Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Thomas Orrell

Research Associate
Department / Division
Education
  • Ph.D. Marine Science, College of William and Mary
  • B.A. Biology, University of Richmond
Research Interests

The evolutionary relationships, biogeography and diversity of fishes, invasive species, and taxonomic information.

Publications
  • Davies, Neil, Deck, John, Kansa, Eric C., Kansa, Sarah Whitcher, Kunze, John, Meyer, Christopher, Orrell, Thomas, Ramdeen, Sarah, Snyder, Rebecca A., Vieglais, Dave, Walls, Ramona L., and Lehnert, Kerstin. 2021. "Internet of Samples (iSamples): Toward an interdisciplinary cyberinfrastructure for material samples." GigaScience 10 (5):https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giab028
  • Orrell, Thomas M., Hollowell, Thomas H., and Little, Holly. 2018. [Dataset] "NMNH Paleobiology Specimen Records." Distributed by https://doi.org/10.15468/7m0fvd
  • Orrell, Thomas M., Hollowell, Thomas H., Tuccinardi, Chris, Reed, Karen, Bird, Jessica, Williams, Jeffrey T., Tighe, Kenneth A., Schmidt, Brian K., and Ludwig, Craig. 2018. "NMNH Extant Specimen Records." https://doi.org/10.15468/hnhrg3
  • Snyder, Rebecca A. and Orrell, Thomas M. 2018. "Presentation: Biodiversity: Local Implementation." Given at . https://biss.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=28153.
  • Thomson, Scott A., Pyle, Richard L., Ahyong, Shane T, Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel, Ammirati, Joe, Araya, Juan Francisco, Ascher, John S., Audisio, Tracy Lynn, Azevedo-Santos, Valter, Bailly, Nicolas, Baker, William J., Balke, Michael, Barclay, Maxwell V. L., Barrett, Russell L., Benine, Ricardo C., Bickerstaff, James R. M., Bouchard, Patrice, Bour, Roger, Bourgoin, Thierry, Boyko, Christopher B., Breure, Abraham S. H., Brothers, Denis J., Byng, James W., Campbell, David, CerĂ­aco, Luis M. P. et al. 2018. "Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation." PLOS Biology 16 (3):1-12. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2005075
  • Roskov, Y., Abucay, L., and Orrell, Thomas M. 2017. "Species 2000 & ITIS, Species 2000: Naturalis." http://www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2017/.
  • Hartel, K. E. and Orrell, Thomas M. 2016. "Opisthoproctidae." in The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta., 1759-1761. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Hartel, K. E. and Orrell, Thomas M. 2016. "Microstomatidae." in The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta., 1754-1755. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Hartel, K. E. and Orrell, Thomas M. 2016. "Argentinidae." in The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta., 1751-1753. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Hartel, K. E. and Orrell, Thomas M. 2016. "Alepocephalidae." in The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta., 1765-1770. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Orrell, Thomas M. and Hartel, K. E. 2016. "Platytroctidae." in The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta., 1771-1782. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Orrell, Thomas M. and Hartel, K. E. 2016. "Leptochilichthyidae." in The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta., 1762-1764. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Orrell, Thomas M. and Hollowell, Thomas H. 2016. [Dataset] "NMNH occurrence DwC-A." Distributed by https://doi.org/10.15468/dipjcr
  • Ruggiero, Michael A., Gordon, Dennis P., Orrell, Thomas M., Bailly, Nicolas, Bourgoin, Thierry, Brusca, Richard C., Cavalier-Smith, Thomas, Guiry, Michael D., and Kirk, Paul M. 2015. "A higher level classification of all living organisms." PloS One 10 (4):1-60. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0119248
  • Roskov, Y., Kunze, T., and Orrell, Thomas M. 2014. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2014 Annual Checklist. Naturalis Biodiversity Center.
  • Rosko, Yuri, Kunze, Thomas, Paglinawan, Luvie, Orrell, Thomas, Nicolson, David, Culham, Alastair, Bailly, Nicolas, Kirk, Paul, Bourgoin, Thierry, Baillargeon, Guy, Hernandez, Francisco, and de Wever, Aaike. 2013. "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2013 Annual Checklist." http://www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2013/info/ac.
  • Bisby, Frank, Roskov, Yuri, Culham, A., Orrell, Thomas M., Nicolson, David, Paglinawan, L., Bailly, Nicolas, Appeltans, W., Kik, P., Bourgoin, T., and Baillargeon G., Ouvrard D., eds. 2012. "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2012 Annual Checklist."
  • Bisby F.A., Roskov Y.R., Orrell, Thomas M., Nicolson D., Paglinawan L.E., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., and Ouvrard D. 2011. "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist."
  • Orrell, Thomas M., Collette, Bruce B., and Johnson, G. David. 2006. "Molecular data support separate scombroid and xiphioid clades." Bulletin of Marine Science 79 (3):505-519.
  • Orrell, Thomas M. and Weigt, Lee A. 2005. "The northern snakehead Channa argus (Anabantomorpha : Channidae), a non-indigenous fish species in the Potomac River, USA." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118 (2):407-415.
  • Orrell, Thomas M. and Carpenter, Kent E. 2004. "A phylogeny of the fish family Sparidae (porgies) inferred from mitochondrial sequence data." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32 (2):425-434.
  • Springer, Victor G. and Orrell, Thomas M. 2004. "Phylogenetic analysis of 147 families of acanthomorph fishes based primarily on dorsal gill-arch muscles and skeleton." Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 11:236-260.
  • Orrell, Thomas M., Carpenter, Kent E., Musick, John A., and Graves, John E. 2002. "Phylogenetic and biogeographic analysis of the Sparidae (Perciformes : Percoidei) from cytochrome b sequences." Copeia (3): 618-631.
  • Springer, Victor G. and Orrell, Thomas M. 1996. Catalog of type specimens of recent fishes in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Institution Press. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.576
  • Springer, Victor G., Williams, Jeffrey T., and Orrell, Thomas M. 1991. Catalog of type specimens of recent fishes in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Institution Press. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.519

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