Jimmy Mcguire

Jimmy Mcguire
University of California, Berkeley | UCB · Department of Integrative Biology

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Amphibians are a clade of over 8,400 species that provide unique research opportunities and challenges. With amphibians undergoing severe global declines, we posit that assessing our current understanding of amphibians is imperative. Focusing on the past five years (2016–2020), we examine trends in amphibian research, data, and systematics. New spe...
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Field biology is an area of research that involves working directly with living organisms in situ through a practice known as “fieldwork.” Conducting fieldwork often requires complex logistical planning within multiregional or multinational teams, interacting with local communities at field sites, and collaborative research led by one or a few of t...
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Background: Mitochondrial genome sequences have become critical to the study of biodiversity, though the cost of doing so with genome skimming or other methods has been difficult to reduce beyond ~$15–20 per sample making it costly to scale up. Here, we report on an approach to sequence hundreds to thousands of complete mitochondrial genomes in par...
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The archipelagos of Wallacea extend between the Sunda and Sahul Shelves, serving as a semi‐permeable two‐way filter influencing faunal exchange between Asia and Australo‐Papua. Forest skinks (Genus Sphenomorphus) are widespread throughout southern Wallacea and exhibit complex clinal, ontogenetic, sexual, and seasonal morphological variation renderi...
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Phylogenetic and multivariate analyses of Gekko smithii Gray, 1842 recover a new species Gekko hulk from Peninsular Malay­sia and support the resurrection of G. albomaculatus (Giebel, 1861)
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For endotherms with sustained high metabolism, like hummingbirds, blood-oxygen (O 2 ) carrying capacity should be finely tuned to supply O 2 to respiring tissues. Hematological adjustments are expected in response to changes in O 2 availability that occur along elevational gradients; however, eco-physiological rules by which this variation occurs h...
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The Lesser Sunda Archipelago offers exceptional potential as a model system for studying the dynamics of dispersal-driven diversification. The geographic proximity of the islands suggests the possibility for successful dispersal, but this is countered by the permanence of the marine barriers and extreme intervening currents that are expected to hin...
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The widespread parthenogenetic gecko Lepidodactylus lugubris is comprised of several clonal lineages, at least one of which has been known for some time to have originated from hybridization between its maternal ancestor, Lepidodactylus moestus, and a putatively undescribed paternal ancestor previously known only from remote islands in the Central...
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The Lesser Sunda Archipelago consists of hundreds of oceanic islands located in southern Wallacea. The Sunda ratsnake, Coelognathus subradiatus, is endemic to the Lesser Sundas and is found on most of the major islands. Mitochondrial DNA was sequenced from snakes representing five of the major islands revealing that levels of sequence divergence be...
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Cylindrophis is a genus of secretive, semi-fossorial, non-venomous snakes comprising 14 species, characterized by a generally cylindrical body, uniform scales (with barely enlarged ventrals), and vestiges of pelvic and limb bones, the latter terminating in a claw lateral to the vent. We reconstructed a concatenated molecular phylogeny of seven taxa...
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Wallace's and Lydekker's Lines both describe important biogeographic barriers in the Indo-Australian Archipelago, with Wallace's Line demarcating the boundary of the Greater Sunda Shelf and Lydekker's Line indicating the edge of the Sahul continental shelf. Despite their similarities, Wallace's Line has been much more heavily studied than has Lydek...
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The Lesser Sundas Archipelago is comprised of two parallel chains of islands that extend between the Asian continental shelf (Sundaland) and Australo‐Papuan continental shelf (Sahul). These islands have served as stepping stones for taxa dispersing between the Asian and Australo‐Papuan biogeographical realms. While the oceanic barriers have prevent...
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The importance of long-distance dispersal (LDD) in shaping geographical distributions has been debated since the nineteenth century. In terrestrial vertebrates, LDD events across large water bodies are considered highly improbable, but organismal traits affecting dispersal capacity are generally not taken into account. Here, we focus on a recent li...
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The Lesser Sundas Archipelago is comprised of two parallel chains of islands that extend between the Asian continental shelf (Sundaland) and Australo-Papuan continental shelf (Sahul). These islands have served as stepping-stones for taxa dispersing between the Asian and Australo-Papuan biogeographic realms. While the oceanic barriers have prevented...
