With more than 17,000 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.


Recent publications

Marín, C.M.*, C. Molina-Zuluaga, A. Restrepo, E.Cano & J.M. Daza*. 2018. A new species of Leucostethus (Anura: Dendrobatidae) from the eastern versant of the Central Cordillera of Colombia with comments on the phylogenetic position of Colostethus fraterdanieli. Zootaxa XX: XX-XX. * These authors contributed equally.

Marín, C.M., F.A. Toro, J.M. Daza. 2017. On geographic distribution and morphological variation of the poorly known lizard Anolis anoriensis Velasco, Gutiérrez-Cárdenas & Quintero-Angel, 2010 (Squamata: Dactyloidae). Herpetology Notes 10: 643-645.

Restrepo, A., Molina-Zuluaga, C., J.P. Hurtado, C.M. Marín, and Daza, J.M. 2017. Herpetofauna in two localities on the northern Andes of Colombia. CheckList 13 (4): 203–237. Doi: 10.15560/13.4.203.

Grisales-Martínez, F., J.A. Velasco, W. Bolívar, E.E. Williams, J.M. Daza. 2017. The taxonomic and phylogenetic status of some poorly known Anolis species from the Andes of Colombia with the description of a nomen nudum taxon. Zootaxa 4303 (2): 213–230. 10.11646/zootaxa.4303.2.2

Marín, C.M., F.A. Toro, J.M. Daza. 2017. First trans-Andean record of Atractus occipitoalbus (Jan, 1862), (Squamata, Dipsadidae), from Colombia. Herpetology Notes 10: 49-51.

Molina-Zuluaga, C., E Cano, A. Restrepo, M. Rada, & J.M. Daza. 2017. Out of Amazonia: the unexpected trans-Andean distribution of Cochranella resplendens (Lynch and Duellman, 1978) (Anura: Centrolenidae). Zootaxa 4238 (2): 268–274. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4238.2.8

Rivera-Correa, M., C. Jiménez-Rivillas & 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. DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4242.2.6.

Rada, M., A. M. Jeckel, V. Z. Caorsi, L. S. Barrientos, M. Rivera-Correa and T. Grant. 2017. A Remarkable New White-Eyed Glassfrog Species of Sachatamia from Colombia (Anura: Centrolenidae), with Comments on the Systematics of the Genus. South American Journal of Herpetology 12: 157-173.

Vargas-Salinas, F., M. Ospina-L. , J. A. Rios-Soto and M. Rivera-Correa. 2017. Centrolene savagei (Anura: Centrolenidae). Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles SSAR. 1-11.

Rivera-Correa, M., F. Vargas-Salinas  and  T. Grant. 2017. 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 53 (2): 237-244.