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(11) Hillis, D. M. 1981. Premating isolating mechanisms among three species of the Rana pipiens complex in Texas and southern Oklahoma. Copeia 1981:312-319.

(12) Hillis, D. M. 1982. Morphological differentiation and adaptation of the larvae of Rana berlandieri and Rana sphenocephala (Rana pipiens complex) in sympatry. Copeia 1982:168-174.

(15) Hillis, D. M., and J. C. Patton. 1982. Morphological and electrophoretic evidence for two species of Corbicula (Bivalvia: Corbiculidae) in North America. Amer. Midl. Nat. 108:74-80.

(17) Hillis, D. M., J. S. Frost, and D. A. Wright. 1983. Phylogeny and biogeography of the Rana pipiens complex: A biochemical evaluation. Systematic Zoology 32:132-143.

(19) Hillis, D. M., A. M. Hillis, and R. F. Martin. 1984. Reproductive ecology and hybridization of the endangered Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis). J. Herpetology 18:56-72.

(20) Fitch, H. S., and D. M. Hillis. 1984. The Anolis dewlap: Interspecific variability and morphological associations with habitat. Copeia 1984:315-323.

(21) Hillis, D. M., J. S. Frost, and R. G. Webb. 1984. A new species of frog of the Rana tarahumarae group from southwestern Mexico. Copeia 1984:398-403.

(22) Hillis, D. M. 1984. Misuse and modification of Nei's genetic distance. Systematic Zoology 33:238-240.

(23) Hillis, D. M. 1985. Evolutionary genetics of the Andean lizard genus Pholidobolus (Sauria: Gymnophthalmidae): Phylogeny, biogeography, and a comparison of tree construction techniques. Systematic Zoology 34:109-126.

(24) Hillis, D. M., and J. S. Frost. 1985. Three new species of leopard frogs (Rana pipiens complex) from the Mexican Plateau. Occ. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas 117:1-14.

(27) Hillis, D. M., and J. Simmons. 1986. Dynamic change of a zone of parapatry between two species of Pholidobolus (Sauria: Gymnophthalmidae). Journal of Herpetology 20:85-87.

(28) Hillis, D. M., and S. K. Davis. 1986. Evolution of ribosomal DNA: Fifty million years of recorded history in the frog genus Rana. Evolution 40:1275-1288.

(30) Duellman, W. E., and D. M. Hillis. 1987. Marsupial frogs (Anura: Hylidae: Gastrotheca) of the Ecuadorian Andes: Resolution of taxonomic problems and phylogenetic relationships. Herpetologica 43:141-173.

(31) Hillis, D. M., and S. K. Davis. 1987. Evolution of the 28S ribosomal RNA gene in anurans: Phylogenetic implications of length and restriction site variation. Molecular Biology and Evolution 4:117-125.

(32) Hillis, D. M., D. S. Rosenfield, and M. Sanchez. 1987. Allozymic variability and heterozygote deficiency within and among morphologically polymorphic populations of Liguus fasciatus (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Bulimulidae). American Malacological Bulletin 5:155-159.

(33) Hillis, D. M. 1987. Molecular versus morphological approaches to systematics. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 18:23-42.

(35) Hillis, D. M., and R. de Sá. 1988. Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Rana palmipes group (Salientia: Ranidae). Herpetological Monographs 2:1-26.

(36) Bull, J. J., D. M. Hillis, and S. O'Steen. 1988. Mammalian ZFY sequences exist in reptiles regardless of sex determining mechanism. Science 242:567-569.

(37) Hillis, D. M. 1988. Systematics of the Rana pipiens complex: Puzzle and paradigm. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 19:39-63.

(38) Titus, T. A., D. M. Hillis, and W. E. Duellman. 1989. Color polymorphism in neotropical treefrogs: Allozymic resolution of the taxonomic status of Hyla favosa Cope. Herpetologica 45:17-23.

(39) Hillis, D. M., and M. T. Dixon. 1989. Vertebrate phylogeny: Evidence from 28S ribosomal DNA sequences. Pp. 355-367. In: The Hierarchy of Life: Molecules and Morphology in Phylogenetic Analysis. Proc. Nobel Symp. 70 (B. Fernholm, K. Bremer, and H. Jörnvall, eds.). Excerpta Medica, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam.

(40) Campbell, J. A., D. M. Hillis, and W. W. Lamar. 1989. A new lizard of the genus Norops (Sauria: Iguanidae) from the cloud forest of Hidalgo, Mexico. Herpetologica 45:232-242.

(41) Hillis, D. M. 1989. Genetic consequences of partial self-fertilization on populations of the Florida tree snail (Liguus fasciatus). American Malacological Bulletin 6:7-12.

