Publications

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Yang, C., J. Zhao, R. Diaz, and N. Lyo. 2019. Development of sexual dimorphism in two sympatric skinks with different growth rates. Ecology and Evolution.
  2. R. E. Diaz, Jr, N. A. Shylo, D. Roellig, M. Bronner and P. A. Trainor. 2019. Filling in the phylogenetic gaps: induction, migration and differentiation of neural crest cells in a squamates reptile, the veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus). Developmental Dynamics https://doi.org/10.1002/dvdy.38 [Journal Cover Image].
  3. Pinto, B. J., D. C. Card, T. A. Castoe, R. E. Diaz, Jr.,  S. V. Nielsen, P. A. Trainor and T. Gamble. 2019. The transcriptome of the veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus): a resource for studying the evolution and development of vertebrates. Developmental Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1002/dvdy.20
  4. Diaz, Jr., R. E. and P. A. Trainor. 2018. An integrative view of Lepidosaur cranial anatomy, development and diversification in Heads, Jaws, and Muscles: Anatomical, Functional, and Developmental Diversity in Chordate Evolution, Chapter 9. Eds: Janine M. Ziermann, Raul E. Diaz, Jr., Rui Diogo. Springer Publishers: Fascinating Life Sciences Series.
  5. Nielsen, S. V., J. L. Banks, R. E. Diaz, jr., P. A. Trainor, and T. Gamble. 2018. Dynamic sex chromosomes in old world chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13242 [Journal Cover Image].
  6. Diaz, Jr., R. E., F. Bertocchini, and P. Trainor. 2017. Lifting the veil on reptile embryology: the veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) as a model system to study reptilian development. In Avian and Reptilian Developmental Biology (Methods in Molecular Biology, Volume 1650), pp. 269-284. [Book Cover Image].
  7. Molnar, J. L., R. E. Diaz, Jr., T. Skorka, G. Dagliyan, and R. Diogo. 2017. Comparative musculoskeletal anatomy of chameleon limbs, with implications for the evolution of arboreal locomotion in lizards and for teratology. Journal of Morphology DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20708 (One of top downloads in recent history for journal)
  8. Diogo, R, G. Guinard and R. E. Diaz. 2016. Dinosaurs, chameleons, humans and Evolutionary Developmental Pathology: linking Étienne Geoffroy St. Hilaire, Waddington’s homeorhesis, Alberch’s logic of monsters, and Goldschmidt’s hopeful monsters. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution (invited for special issue: Developmental Evolution in Biomedical Research; One of top downloads in recent history for journal)
  9. Diaz, R. E., Jr. and P. A. Trainor. 2015. Hand/foot splitting and the ‘re-evolution’ of mesopodial skeletal elements during the evolution and radiation of chameleons. BMC Evolutionary Biology [Previously ranked at #1 in most views with 3,491; Press Release by BMC and profiled in the New York Times, Phys.org, LiveScience.com, IFLScience.com, ScienceDaily.com]
  10. Diaz, R. E., Jr., C. A. Anderson, D. Baumann, D. Jewell, R. Kupronis, C. Piraquive, J. Schieszer, K. Winter and P. A. Trainor. 2015. The Veiled Chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus: A model for studying reptile bodyplan development and evolution. To Emerging Model Organisms, Cold Spring Harbor Press [Journal Cover Image].
  11. Diaz, R. E., Jr., C. A. Anderson, D. Baumann, D. Jewell, R. Kupronis, C. Piraquive, J. Schieszer, K. Winter and P. A. Trainor. 2015. Protocol: Captive care, raising and breeding of the Veiled Chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus. Emerging Model Organisms, Cold Spring Harbor Press. [Journal Cover Image].
  12. Dominguez, M. and R. E. Diaz, Jr. 2015. Resurrection and Redescription of the Typhlops silus Legler, 1959 from Cuba (Scolecophidia, Typhlopidae). Journal of Herpetology 49(2): 325-331.
  13. Stower, M., Diaz, R, White Crother, M., Crother, B., Marco, A., Trainor, P., Srinivas, S., Bertocchini, F. 2015. Bi-modal strategy of gastrulation in reptiles. Developmental Dynamics. June 19 doi: 10.1002/dvdy.24300.
  14. Young, N.M., Hu, D., Lainoff, A.J., Smith, F., Diaz, R., Tucker, A.S., Trainor, P.A., Schneider, R.A., Hallgrímsson, B., Marcucio, R.S. 2014. Embryonic bauplans and the developmental origins of facial diversity and constraint. Development 141(5). [Journal Cover Image].
