Bryan Lynn Stuart

Bryan Lynn Stuart, U.S. herpetologist.

  • Department of Zoology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
  • Field Museum, Department of Zoology, Division of Amphibians and Reptiles, Chicago, Illinois, United States.
  • Interested in biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. He is especially interested in patterns and processes of speciation in morphologically cryptic species complexes. Much of his current research is focused on Southeast Asia.

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  • Stuart, B., W. J. Croom Jr., and H. Heatwole. 1998. Hypersensitivity of some lizards to pilocarpine. Herpetological Review 29 (4): 223–224.


  • Stuart, B. L. and P. Davidson. 1999. Use of bomb craters by frogs in Laos. Herpetological Review 30(2): 72–73.


  • Chan-ard, T., B. L. Stuart, and W. Wüster 2000. First record of Indochinese Spitting Cobra Naja siamensis Laurenti (Serpentes: Elapidae) from Laos, with comments on the genus in the country. 2000. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 48: 149–152.
  • Stuart, B. L., J. Smith, K. Davey, Prom Din, and S. G. Platt. 2000. Homalopsine watersnakes: The harvest and trade from Tonle Sap, Cambodia. TRAFFIC Bulletin 18(3): 115–124.


  • Ananjeva, N. B. and B. L. Stuart. 2001. The agamid lizard Ptyctolaemus phuwuanensis Manthey and Nabhitabhata, 1991 from Thailand and Laos represents a new genus. Russian Journal of Herpetology 8(3): 165–170.


  • Hermann, H.-W., T. Ziegler, B. L. Stuart, and N. L. Orlov. 2002. New findings on the distribution, morphology, and natural history of Triceratolepidophis sieversorum (Serpentes: Viperidae). Herpetological Natural History 9(1): 89–94.
  • Stuart, B. L. and T. J. Papenfuss. 2002. A new salamander of the genus Paramesotriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Laos. Journal of Herpetology 36(2): 145–148 + color plate.
  • Murphy, J. C., H. K. Voris, B. L. Stuart, and S. G. Platt. 2002. Female reproduction in the Rainbow Water Snake, Enhydris enhydris (Serpentes, Colubridae, Homalopsinae). The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 1(2): 31–37.
  • Stuart, B. L., B. Hayes, Bui Huu Manh, and S. G. Platt. 2002. Status of crocodiles in the U Minh Thuong Nature Reserve, southern Vietnam. Pacific Conservation Biology 8(1): 62–65.


  • Stuart, B. L. and J. Thorbjarnarson. 2003. Biological prioritization of Asian countries for turtle conservation. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4(3): 642–647.
  • Platt, S. G., B. L. Stuart, Heng Sovannara, Long Kheng, Kalyar, and Heng Kimchay. 2003. Rediscovery of the critically endangered river terrapin, Batagur baska, in Cambodia, with notes on occurrence, reproduction, and conservation status. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4(3): 691–695.


  • Stuart, B. L. and J. F. Parham. 2004. Molecular phylogeny of the critically endangered Indochinese box turtle (Cuora galbinifrons). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31: 164–177.
  • Parham, J. F., B. L. Stuart, R. Bour, and U. Fritz. 2004. The evolutionary distinctiveness of the extinct Yunnan box turtle (Cuora yunnanensis) revealed by DNA from an old museum specimen. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B (Biology Letters Suppl.) 271: S391-394.
  • Kearney, M. and B. L. Stuart. 2004. Repeated evolution of limblessness and digging heads in worm lizards revealed by DNA from old bones. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 271: 1677–1683.
  • Platt, S. G., A. Resetar, and B. L. Stuart. 2004. Maximum clutch size of the American alligator. Florida Field Naturalist 32(3): 102–106.
  • Kalyabina-Hauf, S., N. B. Ananjeva, U. Joger, P. Lenk, R. W. Murphy, B. L. Stuart, N. L. Orlov, C. T. Ho, and M. Wink. 2004. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Acanthosaura (Agamidae). Current Herpetology 23(1): 7–16.
  • Stuart, B. L. and H. F. Heatwole. 2004. A new Philautus (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae) from northern Laos. Asiatic Herpetological Research 10: 17–21.
  • Stuart, B. L. and S. G. Platt. 2004. Recent records of turtles and tortoises from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Asiatic Herpetological Research 10: 129–150.
  • Malhotra, A., R. S. Thorpe, and B. L. Stuart. 2004. A morphometric analysis of Trimeresurus vogeli (David, Vidal and Pauwels, 2001), with new data on diagnostic characteristics, distribution, and natural history. Herpetological Journal 14: 65–77.
  • Stuart, B. L. 2004. The harvest and trade of reptiles at U Minh Thuong National Park, southern Viet Nam. TRAFFIC Bulletin 20(1): 25–34 [cover].
  • Lücking, R., B. L. Stuart, and H. T. Lumbsch. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships of Gomphillaceae and Asterothyriaceae: evidence from a combined Bayesian analysis of nuclear and mitochondrial sequences. Mycologia 96(2): 283–294.