(44) Campbell, J. A., W. W. Lamar, and D. M. Hillis. 1989. A new species of diminutive Eleutherodactylus (Leptodactylidae) from Oaxaca, Mexico. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 102:491-499.

(45) Hillis, D. M., and D. M. Green. 1990. Evolutionary changes of heterogametic sex in the phylogenetic history of amphibians. J. Evol. Biol. 3:49-64.

(46) Duellman, W. E., and D. M. Hillis. 1990. Systematics of the Hyla larinopygion group. Occ. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas 134:1-23.

(47) Frost, D. R., and D. M. Hillis. 1990. Species in concept and practice: Herpetological applications. Herpetologica 46:87-104.

(48) Hillis, D. M. 1990. A new species of xenodontine colubrid snake of the genus Synophis from Ecuador and the phylogeny of the genera Synophis and Emmochliophis. Occ. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas 135:1-9.

(53) de Sá, R. O., and D. M. Hillis. 1990. Phylogenetic relationships of the pipid frogs Xenopus and Silurana: An integration of ribosomal DNA and morphology. Molecular Biology and Evolution 7:365-376.

(55) Schmid, M., C. Steinlein, R. Friedl, C. G. de Almeida, T. Haaf, D. M. Hillis, and W. E. Duellman. 1990. Chromosome banding in Amphibia. XV. Two types of Y chromosomes and heterochromatin hypervariability in Gastrotheca pseustes (Anura, Hylidae). Chromosoma 99:413-423.

(57) Hillis, D. M., C. Moritz, C. A. Porter, and R. J. Baker. 1991. Evidence for biased gene conversion in concerted evolution of ribosomal DNA. Science 251:308-310.

(58) Hillis, D. M. 1991. The phylogeny of amphibians: Current knowledge and the role of cytogenetics. Pp. 7-31. In: Amphibian Cytogenetics and Evolution (D. M. Green and S. K. Sessions, eds.). Academic Press, San Diego.

(59) Hillis, D. M. 1991. Discriminating between phylogenetic signal and random noise in DNA sequences. Pp. 278-294. In Phylogenetic Analysis of DNA Sequences (M. M. Miyamoto and J. Cracraft, eds.). Oxford University Press.

(60) Hillis, D. M., M. T. Dixon, and L. K. Ammerman. 1991. The relationships of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae: Evidence from sequences of vertebrate 28S ribosomal RNA genes. In Coelacanth Biology and Evolution (J. A. Musick, ed.). Environmental Biology of Fishes 32:119-130.

(62) Hillis, D. M., M. T. Dixon, and A. L. Jones. 1991. Minimal genetic variation in a morphologically diverse species (Florida tree snail, Liguus fasciatus). Journal of Heredity 82: 282-286.

(64) Hillis, D. M., and M. T. Dixon. 1991. Ribosomal DNA: Molecular evolution and phylogenetic inference. Quart. Rev. Biol. 66:411-453.

(65) Hillis, D.M., J. J. Bull, M. E. White, M. R. Badgett, and I. J. Molineux. 1992. Experimental phylogenetics: Generation of a known phylogeney. Science 255:589-592.

(66) Hillis, D. M., and J. P. Huelsenbeck. 1992. Signal, noise, and reliability in molecular phylogenetic analyses. Journal of Heredity 83:189-195.

(70) Ammerman, L. K., and D. M. Hillis. 1992. A molecular test of bat relationships: Monophyly or diphyly? Systematic Biology 41:222-232.

(71) Dixon, M. T., and D. M. Hillis. 1993. Ribosomal RNA secondary structure: Compensatory mutations and implications for phylogenetic analysis. Mol. Biol. Evol. 10:256-267.

(73) Hillis, D. M., J. J. Bull, M. E. White, M. R. Badgett, and I. J. Molineux. 1993. Experimental approaches to phylogenetic analysis. Systematic Biology 42:90-92.

(75) Chippindale, P. T., A. H. Price, and D. M. Hillis. 1993. A new species of perennibranchiate salamander (Eurycea, Plethodontidae) from Austin, Texas. Herpetologica 49:242-259.

(76) Hillis, D. M., and J. J. Bull. 1993. An empirical test of bootstrapping as a method for assessing confidence in phylogenetic analysis. Systematic Biology 42: 182-192.

(77) Hillis, D. M., M. W. Allard, and M. M. Miyamoto. 1993. Analysis of DNA sequence data: Phylogenetic inference. Methods in Enzymology 242:456-487.

