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Complex patterns of ecological and molecular divergence among snakes underscore a pseudocongruent biogeographic history of taxa at the Florida peninsula. Alexander D. McKelvy and Frank T. Burbrink. In Prep
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Separating the effects of ecological and strict vicariant divergence in the yellow-bellied kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster) at two North American biodiversity hotspots. Alexander D. McKelvy and Frank T. Burbrink. In Review

Burbrink FT, McKelvy AD, Pyron RA, Myers EA (2015) Predicting community structure in snakes on Eastern Nearctic islands using ecological neutral theory and phylogenetic methods. Proc. R. Soc. B 282, 20151700.

Chen X, McKelvy AD, Grismer LL, Matsui M, Nishikawa K, Burbrink FT (2014) The phylogenetic position and taxonomic status of the Rainbow Tree Snake Gonyophis margaritatus (Peters, 1871)(Squamata: Colubridae). Zootaxa 3881, 532-548.

McKelvy AD, Figueroa A, Lewis TR (2013) First record of ophiophagy in the widely distributed snake Leptodeira septentrionalis (Kennicott, 1859)(Ophidia, Colubridae). Herpetology Notes 6, 177-178.



Hemidactylus frenatus, (Common House Gecko) Bicephaly. Alexander D. McKelvy and Storm Koshiba. Herpetological Review - 45(3) September 2014.

Pituophis melanoleucus, (Pinesnake) Geographic Distribution. Alexander D. McKelvy and Alex Figueroa. Herpetological Review 45(1): March 2014.

Drymarchon couperi, (Eastern Indigo Snake) Geographic Distribution. Alexander D. McKelvy, Matt Elliot and Dirk Stevenson. Herpetological Review 44(4): December 2013.

Plestiodon fasciatus, (Common Five Lined Skink) Bifurcation. Alexander D. McKelvy and Chris Stark. Herpetological Review 43(1): March 2012.

Gekko monarchus, (Warty House Gecko) Bifurcation. Alexander D. McKelvy and Ashley O. McKelvy. Herpetological Review. 43(1): March 2012.

Pantherophis gloydi, (Eastern Foxsnake) Reproduction - Clutch Size. Alexander D. McKelvy and Kile R. Kucher. Herpetological Review.43(1): March 2012.

Grants Awarded:

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant. Richard Gilder Graduate School. 2013.$2,695
CUNY Doctoral Students Research Grant Program Competition #7. 2012 $1,500
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant. Richard Gilder Graduate School. 2011.$1,815

Ongoing Field Work I'm Directly Involved in:

Costa Rica - Global Diversification of Snakes (January 2012 - Present)

Southeastern United States Tissue Collection (Spring 2011-Present)

SE Asia Diversification (2011 - Present)

Species Discovery Project (Link)

Email me if you are interested in any tissues.