Mauricio Rivera-Correa

Mauricio Rivera-Correa
National University of Colombia | UNAL · Instituto de Ciencias Naturales - ICN (Bogotá)

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Introduction
I am a Biologist, PhD in Zoology, Assistant Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. My interests are focused on biodiversity, natural history, evolution and systematics of neotropical amphibians and their direct connection with conservation biology. Homepage http://rivera-correa.weebly.com/
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January 2015 - February 2021
University of Antioquia
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  • Professor (Associate)
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  • http://rivera-correa.weebly.com/
January 2015 - May 2017
University of Antioquia
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  • Professor
April 2014 - present
Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia"
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (69)
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Hyloscirtus larinopygion is rediagnosed, and a new species formerly confused with that species is described from the highlands of the Central Cordillera in the Andes Mountains of Colombia. The new species differs from the other species of the H. larinopygion group by its color pattern, iris coloration, and presence of a nuptial pad with dark-brown...
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The Pristimantis lacrimosus species group, with 24 species distributed in the Neotropics, is a group of arbo-real frogs commonly inhabiting bromeliads. Previous studies have claimed the group to be monophyletic but few species have been included in phylogenetic analyses. In this paper, we included five additional species from the northern Andes in...
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Pristimantis, distributed throughout the New World tropics, is the most speciose vertebrate genus. Pristimantis presents an enormous morphological diversity and is currently divided into several demonstrably non-monophyletic phenetic species groups. With the purpose of increasing our understanding of Pristimantis systematics, we present the first p...
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Vocalizations are one of the most important communication modalities in amphibian biology, and advertisement call is the type of vocalization mostly emitted by anurans (frogs and toads). In the present study, we carried out a scientometric analysis of the advertisement call in species of anurans in Colombia to determine the state of knowledge of th...
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In anurans, vocalisations are the main behavioural modality of communication. Hence, the description of acoustic signals in anur-ans is important for understanding many aspects of their biology. We describe for the first time the advertisement calls for eight glass frog species (Centrolene antioquiensis, "Centrolene" robledoi, Nymphargus caucanus,...
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Characterising genetic divergence, and documenting phenotypic attributes in species are essential to understanding how evolution works in the context of geographic patterns. Here, we established the phylogenetic relationships of new specimens, estimated the genetic variation and documented vocalisations of Pristimantis jaguensis, a colourful specie...
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We describe the advertisement call of Pristimantis zophus, a small and endemic Colombian rainfrog distributed throughout the cloud forests of the northern region of Western Andes. We analyzed 163 advertisement calls from six males. The advertisement call of P. zophus is relatively simple, short, with a duration of 0.227 0.126 s (0.0900.415), and co...
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The phenotypic variation of some species at the geographic level makes them excellent models to evaluate different evolutionary attributes and answer questions related to their diversity. In addition, the constant effort of sampling in high Andean ecosystems that include the type localities of the species, and the integration of a novel data set ca...
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We describe the larval morphology of the stream-dwelling tadpole of Hyloscirtus antioquia based on specimens from the type locality, Antioquia, Colombia. The larvae of H. antioquia (belong to the suctorial ecomorphological guild) show morphological characters commonly associated with lotic habitats, like a depressed body, low fins, long tail, well-...
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Frequent biodiversity sampling and monitoring programs often lead to relevant taxonomic findings. Here, as a product of different field expeditions to two places in the northern Andes, we discover and describe two new species of rain frogs of the genus Pristimantis from the cloud forests of the Central Cordillera of Colombia. Pristimantis chocolate...
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Las señales acústicas son una de las formas de comunicación más importante en la fauna, incluso en la ubicación espacial de los individuos y sus presas. El estudio de las señales acústicas fortalece los campos de investigación en ecología, comportamiento, identificación taxonómica, uso de hábitat e incluso el efecto de las actividades humanas sobre...