(78) Cannatella, D. C., and D. M. Hillis. 1993. Amphibian relationships: Phylogenetic analysis of morphology and molecules. Herpetological Monographs 7:1-7.

(80) Hillis, D. M., L. K. Ammerman, M. T. Dixon, and R. O. de Sá. 1993. Ribosomal DNA and the phylogeny of frogs. Herpetological Monographs 7:118-131.

(81) Huelsenbeck, J. P., and D. M. Hillis. 1993. Success of phylogenetic methods in the four-taxon case. Systematic Biology 42: 247-264.

(82) Bradley, R. D., J. J. Bull, A. D. Johnson, and D. M. Hillis. 1993. Origin of a novel allele in a mammalian hybrid zone. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 90:8939-8941.

(83) Bull, J. J., C. W. Cunningham, I. J. Molineux, M. R. Badgett, and D. M. Hillis. 1993. Experimental molecular evolution of bacteriophage T7. Evolution 47:993-1007.

(84) Hillis, D. M. 1994. Homology in molecular biology. Pp. 339-368 in Homology: The Hierarchical Basis of Comparative Biology (B. K. Hall, ed.). Academic Press, San Diego.

(85) Hillis, D. M., J. P. Huelsenbeck, and C. W. Cunningham. 1994. Application and accuracy of molecular phylogenies. Science 264:671-677.

(87) Hillis, D. M., J. P. Huelsenbeck, and D. L. Swofford. 1994. Hobgoblin of Phylogenetics? Nature 369:363-364.

(88) Hillis, D. M., and J. P. Huelsenbeck. 1994. To tree the truth: Biological and numerical simulations of phylogeny. Pp. 55-67in: Molecular Evolution of Physiological Processes (D. M. Fambrough, ed.). Rockefeller Univ. Press.

(90) Halanych, K. M., J. D. Bacheller, A.-M. A. Aquinaldo, S. M. Liva, D. M. Hillis, and J. A. Lake. 1995. Evidence from 18S ribosomal DNA that the lophophorates are protostome animals. Science 267:1641-1643.

(91) Hillis, D. M. 1995. Approaches for assessing phylogenetic accuracy. Systematic Biology 44:3-16.

(94) Wiens, J. J., and D. M. Hillis. 1996. Accuracy of parsimony analysis using morphological data: A reappraisal. Systematic Botany 21:237-253.

(100) Hillis, D. M. 1996. Inferring complex phylogenies. Nature 383:130-131.

(101) Ryan, M. J., L. A. Dries, P. Batra, and D. M. Hillis. 1996. Male mate preferences in a gynogenetic species complex of Amazon mollies. Animal Behaviour 52:1225-1236.

(102) Huelsenbeck, J. P., D. M. Hillis, and R. Nielsen. 1996. A likelihood-ratio test of monophyly. Systematic Biology 45:546-558.

(103) Cunningham, C. W., K. Jeng, J. Husti, M. Badgett, I. J. Molineux, D. M. Hillis, and J. J. Bull. 1997. Parallel molecular evolution of deletions and nonsense mutations in bacteriophage T7. Molecular Biology and Evolution 14:113-116.

(104) Bradley, R. D., and D. M. Hillis. 1997. Recombinant DNA sequences generated by PCR amplification. Molecular Biology and Evolution 14:592-593.

(107) Crandall, K. A., and D. M. Hillis. 1997. Rhodopsin evolution in the dark. Nature 387:667-668.

(109) Bull, J. J., M. R. Badgett, H. A. Wichman, J. P. Huelsenbeck, D. M. Hillis, A. Gulati, C. Ho, and I. J. Molineux. 1997. Exceptional convergent evolution in a virus. Genetics 147:1497-1507.

(110) Hillis, D. M. 1998. Taxonomic sampling, phylogenetic accuracy, and investigator bias. Systematic Biology 47:3-8.

(111) Cannatella, D. C., D. M. Hillis, P. Chippindale, L. Weight, A. S. Rand, and M. J. Ryan. 1998. Phylogeny of frogs of the Physalaemus pustulosus species group, with an examination of data congruence. Systematic Biology 47:311-335.

(112) Van Den Bussche, R. A., R. J. Baker, J. P. Huelsenbeck, and D. M. Hillis. 1998. Base compositional bias and phylogenetic analyses: A test of the “Flying DNA” hypothesis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 10:408-416.

(113) Cunningham, C. W., H. Zhu, and D. M. Hillis. 1998. Best-fit maximum likelihood models for phylogenetic inference: Empirical tests with known phylogenies. Evolution 52:978-987.

