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Gutierrez, E.A., Van Nynatten, A., Lovejoy, N.R. & Chang, B.S.W. (in press). Molecular evolution of vertebrate sensory systems. In: Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. Akashi, H. (ed.) : 1-10, Elsevier.

Kolmann, M. A., Crofts, S. B., Dean, M. N., Summers, A. P., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2015). Morphology does not predict performance: jaw curvature and prey crushing in durophagous stingrays. Journal of Experimental Biology, jeb-127340.

Van Nynatten, A., Bloom, D., Chang, B. S., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2015). Out of the blue: adaptive visual pigment evolution accompanies Amazon invasion. Biology letters, 11(7), 20150349.

Lujan, N. K., Armbruster, J. W., Lovejoy, N. R., & López-Fernández, H. (2015). Multilocus molecular phylogeny of the suckermouth armored catfishes (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) with a focus on subfamily Hypostominae. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 82, 269-288. (PDF)


McCusker, M. R., Mandrak, N. E., Doka, S., Gertzen, E. L., van Wieren, J. F., McKenna, J. E., Carlson D.M. & Lovejoy, N. R. (2014). Estimating the distribution of the imperiled pugnose shiner ( Notropis anogenus) in the St. Lawrence River using a habitat model. Journal of Great Lakes Research. (PDF)

Lovejoy, D. A., Chang, B. S., Lovejoy, N. R., & del Castillo, J. (2014). Molecular evolution of GPCRs: CRH/CRH receptors. Journal of molecular endocrinology, 52(3), T43-T60. (PDF)

Bloom, D. D., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2014). The evolutionary origins of diadromy inferred from a time-calibrated phylogeny for Clupeiformes (herring and allies). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1778), 20132081. (PDF)

McCusker, M. R., Mandrak, N. E., Egeh, B., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2014). Population structure and conservation genetic assessment of the endangered Pugnose Shiner, Notropis anogenus. Conservation Genetics, 15(2), 343-353. (PDF)

Maldonado-Ocampo, J. A., López-Fernández, H., Taphorn, D. C., Bernard, C. R., Crampton, W. G., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2014). Akawaio penak, a new genus and species of Neotropical electric fish (Gymnotiformes, Hypopomidae) endemic to the upper Mazaruni River in the Guiana Shield. Zoologica Scripta, 43(1), 24-33. (PDF)


Crampton, W. G. R., Rodríguez-Cattáneo, A., Lovejoy, N. R., & Caputi, A. A. (2013). Proximate and ultimate causes of signal diversity in the electric fish Gymnotus. The Journal of experimental biology, 216(13), 2523-2541. (PDF)

de Bruyn, M., Rüber, L., Nylinder, S., Stelbrink, B., Lovejoy, N. R., Lavoué, S., Tan, H.H., Nugroho, E., Wowor, D., Ng, P.K.L., Azizah, M.N.S, Rintelen, T.V., Hall, R., & Carvalho, G. R. (2013). Paleo-drainage basin connectivity predicts evolutionary relationships across three southeast Asian biodiversity hotspots. Systematic biology, syt007. (PDF)

Bloom, D. D., Weir, J. T., Piller, K. R., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2013). Do freshwater fishes diversify faster than marine fishes? A test using state-dependent diversification analyses and molecular phylogenetics of new world Silversides (Atherinopsidae). Evolution, 67(7), 2040-2057. (PDF)


Bloom, D. D., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2012). Molecular phylogenetics reveals a pattern of biome conservatism in New World anchovies (family Engraulidae). Journal of evolutionary biology, 25(4), 701-715. (PDF)

Bloom, D. D., Unmack, P. J., Gosztonyi, A. E., Piller, K. R., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2012). It's a family matter: Molecular phylogenetics of Atheriniformes and the polyphyly of the surf silversides (Family: Notocheiridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 62(3), 1025-1030. (PDF)


De Carvalho, M. R., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2011). Morphology and phylogenetic relationships of a remarkable new genus and two new species of Neotropical freshwater stingrays from the Amazon basin (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae). Zootaxa, (2776), 48. (PDF)

Bloom, D. D., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2011). The biogeography of marine incursions in South America. Historical biogeography of neotropical freshwater fishes, 137-144.

Lewallen, E. A., Pitman, R. L., Kjartanson, S. L., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2011). Molecular systematics of flyingfishes (Teleostei: Exocoetidae): evolution in the epipelagic zone. Biological journal of the Linnean Society, 102(1), 161-174. (PDF)

Crampton, W. G., Lovejoy, N. R., & Waddell, J. C. (2011). Reproductive character displacement and signal ontogeny in a sympatric assemblage of electric fish. Evolution, 65(6), 1650-1666. (PDF)

De Carvalho, M. R., Perez, M. H. S., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2011). Potamotrygon tigrina, a new species of freshwater stingray from the upper Amazon basin, closely related to Potamotrygon schroederi Fernandez-Yépez, 1958 (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae). Zootaxa, (2827), 1. (PDF)


Willis, S. C., Nunes, M., Montana, C. G., Farias, I. P., Orti, G., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2010). The Casiquiare river acts as a corridor between the Amazonas and Orinoco river basins: biogeographic analysis of the genus Cichla. Molecular Ecology, 19(5), 1014-1030. (PDF)

Lovejoy, N. R., Lester, K., Crampton, W. G., Marques, F. P., & Albert, J. S. (2010). Phylogeny, biogeography, and electric signal evolution of Neotropical knifefishes of the genus Gymnotus(Osteichthyes: Gymnotidae). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 54(1), 278-29. (PDF)

Lovejoy, N. R., Willis, S. C., & Albert, J. S. (2010). Molecular signatures of Neogene biogeographical events in the Amazon fish fauna. Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past, 405-417.


