Publications

Reynolds Lab members in Bold

Reynolds, R.G., R.W. Henderson, L.M. Díaz, T.R. Rodriguez-Cabrera, and A.R. Puente-Rolón. 2023. Boas of the West Indies: Evolution, Natural History, and Conservation. Comstock Publishing Associates, Ithaca, NY. [link]

Niemiller, M.L. R.G. Reynolds, and B.T. Miller (Eds.). 2013. The Reptiles of Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN. 366 pgs. [link]

Niemiller, M.L. and R.G. Reynolds (Eds.). 2011. The Amphibians of Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN. 369 pgs. [link]


Manuscripts

Submitted and In Review

Reynolds, R.G., A.R. Puente-Rolon, and A.J. Geneva. Natural history of the newly discovered and critically endangered Silver Boa (Chilabothrus argentum; Squamata; Boidae). In revision.

Reynolds, R.G., and S.D. Buckner. Preliminary characterization of the bird diversity of Conception Island National Park, Bahamas. In review.

Geneva, A.J., S. Park, D. Bock, P. de Mello, F. Sarigol, M. Tollis, C. Donihue, R.G. Reynolds, N. Feiner, A.M. Rasys, J.D. Lauderdale, C.R. Infante, J. Kolbe, D. Schluter, D.B. Menke, and J.B. Losos. Chromosome-scale genome assembly of the brown anole (Anolis sagrei), an emerging model species. In revision. [also published 11/30/2021 as a preprint on bioRxiv].

Reynolds, R.G., A.H. Miller, S.A. Pasachnik, C.R. Knapp, M.E. Welch, G. Colosimo, G.P. Gerber, B. Drawert, and J.B. Iverson. Phylogenomics and historical biogeography of West Indian rock iguanas (genus Cyclura). In revision.

Vanerelli**, A., A.H. Miller**, L.C. Comsa, A.J. Geneva, and R.G. Reynolds. Mitochondrial genome of the critically endangered Silver Boa (Chilabothrus argentum; Squamata; Boidae). In revision.

2022–2020

Maayan, I., R.G. Reynolds, R.M. Goodman, P.M. Hime, R. Bickel, E.A. Luck, and J.B. Losos. Fixation and preservation contribute to distortion in vertebrate museum specimens: a ten-year study with the lizard Anolis sagrei. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society In Press.

Scherrer, R., C.M. Donihue, R.G. Reynolds, J.B. Losos, and A.J. Geneva. 2022. Dewlap color variation in Anolis sagrei is maintained among habitats within islands of the West Indies. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 35: 680–692.

Reynolds, R.G. and S.T. Giery. 2022. Amphibians of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands. Chapter 15 in Volume 9: Status of the Decline and Conservation of Amphibians: Western Hemisphere, Part 5. The Caribbean. Edited by N. Ríos López and H. Heatwole. Pelagic Press, Exeter, UK. (in press).

Landestoy T., M.A., R.G. Reynolds, and R.W. Henderson. 2021. A small new arboreal species of West Indian Boa (Boidae; Chilabothrus) from southern Hispaniola. Breviora 571: 1–20.

Smith, D., R.G. Reynolds, and K. Hagen. 2021. Snakes on a path: ecology of a North Carolina piedmont snake community. Herpetological Review 52: 473–481.

Miller, A.H., H.R. Davis, D.H. Quyên, L.M. Anh, P.Q. Tiến, C.T. Pham, J. Lee, K. de Queiroz, R.G. Reynolds, T.Q. Nguyen. 2020. Discovery of a new species of enigmatic odd-scaled snake (Serpentes: Xenodermidae: Achalinus) from Ha Giang Province, Vietnam. Copeia 108: 796–808.