  • Stuart, B. L. and R. H. Bain. 2005. Three new species of spinule-bearing frogs allied to Rana megatympanum Bain, Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov and Ho, 2003 from Laos and Vietnam. Herpetologica 61(4): 478–492.
  • Stuart, B. L., N. L. Orlov, and T. Chan-ard. 2005. A new cascade frog (Amphibia: Ranidae) from Laos and Vietnam. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 53(1): 125–131.
  • Bain, R. H. and B. L. Stuart. 2005. A new species of cascade frog (Amphibia: Ranidae) from Thailand, with new data on Rana banaorum and Rana morafkai. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 53(1): 3–16.
  • Stuart, B. L. and T. Chan-ard. 2005. Two new Huia (Amphibia: Ranidae) from Laos and Thailand. Copeia 2005(2): 279–289.
  • Diesmos, A. C., J. F. Parham, B. L. Stuart, and R. M. Brown. 2005. The phylogenetic position of the recently rediscovered Philippine forest turtle (Bataguridae: Heosemys leytensis). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 56(3): 31–41.
  • Stuart, B. L. 2005. New frog records from Laos. Herpetological Review 36(4): 473–479.


  • Stuart, B. L., R. F. Inger, and H. K. Voris. 2006. High level of cryptic species diversity revealed by sympatric lineages of Southeast Asian forest frogs. Biology Letters 2: 470–474.
  • Stuart, B. L., Y. Chuaynkern, T. Chan-ard, and R. F. Inger. 2006. Three new species of frogs and a new tadpole from eastern Thailand. Fieldiana, Zoology New Series 111: 1–19.
  • Parham, J. F., O. Türkozan, B. L. Stuart, M. Arakelyan, S. Shafei, J. R. Macey, Y. L. Werner, and T. J. Papenfuss. 2006. Genetic evidence for premature taxonomic inflation in Middle Eastern tortoises. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 57(3): 955–964.
  • Bain, R. H., B. L. Stuart, and N. L. Orlov. 2006. Three new Indochinese species of cascade frogs (Amphibia: Ranidae) allied to Rana archotaphus. Copeia 2006(1): 43–59.
  • Inger, R. F., R. B. Stuebing, and B. L. Stuart. 2006. The tadpole of Rana glandulosa Boulenger (Anura: Ranidae). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 54(2): 465–467.
  • Platt, S. G., Heng Sovannara, Long Kheng, B. L. Stuart, and J. Walston. 2006. Crocodylus siamensis along the Sre Ambel River, southern Cambodia: habitat, nesting, and conservation. Herpetological Natural History 9(2): 183–188.
  • Stuart, B. L., K. A. Dugan, M. W. Allard, and M. Kearney. 2006. Extraction of nuclear DNA from bone of skeletonized and fluid-preserved museum specimens. Systematics and Biodiversity 4(2): 133–136.
  • Stuart, B. L., K. Sok, and T. Neang. 2006. A collection of amphibians and reptiles from hilly eastern Cambodia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 54(1): 129–155.
  • Stuart, B. L. and D. A. Emmett. 2006. A collection of amphibians and reptiles from the Cardamom Mountains, southwestern Cambodia. Fieldiana, Zoology New Series 109: 1–27.
  • Stuart, B. L. 2006. A second specimen of Parahelicops annamensis Bourret, 1934 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae). Hamadryad 30(1-2): 167–171.
  • Stuart, B. L., H. F. Heatwole, and F. L. Tan. 2006. Record of the little-known Rana nigrotympanica Dubois, 1992 (Amphibia: Ranidae) from northern Laos. Hamadryad 30(1-2): 108–113.
  • Bain, R. H. and B. L. Stuart. 2006. Significant new records of the Junlian odorous frog, Odorrana junlianensis Huang, Fei, and Ye, 2001. Hamadryad 30(1-2): 151–156.


  • Stuart, B. L. and J. F. Parham. 2007. Recent hybrid origin of three rare Chinese turtles. Conservation Genetics 8: 169–175.
  • Stuart, B.L. & Chuaynkern, Y. 2007. A New Opisthotropis (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae) from Northeastern Thailand. Current Herpetology 26(1): 35–40. DOI: 10.3105/1345-5834(2007)26[35:ANOSCN]2.0.CO;2  . Reference page
  • Fong, J. J., J. F. Parham, H. Shi, B. L. Stuart, and R. L. Carter. 2007. A genetic survey of heavily exploited, endangered turtles (Mauremys mutica complex): caveats on the conservation value of trade animals. Animal Conservation 10: 452–460.
  • Keomany, S., M. Mayxay, P. Souvannasing, C. Vilayhong, B. L. Stuart, L. Srour, and P. N. Newton. 2007. Toad poisoning in Laos. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 77(5): 850–853.


  • Stuart, B. L. 2008. The phylogenetic problem of Huia (Amphibia: Ranidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 49–60.
  • Stuart, B. L. and U. Fritz. 2008. Historical DNA from type museum specimens clarifies diversity of Asian leaf turtles (Cyclemys). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 94: 131–141.
  • Parham, J. F., M. E. Outerbridge, B. L. Stuart, D. B. Wingate, H. Erlenkeuser, and T. J. Papenfuss. 2008. Introduced delicacy or native species? A natural origin of Bermudian terrapins supported by fossil and genetic data. Biology Letters 4(2): 216–219.
  • Alfaro, M. E., D. R. Karns, H. K. Voris, C. D. Brock, and B. L. Stuart. 2008. Phylogeny, evolutionary history, and biogeography of Oriental-Australian rear-fanged water snakes (Colubroidea: Homalopsidae) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 576–593.
  • Stuart, B. L. and H. Heatwole. 2008. Country records of snakes from Laos. Hamadryad 32(2): 174–183.
  • Heatwole, H. and B. L. Stuart. 2008. High densities of a “rare” skink. Herpetological Review 39(2): 169–170.


















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