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A446. Ali, J.R. & M. Vences (2019): Novel summary metrics for insular biotic assemblages based on taxonomy and phylogeny: Biogeographical, palaeogeographical and possible conservational applications. – Journal of Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13706

A445. Ali, J.R. & M. Vences (2019): Mammals and long-distance over-water colonization: The case for rafting dispersal; the case against phantom causeways. – Journal of Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13659.


A444. Bletz, M.C., B. Bunk, C. Spröer, P. Biwer, S. Reiter, F.C.E. Rabemananjara, S. Schulz, J. Overmann & M. Vences (2019): Amphibian skin-associated Pigmentiphaga: Genome sequence and occurrence across geography and hosts. – PLoS One 14: e0223747. (PDF)

A443. Ratsoavina, F.M., M.D. Scherz, K.A. Tolley, A.P. Raselimanana, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2019): A new species of Uroplatus (Gekkonidae) from Ankarana National Park, Madagascar, of remarkably high genetic divergence. – Zootaxa 4683: 84-96. (PDF)

A442. Sanchez, E., A. Rodríguez, J.H. Grau, S. Lötters, S. Künzel, R.A. Saporito, E. Ringler, S. Schulz, K.C. Wollenberg Valero & M. Vences (2019): Transcriptomic signatures of experimental alkaloid consumption in a poison frog. – Genes 10: 733. (PDF)

A441. Garcia-Porta, J., I. Irisarri, M. Kirchner, A. Rodríguez, S. Kirchhof, J.L. Brown, A. MacLeod, A.P. Turner, F. Ahmadzadeh, G. Albaladejo, J. Crnobrnja-Isailovic, I. De la Riva, A. Fawzi, P. Galán, B. Göçmen, D. J. Harris, O. Jiménez-Robles, U. Joger, O. Jovanovic Glavas, M. Karis, G. Koziel, S. Künzel, M. Lyra, D. Miles, M. Nogales, M.A. Oguz, P. Pafilis, L. Rancilhac, N. Rodríguez, B. Rodríguez Concepción, E. Sanchez, D. Salvi, T. Slimani, A. S’khifa, A.T. Qashqaei, A. Zagar, A. Lemmon, E. Moriarty Lemmon, M. A. Carretero, S. Carranza, H. Philippe, B. Sinervo, J. Müller, M. Vences, K.C. Wollenberg Valero (2019) Environmental temperatures shape thermal physiology as well as diversification and genome-wide substitution rates in lizards. – Nature Communications 10: 4077. (PDF) //  Nature Research blog entry by K. Valero

A440. Thomas, V., Y. Wang, P. Van Rooij, E. Verbrugghe, V. Balás, J. Bosch, A. A. Cunningham, M.C. Fisher, T.W.J. Garner, M.J. Gilbert, E. Grasselli, T. Kinet, A. Laudelout, S. Lötters, A. Loyau, C. Miaud, S. Salvidio, D.S. Schmeller, B.R. Schmidt, A. Spitzen-van der Sluijs, S. Steinfartz, M. Veith, M. Vences, N. Wagner, S. Canessa, A. Martel & F. Pasmans (2019): Mitigating Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Europe. – Amphibia-Reptilia 40: 265-290. (PDF)

A439. Foley, S., T. Lüddecke, D.Q. Cheng, H. Krehenwinkel, S. Künzel, S.J. Longhorn, I. Wendt, V. von Wirth, R. Tänzler, M. Vences & W.H. Piel (2019): Tarantula phylogenomics: A robust phylogeny of deep theraphosid clades inferred from transcriptome data sheds light on the prickly issue of urticating setae evolution. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 140: 106573. (PDF)

A438. Becker, C.G., M.C. Bletz, S.E. Greenspan, D. Rodriguez, C. Lambertini, T.S. Jenkinson, P.R. Guimarães Jr, A.P.A. Assis, R. Geffers, M. Jarek, L.F. Toledo, M. Vences & C.F.B. Haddad (2019): Low-load pathogen spillover predicts shifts in skin microbiome and survival of a terrestrial breeding amphibian. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286: 20191114. (PDF)

A437. Mohan, A.V., P.S. Gehring, M.D. Scherz, F. Glaw, F.M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences (2019): Comparative phylogeography and patterns of deep genetic differentiation of two gecko species, Paroedura gracilis and Phelsuma guttata, across north-eastern Madagascar. – Salamandra 55: 211-220. (PDF)

A436. Vences, M., R.G.B. Perl, K. Giesen, R. Schluckebier, K. Simon, E. Schmidt, S. Steinfartz & T. Ziegler (2019): Development of new microsatellite markers for the Green Toad, Bufotes viridis, to assess population structure at its northwestern range boundary in Germany. – Salamandra 55: 191-198. (PDF)

A435. Scherz, M.D., F. Glaw, C.R. Hutter, M.C. Bletz, A. Rakotoarison, J. Köhler & M. Vences (2019): Species complexes and the importance of Data Deficient classification in Red List assessments: The case of Hylobatrachus frogs. – PLoS ONE 14: e0219437. (PDF)

A434. Sabino-Pinto, J., A. Rakotoarison, M.C. Bletz, D. Edmonds, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2019): A new species of the Spinomantis bertini species complex (Anura: Mantellidae) from Pic d’Ivohibe Special Reserve (Madagascar). – Zootaxa 4656: 133-142. (PDF)

A433. Rakotoarison, A., M.D. Scherz, M.C. Bletz, J.H. Razafindraibe, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2019): Description of the lucky Cophyla (Microhylidae, Cophylinae), a new arboreal frog from Marojejy National Park in north-eastern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 4651: 271-288. (PDF)

A432. Preißler, K., S. Gippner, T. Lüddecke, E.T. Krause, S. Schulz, M. Vences & S. Steinfartz (2019): More yellow more toxic? Sex rather than alkaloid content is correlated with yellow coloration in the fire salamander. – Journal of Zoology 308: 293-300. (PDF)

A431. Scherz, M.D., J. Köhler, M. Vences & F. Glaw (2019): A new yellow-toed Platypelis species (Anura, Microhylidae, Cophylinae) from the Maroantsetra region, northeastern Madagascar. – Evolutionary Systematics 3: 75-83. (PDF)

A430. Knepper, J., T. Lüddecke, K. Preißler, M. Vences & S. Schulz (2019): Isolation and identification of alkaloids from poisons of fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra). – Journal of Natural Products 82: 1319-1324 (PDF)

A429. Blom, M.P.K., N.J. Matzke, J.G. Bragg, E. Arida, C.C. Austin, A.R. Backlin, M.A. Carretero, R.N. Fisher, F. Glaw, S.A. Hathaway, D.T. Iskandar, J.A. McGuire, B.R. Karin, S.B. Reilly, E.N. Rittmeyer, S. Rocha, M. Sanchez, A.L. Stubbs, M. Vences & C. Moritz (2019): Habitat preference modulates transoceanic dispersal in a terrestrial vertebrate. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286: 20182575. (PDF)

A428. Rakotoarison, A., M.D. Scherz, M.C. Bletz, J.H. Razafindraibe, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2019): Diversity, elevational variation, and phylogeographic origin of stump-toed frogs (Microhylidae: Cophylinae: Stumpffia) on the Marojejy massif, northern Madagascar. – Salamandra 55: 115-123. (PDF)

