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Betancur-R., R., E. O. Wiley, G. Arratia, A. Acero, M. Miya, G. Lecointre & G. OrtíPhylogenetic classification of bony fishes. Accepted with revision.

A. Davis & R. Betancur-R. Widespread ecomorphological convergence in multiple fish families spanning the marine-freshwater interface. Under review (second round). 

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. "News and Views" about the paper by S. Mirarabnews outletin Spanish and "Behind the Paper" postFor a GGI tutorial click 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. 

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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.