SDSU EB Vertebrate Collections

Welcome to the Research & Publications Page

Our collections are used for research as well as teaching. Here is a partial list of research theses and publications that have used specimens in our collection.

Bird Collection

Alexander, M. 2005. Intraspecific Phylogeography of the White-headed Woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus). MS Thesis, San Diego State University. 

Alexander, M. P. and K. J. Burns. 2006. Intraspecific phylogeography and adaptive divergence in the White-headed Woodpecker. The Condor 108: 489-518. 

Barhoum, D. 2001. Interspecific and Intraspecific Analysis of the Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata): Implications for Biogeography, Morphological Variation, and Ancestry. MS Thesis, San Diego State University.  

Barhoum, D. N. and K. J. Burns. 2002. Phylogenetic relationships of the Wrentit based on mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences. The Condor 104: 740-749.

Barker, F. K., K. J. Burns, J. Klicka, S. M. Lanyon, and I. J. Lovette. 2013. Going to extremes: Contrasting rates of diversification in a recent radiation of New World passerine birds. Systematic Biology 62: 298-320.

Burns, K. J. and A. J. Shultz. 2012. Widespread cryptic dichromatism and ultravioloet reflectance in the largest radiation of Neotropical songbirds: implications of accounting for avian vision in the study of plumage evolution. The Auk 129: 211-221.

Burns, K. J. and D. N. Barhoum. 2006. Population-level history of the wrentit (Chamaea fasciata): Implications for comparative phylogeography in the California Floristic Province. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38: 117-129.

Burns, K. J., M. P. Alexander, D. N. Barhoum, and E. A. Sgariglia. 2007. A statistical assessment of congruence among phylogeographic histories of three avian species in the California Floristic Province. Pages 96-109 in Festschrift for Ned K. Johnson: Geographic Variation and Evolution in Birds (C. Cicero and J. V. Remsen, Jr., Eds.). Ornithological Monographs, no. 63.

Caballero, I. C. and M. V. Ashley. 2011. Genetic analysis of the endemic island loggerhead shrike, Lanius ludovicianus anthonyi. Conservation Genetics 12: 1485-1493. 

Fleischer, R. C. et al. 2008. As the raven flies: using genetic data to infer the history of invasive common raven (Corvus corax) populations in the Mojave Desert. Molecular Ecology 17: 464-474.

Lovette, I. J., B. S. Arbogast, B. Curry, R. M. Zink, C. A. Botero, J. P. Sullivan, A. L. Talaba, R. B. Harris, D. R. Rubenstein, R. E. Ricklefs, and E. Bermingham. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships of the mockingbirds and thrashers (Aves: Mimidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 219-229.

Maley, J. M., R. T. Brumfield. 2013. Mitochondrial and Next-Generation Sequence Data used to Infer Phylogenetic Relationships and Species Limits in the Clapper/ King Rail Complex. The Condor 115: 316-329. 

Moyle, R. G., M. J. Anderson, C. H. Oliveros, F. D. Steinheimer, and S. Reddy. 2012. Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Core Babblers (Aves: Timaliidae) Systematic Biolpgy 61: 631-651

Patten, M. A., G. McCaskie, and P. Unitt. 2003. Birds of the Salton Sea: Status, Biogeography, and Ecology. University of California Press, Berkeley. 

Rourke, J. W. 2004. An evaluation of fluctuating asymmetry as a tool in identifying imperiled bird populations. Master's Thesis, San Diego State University.

Sgariglia, E. 2001. Phylogeography of the California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum) Based on Nested Clade Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA Variation. MS Thesis, San Diego State University. 

Sgariglia, E. A. and Burns, K. J. 2003. Phylogeography of the California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum) based on nested-clade analysis of mitochondrial-DNA variation. The Auk 120: 346-361.

Shepherd, T. 2004. Analysis of Intraspecific Variation within the Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra), Including a Population-Level Study of P. rubra cooperi. MS Thesis, San Diego State University. 

