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Fu, H. Y., M. Su, A. Margaritescu, S. Claramunt. In review. A new method for estimating the total wing area of birds.

Hong, M. & S. Claramunt. In review. Adaptations for migratory flight efficiency in eastern and western North American Wood-warblers.

Lowi-Merri, T. M., Z. M. Bochenski, K. Wertz, S. Claramunt. In review. Total-evidence dating produces novel insights into the phylogenetic affinities of fossil Passeriformes.


Lowi-Merri, T. M. , O. E. Demuth, J. Benito, D. J. Field, R. B.J. Benson, S. Claramunt, D. C. Evans. 2023. Reconstructing locomotor ecology of extinct avialans: a case study of Ichthyornis comparing sternum morphology and skeletal proportions. Proceeding of the Royal Society B 290: 2022020.

Chu, J. J., & S. Claramunt. 2023. Determinants of natal dispersal distances in North American birds. Ecology and Evolution 13(2): e9789.

Paradis, E., S. Claramunt, J. W. Brown & K. Schliep 2023. Confidence intervals in molecular dating by maximum likelihood. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 178.


Claramunt, S. 2022. CladeDate: calibration information generator for divergence time estimation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 13(11): 2331-2338.

Montoya, P., C. D. Cadena, S. Claramunt & D. A. Duchêne 2022. Environmental niche and flight intensity are associated with molecular evolutionary rates in a large avian radiation. BMC Ecology and Evolution 22(95):1-10.

Claramunt, S., M. Hong & A. Bravo. 2022. The effect of flight efficiency on gap-crossing ability in Amazonian forest birds. Biotropica 54(4):860-868.

Naka, L. N., B. M. da Silva Costa, G. Rodrigues Lima & S. Claramunt. 2022. Riverine barriers as obstacles to dispersal in Amazonian birds. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10: 846975.

Claramunt, S., J. Aldabe, I. Etchevers, A. S. Di Giacomo, C. Kopuchian & C. M. Milensky. 2022. Distribution, migratory behavior, and conservation of Asthenes hudsoni (Furnariidae): a grassland specialist from the humid Pampas. Avian Conservation & Ecology 17(1):25. Media

Weeks, B. C., B. K. O’Brien, C. Sheard, S. Claramunt, J. J. Chu & J. A. Tobias. 2022. Flight efficiency predicts natal dispersal distance and aerial lifestyle in birds. Functional Ecology 36:1681–1689.

Tobias, J. A., C. Sheard, A. L. Pigot, A. J. M. Devenish, J. Yang, F. Sayol, M. H. C. Neate-Clegg, N. Alioravainen, T. L. Weeks, R. A. Barber, P. A. Walkden, H. E. A. MacGregor, S. E. I. Jones, C. Vincent, A. G. Phillips, N. M. Marples, F. A. Montaño-Centellas, V. Leandro-Silva, S. Claramunt, et al. 2022. AVONET: morphological, ecological and geographical data for all birds. Ecology Letters 25(3): 581-597. Media


Claramunt, S. 2021. Flight efficiency explains differences in natal dispersal distances in birds. Ecology 102(9): e03442. Media

Lowi-Merri, T., R. Benson, S. Claramunt & D. Evans. 2021. The relationship between sternum variation and mode of locomotion in birds. BMC Biology 19:165. Media

O’Neill, J. P., B. Walker, S. Claramunt, L. A. Alamía, S. Salazar, T. Mark, M. Sánchez, D. C. Schmitt, C. G. Schmitt, C. J. Schmitt, F. Takano & A. Urbay. 2021. An ornithological survey of the southern Cordillera del Cóndor including the first record of Jocotoco Antpitta (Grallaria ridgelyi) for Peru. Boletín de la Unión de Ornitólogos del Perú 16 (1): 36-56.


Harvey, M. G., G. A. Bravo, S. Claramunt, A. M. Cuervo, G. E. Derryberry, J. Battilana, G. F. Seeholzer, J. Shearer McKay, B. C. O’Meara, B. C. Faircloth, S. V. Edwards, J. Pérez-Emán, R. G. Moyle, F. H. Sheldon, A. Aleixo, B. T. Smith, R. T. Chesser, L. F. Silveira, J. Cracraft, R. T. Brumfield & E. P. Derryberry. 2020. The evolution of a tropical biodiversity hotspot. Science 370(6522):1343-1348. Media

Feng, S., J. Stiller, Y. Deng, J. Armstrong, Q. Fang, A. H. Reeve, D. Xie, G. Chen, C. Guo, B. C. Faircloth, B. Petersen, …(25 authors), S. Claramunt, … (111 authors), B. Paten & G. Zhang. 2020. Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics. Nature 587(7833):252-257. Media

