Dr Wolfgang Wüster

Reader in Zoology (Molecular Ecology)

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3rd floor, Environment Centre Wales, School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2UW, UK

Email: w.wuster@bangor.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 382301

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  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    A nesting of vipers: Phylogeny and historical biogeography of the Viperidae (Squamata: Serpentes).

    Wuster, W., Wüster, W., Peppin, L., Pook, C. E. & Walker, D. E., 1 Nov 2008, In : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 49, 2, p. 445-459

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    A new cobra (Elapidae : Naja) from Myanmar (Burma)

    Wuster, W., Slowinski, J. B. & Wüster, W., 1 Jun 2000, In : Herpetologica. 56, 2, p. 257-270

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    A new species of death adder (Acanthophis: Serpentes: Elapidae) from north-western Australia

    Wuster, W., Maddock, S. T., Ellis, R. J., Doughty, P., Smith, L. A. & Wüster, W., 28 Aug 2015, In : Zootaxa. 4007, 3, p. 301-326

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    A new species of indigo snake from north-western Venezuela (Serpentes : Colubridae : Drymarchon)

    Wuster, W., Wüster, W., Yrausquin, J. L. & Mijares-Urrutia, A., 1 Oct 2001, In : Herpetological Journal. 11, 4, p. 157-165

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    A new species of spitting cobra (Naja) from north-eastern Africa (Serpentes : Elapidae)

    Wuster, W., Wüster, W. & Broadley, D. G., 1 Jan 2003, In : Journal of Zoology. 259, 4, p. 345-359

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    A new species of wolf snake (Serpentes : Colubridae : Lycodon) from the Cardamom Mountains, southwestern Cambodia

    Wuster, W., Daltry, J. C. & Wüster, W., 1 Dec 2002, In : Herpetologica. 58, 4, p. 498-504

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    A review of the southern African ‘non-spitting’ cobras (Serpentes: Elapidae: Naja).

    Wuster, W., Broadley, D. G. & Wüster, W., 1 Jan 2004, In : African Journal of Herpetology. 53, 2, p. 101-122

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    An evaluation of the nomina for death adders (Acanthophis Daudin, 1803) proposed by Wells & Wellington (1985), and confirmation of A. cryptamydros Maddock et al., 2015 as the valid name for the Kimberley death adder

    Ellis, R. J., Kaiser, H., Maddock, S., Doughty, P. & Wüster, W., 29 Jun 2021, In : Zootaxa. 4995, 1, p. 161–172 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    Analysis of Colubroidea snake venoms by liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry: evolutionary and toxinological implications.

    Wuster, W., Fry, B. G., Wüster, W., Ramjan, S. F., Jackson, T., Martelli, P. & Kini, R. M., 1 Aug 2003, In : Rapid communications in Mass Spectrometry. 17, 18, p. 2047-2062

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Ancient habitat shifts and organismal diversification are decoupled in the African viper genus Bitis (Serpentes: Viperidae)

    Barlow, A., Wüster, W., Kelly, C. M. R., Branch, W., Phelps, T. & Tolley, K. A., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Biogeography. 46, 6, p. 1234-1248 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    Anonymous nuclear markers for the African adders (Serpentes: Viperidae: Bitis)

    De Bruyn, M., Wuster, W., Barlow, A., Grail, W., de Bruyn, M. & Wüster, W., 1 Dec 2012, In : Conservation Genetics Resources. 4, 4, p. 967-969

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Published

    Assembling an arsenal: Origin and evolution of the snake venom proteome inferred from phylogenetic analysis of toxin sequences.

