Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Lynne Parenti

Research Scientist and Curator of Indo-Pacific Freshwater and Coastal Fishes
Department / Division
Education
  • B.A., State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • Ph.D., City University of New York
Research Interests

Systematics, Phylogeny and Biogeography of Tropical Freshwater and Coastal Marine Fishes.
Comparative Teleost Anatomy, Development and Reproduction.
Theory and Methods of Historical Biogeography.

Publications
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  • Crother, Brian I. and Parenti, Lynne R. 2017. "Preface." in Assumptions inhibiting progress in comparative biology, edited by Crother, Brian I. and Parenti, Lynne R., xi–xii. Boca Raton: CRC PRess/Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Crother, Brian I. and Parenti, Lynne R. 2017. "Preface." in Assumptions inhibiting progress in comparative biology, edited by Crother, Brian I. and Parenti, Lynne R., xi–xii. Boca Raton: CRC PRess/Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2017. "Raising Cain: On the assumptions that inhibit scientific progress in comparative biogeography." in Assumptions inhibiting progress in comparative biology, edited by Crother, Brian I. and Parenti, Lynne R., 219–234. Boca Raton: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2017. "Raising Cain: On the assumptions that inhibit scientific progress in comparative biogeography." in Assumptions inhibiting progress in comparative biology, edited by Crother, Brian I. and Parenti, Lynne R., 219–234. Boca Raton: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. and Crother, Brian I. 2017. "Rosen Decomposing." in Assumptions inhibiting progress in comparative biology, edited by Crother, Brian I. and Parenti, Lynne R., 15–20. Boca Raton: CRC PRess/Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. and Crother, Brian I. 2017. "Rosen Decomposing." in Assumptions inhibiting progress in comparative biology, edited by Crother, Brian I. and Parenti, Lynne R., 15–20. Boca Raton: CRC PRess/Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. and Jaafar, Zeehan. 2017. "The Natural Distribution of Mudskippers." in Fishes out of Water: Biology and Ecology of Mudskippers, edited by Jaafar, Zeehan and Murdy, Edward O., 37–68. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2016. "Foreword." in Fishes of the World, edited by Nelson, Joseph S., Grande, T. C., and Wilson, Mark V. H., 5th ed. xxxiii–xxxv. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2013. "Light at the Museum." in Analyzing Art and Aesthetics, edited by Collins Goodyear, Anne and Weitekamp, Margaret A., 278–279. Artefacts: Studies in the History of Science and Technology. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Kottelat, Maurice, Baird, Ian, Kullander, Sven, Ng, Hek Hee, Parenti, Lynne R., Rainboth, Walter, and Vidthayanon, Chavalit. 2012. "The status and distribution of freshwater fishes of Indo-Burma." in The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in Indo-Burma, edited by Allen, David J., Smith, K. G., and Darwall, W. R. T., 38–64. Cambridge (UK) and Gland (Switzerland): IUCN.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2011. "Endemism and Conservation of the Native Freshwater Fish Fauna of Sulawesi, Indonesia." in Proceedings of the VIth National Seminar and 3rd Congress of the Indonesian Society of Ichthyologists, edited by Simanjuntak et al., 1–10. Cibinong, Indonesia: Indonesian Society of Ichthyologists.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. and Ebach, Malte C. 2010. "Wallacea Deconstructed." in Beyond Cladistics: The Branching of a Paradigm, edited by Williams, David M. and Knapp, Sandra., 303–318. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2009. "[Letter from Lynne Parenti]." in Letters to Linnaeus, edited by Knapp, S. and Wheeler, Q., 163–167. London: The Linnean Society of London.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2008. "Ichthyology at the Smithsonian." in ICHTHYO: the Architecture of Fish, X-rays from the Smithsonian, edited by Comer, Stephanie and Klochko, Deborah., 160–169. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2006. "Common cause and historical biogeography." in Biogeography in a Changing World. Fifth Biennial Conference of the Systematics Association, UK, edited by Ebach, M. C. and Tangney, R., 61–82. CRC Press.
  • Grier, Harry J., Uribe, M., Parenti, Lynne R., and De la Rose-Cruz, G. 2005. "Fecundity, the germinal epithelium, and folliculogenesis in viviparous fishes." in Viviparous Fishes: Proceedings of the I and II International Symposia on Livebearing Fishes, edited by Uribe, M. and Grier, Harry J., 191–216. New Life Publications, FL.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2005. "Donn Rosen: An appreciation." in Viviparous Fishes : Proceedings of the I and II International Symposia on Llivebearing Fishes, edited by Uribe, M. and Grier, Harry J., 4–5. New Life Publications, FL.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2005. "The phylogeny of atherinomorphs: evolution of a novel fish reproductive system." in Viviparous Fishes: Proceedings of the I and II International Symposia on Livebearing Fishes, edited by Uribe, M. and Grier, Harry J., 13–30. New Life Publications, FL.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2004. "Silversides, killifishes, and ricefishes." in The New Encyclopedia of Aquatic Life, edited by Campbell, A. and Dawes, J., 240–243. Facts on File.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2000. "Order Atheriniformes. Phallostethidae." in FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, 2146–2148. Rome: Food and Agricultural Organization.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2000. "Order Beloniformes. Adrianichthyidae." in FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, 2149–2150. Rome: Food and Agricultural Organization.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2000. "Order Cyprinodontiformes. Aplocheilidae." in FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, 2197–2198. Rome: Food and Agricultural Organization.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 2000. "Order Cyprinodontiformes. Poeciliidae." in FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, 2199–2200. Rome: Food and Agricultural Organization.
  • Baldwin, Carole C. and Johnson, G. David. 1996. "Interrelationships of Aulopiformes." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., 355–404. New York: Academic Press.
  • Harold, A. S. and Weitzman, Stanley H. 1996. "Interrelationships of Stomiiform Fishes." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., 333–353. New York: Academic Press.
  • Johnson, G. David and Patterson, C. 1996. "Relationships of lower euteleostean fishes." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., 251–332. New York: Academic Press.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. and Song, Jiakun. 1996. "Phylogenetic Significance of the Pectoral/Pelvic Fin Association in Acanthomorph Fishes: A Reassessment Using Comparative Neuroanatomy." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., 427–444. New York: Academic Press.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. and Song, Jiakun. 1996. "Phylogenetic Significance of the Pectoral/Pelvic Fin Association in Acanthomorph Fishes: A Reassessment Using Comparative Neuroanatomy." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., 427–444. New York: Academic Press.
  • Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David. 1996. "Preface." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., xi. New York: Academic Press.
  • Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David. 1996. "Preface." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., xi. New York: Academic Press.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 1994. "Killifishes and ricefishes." in Encyclopedia of Fishes, edited by Paxton, John R. and Eschmeyer, W. N., 148–152. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. and Rauchenberger, M. 1989. "Systematic Overview of the Poeciliines." in Ecology and Evolution of Livebearing Fishes (Poeciliidae), edited by Meffe, G. K. and Snelson, F. F.,Jr., 3–12.