Donihue, C.M., A. Kowaleski, A. Algar, S. Baeckens, R.W. Buchkowski, A.-C. Fabre, H.K. Frank, A.J. Geneva, D.L. Mahler, R.G. Reynolds, J.T. Stroud, J.A. Velasco, J.J. Kolbe, J.B. Losos, and A. Herrel. 2020. Hurricane effects on Neotropical lizards span geographic and phylogenetic scales. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 117: 10429–10434. [Cover Article]

Reynolds, R.G., J.P. Burgess, G. Waters, B.N. Manco, and G.P. Gerber. 2020. Characterization of color pattern dimorphism in Turks and Caicos Boas, Chilabothrus chrysogaster chrysogaster, on Big Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands. Journal of Herpetology 54: 337–346.

Freitas, E., A.H. Miller, R.G. Reynolds, and C.D. Siler. 2020. A taxonomic conundrum: Characterizing a cryptic radiation of Myanmar Asian gracile skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Riopa). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 146: 106754.

Aungst, E., A.R. Puente-Rolón, and R.G. Reynolds. 2020. Genetic diversity in captive populations of the endangered Puerto Rican Boa, Chilabothrus inornatus. Zoo Biology 39: 205–213.

Reynolds, R.G., J.J. Kolbe, R.E. Glor, M. López-Darias, C.V. Gómez Pourroy, A.S. Harrison, K. de Queiroz, L.J. Revell, and J.B. Losos. 2020. Phylogeographic and phenotypic outcomes of brown anole colonization across the Caribbean provide insight into the beginning stages of an adaptive radiation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33: 468–494.

Quach, Q.N., R.G. Reynolds, and L.J. Revell. 2020. Historical allopatry and secondary contact or primary intergradation in the Puerto Rican Crested Anole, Anolis cristatellus, on Vieques Island. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 129: 114–127.

2019–2016

Miller, A.H., A. Jackson, M.P. van den Burg, C.R. Knapp, M.E. Welch, and R.G. Reynolds. 2019. The complete mitogenome of the critically endangered Lesser Antillean iguana (Iguana delicatissima; Squamata:Iguanidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 4: 2479–248.

Reynolds, R.G., and R.W. Henderson. 2018. Boas of the world (superfamily Booidea) with systematic, taxonomic, and conservation assessments. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 162: 1–58.

Herrmann, N.C., S. Yates, J.R. Fredette, M.K. Leavens, R. Moretti, and R.G. Reynolds. 2018. Lizards on islands within islands: microhabitat use, movement, and cannibalism in Anolis sagrei and Anolis smaragdinus. Caribbean Naturalist 50: 1-17.

Reynolds, R.G., A.R. Puente-Rolón, A.L. Castle, M. van de Schoot, and A.J. Geneva. 2018. Herpetofauna of the Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas and phylogenetic relationships of Anolis fairchildi, Anolis sagrei, and Tropidophis curtus from the region. Breviora 560 1–19.

Reynolds, R.G., A.R. Puente-Rolón, J.P. Burgess, and B.O. Baker. 2018. Rediscovery and a redescription of the Crooked-Acklins Boa, Chilabothrus schwartzi (Buden, 1975), new comb. Breviora 558: 1–16.

Reynolds, R.G., T.R. Strickland, J.J. Kolbe, B.G. Falk, G. Perry, L.J. Revell, and J.B. Losos. 2017. Archipelagic genetics in a widespread Caribbean anole.Journal of Biogeography 44: 2631–2647.

Reynolds, R.G., S.T. Giery, W. Jesse, and Q. Quach. 2016. Preliminary assessment of road mortality in the Northern Bahamas Boa, Chilabothrus exsul. Caribbean Naturalist 34: 1–10.

Reynolds, R.G., D.C. Collar, S.A. Pasachnik, M.L. Niemiller, A.R. Puente-Rolón, and L.J. Revell. 2016. Ecological specialization and morphological diversification in Greater Antillean boas. Evolution 70: 1882–1895.