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Zootaxa is a mega-journal that since its inception, 20 years ago, has contributed to the documentation of the planet’s biodiversity. Its role concerning terrestrial vertebrates has been crucial especially for amphibians, which are the most threatened class of vertebrates. As current editors of the Amphibia section, we reviewed the state of knowledg...
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True toads of the genus Rhinella are among the most common and diverse group of Neotropical anurans. These toads are widely distributed throughout South America, inhabiting a great diversity of environments and ecoregions. Currently, however, the genus is defined solely on the basis of molecular characters, and it lacks a proper diagnosis. Although...
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The relationships of the hyline tribe Dendropsophini remain poorly studied, with most published analyses dealing with few of the species groups of Dendropsophus. In order to test the monophyly of Dendropsophini, its genera, and the species groups currently recognized in Dendropsophus, we performed a total evidence phylogenetic analysis. The molecul...
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The acoustic signals in Atelopus (Anura: Bufonidae), a Neotropical genus currently composed of 97 species, are poorly known. In this study, we describe for the first time, the advertisement, release, and agonistic calls of Atelopus laetissimus, an endangered species endemic to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in northern Colombia. The calling beha...
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Continuous sampling in well studied areas may lead to new amphibian species discoveries, because population dynamics allow rare species to go unnoticed for years. Based on recent sampling of frogs in the northeastern region of Colombia, here we provide genetic, morphological, and bioacoustics evidence to support the description of a new species of...
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Con 814 especies formalmente descritas, Colombia es el segundo país con mayor diversidad de anfibios en el planeta, representando el 10.5% de las cifras de riqueza a nivel global. Alrededor del 60% de la diversidad de anfibios en Colombia está restringida a la región Andina, en donde además, se presenta el mayor grado de endemismo. En contraste con...
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Las vocalizaciones y cantos de ranas y sapos son uno de los más encantadores sonidos de las noches andinas, y ofrecen valiosa información sobre la biología, el comportamiento y la historia evolutiva de los anfibios.
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Taxonomía y sistemática Pristimantis scoloblepharus (Anura: Craugas-toridae) fue descrita por Lynch en 1991 bajo el nombre de Eleutherodactylus scoloblepharus con base en especímenes colectados en los munici-pios de Belmira y Sonsón en la región central de la Cordillera Central en el Departamento de Antioquia. Lynch y Duellman (1997) asigna-ron est...
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Los anfibios y reptiles son animales asombrosos y su biología es mucho más Fascinante y variada de lo que originalmente se consideraba. Esta afirmación se soporta fácilmente en múltiples aspectos, entre los cuales sobresale, su reproducción (Duellman & Trueb 1994; Wells 2007; Balshine 2012; Gómez-Mestre et al. 2012; Vitt & Caldwell 2014; Pough et a...
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Catálogo de Anfibios y Reptiles de Colombia
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El análisis de la biodiversidad asociada a los humedales es una tarea enorme, no solo por la complejidad de los sistemas biológicos sino por la alta e inexplorada diversidad que tienen estos ecosistemas. En los últimos años los estudios enfocados a conocer esta biodiversidad se han centrado en humedales de grandes extensiones, que se encuentran en...
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We describe a striking new species of the genus Sachatamia from the eastern slope of Colombia's Central Andes. The new species differs from the most closely related species (i.e., Sachatamia albomaculata and S. punctulata) by its green dorsal coloration in life with yellow and blue dots, and unique semicirclular, white blotch in the dorsal portion...
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We describe and compare the advertisement calls of Hyloscirtus antioquia and H. larinopygion, two sibling species of the Andean stream treefrogs of the Hyloscirtus larinopygion group. We recorded individual calls at seven localities in Colombia, including the type locality of H. antioquia. The advertisement calls of both species consist of a single...
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The Neotropical treefrog Hypsiboas crepitans (Wied, 1824) has an intriguing disjunct geographic distribution encompassing two large patches: the Atlantic Forest in southeastern South America and from the Guiana Shield to Central America in the north, that are separated by more than 1500 km. This distribution pattern led us to review the available m...
