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The zoology of St. Helena

Author:
Clarke, D.
Bourne, W. R. P.
Crosskey, R. W.
Edwards, A. J.
McCullogh, N.
Noble, L.
Olson, Storrs L.
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Year:
1990
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In: Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. London: Zoological Society, pp.10-21.
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The Vertebrates of Rotuma and Surrounding Waters

Author:
Zug, George R.
Springer, Victor G.
Williams, Jeffrey T.
Johnson, G. David
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Year:
1989
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Citation:
Atoll Research Bulletin, 316: 1-25.
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10.5479/si.00775630.316.1
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Notes On the Vertebrate Fauna Of Tongareva Atoll

Author:
Clapp, Roger B.
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Year:
1977
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Citation:
Atoll Research Bulletin, 198: 1-7.
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10.5479/si.00775630.198.1
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Prodromus of vertebrate paleontology and geochronology of Bermuda

Author:
Olson, Storrs L.
Wingate, D. B.
Hearty, P. J.
Grady, F. V.
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Year:
2005
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Monografies de la Societat d'Historia Natural de les Balears, 12: 219-232.
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Principles of Systematic Zoology, 2nd Edition (Review)

Author:
de Queiroz, Kevin
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Year:
1992
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Systematic Biology, 41(2): 264-266.
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Natural history of vertebrates on the Brazilian islands of the mid South Atlantic

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Olson, Storrs L.
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Year:
1982
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Citation:
National Geographic Society Research Reports, 13: 481-492.
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Zoogeography of West-Indian Vertebrates in Relation to Pleistocene Climatic Cycles

Author:
Pregill, G. K.
Olson, Storrs L.
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Year:
1981
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Citation:
Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 12: 75-98.
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The vascular flora and terrestrial vertebrates of Vostok Island, South-Central Pacific

Author:
Clapp, Roger B.
Sibley, Fred C.
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Year:
1971
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Natural History
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Citation:
Atoll Research Bulletin, 144: 1-9.
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10.5479/si.00775630.144.1
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Occipito-vertebral fusion in ocean sunfishes (Teleostei: Tetraodontiformes: Molidae) and its phylogenetic implications

Author:
Britz, Ralf
Johnson, G. David
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Year:
2005
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Citation:
Journal of Morphology, 266(1): 74-79.
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Occipito-vertebral fusion in Actinopterygians: conjecture, myth and reality. Part 2: Teleosts

Author:
Johnson, G. David
Britz, Ralf
Editor:
Nelson, Joseph S.
Schultze, Hans-Peter
Wilson, Mark V. H.
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Year:
2010
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Citation:
In: Nelson, Joseph S., Schultze, Hans-Peter and Wilson, Mark V. H., Origin and Phylogenetic Interrelationships of Teleosts. München: Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, pp.95-110.
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Occipito-vertebral fusion in actinopterygians: conjecture, myth and reality. Part 1: Non-teleosts

Author:
Britz, Ralf
Johnson, G. David
Editor:
Nelson, Joseph S.
Schultze, Hans-Peter
Wilson, Mark V. H.
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Year:
2010
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Citation:
In: Nelson, Joseph S., Schultze, Hans-Peter and Wilson, Mark V. H., Origin and Phylogenetic Interrelationships of Teleosts Honoring Gloria Arratia. München: Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, pp.77-94.
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Evolution and conservation of tidal-marsh vertebrates: Molecular approaches

Author:
Chan, Y. L.
Hill, C. E.
Maldonado, Jesús E.
Fleischer, Robert C.
Editor:
Greenberg, Russell S.
Maldonado, Jesús E.
Droege, S.
McDonald, M. Victoria
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Year:
2006
Topic:
Zoology
Animals
Veterinary medicine
Animal health
Natural History
Vertebrates
Animals
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Citation:
In: Greenberg, Russell S., Maldonado, Jesús E., Droege, S. and McDonald, M. Victoria, Terrestrial Vertebrates of Tidal Marshes: Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation.. Camarillo, CA: Cooper Ornithological Society, pp.54-75.
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Diversity and endemism in tidal marsh vertebrates

Author:
Greenberg, Russell S.
Maldonado, Jesús E.
Editor:
Greenberg, Russell S.
Maldonado, Jesús E.
Droege, S.
McDonald, M. Victoria
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Year:
2006
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Zoology
Animals
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Citation:
In: Greenberg, Russell S., Maldonado, Jesús E., Droege, S. and McDonald, M. Victoria, Vertebrates of Tidal Marshes. Studies in Avian Biology, pp.32-53.
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Fossil Vertebrates from Antigua, Lesser-Antilles - Evidence for Late Holocene Human-Caused Extinctions in the West-Indies

Author:
Steadman, D. W.
Pregill, G. K.
Olson, Storrs L.
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Year:
1984
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 81(14): 4448-4451.
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Catalogue of type specimens of fossil vertebrates Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. Part III: Birds.

