Feldman Lab


Malaney, J.L., Feldman, C.R., Cox, M., Wolff P. & M.D. Matocq. Submitted.  Translocated to the fringe: molecular genetic and niche variation in Bighorn sheep of the Great Basin and northern Mojave deserts.  Diversity and Distributions.

Frincke-Craig, M., Brown, J.L., Briggs, C.W., Poulson, S., Feldman, C.R. & M.W. Collopy. Submitted.  Honest signals?  How body condition and diet diversity influence winter plumage in the Lesser Goldfinch.  Journal of Ornithology.

Feldman, C.R., Brodie, E.D. Jr., Brodie, E.D., III & M.E. Pfrender. Submitted.  Geographic structure in TTX resistance in the Sierra Nevada garter snake (Thamnophis couchii): the imprint of biogeography on adaptive variation. Molecular Ecology.

Keehn, J.E., Nieto, N.C., Gienger, C.M., Tracy, C.R. & C.R. Feldman. 2013.  Evolution on a desert island: Body size divergence between the reptiles of Nevada’s Anaho Island and the mainland around Pyramid Lake. Journal of Zoology 291: 269-278.

Angielczyk, K.D. & C.R. Feldman. 2013. How to be a miniature turtle: the ontogeny of plastron shape in emydine turtles.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108: 727-755.

Feldman, C.R., Brodie, E.D. Jr., Brodie, E.D., III & M.E. Pfrender. 2012. Constraint shapes convergence in tetrodotoxin resistant sodium channels of snakes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 4556–4561.

  1. Designated a “Must Read” by the Faculty of 1000 (F1000): Wang I, Losos J.  http://f1000.com/14262963#evaluations.

  2. Interviewed by Big Picture Science. 12 March 2012.

  3. Profiled in Science Daily: Neurotoxin Resistance in Snakes Around the World.

Wilson, J.S., Forister, M.L., Dyer, L.A., O'Connor, J.M., Burls, K., Feldman, C.R., Jaramillo, M.A., Miller, J.S., Rodríguez-Castañeda, G., Tepe, E.J., Whitfield, J.B. & B. Young. 2012. Complex relationships between host use and diversification across three trophic levels in two Neotropical forests. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 532–546.

Feldman, C.R., Flores-Villela, O. & T.J. Papenfuss. 2011. Phylogeny, biogeography, and display evolution in the tree and brush lizard genus Urosaurus (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 714-725.

Forister, M.L. & C.R. Feldman. 2011. Phylogenetic cascades and the origins of tropical diversity. Biotropica 43: 270-278.

Angielczyk, K.D., Feldman, C.R. & G. Miller. 2011. Adaptive evolution of plastron shape in emydine turtles. Evolution 65: 377-394.

Feldman, C.R., Brodie, E.D. Jr., Brodie, E.D., III & M.E. Pfrender. 2010. Genetic architecture of a feeding adaptation: garter snake (Thamnophis) resistance to tetrodotoxin bearing prey.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277: 3317–3325.

Feldman, C.R. & R.F. Hoyer. 2010. A new species of snake from California and Oregon in the genus Contia (Squamata: Colubridae). Copeia 2010: 255-268.

Feldman, C.R., Brodie, E.D. Jr., Brodie, E.D., III & M.E. Pfrender. 2009. The evolutionary origins of beneficial alleles during the repeated adaptation of garter snakes to deadly prey. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106: 13415-13420.

  1. Highlighted in the evolution text for majors Evolution: Making Sense of Life: Zimmer, C. & D.J. Emlen. 2012. Chapter 15: Intimate Partnership: How Species Adapt to Each Other.

  2. Designated a “Must Read” by the Faculty of 1000 (F1000): Hoyt D, Promislow D.  F1000.com/1164086.

  3. Profiled in The New York Times: Carroll S.B.  2009. The New York Times. 21 Dec. 2009.

  4. Profiled in Herpetological Review: Lowe B. 2009. Herpetological Review 40: 390.

Fontanella, F., Feldman, C.R. Siddall, M.E. & F.T. Burbrink. 2008. Phylogeography of Diadophis punctatus: extensive lineage diversity and repeated patterns of historical demography in a trans-continental snake. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 1049-1070.

McGaugh, S., Alacs, E.A., Edwards, S.V., Feldman, C.R., Georges, A., Sites, J.W., jr., & N. Valenzuela. 2007. From molecules to organisms: research applications of modern genetic tools for turtle biology and conservation in Defining turtle diversity: proceedings of a workshop on genetics, ethics, and taxonomy of tortoises and freshwater turtles. Shaffer, H.B., FitzSimmons, N.N., Georges, A., & A.G.J. Rhodin, eds. Chelonian Research Monographs 4: 47-72.

Matocq, M.D., Shurtliff, Q.R. & C.R. Feldman. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships of the woodrat genus Neotoma (Rodentia: Muridae): implications for the evolution of phenotypic variation in male external genitalia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42: 637-652.

