Evolutionsbiologie - Publikationen

Selected publications 2007-2014 - for a complete list of publications, see http://www.mvences.de

MacLeod, A., A. Rodríguez, M. Vences, P. Orozco-terWengel, C. García, F. Trillmich, G. Gentile, A. Caccone, G. Quezada & S. Steinfartz (2015): Hybridization masks speciation in the evolutionary history of the Galápagos marine iguana. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20150425.

Bletz, M.C., G.M. Rosa, F. Andreone, E.A. Courtois, D.S. Schmeller, N.H.C. Rabibisoa, F.C.E. Rabemananjara, L. Raharivololoniaina, M. Vences, C. Weldon, D. Edmonds, C.J. Raxworthy, R.N. Harris, M.C. Fisher & A. Crottini (2015): Widespread presence of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild amphibian communities in Madagascar. – Scientific Reports 5: 8633.

Brown, J.L., A. Cameron, A.D. Yoder & M. Vences (2014): A necessarily complex model to explain the biogeography of the amphibians and reptiles of Madagascar. – Nature Communications 5: e5046.

Tolley, K.A., T.M. Townsend & M. Vences (2013): Large-scale phylogeny of chameleons suggests African origins and Eocene diversification. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: e20130184.

Biton, R., E. Geffen, M. Vences, O. Cohen, S. Bailon, R. Rabinovich, Y. Malka, T. Oron, R. Boistel, V. Brumfeld & S. Gafny (2013): The rediscovered Hula painted frog is a living fossil. – Nature Communications 4: e1959.

Vences, M., J.M. Guayasamin, A. Miralles & I. de la Riva (2013): To name or not to name: Criteria to promote economy of change in Linnaean classification schemes. – Zootaxa 3636: 201-244.

Irisarri, I., D. San Mauro, F. Abascal, A. Ohler, M. Vences & R. Zardoya (2012): The origin of modern frogs (Neobatrachia) was accompanied by acceleration in mitochondrial and nuclear substitution rates. – BMC Genomics 13: e626.

Crottini, A., O. Madsen, C. Poux, A. Strauß, D.R. Vieites & M. Vences (2012): Vertebrate time-tree elucidates the biogeographic pattern of a major biotic change around the K–T boundary in Madagascar. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 109: 5358-5363.

Samonds, K.A., L.R. Godfrey, J.R. Ali, S.M. Goodman, M. Vences, M.R. Sutherland, M.T. Irwin & D.W. Krause (2012) Spatial and temporal arrival patterns of Madagascar’s vertebrate fauna explained by distance, ocean currents, and ancestor type. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 109: 5352-5357.

Poth, D., K. C. Wollenberg, M. Vences & S. Schulz (2012): Volatile amphibian pheromones: macrolides of mantellid frogs from Madagascar. – Angewandte Chemie International Edition 51: 2187-2190.

Rodríguez, A., D. Poth, S. Schulz & M. Vences (2011): Discovery of skin alkaloids in a miniaturized eleutherodactylid frog from Cuba. – Biology Letters 7: 414-418.

Reeve, E., S. H. Ndriantsoa, A. Strauß, R.-D. Randrianiaina, T. Rasolonjatovo Hiobiarilanto, F. Glaw, J. Glos & M. Vences (2011): Acoustic underwater signals with a probable function during competitive feeding in a tadpole. – Naturwissenschaften 98: 135-143.

Padial, J. M., A. Miralles, I. de la Riva & M. Vences (2010): The integrative future of taxonomy. – Frontiers in Zoology 7: article 16.

Vences, M., K. C. Wollenberg, D. R. Vieites & D. C. Lees (2009): Madagascar as a model region of species diversification. – Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24: 456-465.

Vieites, D.R., K. C. Wollenberg, F. Andreone, J. Köhler, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2009): Vast underestimation of Madagascar's biodiversity evidenced by an integrative amphibian inventory. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 106: 8267-8272.

Verneau, O., L. H. Du Preez, V. Laurent, L. Raharivololoniaina, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2009): The double odyssey of Madagascan polystome flatworms leads to new insights on the origins of their amphibian hosts. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 1575-1583.

Aliabadian, M., M. Kaboli, V. Nijman & M. Vences (2009): Molecular identification of birds: performance of distance-based DNA barcoding in three genes to delimit parapatric species. – PLoS ONE 4 (1): e4119.