(115) Nekrutenko, A., D. M. Hillis, J. C. Patton, R. D. Bradley, and R. J. Baker. 1998. Cytosolic isocitrate dehydrogenase in human, mouse and voles and phylogenetic analysis of the enzyme family. Molecular Biology and Evolution 15:1674-1684.

(116) Mahler, B. J., M. Winkler, P. Bennet, and D. M. Hillis. 1998. DNA-labeled clay: A sensitive method for tracing particle transport. Geology 26:831-834.

(120) Hillis, D. M. 1999. SINEs of the perfect character. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96: 9979-9981.

(121) Holder, M. T., M. V. Erdmann, T. P. Wilcox, R. L. Caldwell, and D. M. Hillis. 1999. Two living species of coelacanths? Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96:12616-12620.

(122) Cantino, P. D., H. N. Bryant, K. de Queiroz, M. J. Donoghue, T. Eriksson, D. M. Hillis, and M. S. Y. Lee. 1999. Species names in phylogenetic nomenclature. Systematic Biology 48:790-807.

(126) Chippindale, P. T., A. H. Price, J. J. Wiens, and D. M. Hillis. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships of central Texas hemidactyliine plethodontid salamanders, genus Eurycea, and a taxonomic revision of the group. Herpetological Monographs 14:1-80.

(130) Lopreato, G. F., Y. Lu, A. Southwell, N. Atkinson, D. M. Hillis, T. P. Wilcox, and H. H. Zakon. 2001. Evolution and divergence of sodium channel genes in vertebrates. Proc. National Academy Sciences USA 98:7588-7592.

(131) Hillis, D. M., D. A. Chamberlain, T. P. Wilcox, and P. T. Chippindale. 2001. A new species of subterranean blind salamander (Plethodontidae: Hemidactyliini: Eurycea: Typhlomolge) from Austin, Texas, and a systematic revision of central Texas paedomorphic salamanders. Herpetologica 57:266-280.

(134) Dopman, E. B., G. A. Sword, and D. M. Hillis. 2002. On the importance of the ontogenetic niche in resource-associated divergence: evidence from a polyphagous grasshopper. Evolution 56:731-740.

(135) Zwickl, D. J., and D. M. Hillis. 2002. Increased taxon sampling greatly reduces phylogenetic error. Systematic Biology 51:588-598.

(136) Pollock, D. D., D. J. Zwickl, J. A. McGuire, and D. M. Hillis. 2002. Increased taxon sampling is advantageous for phylogenetic inference. Systematic Biology 51:664-671.

(137) Brauer, M. J., M. T. Holder, L. A. Dries, D. J. Zwickl, P. O. Lewis, and D. M. Hillis. 2002. Genetic algorithms and parallel processing in maximum-likelihood phylogeny inference. Molecular Biology and Evolution 19:1717-1726.

(138) Wilcox, T. P., D. J. Zwickl, T. Heath, and D. M. Hillis. 2002. Phylogenetic relationships of the dwarf boas and a comparison of Bayesian and bootstrap measures of phylogenetic support. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 25:361-371.

(139) Metzker, M. L., D. P. Mindell, X.-M. Liu, R. G. Ptak, R. A. Gibbs, and D. M. Hillis. 2002. Molecular evidence of HIV-1 transmission in a criminal case. Proc. National Academy Sciences USA 99: 99:14292-14297.

(140) Hillis, D. M., D. D. Pollock, J. A. McGuire, and D. J. Zwickl. 2003. Is sparse taxon sampling a problem for phylogenetic inference? Systematic Biology 52:124-126.

(141) Wiens, J. J., P. T. Chippindale, and D. M. Hillis. 2003. When are phylogenetic analyses misled by convergence? A case study in Texas cave salamanders. Systematic Biology 52:501-514.

(142) Wilcox, T. P., García de Leon, F. J., D. A. Hendrickson, and D. M. Hillis. 2004. Convergence among cave catfishes: Long-branch attraction and a Bayesian relative rates test. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31:1101-1113.

(143) Cannatella, D. C., and D. M. Hillis. 2004. Amphibians. Pp. 430-450 in Assembling the Tree of Life (J. Cracraft and M. J. Donoghue, editors). Oxford University Press, New York.

(144) Hillis, D. M. 2004. The Tree of Life and the Grand Synthesis of biology. Pages 545-547 in Assembling the Tree of Life (J. Cracraft and M. J. Donoghue, editors). Oxford University Press, New York.

(145) Mark Welch, D. B., M. P. Cummings, D. M. Hillis, and M. Meselson. 2004. Divergent gene copies in the asexual class Bdelloidea (Rotifera) separated before the bdelloid radiation or within bdelloid families. Proc. National Academy of Sciences 101:1622-1625.

