Mauricio Rivera-Correa


Adjunct Researcher
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Bogotá – Colombia

E-mail: [email protected]

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2009-2014. Ph.D. Zoología. Programa de Postgrado en Biociencias, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brasil.

2007. Máster en Gestión y Conservación de la Biodiversidad en los Trópicos. Universidad San Pablo, España.

1999-2005. Biólogo. Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia.


Evolution, Phylogenetic &  Systematics of Amphibians.

Areas of Interest:

My research interests are focused on biodiversity, evolution and systematics of Neotropical amphibians and their direct connection with conservation biology. Specifically, my aims are to integrate a molecular perspective, morphological and behavioral evidence to address goals such as: Proposing evolutionary scenarios of the relationships between species, evaluating different operational criteria for establishing species boundaries, describing aspects of natural history that will assist in understanding different evolutionary attributes, and understanding patterns of species distribution as a mechanism of speciation.

Recent publications:

Rivera-Correa, M., C. Jimenez and J.M. Daza. 2017. Phylogenetic analysis of the Neotropical Pristimantis leptolophus species group (Anura: Craugastoridae): molecular approach and description of a new polymorphic species. Zootaxa 4242 (2): 313-343.

Orrico, V. G. D., I. Nunes, C. Mattedi, A. Fouquet, A. W. Lemos, M. Rivera-Correa, M. L. Lyra, D. Loebmann, B. V. S. Pimenta, U. Caramaschi, M. T. Rodrigues & C. F. B. Haddad. 2017. Integrative taxonomy supports the existence of two distinct species within Hypsiboas crepitans (Anura: Hylidae). Salamandra 53: 99-113.

Rivera-Correa, M, Vargas-Salinas, F. and  T. Grant. En prensa. Statistical differences and biological implications: a comparative analysis of the advertisement calls of two Andean stream treefrog (Hylidae: Hyloscirtus) and the evolution of acoustic characters. Salamandra.

Rivera-Correa, M. and J.M. Daza. 2016. Molecular phylogenetics of the Pristimanstis lacrimosus species group (Anura: Craugastoridae) with the description of a new species from Colombia. Acta Herpetologica 11(1): 31-45

Rivera-Correa, M., F. LaMadrid and A. Crawford.  2016. A new small golden frog of the genus Pristimantis (Anura: Craugastoridae) from Andean cloud forest of Colombia. Amphibia-Reptilia 37 (2): 153-166.

Rivera-Correa, M., K. García-Burneo and T. Grant. 2016. A new red-eyed of stream treefrog of Hyloscirtus (Anura: Hylidae) from Peru, with comments on the taxonomy of the genus. Zootaxa 4061 (1): 029-040.

Rivera-Correa, M., K. García-Burneo and T. Grant. 2016. A new red-eyed of stream treefrog of Hyloscirtus (Anura: Hylidae) from Peru, with comments on the taxonomy of the genus. Zootaxa 4061 (1): 029-040  PDF

Guayasamin, J.M., M. Rivera-Correa, A. Arteaga, J. Culebras, L. Bustamante, R.A. Pyron, N. Peñafiel, C. Morochze and C.R. Hutter. 2015. Molecular phylogeny of stream treefrogs (Hylidae: Hyloscirtus bogotensis Group), with a new species from the Andes of Ecuador. Neotropical Biodiversity, 1 (1): 2–21.

Rueda-Solano L., F. Vargas-Salinas and M. Rivera-Correa. 2015. The highland tadpole of harlequin frog Atelopus carrikeri Ruthven 1916 (Anura: Bufonidae) with an analysis of its microhabitat preference. Salamandra 51(1): 25-32.

Rivera-Prieto, D. M. Rivera-Correa and J.M. Daza. 2014. A new colorful species of Pristimantis (Anura: Craugastoridae) from the eastern flank of the Cordillera Central in Colombia. Zootaxa 3900 (2): 223-242.