THE AMPHIBIAN TREE OF LIFE
A new taxonomy of living amphibians is proposed to correct the deficiencies of the old one, based on the largest phylogenetic analysis of living Amphibia so far accomplished, and many subsidiary taxa are demonstrated to be nonmonophyletic.
SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE FROG FAMILY HYLIDAE, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HYLINAE: PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS AND TAXONOMIC REVISION
- J. Faivovich, C. Haddad, P. Garcia, D. Frost, Jonathan A. Campbell, W. Wheeler
- 27 December 2005
The present analysis indicates that Hemiphractinae are not related to the other three hylid subfamilies and are therefore removed from the family and tentatively considered a subfamily of the paraphyletic Leptodactylidae.
PHYLOGENETIC SYSTEMATICS OF DART-POISON FROGS AND THEIR RELATIVES (AMPHIBIA: ATHESPHATANURA: DENDROBATIDAE)
A new, monophyletic taxonomy for dendrobatids is proposed, recognizing the inclusive clade as a superfamily (Dendrobatoidea) composed of two families (one of which is new), six subfamilies (three new), and 16 genera (four new).
Molecular systematics of terraranas (Anura: Brachycephaloidea) with an assessment of the effects of alignment and optimality criteria.
The optimal tree-alignment indicates that insertions and deletions occurred in twice as many aligned positions as implied by the optimal similarity-Alignment, confirming previous findings that sequence turnover through insertion and deletion events plays a greater role in molecular evolution than indicated by similarity-alignments.
A Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomy of iguanian lizards (Reptilia, Squamata) /
The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Total Evidence, Sequence Alignment, Evolution of Polychrotid Lizards, and a Reclassification of the Iguania (Squamata: Iguania)
The Polychrotidae is found not to be monophyletic, containing instead the Corytophanidae as the sister taxon of Anolis plus Polychrus, and the Iguania is reformulated.
A CONSIDERATION OF EPISTEMOLOGY IN SYSTEMATIC BIOLOGY, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SPECIES
In this view, ontology is the result of reconciliation of theoretical expectations and lines of operational evidence that provides a general picture of the world and illuminates the limitations of particular discovery operations.
Amphibian species of the world : a taxonomic and geographical reference
- D. Frost
- Environmental Science
- 5 August 1987
Phylogenetics of the lizard genus Tropidurus (Squamata: Tropiduridae: Tropidurinae): direct optimization, descriptive efficiency, and sensitivity analysis of congruence between molecular data and…
- D. Frost, M. Rodrigues, T. Grant, T. Titus
- BiologyMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
- 1 December 2001
A sensitivity analysis demonstrated that equal weighting of indels, transitions, transversions, and morphological change provided the most congruent solution between the molecular and the morphological data partitions.