Publications


SUBMITTED PUBLICATIONS

Noonan, B. P., Colston, T. J., Lemmon, A., Lemmon, E. M., Fisher, B. L. Ant tree of life: the potential and pitfalls of phylogenomic data. (in revision).

*Smith, M. L., Noonan, B. P., Colston, T. J. The role of climatic and geological events in generating diversity in Ethiopian grass frogs (Genus Ptychadena). (in review at Royal Society Open Science).

                    * – undergraduate researcher

2017

14. Colston, T. J. Book Review: Natural History of Neotropical Tree Boas (Genus Corallus). —Robert W. Henderson (in press The Quarterly Review of Biology).

13. Colston, T. J. (2017) Gut microbiome transmission in lizards. Molecular Ecology 26: 972-974.

2016

12. Ceriaco, L. M. P., Gutierrez, E. E., Dubois, A., ŦColston, T. J., et al. (2016) Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa 4196(3): 435-445.           Ŧsupporting co-author/signatory.

11. Colston, T. J., & Jackson, C. R. (2016) Invited Review: Microbiome Evolution Along Divergent Branches of the Vertebrate Tree of Life: What’s Known and Unknown Molecular Ecology 25: 3776-3800.

10. Gower, D.J., Wade, E.O.Z., Spawls, S., Böhme, W., Buechley, E., Siykes, D., Colston, T.J.   (2016) A new large species of Bitis Gray, 1842 (Serpentes: Viperidae) from the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia            Zootaxa 4093(1):041-063

9. Medina, M.F., Greenbaum, E., Bauer, A., Branch, W., Schmitz, A., Conradie, W., Nagy, Z. T., Hibbitts, T.J., Ernst, R., Portik, D.M., Nielsen, S.V., Kusamba, C., Colston, T.J., Behangana, M. (2016) Phylogeny and systematics of Panaspis and Afroablepharus skinks (Squamata: Scincidae) in the savannas of sub-Saharan Africa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100: 409-423

2015

 8. Colston, T. J., Barão-Nóbrega, J.A.L., Manders, R., Lett, A., *Wilmott, J., Cameron, G., *Hunter, S., Radage, A., Littlefair, E., Williams, R.J., Lopez Cen, A., Slater, K. (2015) Amphibians and Reptiles of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, México with New Records. Check List 11(5): 1759 * – undergraduate researcher

 7. Colston, T. J., Noonan, B. P., Jackson, C.R. (2015) Phylogenetic Analysis of Bacterial Communities in Different Regions of the Gastrointestinal Tract of Agkistrodon piscivorus, the Cottonmouth Snake. PloS one10.6: e0128793

2014

 6. Nielsen, S.V. & Colston, T. J. (2014) The phylogenetic position of Ethiopia’s sole endemic and biogeographically enigmatic cordylid lizard, Cordylus rivae (Squamata: Cordylidae), and a discussion of its conservation status. African Journal of Herpetology 63(2): 166-176

2013

5. Henderson, R.W., Pauers, M.J., Colston, T. J. (2013) On the congruence of morphology, trophic ecology, and phylogeny in Neotropical treeboas (Squamata: Boidae: Corallus). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 109:466-475

 4. Colston, T. J., Grazziotin, F.G., Shepard, D. B., Vitt, L. J., Coli, G. R., Henderson, R. W., Hedges, S. B., Bonatto, S., Zaher, H., Noonan, B.P., Burbrink, F. T. (2013) Molecular Systematics and Historical Biogeography of Tree Boas (Genus Corallus). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 66(3): 953-959

 3. Schlupp, I., Colston, T. J., Joachim, B., Riesch, R. (2013) Translocation of cave fish (Poecilia mexicana) within and between natural habitats Environmental Biology of Fishes, 22(2): 228-233

2011

2. Riesch, R., Colston, T. J., Joachim, B. L., Schlupp, I. (2011) Natural history and life history of the Grijalva gambusia Heterophallus milleri Radda, 1987 (Teleostei: Poeciliidae). Aqua, 17(2): 95-102

2010

 1. Colston, T. J., Costa, G. C., Vitt, L. J. (2010) Snake Diets and the Deep History Hypothesis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 101: 476-486