Publications by staff members, students, and associates
of the Natural History Collections Group, Biology Department,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Schneider, S. A., J. H. Giliomee, J. W. Dooley, and B. Normark. (2013). Mutualism armored scale insects and ants: new speccies and observations on a unique trophobiosis (Hymenoptera: Diaspididae: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Melissotarsus Emeryl). Systematic Entomology. doi: 10.1111/syen.12033.

Sullivan, J. P.; Zuanon, J.,and Cox Fernandes C (2013). Two new species and a new subgenus of toothed Brachyhypopomus electric knifefishes (Gymnotiformes, Hypopomidae) from the central Amazon and considerations pertaining to the evolution of a monophasic electric organ discharge. ZooKeys 327: 1–34. doi: 10.3887/zookeys 327:5427

Vasey, N., Burney, D.A., Godfrey, L.R. (2013) Coprolites associated with Archaeolemur remains in North-Western Madagascar suggest dietary diversity and cave use in a subfossil prosimian. Leaping Ahead: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects. Masters, J., Gamba, M., Genin,F. (Eds.) Springer, New York, Pp. 149-156.

Vea, I. M., R. A. Gwiazdowski, and B. B. Normark. (2013). Corroborating molecular species discovery: five new pine-feeding species of Chionaspis. ZooKeys 270: 38-54.


Cron, G., C. Prone, M.E. Bartlett, J. Kress, and C.D. Specht. (2012). A phylogeny of the Strelitziaceae. Systematic Botany 37:606-619.

Crowley, B.E., Godfrey, L.R., Guilderson, T.P., Zermano, P., Koch, P.L., Dominy, N.J. (2012) Extinction and ecological retreat in a community of primates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B:Biological Sciences 279: 3597-3605.

Dumont, E.R., L.M. Dávalos, A. Goldberg, S.E. Santana, K. Rex and C.C. Voigt (2012). Morphological innovation, diversification and invasion of a new adaptive zone. Proceedings of the Royal Society B:Biological Sciences 79:1797-1805

Godfrey, L.R., Rasoazanabary, E. (2012) Demise of the bet hedgers: A case study of human impacts on past and present lemurs of Madagascar. In: The Anthropology of Extinction: Essays on Culture and Species Death. Sodikoff. G.M. (Ed.). Indiana University Press. Pp. 165-199.

Godfrey, L.R., Winchester, J.M, King, S.J., Boyer, D.M., Jernvall, J. (2012) Dental topography indicates ecological contraction of lemur communities. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 148:215-227.

Muldoon, K.M., Crowley, B.E., Godfrey, L.R., Rasoamiaramanana, A., Aronson, A., Jernvall, J., Wright, P.C., Simons, E. L. (2012) Early holocene fauna from a new subfossil site: a first assessment from Christmas River, south central Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation & Development 7(1):23-29.

Rodriguez, I.A., Rasoazanabary, E., Godfrey, L.E. (2012) Multiple ectoparasites infest Microcebus griseorufus at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation & Development 7(1): 45-48.

Ross, L., D. M. Shuker, B. B. Normark, and I. Pen. (2012). The role of endosymbionts in the evolution of haploid-male genetic systems in scale insects (Coccoidea). Ecology and Evolution 2: 1071-1081. 

Samonds, K.E., Godfrey, L.R., Ali, J.R., Goodman, S.M., Vences, M., Sutherland, M.R., Irwin, M.T., Krause, D.W. (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 USA 109:5352-5357.

Santana, C. D. , and C. Cox Fernandes. (2012). A new species of sexually dimorphic electric knifefish from the Amazon Basin, Brazil (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae). Copeia. In press.

Santana, S. E., I. R. Grosse, and E. R. Dumont (2012). Dietary hardness, loading behavior, and the evolution of skull form in bats. Evolution 8:2587-2598 DOI:10.111/j/1558-5646.2012.01615.x

Searcy, K. B. (2012) Changes in the flora of the Mount Holyoke Range, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts over the past 150 years (1860-2010). Rhodora In press.