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Accepted. *Burgin, C. J., *Colella, J. P., and @Upham, N. S. How many species of mammals are there? Journal of Mammalogy.

In Press. (alphabetical by last name) *Cooke, S. B. *Dávalos, L. M., *Mychajliw, A. M., *Turvey, S. T., and *Upham, N. S. Anthropogenic extinction dominates Holocene declines of West Indian mammals. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. Online early.

This photo of Solenodon paradoxus I took near Punta Cana, DR in 2015 made the cover of our Aug 2017 Special Feature on Caribbean mammals.
2017. @Upham, N. S. and Borroto-Páez, R. Molecular phylogeography of endangered Cuban hutias within the Caribbean radiation of capromyid rodents. Journal of Mammalogy 98: 950-963.

2017. @Upham, N. S. Past and present of insular Caribbean mammals: understanding Holocene extinctions to inform modern biodiversity conservation. Journal of Mammalogy 98: 913-917.

2017. @Lim, B. K., Loureiro, L. O., Upham, N. S., and Brocca, J. L. Phylogeography of Dominican Republic bats and systematic relationships in Neotropics. Journal of Mammalogy 98: 986-993.

2017. @Evans, B. J., @Upham, N. S., Golding, G. B., Ojeda, R. A., and Ojeda, A. A. Evolution of the largest mammalian genome. Genome Biology and Evolution 9: 1711-1724. Press: ScienceDaily, CBC Radio, The Molecular Ecologist.

2017. @Maestri, R., Monteiro, L. R., Fornel, R., Upham, N. S., Patterson B.D., and Freitas, T.R.O. The ecology of a continental evolutionary radiation: Is the radiation of sigmodontine rodents adaptive? Evolution 71: 610-632. Press: Evolution Digest.

2017. @Fabre, P.-H., Upham, N. S., Emmons, L. H., Justy, F., Leite, Y. L. R., Loss, A. C., Orlando, L., Tilak, M.-K., Patterson, B. D., and Douzery, E. J. P. Mitogenomic phylogeny, diversification, and biogeography of South American spiny rats. Molecular Biology and Evolution 34: 613–633.


2016. Lacher, T. E., Murphy, W. J., Rogan, J., Smith, A. T., and Upham, N. S. Evolution, phylogeny, ecology, and conservation of the clade Glires: Lagomorpha and Rodentia. Pp. 15-26 In: Handbook of the Mammals of the World: Volume 6. Lagomorphs and Rodents I. (D. E. Wilson, T.E. Lacher, Jr., and R. A. Mittermeier, eds.). Lynx Ediciones, Barcelona.


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. Press: Diario Austral.


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., Ojala-Barbour, R., Brito, J., Velazco, P. M., and @Patterson, B. D. Transitions between Andean and Amazonian centers of endemism in the radiation of some arboreal rodents. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:191. Highly accessed article (6000+ views). 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. Press: 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.


2017. Ceríaco, L. M. et al. and 490 signatories (incl Upham, N. S.) Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa 4196: 435-445.

2016. @Pérez, M. E., and @Upham, N. S. [Review] Mammals of South America, Volume 2: Rodents. Ameghiniana 53: 523-525.

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.

2006. Upham, N. S. Phylogeography of the dark kangaroo mouse, Microdipodops megacephalus. B.A. thesis, Occidental College, 35 pp.


Upham, N. S., Esselstyn, J. A., Jetz, W. Rates and drivers of species-level diversification in global Mammalia. for Science.

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