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Aim: The Lesser Sunda Islands are situated between the Sunda and Sahul Shelves, with a linear arrangement that has functioned as a two-way filter for taxa dispersing between the Asian and Australo-Papuan biogeographical realms. Distributional patterns of many terrestrial vertebrates suggest a stepping-stone model of island colonization. Here we inv...
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In 2011 and 2014, we conducted two expeditions to four islands in the Kei Island group in Maluku Province of eastern Indonesia. We documented and collected 33 species of lizards, snakes, and frogs, and after reviewing historical occurrences in the island group, we accounted for a total of 39 species present in the Kei Islands (26 lizards, 10 snakes...
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The recent description of Cyrtodactylus tahuna from Sangihe Island and descriptions of other new species from remote islands in the Indo-Australian Archipelago indicate the important role of oceanic dispersal and isolation in the evolution and diversification of the genus Cyrtodactylus. We provide another example involving Tanahjampea Island, a rem...
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Aim: We examined the effects of space, climate, phylogeny and species traits on module composition in a cross-biomes plant–hummingbird network. Location: Brazil, except Amazonian region. Methods: We compiled 31 local binary plant–hummingbird networks, combining them into one cross-biomes metanetwork. We conducted a modularity analysis and tested th...
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Species traits are thought to predict feeding specialization and the vulnerability of a species to extinctions of interaction partners, but the context in which a species evolved and currently inhabits may also matter. Notably, the predictive power of traits may require that traits evolved to fit interaction partners. Furthermore, local abiotic and...
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Western North America includes the California Floristic Province and the Pacific Northwest, biologically diverse regions highlighted by a complex topography, geology, climate and history. A number of animals span these regions and show distinctive patterns of dispersal, vicariance and lineage diversification. Examining phylogeographic patterns in t...
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The high degree of endemism on Sulawesi has previously been suggested to have vicariant origins, dating back to 40 Ma. Recent studies, however, suggest that much of Sulawesi's fauna assembled over the last 15 Myr. Here, we test the hypothesis that more recent uplift of previously submerged portions of land on Sulawesi promoted diversification and t...
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Delimiting species is a crucial goal of integrative biology, and yet can be misled by homoplasy and high levels of morphological variation. The snake tribe Sonorini contains three genera that have long confounded taxonomists: Chilomeniscus, Chionactis and Sonora. Dynamic colour evolution in this group, including rampant geographic variation in colo...
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Species traits are thought to predict feeding specialization and the vulnerability of a species to extinctions of interaction partners, but the context in which a species evolved and currently inhabits may also matter. Notably, the predictive power of traits may require that traits evolved to fit interaction partners. Furthermore, local abiotic and...
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We used Massively Parallel High-Throughput Sequencing to obtain genetic data from a 145-year old holotype specimen of the flying lizard, Draco cristatellus . Obtaining genetic data from this holotype was necessary to resolve an otherwise intractable taxonomic problem involving the status of this species relative to closely related sympatric Draco s...
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We used Massively Parallel High-Throughput Sequencing to obtain genetic data from a 145-year old holotype specimen of the flying lizard, Draco cristatellus. Obtaining genetic data from this holotype was necessary to resolve an otherwise intractable taxonomic problem involving the status of this species relative to closely related sympatric Draco sp...
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We used Massively Parallel High-Throughput Sequencing to obtain genetic data from a 145-year old holotype specimen of the flying lizard, Draco cristatellus . Obtaining genetic data from this holotype was necessary to resolve an otherwise intractable taxonomic problem involving the status of this species relative to closely related sympatric Draco s...
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The high degree of endemism on Sulawesi has previously been suggested to have vicariant origins, dating back 40 Myr ago. Recent studies, however, suggest that much of Sulawesi’s fauna assembled over the last 15 Myr. Here, we test the hypothesis that recent uplift of previously submerged portions of land on Sulawesi promoted diversification, and tha...
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The generic nomenclature of the hummingbirds is unusually complicated. McGuire et al.’s (2014) recent phylogeny of the Trochilidae based on DNA sequence data has greatly clarified relationships within the family but conflicts strongly with the traditional classification of the family at the genus level, especially that of the largest and most recen...
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Lepidodactylus pantai is a new species of gecko from the Kei Islands, Maluku, Indonesia that is closely associated with intertidal habitats. This species does not fit cleanly into any of the three species groups described for the genus because it possesses the unique combination of both divided terminal scansors on all toes and a nearly completely...
