Eli Greenbaum, U.S. herpetologist.

  • Associate Professor of Evolutionary Genetics in the Department of Biological Sciences at UTEP, Texas, United States
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  • Greenbaum, E., and J. L. Carr., 2001: Sexual differentiation in the spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera), a species with genetic sex determination. Journal of Experimental Zoology 290:190–200.


  • Greenbaum, E., 2002: A standardized series of embryonic stages for the emydid turtle Trachemys scripta. Canadian Journal of Zoology 80:1150–1170.
  • Greenbaum, E., and J. L. Carr., 2002: Staging criteria for embryos of the spiny softshell turtle, Apalone spinifera (Testudines: Trionychidae). Journal of Morphology 254:272–291.


  • Greenbaum, E., N. Galeva, and M. Jorgensen., 2003: Venom variation and chemoreception of the viperid Agkistrodon contortrix: evidence for adaptation? Journal of Chemical Ecology 29:1741–1755.


  • Greenbaum, E., J. L. Carr, and A. Almendáriz., 2004: Taxonomic status of Tantilla equatoriana Wilson and Mena 1980 (Serpentes: Colubridae). The Southwestern Naturalist 49:457–464.
  • Greenbaum, E., 2004: A new species of Bolitoglossa (Amphibia: Caudata: Plethodontidae) from montane forests in Guatemala and El Salvador. Journal of Herpetology 38:411–421.
  • Greenbaum, E., and M. Jorgensen., 2004: Envenomated-invertebrate prey preference of Agkistrodon contortrix (Serpentes: Viperidae) during strike-induced chemosensory searching. Amphibia-Reptilia 25:165–172.
  • Greenbaum, E., 2004: The influence of prey-scent stimuli on predatory behavior of the North American copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix (Serpentes: Viperidae). Behavioral Ecology 15:345–350.


  • Greenbaum, E., and O. Komar., 2005: Threat assessment and conservation prioritization of the herpetofauna of El Salvador. Biodiversity and Conservation 14:2377–2395.
  • Greenbaum, E., 2005: Systematics of West African skinks in the Chalcides thierryi group: composition, distribution, and redescription of types. African Journal of Herpetology 54:17–29.
  • Greenbaum, E., and J. L. Carr., 2005: The herpetofauna of Upper Niger National Park, Guinea, West Africa. Scientific Papers, Natural History Museum, The University of Kansas 37:1–21.
  • Sheil, C. A., and E. Greenbaum., 2005: Reconsideration of skeletal development of Chelydra serpentina (Reptilia: Testudinata: Chelydridae): evidence for intraspecific variation. Journal of Zoology, London 265:235–267.


  • Bauer, A. M., T. Jackman, E. Greenbaum, and T. J. Papenfuss., 2006: Confirmation of the occurrence of Hemidactylus robustus Heyden, 1827 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in Iran and Pakistan. Zoology in the Middle East 39:59–62.
  • Greenbaum, E., A. C. Campbell, and C. J. Raxworthy., 2006: A revision of sub-Saharan Chalcides (Squamata: Scincidae), with redescriptions of two East African species. Herpetologica 62:71–89.


  • Greenbaum, E., A. M. Bauer, and T. R. Jackman., 2007: Homopholis and Blaesodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) revisited: new insights from a molecular phylogeny. African Journal of Herpetology 56:101–114.
  • Jackman, T. R., A. M. Bauer, E. Greenbaum, M. Vences, and F. Glaw., 2007: Molecular phylogenetic relationships among species of the Malagasy-Comoran gecko genus Paroedura (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46:74–81.
  • Greenbaum, E., A. M. Bauer, T. R. Jackman, M. Vences, and F. Glaw., 2007: A phylogeny of the enigmatic Madagascan geckos of the genus Uroplatus (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 1493:41–51.
  • Pramuk, J. B., M. J. Grose, A. L. Clarke, E. Greenbaum, E. Bonaccorso, J. M. Guayasamin, A. H. Smith, B. W. Benz, B. R. Harris, E. Siegfreid, Y. R. Reid, N. Holcroft, and E. O. Wiley., 2007: Phylogeny of finescale shiners of the genus Lythrurus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) inferred from four mitochondrial genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42:287–297.
  • Bauer, A. M., T. R. Jackman, E. Greenbaum, and T. J. Papenfuss., 2007: First record of Lepidodactylus lugubris in Suriname. Applied Herpetology 4:84–85.
  • Herrera, N., V. Henríquez, and E. Greenbaum., 2007: New department and country records for amphibians and reptiles from El Salvador. Herpetological Review 38:222–226.
  • Bauer, A. M., A. De Silva, E. Greenbaum, and T. R. Jackman., 2007: A new species of day gecko from high elevation in Sri Lanka, with a preliminary phylogeny of Sri Lankan Cnemaspis (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae). Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Zoologische Reihe 83 (Sonderheft):22–32.