Shepherd, T. M. and K. J. Burns. 2007. Intraspecific genetic analysis of the Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra): Implications for species limits and conservation. Journal of Avian Biology 38: 13-27.

Shultz, A. J. 2011. Using an avian visual model to assess the evolution of sexual dichromatism in tanagers. MS Thesis, San Diego State University.

Stiles, F. G., D. L. Altshuler, and R. Dudley. 2005. Wing morphology and flight behavior of some North American hummingbird species. The Auk 122: 872-886. 

Unitt, Philip. 1984. The Birds of San Diego County. San Diego Society of Natural History. Memoir 13. 

Unitt, Philip. 2004. San Diego County Bird Atlas. Ibis Publishing Co., San Diego. 

Voelker, G., M. Melo, and R. C. K. Bowie. 2009. A Gulf of Guinea island endemic is a member of a Mediterranean-centered bird genus. Ibis 151: 580-583.  

Zink, R. M., J. D. Rising, S. Mockford, A. G. Horn, J. M. Wright, M. Leonard, and M. C. Westberg. 2005. Mitochondrial DNA variation, species limits, and rapid evolution of plumage coloration and size in the Savannah Sparrow. The Condor 107: 21-28. 

Herbarium Collection

Benet-Pierce, N. and Michael G. Simpson. 2010. Chenopodium littoreum (Chenopodiaceae), a new goosefoot from dunes of south-central coastal California. Madroño 57: 64-72. (pdf)

Dodero, M. W.* and M. G. Simpson. 2012. Dudleya crassifolia (Crassulaceae), a new species from northern Baja California, Mexico. Madroño 59: 223-229. (pdf

Guilliams, C. M.*, Simpson, M. G., and J. P. Rebman. 2011. Calyptridium parryi var. martirense (Montiaceae), a new taxon endemic to the Sierra San Pedro Mártir, Baja California, Mexico. Madroño 58(4): 258-266. (pdf

Guilliams, C. M.*, B. A. Veno, M. G. Simpson, and R. B. Kelley. 2013. Pectocarya anisocarpa, a new species of Boraginaceae, and a revised key for the genus in western North America. Aliso 31, in press. (pdf-manuscript)

Hargrove, Lori and Michael G. Simpson. 2003. Ultrastructure of heterocolpate pollen in Cryptantha (Boraginaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 164: 137-151. (pdf)

Hasenstab-Lehman, Kristen E.* and M. G. Simpson. 2012. Cat’s Eyes and Popcorn Flowers: Phylogenetic Systematics of the Genus Cryptantha s.l. (Boraginaceae). Systematic Botany 37: 738–757. (pdf

Kelley, R. B., M. G. Simpson, and K. E. Hasenstab. 2012. Cryptantha. Pp. 455-468 in B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California. Second Edition. University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London. 

Marsden, Kim L. and Michael G. Simpson. 1999.  Eryngium pendletonensis (Apiaceae), a new species from southern california. Madroño 46(1): 55-58.

Pierce, Nuri and Michael G. Simpson. 2009. Polyaperturate pollen types and ratios of heteromorphism in the monocot genus Conostylis R. Br. (Haemodoraceae). Australian Systematic Botany 22: 16-30. (pdf)

Rebman, Jon P. and Michael G. Simpson. 2006. Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Diego County. 4th edition. San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California. 

Rebman, J. P. and M. G. Simpson. 2013. Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Diego County, 5th edition. San Diego Natural History Museum Publications, in prep. (expected publication October 2013) 

Silveira, M., M. G. Simpson, and J. D. Jokerst. 2012. Pogogyne. Pp. 850-851 in B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California. Second Edition. University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London. 

