Middle America as an evolutionary aquatic laboratory

My research program uses integrative and interdisciplinary approaches to test hypotheses about the origin, diversity, and distribution of Neotropical fishes across broad temporal, spatial, and taxonomic scales. Most of my work focuses on freshwater fishes in Mexico and Central America, where the dynamic, complex geology and hydrology make this region a perfect evolutionary laboratory. 

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Introducing Crocodylus halli, a new species of crocodile!

Chris Murray and I have just described a new species of freshwater crocodile from south of the central highlands in Papua New Guinea. The new species is named after Philip Hall, in recognition of his contributions to our understanding of variation and ecology of these crocodiles. The paper is published and Open Access in Copeia.

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