  15. R. Browne, H. Li, Z. Wang, S. Okada, P. Hime, A. McMillan, H. Merideth, L. Gang, M. Wu, T. Johnson, R. Diaz, Z. Hongxing. 2013. The Giant Salamanders (Cryptobranchidae): Part B. Range, Ecology, Behaviour, Reproduction. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 5(4): 30-50.
  16. R. Browne, H. Li, Z. Wang, S. Okada, P. Hime, A. McMillan, H. Merideth, L. Gang, M. Wu, T. Johnson, R. Diaz, Z. Hongxing. 2012. The Giant Salamanders (Cryptobranchidae): Part A. Conservation Biology. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 5(4): 17-29 (e54).
  17. Bhatt, S., R. Diaz, P. Trainor. 2013. Signals and switches in mammalian Neural Crest Cell development. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology 5(2). [Journal Cover Image].
  18. Rödel, M-O., M. F. Barej, A. Hillers, A. D. Leaché, N. G. Kouamé, C. Ofori-Boateng, N. E. Assemian, B. Tohé, J. Penner, M. Hirschfeld, J. Doumbia, L. N. Gonwouo, J. Nopper, C. Brede, R. Diaz, M. K. Fujita, M. Gil, G. H. Segniagbeto, R. Ernst, and L. Sandberger. 2012. The genus Astylosternus in the Upper Guinea rainforsts, West Africa, with the description of a new species (Amphibia: Anura: Arthroleptidae). Zootaxa,3245:1-29.
  19. Trueb, L., R. Diaz and D. Blackburn. 2011. Osteology and chondrocranial morphology of Gastrophryne carolinensis (Anura: Microhylidae), with a review of the osetological diversity of New World microhylids. Phyllomedusa 10(2): 99-135.
  20. Domínguez, M. and R. E. Díaz. 2011. Anguis lumbricalis Linnaeus, 1758 and Anguis jamaicencis Shaw, 1802 (currently Typhlops lumbricalis and Typhlops jamaicencis) (Reptilia, Serpentes): proposed conservation of usage of the specific names by the designation of neotypes for both species. The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 68(3):197-203.
  21. Domínguez, M. and Díaz, R. E.,Jr. 2011. Taxonomy of the Blind Snakes Associated with Typhlops lumbricalis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Scolecophidia, Typhlopidae) from the Bahamas Islands and Cuba. Herpetologica: June 2011, Vol. 67, No. 2, pp. 194-211.
  22. Leaché, A. D., Rödel, M-O, Linkem, C. W., Diaz, R. E., Hillers, A., and M. K. Fujita. 2006. Biodiversity in a forest island: Reptiles and amphibians of the West African Togo Hills. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, 4:22-45.
  23. Rödel, M-O, Gil, M., Agyei, A. C., Leaché, A. D., Diaz, R. E., Fujita, M. K.,and R. Ernst. 2005.  The amphibians of the forested parts of south-western Ghana. Salamandra 41:107-127.
  24. Diaz, R.E., M. T. Leong, N. S. Yaakob, and L. L. Grismer. 2004. A New Species of Dibamus (Squamata: Dibamidae) from West Malaysia. Asiatic Herpetological Research 10:1-7.
  25. Diaz, R.E.,S. Guerrero, C. Ledbetter, S. Newbold. 2003.  Natural History Notes: Feeding behavior of Ptyas carinatus. Herpetological Review 34(4): 377.
  26. Grismer, L. L., N. S. Yaakob, L. B. Liat, T. M. Leong, I. Das, R. A. Sosa, J. L. Grismer, K. M. Crane, R. E. Diaz, S. V. Figueroa, C. A. Ledbetter, S. C. Newbold, S. R. Newbold, C. P. Patel, J. Castro, R. A. Escobar III, S. Guerrero, J. W. Pinedo, P. E. Jones, and H. Kaiser. 2001b.  Report on the herpetofauna of Pulau Tulai, West Malaysia. Hamadryad 26: 369-371.
  27. Grismer, L. L., N. S. Yaakob, L. B. Liat, T. M. Leong, I. Das, R. A. Sosa, J. L. Grismer, K. M. Crane, R. E. Diaz, S. V. Figueroa, C. A. Ledbetter, S. C. Newbold, S. R. Newbold, C. P. Patel, J. Castro, R. A. Escobar III, S. Guerrero, J. W. Pinedo, and H. Kaiser. 2001a.  First report on the herpetofauna of Pulau Aur, Johor, West Malaysia. Hamadryad 26: 350-353.
  28. Kaiser, H. and R. E. Diaz. 2001. Natural History Note on Tropidurus plica fighting behavior.  Herpetological Review 32: 260.
  29. Kaiser, H. and R. E. Diaz. 2001. Natural History Note on Thecadactylus rapicauda territorial behavior. Herpetological Review 32: 259.
  30. Diaz, R.E. 2000. Book Review: Reptiles and Amphibians of the Maya World, by Julian C. Lee.  Herpetological Natural History 7(2): 187-188.

Books

Heads, Jaws, and Muscles: Anatomical, Functional, and Developmental Diversity in Chordate Evolution. Janine M. Ziermann, Raul E. Diaz, Jr., Rui Diogo. Springer Publishers: Fascinating Life Sciences Series.