubridae)
with comments on the phylogeny of some mainland xenodontines. Contemporary Herpetology
1999 (2) http://www.cnah.org/CH/ch/1999/2/index.htm
1999 Ecological and Historical Biogeography of the Caribbean, IN pp 335-356 Caribbean Reptiles and Amphibians edited by B. I. Crother. Academic Press, San Diego. (with Gregory K. Pregill)
1999 Evolutionary History, IN pp 269-334 Caribbean Reptiles and Amphibians edited by B. I. Crother. Academic Press, San Diego.
1999 The Systematic Value of Creatine Kinase Expression in Reptiles. Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 27:147-156. (with D.G. Buth and M. Tennant).
1998 Redescription and validation of Bothriechis supraciliaris (Serpentes:Viperidae). Revista Biologia Tropical 2453-462. (with A. Solorzano, L. Gomez)
1998 Is the PTP Useful? Cladistics 14:297-302. (with Joseph B. Slowinski)
1998 Allozyme variation among disjunct populations of the Florida Green Watersnake ( Nerodia floridana) Copeia 1998:715-719. (with J. Scott Thompson)
1998 Venomous Snakes: Ecology, Evolution, and Snakebite. R. S.Thorpe, W. Wüster, A. Malhotra (eds.). 1997. Clarendon Press, xix + 276 pp. Book review. Quart. Rev. Biol. 73:82-83.
1998 Cnemidophorus hyperythrus. Cat. Amer. Rept. and Amph. 655.1- 655.6 (with J.S. Thompson and A. Price)
1997 Contributions to West Indian Herpetology: A Tribute to Albert Schwartz (R. Powell and R. Henderson, eds.) Herp. Rev. 28:54-55.
1996 Additional comments on the origin of the West Indian Herpetofauna (with C. Guyer). Herpetologica 52:620-622.
1996 Caribbean Historical Biogeography: Was the Dispersal-Vicariance Debate Eliminated by an Extraterrestrial Bolide? Herpetologica52(3):440-465. (with Craig Guyer).
1995 Nuclear Ribosomal DNA Restriction Sites, PhylogeneticInformation, and the Phylogeny of Some Xenodontine (Colubridae) Snakes. J. Herp. 29(2):316-320. (with D. M. Hillis)
1994 Xantusiid lizards, concern for analysis, and the search for a best estimate of phylogeny: further comments. Mol. Phylogenetics Evol. 3(3):272-275. (with W. Presch)
1994 New Directions in Biogeography? Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 9(10):403-406 (with D. Haydon and E. Pianka).
1992 The Phylogeny of Xantusiid Lizards: The Concern for Analysis in the Search for a Best Estimate of Phylogeny. Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 1(4):289-294. (with W.F. Presch).
1992 Genetic Characters, Species Concepts, and Conservation Biology. Conservation Biology, Vol. 6(3):314.
1992 Phylogeny and historical biogeography of the palm pitvipers, genus Bothriechis: Biochemical and morphological evidence. pp. 1-19 in J.A. Campbell and E.D. Brodie, Jr. eds.,The Biology of the Pitvipers, Selva, Tyler, TX. (with J.A. Campbell and D.M. Hillis).
1991 Phylogeny, Ecology, and Behavior. A Research Program in Comparative Biology. D.R. Brooks and D.A. McLennan. 1991. The University of Chicago Press, xii + 434 pp. Book review. Copeia 1991(4):1151-1154.
1991 Musings On and Around the Endangered Species Act. Association of Environmental Professionals Environmentor, CA. May.
1990 The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. J. A. Campbell and W. W. Lamar. 1989. Cornell University Press, xiii + 425 pp. Book review. Quart. Rev. Biol. 65 (4):516-517.
1990A morphological, allozymic, and karyotypic assessment of the phylogeny of some lower termites (Isoptera:Kalotermitidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 92:385-399. (with P. Luykx and D.A. Nickle).
1990 Is 'some better than none' or do allele frequencies contain phylogenetically useful information. Cladistics 6(2):277-281.
1989 Biogeographic patterns of predation in West Indian colubrid snakes. in C.A. Woods, ed., Biogeography of the West Indies Past, Present, and Future. Sandhill Crane Press, Inc., Gainesville, FL., pp. 479-518. (with R.W. Henderson).
1989 The status of Pliocercus and Urotheca (Serpentes: Colubridae), with a review of coral snake mimics. Zool. J. Linnean Soc. London, 95:335-362.(with J.M. Savage).
1989 Elevational patterns of species richness, evenness, and abundance of the Costa Rican leaf-litter herpetofauna. Biotropica 21(2):178-185. (with J.E. Fauth and J.B. Slowinski).
1989 A redescription of the hemipenis of Hydromorphus concolor (Colubridae) with comments on its tribal allocation. Copeia, 1989(1):227-229.
1988 Cricosaura typica: Catalogue Account. Catalogue Amer. Amph. and Reptiles, 443:1-3.
1988 The Diets of Hispaniolan Colubrid Snakes II. Prey Species, Prey Size, and Foraging Strategies. Herpetologica, 44 (1):55-70 (with R.W. Henderson, T.A. Noeske-Hallin, A. Schwartz).
1987 Diel Differences in Leaf Litter Herpetofaunal Abundances in an abandoned cacao grove in Costa Rica. Rev. Biol. Trop. 35(2):349-350.(with J.B. Slowinski, J.E. Fauth).
1987 A New Distribution Record for Alsophis vudii in the Bahamas. Herp. Rev. 18(1):20 (with J.B. Slowinski).
1987 A New Distribution Record for Typhlops biminiensis in the Bahamas, Herp. Rev. 18(1):21 (with J.B. Slowinski).
1987 The Diet of the Hispaniolan Snake Antillophis parvifrons (Colubridae), J. Herpetol. 21(4):330-333 (with R.W. Henderson, T.A. Noeske-Hallin, A.Schwartz, C.R. Dethloff).
1986 Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Lizard Family Xantusiidae. Syst. Zool., 35(1):37-45 (with M.M. Miyamoto and W.F. Presch).
1986 Alsophis cantherigerus (Cuban racer). Diet. Herp. Rev., 17(2):47.
1986 A New Distribution Record for Arrhyton taeniatum in Cuba, HerpRev., 17(1):27.
1986 A New Distribution Record for Gastrophryne carolinensis in theBahamas, Herp. Rev. 16(4):114.