  • Heinicke, M.P., Greenbaum, E., Jackman, T.R. & Bauer, A.M. 2010. Molecular Phylogenetics of Pacific Nactus (Squamata: Gekkota: Gekkonidae)and the Diphyly of Australian Species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. Series 4 61(17): 633–646. Reference page
  • Bauer, A. M., T. R. Jackman, E. Greenbaum, A. de Silva, V. B. Giri, and I. Das., 2010: Molecular evidence for the taxonomic status of Hemidactylus brookii group taxa (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Herpetological Journal 20:129–138.
  • Bauer, A. M., T. R. Jackman, E. Greenbaum, V. B. Giri, and A. de Silva., 2010: South Asia supports a major endemic radiation of Hemidactylus geckos. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57:343–352.




  • Eli Greenbaum, Frank Portillo, Chifundera Kusamba, 2012: Systematics of the poorly known treefrog Leptopelis fiziensis (Anura: Arthroleptidae), with a description of its call. African journal of herpetology, 61(2), 113-127.
  • Heinicke, M. P., E. Greenbaum, T. R. Jackman, and A. M. Bauer. 2012: Evolution of gliding in Southeast Asian geckos and other vertebrates is temporally congruent with dipterocarp forest development. Biology Letters 8:994–997.
  • de Sá, R. O., J. W. Streicher, R. Selenkoyela, M. C. Forlani, S. P. Loader, E. Greenbaum, S. Richards, and C. F. B. Haddad. 2012: Molecular phylogeny of microhylid frogs (Anura: Microhylidae) with emphasis on relationships among New World genera. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:241 (21 pp).
  • Anderson*, C. G., and E. Greenbaum., 2012: Phylogeography of northern populations of the black-tailed rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus Baird and Girard, 1853), with the revalidation of C. ornatus Hallowell, 1854. Herpetological Monographs 26:19–57.
  • Greenbaum, E., and C. Kusamba., 2012: Conservation implications following the rediscovery of four frog species from the Itombwe Natural Reserve, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Herpetological Review 43:253–259.
  • Gamble, T., E. Greenbaum, T. R. Jackman, A. P. Russell, and A. M. Bauer. 2012: Repeated evolution of adhesive toepads in geckos. PLoS ONE 7:e39429.
  • Wagner, P., E. Greenbaum, and A. M. Bauer. 2012: A new species of the Acanthocercus atricollis (Squamata: Agamidae) complex from Zambia. Salamandra 48:21–30.
  • Greenbaum, E., Stanley, E.L., Kusamba, C., Moninga, W.M., Goldberg, S.R. & Bursey, C.R. 2012. A new species of Cordylus (Squamata: Cordylidae) from the Marungu Plateau of south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. African Journal of Herpetology 61(1): 14–39. DOI: 10.1080/21564574.2012.666505   Reference page
  • Oliver, P.M., Bauer, A.M., Greenbaum, E., Jackman, T. & Hobbie, T. 2012. Molecular phylogenetics of the arboreal Australian gecko genus Oedura Gray 1842 (Gekkota: Diplodactylidae): Another plesiomorphic grade? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63(2): 255–264. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.12.013   Reference page
  • Greenbaum, E., K. A. Tolley, A. Joma*, and C. Kusamba. 2012: A new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Kinyongia) from the northern Albertine Rift, Central Africa. Herpetologica 68:60–75.


  • Greenbaum, E., U. Sinsch, E. Lehr, F. Valdez, and C. Kusamba. 2013: Phylogeography of the reed frog Hyperolius castaneus (Anura: Hyperoliidae) from the Albertine Rift of Central Africa: Implications for taxonomy, biogeography and conservation. Zootaxa 3731: 473–494.





















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