Phillip Skipwith

Research Interests:
Selected Publications: 
  • Skipwith, P. L., Oliver, P. M. (In Review) To Each Their Own: An Ecomorphologically Diverse Australasian Gecko Radiation Reveals Idiosyncratic Phenotypic Diversification Decoupled from Speciation. Evolution.
  • Chang, L., Skipwith, P. L. (Accepted) Relatedness and the composition of communities over time: evaluating phylogenetic community structure in the late Cenozoic record of bivalves. Paleobiology.
  • Oliver, P. M., Jolly, J. C., Skipwith, P. L., Tedeschi, L. G., Gillespie, G. R. (2020) A new velvet gecko (Oedura: Diplodactylidae) from Groote Eylandt, Northern
    Territory; highlighting another overlooked hotspot of vertebrate endemism in Northern Australia. Zootaxa.​

·       Kuhn, A., Skipwith, P. L., Overcast, I. (2020) Digest: An emerging model system for understanding ecomorphological convergence. Evolution10.1111/evo.13935.

·       Skipwith, P. L., Oliver, P. M., Bi, K. (2019) Relicts and radiations: Phylogenomics of an Australasian lizard clade with east Gondwanan origins (Gekkota: Diplodactyloidea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

·       Rosauer D.F., Blom M.P.K., Bourke G., Catalano S., Donnellan S., Gillespie G., Mulder E., Oliver P.M., Potter S., Pratt R., Rabosky D.L., Skipwith, P.L., & Moritz, C. (2016) Phylogeographic hotspots and conservation priorities: an example from the Top End of Australia. Biological Conservation, 204, Part A: 83-93. 

·       Skipwith, P. L., Bauer, A.M., Jackman, T. R., Sadlier, R. A. (2016) Old but not ancient: coalescent species tree of New Caledonian geckos reflects recent post-inundation diversification. Journal of Biogeography43: 1266-1276.

·       Skipwith, P. L., Oliver, P. (2014) A new Gehyra (Gekkonidae: Reptilia) from New Guinea with caudal ornamentation. Zootaxa. 3827(1): 057–066. 

·       Peñalba, J. V., Smith, L. L., Tonione, M. A., Sass, C., Hykin, S. M., Skipwith, P. L., McGuire, J. A., Bowie, R. C. K., Moritz, C. (2014) Sequence Capture using PCR-generated Probes (SCPP): A cost-effective method of targeted high-throughput sequencing for non-model organisms. Molecular Ecology Resources. 14(5): 1000–1010. 

·       Skipwith, P. L., Jackman, T., Whitaker, A., Sadlier, R., Bauer, A.M. (2014) New data on Dierogekko (Squamata: Gekkota: Diplodactylidae), with the description of a new species from Île Baaba, Province Nord, New Caledonia. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. 204: 13-30. 

·       Oliver, P.M., Skipwith, P. L., Lee, M.S.Y. (2014) Crossing the line: increasing body size in a trans-Wallacean lizard radiation (Cyrtodactylus, Gekkota). Biology Letters. 10(10): 1-4. 

·       Richards, S., Astrongatt, S., Skipwith, P. L. (2013) Herpetofauana of the Mt. Panié and Roches de la Ouaième regions, New Caledonia. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment, 97-102.