Winchell, K.M., R.G. Reynolds, S. Prado-Irwin, A.R. Puente-Rolón, and L.J. Revell. 2016. Phenotypic shifts in urban areas in the tropical lizard Anolis cristatellus. Evolution 70: 1009–1022. [Cover Article]

Reynolds, R.G., A.R. Puente-Rolón, K.J. Aviles-Rodriguez, A.J. Geneva, and N.C. Herrmann. 2016. Discovery of a remarkable new boa from the Conception Island Bank, Bahamas. Breviora 549: 1–19.

Siliceo-Cantero, H.H., A. García, G. Pacheco, R.G. Reynolds, and B.C. Lister. 2016. Dimorphism and divergence in island and mainland anoles. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118: 852–872.

Niemiller, M.L., B.M. Glorioso, D.B. Fenolio, R.G. Reynolds, S.J. Taylor, and B.T. Miller. 2016. Growth, survival, longevity, and population size of the Big Mouth Cave Salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus necturoides) from the type locality in Grundy Co., Tennessee, USA. Copeia 2016: 35–41.

2015–2007

Bushar, L.M., R.G. Reynolds, S. Tucker, L.C. Pace, W.I. Lutterschmidt, R.A. Odum, and H.K. Reinert. 2015. Genetic characterization of an invasive Boa constrictor population on the Caribbean island of Aruba. Journal of Herpetology 49: 602–610.

Winchell, K.M., P. Muralidhar, J.R. Fredette, and R.G. Reynolds. 2015. New herpetofaunal records for Great Isaac Cay, Bimini Group, Bahamas. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians: Conservation and Natural History 22: 106–110.

Reynolds, R.G., A.R. Puente-Rolón, R. Platenberg, R.K. Tyler, P.J. Tolson, and L.J. Revell. 2015. Large divergence and low diversity suggest genetically informed conservation strategies for the endangered Virgin Islands boa (Chilabothrus monensis). Global Ecology and Conservation 3: 487–502.

Revell, L.J., D.L. Mahler, R.G. Reynolds, and G.J. Slater. 2015. Placing cryptic, recently extinct, or hypothesized taxa into an ultrametric phylogeny using continuous character data: a case study with the lizard Anolis roosevelti. Evolution 69: 1027–1035.

Stuart, Y.E., T.S. Campbell, P.A. Hohenlohe, R.G. Reynolds, L.J. Revell, and J.B. Losos. 2014. Rapid evolution of a native species following invasion by a congener. Science 346: 463–466.

Pyron, R.A, R.G. Reynolds, and F.T. Burbrink. 2014. A taxonomic revision of boas (Serpentes: Boidae). Zootaxa 3846: 249–260.

Reynolds, R.G., M.L. Niemiller, and L.J. Revell. 2014. Toward a Tree-of-Life for the boas and pythons: multilocus species-level phylogeny with unprecedented taxon sampling. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 71: 201–213.

Reynolds, R.G., A.R. Puente-Rolón, M. Barandiaran, and L.J. Revell. 2014. Hispaniolan Boa (Chilabothrus striatus) on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico. Herpetology Notes 7: 121–122.

Reynolds, R.G., A.R. Puente-Rolón, K. Kolodzaike, and T. Butler-Smith. 2014. Isolation and characterization of 23 novel polymorphic microsatellite markers from the endangered Puerto Rican boa (Chilabothrus inornatus) using paired-end Illumina shotgun sequencing. Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 107–109.

Reynolds, R.G., M.L. Niemiller, S.B. Hedges, A. Dornburg, A.R. Puente-Rolón, and L.J. Revell. 2013. Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of West Indian boid snakes (Chilabothrus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68: 461–470.

Puente-Rolón, A.R., R.G. Reynolds, and L.J. Revell. 2013. Preliminary genetic analysis supports cave populations as targets for conservation in the endemic, endangered Puerto Rican boa (Boidae: Epicrates inornatus). PLoS ONE 8(5): e63899.

Reynolds, R.G. and B.M. Fitzpatrick. 2013. Tests of two methods for identifying founder effects in metapopulations reveal substantial type II error. Genetica 141: 119–131.