A427. Köhler, J., M. Vences, M.D. Scherz & F. Glaw (2019): A new species of nocturnal gecko, genus Paroedura, from the karstic Tsingy de Bemaraha formation in western Madagascar. – Salamandra 55: 73-81. (PDF)

A426. Glaw, F., O. Hawlitschek, K. Glaw & M. Vences (2019): Integrative evidence confirms new endemic island frogs and transmarine dispersal of amphibians between Madagascar and Mayotte (Comoros archipelago). – The Science of Nature 106: 19. (PDF)

A425. Crottini, A., P. Orozco-terWengel, F.C.E. Rabemananjara, J.S. Hauswaldt & M. Vences (2019): Mitochondrial introgression, color pattern variation, and severe demographic bottlenecks in three species of Malagasy poison frogs, genus Mantella. – Genes 10: 317. (PDF)

A424. Melnik, K., M. Menke, A. Rakotoarison, M. Vences & S. Schulz (2019): Identification and synthesis of luteolide, a highly branched macrolide semiochemical from the mantellid frog Gephyromantis luteus. – Organic Letters 21: 2851-2854. (PDF)

A423. Sabino-Pinto, J., A. Martel, F. Pasmans, S. Steinfartz & M. Vences (2019): Pooling skin swabs does not inhibit qPCR detection of amphibian chytrid infection. – PLoS ONE 14: e0214405. (PDF)

A422. Scherz, M.D., C.R. Hutter, A. Rakotoarison, J.C. Riemann, M.O.Rödel, S.H. Ndriantsoa, J. Glos, S. Hyde Roberts, A. Crottini, M. Vences & F. Glaw (2019) Morphological and ecological convergence at the lower size limit for vertebrates highlighted by five new miniaturised microhylid frog species from three different Madagascan genera. – PLoS ONE 14: e0213314. (PDF)

A421. Kueneman, J.G., M.C. Bletz, V.J. McKenzie, C. G. Becker, M.B. Joseph, J.G. Abarca, H.Archer, A.L. Arellano, A. Bataille, M. Becker, L.K. Belden, A. Crottini , R. Geffers, C. F. B. Haddad, R.N. Harris, W.M. Holden, M. Hughey, M. Jarek, P.J. Kearns, J.L. Kerby, J. Kielgast, A. Kurabayashi, A.V. Longo, A. Loudon, D. Medina, J.J. Nuñez, R.G.B. Perl, A. Pinto-Tomás, F.C.E. Rabemananjara, E.A. Rebollar, A. Rodríguez, L. Rollins-Smith, R. Stevenson, C.C. Tebbe, G. Vargas Asensio, B. Waldman, J.B. Walke, S.M. Whitfield, K.R. Zamudio, I. Zúñiga Chaves, D.C. Woodhams & M. Vences (2019): Community richness of amphibian skin bacteria correlates with bioclimate at the global scale. – Nature Ecology and Evolution 3: 381-389.

A420. Sanchez, E., H. Pröhl, T. Lüddecke, S. Schulz, S. Steinfartz & M. Vences (2019): The conspicuous postmetamorphic coloration of fire salamanders, but not their toxicity, is affected by larval background albedo. – Journal of Experimental Zoology 332: 26-35. (PDF)

A419. Scherz, M.D., J. Köhler, A. Rakotoarison, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2019): A new dwarf chameleon, genus Brookesia, from the Marojejy massif in northern Madagascar. – Zoosystematics and Evolution 95: 95-106. (PDF)

A418. Ehl, S., M. Vences & M. Veith (2019): Reconstructing evolution at the community level: A case study on Mediterranean amphibians. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 134: 211-225. (PDF)

A417. Preißler, K., A. D. Watzal, M. Vences & S. Steinfartz (2019): Detection of elusive fire salamander larvae (Salamandra salamandra) in streams via environmental DNA. – Amphibia-Reptilia 40: 55-64. (PDF)

A416. Sabino-Pinto, J., E.T. Krause, M.C. Bletz, A. Martel, F. Pasmans, S. Steinfartz & M. Vences (2019): Detectability vs. time and costs in pooled DNA extraction of cutaneous swabs: a study on the amphibian chytrid fungi. – Amphibia-Reptilia 40: 29-39. (PDF)

A415. Rancilhac, L., F. Goudarzi, M. Gehara, M.-R. Hemami, K.R. Elmer, M. Vences & S. Steinfartz (2019): Phylogeny and species delimitation of near Eastern Neurergus newts (Salamandridae) based on genome-wide RADseq data analysis. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 133: 189-197. (PDF)

A414. Ratsoavina, F.M., A.P. Raselimanana, M.D. Scherz, A. Rakotoarison, J.H. Razafindraibe, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2019): Finaritra! A splendid new leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus) species from Marojejy National Park in north-eastern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 4545: 563-577. (PDF)

A413. Dinis, M., K. Merabet, F. Martínez-Freiría, S. Steinfartz, M. Vences, J.D. Burgon, K. R. Elmer, D. Donaire, A. Hinckley, S. Fahd, U. Joger, A. Fawzi, T. Slimani & G. Velo-Antón (2019): Allopatric diversification and evolutionary melting pot in a North African Palearctic relict: The biogeographic history of Salamandra algira. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 130: 81-91. (PDF)


A412. Moskowitz, N.A., A.B. Roland, E.K. Fischer, N. Ranaivorazo, C. Vidoudez, M.T. Aguilar, S.M. Caldera, J. Chea, M.G. Cristus, J.P. Crowdis, B. DeMessie, C.R. desJardins-Park, A.H. Effenberger, F. Flores, M. Giles, E.Y. He, N.S. Izmaylov, C.C. Lee, N.A. Pagel, K.K. Phu, L.U. Rosen, D.A. Seda, Y. Shen, S. Vargas, A.W. Murray, E. Abebe, S.A. Trauger, D.A. Donoso, M. Vences & L.A. O’Connell (2018): Seasonal changes in diet and chemical defense in the Climbing Mantella frog (Mantella laevigata). – PLoS ONE 13: e0207940. (PDF)

A411. Lötters, S., N. Wagner, A. Kerres, M. Vences, S. Steinfartz, J. Sabino-Pinto, L. Seufer, K. Preissler, V. Schulz & M. Veith (2018): First report of host co-infection of parasitic amphibian chytrid fungi. – Salamandra 54: 287-290. (PDF)

A410. Scherz, M.D., F. Glaw, A. Rakotoarison, M. Wagler & M. Vences (2018): Polymorphism and synonymy of Brookesia antakarana and B. ambreensis, leaf chameleons from Montagne d’Ambre in north Madagascar. – Salamandra 54: 259-268. (PDF)

A409. Sillero, N., J. Campos, A. Bonardi, C. Corti, R. Creemers, P.-A. Crochet, J. Crnobrnja Isailovic, M. Denoël, G. F. Ficetola, J. Gonçalves, S. Kuzmin, P. Lymberakis, P. de Pous, A. Rodríguez, R. Sindaco, J. Speybroeck, B. Toxopeus, D.R. Vieites & M. Vences (2018): NA2RE is reliable but aims for improvement: an answer to Vamberger and Fritz (2018). – Biologia 35: 1-31. (PDF)

A408. Bletz, M.C., M. Kelly, J. Sabino-Pinto, E. Bales, S. Van Praet, W. Bert, F. Boyen, M. Vences, S. Steinfartz, F. Pasmans & A. Martel (2018): Disruption of skin microbiota contributes to salamander disease. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20180758. (PDF)