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Book
  • Crother, Brian I. and Parenti, Lynne R. 2017. Assumptions inhibiting progress in comparative biology, edited by Crother, Brian I. and Parenti, Lynne R. . Boca Raton: CRC PRess/Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Crother, Brian I. and Parenti, Lynne R. 2017. Assumptions inhibiting progress in comparative biology, edited by Crother, Brian I. and Parenti, Lynne R. . Boca Raton: CRC PRess/Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. and Ebach, Malte C. 2009. Comparative Biogeography: Discovering and Classifying Biogeographical Patterns of a Dynamic Earth. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Humphries, C. J. and Parenti, Lynne R. 2004. Cladistic Biogeography, Second Edition, Interpreting Patterns of Plant and Animal Distributions. Higher Education Press.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. 1984. On the Relationships of Phallostethid Fishes (Atherinomorpha): With Notes on the Anatomy of Phallostethus dunckeri Regan, 1913. New York, NY: American Museum of Natural History.
  • Rosen, Donn E. and Parenti, Lynne R. 1981. Relationships of Oryzias, and the groups of atherinomorph fishes. New York, N.Y.: American Museum of Natural History.
Conference
  • Baldwin, Carole C., Collette, Bruce B., Parenti, Lynne R., Smith, David G., and Springer, Victor G. 1996. "Collecting Fishes." In Methods and techniques of underwater research: proceedings of the American academy of underwater sciences 1996 scientific diving symposium, Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C., USA., 11–34. Washington, DC: American Academy of Underwater Sciences.