Reynolds, R.G., A.R. Puente-Rolón, R.N. Reed, and L.J. Revell. 2013. Genetic analysis of a novel invasion of Puerto Rico by an exotic constricting snake. Biological Invasions 15: 953–959.

Niemiller, M.L., J.R. McCandless, R.G. Reynolds, J. Caddle, T.J. Near, C.R. Tilquist, W.D. Pearson, and B.M. Fitzpatrick. 2013. Effects of climatic and geological processes during the Pleistocene on the evolutionary history of the northern cavefish, Amblyopsis spelaea (Teleostei: Amblyopsidae). Evolution 67: 1011–1025.

Reynolds, R.G., W. Booth, G.W. Schuett, B.M. Fitzpatrick, and G.M. Burghardt. 2012. Successive virgin births of viable male progeny in the checkered gartersnake, Thamnophis marcianus. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107: 566–572.

Reynolds, R.G., M.L. Niemiller, and B.M. Fitzpatrick. 2012. Genetic analysis of an endemic archipelagic lizard reveals sympatric cryptic lineages and taxonomic discordance. Conservation Genetics 13: 953–963.

Revell, L.J. and R.G. Reynolds. 2012. A new Bayesian method for fitting evolutionary models to comparative data with intraspecific variation. Evolution 66: 2697–2707. [Cover Article]

Reynolds, R.G. and G.P. Gerber. 2012. Ecology and conservation of the Turks Island Boa (Epicrates chrysogaster chrysogaster: Squamata: Boidae) on Big Ambergris Cay. Journal of Herpetology 46: 578–586.

Fitzpatrick, B.M., J.A. Fordyce, M.L. Niemiller, and R.G. Reynolds. 2012. What can DNA tell us about biological invasions? Biological Invasions 14: 245–253.

Placyk, J.S., B.M. Fitzpatrick, G.S. Casper, R.L. Small, R.G. Reynolds, D.W.A. Noble, R.J. Brooks, and G.M. Burghardt. 2012. Hybridization between two gartersnake species (Thamnophis) of conservation concern: A threat or an important natural interaction? Conservation Genetics 13: 649–663.

Buckner, S.D., R. Franz, and R.G. Reynolds. 2012. Bahama Islands and Turks & Caicos Islands. In: R. Powell and R.W. Henderson (Eds.). Island Lists of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 51: 85–166.

Reynolds, R.G. 2012. Epicrates chrysogaster. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 898: 1–5.

Reynolds, R.G., G.P. Gerber, and B.M. Fitzpatrick. 2011. Unexpected shallow genetic divergence in Turks Island Boas (Epicrates c. chrysogaster) reveals a single evolutionarily significant unit for conservation. Herpetologica 67: 477–486.

Booth, W., L. Million, R.G. Reynolds, G.M. Burghardt, E.L. Vargo, C. Schal, A.C. Tzika, and G.W. Schuett. 2011. Consecutive virgin births in the new world boid snake, the Colombian Rainbow Boa, Epicrates maurus. Journal of Heredity 102: 759–763.

Reynolds, R.G. 2011. Status, conservation, and introduction of amphibians and reptiles in the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies, p. 377–406. In: A. Hailey, B.S. Wilson, and J.A. Horrocks (Eds.). Conservation of Caribbean Island Herpetofaunas, vol. 2: Regional Accounts of the West Indies. Brill, Netherlands.

Niemiller, M.L., R.G. Reynolds, B.M. Glorioso, J. Spiess, and B.T. Miller. 2011. Herpetofauna of the cedar glades and adjacent habitats of the inner central basin of middle Tennessee. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6: 135–149.

Reynolds, R.G., M.L. Niemiller, and S.A. Pasachnik. 2011. Occurrence of pygmy salamanders (Desmognathus wrighti) in Monroe County, Tennessee. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 86: 53–55.

Reynolds, R.G. and M.L. Niemiller. 2010. Island invaders: introduced amphibians and reptiles of the Turks and Caicos Islands. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians: Conservation and Natural History 17: 117–121.