A407. Lüddecke, T., S. Schulz, S. Steinfartz & M. Vences (2018): A salamander’s toxic arsenal: review of skin poison diversity and function in true salamanders, genus Salamandra. – The Science of Nature 105: 56. (PDF)

A406. Prötzel, D., M. Vences, O. Hawlitschek, M.D. Scherz, F.M. Ratsoavina & F. Glaw (2018): Endangered beauties: micro-CT cranial osteology, molecular genetics and external morphology reveal three new species of chameleons in the Calumma boettgeri complex (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). – Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 184: 471-498. (PDF)

A405. Vences, M., A. Hildenbrand, K.M. Warmuth, F. Andreone & M. Vences (2018): A new riparian Mantidactylus (Brygoomantis) frog from the Tsaratanana and Manongarivo Massifs in northern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 4486: 575-588. (PDF)

A404. Lourenço-de-Moraes, R., I.R. Dias, C.V. Mira-Mendes, R.M. de Oliveira, A. Barth, D.S. Ruas, M. Vences, M. Solé, R.P. Bastos (2018): Diversity of miniaturized frogs of the genus Adelophryne (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae): A new species from the Atlantic Forest of northeast Brazil. – PLoS ONE 13: e0201781. (PDF)

A403. Taucce, P.P.G., C. Canedo, C.F.B. Haddad, A.L.Lemmon, E.M. Lemmon, M. Vences & M. Lyra (2018):  The mitochondrial genomes of five frog species of the Neotropical genus Ischnocnema (Anura: Brachycephaloidea: Brachycephalidae). – Mitochondrial DNA Part B 3: 917-919. (PDF)

A402. Lyra, M.L. & M. Vences (2018): Preliminary assessment of mitochondrial variation in the insular endemic, biogeographically enigmatic Noronha skink, Trachylepis atlantica (Squamata: Scincidae). – Salamandra 54: 229-232. (PDF)

A401. Cocca, W., G.M. Rosa, F. Andreone, G. Aprea, P.E. Bergò, F. Mattioli, V. Mercurio, J.E. Randrianirina, D. Rosado, M. Vences & A. Crottini (2018): The herpetofauna (Amphibia, Crocodylia, Squamata, Testudines) of the Isalo Massif, Southwest Madagascar: combining morphological, molecular and museum data. – Salamandra 54: 178-200. (PDF)

A400. Glaw, F., M.D. Scherz, D. Prötzel & M. Vences (2018): Eye and webbing colouration as predictors of specific distinctness: a genetically isolated new treefrog species of the Boophis albilabris group from the Masoala peninsula, northeastern Madagascar. – Salamandra 54: 163-177. (PDF)

A399. Sabino-Pinto, J., M. Veith, M. Vences & S. Steinfartz (2018): Asymptomatic infection of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in captivity. – Scientific Reports 8: 11767. (PDF)

A398. Lehtinen, R.M., F. Glaw, M. Vences, A. Rakotoarison & M.D. Scherz (2018) Two new Pandanus frogs (Guibemantis: Mantellidae: Anura) from northern Madagascar. –European Journal of Taxonomy 451: 1–20. (PDF)

A397. Macario-González, L., S. Cohuo, M., Elías-Gutiérrez, M. Vences, L. Pérez & A. Schwalb (2018): Integrative taxonomy of freshwater ostracodes (Crustacea: Ostracoda) of the Yucatán Peninsula, implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions in the northern Neotropical region. – Zoologischer Anzeiger 275: 20-36.

A396. Hutter, C.R., S.M. Lambert, Z.F. Andriampenomanana, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2018): Molecular phylogeny and diversification of Malagasy bright-eyed tree frogs (Mantellidae: Boophis). – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 127: 568-578. (PDF)

A395. Lyra, M.L., M.C. Bletz, C.F.B. Haddad & M. Vences (2018): The intestinal microbiota of tadpoles differs from those of syntopic aquatic invertebrates. – Microbial Ecology 76: 121–124. (PDF)

A394. Glaw, F., J. Köhler & M. Vences (2018): Three new species of nocturnal geckos of the Paroedura oviceps clade from xeric environments of Madagascar (Squamata: Gekkonidae). – Zootaxa 4433: 305-324. (PDF)

A393. Menke, M., K. Melnik, P.S. Peram, I. Starnberger, W. Hödl, M. Vences & S. Schulz (2018): Frogolide – An unprecedented sesquiterpene macrolactone from scent glands of African frogs. – European Journal of Organic Chemistry 20/21: 2651-2656. (PDF)

A392. Marshall, B.M., N.R. Casewell, M. Vences, F. Glaw, F. Andreone, A. Rakotoarison, G. Zancolli, F. Woog, W. Wüster (2018): Widespread vulnerability of Malagasy predators to the toxins of an introduced toad. – Current Biology 28: R635–R655. (PDF)

A391. Gehring, P.S., S. Siarabi, M.D. Scherz, F.M. Ratsoavina, A. Rakotoarison, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2018): Genetic differentiation and species status of the large-bodied leaf-tailed geckos Uroplatus fimbriatus and U. giganteus. – Salamandra 54: 132-146. (PDF)

A390. Sanchez, E., S.D. Biju, M.M. Islam, M. Hasan, A. Ohler, M. Vences & A. Kurabayashi (2018): Phylogeny and classification of Fejervaryan frogs (Anura: Dicroglossidae). – Salamandra 54: 109-116. (PDF)

A389. Bletz, M.C., M.D. Scherz, A. Rakotoarison, R.M. Lehtinen, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2018): Stumbling upon a new frog species of Guibemantis (Anura: Mantellidae) on top of the Marojejy Massif in northern Madagascar. – Copeia 106: 255-263. (PDF)

A388. Sanchez, E., E. Küpfer, D.J. Goedbloed, A.W. Nolte, T. Lüddecke, S. Schulz, M. Vences & S. Steinfartz (2018): Morphological and transcriptomic analyses reveal three discrete primary stages of postembryonic development in the common fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra.Journal of Experimental Zoology B - Molecular and Developmental Evolution 330: 96-108. (PDF)

A387. Woodhams, D. C., B.C. LaBumbard, K.L. Barnhart, M.H. Becker, M.C. Bletz, L.A. Escobar, S.V. Flechas, M.E. Forman, A.A. Iannetta, M.D. Joyce, F. Rabemananjara, B. Gratwicke, M. Vences & K.P.C. Minbiole (2017): Prodigiosin, violacein, and volatile organic compounds produced by widespread cutaneous bacteria of amphibians can inhibit two Batrachochytrium fungal pathogens. – Microbial Ecology 75: 1049-1062. (PDF)

A386. Perl, R.G.B., E. Geffen, Y. Malka, A. Barocas, S. Renan, M. Vences & S. Gafny (2018): Population genetic analysis of the recently rediscovered Hula painted frog (Latonia nigriventer) reveals high genetic diversity and low inbreeding. – Scientific Reports 8: 5588. (PDF)

A385. Scherz, M.D., O. Hawlitschek, J.H. Razafindraibe, S. Megson, F.M. Ratsoavina, A. Rakotoarison, M.C. Bletz, F. Glaw, M. Vences (2018): A distinctive new frog species (Anura, Mantellidae) supports the biogeographic linkage of two montane rainforest massifs in northern Madagascar. – Zoosystematics and Evolution 94: 247-261. (PDF)