Author:
Olson, Storrs L.
Gillette, D. D.
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Year:
1977
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Citation:
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 129: 99-100.
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Notes on the vascular flora and terrestrial vertebrates of Caroline Atoll, Southern Line Islands

Author:
Clapp, Roger B.
Sibley, Fred C.
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Year:
1971
Topic:
Natural History
Vertebrates
Animals
Zoology
Citation:
Atoll Research Bulletin, 145: 1-18.
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10.5479/si.00775630.145.1
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Clarification of the Occipito-vertebral Region of Arapaima gigas (Osteoglossomorpha: Osteoglossidae) through Developmental Osteology

Author:
Hilton, E. J.
Britz, Ralf
Johnson, G. David
Forey, P. L.
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Year:
2007
Topic:
Vertebrates
Animals
Zoology
Natural History
Citation:
Copeia, 2007(1): 218-224.
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10.1643/0045-8511(2007)7[218:COTORO]2.0.CO
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New Insights into the Complex Structure and Ontogeny of the Occipito-Vertebral Gap in Barbeled Dragonfishes (Stomiidae, Teleostei)

Author:
Schnell, Nalani K.
Britz, Ralf
Johnson, G. David
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Year:
2010
Topic:
Natural History
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Citation:
Journal of Morphology, 271(8): 1006-1022.
Abstract:
In all stomiid genera there is an occipito-vertebral gap between the skull and the first vertebra bridged only by the flexible notochord. Morphological studies from the early 20th century suggested that some stomiid genera have 1-10 of the anteriormost centra reduced or entire vertebrae missing in this region. Our study reviews this previous hypothesis. Using a new approach, we show that only in Chauliodus, Eustomias and Leptostomias gladiator vertebral centra are actually lost, with their respective neural arches and parapophyses persisting. We present results from a comparative analysis of the number and insertion sites of the anteriormost myosepta in 26 of the 28 stomiid genera. Generally in teleosts the first three myosepta are associated with the occiput, and the fourth is the first vertebral myoseptum. The insertion site of the fourth myoseptum plays an important role in this analysis, because it provides a landmark for the first vertebra. Lack of association of the fourth myoseptum with a vertebra is thus evidence that the first vertebra is reduced or absent. By counting the occipital and vertebral myosepta the number of reduced vertebrae in Chauliodus, Eustomias and Leptostomias gladiator can be inferred. Proper identification of the spino-occipital nerves provides an additional source of information about vertebral reduction. In all other stomiid genera the extensive occipito-vertebral gap is not a consequence of the reduction of vertebrae, but of an elongation of the notochord. The complex structure and ontogeny of the anterior part of the vertebral column of stomiids are discussed comparatively. J. Morphol. 271:1006-1022, 2010. (C) 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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10.1002/jmor.10858
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Genome 10K: A Proposal to Obtain Whole-Genome Sequence for 10 000 Vertebrate Species

Author:
Haussler, David
O'Brien, Stephen J.
Ryder, Oliver A.
Barker, F. Keith
Clamp, Michele
Crawford, Andrew J.
Hanner, Robert
Hanotte, Olivier
Johnson, Warren E.
McGuire, Jimmy A.
Miller, Webb
Murphy, Robert W.
Murphy, William J.
Sheldon, Frederick H.
Sinervo, Barry
Venkatesh, Byrappa
Wiley, Edward O.
Allendorf, Fred W.
Amato, George
Baker, C. Scott
Bauer, Aaron
Beja-Pereira, Albano
Bermingham, Eldredge
Bernardi, Giacomo
Bonvicino, Cibele R.
Brenner, Sydney
Burke, Terry
Cracraft, Joel
Diekhans, Mark
Edwards, Scott
Ericson, Per G. P.
Estes, James
Fjelsda, Jon
Flesness, Nate
Gamble, Tony
Gaubert, Philippe
Graphodatsky, Alexander S.
Graves, Jennifer A. Marshall
Green, Eric D.
Green, Richard E.
Hackett, Shannon
Hebert, Paul
Helgen, Kristofer M.
Joseph, Leo
Kessing, Bailey
Kingsley, David M.
Lewin, Harris A.
Luikart, Gordon
Martelli, Paolo
Moreira, Miguel A. M.
Nguyen, Ngan
Orti, Guillermo
Pike, Brian L.
Rawson, David Michael
Schuster, Stephan C.
Seuanez, Hector N.
Shaffer, H. Bradley
Springer, Mark S.
Stuart, Joshua Michael
Sumner, Joanna
Teeling, Emma
Vrijenhoek, Robert C.
Ward, Robert D.
Warren, Wesley C.
Wayne, Robert K.
Williams, Terrie M.
Wolfe, Nathan D.
Zhang, Ya-Ping
Graph-Odatsky, Alexander
Johnson, Warren E.
Felsenfeld, Adam
Turner, Steven C.
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Year:
2009
Topic:
Natural History
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Citation:
Journal of Heredity, 100(6): 659-674.
Abstract:
The human genome project has been recently complemented by whole-genome assessment sequence of 32 mammals and 24 nonmammalian vertebrate species suitable for comparative genomic analyses. Here we anticipate a precipitous drop in costs and increase in sequencing efficiency, with concomitant development of improved annotation technology and, therefore, propose to create a collection of tissue and DNA specimens for 10 000 vertebrate species specifically designated for whole-genome sequencing in the very near future. For this purpose, we, the Genome 10K Community of Scientists (G10KCOS), will assemble and allocate a biospecimen collection of some 16 203 representative vertebrate species spanning evolutionary diversity across living mammals, birds, nonavian reptiles, amphibians, and fishes (ca. 60 000 living species). In this proposal, we present precise counts for these 16 203 individual species with specimens presently tagged and stipulated for DNA sequencing by the G10KCOS. DNA sequencing has ushered in a new era of investigation in the biological sciences, allowing us to embark for the first time on a truly comprehensive study of vertebrate evolution, the results of which will touch nearly every aspect of vertebrate biological enquiry.
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10.1093/jhered/esp086
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Tidal Marshes: A Global Perspective on the Evolution and Conservation of Their Terrestrial Vertebrates

Author:
Greenberg, Russell S.
Maldonado, Jesús E.
Droege, S.
McDonald, M. Victoria
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Year:
2006
Topic:
Vertebrates
Animals
Zoology
Zoology
Animals
Veterinary medicine
Animal health
Natural History
Citation:
Bioscience, 56(8): 675-685.
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10.1641/0006-3568(2006)56[675:TMAGPO]2.0.CO;2
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