Miller, B.T., M.L. Niemiller, and R.G. Reynolds. 2008. Observations on egg-laying behavior and interactions among attending female Red Salamanders (Pseudotriton ruber) with comments on the use of caves by this species. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 3: 203– 210.

Reynolds, R.G. and B.M. Fitzpatrick. 2007. Assortative mating in poison-dart frogs based on an ecologically important trait. Evolution 61: 2253–2259.


Reynolds, R.G. 2022. Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World’s Largest Snake. The Quarterly Review of Biology 97(2): x-xx.

Reynolds, R.G. 2020. The Origin of Snakes: Morphology and Fossil Record. The Quarterly Review of Biology 95(2): 138. [doi]

Reynolds, R.G. 2017. Natural History of Neotropical Treeboas (Genus Corallus). Copeia 105: 164-178. [doi]


2022    Reynolds, R.G., C. Reynolds, E. Reynolds, and J.G. Reynolds. Plethodon montanus (Northern Gray-cheeked Salamander). Distribution. Herpetological Review 53(1):69.

2020    Miller, A.H., H.R. Davis, H.N. Ngo, H. Quoc, P.Q. Tien, and R.G. Reynolds. Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Brown Spotted Pitviper). Egg-guarding. Herpetological Review 51(1):169.

2020    Reynolds, R.G., G. Colosimo, K. Peek, A. Vanerelli, K. Bradley, and G.P. Gerber. Chilabothrus chrysogaster chrysogaster (Turks Island Boa). Diet. Herpetological Review 51(3): 610–611.

2017    Reynolds, R.G., J. Burgess, G. Waters, and G.P. Gerber. Chilabothrus chrysogaster chrysogaster (Turks Island Boa). Diet. Herpetological Review 48: 857.

2016    Geneva, A.J., R.G. Reynolds, N.C. Herrmann, A.R. Puente-Rolón, and K.J. Aviles-Rodriguez. Hemidactylus mabouia (Woodslave). Distribution. Herpetological Review 47: 423–424.

2016    Reynolds, R.G. and A.R. Puente-Rolón. Chilabothrus strigilatus (Bahamas Boa). Distribution. Herpetological Review 47: 425.

2016    Reynolds, R.G., N.C. Herrmann, A.R. Puente-Rolón, A.J. Geneva, and K.J. Aviles-Rodriguez. Osteopilus septentrionalis (Cuban Treefrog). Distribution. Herpetological Review 47: 420.

2013    Reynolds, R.G. and B.N. Manco. Epicrates c. chrysogaster (Turks Island Boa). Climbing Behavior. Herpetological Review 44: 690–691.

2012    Nelson, S.K., M.L. Niemiller, and R.G. Reynolds. New county records for amphibians and reptiles in Tennessee. Herpetological Review 43: 353–354.

2011    Reynolds, R.G. Hemidactylus mabouia (Tropical House Gecko), distribution. Caribbean Herpetology 28:1.

2011    Reynolds, R.G. Eleutherodactylus planirostris planirostris (Cuban Flathead Frog), distribution. Caribbean Herpetology 27:1.

2011    Reynolds, R.G. and B.M. Riggs. Iguana iguana (Green Iguana). Distribution. Herpetological Review 42: 241.

2011    Reynolds, R.G., M.L. Niemiller, B.M. Riggs, and B.N. Manco. Osteopilus septentrionalis (Cuban Treefrog). Distribution. Herpetological Review 42: 237–238.

2011    Reynolds, R.G. and B.M. Riggs. Pantherophis guttatus (Cornsnake). Distribution. Herpetological Review 42: 243.

2011    Reynolds, R.G., B.M. Riggs, M. Hibbert, and E. Salamanca. Trachemys scripta elegans (Red-eared slider). Distribution. Herpetological Review 42: 239.

2011    Reynolds, R.G., J. Batchasingh, and B.M. Riggs. Ramphotyphlops braminus (Brahminy Blind Snake). Distribution. Herpetological Review 42: 244.