    Wuster, W., Fry, B. G. & Wüster, W., 1 May 2004, In : Molecular Biology and Evolution. 21, 5, p. 870-883

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Published

    Best practices: in the 21st Century, taxonomic decisions in herpetology are acceptable only when supported by a body of evidence and published via peer-review

    Wuster, W., Kaiser, H., Crother, B. I., Kelly, C. M., Luiselli, L., O’Shea, M., Ota, H., Passos, P., Schleip, W. D. & Wüster, W., 1 Jan 2013, In : Herpetological Review. 44, p. 8-23

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Published

    Citizen science and online data: Opportunities and challenges for snake ecology and action against snakebite

    Durso, A. M., Ruiz de Castañeda, R., Montalcini, C., Mondardini, M. R., Fernandez-Marquez, J. L., Grey, F., Müller, M. M., Uetz, P., Marshall, B., Gray, R. J., Smith, C. E., Becker, D., Pingleton, M., Louies, J., Abegg, A. D., Akuboy, J., Alcoba, G., Daltry, J. C., Entiauspe-Neto, O. M., Freed, P., de Freitas, M. A., Glaudas, X., Huang, S., Huang, T., Kalki, Y., Kojima, Y., Laudisoit, A., Limbu, K. P., Martínez-Fonseca, J. G., Mebert, K., Rödel, M. O., Ruane, S., Ruedi, M., Schmitz, A., Tatum, S. A., Tillack, F., Visvanathan, A., Wüster, W. & Bolon, I., 1 Jul 2021, In : Toxicon: X. 9-10, 19 p., 100071.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    Co-evolution of diet and prey-specific venom activity supports the role of selection in snake venom evolution.

    Wuster, W., Barlow, A., Pook, C. E., Harrison, R. A. & Wüster, W., 1 Jul 2009, In : Proceedings of The Royal Society B - Biological Sciences. 276, 1666, p. 2443-2449

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Published

    Combining mitochondrial DNA sequences and morphological data to infer species boundaries: phylogeography of lanceheaded pitvipers in the Brazilian Atlantic forest, and the status of Bothrops pradoi (Squamata : Serpentes : Viperidae).

    Wuster, W., Puorto, G., Da Graca Salomao, M., Theakston, R. D., Thorpe, R. S., Warrell, D. A. & Wüster, W., 1 Jul 2001, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 14, 4, p. 527-538

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    Comments on Spracklandus Hoser, 2009 (Reptilia, Serpentes, ELAPIDAE): request for confirmation of the availability of the generic name and for the nomenclatural validation of the journal in which it was published [Case 3601]

    Wuster, W., Wüster, W., Broadley, D. G. & Wallach, V., 1 Mar 2014, In : Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 71, 1, p. 37-38

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Comparative venom gland transcriptome surveys of the saw-scaled vipers (Viperidae: Echis) reveal substantial intra-family gene diversity and novel venom transcripts.

    Wuster, W., Casewell, N. R., Harrison, R. A., Wüster, W. & Wagstaff, S. C., 30 Nov 2009, In : BMC Genomics. 10, p. 564

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Complex cocktails: the evolutionary novelty of venoms

    Wuster, W., Casewell, N. R., Wüster, W., Vonk, F. J., Harrison, R. A. & Fry, B. G., 1 Apr 2013, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 28, 4, p. 291-229

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Confirmation of Naja oxiana in Himachal Pradesh, India

    Owens, J. B., Santra, V., Graham, S., Wüster, W. & Malhotra, A., 1 Dec 2019, In : Herpetological Bulletin. 150, p. 26-28

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Published

    Confronting taxonomic vandalism in biology: conscientious community self-organization can preserve nomenclatural stability

    Wüster, W., Thomson, S. A., O'Shea, M. & Kaiser, H., Jul 2021, In : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 133, 3, p. 645–670 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Convergent evolution of pain-inducing defensive venom components in spitting cobras

    Kazandjian, T. D., Petras, D., Robinson, S. D., van Thiel, J., Greene, H. W., Arbuckle, K., Barlow, A., Carter, D. A., Wouters, R., Whiteley, G., Wagstaff, S. C., Arias, A. S., Albulescu, L. O., Plettenberg Laing, A., Hall, C., Heap, A., Penrhyn-Lowe, S., McCabe, C. V., Ainsworth, S., da Silva, R. R., Dorrestein, P. C., Richardson, M. K., Gutiérrez, J. M., Calvete, J. J., Harrison, R. A., Vetter, I., Undheim, E. A. B., Wüster, W. & Casewell, N. R., 22 Jan 2021, In : Science. 371, 6527, p. 386-390 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Crowdsourcing snake identification with online communities of professional herpetologists and avocational snake enthusiasts