Kurabayashi, A., M. Sumida, H. Yonekawa, F. Glaw, M. Vences & M. Hasegawa (2008): Phylogeny, recombination, and mechanisms of stepwise mitochondrial genome reorganization in mantellid frogs from Madagascar. – Molecular Biology and Evolution 25: 874-891.

Kremen, C., A. Cameron, A. Moilanen, S. J. Phillips, C. D. Thomas, H. Beentje, J. Dransfield, B. L. Fisher, F. Glaw, T. C. Good, G. J. Harper, R. J. Hijmans, D. C. Lees, E. Louis Jr., R. A. Nussbaum, C. J. Raxworthy, A. Razafimpahanana, G. E. Schatz, M. Vences, D. R. Vieites & M. L. Zjhra (2008): Aligning conservation priorities across taxa in Madagascar with high-resolution planning tools. – Science 320: 222-226.

Vences, M. & D. B. Wake. Speciation, species boundaries and phylogeography of amphibians. – In: Heatwole, H. H. & M. Tyler (eds.): Amphibian Biology, Vol. 6, Systematics: pp. 2613-2669. – Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, Australia.

Fouquet, A., A. Gilles, M. Vences, C. Marty, M. Blanc & N. J. Gemmell (2007): Underestimation of species richness in Neotropical frogs revealed by mtDNA analyses. – PLoS ONE 2(10): e1109. (PDF)

Grosjean, S., J. Glos, M. Teschke, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2007): Comparative larval morphology of Madagascan toadlets of the genus Scaphiophryne: phylogenetic and taxonomic inferences. – Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 151: 555-576.

Vences, M., G. Wahl-Boos, S. Hoegg, F. Glaw, E. Spinelli Oliveira, A. Meyer & S. Perry (2007): Molecular systematics of mantelline frogs from Madagascar and the evolution of their femoral glands. – Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 92: 529-539.

Wollenberg, K. C., F. Glaw, A. Meyer & M. Vences (2007): Molecular phylogeny of Malagasy reed frogs, Heterixalus, and the relative performance of bioacoustics and color-patterns for resolving their systematics. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 14-22.

Glaw, F., J. Köhler, P. Bora, N. H. C. Rabibisoa, O. Ramilijaona & M. Vences (2007): Discovery of the genus Plethodontohyla (Anura: Microhylidae) in dry western Madagascar: description of a new species and biogeographic implications. – Zootaxa 1577: 61-68.

Van der Meijden, A., M. Vences, S. Hoegg, R. Boistel, A. Channing & A. Meyer (2007): Nuclear gene phylogeny of narrow-mouthed toads (Family: Microhylidae) and a discussion of competing hypotheses concerning their biogeographical origins. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 1017-1030.

Fouquet, A., M. Vences, M-D. Salducci, A. Meyer, C. Marty, M. Blanc & A. Gilles (2007): Revealing cryptic diversity using molecular phylogenetics and phylogeography in frogs of the Scinax ruber and Rhinella margaritifera species groups. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 567-582.

Aliabadian, M., M. Kaboli, R. Prodon, V. Nijman & M. Vences (2007): Phylogeny of Palearctic wheatears (genus Oenanthe) - Congruence between morphometric and molecular data. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42: 665-675.

Odierna, G., G. Aprea, F. Andreone, W. Böhme & M. Vences (2007): Cytosystematics of hyperoliid frogs: Phylogeny of Heterixalus, low karyotypic variability in hyperoliines and separate phylogenetic position of Leptopelis. – Italian Journal of Zoology 74: 71-81.

Randrianiaina, R.-D., F. Glaw, M. Thomas, J. Glos, N. Raminosoa & M. Vences (2007): Descriptions of the tadpoles of two species of Gephyromantis, with a discussion of the phylogenetic origin of direct development in mantellid frogs. – Zootaxa 1401: 53-61.

Rabemananjara, F. C. E., Y. Chiari, O. Ravoahangimalala Ramilijaona & M. Vences (2007): Evidence for recent gene flow between north-eastern and south-eastern Madagascar from a phylogeography of the Mantella cowani group. – Frontiers in Zoology 4: article 1. (PDF)

Measey, G. J., M. Vences, R. C. Drewes, Y. Chiari, M. Melo & B. Bourles (2007): Freshwater paths across the ocean: molecular phylogeny of the frog Ptychadena newtoni gives insights into amphibian colonization of oceanic islands. – Journal of Biogeography 34: 7-20.