2011    Reynolds, R.G., B.M. Riggs, M. Hibbert, and E. Salamanca. Anolis equestris (Knight Anole). Distribution. Herpetological Review 42: 239.

2011    Reynolds, R.G., M.L. Niemiller, and BN Manco. Epicrates chrysogaster chrysogaster (Turks Island Boa). Maximum Size. Herpetological Review 42: 290.

2011    Reynolds, R.G., and M.L. Niemiller. Epicrates chrysogaster chrysogaster (Turks Island Boa). Diet. Herpetological Review 42: 290.

2010    Reynolds, R.G., G.P. Gerber, and J. Burgess. Tropidophis greenwayi greenwayi (Big Ambergris Dwarf Boa). Distribution. Herpetological Review 41: 520.

2010    Reynolds, R.G. Typhlops platycephalus (Puerto Rican White-tailed Blindsnake), distribution. Caribbean Herpetology 15:1.

2010    Reynolds, R.G., and ML Niemiller. Epicrates chrysogaster (Southern Bahamas Boa), distribution. Caribbean Herpetology 14:1.

2009    Reynolds, R.G., and ML Niemiller. Hemidactylus mabouia (Wood Slave). Distribution. Herpetological Review 40: 452.

2009    Reynolds, R.G. Leiocephalus psammodromus (Turks and Caicos Curly-tailed Lizard). Conspecific necrophagy. Herpetological Review 40: 88–89.

2009    Niemiller, M.L., R.G. Reynolds, J.G. Reynolds, and B.T. Miller. Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus (Northern Spring Salamander). Reproduction. Herpetological Review 40: 67.


Over 25 IUCN Red List accounts co-authored


2022    Buckley, L.J., K. de Queiroz, T.D. Grant, B. D. Hollingsworth, C.L. Malone, S.A. Pasachnik, R.G. Reynolds, and E. Zarza. A checklist of the iguanas of the World (Iguanuidae; Iguaninae). 2022 Supplement to: 2016 Herpetological Conservation and Biology 11 (Monograph 6): 4­46 and 2019 Supplement. https://www.iucn-isg.org/species/iguana-taxonomy.

2021    Reynolds, R.G., A.H. Miller, A. Ríos-Franceschi, C.A. Huffine, J. Fredette, N.F. Angeli, S.I. Vega-Castillo, L.J. Revell, and A.R. Puente-Rolón. Molecular phylogeny of Puerto Rico Bank dwarf geckos (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae: Sphaerodactylus). bioRxiv 2021.03.23.436310; [doi]

2020   Reynolds, R.G., D. Smith, S. Buckner, S. Cant-Woodside, L. Gape, G. Deane, P. Miller, O. Byers (Eds). 2020. Conception Bank Silver Boa Species Conservation Planning Workshop, Final Report. IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group, Apple Valley, MN, USA

2011–Present Anole Annals Blog contributor [link]

2014   Reynolds, RG and AR Puente-Rolón. 2014. Conservation Genetics of the Puerto Rican boa (Chilabothrus inornatus). Final Report, Cooperative Agreement #F12AP01103. USFWS, Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office, Boquerón, PR. 18 pp.

2011   Reynolds, R.G., and M.L. Niemiller. New scales: reptiles invade the Turks and Caicos. Green Pages, Times of the Islands Magazine, Spring, 94: 30–33.

2010   Reynolds, R.G., and C. Deal. Where do all the babies go? Understanding the biology of juvenile Rainbow Boas. Green Pages, Times of the Islands Magazine, Winter, 93:34–36.

2009   Reynolds, R.G. Scaling Millennia: What can lizards teach us about TCI’s history? Green Pages, Times of the Islands Magazine, Winter 2009: 42–45.

2009   Miller, B.T., D. Estabrooks, R.G. Reynolds, and M.L. Niemiller. Status review of the Streamside Salamander (Ambystoma barbouri) in Tennessee. Report to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.