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Flying animals of different masses vary widely in body proportions, but the functional implications of this variation are often unclear. We address this ambiguity by developing an integrative allometric approach, which we apply here to hummingbirds to examine how the physical environment, wing morphology and stroke kinematics have contributed to th...
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Invasions of poisonous species can cause rapid population declines among native fauna because predators are naïve and often vulnerable to these toxins. The recent invasion of Madagascar by the poisonous Asian common toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus, has sparked international attention (Kolby, 2015), as well as research and conservation efforts to p...
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We describe the sixth species of bent-toed gecko from the Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. This species was first collected on the banks of the Oi Marai River on the low northern slopes of Gunung (Mount) Tambora on Sumbawa Island. The new species is differentiated from Greater Sunda Islands (including Sulawesi) and Lesser Sunda Islands congeners by...
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We investigated diminutive day geckos (SVL < 40 mm) of the genus Cnemaspis (Cnemaspis kandiana Group) from mainland Sumatra and islands along its western margin (Nias, Siberut, Pagai, and Enggano). The assemblage includes several species based on morphological evidence, five of which we describe as new. The new species occur in the Sumatran provinc...
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Batesian mimicry, in which harmless species (mimics) deter predators by deceitfully imitating the warning signals of noxious species (models), generates striking cases of phenotypic convergence that are classic examples of evolution by natural selection. However, mimicry of venomous coral snakes has remained controversial because of unresolved conf...
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Supplementary Figures 1-9, Supplementary Note 1 and Supplementary References
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Latitude-longitude grid cell data for species richness and abundance counts at 2° resolution. Column codes: x = longitude, y = latitude, onland = presence on land (0 = No, 1 = Yes).
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Phenotypic classifications for all coral snakes, presumed mimics, and Old World snakes with red-black banded (RBB) coloration (n = 255 species). Phenotype codes follow 29(see for full code descriptions and pictorial representations). NW = New World, OW = Old World, N = Not present, Y = Present. Reference numbers refer to Supplementary References.
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Transition rate parameters for the evolution of mimetic coloration in New World snakes for the best-fit model of trait evolution. Taxon 1 and taxon 2 span the node at which the transition rate shift was inferred to occur. q01 and q10 denote instantaneous rates of gain and loss of RBB coloration (means of the posterior rate distributions simulated u...
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Specimen and GenBank information for all sequenced Sonorini (n = 71 individuals). B = presence of crosswise black bands, R = presence of red bands or full dorsum coloration, - = coloration absent on any individuals, Y= yes, N = no.
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Latitude-longitude grid cell data for species richness and abundance counts at 0.5° resolution. Column codes: x = longitude, y = latitude, onland = presence on land (0 = No, 1 = Yes).
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Parasite host switches may trigger disease emergence, but prehistoric host ranges are often unknowable. Lymphatic filariasis and loiasis are major human diseases caused by the insect-borne filarial nematodes Brugia, Wuchereria and Loa. Here we show that the genomes of these nematodes and seven tropical bird lineages exclusively share a novel retrot...
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Supplementary Figures 1-5 and Supplementary References.
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Alignment of the AviRTE 5' UTR region amplified by short PCR. Primer sequences and the Old World suboscine Pitta moluccensis are included.
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Taxon sampling of birds and nematodes used for the detection of AviRTE.
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Activity periods of AviRTE derived from per-copy distances in bird and nematode genomes.
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Amino acid alignment of AviRTE ORF from subfamily consensus sequences and single full-length copies. In addition to premature stop codons, all of the single full-length copies contain frameshifts, which was compensated by the insertion of alignment gaps prior to ORF translation.
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Nucleotide sequence alignment of AviRTE subfamilies, co-mobilized SINEs, and selected RTE outgroups. This alignment was used for phylogenetic analyses shown in Supplementary Fig. 4 and, after exclusion of SINEs, in Fig. 3c.
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Newick-formatted phylogenetic trees from (a) Fig. 1c and Supplementary Fig. 1, (b) Fig. 3c, and (c) Supplementary Fig. 4.
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Fasta-formatted consensus sequences of AviRTE subfamilies and co-mobilized SINEs.
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Nucleotide sequence alignment of AviRTE subfamilies, all RTE families present in RepBase, and additional GenBank BLASTn hits. This alignment was used for the phylogenetic analysis shown in Fig. 1c and Supplementary Fig. 1.