Venegas, Pablo J., Luis A. García-Ayachi, Juan C. Chávez-Arribasplata, Axel Marchelie, Santiago Bullard, Eduardo Quispe, Juan D. Valencia, Jasmín Odar, and Omar Torres-Carvajal. 2024. Two new species of wood lizards (Hoplocercinae: Enyalioides) from Cordillera de Colán in north-eastern Peru. Journal of Vertebrate Biology 73 (23074): 1-17.


Carrasco, Paola A., Claudia Koch, Felipe G. Grazziotin, Pablo J. Venegas, Juan C. Chaparro, Gustavo J. Scrocchi, David Salazar-Valenzuela, Gerardo C. Leynaud, and Camilo I. Mattoni. 2023. Total-evidence phylogeny and evolutionary morphology of New World pitvipers (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae).  Cladistics 39 (2):71-100. doi:

Chávez, Germán, Wilmar Aznaran, Luis A. García-Ayachi, and Alessandro Catenazzi. 2023. Rising from the ashes: A new treefrog (Anura, Hylidae, Scinax) from a wildfire-threatened area in the Amazon lowlands of central Peru.  Evolutionary Systematics 7 (1):183-194. doi: 10.3897/evolsyst.7.102425.

Chávez, Germán, Luis A. García-Ayachi, and Alessandro Catenazzi. 2023. “A new species of frog (Terrarana, Strabomantidae, Phrynopus) from the Peruvian Andean Grasslands.  Evolutionary Systematics 7 (1):105-116. doi: 10.3897/evolsyst.7.96258.

Chávez, Germán, Luis A. García-Ayachi, and Alessandro Catenazzi. 2023. A new species of Microteiid Lizard (Gymnophthalmidae, Cercosaurini, Selvasaura) from a remote area in the Peruvian Andes.  Evolutionary Systematics 7 (1):123-132. doi: 10.3897/evolsyst.7.99118.

Venegas, Pablo J., Luis A. García-Ayachi, Axel Marchelie, Jesús R. Ormeño, and Alessandro Catenazzi. 2023. A New Species of Terrestrial-Breeding Frog, Genus Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae), from the Peruvian Yungas of Central Peru.  Taxonomy 3 (2):331-345. doi: 10.3390/taxonomy3020019.

Venegas, Pablo J., Luis A. García-Ayachi, Eduardo Toral, José Malqui, and Santiago R. Ron. 2023. “A new species of spiny-backed tree frog, genus Osteocephalus (Anura, Hylidae), from the Yanachaga Chemillén National Park in central Peru.  Evolutionary Systematics 7 (2):237-251. doi: 10.3897/evolsyst.7.102360.


Chávez, Germán, Michelle E. Thompson, David A. Sánchez, Juan Carlos Chávez-Arribasplata, and Alessandro Catenazzi. 2022. “A needle in a haystack: Integrative taxonomy reveals the existence of a new small species of fossorial frog (Anura, Microhylidae, Synapturanus) from the vast lower Putumayo basin, Peru.  Evolutionary Systematics 6 (1):9-20. doi: 10.3897/evolsyst.6.80281.

Echevarria, L. Y., D. J. Paluh, Luis Alberto García-Ayachi, P. J. Venegas, A. Catenazzi, R. Pradel, and S. Castroviejo-Fisher. 2022. Two new species of marsupial frogs (Anura: Hemiphractidae) from the Central Andes of northern Peru.  Salamandra 58 (1):1-23.

García-Bravo, Antonio, Betty K. Guzman, Jani E. Mendoza, Cristóbal Torres Guzmán, Manuel Oliva, Elgar Barboza, Jhon Quiñones Rámirez, J. Luis Zabarburu-Veneros, and Pablo J. Venegas. 2022. Updating the distribution of Dicrodon guttulatum Dumeril & Bibron, 1839 (Reptilia, Teiidae) with a disjunct population in the eastern slope of the Peruvian Andes.  Check List 18 (3):483-491. doi: 10.15560/18.3.483.

Muell, M. R., G. Chavez, I. Prates, W. X. Guillory, T. R. Kahn, E. M. Twomey, M. T. Rodrigues, and J. L. Brown. 2022. Phylogenomic analysis of evolutionary relationships in Ranitomeya poison frogs (Family Dendrobatidae) using ultraconserved elements.  Mol Phylogenet Evol 168:107389. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2022.107389.

Venegas, Pablo J, Luis Alberto García-Ayachi, Juan C. Chávez-Arribasplata, and Antonio García-Bravo. 2022. Four New species of polychromatic spiny-tailed iguanian lizards, genus Stenocercus (Iguania: Tropiduridae), from Peru.  Zootaxa 5115 (1):001–028. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.5115.1.1.


Chávez, Germán, Andy C Barboza, and Michelle E. Thompson. 2021. The distribution and call of Vraem´Treefrog, Dendropsophus vraemi (Caminer, Milá, Jansen, Fouquet, Venegas, Chávez, Lougheed, and Ron 2017), with comments on its conservation status.  Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 15 (2):311-317.

Chávez, Germán, Luis A. García-Ayachi, and Alessandro Catenazzi. 2021. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: Cruciform eye reveals new species of direct-developing frog (Strabomantidae, Pristimantis) in the Amazonian Andes.  Evolutionary Systematics 5 (1):81-92. doi: 10.3897/evolsyst.5.63674.

