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Murphy T. G., West J. A.*, Pham T. T.*, Cevallos L. M.*, Simpson, R. K.*, Tarvin K. A. (in press). Same trait, different receiver response: Unlike females, male American goldfinches do not signal status with bill color. In press, Animal Behaviour.


Pham T. T.*, Queller P. S.*, Tarvin, K. A., Murphy T. G. (2014). Honesty of a dynamic female aggressive status signal: baseline testosterone relates to bill color in female American goldfinches. Journal of Avian Biology 45:22–28. PDF


Cook E. G.*, Murphy T. G., Johnson M. A. (2013). Colorful displays signal male quality in a tropical anole lizard. Naturwissenschaften 100:993-996. PDF


Rosenthal M.F.*, Murphy T.G., Darling N., Tarvin K.A. (2012) Ornamental bill color rapidly signals changing condition. Journal of Avian Biology 43:553–564. PDF


Tarvin K. A., Murphy T. G. (2012). It isn’t always sexy when both are bright and shiny: considering alternatives to sexual selection in elaborate monomorphic species. Ibis 154:439-443. (invited commentary) PDF


Kelly R. J.*^, Murphy T. G.^, Tarvin K. A., and Burness G. (2012). Carotenoid-based ornaments of female and male American goldfinches (Spinus tristis) show sex-specific correlations with immune function and metabolic rate. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 85:348-363. ^authors contributed equally PDF


Murphy T. G., Pham T. T.* (2012). Condition and brightness of structural blue-green: motmot tail-racket brightness is related to speed of feather growth in males, but not in females. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106:673-681. PDF


Hall Z.*, MacDougall-Shackleton S.A., Osorio-Beristain M., Murphy T.G. (2010). Male bias in the song control system despite female bias in song rate in streak-backed orioles (Icterus pustulatus). Brain, Behavior and Evolution 76:168-175. PDF


Murphy T. G., Rohwer V. G.*, Scholes E. (2010). Breeding biology and longevity of Russet-crowned Motmots in central Mexico. Journal of Field Ornithology 81:13-16. PDF


Murphy T. G. (2010). Tail-racket removal increases hematocrit in male turquoise-browed motmots. Journal of Ornithology 151:241-245. PDF


Murphy T. G., Rosenthal M. F.*, Montgomerie R., Tarvin K. A. (2009). Female American goldfinches use carotenoid-based bill coloration to signal status. Behavioral Ecology 20:1348–1355. PDF


Murphy T. G., Hernández-Muciño D.*, Osorio-Beristain M., Montgomerie R., Omland K. E. (2009). Carotenoid-based status signaling by females in the tropical streak-backed oriole. Behavioral Ecology 20:1000-1006. PDF


Price J. J., Yunes-Jiménez L.*, Osorio-Beristain M., Omland K. E., Murphy T. G. (2008). Sex-role reversal in song? Females sing more frequently than males in the streak-backed oriole. Condor 110:387–392. PDF


Murphy T. G. (2008). Lack of assortative mating for tail, body size, or condition in the elaborate monomorphic Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa). Auk 125: 11–19. (cover article) PDF


Murphy T. G. (2008). Display of an inedible prop as a signal of aggression? Adaptive significance of leaf-display by the turquoise-browed motmot, Eumomota superciliosa. Ethology 114: 16-21. PDF


Couri M. S., Murphy T. G., Hoebeke R. (2007). Philornis fasciventris (Wulp) (Diptera: Muscidae): Description of the male, larva and puparium, with notes on biology and host association. Neotropical Entomology 36: 889-893. PDF


Murphy T. G. (2007). Dishonest ‘preemptive’ pursuit-deterrent signal? Why the turquoise-browed motmot wags its tail before feeding nestlings. Animal Behaviour 73: 965-970. PDF


Murphy T. G. (2007). Racketed-tail of the male and female turquoise-browed motmot: male but not female tail length correlates with pairing success, performance, and reproductive success. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 911-918. PDF


Murphy T. G. (2007). Lack of melanized keratin and barbs that fall off: How the racketed tail of the turquoise-browed motmot Eumomota superciliosa is formed. Journal of Avian Biology 38: 139-143. PDF

Murphy T. G. (2006). Predator-elicited visual signal: Why the turquoise-browed motmot wag-displays its racketed tail. Behavioral Ecology 17: 547-553. PDF (click to see videos of wag-display)

Moran N. A., Kaplan M. E., Gelsey M. J., Murphy T. G., Scholes E. (1999). Phylogenetics and evolution of the aphid genus Uroleucon based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Systematic Entomology 24: 85-93. PDF







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