Curator of Herpetology (reptiles & amphibians)Terrestrial Zoology
BSc., MSc., PhD.
Contact(08) 9212 3826 Paul.Doughty@museum.wa.gov.au
- Systematics of frogs and geckos.
- Taxonomy of various other groups (skinks, dragons, snakes).
- Exploration of remote regions for new species and distribution records.
- Evolutionary and ecological processes as they apply to WA species.
- Researches taxonomy of reptiles and amphibians through the collections.
- Develops collections through targeted fieldwork and collaborations with DEC and university researchers.
Services (to other bodies):
- Represents the Western Australian Museum at meetings and on committees involved with reptiles and frogs.
Exhibitions and Public Programs
- Co-ordinator of Alcoa Frog Watch programme (maintains popular website).
- Provides IDs and advice for consultants and government.
- Regularly presents talks and provides media coverage of work in herpetology section.
Paul Doughty's Publications 2010- (early) 2015
Doughty, P., Kealley, L., Shoo, L.P. and Melville, J. (2015). Revision of the Australian Pebble-mimic Dragons (Tympanocryptis cephalus: Reptilia: Agamidae) species-group. Zootaxa 4039: 85–117.
George, A., McKenzie, N.M. and Doughty, P. (editors) (2015). A biodiversity survey of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 2002–2007. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 78(2).
Gibson, L.A., Yates, S. and Doughty, P. (editors) (2015). Biodiversity values on selected Kimberley islands, Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 81.
Maddock, S.T., Ellis, R.J., Smith, L.A., Doughty, P. and Wüster, W. (2015). A new species of death adder (Acanthophis: Serpentes: Elapidae) from north-western Australia. Zootaxa 4007: 301–326.
Doughty, P., Kealley, L., Fitch, A. and Donnellan, S.C. (2014). A new diminutive species of Varanus from the Dampier Peninsula, western Kimberley region, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 29: 128–140.
Catullo, R.A., Doughty, P., and Keogh, J.S. (2014). A new frog species (Myobatrachidae: Uperoleia) from the Northern Deserts region of Australia, with a redescription of U. trachyderma. Zootaxa 3753: 251–262.
Catullo, R.A., Lanfear, R., Doughty, P., and Keogh, J.S. (2014). Multi-locus phylogeny of toadlets (Uperoleia: Myobatrachidae) and ecological niche models of their current and palaeo-distributions clarify the biogeographical boundaries of northern Australia. Journal of Biogeography 41: 659–672.
Oliver, P.M., Laver, R., Melville, J. and Doughty, P. (2014). A new species of Velvet Gecko (Oedura: Diplodactylidae) from the limestone ranges of the southern Kimberley, Western Australia. Zootaxa 3873: 49–61.
Oliver, P.M., Smith, K.L., Laver, R.J., Doughty, P. and Adams, M. (2014). Contrasting patterns of persistence and diversification in vicars of a widespread Australian lizard lineage (the Oedura marmorata complex). Journal of Biogeography 41: 2068–2079.
Doughty, P., and Oliver, P.M. (2013). Systematics of Diplodactylus from the south-western Australian biodiversity hotspot: redefinition of D. polyophthalmus and the description of two new species. Records of the Western Australian Museum 28: 44–65. http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/records-supplements/records/systematics-diplodactylus-squamata-diplodactylidae-south-wester
Marin, J., Donnellan, S.C., Hedges, S.B., Doughty, P., Hutchinson, M.N., Cruaud, C., and Vidal, N. (2013). Tracing the history and biogeography of the Australian blindsnake radiation. Journal of Biogeography 40: 928–937.
Marin, J., Donnellan, S.C., Hedges, S.B., Puillandre, N., Aplin, K.P., Doughty, P., Hutchinson, M.N., Couloux, A., and Vidal, N. (2013). Hidden species diversity of Australian burrowing snakes (Ramphotyphlops). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 110: 427–441.
Mecke, S., Doughty, P., and Donnellan, S.C. (2013). Redescription of Eremiascincus fasciolatus (Günther, 1867) (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) with clarification of its synonyms and the description of a new species. Zootaxa 3701: 473–517. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2013/f/zt03701p517.pdf
Palmer, R., Pearson, D.J., Cowan, M.A., and Doughty, P. (2013). Islands and scales: a biogeographic survey of reptiles on Kimberley islands, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 81: 183–204. http://museum.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/WAM_Supp81_Internals%20pp183-204.pdf
Pepper, M., Doughty, P., Fujita, M.K., Moritz, C., and Keogh, J.S. (2013). Speciation on the rocks: integrated systematics of the Heteronotia spelea species complex (Gekkota; Reptilia) from western and central Australia. PLoS One 8(11). http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0078110
Pepper, M., Doughty, P., and Keogh, S.J. (2013). Synthesis: Geodiversity and endemism in the iconic Australian Pilbara region: a review of landscape evolution and biotic response in an ancient refugium. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1225–1239.