(146) Pauly, G. B., D. M. Hillis, and D. C. Cannatella. 2004. The history of a Nearctic colonization: Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the Nearctic toads (Bufo). Evolution 58:2517-2535.

(147) Hillis, D. M., and T. P. Wilcox. 2005. Phylogeny of the New World true frogs (Rana). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34:299-314.

(148) Hillis, D. M., T. Heath, and K. St. John. 2005. Analysis and visualization of tree space. Systematic Biology 54:471-482 (cover article).

(149) Hillis, D. M. 2005. Health applications of the Tree of Life. Pages 139-144 in Evolutionary Science and Society: Educating a New Generation (J. Cracraft and R. Bybee, eds.). Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs.

(150) Holloway, A. K., D. C. Cannatella, H. C. Gerhardt, and D. M. Hillis. 2006. Polyploids with different origins and ancestors form a single sexual polyploid species. American Naturalist 167:E88-E101.

(151) Zakon, H. H., Y. Lu, D. J. Zwickl, and D. M. Hillis. 2006. Sodium channel genes and the evolution of diversity in communication signals of electric fishes: Convergent molecular evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 103:3675-3680.

(152) Hedtke, S.M., T. Townsend, and D. M. Hillis. 2006. Resolution of phylogenetic conflict in large data sets by increased taxon sampling. Systematic Biology 55:522-529.

(153) Bossuyt, F., R. M. Brown, D. M. Hillis, D. C. Cannatella, and M. C. Milinkovitch. 2006. Phylogeny and biogeography of a cosmopolitan frog radiation: Late Cretaceous diversification resulted in continent-scale endemism in the family Ranidae. Systematic Biology 55:579-594.

(154) Baird, A. B., J. K. Krejca, J. R. Reddell, C. E. Peden, M. J. Mahoney, and D. M. Hillis. 2006. Phylogeographic structure and color pattern variation among populations of Plethodon albagula on the Edwards Plateau of central Texas. Copeia 2006:760-768.

(155) Garrick, R. C., C. J. Sands, D. M. Rowell, D. M. Hillis, and P. Sunnucks. 2007. Catchments catch all: Long-term population history of a giant springtail from the southeast Australian highlands – a multi-gene approach. Molecular Ecology 16: 1865-1882.

(156) Hillis, D. M. 2007. Constraints in naming parts of the Tree of Life. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42:331-338.

(157) Hillis, D. M. 2007. Asexual evolution: Can species exist without sex? Current Biology 17:R543-R544.

(158) Hillis, D. M. 2007. Making evolution relevant and exciting to biology students. Evolution 61:1261-1264.

(159) Stanger-Hall, K. F., J. E. Lloyd, and D. M. Hillis. 2007. Phylogeny of North American fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae): Implications for the evolution of light signals. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45:33-49.

(160) Heath, T. A., D. J. Zwickl, J. Kim, and D. M. Hillis. 2008. Taxon sampling affects inferences of macroevolutionary processes from phylogenetic trees. Systematic Biology 57: 160-166.

(161) Garrick, R. C., D. M. Rowell, C. S. Simmons, D. M. Hillis, and P. Sunnucks. 2008. Fine-scale phylogeographic congruence despite demographic incongruence in two low-mobility saproxylic springtails. Evolution 62: 1103-1118.

(162) Hedtke, S. M., K. Stanger-Hall, R. J. Baker, and D. M. Hillis. 2008. All-male asexuality: Origin and maintenance of androgenesis in the Asian clam Corbicula. Evolution 62: 1119-1136.

(163) Jost, M. C., D. M. Hillis, Y. Lu, J. W. Kyle, H. A. Fozzard, and H. H. Zakon. 2008. Toxin-resistant sodium channels: Parallel adaptive evolution across a complete gene family. Molecular Biology and Evolution 25: 1016-1024.

(164) Baird, A. B., D. M. Hillis, J. C. Patton, and J. W. Bickham. 2008. Evolutionary history of the genus Rhogeessa (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) as revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequences. J. Mammalogy 89: 744-754.

(165) Sch‡nhuth, S., I. Doadrio, O. Dominguez-Dominguez, D. M. Hillis, and R. L. Mayden. 2008. Molecular evolution of southern North American Cyprinidae (Actinopterygii), with the description of the new genus Tampichthys from central Mexico. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47: 729-756.

(166) Heath, T. A., S. M. Hedtke, and D. M. Hillis. 2008. Taxon sampling and the accuracy of phylogenetic analyses. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 46: 239-257.