    Durso, A. M., Bolon, I., Kleinhesselink, A. R., Mondardini, M. R., Fernandez-Marquez, J. L., Gutsche-Jones, F., Gwilliams, C., Tanner, M., Smith, C. E., Wüster, W., Grey, F. & Ruiz de Castañeda, R., 13 Jan 2021, In : Royal Society Open Science. 8, 1, 21 p., 201273.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    Deconstructing compassionate conservation

    Hayward, M. W., Callen, A., Allen, B. L., Ballard, G., Broekhuis, F., Bugir, C., Clarke, R. H., Clulow, J., Clulow, S., Daltry, J. C., Davies-Mostert, H. T., Fleming, P. J. S., Griffin, A. S., Howell, L. G., Kerley, G. I. H., Klop-Toker, K., Legge, S., Major, T., Meyer, N., Montgomery, R. A., Moseby, K., Parker, D. M., Périquet, S., Read, J., Scanlon, R., Seeto, R., Shuttleworth, C., Somers, M. J., Tamessar, C. T., Tuft, K., Upton, R., Valenzuela-Molina, M., Wayne, A., Witt, R. R. & Wuster, W., Aug 2019, In : Conservation Biology. 33, 4, p. 760-768

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    Differential procoagulant effects of saw-scaled viper (Serpentes: Viperidae: Echis) snake venoms on human plasma and the narrow taxonomic ranges of antivenom efficacies

    Aymeric, R., Soerensen, C., op den Brouw, B., Lister, C., Dashevsky, D., Arbuckle, K., Gloria, A., Zdenek, C., Casewell, N. R., Gutiérrez, J. M., Wuster, W., Ali, S. A., Masci, P., Rowley, P., Frank, N. & Fry, B. G., 5 Oct 2017, In : Toxicology Letters. 280, 159-170, p. 159-170

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Published

    Do aposematism and Batesian mimicry require bright colours? A test, using European viper markings.

    Wuster, W., Wüster, W., Allum, C. S., Bjargardottir, I. B., Bailey, K. L., Dawson, K. J., Guenioui, J., Lewis, J., McGurk, J., Moore, A. G., Niskanen, M. & Pollard, C. P., 7 Dec 2004, In : Proceedings of The Royal Society B - Biological Sciences. 271, 1556, p. 2495-2499

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Published

    Domain loss facilitates accelerated evolution and neofunctionalization of duplicate snake venom metalloproteinase toxin genes.

    Wuster, W., Casewell, N. R., Wagstaff, S. C., Harrison, R. A., Renjifo, C. & Wüster, W., 1 Sep 2011, In : Molecular Biology and Evolution. 28, 9, p. 2637-2649

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Published

    Dynamic evolution of venom proteins in squamate reptiles

    Wuster, W., Casewell, N. R. & Wüster, W., 18 Sep 2012, In : Nature Communications. 3, p. Article number: 1066

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Published

    Effectiveness of snake antivenom: Species and regional venom variation and its clinical impact.

    Wuster, W., Fry, B. G., Winkel, K. D., Wickramaratna, J. C., Hodgson, W. C. & Wüster, W., 1 Jun 2003, In : Journal of Toxicology - Toxin Reviews. 22, 1, p. 23-34

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Published

    Electrospray liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry fingerprinting of Acanthophis (death adder) venoms: taxonomic and toxinological implications.

