Juan Carlos Chávez-ArribasplataInstituto Peruano de Herpetología
Juan Carlos Chávez-Arribasplata
Studying at the OEP-biology master of science program Universität Bonn, Germany
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The tropical Andes Mountains exhibit high levels of endemism and spatial turnover in the distribution of species. The lizard genus Stenocercus Duméril & Bibron, 1837, contains 76 species and most of them occur in the tropical Andes, reaching elevations up to 4,000 m. We describe four new species of Stenocercus based on the examination of newly coll...
We describe a new species of microhylid frog of the genus Synapturanus from the lower Putumayo basin in Loreto, Perú. Specimens inhabited the soils of stunted pole forests growing on peat. The new species is distinguished from other species of Synapturanus through morphology, genetics, and acoustic characteristics. This species differs from most no...
We describe a new species of marsupial frog, genus Gastrotheca , using morphological characters and molecular data as lines of evidence. The new species was discovered in the páramo and the ecotone between páramo and humid montane forest of Cordillera de Colán, at elevations between 3136 and 3179 m a.s.l., in northeastern Peru. The new species is d...
The tropical Andes are known to be the richest and most diverse place on earth. This mountainous region covers almost one third of the Peruvian territory, and its herpetofauna remains poorly known. The lizard genus Stenocercus Duméril & Bibron, 1837 contains 69 species and most of them occur in the tropical Andes, although some exist as high as 400...
The arboreal, nocturnal and widely distributed snake Bothrops bilineatus smaragdinus (Squamata, Viperidae) is known as a generalist whose diet items have rarely been identified to species level. In this work we report three new items for its diet: an adult frog Dendropsophus marmoratus (Anura, Hylidae), an adult lizard Thecadactylus solimoensis (Sq...
Little has been learned about the lizard Proctoporus laudahnae since its description. Based on six specimens collected recently from Achupampa, on the eastern Andean slopes of central Peru, we present data about its geographic distribution, coloration in life, pholidosis variation, and natural history
In 2010, Aguilar et al. (2010) reported Clelia equatoriana for northern Peru; however, no voucher specimens or any data proving the record were mentioned. Here we confirm the presence of C. equatoriana in Peru based on collected specimens from a recent survey conducted in Piura Department, Peru, and provide novel data from the examination of museum...
Founded in 2007, CORBIDI’s herpetological collection now has more than 20,000 specimens. However, as the collection became larger, so the expenses related to its maintenance became larger too, awakening a need to get more funds continuously. During 2017 we got be financed by the GGBN with 30,000.00 USD and our equipment and software for maintenance changed radically. Furthermore, the curation quality of our specimens and its data increased considerably. At the end of our first proposal we reached to deliver the data of 9004 samples. Now we want continue improving some details in our collection management (specially related to the taxonomy of our samples) and want to increase the number of endemic taxa in our renewed genome bank.