A384. Dittrich, C., A. Rodríguez, O. Segev, S. Drakulic, H. Feldhaar, M. Vences & M.-O. Rödel (2018): Temporal migration patterns and mating tactics influence size-assortative mating in Rana temporaria. Behavioral Ecology 29: 418-428. (PDF)

A383. Vences. M., J.R. Rasoloariniaina & J.C. Riemann (2018): A preliminary assessment of genetic divergence and distribution of Malagasy cave fish in the genus Typhleotris (Teleostei: Milyeringidae). – Zootaxa 4378: 367-376. (PDF)

A382. Lüddecke, T., H. Krehenwinkel, G. Canning, F. Glaw, S. Longhorn, R. Tänzler, I. Wendt & M. Vences (2018): Discovering the silk road: Nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data resolve the phylogenetic relationships among theraphosid spider subfamilies. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 119: 63-70. (PDF)


A381. Renan, S., S. Gafny, R.G.B. Perl, U. Roll, Y. Malka, M. Vences, & E. Geffen (2017): Living quarters of a living fossil - Uncovering the current distribution pattern of the rediscovered Hula painted frog (Latonia nigriventer) using environmental DNA. – Molecular Ecology 26: 6801-6812. (PDF)

A380. Scherz, M.D., M. Vences, J. Borrell, L. Ball, D. Herizo Nomenjanahary, D. Parker, M. Rakotondratsima, E. Razafimandimby, T. Starnes, J. Rabearivony & F. Glaw (2017): A new frog species of the subgenus Asperomantis (Anura, Mantellidae, Gephyromantis) from the Bealanana District of northern Madagascar. – Zoosystematics and Evolution 93: 451-466. (PDF)

A379. Scherz, M.D., J.H. Razafindraibe, A. Rakotoarison, N.M. Dixit, M.C. Bletz, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2017): Yet another small brown frog from high altitude on the Marojejy Massif, northeastern Madagascar (Anura: Mantellidae). – Zootaxa 4347: 572-482. (PDF)

A378. Ratsoavina, F.M., P.S. Gehring, M.D. Scherz, D.R. Vieites, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2017): Two new species of leaf-tailed geckos (Uroplatus) from the Tsaratanana mountain massif in northern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 4347: 446-464. (PDF)

A377. Rakotoarison, A., M.D. Scherz, F. Glaw, J. Köhler, F. Andreone, M. Franzen, J. Glos, O. Hawlitschek, T. Jono, A. Mori, S.H. Ndriantsoa, N. Rasoamampionona Raminosoa, J.C. Riemann, M.O. Rödel, G.M. Rosa, D.R. Vieites, A. Crottini & M. Vences (2017): Describing the smaller majority: integrative taxonomy reveals twenty-six new species of tiny microhylid frogs (genus Stumpffia) from Madagascar. – Vertebrate Zoology 67: 271-398. (high-resolution PDF - 75 MB) (low-resolution PDF - 15 MB)

A376. Miralles, A., A. MacLeod, A. Rodríguez, A. Ibañez, G. Jiménez-Uzcategui, G. Quezada, M. Vences & S. Steinfartz (2017): Shedding light on the Imps of Darkness: an integrative taxonomic revision of the Galápagos marine iguanas (genus Amblyrhynchus). – Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 181: 678-710. (PDF)

A375. Rakotoarison, A., M.D. Scherz, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2017): Rediscovery of frogs belonging to the enigmatic microhylid genus Madecassophryne in the Anosy Massif, south-eastern Madagascar. – Salamandra 53: 507-518. (PDF)

A374. Prötzel, D., M. Vences, M.D. Scherz, D.R. Vieites & F. Glaw (2017) Splitting and lumping: An integrative taxonomic assessment of Malagasy chameleons in the Calumma guibei complex results in the new species C. gehringi sp. nov. – Vertebrate Zoology 67: 231-249. (PDF)

A373. Peram, P.S., M. Vences & S. Schulz (2017): A synthetic dodecanolide library for the identification of putative semiochemicals emitted by mantellid frogs. – Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 15: 6967-6977. (PDF)

A372. Irisarri, I., D. Baurain, H. Brinkmann, F. Delsuc, J.Y. Sire, A. Kupfer, J. Petersen, M. Jarek, A. Meyer, M. Vences & H. Philippe (2017): Phylotranscriptomic consolidation of the jawed vertebrate timetree. – Nature Ecology and Evolution 1: 1370-1378. (PDF)

A371. Sabino-Pinto, J., P. Galán, S. Rodríguez, M.C. Bletz, S. Bhuju, R. Geffers, M. Jarek & M. Vences (2017): Temporal changes in cutaneous bacterial communities of terrestrial- and aquatic-phase newts (Amphibia). – Environmental Microbiology 19: 3025-3038. (PDF)

A370. Bletz, M.C., J. Myers, D.C. Woodhams, F.C. E. Rabemananjara, A. Rakotonirina, C. Weldon, D. Edmonds, M. Vences & R.N. Harris (2017) Estimating herd immunity to amphibian chytridiomycosis in Madagascar based on the defensive function of amphibian skin bacteria. – Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01751. (PDF)

A369. Nowack, C., P.S. Peram, S. Wenzel, A. Rakotoarison, F. Glaw, D. Poth, S. Schulz & M. Vences (2017): Volatile compound secretion coincides with modifications of the olfactory organ in mantellid frogs. – Journal of Zoology 303: 72–81. (PDF)

A368. Vences, M., J. Köhler & F. Glaw (2017): A new species of smooth-skinned Spinomantis frog (Anura: Mantellidae) from south-eastern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 4317: 379-390. (PDF)

A367. Blooi, M., A.E. Laking, A. Martel, F. Haesebrouck, M. Jocque, T. Brown, S. Green, M. Vences, M. Bletz & F. Pasmans (2017): Host niche may determine disease-driven extinction risk. – PLoS ONE 12: e0181051. (PDF)

A366. Lyra, M.L., E. Sanchez, S. Künzel, S. Lötters, C.F.B. Haddad & M. Vences (2017): The mitochondrial genomes of three species of poison frogs (Anura: Dendrobates). – Mitochondrial DNA Part B 2: 397-399. (PDF)

A365. Bletz, M.C., H. Archer, R.N. Harris, V.J. McKenzie, F.C.E. Rabemananjara, A. Rakotoarison & M. Vences (2017): Host ecology rather than host phylogeny drives amphibian skin microbial community structure in the biodiversity hotspot of Madagascar. – Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01530. (PDF)

A364. Scherz, M.D., M. Vences, A. Rakotoarison, F. Andreone, J. Köhler, F. Glaw & A. Crottini (2017): Lumping or splitting in the Cophylinae (Anura: Microhylidae) and the need for a parsimony of taxonomic changes: a response to Peloso et al. (2017). – Salamandra 53: 479-483. (PDF)

A363. Rodríguez, A., J.D. Burgon, M. Lyra, I. Irisarri, D. Baurain, L. Blaustein, B. Göçmen, S. Künzel, B.K. Mable, A.W. Nolte, M. Veith, S. Steinfartz, K.R. Elmer, H. Philippe & M. Vences (2017): Inferring the shallow phylogeny of true salamanders (Salamandra) by multiple phylogenomic approaches. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 115: 16-26. (PDF)