(167) Zakon, H.H., D. J. Zwickl, Y. Lu, and D. M. Hillis. 2008. Molecular evolution of communication signals in electric fish. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 1814-1818.

(168) Baird, A. B., D. M. Hillis, J. C. Patton, and J. W. Bickham. 2009. Speciation by monobrachial centric fusions: A test of the model using nuclear DNA sequences from the bat genus Rhogeessa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50: 256–267.

(169) Schoch, C.L., G.-H. Sung, F. López-Giráldez, J. P. Townsend, J. Miadlikowska, V. Hofstetter, B. Robbertse, P. B. Matheny, F. Kauff, Z. Wang, C. Gueidan, R. M. Andrie, K. Trippe, L. M. Ciufetti, A. Wynns, E. Fraker, B. P. Hodkinson, G. Bonito, R. Yahr, J. Z. Groenewald, M. Arzanlou, G. Sybren de Hoog, P. W. Crous, D. Hewitt, D. H. Pfister, K. Peterson, M. Gryzenhout1, M. J. Wingfield, A. Aptroot, S.-O. Suh, M. Blackwell, D. M. Hillis, G. W. Griffith, L. A. Castlebury, A. Y. Rossman, H. T. Lumbsch, R. Lücking, B. Büdel, A. Rauhut, P. Diederich, D. Ertz, D. M. Geiser, K. Hosaka, P. Inderbitzin, J. Kohlmeyer, B. Volkmann-Kohlmeyer, L. Mostert, K. O’Donnell, H. Sipman, J. D. Rogers, R. A. Shoemaker, J. Sugiyama, R. C. Summerbell, W. Untereiner, P. Johnston, S. Stenroos, A. Zuccaro, P. Dyer, P. Crittenden, M. S. Cole, K. Hansen, J. M. Trappe, F. Lutzoni, and and J. W. Spatafora. 2009. The Ascomycota Tree of Life: A phylum-wide phylogeny clarifies the origin and evolution of fundamental reproductive and ecological traits. Systematic Biology 58:224-239.

(170) Pauly, G. B., D. C. Cannatella, and D. M. Hillis. 2009. Taxonomic freedom and the role of official lists of species names. Herpetologica 65:115-128.

(171) Zakon, H. H., M. C. Jost, D. J. Zwickl, Y. Lu, and D. M. Hillis. 2009. Molecular evolution of Na+ channels in teleost fishes. Integrative Biology 4:64-74.

(172) Honeycutt, R. L., D. M. Hillis, and J. W. Bickham. 2010. Biodiversity discovery and its importance to conservation. Pages 1-34 in Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation (A. DeWoody, J. Bickham, C. Michler, K. Nichols, G, Rhodes, and K. Woeste, eds.), Cambridge University Press.

(173) Hillis, D. M. 2010. Phylogenetic progress and applications of the tree of life. Pages 421-449 in Evolution Since Darwin: The First 150 Years (M. A. Bell, W. F. Eanes, and D. J. Futuyma, eds.), Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.

(174) Lellis, A. D., M. L. Allen, A. W. Aertker, J. K. Tran, D. M. Hillis, C. R. Harbin, C. Caldwell, D. R. Gaillie, and K. S. Browning. 2010. Deletion of the eIFiso4G subunit of the Arabidopsis eIFiso4F translation initiation complex impairs health and viability. Plant Molecular Biology 74:249-263. doi: 10.1007/s11103-010-9670-z.

(175) Scaduto, D. I., J. M. Brown, W. C. Haaland, D. J. Zwickl, D. M. Hillis, and M. L. Metzker. 2010. Source identification in two criminal cases using phylogenetic analysis of HIV-1 DNA sequences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107:21242-21247. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1015673107.

(176) Hedtke, S. M, and D. M. Hillis. 2011. The potential role of androgenesis in cytoplasmic-nuclear phylogenetic discordance. Systematic Biology 60:87-109. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syq070..

(177) Liebeskind, B. J., D. M. Hillis, and H. H. Zakon. 2011. Evolution of sodium channels predates the origin of nervous systems in animals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108:9154-9159. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1106363108.

(178) Hedtke, S. M., M. Glaubrecht, and D. M. Hillis. 2011. Rare gene capture in a predominantly androgenetic species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108:9520-9524. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1106742108.

(179) Schönhuth, S., D. M. Hillis, D. A. Neely, L. Lozano-Vilano, A. Perdices, and R. L. Mayden. 2012. Phylogeny, diversity, and species delimitation in the North American Round-Nosed Minnows (Teleostei: Dionda), as inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62:427-446. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.10.011.