Sheard, C., M. H. C. Neate-Clegg, N. Alioravainen, S. E. I. Jones, C. Vincent, H. E. A. MacGregor, T. P. Bregman, S. Claramunt & J. A. Tobias. 2020. Ecological drivers of global gradients in avian dispersal inferred from wing morphology. Nature Communications 11(2463):1-9. Media


Cabanne, G. S., L. Campagna, N. Trujillo-Arias, K. Naoki, I. Gómez, C. Y. Miyaki, F.R. Santos, G. P. M. Dantas, A. Aleixo, S. Claramunt, A. Rocha, R. Caparroz, I. J. Lovette, P. L. Tubaro. 2019. Phylogeographic variation within the Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner (Aves: Furnariidae: Syndactyla rufosuperciliata) supports an Andean-Atlantic forests connection via the Cerrado. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 133:198-213.

Oliveros, C. H. D. J. Field, D. T. Ksepka, F. K. Barker, A. Aleixo, M. J. Andersen, P. Alström, B. W. Benz, E. L. Braun, M. J. Braun, G. A. Bravo, R. T. Brumfield, R. T. Chesser, S. Claramunt, J. Cracraft, A. M. Cuervo, E. P. Derryberry, T. C. Glenn, M. G. Harvey, P. A. Hosner, L. Joseph, R. T. Kimball, A. L. Mack, C. M. Miskelly, A. T. Peterson, M. B. Robbins, F. H. Sheldon, L. F. Silveira, B. T. Smith, N. D. White, R. G. Moyle, B. C. Faircloth. 2019. Earth history and the passerine superradiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Illera, J. C., J. C. Rando, E. Rodriguez‐Exposito, M. Hernández, S. Claramunt & A. Martín. 2018. Acoustic, genetic, and morphological analysis of the Canarian common chaffinch complex (Fringilla coelebs ssp.) reveals a cryptic diversification process. Journal of Avian Biology 49(12):e01885.

Derryberry, E. P., N. Seddon, G. E. Derryberry, S. Claramunt, G. F. Seeholzer, R. T. Brumfield & J. A. Tobias. 2018. Ecological drivers of song evolution in birds: Disentangling the effects of habitat and morphology. Ecology and Evolution 8(3):1890–1905.


Claramunt, S., & N. A. Wright. 2017. Using museum specimens to study flight and dispersal. Chapter 8, pp. 127-141 in: M. S. Webster (ed.) Emerging Frontiers in Collections-based Ornithological research: the Extended Specimen. Studies in Avian Biology 50. CRC Press, Boca Raton.

Cracraft, J., & S. Claramunt. 2017. Conceptual and analytical worldviews shape differences about global avian biogeography. Journal of Biogeography 44:950–962.

Seeholzer, G. F., S. Claramunt & R T. Brumfield. 2017. Niche evolution and diversification in a Neotropical radiation of birds (Aves: Furnariidae). Evolution 71(3):702–715.

Mason, N. A., K. J. Burns, J. A. Tobias, S. Claramunt, N. Seddon & E. P. Derryberry. 2017. Song evolution, speciation, and vocal learning in passerine birds. Evolution 71(3):786–796.


Weeks, B. C., S. Claramunt, & J. Cracraft. 2016. Integrating systematics and biogeography to disentangle the roles of history and ecology in biotic assembly. Journal of Biogeography 43(8):1546–1559.

Pitman, N., A. Bravo, S. Claramunt, C. Vriesendorp, D. Alvira Reyes, A. Ravikumar, Á. del Campo, D. F. Stotz, T. Wachter, S. Heilpern, B. Rodríguez Grández, A. R. Sáenz Rodríguez & R. C. Smith, eds. 2016. Perú: Medio Putumayo-Algodón. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 28. The Field Museum, Chicago.

Ceríaco, L. M., E. E. Gutiérrez, A. Dubois, M. Carr, et al. (493 signatories) 2016. Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa 4196(3): 435445.


Claramunt, S. & J. L. Cracraft. 2015. A new time tree reveals Earth history’s imprint on the evolution of modern birds. Science Advances 1:e1501005. Media (see also Nature, AMNH)

Watson, A. S., S. Plog, B. J. Culleton, P. A. Gilman, S. A. LeBlanc, P. M. Whiteley, S. Claramunt & D. J. Kennett. 2015. Early procurement of scarlet macaws and the emergence of social complexity in Chaco Canyon. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 112(27):8238-8243. Media


Claramunt, S. 2014. Phylogenetic relationships among Synallaxini spinetails (Aves: Furnariidae) reveal a new biogeographic pattern across the Amazon and Parana river basins. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 78:223–231.

Weeks, B. C. & S. Claramunt. 2014 Dispersal has inhibited avian diversification in Australasian archipelagoes. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences 281: 20141257.

Claramunt, S. 2014. Morphometric insights into the existence of a new species of Cichlocolpates in northeastern Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 22(2): 95-101.

