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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. L. Rex McAliley

Dr. L. Rex McAliley



GS 2643


660.562.1188 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2013

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D.  Texas Tech University (2006)
  • M.S.  Tarleton State University (2001)
  • B.S.  Tarleton State University (1998

Courses Taught

  • Allied Health Anatomy
  • Human Anatomy
  • Histology

Academic Interest

  • Conservation Genetics
  • Population Genetics
  • Mammalogy
  • Herpetology
  • Systematics and Phylogenetics

Scholarly Activity

  • Baker, R. J., R. D. Bradley and L. R. McAliley. 2003. Pocket Gophers. Pages 277-287 In G. A. Feldhammer, B. C. Thompson, and J. A. Chapman eds. Wild Mammals of North America, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • Baker, R. J., M. B. O’Neill, and L. R. McAliley. 2003. A new species of desert shrew, Notiosorex, based on nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data. Occasional Papers, Museum Texas Tech University 222:i+1-12.
  • Gonzales, Z., D. A. Ray, L. R. McAliley, M. Gray, C. Perchellet, L. Smith, and L. Densmore. 2004. Five polymorphic microsatellite markers for the Great Plains Toad, Bufo cognatus. Molecular Ecology Notes 4:910.
  • McAliley, L. R. and P. D. Sudman. 2005. Genetic diversity within the pocket gopher, Geomys texensis. The Southwestern Naturalist 50:334-341.
  • Bradley, L. C., B. R. Amman, J. G. Brant, L. R. McAliley, F. MendezHarclerode, J. R. Suchecki, C. Jones, H. H. Genoways, R. J. Baker, and R. D. Bradley. 2005. Mammalogy at Texas Tech University: A Historical Perspective. Occasional Papers, Museum Texas Tech University 243:1-30.  
  • McAliley, L. R. R. E. Willis, D. A. Ray, P. S. White, C. Brochu and L. D. Densmore. 2006. Are crocodiles really monophyletic? DNA and morphological Evidence for subgroups in Crocodylus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39:16-32.
  • McAliley, L. R., R. E. Willis, M. R. J. Forstner, T. Guerra, and L. D. Densmore III. 2006. Eight microsatellite markers for the San Esteban Chuckwalla, Sauromalus varius. Molecular Ecology Notes 6:759-761.
  • Haynie, M., J. G. Brant, L. R. McAliley, J. Pablo, D. A. Parrish, C. J. Phillips, C. Jones, and R. J. Baker. 2006. Investigations in a natural corridor between two natural parks in central Ecuador: results from the Sowell expedition, 2001. Occasional Papers, Museum Texas Tech University 263:i+1-16.
  • McAliley, L. R., M. B. O’Neill, and R. J. Baker. 2007. Molecular evidence for genetic subdivisions in the desert shrew, Notiosorex crawfordi. Southwestern Naturalist.
  • Willis, R. E., L. R. McAliley, E. Neeley, and L. D. Desnmore III. 2007. Nuclear evidence for placing Tomistoma schlegelli in the family Gavialidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.