Silveira, M.* and Simpson, M. G. 2013. Phylogenetic systematics of the mesa mints: Pogogyne (Lamiaceae). Systematic Botany 38: 782-794. (pdf

Simpson, Michael G. and Darren H. Burton. 2006. Floral anatomy of the Pontederiaceae and its systematic significance. Aliso 22: 499-519. In: Columbus, J. T., E. A. Friar, J. M. Porter, L. M. Prince, and M. G. Simpson [eds.]. Monocots: Comparative biology and evolution. 2 vols. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, California, U. S. A. (pdf

Simpson, Michael G. and Kristen E. Hasenstab. 2009. Cryptantha of Southern California. Crossosoma 35: 1-59. (pdf)

Simpson, Michael G., C. M. Guilliams*, and M. Silveira*. 2010. Taxonomy of Calyptridium parryi (Montiaceae). Madroño 57: 145-160. (pdf)

Simpson, M. G. and J. P. Rebman. 2013. A new species of Cryptantha (Boraginaceae) from the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, Baja California, Mexico. Madroño 60(1): 35-45. (pdf

Simpson, M. G., J. P. Rebman, K. E. Hasenstab-Lehman, C. M. Guilliams, and P. McConnell. 2013. Cryptantha wigginsii (Boraginaceae): A presumed extinct species rediscovered. Madroño 60(1): 24-34. (pdf)

Winner, Annette and Michael G. Simpson. 2007. A new subspecies of Pentagramma triangularis (Pteridaceae). Madroño 54(4): 345-353. (pdf)

Yost, J. M., M. Bontrager, S. McCabe, D. Burton*, M. G. Simpson, K. M. Kay, and M. Ritter. 2013. Phylogenetic relationships and evolution in Dudleya (Crassulaceae). Systematic Botany 38, in press. 

Herpetology Collection

Torres-Carvajal, O., K. de Queiroz, and R. Etheridge. 2009. A new species of lizard (Iguanidae: Hoplocercinae: Enyalioides) from the upper basin of Río Zamora in southeastern Ecuador. ZooKeys, 27: 59-71.

Torres-Carvajal, O., R. Etheridge and K. de Queroz. 2011. A systematic revision of neotropical lizards in the calde Hoplocercinae (Squamata: Iguania). Zootaxa 2752: 1-44.

Online Publications (2010-2011)

Mammal Collection

Adam, Peter J. and A. Berta. 2002. The evolution of prey capture strategies and diet in the Pinnipedimorpha (Mammalia: Carnivora). Oryctos, 4:83-107.

Cooper, L.N., A. Berta, J. Reidenberg, S.D. Dawson. 2007. Hyperphalangy and digit reduction: evolution of the cetacean manus. Anatomical Record 290: 654-673.

Cooper, L.N., S.D. Dawson, J. Reidenberg and A. Berta. 2007. Neuromuscular anatomy and the evolution of the cetacean forelimb. Anatomical Record 290: 1121-1137.

Ekdale, E. G., A. Berta, and T. A. Deméré. 2011. The comparative osteology of the petrotympanic complex (ear region) of extant baleen whales (Cetacea: Mysticeti). PLoS ONE 6(6):e21311. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021311. Published in PLoS ONE

Johnston, C., T. Deméré, *A. Berta*, J. St. Leger and J. Yonas. 2010. Observations on the musculoskeletal anatomy of the head of a neonate gray whale (*Eschrichtius robustus*). *Marine Mammal Science, *26 (1): 186-194.

Walsh, B. and *A. Berta.* 2011. Occipital ossification of balaenopteroid mysticetes. *The* *Anatomical Record*294:391-398. (pdf)

Terrestrial Arthropod Collection

Bond JE, BE Hendrixson, CA Hamilton & M Hedin. 2012. A reconsideration of the classification of the spider infraorder Mygalomorphae based on three nuclear genes and morphology (Arachnida: Araneae).PLoS ONE 7(6): e38753. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038753.  

Burns M, M Hedin & JW Shultz. 2012. Molecular phylogeny of the leiobunine harvestmen of eastern North America (Opiliones: Sclerosomatidae: Leiobuninae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63, 291-298.  

Crews SC & M Hedin. 2006. Studies of morphological and molecular phylogenetic divergence in spiders (Araneae: Homalonychus) from the American southwest, including divergence along the Baja California peninsula. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 38: 470-487.