Carney, J. P., Sheldon, T. A., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2009). Parasites of the deepwater sculpin (Myoxocephalus thompsonii) across its Canadian range. Journal of Parasitology, 95(5), 1209-1212. (PDF)

Crampton, W. G., Davis, J. K., Lovejoy, N. R., & Pensky, M. (2008). Multivariate classification of animal communication signals: A simulation-based comparison of alternative signal processing procedures using electric fishes. Journal of Physiology-Paris, 102(4), 304-321. (PDF)

Sheldon, T. A., Mandrak, N. E., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2008). Biogeography of the deepwater sculpin (Myoxocephalus thompsonii), a Nearctic glacial relict. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 86(2), 108-115. (PDF)

Willis, S. C., Nunes, M. S., Montaña, C. G., Farias, I. P., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2007). Systematics, biogeography, and evolution of the Neotropical peacock basses Cichla(Perciformes: Cichlidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 44(1), 291-307. (PDF)

Lovejoy, N. R., Albert, J. S., & Crampton, W. G. (2006). Miocene marine incursions and marine/freshwater transitions: Evidence from Neotropical fishes. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 21(1), 5-13. (PDF)

Albert, J. S., Lovejoy, N. R., & Crampton, W. G. (2006). Miocene tectonism and the separation of cis-and trans-Andean river basins: Evidence from Neotropical fishes. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 21(1), 14-27. (PDF)

Hoorn, C., Aalto, R., Kaandorp, R.J.G., & Lovejoy, N.R. (2006). Miocene semidiurnal tidal rhythmites in Madre de Dios, Peru: Comment. Geology, 33(3), 177-180. (PDF)

Lovejoy, N. R., Mullen, S. P., Sword, G. A., Chapman, R. F., & Harrison, R. G. (2006). Ancient trans-Atlantic flight explains locust biogeography: molecular phylogenetics of Schistocerca. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 273(1588), 767-774. (PDF)

Albert, J. S., Crampton, W. G. R., Thorsen, D. H., & Lovejoy, N. R. (2005). Phylogenetic systematics and historical biogeography of the Neotropical electric fish Gymnotus (Teleostei: Gymnotidae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 2(4), 375-417 .(PDF)

Lovejoy, N. R., Iranpour, M., & Collette, B. B. (2004). Phylogeny and jaw ontogeny of beloniform fishes. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 44(5), 366-377. (PDF)

Lovejoy, N.R. and B.B. Collette (2003). Belonidae. In Reis, R.R., S.O. Kullander, and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. Check List of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. EDIPUCRS Press, Brazil, Pp. 586-588.

de Carvalho, M.R., N.R. Lovejoy, N.R., and R.S. Rosa (2003). Potamotrygonidae. In Reis, R.R., S.O. Kullander, and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. Check List of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. EDIPUCRS Press, Brazil, Pp. 22-28.

Crampton, W. G., Lovejoy, N. R., & Albert, J. S. (2003). Gymnotus ucamara: a new species of Neotropical electric fish from the Peruvian Amazon (Ostariophysi: Gymnotidae), with notes on ecology and electric organ discharges. Zootaxa, 277, 1-18. (PDF)

Lovejoy, N. R., & Collette, B. B. (2001). Phylogenetic relationships of New World needlefishes (Teleostei: Belonidae) and the biogeography of transitions between marine and freshwater habitats. Copeia, 2001(2), 324-338. (PDF)

Lovejoy, N. R. (2000). Reinterpreting recapitulation: systematics of needlefishes and their allies (Teleostei: Beloniformes). Evolution, 54(4), 1349-1362. (PDF)

Lovejoy, N. R., & De Araujo, M. L. G. (2000). Molecular systematics, biogeography and population structure of Neotropical freshwater needlefishes of the genus Potamorrhaphis. Molecular Ecology, 9(3), 259-268. (PDF)

Lovejoy, N. R., Bermingham, E., & Martin, A. P. (1998). Marine incursion into South America. Nature, 396(6710), 421-422. (PDF)

McCune, A. R., & Lovejoy, N. R. (1998). The relative rate of sympatric and allopatric speciation in fishes: tests using DNA sequence divergence between sister species and among clades. Endless forms: species and speciation, 172-185.

Murphy, R. W., & Lovejoy, N. R. (1998). Punctuated equilibrium or gradualism in the lizard genus Sceloporus? Lost in plesiograms and a forest of trees. Cladistics, 14(1), 95-103. (PDF)

Lovejoy, N. R. (1997). Stingrays, parasites, and neotropical biogeography: a closer look at Brooks et al.'s hypotheses concerning the origins of neotropical freshwater rays (Potamotrygonidae). Systematic Biology, 218-230. (PDF)

Lovejoy, N. R. (1996). Systematics of myliobatoid elasmobranchs: with emphasis on the phylogeny and historical biogeography of neotropical freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae: Rajiformes). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 117(3), 207-257.(PDF)