    Wuster, W., Fry, B. G., Wickramaratna, J. C., Hodgson, W. C., Alewood, P. F., Kini, R. M., Ho, H. & Wüster, W., 1 Feb 2002, In : Rapid communications in Mass Spectrometry. 16, 6, p. 600-608

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Published

    Ending the drought: new strategies for improving the flow of affordable, effective antivenoms in Asia and Africa

    Williams, D. J., Gutiérrez, J. M., Calvete, J. J., Wüster, W., Ratanabanangkoon, K., Paiva, O., Brown, N. I., Casewell, N. R., Harrison, R. A., Rowley, P., O'Shea, M., Jensen, S. D. & Winkel, K. D., 24 Aug 2011, In : Journal of Proteomics. 74, 9, p. 1735–1767 33 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Published

    Envisioning the future with 'compassionate conservation': An ominous projection for native wildlife and biodiversity

    Callen, A., Hayward, M. W., Klop-Toker, K., Allen, B. L., Ballard, G., Beranek, C. T., Broekhuis, F., Bugir, C. K., Clarke, R. H., Clulow, J., Clulow, S., Daltry, J. C., Davies-Mostert, H. T., Di Blanco, Y. E., Dixon, V., Fleming, P. J. S., Howell, L. G., Kerley, G. I. H., Legge, S. M., Lenga, D. J., Major, T., Montgomery, R. A., Moseby, K., Meyer, N., Parker, D. M., Periquet, S., Read, J., Scanlon, R. J., Shuttleworth, C., Tamessar, C. T., Taylor, W. A., Tuft, K., Upton, R. M. O., Valenzuela, M., Witt, R. R. & Wuster, W., Jan 2020, In : Biological Conservation. 241, 108365.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. Published

    Evaluating taxonomic inflation: towards evidence-based species delimitation in Eurasian vipers (Serpentes: Viperinae)

    Freitas, I., Ursenbacher, S., Mebert, K., Zinenko, O., Schweiger, S., Wüster, W., Brito, J. C., Crnobrnja-Isailović, J., Halpern, B., Fahd, S., Santos, X., Pleguezuelos, J. M., Joger, U., Orlov, N., Mizsei, E., Lourdais, O., Zuffi, M. A. L., Strugariu, A., Zamfirescu, Ş. R., Martínez-Solano, Í., Velo-Antón, G., Kaliontzopoulou, A. & Martínez-Freiría, F., 30 Jun 2020, In : Amphibia-Reptilia. 41, 3, p. 285-311 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. Published

    Fangs for the Memories? A Survey of Pain in Snakebite Patients Does Not Support a Strong Role for Defense in the Evolution of Snake Venom Composition

    Ward-Smith, H., Naude, A., Arbuckle, K. & Wuster, W., 22 Mar 2020, In : Toxins. 12, 3, 19 p., 201.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Published

    Gene tree parsimony of multilocus snake venom protein families reveals species tree conflict as a result of multiple parallel gene loss.

    Wuster, W., Casewell, N. R., Wagstaff, S. C., Harrison, R. A. & Wüster, W., 1 Mar 2011, In : Molecular Biology and Evolution. 28, 3, p. 1157-1172

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Published

    Genome-wide data implicate terminal fusion automixis in king cobra facultative parthenogenesis.

    Card, D. C., Vonk, F. J., Smallbrugge, S., Casewell, N. R., Wüster, W., Castoe, T. A., Schuett, G. W. & Booth, W., 31 Mar 2021, In : Scientific Reports. 11, 1, 9 p., 7271.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Published

    Geographic distribution: Bothriopsis taeniata or Bothrops taeniatus (Speckled forest-pitviper).

    Wuster, W., Freire, L. A., Garcia, F., Wüster, W. & Kuch, U., 1 Jan 2003, In : Herpetological Review. 34, p. 263

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. Published

    Get an eyeful of this: a new species of giant spitting cobra from eastern and north-eastern Africa (Squamata : Serpentes : Elapidae : Naja)

    Wuster, W., Wüster, W. & Broadley, D. G., 1 Jan 2007, In : Zootaxa. 1532, p. 51-68

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Published

    Historical biogeography of the western rattlesnake (Serpentes : Viperidae : Crotalus viridis), inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence information

    Pook, C. E., Wuster, W. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 May 2000, In : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 15, 2, p. 269-282

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. Published

    In praise of subgenera: taxonomic status of cobras of the genus Naja Laurenti (Serpentes: Elapidae).