(180) Liebeskind, B. J., D. M. Hillis, and H. H. Zakon. 2012. Phylogeny unites animal sodium channels with fungal calcium channels in an ancient, voltage-insensitive clade. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29:3613-3616. doi: 10.1093/molbev/mss182.

(181) Losos, J. B., D. M. Hillis, and H. W. Greene. 2012. Who speaks with a forked tongue? Science 338:1428-1429.

(182) Li, J.-T., Y. Li, S. Klaus, D.-Q. Rao, D. M. Hillis, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2013. Diversification of rhacophorid frogs provides evidence for accelerated faunal exchange between India and Eurasia during the Oligocene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110:3441-3446. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1300881110.

(183) McTavish,, E. J., J. E. Decker, R. D. Schnabel, J. F. Taylor, and D. M. Hillis. 2013. New World cattle show ancestry from multiple independent domestication events. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110:E1398-E1406. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1303367110.

(184) Hedtke, S. M., M. J. Morgan, D. C. Cannatella, and D. M. Hillis. 2013. Targeted enrichment: Maximizing orthologous gene comparisons across deep evolutionary time. PLOS ONE: 8(7): e67908. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067908.

(185) Zhang, P., D. Liang, R.-L. Mao, D. M. Hillis, D. B. Wake and D. C. Cannatella. 2013. Efficient sequencing of anuran mtDNAs and a mitogenomic exploration of the phylogeny and evolution of modern frogs. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30:1899-1915. doi: 10.1093/molbev/mst091.

(186) Abrams, J., D. C. Cannatella, D. M. Hillis, and S. L. Sawyer. 2013. Recent host-shifts in ranaviruses: Signatures of positive selection in the viral genome. Journal of General Virology 94: 2082-2093. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.052837-0.

(187) Liebeskind, B. J., D. M. Hillis, and H. H. Zakon. 2013. Independent acquisition of sodium selectivity in bacterial and animal sodium channels. Current Biology 23:R948-R949.

(188) McTavish, E. J., and D. M. Hillis. 2014. A genomic approach for distinguishing between recent and ancient admixture in cattle. Journal of Heredity 105:445-456. doi:10.1093/jhered/esu001.

(189) Li, T., J. Hua, A. M. Wright, Y. Cui, Q. Xie, W. Bu, and D. M. Hillis. 2014. Long-branch attraction and the phylogeny of true water bugs (Hemiptera: Nepomorpha) as estimated from mitochondrial genomes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:99. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-14-99

(190) Wright, A. M., and D. M. Hillis. 2014. Bayesian analysis using a simple likelihood model outperforms parsimony for estimation of phylogeny from discrete morphological data. PLOS ONE 9:e109210 (1­-6). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109210.

(191) Liebeskind, B. J., D. M. Hillis. and H. H. Zakon. 2015. Convergence of ion channel genome content in early animal evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112:E846-E851. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1501195112.

(192) Sun, Y.B., Z.-J. Xiong, X.-Y. Xiang, X.-L. Tu, W.-W. Zhou, S.-P. Liu, L. Zhong, L. Wang, D.-D. Wu, Y. Li, B.-L. Zhang, C.-L. Zhu, M.-M. Yang, H.-M. Chen, F. Li, L. Zhou, S.-H. Feng, C. Huang, G.-J. Zhang, D. M. Irwin, D. M. Hillis, R. W. Murphy, J. Che, J. Wang, and Y.-P. Zhang. 2015. Whole genome sequence of the Tibetan frog Nanorana parkeri and the comparative evolution of tetrapod genomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112:E1257-E1262. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1501764112.

(193) McTavish, E. J., and D. M. Hillis. 2015. How do SNP ascertainment schemes and population demographics affect inferences about population history? BMC Genomics 16:266(1-13). doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-1469-5.

(194) Wright, A. M., K. M. Lyons, M. C. Brandley, and D. M. Hillis. 2015. Which came first: The lizard or the egg? Robustness in phylogenetic reconstruction of ancestral states. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 324:504-516. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22642.

(195) Wright, A. M., G. T. Lloyd, and D. M. Hillis. 2016. Modeling character change heterogeneity in phylogenetic analyses of morphology through the use of priors. Systematic Biology 65(4):602–611. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syv122.

(196) Liebeskind, B. J., H. A. Hofmann, D. M. Hillis, and H. H. Zakon. 2016. The complex homology of animal nervous systems. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31:127-135. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2015.12.005

(197) Yuan, Z.-Y., W.-W. Zhou, X. Chen, N. A. Poyarkov, H.-M. Chen, N.-H. Jang-Liaw, W.-H. Chou, K. Iizuka, M.-S. Min, S. L. Kuzmin, Y.-P. Zhang, D. C. Cannatella, D. M. Hillis, and J. Che. 2016. Spatiotemporal diversification of the true frogs (genus Rana): A historical framework for a widely studied group of model organisms. Systematic Biology 65(5): 824-842. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syw055.

