REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS (32) - R. Betancur-R. 

**Featured in the journal list of the Nature Index (top 82 scientific journals)




Arcila, D., L. C  Hughes, F. Melendez, C. C. Baldwin, W. White, K. Carpenter, J. T.  Williams, D. M. Santos, J. Pogonoski, M. Miya, G. Ortí R. Betancur-R. Testing the utility of alternative metrics of branch support to resolve the ancient evolutionary radiation of tunas, stromateoids, and allies (Teleostei: Pelagiaria). Under review. Systematic Biology.












Medeiros, A. P.* & R. Betancur-R.* Does genome size increase with depth in marine fishes? Under revision. *Equal contribution.













Rincon-Sandoval, M.*, E. Duarte-Ribeiro*, A. M. Davis, A. Santaquiteria, L. C. Hughes, C. C.  Baldwin, L. Soto-Torres, H. J. Walker, K. E. Carpenter, M. Sheaves, G. Ortí, D. Arcila, &  R. Betancur-R.* Evolutionary determinism and convergence associated with water-column transitions in marine fishes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Under revision. *Equal contribution.











Hughes, L.C. , G. Ortí, J. Enk, H. Saad, C. Li , W.T. White, C. Baldwin, D. Arcila, R. & Betancur-R. Accepted. Exon probe sets and bioinformatics pipelines for all levels of fish phylogenomics. Molecular Ecology Resources. BioRxiv preprint PDF.










Hughes, L.C., Y. Cardozo, J. Sommer, R. Cifuentes, M. Cuello, G.M. Somoza, M. González-Castro, L.R. Malabaraba, V. Cussac, E.M. Habit, R. Betancur-R. & G. Ortí. 2020. Biogeography, habitat transitions and hybridization in a radiation of South American silverside fishes revealed by mitochondrial and genomic RAD data. Molecular Ecology 2020 (00):1–14. PDF.









Rincon-Sandoval, M.*, Betancur-R., R.* & J. Maldonado-Ocampo. 2019. Comparative phylogeography of trans-Andean freshwater fishes based on genome-wide nuclear and mitochondrial markers. Molecular Ecology 28 (5): 1096-1115. *Equal contribution. PDF.









**Pedraza-Marrón, C.R.* R. da Silva, J. Deeds, S.M. Van Belleghem, A. Mastretta-Yanes, O. Domínguez-Domínguez, R.A. Rivero-Vega, L. Lutackas, D. Murie, D. Parkyn, L. Bullock, K. Foss, H. Ortiz-Zuazaga, J. Narváez-Barandica, A. Acero, G. Gomes & Betancur-R., R.* 2019. Genomics overrules mitochondrial DNA, siding with morphology on a controversial case of species delimitation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286 (1900)*Equal contribution. PDF.






Betancur-R., R.*, D. Arcila*, R. Vari, L. Hughes, C. Oliveira, M. Sabaj G. Ortí. 2018. Phylogenomic incongruence, hypothesis testing, and taxonomic sampling: the monophyly of characiform fishes. Evolution: doi:10.1111/evo.13649. *Equal contribution. PDF. Evolution Digest article on the study by Montero-Mendieta and Dheer (2019) here. Also featured in ANSP news.








**Ribeiro, E.D., A. Davis, R. A. Rivero-Vega, G. Ortí, & R. Betancur-R. 2018. Post-Cretaceous bursts of evolution along the benthic-pelagic axis in marine fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: 285, 20182010PDF.









**Hughes, L.C., G. Ortí, Y. Huang, Y. Sun, C.C. Baldwin, A.W. Thompson, D. Arcila, R. Betancur-R., C. Li, L. Becker et al. 2018. Comprehensive phylogeny of ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii) based on transcriptomic and genomic data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201719358. PDFSupplement. PNAS comment by M. Alfaro.
 






Zhong, B.* & Betancur-R., R.* 2017. 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 Tiempo, Ciencia Cafe pa' Sumerce, UPR, Ciencia PRand "Behind the Paper" post. For 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.











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.