A362. Bletz, M.C., R.G.B. Perl, B.T.C. Bobowski, L.M. Japke, C.C. Tebbe, A.B. Dohrmann, S. Bhuju, R. Geffers, M. Jarek, M. Vences (2017): Amphibian skin microbiota exhibits temporal variation in community structure but stability of predicted Bd-inhibitory function. – The ISME Journal 11: 1521-1534. (PDF)

A361. Vences, M., J.L. Brown, A. Lathrop, G.M. Rosa, A. Cameron, A. Crottini, R. Dolch, D. Edmonds, K.L.M. Freeman, F. Glaw, L.L. Grismer, S. Litvinchuk, M.G. Milne, M. Moore, J.F. Solofo, J. Noël, T.Q. Nguyen, A. Ohler, C. Randrianantoandro, A.P. Raselimanana, P. van Leeuwen, G.O.U. Wogan, T. Ziegler, F. Andreone & R.W. Murphy (2017): Tracing a toad invasion: lack of mitochondrial DNA variation, haplotype origins, and potential distribution of introduced Duttaphrynus melanostictus in Madagascar. – Amphibia-Reptilia, 38: 197-207. (PDF)

A360. Lyra M.L., U. Joger, U. Schulte, T. Slimani, E.H. El Mouden, A. Bouazza, S. Künzel, A.R. Lemmon, E. Moriarty Lemmon & M.Vences (2017) The mitochondrial genomes of Atlas Geckos (Quedenfeldtia): mitogenome assembly from transcriptomes and anchored hybrid enrichment datasets. – Mitochondrial DNA Part B 2: 356-358. (PDF)

A359. Scherz, M.D., O. Hawlitschek, F. Andreone, A. Rakotoarison, M. Vences & F. Glaw (2017): A review of the taxonomy and osteology of the Rhombophryne serratopalpebrosa species group (Anura: Microhylidae) from Madagascar, with comments on the value of volume rendering of micro-CT data to taxonomists. – Zootaxa 4273: 301-340. (PDF)

A358. Gehara, M., A. Barth, E.F. de Oliveira, M.A. Costa, C.F.B. Haddad & M. Vences (2017): Model-based analyses reveal insular population diversification and cryptic frog species in the Ischnocnema parva complex in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 112: 68–78. (PDF)

A357. Sabino-Pinto, J., M.C. Bletz, M. Iturriaga, M. Vences & A. Rodríguez (2017): Low infection prevalence of the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Chytridiomycetes: Rhizophydiales) in Cuba. – Amphibia-Reptilia 38: 243–249. (PDF)

A356. Bletz, M.C., M. Vences, J. Sabino-Pinto, Y. Taguchi, N. Shimizu, K. Nishikawa & A. Kurabayashi (2017): Cutaneous microbiota of the Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus), a representative of an ancient amphibian clade. – Hydrobiologia 795: 153–167. (PDF)

A355. Wollenberg Valero, K.C., J. Garcia-Porta, A. Rodríguez, M. Arias, A. Shah, R.D. Randrianiaina, J.L. Brown, F. Glaw, F. Amat, S. Künzel, D. Metzler, R.D. Isokpehi & M. Vences (2017): Transcriptomic and macroevolutionary evidence for phenotypic uncoupling between frog life history phases. – Nature Communications 8: 15213. (PDF)

A354. Köhler, J., M. Jansen, A. Rodríguez, P.J.R. Kok, L.F. Toledo, M. Emmrich, F. Glaw, C.F.B. Haddad, M.O. Rödel & M. Vences (2017): The use of bioacoustics in anuran taxonomy: theory, terminology, methods and recommendations for best practice. – Zootaxa 4251: 1–124. (PDF reduced size) / (PDF full size 40 MB)

A353. Bletz, M.C., R.G.B. Perl & M. Vences (2017): Skin microbiota differs drastically between co-occurring frogs and newts. – Royal Society Open Science 4: 170107. (PDF)

A352. Díaz-Rodríguez, J., M. Gehara, R. Márquez, M. Vences, H. Gonçalves, F. Sequeira, I. Martínez-Solano & M. Tejedo (2017): Integration of molecular, bioacoustical and morphological data reveals two new cryptic species of Pelodytes (Anura, Pelodytidae) from the Iberian Peninsula. – Zootaxa 4243: 1-41. (PDF)

A351. Perl, R.G.B., S. Gafny, Y. Malka, S. Renan, D.C. Woodhams, L. Rollins-Smith, J.D. Pask, M.C. Bletz, E. Geffen, M. Vences (2017): Natural history and conservation of the rediscovered Hula painted frog, Latonia nigriventer. – Contributions to Zoology 86: 11-37. (PDF)

A350. Vences, M., J. Köhler, M. Pabijan, M.C. Bletz, P.-S. Gehring, O. Hawlitschek, A. Rakotoarison, F.M. Ratsoavina, F. Andreone, A. Crottini & F. Glaw (2017): Taxonomy and geographic distribution of Malagasy frogs of the Gephyromantis asper clade, with description of a new subgenus and revalidation of Gephyromantis ceratophrys. – Salamandra 53: 77–98. (PDF)

A349. Vences, M., V. Sarasola-Puente, E. Sanchez, F. Amat & J. S. Hauswaldt (2017): Diversity and distribution of deep mitochondrial lineages of the common frog, Rana temporaria, in northern Spain. – Salamandra 53: 25–33. (PDF)

A348. Scherz, M.D., J. D. Daza, J. Köhler M. Vences & F.Glaw (2017): Off the scale: a new species of fish-scale gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Geckolepis) with exceptionally large scales. – PeerJ 5: e2955. (PDF)

A347. Erens, J., A. Miralles, F. Glaw, L. Chatrou & M. Vences (2017): Extended molecular phylogenetics and revised systematics of Malagasy scincine lizards. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107: 466–472. (PDF)

A346. Hawlitschek, O., E.F.A. Toussaint, P.S. Gehring, F.M. Ratsoavina, N. Cole, A. Crottini, J. Nopper, A.W. Lam, M. Vences, F. Glaw (2017): Gecko phylogeography in the Western Indian Ocean region: The oldest clade of Ebenavia inunguis lives on the youngest island. – Journal of Biogeography 44: 409–420. (PDF)

A345. Sanchez, E., M.C. Bletz, L. Duntsch, S. Bhuju, R. Geffers, M. Jarek, A.B. Dohrmann, C.C. Tebbe, S. Steinfartz, M. Vences (2017): Cutaneous bacterial communities of a poisonous salamander: a perspective from life stages, body parts and environmental conditions. – Microbial Ecology 73: 455–465. (PDF)

A344. Rodríguez, A., Á. Dugo-Cota, S. Montero-Mendieta, A. Gonzalez-Voyer, R. Alonso Bosch, M. Vences & C. Vilà (2017): Cryptic within cryptic: genetics, morphometrics, and bioacoustics delimitate a new species of Eleutherodactylus (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae) from Eastern Cuba. – Zootaxa 4221: 501–522. (PDF)

A343. Zimkus, B.M., L.P. Lawson, M.F. Barej, C.D. Barratt, A. Channing, K.M. Dash, J.M. Dehling, L. Du Preez, P.-S. Gehring, E. Greenbaum, V. Gvozdík, J. Harvey, J. Kielgast, C. Kusamba, Z.T. Nagy, M. Pabijan, J. Penner, M.-O. Rödel, M. Vences, S. Lötters (2017): Leapfrogging into new territory: How Mascarene ridged frogs diversified across Africa and Madagascar to maintain their ecological niche. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 106: 254–269. (PDF)