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A new species of Pristimantis is described from an Andean cloud forest at 2650 m in the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia. Pristimantis dorado sp. nov. is similar to and could be closely related to P. acutirostris, but can be readily distinguished from this latter species by the absence of a tympanic annulus, vocal slits, vocal sac and reticulations...
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We present a new molecular phylogeny of the stream treefrog genus Hyloscirtus, with an improved taxon sampling in the Hyloscirtus bogotensis group. The tree supports the existence of three clades within the genus (Hyloscirtus armatus group, H. bogotensis group and Hyloscirtus larinopygion group) in congruence with previous studies, and suggests the...
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We describe a remarkable new species of monophyletic genus Hyloscirtus from northeastern Peru. The presence of an enlarged, curved, and protruding prepollical spine; hypertrophied forelimbs; large, thick supracloacal flap and supratympanic fold; large size; nuptial pad absent and iris dark red diagnose this species. We hypothesize that the new spec...
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We describe the gastromyzophorous tadpole of Atelopus carrikeri, a harlequin frog endemic to the Sierra Ne-vada de Santa Marta, Colombia. In external morphology and colouration, this tadpole is similar to congeneric larvae with highland distributions yet distinct by its remarkable large size, having a well-developed suctorial ventral disc, and the...
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We describe the structure and histochemistry of mental and lateral glands in a representative array of 28 species of five genera of the Neotropical hylid frog tribe Cophomantini. Structural diversity was coded in 15 characters that were optimized on the most recent phylogenetic hypothesis. Mental and lateral glands occur in 17 species and 10 specie...
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We describe a new species of Pristimantis from the humid forests on the eastern flank of the northern Cordillera Central in Colombia (6 degrees 23' 19.3554" N, 75 degrees 1' 24.0594" W; ca. 1150 m. a. s. l.). Pristimantis jaguensis sp. nov. is characterized by an extraordinary variation in color and is readily distinguished from congeneric species...
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Hyloscirtus palmeri (Boulenger 1908) fue descrita originalmente como Hyla palmeri Boulenger 1908 basada en especímenes de la localidad de Jiménez, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Cochran y Goin (1970) consideraron esta especie como sinónimo de Hyloscirtus albopunctulatus (Boulenger 1882), asignación cuestionada por Myers y Duellman (1982) y removida for...
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We examine factors that influence male mating success in the glass frog Centrolene savagei; in addition, we describe courtship behaviour, oviposition and early parental behaviour. Fieldwork was conducted in the Colombian Andes during the rainy season from April 2006 to January 2011. Larger males had more chances of mating than smaller males; neithe...
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Glassfrogs (family Centrolenidae) are a charismatic group that currently contains about 149 species biogeographically restricted to the Neotropics (Frost 2013). The advertisement call and tadpole has been described for less than 25% glassfrog species, 32 and 35 species respectively (e.g. Marquez et al . 1996; Ospina-Sarria et al . 2011). Centrolene...
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We describe Dendropsophus manonegra sp. nov. from the upper Amazon basin in the eastern foothills of the Andes in Colombia (1° 47' 42.2" N, 75° 38' 48.7" W; 1040 m a.s.l.). Phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequences of 2582 aligned base pairs of the 12S and 16S rRNA genes recovered the new species as a member of the D. leucophyllatus species group and...
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We describe a new species of the charismatic red-eyed treefrogs (genus Agalychnis) from middle Magdalena River valley of Colombia (05°50'8.04"N, 74°50'16.55"W, 380 m a.s.l.). The new species is readily distinguished from all species members of the group by having orange flanks with small white warts. Phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequences of 16S rR...
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We describe Dendropsophus manonegra sp. nov. from the upper Amazon basin in the eastern foothills of the Andes in Colombia (1° 47' 42.2'' N, 75° 38' 48.7'' W; 1040 m a.s.l.). Phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequences of 2582 aligned base pairs of the 12S and 16S rRNA genes recovered the new species as a member of the D. leucophyllatus species group an...