Betancur-R., R.*, D. Arcila*, R. Vari, L. Hughes, M. Sabaj, C. Oliveira & G. Ortí. Submitted. Testing conflicting hypotheses in phylogenomics: putting the freshwater fish order Characiformes back together again. *Equal contribution.

Ribeiro, E.D., A. Davis, R. A. Rivero-Vega, G. Ortí, & R. Betancur-R. Under review. Post-Cretaceous bursts of evolution along the benthic-pelagic axis in marine fishes.  

Hughes, L. et al. In press. Comprehensive phylogeny of ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii) based on transcriptomic and genomic data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

Zhong, B.* & Betancur-R., R.* In press. Expanded taxonomic sampling coupled with Gene Genealogy Interrogation provides unambiguous resolution for the evolutionary root of angiosperms. Genome Biology and Evolution: 9(11): 3154–3161. *Equal contribution. PDF.

Betancur-R., R., E. O. Wiley, G. Arratia, A. Acero, N. Bailly, M. Miya, G. Lecointre & G. Ortí. 2017. Phylogenetic classification of bony fishes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17(162): DOI: 10.1186/s12862-017-0958-3. PDF. Get the actual figures: Fig 1 & Fig 2.

Davis, A. & R. Betancur-R. 2017. Widespread ecomorphological convergence in multiple fish families spanning the marine-freshwater interface. Proceedings of the Royal Society series B. 284(1854). PDF. Featured in PNAS "Journal Club" analysis.

Arcila, D., G. Ortí, R. Vari, J. W. Armbruster, M. Stiassny, K. D. Ko, M. H. Sabaj, J. Lundberg, L. J. Revell R. Betancur-R. 2017. Genome-wide interrogation advances resolution of recalcitrant groups in the Tree of Life. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 0020. PDF & SupplementFeatured in "News and Views" about the paper by S. Mirarabnews outletin SpanishEl TiempoCiencia Cafe pa' Sumerce, UPR, Ciencia PRand "Behind the Paper" postFor a GGI tutorial see here. 

Sanciangco, M. D., K. Carpenter & R. Betancur-R. 2016. Phylogenetic placement of enigmatic percomorph families (Teleostei: Percomorphaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94(2016): 505-576. PDF.

A. Davis, P. Unmack, R. Vari & R. Betancur-R. 2016. Herbivory promotes dental disparification and macroevolutionary dynamics in grunters (Teleostei: Terapontidae), a freshwater adaptive radiation. The American Naturalist 187(3): 320-333. PDF.
R. Betancur-R.G. Ortí & A. Pyron. 2015. Fossil-based comparative analyses reveal ancient marine ancestry erased by extinction in ray-finned fishes. Ecology Letters 18: 441–450. PDF. Blog discussing the paper.

Arcila, D.*, A. Pyron, J. Tyler, G. Ortí & R. Betancur-R.*. 2015. An evaluation of fossil tip-dating versus node-age calibrations in tetraodontiform fishesMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 82(2015): 131-145. *Equal contribution. PDF.

Thompson, A.W., R. Betancur-R., H. López-Fernández & G. Ortí. 2014. A time-calibrated, multi-locus phylogeny of piranhas, pacus, and allies (Characiformes: Serrasalmidae) and a comparison of species tree methods. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 81(2014): 242-257. PDF.

Betancur-R., R. & G. Ortí. 2014. Molecular evidence for the monophyly of flatfishes (Carangimorpharia: Pleuronectiformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 73(2014): 18-22. PDF. 

Betancur-R., R.
G. Naylor & G. Ortí. 2014. Conserved genes, sampling error, and phylogenomic inference. Systematic Biology 63(2): 257-262PDF.

Betancur-R., R., C. Li, T. A Munroe, J. A. Ballesteros & G. Ortí. 2013. Addressing gene-tree discordance and non-stationarity to resolve a multi-locus phylogeny of the flatfishes (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes). Systematic Biology 62(5):763–785. PDF.

Betancur-R., R., R.E. Broughton, E.O. Wiley, K. Carpenter, J.A. Lopez, C. Li, N.I. Holcroft, D. Arcila, M. Sanciangco, J. Cureton, F. Zhang, T. Buser, M. Campbell, T. Rowley, J.A. Ballesteros, G. Lu, T. Grande, G. Arratia & G. Ortí. 2013. The tree of life and a new classification of bony fishes. PLoS Currents Tree of Life. Pub Med Version. Press releases: Science Dailye! Science NewsGWU, PLoS Blogs

Broughton, R.E., Betancur-R., R., C. Li, G. Arratia, & G. Ortí. 2013. Multi-locus phylogenetic analysis reveals the pattern and tempo of bony fish evolution. PLoS Currents Tree of Life.

Betancur-R., R.G. Ortí, A. M. Stein, A. P. Marceniuk & R. A. Pyron. 2012. Apparent signal of competition limiting diversification after ecological transitions from marine to freshwater habitats. Ecology Letters 15(8): 822-830. PDF & other files.

Betancur-R., R. A. Hines, A. Acero P., G. Ortí, A.E. Wilbur & D.W. Freshwater. 2011. Reconstructing the lionfish invasion: insights into Greater Caribbean biogeography. Journal of Biogeography 38: 1281-1293. PDF. Press release in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2011 9(6). PDF.

Li, C., Betancur-R., R.W. L. Smith & G. Ortí. Monophyly and interrelationships of Snook and Barramundi (Centropomidae sensu Greenwood) and five new markers for fish phylogenetics. 2011. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60 (2011): 463–471. PDF.

Betancur-R., R., A. Acero P., H. Duque-Caro & S. R. Santos. 2010. Phylogenetic and morphological analyses of a coastal fish reveal a marine biogeographic break of terrestrial origin in the Southern Caribbean. PLoS ONE 5(7): e11566. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011566 PDF. 

Betancur-R., R. 2010. Molecular phylogenetics supports multiple evolutionary transitions from marine to freshwater habitats in ariid catfishes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55(1): 249-258. PDF.

Betancur-R., R. & J.W. Armbruster. 2009. Molecular clocks provide new insights into the evolutionary history of galeichthyine sea catfishes. Evolution 63(5): 1232-1243. PDFMissing Appendix A from article here

Betancur-R., R. 2009. Molecular phylogenetics and evolutionary history of ariid catfishes revisited: a comprehensive sampling. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009 9: 175. Highly accessed paper. PDF.

Betancur-R., R., A. Acero P., E. Bermingham & R. Cooke. 2007. Systematics and biogeography of New World sea catfishes (Siluriformes: Ariidae) as inferred from mitochondrial, nuclear, and morphological evidence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45(1): 339–357. PDF.

Betancur-R., R. & P.W. Willink. 2007. A new freshwater ariid (Otophysi: Siluriformes) from the Río Usumacinta basin. Copeia 2007(4): 818–828. PDF.