Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Addison Wynn

Museum Specialist
Department / Division
  • B.S. (Zoology), 1978, Mississippi State University
  • M.S. (Zoology), 1982, University of Maryland, College Park
Research Interests

Collection management, with emphasis on the salamander and tissue collections. Taxonomy and systematics of blind snakes and salamanders.

  • Jablonski, Daniel, Wynn, Addison, Masroor, Rafaqat, Papenfuss, Theodore, Litvinchuk, Spartak N., and Mazepa, Glib. 2021. "The genus Pelophylax (Amphibia, Ranidae) in Pakistan: museum collections and possible distribution." Herpetozoa 34:141-147.
  • O'Connell, Kyle A., Mulder, Kevin P., Wynn, Addison, de Queiroz, Kevin, and Bell, Rayna C. 2021. "Genomic library preparation and hybridization capture of formalin-fixed tissues and allozyme supernatant for population genomics and considerations for combining capture- and RADseq-based single nucleotide polymorphism data sets." Molecular Ecology Resources
  • Wynn, Addison H. 2021. "A new species of Gerrhopilus (family: Gerrhopilidae), with comments on the taxonomic status of Gerrhopilus ater suturalis (Brongersma)." Anatomical Record-Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology 304 (10):2243-2248.
  • Bell, Rayna C., Mulcahy, Daniel G., Gotte, Steve W., Maley, Abigail J., Mendoza, Cerrie, Steffensen, Gregory, Barron, Joseph C., Hyman, Oliver, Flint, William, Wynn, Addison, McDiarmid, Roy W., and Mcleod, David S. 2020. "The Type Locality Project: collecting genomic-quality, topotypic vouchers and training the next generation of specimen-based researchers." Systematics and Biodiversity 18 (6):557-572.
  • Uetz, Peter, Cherikh, Sami, Shea, Glenn, Ineich, Ivan, Campbell, Patrick D., Doronin, Igor V., Rosado, José, Wynn, Addison, Tighe, Kenneth A., McDiarmid, Roy, Lee, Justin L., Köhler, Gunther, Ellis, Ryan, Doughty, Paul, Raxworthy, Christopher J., Scheinberg, Lauren, Resetar, Alan, Sabaji, Mark, Schneider, Greg, Franzen, Michael, Glaw, Frank, Böhme, Wolfgang, Schweiger, Silke, Gemel, Richard, Couper, Patrick et al. 2019. "A global catalog of primary reptile type specimens." Zootaxa 4695 (5):438-450.
  • Deichmann, Jessica L., Mulcahy, Daniel G., Vanthomme, Hadrien, Tobi, Elie, Wynn, Addison H., Zimkus, Breda M., and McDiarmid, Roy W. 2017. "How many species and under what names? Using DNA barcoding and GenBank data for west Central African amphibian conservation." PLOS ONE 12 (11):
  • Kuchta, Shawn R., Haughey, Michael, Wynn, Addison H., Jacobs, Jeremy F., and Highton, Richard. 2016. "Ancient river systems and phylogeographical structure in the spring salamander, Gyrinophilus porphyriticus." Journal of Biogeography 43 (4):639-652.
  • Wynn, Addison H., Diesmos, Arvin C., and Brown, Rafe M. 2016. "Two New Species of Malayotyphlops from the Northern Philippines, with Redescriptions of Malayotyphlops luzonensis (Taylor) and Malayotyphlops ruber (Boettger)." Journal of Herpetology 50 (1):157-168.
  • Wynn, Addison H., Reynolds, Robert P., Buden, Donald W., Falanruw, Marjorie C., and Lynch, Brian. 2012. "The unexpected discovery of blind snakes (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) in Micronesia: two new species of Ramphotyphlops from the Caroline Islands." Zootaxa (31): 39-54.
  • Vidal, Nicolas, Marin, Julie, Morini, Marina, Donnellan, Steve, Branch, William R., Thomas, Richard, Vences, Miguel, Wynn, Addison H., Cruaud, Corinne, and Hedges, S. Blair. 2010. "Blindsnake evolutionary tree reveals long history on Gondwana." Biology Letters 6 (4):558-561.
  • Watling, Dick, Wynn, Addison H., and Zug, George R. 2010. "Rediscovery of the Taveuni blind snake." Oryx 44 (2):165-166.
  • Brandley, M. C., Wynn, Addison H., and de Queiroz, Kevin. 2006. "Karyotype and relationships of Anolis desechensis." Journal of Herpetology 40 (1):136-139.
  • Wynn, Addison H. and Heyer, W. Ronald. 2001. "Do Geographically Widespread Species of Tropical Amphibians Exist? An Estimate of Genetic Relatedness Within the Neotropical Frog Leptodactylus fuscus (Schneider 1799) (Anura Leptodactylidae)." Tropical Zoology 14:255-285.
  • Buhlmann, K. A. and Wynn, Addison H. 1996. "Geographic Distribution, Gyrinophilus palleucus." Herpetological Review 27 (3):147-148.
  • Wynn, Addison H. and Leviton, A. E. 1993. "2 New Species of Blind Snake, Genus Typhlops (Reptilia, Squamata, Typhlopidae), from the Philippine Archipelago." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 106 (1):34-45.
  • Wynn, Addison H. 1988. "Geographic Distribution: Typhlops ater." Herpetology Review 19 (3):60.
  • Wynn, Addison H., Highton, R., and Jacobs, Jeremy F. 1988. "A New Species of Rock-Crevice Dwelling Plethodon from Pigeon Mountain, Georgia." Herpetologica 44 (2):135-143.
  • Wynn, Addison H., Cole, Charles J., and Gardner, Alfred L. 1987. "Apparent Triploidy in the Unisexual Brahminy Blind Snake, Ramphotyphlops braminus." American Museum Novitates 2868:1-7.
  • Brandon, Ronald A., Jacobs, Jeremy F., Wynn, Addison H., and Sever, David M. 1986. "A Naturally Metamorphosed Tennessee Cave Salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus)." Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 61:1-2.
  • Wynn, Addison H. 1986. "Linkage Disequilibrium and a Contact Zone in Plethodon cinereus on the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula." Evolution 40 (1):44-54.
  • Zug, George R., Wynn, Addison H., and Ruckdeschel, Carol. 1986. Age determination of loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, by incremental growth marks in the skeleton. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Wynn, Addison H. and Zug, George R. 1985. "Observations on the Reproductive Biology of Candoia carinata (Serpentes, Boidae)." The Snake 17:15-24.
  • Zug, George R., Wynn, Addison H., and Ruckdeschel, Carol. 1983. "Age Estimates of Cumberland Island Loggerhead Sea Turtles." Marine Turtle News (25): 9-11.

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