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
  • Roskov, Y., Abucay, L., and Orrell, Thomas M. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS, Species 2000: Naturalis.
  • 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). Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, editors. 1759–1761. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes.
  • 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). Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, editors. 1754–1755. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes.
  • 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). Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, editors. 1751–1753. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes.
  • 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). Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, editors. 1765–1770. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes.
  • 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). Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, editors. 1771–1782. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes.
  • 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). Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, editors. 1762–1764. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes.
  • Orrell, Thomas M. and Hollowell, Thomas H. 2016. [Dataset] NMNH occurrence DwC-A. Compiled by Hollowell, Thomas H. 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. Leiden, the Netherlands: 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.
  • 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. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. In Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 576. 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. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. In Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 519. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.519.

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