A342. Schulze, A., R.D: Randrianiaina, B. Perl, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2016): The unexpectedly dull tadpole of Madagascar’s largest frog, Mantidactylus guttulatus.Acta Herpetologica 11: 119-125. (PDF)

A341. Bletz, M.C., D.J. Goedbloed, E. Sanchez, T. Reinhardt, C.C. Tebbe, S. Bhuju, R. Geffers, M. Jarek, M. Vences & S. Steinfartz (2016): Amphibian gut microbiota shifts differentially in community structure but converges on habitat-specific predicted functions. – Nature Communications 7: 13699. (PDF)

A340. Menke, M., P.S. Peram, I. Starnberger, W. Hödl, G.F.M. Jongsma, D.C. Blackburn, M.O. Rödel, M. Vences & S. Schulz (2016): Identification, synthesis and mass spectrometry of a macrolide from the African reed frog Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris. – Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 12: 2731–2738. (PDF)

A339. Miralles, A., J. Köhler, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2016): Species delimitation methods put into taxonomic practice: two new Madascincus species formerly allocated to historical species names (Squamata, Scincidae). – Zoosystematics and Evolution 92: 257-275. (PDF)

A338. ten Hagen, L., A. Rodríguez, N. Menke, C. Göcking, M. Bisping, K.-H. Frommolt, T. Ziegler, M. Bonkowski & M. Vences (2016): Vocalizations in juvenile anurans: common spadefoot toads (Pelobates fuscus) regularly emit calls before sexual maturity. – The Science of Nature 103: 75. (PDF)

A337. Sabino-Pinto, J., M.C. Bletz, M.M. Islam, N. Shimizu, S. Bhuju, R. Geffers, M. Jarek, A. Kurabayashi, M. Vences (2016): Composition of the cutaneous bacterial community in Japanese amphibians: effects of captivity, host species, and body region. – Microbial Ecology 72: 460-469. (PDF)

A336. Vences, M., M.L. Lyra, R.G.B. Perl, M.C. Bletz, D. Stankovic, C.M. Lopes, M. Jarek, S. Bhuju, R. Geffers, C.F.B. Haddad & S. Steinfartz (2016): Freshwater vertebrate metabarcoding on Illumina platforms using double-indexed primers of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene. – Conservation Genetics Resources 8: 323-327. (PDF)

A335. Scherz, M.D., F. Glaw, M. Vences, F. Andreone & A. Crottini (2016): Two new species of terrestrial microhylid frogs (Microhylidae: Cophylinae: Rhombophryne) from northeastern Madagascar. – Salamandra 52: 91-106. (PDF)

A334. Nowack, C. & M. Vences (2016): Ontogenetic development of the derived olfactory system of the mantellid frog Mantidactylus betsileanus. – Anatomical Record 299: 943-950. (PDF)

A333. Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., A. Martel, J. Asselberghs, E.K. Bales, W. Beukema, M.C. Bletz, L. Dalbeck, E. Goverse, A. Kerres, T. Kinet, K. Kirst, A. Laudelout, L.F. Marin da Fonte, A. Nöllert, D. Ohlhoff, J. Sabino-Pinto, B.R. Schmidt, J. Speybroeck, F. Spikmans, S. Steinfartz, M. Veith, M. Vences, N. Wagner, F. Pasmans & S. Lötters (2016): Expanding distribution of lethal amphibian fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Europe. – Emerging Infectious Diseases 22: 1286-1288. (PDF)

A332. Miralles, A., T. Jono, A. Mori, R. Gandola, J. Erens, J. Köhler, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2016): A new perspective on the reduction of cephalic scales in fossorial legless skinks (Squamata, Scincidae). – Zoologica Scripta 45: 380-393. (PDF)

A331. Ineich, I., F. Glaw & M. Vences (2016): A new species of Blaesodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Tsingy limestone outcrops in Namoroka National Park, north-western Madagascar. – Zootaxa 4109: 523-541. (PDF)

A330. Scherz, M.D., M. Vences, A. Rakotoarison, F. Andreone, J. Köhler, F. Glaw & A.. Crottini (2016): Reconciling molecular phylogeny, morphological divergence and classification of Madagascan narrow-mouthed frogs (Amphibia: Microhylidae). – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100: 372-381. (PDF)

A329. Merabet, K., E. Sanchez, A. Dahmana, S. Bogaerts, D. Donaire, S. Steinfartz, U. Joger, M. Vences, M. Karar, A. Moali (2016): Phylogeographic relationships and shallow mitochondrial divergence of Algerian populations of Salamandra algira. – Amphibia-Reptilia 37: 1–8. (PDF)

A328. Strauß, A., F. Guilhaumon, R.D. Randrianiaina, K.C. Wollenberg Valero, M. Vences, J. Glos (2016): Opposing patterns of seasonal change in functional and phylogenetic diversity of tadpole assemblages. – PLoS ONE 11: e0151744. (PDF)

A327. Vences, M., M.L. Lyra, J.G. Kueneman, M.C. Bletz, H.M. Archer, J. Canitz, S. Handreck, R.D. Randrianiaina, U. Struck, S. Bhuju, M. Jarek, R. Geffers, V.J. McKenzie, C.C. Tebbe, C.F. Haddad & J. Glos (2016): Gut bacterial communities across tadpole ecomorphs in two diverse tropical anuran faunas. – The Science of Nature / Naturwissenschaften 103: 25. (PDF)

A326. Brown, J.L., N. Sillero, F. Glaw, P. Bora, D.R. Vieites & M. Vences (2016): Spatial biodiversity patterns of Madagascar's amphibians and reptiles. – PLoS ONE 11: e0144076. (PDF)


A325. Vences. M., O. Jovanovic, G. Safarek, F. Glaw & J. Köhler (2015): A new arboreal frog of the genus Guibemantis from the southeast of Madagascar (Anura: Mantellidae). – Zootaxa 4059: 569-580. (PDF)

A324. Scherz, M.D., B. Ruthensteiner, D.R. Vieites, M. Vences & F. Glaw (2015): Two new microhylid frogs of the genus Rhombophryne with superciliary spines from the Tsaratanana Massif in northern Madagascar. – Herpetologica 71: 310-321. (PDF)

A323. Lansari, A., M. Vences, S. Hauswaldt, R. Hendrix, D. Donaire, A. Bouazza, U. Joger, E. H. El Mouden & T. Slimani (2015): The Atlas Massif separates a northern and a southern mitochondrial haplotype group of North African water frogs Pelophylax saharicus (Anura: Ranidae) in Morocco. – Amphibia Reptilia 36: 437-443. (PDF)

A322. Sabino-Pinto, J., M. Bletz, R. Hendrix, R.G.B. Perl, A. Martel, F. Pasmans, S. Lötters, F. Mutschmann, D.S. Schmeller, B.R. Schmidt, M. Veith, N. Wagner, M. Vences & S. Steinfartz (2015): First detection of the emerging fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Germany. – Amphibia Reptilia 36: 411-416. (PDF)

A321. Nagy, Z.T., A.B. Marion F. Glaw, A. Miralles J. Nopper , M. Vences & S.B. Hedges (2015): Molecular systematics and undescribed diversity of Madagascan scolecophidian snakes (Squamata: Serpentes). – Zootaxa 4040: 31–47. (PDF)