Claramunt, S., A. M. Cuervo, V. de Q. Piacentini, G. A. Bravo & J. V. Remsen, Jr. 2014. Comment on Grallaria fenwickorum Barrera & Bartels, 2010 (Aves, GRALLARIIDAE): proposed replacement of an indeterminate holotype by a neotype (Case 3623; see BZN 70: 99–102, 256–269). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 71(1):40-43.

Tobias, J. A., C. K. Cornwallis, E. P. Derryberry, S. Claramunt, R. T. Brumfield, N. Seddon 2014. Species coexistence and the dynamics of phenotypic evolution in adaptive radiation. Nature 506:359-363.


Claramunt, S., E. P. Derryberry, C. D. Cadena, A. M. Cuervo, C. Sanín & R. T. Brumfield. 2013. Phylogeny and classification of Automolus foliage-gleaners and allies (Furnariidae). Condor 115(2):375-385.

Claramunt, S. & J. Cuello. 2013. La presencia histórica de dos aves selváticas en Uruguay, Odontophorus capueira (Galliformes) y Trogon surrucura (Trogoniformes): consideraciones sobre la desaparición de los bosques primarios en Uruguay y su efecto sobre la avifauna. Comunicaciones Zoológicas, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural 13(205):1-10.

Meerhoff, E. I., L. R. Rodríguez Gallego & S. Claramunt. 2013. Dieta de ocho especies de aves costeras en la Barra de Laguna de Rocha, Uruguay. Boletín de la Sociedad Zoológica del Uruguay 22(1): 12-22.

Aldabe J., E. Arballo, D. Caballero-Sadi, S. Claramunt, J. Cravino & P Rocca. 2013. Aves. Pp. 149-173, en: Soutullo A., C. Clavijo & J. A. Martínez-Lanfranco (eds.). Especies prioritarias para la conservación en Uruguay. Vertebrados, moluscos continentales y plantas vasculares. SNAP/DINAMA/MVOTMA y DiCyT/MEC, Montevideo. 222 pp.


Claramunt, S., E. P. Derryberry, R. T. Brumfield & J. V. Remsen, Jr. 2012. Ecological opportunity and diversification in a continental radiation of birds: climbing adaptations and cladogenesis in the Furnariidae. American Naturalist 179(5):649-666.

Claramunt, S., Elizabeth P. Derryberry, James V. Remsen, Jr. & Robb T. Brumfield. 2012. High dispersal ability inhibits speciation in a continental radiation of passerine birds. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 279:1567-1574.


Derryberry, E. P.,  S. Claramunt, R. T. Chesser, J. V. Remsen Jr., J. Cracraft, A. Aleixo, & R. T. Brumfield. 2011. Lineage diversification and morphological evolution in a large-scale continental radiation: the Neotropical ovenbirds and woodcreepers (Aves: Furnariidae). Evolution 65(10):2973-2986.


Claramunt, S. 2010. Discovering exceptional diversifications at continental scales: the case of the endemic families of Neotropical suboscine passerines. Evolution 64(7):2004–2019.

Claramunt, S., E. P. Derryberry, R. T. Chesser, A. Aleixo, & R. T. Brumfield. 2010. Polyphyly of Campylorhamphus, and description of a new genus for C. pucherani (Dendrocolaptinae). The Auk 127(2):430-439.

Derryberry, E. P.,  S. Claramunt, K. E. O’Quin, A. Aleixo, R. T. Chesser, J. V. Remsen Jr., & R. T. Brumfield. 2010. Pseudasthenes, a new genus of ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae).  Zootaxa 2416:61-68.

Derryberry, E. P.,  S. Claramunt, R. T. Chesser, A. Aleixo, J. Cracraft, R. G. Moyle, & R. T. Brumfield. 2010. Certhiasomus, a new genus of woodcreeper (Aves: Passeriformes: Dendrocolaptidae). Zootaxa 2416:44-50.


Chesser, R. T., S. Claramunt, E. P. Derryberry & R. T. Brumfield. 2009. Geocerthia, a new genus of terrestrial ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae). Zootaxa 2213: 64–68.

Aldabe, J., P. Rocca & S. Claramunt. 2009. Uruguay. Pp. 383-392 in Devenish, C., D. F. Díaz Fernández, R. P. Clay, I. Davidson & I. Yépez Zabala (Eds.) Important Bird Areas Americas – Priority sites for biodiversity conservation. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 16. BirdLife International, Quito.

Ghione, S., D. Martino, et al. 2008. Capitulo 4. Biodiversidad. Pp. 178-239 in GEO Uruguay, Informe del Estado del Ambiente. PNUMA, CLAES, DINAMA, Montevideo.

