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2015. Upham, N. S. and Patterson, B.D. Evolution of caviomorph rodents: a complete phylogeny and timetree for living genera. Pp. 63-120 In: Biology of caviomorph rodents: diversity and evolution (A.I. Vassallo and D. Antenucci, eds.). SAREM Series A, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2015. D’Elía, G., Teta, P., Upham, N. S., Patterson, B. D., and Pardiñas, U. F. J. Description of a new soft-haired mouse, genus Abrothrix (Sigmodontinae), from the temperate Valdivian rainforest. Journal of Mammalogy 96: 839-853.

2014. Patterson, B. D. and Upham, N. S. A newly recognized family of mammals from the Horn of Africa, the Heterocephalidae (Rodentia: Ctenohystrica). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 172: 942-963.

2014. Patterson, B. D. and Upham, N. S. A study in contrasts: two extensive Neotropical radiations. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2: 44.

2013. Upham, N. S., R. Ojala-Barbour, J. Brito, P. M. Velazco and B. D. Patterson. Transitions between Andean and Amazonian centers of endemism in the radiation of some arboreal rodents. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:191. Highly accessed article. Featured on my graduate program website.

2013. Upham, N. S., and J. C. Hafner. Do nocturnal rodents in the Great Basin Desert avoid moonlight?. Journal of Mammalogy. 94: 59-72. Popular press article: ScienceLife blog.

2012. Upham, N. S. and B. D. Patterson. Diversification and biogeography of the Neotropical caviomorph lineage Octodontoidea (Rodentia: Hystricognathi). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 417-429.

2012. Light, J. E., Hafner, J. C., Upham, N. S., and Reddington, E. Conservation genetics of kangaroo mice, genus Microdipodops. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 20: 129-146.

2011. Hafner, J. C., and Upham, N. S.. Phylogeography of the dark kangaroo mouse, Microdipodops megacephalus: cryptic lineages and dispersal routes in North America’s Great Basin. Journal of Biogeography 38: 1077-1097.

2008. Hafner, J. C., Upham, N. S., Reddington, E. and Torres, C. W. Phylogeography of the pallid kangaroo mouse, Microdipodops pallidus: a sand-obligate endemic of the Great Basin, western North America. Journal of Biogeography 35: 2102-2118.


2014. Upham, N. S. At the edge of what we know. The Human Geographic, issue 1 (online multi-media magazine, popular article on vizcacha rat fieldwork in Argentina).


2014. Upham, N. S. Ecological diversification and biogeography in the Neogene: Evolution of a major lineage of American and Caribbean rodents (Caviomorpha, Octodontoidea). Unpubl. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago, xvi + 272 pp. Abstract published in Mastozoología Neotropical 21: 193-194.

2008. Upham, N. S. Rodent activity in relation to moonlight in sandy and open habitats of the Great Basin Desert. Unpubl. M.A. thesis, Occidental College, viii + 65 pp.


Upham, N. S. and Patterson, B. D. Testing for adaptively radiating clades in a major lineage of rodents. Evolution.

Upham, N. S. and Borroto-Páez, R. Conservation genetics of Caribbean hutias (Rodentia, Capromyidae). Journal of Mammalogy (invited, Special Feature based on a 2015 ASM symposium I co-organized).