A320. Hutter, C.R., S.M. Lambert, K.A. Cobb, Z.F. Andriampenomanana & M. Vences (2015): A new species of bright-eyed treefrog (Mantellidae) from Madagascar, with comments on call evolution and patterns of syntopy in the Boophis ankaratra complex. – Zootaxa 4034: 531-555. (PDF)

A319. Andriamaharavo, N.R., H.M. Garraffo, T.F. Spande, L.A. Giddings, D.R. Vieites, M. Vences & R.A. Saporito (2015): Individual and geographic variation of skin alkaloids in three swamp-forest species of Madagascan poison frogs (Mantella). – Journal of Chemical Ecology 41: 837-847. (PDF)

A318. Köhler, J., F. Glaw, M. Pabijan & M. Vences (2015): Integrative taxonomic revision of mantellid frogs of the genus Aglyptodactylus (Anura: Mantellidae). – Zootaxa 4006: 401-438. (PDF)

A317. Ratsoavina, F.M., F.A. Ranjanaharisoa, F. Glaw, A.P. Raselimanana, A. Miralles & M. Vences (2015): A new leaf-tailed gecko of the Uroplatus ebenaui group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Madagascar's central eastern rainforests. – Zootaxa 4006: 143-160. (PDF)

A316. Rodríguez, A., M. Börner, M. Pabijan, M. Gehara, C.F.B. Haddad & M. Vences (2015): Genetic divergence in tropical anurans: deeper phylogeographic structure in forest specialists and in topographically complex regions. – Evolutionary Ecology 29: 765-785. (PDF)

A315. Pabijan, M., J. Brown, L.M. Chan, H. Rakotondravony, A.P. Raselimanana, A.D. Yoder, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2015): Phylogeography of the arid-adapted Malagasy bullfrog, Laliostoma labrosum, influenced by past connectivity and habitat stability. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 92: 11-24. (PDF)

A314. Heinermann, J., A. Rodríguez, O. Segev, D. Edmonds, R. Dolch & M. Vences (2015): Year-round activity patterns in a hyperdiverse community of rainforest amphibians in Madagascar. – Journal of Natural History, 49: 2213-2231. (PDF)

A313. Scherz, M.D., A. Rakotoarison, O. Hawlitschek, M. Vences & F. Glaw (2015) Leaping towards a saltatorial lifestyle? An unusually long-legged new species of Rhombophryne (Anura, Microhylidae) from the Sorata massif in northern Madagascar. – Zoosystematics and Evolution 91: 105-114. (PDF)

A312. Segev, O., A. Rodriguez, S. Hauswaldt, K. Hugemann & M. Vences (2015): Flatworms (Schmidtea nova) prey upon embryos of the common frog (Rana temporaria) and induce minor developmental acceleration. – Amphibia-Reptilia 36: 155–163. (PDF)

A311. Miralles, A., C.A. Hipsley, J. Erens, M. Gehara, A. Rakotoarison, F. Glaw, J. Müller & M. Vences (2015): Distinct patterns of desynchronized limb regression in Malagasy scincine lizards (Squamata, Scincidae). – PLoS ONE 10: e0126074. (PDF)

A310. MacLeod, A., A. Rodríguez, M. Vences, P. Orozco-terWengel, C. García, F. Trillmich, G. Gentile, A. Caccone, G. Quezada & S. Steinfartz (2015): Hybridization masks speciation in the evolutionary history of the Galápagos marine iguana. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20150425. (PDF)

A309. Pohl, M., F.C. Milvertz, A. Meyer & M. Vences (2015): Multigene phylogeny of cyprinodontiform fishes suggests continental radiations and a rogue taxon position of Pantanodon. – Vertebrate Zoology 65: 37-44. (PDF)

A308. Miralles, A., F. Glaw, F.M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences (2015): A likely microendemic new species of terrestrial iguana, genus Chalarodon, from Madagascar. – Zootaxa 3946: 201-220. (PDF)

A307. Rakotoarison, A., A. Crottini, J. Müller, M.-O. Rödel, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2015): Revision and phylogeny of narrow-mouthed treefrogs (Cophyla) from northern Madagascar: integration of molecular, osteological, and bioacoustic data reveals three new species. – Zootaxa 3937: 61-89. (PDF)

A306. Blair, C., B.P. Noonan, J.L. Brown, A.P. Raselimanana, M. Vences & A.D. Yoder (2015): Multilocus phylogenetic and geospatial analyses illuminate diversification patterns and the biogeographic history of Malagasy endemic plated lizards (Gerrhosauridae: Zonosaurinae). – Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 481-492. (PDF)

A305. Vences, M., A.B. Dohrmann, S. Künzel, S. Granzow, J.F. Baines, C.C. Tebbe (2015): Composition and variation of the skin microbiota in sympatric species of European newts (Salamandridae). – Amphibia-Reptilia 36: 5-12. (PDF)

A304. Bletz, M.C., G.M. Rosa, F. Andreone, E.A. Courtois, D.S. Schmeller, N.H.C. Rabibisoa, F.C.E. Rabemananjara, L. Raharivololoniaina, M. Vences, C. Weldon, D. Edmonds, C.J. Raxworthy, R.N. Harris, M.C. Fisher & A. Crottini (2015): Widespread presence of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild amphibian communities in Madagascar. – Scientific Reports 5: 8633. (PDF)

A303. Glaw, F., D. Vallan, F. Andreone, D. Edmonds, R. Dolch & M. Vences (2015): Beautiful bright belly: A distinctive new microhylid frog (Amphibia: Stumpffia) from eastern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 3925: 120–128. (PDF)

A302. Crottini, A., D.J. Harris, A. Miralles, F. Glaw, R.K.B. Jenkins, J.C. Randrianantoandro, A. Bauer & M. Vences (2014):  Morphology and molecules reveal two new species of the poorly studied gecko genus Paragehyra (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Madagascar. – Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 15: 175–198. (PDF)


A301. Galindo-Uribe, D., J. Sunyer, J.S. Hauswaldt, A. Amézquita, H. Pröhl & M. Vences (2014): Colour and pattern variation and Pleistocene phylogeographic origin of the strawberry poison frog, Oophaga pumilio, in Nicaragua. – Salamandra 50: 225-235. (PDF)

A300. Glaw, F., H. Rösler, I. Ineich, P.-S. Gehring, J. Köhler & M. Vences (2014): A new species of nocturnal gecko (Paroedura) from karstic limestone in northern Madagascar. – Zoosystematics and Evolution 90: 249-259. (PDF)

A299. Brown, J.L., A. Cameron, A.D. Yoder & M. Vences (2014): A necessarily complex model to explain the biogeography of the amphibians and reptiles of Madagascar. – Nature Communications 5: e5046. (PDF)

A298. Vences, M., P. de Pous, V. Nicolas, J. Díaz-Rodríguez, D. Donaire, K. Hugemann, J. S. Hauswaldt, F. Amat, J.A.M. Barnestein, S. Bogaerts, A. Bouazza, S. Carranza, P. Galán, J. P. González de la Vega, U. Joger, A. Lansari, E.H. El Mouden, A. Ohler, D. Sanuy, T. Slimani, M. Tejedo (2014): New insights on phylogeography and distribution of painted frogs (Discoglossus) in northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula. – Amphibia-Reptilia 35: 305-320. (PDF)