(198) Li, T., J. Yang, Y. Li, Y. Cui, Q. Xie,, W. Bu, and D. M. Hillis. 2016. A mitochondrial genome of Rhyparochromidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) and a comparative analysis of related mitochondrial genomes. Scientific Reports 6:35175 (1-12). doi:10.1038/srep35175

(199) Feng, Y.-J., D. C. Blackburn, D. Liang, D. M. Hillis, D. B. Wake, D. C. Cannatella, and P. Zhang. 2017. Phylogenomics reveals rapid, simultaneous diversification of three major clades of Gondwana frogs at the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 114: E5864–E5870. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1704632114.

(200) Liebeskind, B., H. Hofmann, D. M. Hillis, and H. Zakon. 2017. Evolution of Animal Neural Systems. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 48: 377-398. 

(201) Li, J.-T., Gao, Y.-D., Xie, L., Deng, C., Shi, P., Guan, M.-L., Huang, S., Ren, J.-L., Wu, D.-D., Ding, L., Huang, Z.-Y., Nie, H., Humphreys, D. P., Hillis, D. M., Wang, W.-Z., and Zhang, Y.-P. 2018. Comparative genomic investigation of high-elevation adaptation in ectothermic snakes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 115: 8406-8411, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1805348115.

(202) Sun, Y.-B., T.-T. Fu, J.-Q. Jina, R. W. Murphy, D. M. Hillis, Y.-P. Zhang, and J. Che. 2018. Species groups distributed across elevational gradients reveal convergent and continuous genetic adaptation to high elevations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 115 E10634-E10641, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1813593115.

(203) Devitt, T. J., A. M. Wright, D. C. Cannatella, and D. M. Hillis. 2019. Species delimitation in endangered groundwater salamanders: Implications for aquifer management and biodiversity conservation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 166: 2624–2633.

(204) Gao, W., Y.-B. Sun, W.-W. Zhou, Z.-J. Xiong, L.-N. Chen, H. Li., T.-T. Fu, K. Xu, W. Xu, L. Ma, Y.-J. Chen, X.-Y. Xiang, T. Zeng, S. Zhang, J.-Q. Jin, H.-M. Chen, G.-J. Zhang, D. M. Hillis, X. Ji, Y.-P. Zhang, and J. Che. 2019. Evolution of viviparity: Genomic and transcriptomic investigations of the transition from oviparity to viviparity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 166: 3646-3655. 

(205) Hillis, D. M. 2019. Species delimitation in herpetology. Journal of Herpetology 53: 3-12.

(206) Jiang, D., K. S. Klaus, Y.-P. Zhang, D. M. Hillis, and J.-T. Li. 2019. Asymmetric biotic interchange across the Bering Land Bridge between Eurasia and North America. National Science Review 6: 739–745,

(207) Chambers, E. A., and D. M. Hillis. 2020. The multispecies coalescent over-splits species in the case of geographically widespread taxa. Systematic Biology 69:184-193,

(208) Hillis, D. M. 2020.  The detection and naming of geographic variation within species. Herpetological Review 51:52–56.

(209) Gray, L. N., A. J. Barley, D. M. Hillis, C. J. Pavón-Vázquez, S. Poe, and B. A. White. 2020. Does breeding season variation affect evolution of a sexual signaling trait in a tropical lizard clade? Ecology and Evolution 10: 3738-3746,

(210) Xu, W., W-J. Dong, T.-T. Fu, W. Gao, F. Yan,, Y.-H. Wu, K. Jiang, J.-Q. Jin, H.-M. Chen, Y.-P. Zhang, D. M. Hillis, and J. Che. 2021. Phylogeographic analyses support a Miocene focal point of Himalayan uplift and biological diversification. National Science Review 8:nwaa263, doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwaa263..

(211) Hillis, D. M. 2021. New and not-so-new conceptualizations of species and subspecies: A reply to the “It’s species all the way down” view. Herpetological Review 52:49–50..

(212) Hillis, D. M., and W. Wüster. 2021. Taxonomy and nomenclature of the Pantherophis obsoletus complex. Herpetological Review 52:51–52..

(213) Marshall, T. L., E. A. Chambers, M. V. Matz, and D. M. Hillis. 2021. How mitonuclear discordance and geographic variation have confounded species boundaries in a widely studied snake. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 162: 107194..

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