Chavez, G., T. Ma Landestoy, G. S. Ross, and J. A. Ugarte-Nunez. 2021. New distributional records of the Samana least gecko (Sphaerodactylus samanensis, Cochran, 1932) with comments on its morphological variation and conservation status.  PeerJ 9:e10404. doi: 10.7717/peerj.10404.

Chávez, Germán, Jose Malqui, and Alessandro Catenazzi. 2021. A new riparian Andean Potamites (Reptilia, Squamata, Gymnophtalmidae) from El Sira Mountains, central Peru, with comments on P. ecpleopus Cope 1875, and on the taxonomy and biogeography of Potamites.  European Journal of Taxonomy 760:136-159. doi: 10.5852/ejt.2021.760.1445.

Echevarría, Lourdes Y, Pablo J. Venegas, Luis A. García-Ayachi, and Pedro M. Sales Nunes. 2021. “An elusive new species of gymnophthalmid lizard (Cercosaurinae, Selvasaura) from the Andes of northern Peru.”  Evol. Syst. 5 (2):177–187. doi: 10.3897/evolsyst.5.68520.

Fouquet, Antoine, Pedro Marinho, Alexandre Réjaud, Thiago R. Carvalho, Marcel A. Caminer, Martin Jansen, Raíssa N. Rainha, Miguel T. Rodrigues, Fernanda P. Werneck, Albertina P. Lima, Tomas Hrbek, Ariovaldo A. Giaretta, Pablo J. Venegas, Germán Chávez, and Santiago Ron. 2021. Systematics and biogeography of the Boana albopunctata species group (Anura, Hylidae), with the description of two new species from Amazonia.  Systematics and Biodiversity 19 (4):375-399. doi: 10.1080/14772000.2021.1873869.

Lehr, E, J. C. Cusi, Lily O Rodriguez, Pablo Venegas, Luis Alberto García Ayachi, and A. Catenazzi. 2021. A New Species of Toad (Anura: Bufonidae: Rhinella) from Northern Peru.  Taxonomy 2021 (1):210-225. doi:

Venegas, Pablo J., Germán Chávez, Luis A. García-Ayachi, Vilma Duran, and Omar Torres-Carvajal. 2021. A new species of wood lizard (Hoplocercinae, Enyalioides) from the Río Huallaga Basin in Central Peru.  Evolutionary Systematics 5 (2):263-273. doi: 10.3897/evolsyst.5.69227. 

Venegas, Pablo J, Luis Alberto García Ayachi, and Alessandro Catenazzi. 2021. Two New Species of Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae) from Amazonas Department in Northeastern Peru.  Taxonomy 2 (1):20-40. doi: 10.3390/taxonomy2010002.

Venegas, Pablo J., and Luis Alberto García-Ayachi. 2021. New localities, range extension, natural history, and conservation status of Nymphargus mixomaculatus;(Guayasamin, Lehr, Rodriguez & Aguilar, 2006).  Check List 17 (2):407-414. doi: 10.15560/17.2.407.

Venegas, Pablo J, Luis A. García-Ayachi, Lourdes Y. Echevarría, Daniel J. Paluh, Juan C. Chávez-Arribasplata, Axel Marchelie, and Alessandro Catenazzi. 2021. A new species of marsupial frog (Anura; Gastrotheca) from the Cordillera de Colán in northeastern Peru.  Vertebr. Zool. 71:201–218. doi: 10.3897/vz.71.e60097.

Venegas, Pablo J., Luis Alberto García-Ayachi, Jesús Ormeño, Santiago Bullard, Alessandro Catenazzi, and Ana Paula Motta. 2021. Two new species of terrestrial-breeding frogs (Anura: Brachycephaloidea) from Cordillera de Colán, Peru.  Neotropical Biodiversity 7 (1):279-296. doi: 10.1080/23766808.2021.1953894.

Von May, Rudolf, Pablo J Venegas, Germán Chávez, and Gabriel C Costa. 2021. Range expansion of the invasive Tropical House Gecko, Hemidacttylus mabouia (Squamata: Gekkonidae), in South America.  Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 15 (2):323-334.


Chávez, Germán, Luis Alberto García-Ayachi, and Alessandro Catenazzi. 2020. A new species of frog (Terrarana, Strabomantidae, Phrynopus) from the Peruvian Andean grasslands.  PeerJ 8:e9433. doi: 10.7717/peerj.9433. 

García-Ayachi, Luis Alberto, Mallory Witter, and Christopher Kirkby. 2020. Anolis tandai, a new dietary record for the Amazon ringed snake, Rhinobotryum lentiginosum (Scopoli, 1785)(Squamata: Colubridae).  Herpetology Notes 13 (2020):981-987.

Venegas, Pablo J, L. Y. EchevarrIa, Luis A. García-Ayachi, and C. Z. Landauro. 2020. Two new sympatric species of Stenocercus (Squamata: Iguania) from the inter-Andean valley of the Mantaro river, Peru.  Zootaxa 4858 (4):555–575. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4858.4.5.

Venegas, Pablo J, Luis A. García-Ayachi, Juan C. Chávez-Arribasplata, Germán Chávez, Iván Wong, and Antonio García-Bravo. 2020. Four new species of Stenocercus Duméril & Bibron, 1837 (Squamata, Iguania) from the Department of Amazonas in northeastern Peru.  Evol. Syst. 4 (2):79–108. doi: 10.3897/evolsyst.4.57578.