Derkarabetian S, DB Steinmann & M Hedin. 2010. Repeated and time-correlated morphological convergence in cave-dwelling harvestmen (Opiliones, Laniatores) from montane western North America. Published in PLoS ONE.

Derkarabetian S, J Ledford & M Hedin. 2011. Genetic diversification without obvious genitalic morphological divergence in harvestmen (Opiliones, Laniatores, Sclerobunus robustus) from montane sky islands of western North America. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61, 844-853

Hedin M & B Dellinger. 2005. Descriptions of a new species and previously unknown males of Nesticus (Araneae: Nesticidae) from caves in eastern North America, with comments on species rarity. Zootaxa 904:1-19.

Hedin M & M Lowder. 2009. Phylogeography of the Habronattus amicus species complex (Araneae: Salticidae) of western North America, with evidence for localized asymmetrical mitochondrial introgression. Zootaxa 2307, 39-60.

Hedin M & SM Thomas. 2010. Molecular systematics of eastern North American Phalangodidae (Arachnida: Opiliones: Laniatores), demonstrating convergent morphological evolution in caves. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54, 107-121.

Hedin M & D Carlson. 2011. A new trapdoor spider species from the southern Coast Ranges of California (Mygalomorphae, Antrodiaetidae, Aliatypus coylei, nov sp), including consideration of mitochondrial phylogeographic structuring. Zootaxa 2963, 55-68

Hedin M, J Starrett, S Akhter, AL Schönhofer & JW Shultz. 2012. Phylogenomic resolution of Paleozoic divergences in harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones) via analysis of next-generation transcriptome data. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42888. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042888 

Hedin M, N Tsurusaki, R Macías-Ordóñez & JW Shultz.. 2012. Molecular systematics of sclerosomatid harvestmen (Opiliones, Phalangioidea, Sclerosomatidae): geography is better than taxonomy in predicting phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62, 224-236.  

Hedin M, J Starrett & C Hayashi. 2013. Crossing the uncrossable: Novel trans-valley biogeographic patterns revealed in the genetic history of low dispersal mygalomorph spiders (Antrodiaetidae, Antrodiaetus) from California. Molecular Ecology 22, 508-526

Keith RM & M Hedin. 2012. Extreme mitochondrial population subdivision in southern Appalachian paleoendemic spiders (Araneae, Hypochilidae, Hypochilus), with implications for species delimitation. Journal of Arachnology 40, 167-181. 

Richart CH and M Hedin. 2013. Three new species in the harvestmen genus Acuclavella (Opiliones, Dyspnoi, Ischyropsalidoidea), including description of male Acuclavella quattuor (Shear 1986). Zookeys 311, 19-68

Satler J, J Starrett, C Hayashi & M Hedin. 2011. Inferring species trees from gene trees in a radiation of California trapdoor spiders (Araneae, Antrodiaetidae, Aliatypus). PLoS ONE 6(9): e25355. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025355

Schönhofer AL, M McCormack, N Tsurusaki, J Martens & M Hedin. 2013. Molecular phylogeny of the harvestmen genus Sabacon (Arachnida: Opiliones: Dyspnoi) reveals multiple Eocene-Oligocene intercontinental dispersal events in the Holarctic. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66, 303-315.  

Starrett J and M Hedin. 2007. Multilocus genealogies reveal multiple cryptic species and biogeographic complexity in the California turret spider Antrodiaetus riversi (Mygalomorphae, Antrodieatidae). Molecular Ecology, 16:583-604.

Thomas SM & M Hedin. 2006. Natural history and distribution of the enigmatic southern Appalachian opilionid, Fumontana deprehendor Shear (Laniatores: Triaenonychidae), with an assessment of morphological variation. Zootaxa 1242:21-36.

Thomas SM and M Hedin. 2008. Multigenic phylogeographic divergence in the paleoendemic southern Appalachian opilionid Fumontana deprehendor Shear (Opiliones, Laniatores, Triaenonychidae). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 46, 645-658.