Claramunt, S. 2000. Estudios de biodiversidad de aves del Uruguay y sus aplicaciones a la conservación. Pp. 44-46 in: Asociación de Estudiantes de Veterinaria (eds.) Jornadas sobre Animales Silvestres, Desarrollo Sustentable y Medio Ambiente. Montevideo.

Cravino, J. & S. Claramunt. 2007. First records of Red-eyed Thornbird Phacellodomus erythrophthalmus ferrugineigula and Pale-breasted Thrush Turdus leucomelas for Uruguay. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists´ Club 127(4): 327-329.

O’Shea, B. J., C. M. Milensky, S. Claramunt, B. K. Schmidt, C. A. Gebhard, C. G. Schmitt & K. T. Erskine. 2007. New records for Guyana, with description of the voice of Roraiman Nightjar Caprimulgus whitely. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists´ Club 127(2):118-128.

Claramunt, S., G. Rocha & J. Aldabe. 2006. The occurrence of Sporophila hypochroma and S. hypoxantha in Uruguay.  Bulletin of the British Ornithologists´ Club 126(1):45-49.

Claramunt, S. & A. Rinderknecht. 2005. A new fossil furnariid from the Pleistocene of Uruguay, with remarks on nasal type, cranial kinetics, and relationships of the extinct genus Pseudoseisuropsis. Condor 107: 114-127.

Claramunt, S. & J. P. Cuello. 2004. Diversidad de la biota uruguaya. Aves. Anales del Museo de Historia Natural y Antropología 10(6): 1-76.

García, G, S. Claramunt & A. I. Lalanne. 2004. Genetic differentiation among annual fishes of the genus Cynolebias (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae) in a Biosphere Reserve site from Uruguay. Environmental Biology of Fishes 70(3): 247-256.

Rocha, G. & S. Claramunt. 2003. Grassland surveys find threatened species. World Birdwatch 25(2):2.

Venzal, J. M., O. Castro, S. Claramunt & A. A. Guglielmone. 2003. Primer registro de Amblyomma longirostre (Acari: Ixodidae) en Uruguay. Parasitología Latinoamericana 58: 72-74.

Claramunt, S. 2002. Variación geográfica en Cranioleuca pyrrhophia y el límite con Cranioleuca obsoleta (Furnariidae). Ornitología Neotropical 13(4): 255-266.

Claramunt, S. & G. Rocha. 2002. La conservación del Cardenal Amarillo (Gubernatrix cristata) en Uruguay. Nuestras Aves 44: 5.

Claramunt, S. & J. C. Mazzulla 2002. La presencia de Synallaxis albescens en Uruguay (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae). Comunicaciones Zoológicas, Museos Nacionales de Historia Natural y Antropología, 13(200): 1-4.

Claramunt, S. & G. Rocha. 2001. Hallazgo de Elaenia mesoleuca en Uruguay (Aves: Passeriformes: Tyrannidae). Comunicaciones Zoológicas, Museos Nacionales de Historia Natural y Antropología, 13(199): 1-4.

Rinderknecht A. & S. Claramunt. 2000. Primer registro de Colaptes Vigors, 1826, para el Pleistoceno del Uruguay (Aves: Piciformes: Picidae). Comunicaciones Paleontológicas del Museo de Historia Natural de Montevideo II(32): 157-160.

González, E. M. & S. Claramunt. 2000. Behaviors of short-tailed opossums, Monodelphis dimidiata. Mammalia 64(3): 271-285.

Claramunt, S. 2000. Un problema de conservación, identificación y clasificación de aves: los “capuchinos” del Género  Sporophila. Documentos de Divulgación, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural y Antropologia, N° 2.


Claramunt, S. & E. M. González. 1999. Elaenia spectabilis y Casiornis rufa, dos Tyrannidae nuevos para Uruguay (Aves: Passeriformes). Comunicaciones Zoológicas del Museo de Historia Natural de Montevideo XII(194): 1-8.

Claramunt, S. & E. M. González 1999. Guía para la identificación de las aves de la ciudad de Montevideo [A guide to the birds of Montevideo City]. Vida Silvestre, Montevideo.

González, E. M.; S. J. Claramunt & A. M. Saralegui. 1999. Mamíferos hallados en egagrópilas de Tyto alba (Aves, Strigiformes, Tytonidae) en Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Iheringia, Sér. Zool. 86: 117-120.

Claramunt, S. J. 1998. Todirostrum plumbeiceps y Sittasomus griseicapillus, dos Passeriformes nuevos para Uruguay (Aves).  Comunicaciones Zoológicas del Museo de Historia Natural de Montevideo XII(189): 1-4.

Lyons, J. A. & S. Claramunt Tammaro. 1996. Aves del Parque Lecocq. Lista preliminar. CIPFE CLAES, Contribuciones en Biología 16: 2-3.