Feldman, C.R. & G.S. Spicer. 2006. Comparative phylogeography of woodland reptiles in California: repeated patterns of cladogenesis and population expansion. Molecular Ecology 15: 2201-2222.

Parham, J.F., Feldman, C.R. & J.L. Boore. 2006. The complete mitochondrial genome of the enigmatic bigheaded turtle (Platysternon): Description of unusual genomic features and the reconciliation of phylogenetic hypotheses based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6: 11.1-11.11.

Parham, J.F., Macey, J.R., Papenfuss, T.J., Feldman, C.R., Türkozan, O., Polymeni, R. & J.L. Boore. 2006. The phylogeny of Mediterranean tortoises and their close relatives (Testudona tax. nov.) based on complete mitochondrial genome sequences from museum specimens: with comments on mitochondrial genomic features, phylogenetic taxonomy, and paleobiogeography. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38: 50-64.

Feldman, C.R. & K.E. Omland. 2005. Phylogenetics of the common raven complex (Corvus: Corvidae) and the utility of ND4, COI, and intron seven of the nuclear gene b-fibrinogen in avian molecular systematics. Zoologica Scripta 34: 145-156.

Buskirk, J.R., Parham, J.F. & C.R. Feldman. 2005. On the hybridisation between two distantly related Asian turtles (Testudines: Sacalia x Mauremys). Salamandra 41: 21-26.

Brodie, E.D., III, Feldman, C.R., Hanifin, C.T, Motychak, J.E., Mulcahy, D.G., Williams, B.L. & E.D. Brodie, Jr. 2005. Parallel arms races between garter snakes and newts involving tetrodotoxin as the phenotypic interface of coevolution. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31: 343-356.

Feldman, C.R. & J.F. Parham. 2004. Molecular systematics of Old World stripe-necked turtles (Testudines: Mauremys). Asiatic Herpetological Research 10: 28-37.

Ashton K.G & C.R. Feldman. 2003. Bergmann’s rule in non-avian reptiles: turtles follow it, lizards and snakes reverse it. Evolution 57: 1151-1163.

  1. Profiled in Herpetological Review: Greenbaum E. 2003. Herpetological Review 34: 290.

Feldman, C.R. & G.S. Spicer. 2002. Mitochondrial variation in sharp-tailed snakes (Contia tenuis): evidence of a cryptic species. Journal of Herpetology 36: 648-655.

Feldman, C.R. & J.F. Parham. 2002. Molecular phylogenetics of emydine turtles: taxonomic revision and the evolution of shell kinesis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 22: 388-398.

  1. Profiled in Herpetological Review: Greenbaum E. 2003. Herpetological Review 34: 190.

Parham, J.F., Simison, W.B., Kozak, K.H., Feldman, C.R. & S. Haitao.2001. New Chinese turtles: endangered or invalid? A reassessment of two species using mitochondrial DNA, allozyme electrophoresis and known locality specimens. Animal Conservation 4: 357-367.

  1. Profiled in Nature: Dalton R. 2003. Nature. 423: 219-220.

  2. Profiled in Herpetological Review: Greenbaum E. 2002. Herpetological Review 33: 88-89.

Peer-Review Publications
Peer-Review Notes & Reports

Feldman, C.R. Nieto, N.C. Bettaso, J.B. & C.M. Gienger. 2013. Sceloporus uniformis.  Diet. Herpetological Review 44: 514.

Petersen, F.F., de Queiroz, A., Feldman, C.R., Mendelson, J.R. III, & R.J.      Feldman-Matocq. 2013. Trachemys scripta.  Distribution. Herpetological Review 44: 272.

Norman, B.R., Barrow, A.D. & C.R. Feldman. 2012. Contia longicauda.  Distribution. Herpetological Review 43: 307.

Feldman, C.R. & A. de Queiroz. 2012. Thamnophis elegans.  Diet. Herpetological Review 43: 497-498

Greene, R.R. & C.R. Feldman. 2009. Thamnophis atratus.  Diet. Herpetological Review 40: 103-104.

Feldman, C.R., Vindum, J.V. & R.W. Hansen. 2007. Thamnophis elegans.  Distribution. Herpetological Review 38: 222.

Feldman, C.R. & D.G. Mulcahy. 2003. Ambystoma macrodactylum.  Distribution. Herpetological Review 34: 160.

Feldman, C.R., Mulcahy, D.G. & R.W. Hansen. 2003. Xantusia vigilis.  Distribution. Herpetological Review 34: 167.

Parham, J.F. & C.R. Feldman. 2003. Lampropeltis zonata.  Diet. Herpetological Review 34: 150.

Parham, J.F. & C.R. Feldman. 2002. Generic revisions of emydine turtles. Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter 6: 30-32.

Feldman, C.R. & J.F. Parham. 2001.  Molecular systematics of emydine turtles. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4: 224-228.

Feldman, C.R. & J.A. Wilkinson. 2000. Rana muscosa.  Predation. Herpetological Review 31: 102.

Feldman, C.R. & J.A. Wilkinson. 2000. Thamnophis sirtalis.  Diet. Herpetological Review 31: 248.