Yuchi Zheng, Ph.D.

Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Associate Professor


9 Section 4, Ren-Min-Nan Road

Wuhou District, Chengdu 610041

Sichuan, China

Research Areas

Herpetology, Biogeography


B.Sc.   Sichuan University, 2000

M.Sc.   Chengdu Institute of Biology, CAS, 2004

Ph.D.   Institute of Zoology, CAS, 2008


Select Publications

  • Yuchi Zheng. 2019. The co-occurrence of loose skin and underwater calling in frogs—further evidence from Amolops ricketti and its implications. Journal of Zoology 309: 280–286.
  • Yuchi Zheng, Junhua Hu, Xiaomao Zeng. 2018. Examining the interglacial high-elevation refugia scenario in East Asian subtropical mountain systems with the frog species Leptobrachium liui. Ecology and Evolution 8: 9326–9340.
  • Yuchi Zheng, John J. Wiens. 2016. Combining phylogenomic and supermatrix approaches, and a time-calibrated phylogeny for squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes) based on 52 genes and 4162 species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 537–547.
  • Yuchi Zheng, John J. Wiens. 2015. Do missing data influence the accuracy of divergence-time estimation with BEAST? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 85: 41–49.
  • Yuchi Zheng, Rui Peng, Robert W. Murphy, Masaki Kuro-o, Lujun Hu, Xiaomao Zeng. 2012. Matrilineal genealogy of Hynobius (Caudata: Hynobiidae) and a temporal perspective on varying levels of diversity among lineages of salamanders on the Japanese Islands. Asian Herpetological Research 3: 288–302.
  • Yuchi Zheng, Dingqi Rao, Robert W. Murphy, Xiaomao Zeng. 2011. Reproductive behavior and underwater calls in the Emei mustache toad, Leptobrachium boringii. Asian Herpetological Research 2: 199–215.
  • Yuchi Zheng, Rui Peng, Masaki Kuro-o, Xiaomao Zeng. 2011. Exploring patterns and extent of bias in estimating divergence time from mitochondrial DNA sequence data in a particular lineage: a case study of salamanders (Order Caudata). Molecular Biology and Evolution 28: 2521–2535.
  • Yuchi Zheng, Duncan Deng, Shuqiang Li, Jinzhong Fu. 2010. Aspects of the breeding biology of the Omei mustache toad (Leptobrachium boringii): polygamy and paternal care. Amphibia-Reptilia 31: 183–194.
  • Yuchi Zheng, Jinzhong Fu, Shuqiang Li. 2009. Toward understanding the distribution of Laurasian frogs: a test of Savage’s biogeographical hypothesis using the genus Bombina. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52: 70–83.
  • Yuchi Zheng, Shuqiang Li, Jinzhong Fu. 2008. A phylogenetic analysis of the frog genera Vibrissaphora and Leptobrachium, and the correlated evolution of nuptial spine and reversed sexual size dimorphism. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 695–707.
  • Yuchi Zheng, Jinzhong Fu. 2007. Making a doughnut-shaped egg mass: oviposition behaviour of Vibrissaphora boringiae (Anura: Megophryidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 28: 309–311.
  • Yuchi Zheng, Xiaomao Zeng, Yuzhe Yuan, Zhijun Liu. 2004. Phylogenetic positions of Ophryophryne and four Leptobrachium group genera in Megophryidae (Anura). Sichuan Journal of Zoology 23: 290–295.
  • Yuchi Zheng, Banghui Mo, Zhijun Liu, Xiaomao Zeng. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships of megophryid genera (Anura: Megophryidae) based on partial sequences of mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene. Zoological Research 25: 205–213.