    Wuster, W., Wallach, V., Wüster, W. & Broadley, D. G., 21 Sep 2009, In : Zootaxa. 2236, p. 26-36

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  42. Published

    Integration of nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences and morphology reveals unexpected diversity in the forest cobra (Naja melanoleuca) species complex in Central and West Africa (Serpentes: Elapidae).

    Wuster, W., Chirio, L., Trape, J. F., Ineich, I., Jackson, K., Greenbaum, E., Barron, C., Kusamba, C., Nagy, Z. T., Storey, R., Hall, C., Wuster, C., Barlow, A. & Broadley, D. G., 1 Aug 2018, In : Zootaxa. 4455, 1, p. 68-98 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  43. Published

    Is Hybridization a Source of Adaptive Venom Variation in Rattlesnakes? A Test, Using a Crotalus scutulatus x viridis Hybrid Zone in Southwestern New Mexico

    Zancolli, G., Baker, TI. G., Barlow, A., Bradley, R. K., Calvete, J. J., Carter, K. C., de Jager, K., Owens, J. B., Price, J. F., Sanz, L., Scholes-Higham, A., Shier, L., Wood, L., Wuster, C. & Wüster, W., 16 Jun 2016, In : Toxins. 8, 188, p. 1-16 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. Published

    Isolation of a neurotoxin (alpha colubritoxin) from a nonvenomous colubrid: Evidence for early origin of venom in snakes

    Wuster, W., Fry, B. G., Lumsden, N. G., Wüster, W., Wickramaratna, J. C., Hodgson, W. C. & Kini, R. M., 1 Oct 2003, In : Journal of Molecular Evolution. 57, 4, p. 446-452

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. E-pub ahead of print

    King or royal family? Testing for species boundaries in the King Cobra, Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836), using morphology and multilocus DNA analyses

    Gowri Shankar, P., Swamy, P., Williams, R. C., Ganesh, S. R., Moss, M., Höglund, J., Das, I., Sahoo, G., Vijayakumar, S. P., Shanker, K., Wüster, W. & Dutta, S. K., 30 Aug 2021, In : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 165, 107300, 63 p., 107300.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  46. Published

    Marking the un-markable: visible implant elastomer in wild juvenile snakes

    Major, T., Alkins, D. R., Jeffrey, L. & Wüster, W., 1 Jul 2020, In : Herpetological Journal. 30, 3, p. 173-176 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  47. Published

    Medically important differences in snake venom composition are dictated by distinct postgenomic mechanisms

    Wuster, W., Casewell, N. R., Wagstaff, S. C., Wüster, W., Cook, D. A., Bolton, F. M., King, S. I., Plan, D., Sanz. L., N. V., Calvete, J. J. & Harrison, R. A., 9 Jun 2014, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111, 25, p. 9205-9210

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. Published

    Molecular evolution and phylogeny of elapid snake venom three-finger toxins.

    Wuster, W., Fry, B. G., Wüster, W., Kini, R. M., Brusic, V., Khan, A., Venkataraman, D. & Rooney, A. P., 1 Jul 2003, In : Journal of Molecular Evolution. 57, 1, p. 110-129

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. Published

    Morphological correlates of incipient arboreality and ornithophagy in island pitvipers, and the phylogenetic position of Bothrops insularis.

    Wuster, W., Wüster, W., Duarte, M. R. & Da Graca Salomao, M., 1 May 2005, In : Journal of Zoology. 266, 1, p. 1-10

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. Published

    Multi-locus phylogeny and species delimitation of Australo-Papuan blacksnakes(Pseudechis Wagler, 1830: Elapidae: Serpentes)

    Maddock, S., Childerstone, A., Fry, B. G., Williams, D. J., Barlow, A. & Wüster, W., 1 Feb 2017, In : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 107, February, p. 48-55

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  51. Published

    Natural History Notes. Naja kaouthia (monocled cobra). Behavior / Spitting.

    Santra, V. & Wüster, W., 1 Jun 2017, In : Herpetological Review. 48, 2, p. 455-456 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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