Ralf Britz

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Affiliation: The Natural History Museum
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetics and evolutionary diversification of labyrinth fishes (Perciformes: Anabantoidei)
    Lukas Rüber
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
    Syst Biol 55:374-97. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Ontogeny and homology of the skeletal elements that form the sucking disc of remoras (Teleostei, Echeneoidei, Echeneidae)
    Ralf Britz
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, SW75BD, UK
    J Morphol 273:1353-66. 2012
  3. pmc Spectacular morphological novelty in a miniature cyprinid fish, Danionella dracula n. sp
    Ralf Britz
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2179-86. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Osteology of Paedocypris, a miniature and highly developmentally truncated fish (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae)
    R Britz
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, UK
    J Morphol 270:389-412. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Ontogeny and homology of the claustra in otophysan Ostariophysi (Teleostei)
    Ralf Britz
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, UK
    J Morphol 267:909-23. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Occipito-vertebral fusion in ocean sunfishes (Teleostei: Tetraodontiformes: Molidae) and its phylogenetic implications
    Ralf Britz
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK
    J Morphol 266:74-9. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Leis' conundrum: homology of the clavus of the ocean sunfishes. 1. Ontogeny of the median fins and axial skeleton of Monotrete leiurus (Teleostei, Tetraodontiformes, Tetraodontidae)
    Ralf Britz
    Divison of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA
    J Morphol 266:1-10. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Leis' conundrum: homology of the clavus of the ocean sunfishes. 2. Ontogeny of the median fins and axial skeleton of Ranzania laevis (Teleostei, Tetraodontiformes, Molidae)
    G David Johnson
    Divison of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
    J Morphol 266:11-21. 2005
  9. pmc Evolution of miniaturization and the phylogenetic position of Paedocypris, comprising the world's smallest vertebrate
    Lukas Rüber
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 7:38. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary and biogeographic patterns of the Badidae (Teleostei: Perciformes) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data
    Lukas Rüber
    Departmento de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 32:1010-22. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetics and evolutionary diversification of labyrinth fishes (Perciformes: Anabantoidei)
    Lukas Rüber
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
    Syst Biol 55:374-97. 2006
    ..Molecular divergence time estimates support either a drift vicariance linked to the breakup of Gondwana or Late Mesozoic Early Tertiary dispersal from Africa to Asia or vice versa...
  2. doi request reprint Ontogeny and homology of the skeletal elements that form the sucking disc of remoras (Teleostei, Echeneoidei, Echeneidae)
    Ralf Britz
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, SW75BD, UK
    J Morphol 273:1353-66. 2012
    ..We also provide a historical review of previous studies on the homology of the echeneid sucking disc and demonstrate that the most recent hypotheses, published in 2002, 2005 and 2006, are erroneous...
  3. pmc Spectacular morphological novelty in a miniature cyprinid fish, Danionella dracula n. sp
    Ralf Britz
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2179-86. 2009
    ..dracula to form and pattern the odontoid processes. This new species represents a remarkable example linking progenetic paedomorphosis via heterochronic change in developmental timing to the evolution of morphological novelties...
  4. doi request reprint Osteology of Paedocypris, a miniature and highly developmentally truncated fish (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae)
    R Britz
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, UK
    J Morphol 270:389-412. 2009
    ..We hypothesize that the three genera form a monophyletic group. We further found that Paedocypris and Danionella share a number of uniquely derived characters pointing to a sister group relationship of the two...
  5. ncbi request reprint Ontogeny and homology of the claustra in otophysan Ostariophysi (Teleostei)
    Ralf Britz
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, UK
    J Morphol 267:909-23. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Occipito-vertebral fusion in ocean sunfishes (Teleostei: Tetraodontiformes: Molidae) and its phylogenetic implications
    Ralf Britz
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK
    J Morphol 266:74-9. 2005
    ..We conclude that the shared occipito-vertebral fusion in molids and ostraciids and its otherwise extremely rare occurrence among teleosts provide support for a sister-group relationship of the two families...
  7. ncbi request reprint Leis' conundrum: homology of the clavus of the ocean sunfishes. 1. Ontogeny of the median fins and axial skeleton of Monotrete leiurus (Teleostei, Tetraodontiformes, Tetraodontidae)
    Ralf Britz
    Divison of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA
    J Morphol 266:1-10. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Leis' conundrum: homology of the clavus of the ocean sunfishes. 2. Ontogeny of the median fins and axial skeleton of Ranzania laevis (Teleostei, Tetraodontiformes, Molidae)
    G David Johnson
    Divison of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
    J Morphol 266:11-21. 2005
    ..We thus conclude that the molid clavus is unequivocally formed by modified elements of the dorsal and anal fin and that the caudal fin is lost in molids...
  9. pmc Evolution of miniaturization and the phylogenetic position of Paedocypris, comprising the world's smallest vertebrate
    Lukas Rüber
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 7:38. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary and biogeographic patterns of the Badidae (Teleostei: Perciformes) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data
    Lukas Rüber
    Departmento de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 32:1010-22. 2004
    ..Our data, therefore, indicate a substantial role of vicariant-based speciation shaping the current distribution patterns of badids...
  11. ncbi request reprint Evolution of mouthbrooding and life-history correlates in the fighting fish genus Betta
    Lukas Rüber
    Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Evolution 58:799-813. 2004
    ..Our results thus challenge the general predictions of the "safe harbor" hypothesis for the evolution of alternative brood care forms in the fighting fish genus Betta...
  12. pmc Paedocypris, a new genus of Southeast Asian cyprinid fish with a remarkable sexual dimorphism, comprises the world's smallest vertebrate
    Maurice Kottelat
    Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Department of Biological Sciences, National Universityof Singapore, Singapore
    Proc Biol Sci 273:895-9. 2006
    ..Unfortunately, habitat destruction jeopardizes the survival of these fishes and thus opportunities for further research...