Taxonomy and Systematics

With more than 12,000 specimens of amphibians and reptiles in our herpetological collection, we have been documenting the herpetofaunal diversity in Colombia and expanded the known distribution for many species. Currently, we are strengthening our research program in taxonomy and systematics from descriptions of new species by combining multiple sources of evidence. Thus, integrating morphological, molecular, biogeographic and bioacoustics approaches, we are inferring patterns and processes of speciation mainly in the tropical Andes. We also maintain active collaboration with several researchers and institutions throughout the country, as well with international museums.



Rivera-Correa, M., F. Duarte-Cubides, J.V. Rueda-Almonacid and J.M. Daza. 2013. A new red-eyed treefrog of Agalychnis (Anura: Hylidae: Phyllomedusinae) from middle Magdalena River valley of Colombia with comments on its phylogenetic position. Zootaxa 3636: 85-100.

Rivera-Correa, M. and P.D.A. Gutiérrez-Cardenas. 2012. A new highland species of treefrog of the Dendropsophus columbianus group (Anura: Hylidae) from the Andes of Colombia. Zootaxa 3486: 50-62.

Bravo-Valencia, L., Rivera-Correa, M. 2011. A new species of harlequin frog (Bufonidae: Atelopus) with an unusual behavior from Andes of Colombia. Zootaxa 3045: 57–67.

Arredondo JC, Sánchez-Pacheco SJ. 2010. New endemic species of Riama (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Northern Colombia. Journal of Herpetology 44: 610–617.

Velasco JA, Gutiérrez-Cárdenas PDA, Quintero-Angel A. 2010. A new species of Anolis of the aequatorialis group (Squamata: Iguania) from the central Andes of Colombia. Herpetological Journal 20: 231–236.