Bauer, A.M., and Doughty, P. (2012). A new bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from the Kimberley region, Western Australia. Zootaxa 3187: 32–42. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2012/f/zt03187p042.pdf
Doughty, P., Kealley, L., and Melville, J. (2012). Taxonomic assessment of Diporiphora (Reptilia: Agamidae) dragon lizards from the western arid zone of Australia. Zootaxa 3518: 1–24. http://mapress.com/zootaxa/2012/f/zt03518p024.pdf
Doughty, P., Palmer, R., Cowan, M., and Pearson, D.J. (2012). Biogeography of frogs of the Kimberley islands, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 81: 109–124. http://museum.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/WAM_Supp81_Internals%20pp109-124.pdf
Doughty, P., Palmer, R., Sistrom, M., Bauer, A.M., and Donnellan, S.C. (2012). Two new species of Gehyra from the north-west Kimberley, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 27: 117–134. http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/records-supplements/records/two-new-species-gehyra-squamata-gekkonidae-geckos-north-west-ki
Oliver, P.M., Doughty, P., and Palmer, R. (2012). Hidden biodiversity in rare northern Australian vertebrates: the case of the clawless geckos (Crenadactylus, Diplodactylidae) of the Kimberley. Wildlife Research 39: 429–435.
Catullo, R.A., Doughty, P., Roberts, J.D. and Keogh, J.S. (2011). Multi-locus phylogeny and taxonomic revision of Uperoleia toadlets (Anura: Myobatrachidae) from the western arid zone of Australia, with a description of a new species. Zootaxa 2902: 1–43. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/zt02902p043.pdf
Doughty, P. (2011). An emerging frog diversity hotspot in the northwest Kimberley of Western Australia: another new frog species from the high rainfall zone. Records of the Western Australian Museum 26: 209–216. http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/records-supplements/records/emerging-frog-diversity-hotspot-northwest-kimberley-western-aus
Doughty, P., Kealley, L., and Donnellan, S.C. (2011). Revision of the Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skinks (Egernia depressa species-group) from western Australia, with descriptions of three new species. Records of the Western Australian Museum 26: 115–137. http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/records-supplements/records/revision-pygmy-spiny-tailed-skinks-egernia-depressa-species-gro
Doughty, P., and Oliver, P.M. (2011). A new species of Underwoodisaurus (Squamata: Gekkota: Carphodactylidae) from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Zootaxa 3010: 20–30. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/zt03010p030.pdf
Doughty, P., Rolfe, J.K., Burbidge, A.H., Pearson, D.J., and Kendrick, P.G. (2011). Herpetologial assemblages of the Pilbara biogeographic region, Western Australia: ecological associations, biogeographic patterns and conservations. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 78: 315–341. http://museum.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/WAM_Supp78(B)_DOUGHTYetal.pdf
Pepper, M., Doughty, P., Hutchinson, M.N., and Keogh, J.S. (2011). Ancient drainages divide recent species in Australia’s arid zone: morphological and multi-gene evidence for four new species of Beaked Geckos (Rhynchoedura). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 610: 810–822.
Anstis, M., Tyler, M.J., Roberts, J.D., Price, L.C. and Doughty, P. (2010). A new species of Litoria (Anura: Hylidae) with a highly distinctive tadpole from the north-western Kimberley region of Western Australia. Zootaxa 2550: 29–57. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2010/f/zt02550p057.pdf
Doughty, P., Pepper, M. and Keogh, J.S. (2010). Morphological and molecular assessment of the Diplodactylus savagei species complex in the Pilbara region, Western Australia, with a description of a new species. Zootaxa 2393: 33–45.nhttp://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2010/f/zt02393p045.pdf
Oliver, P.M., Adams, M. and Doughty, P. (2010). Molecular evidence for ten species and Oligo-Miocene vicariance within a nominal Australian gecko species (Crenadactylus ocellatus, Diplodactylidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 386 (11 pages). http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/10/386