A297. Gehara, M., A.J. Crawford, V.G.D. Orrico, A. Rodríguez, S. Lötters, A. Fouquet, L.S. Barrientos, F. Brusquetti, I. De la Riva, R.Ernst, G. Gagliardi Urrutia, F. Glaw, J.M. Guayasamin, M. Hölting, M. Jansen, P.J.R. Kok, A. Kwet, R. Lingnau, M. Lyra, J. Moravec, J.P. Pombal Jr., F.J.M. Rojas-Runjaic, A. Schulze, J.C. Señaris, M. Solé, M. Trefaut Rodrigues, E. Twomey, C.F.B. Haddad, M.Vences, J. Köhler (2014): High levels of diversity uncovered in a widespread nominal taxon: continental phylogeography of the Neotropical tree frog Dendropsophus minutus. PLOS ONE 9: e103958. (PDF)

A296. Scherz, M.D., B. Ruthensteiner, M. Vences & F. Glaw (2014): A new microhylid frog, genus Rhombophryne, from northeastern Madagascar, and a re-description of R. serratopalpebrosa using micro-computed tomography. – Zootaxa 3860: 547-560. (PDF)

A295. Barth, A., M. Vences. M. Solé & M.A. Costa (2014): Molecular cytogenetics and phylogenetic analysis of Brazilian leaf frog species of the genera Phyllomedusa and Phasmahyla (Hylidae: Phyllomedusinae). – Canadian Journal of Zoology 92: 795-802. (PDF)

A294. Jenkins, R.K.B., M.F. Tognelli, P. Bowles, N. Cox, J.L. Brown, L. Chan, F. Andreone, A. Andriamazava, R.R. Andriantsimanarilafy, M. Anjeriniaina, P. Bora, L.D. Brady, E.F. Hantalalaina, F. Glaw, R.A. Griffiths, C. Hilton-Taylor, M. Hoffmann, V. Katariya, N.H. Rabibisoa, J. Rafanomezantsoa, D. Rakotomalala, H. Rakotondravony, N.A. Rakotondrazafy, J. Ralambonirainy, J.-B. Ramanamanjato, H. Randriamahazo, J.C. Randrianantoandro, H.H. Randrianasolo, J.E. Randrianirina, H. Randrianizahana, A.P. Raselimanana, A. Rasolohery, F.M. Ratsoavina, C.J. Raxworthy, E. Robsomanitrandrasana, F. Rollande, P.P. van Dijk, A.D. Yoder & M. Vences (2014): Extinction Risks and the conservation of Madagascar’s reptiles. – PLOS ONE 9: e100173. (PDF)

A293. Hötling, S., B. Haberlag, M. Tamm, J. Collatz, P. Mack, J.L.M. Steidle, M. Vences & S. Schulz (2014): Identification and synthesis of macrolide pheromones of the grain beetle Oryzaephilus surinamensis and the frog Spinomantis aglavei.Chemistry 20: 3183-3191. (PDF)

A292. Raselimanana, A.P., C.J. Raxworthy, F. Andreone, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2014): An enigmatic new Scaphiophryne toadlet from the rainforests of north-eastern Madagascar (Amphibia: Microhylidae). – Vertebrate Zoology 64: 95-102. (PDF)

A291. Perl, R.G.B., Z. T. Nagy, G. Sonet, F. Glaw, K.C. Wollenberg & M. Vences (2014): DNA barcoding Madagascar’s amphibian fauna. – Amphibia-Reptilia 35: 197-206. (PDF)

A290. Junk, A., S. Wenzel, M. Vences & C. Nowack (2014): Deviant anatomy of the olfactory system of the Malagasy frog Mantidactylus betsileanus (Anura: Mantellidae). – Zoologischer Anzeiger 253: 338–344. (PDF)

A289. Sillero, N., J. Campos, A. Bonardi, C. Corti, R. Creemers, P.-A. Crochet, J. Crnobrnja Isailovic, M. Denoël, G. F. Ficetola, J. Gonçalves, S. Kuzmin, P. Lymberakis, P. de Pous, A. Rodríguez, R. Sindaco, J. Speybroeck, B. Toxopeus, D.R. Vieites & M. Vences (2014): Updated distribution and biogeography of amphibians and reptiles of Europe. Amphibia-Reptilia 35: 1-31. (PDF) (PDF with all supplementary materials and shapefiles)

A288. Glaw, F., C. Kucharzewski, Z. T. Nagy, O. Hawlitschek & M. Vences (2013): New insights into the systematics and molecular phylogeny of the Malagasy snake genus Liopholidophis suggest at least one rapid reversal of extreme sexual dimorphism in tail length. – Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 14: 121-132. (PDF)

A287. Vences, M., E. Sanchez, J.S. Hauswaldt, D. Eikelmann, A. Rodríguez, S. Carranza, D. Donaire, M. Gehara, V. Helfer, S. Lötters, P. Werner, S. Schulz & S. Steinfartz (2014): Nuclear and mitochondrial multilocus phylogeny and survey of alkaloid content in true salamanders of the genus Salamandra (Salamandridae). – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 73: 208-216. (PDF)

A286. Aliabadian, M., V. Nijman, A. Mahmoudi, M. Naderi, R. Vonk & M. Vences (2014): ExcaliBAR: a simple and fast software utility to calculate intra- and interspecific distances from DNA barcodes. – Contributions to Zoology 83: 79-83. (PDF) (download software)

A285. Vences, M., A. Lima, A. Miralles & F. Glaw (2014): DNA barcoding assessment of genetic variation in two widespread skinks from Madagascar, Trachylepis elegans and T. gravenhorstii (Squamata: Scincidae) . – Zootaxa 3755: 477-484. (PDF)

A284. Berthier, P., L. du Preez, L. Raharivololoniaina, M. Vences & O. Verneau (2014): Two new species of polystomes (Monogenea: Polystomatidae) from the anuran host Guibemantis liber. – Parasitology International 63: 108–119. (PDF)


A283. Orozco-terWengel, P., F. Andreone, E. Louis Jr. & M. Vences (2013) Mitochondrial introgressive hybridization following a demographic expansion in the tomato frogs of Madagascar, genus Dyscophus. Molecular Ecology 22: 6074–6090. (PDF)

A282. Starnberger, I., D. Poth, P. S. Peram, S. Schulz, M. Vences, J. Knudsen, M. F. Barej, M.-O. Rödel, M. Walzl & W. Hödl (2013): Take time to smell the frogs: vocal sac glands of reed frogs (Anura: Hyperoliidae) contain species-specific chemical cocktails. – Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 110: 828–838. (PDF)

A281. Wegener, J.E., S. Swoboda, O. Hawlitschek, M. Franzen, V. Wallach, M. Vences, Z.T. Nagy, S.B. Hedges, J. Köhler & F. Glaw (2013): Morphological variation and taxonomic reassessment of the endemic Malagasy blind snake family Xenotyphlopidae (Serpentes, Scolecophidia). – Spixiana 36: 269-282. (PDF)

A280. Scheld, S., R.G.B. Perl, A. Rauhaus, D. Karbe, K. van der Straeten, J. S. Hauswaldt, R. D. Randrianiaina, A. Gawor, M. Vences & T. Ziegler (2013): Larval morphology and development of the Malagasy frog Mantidactylus betsileanus. – Salamandra 49: 186-200. (PDF)

A279. Gehring, P. S., F. Glaw, M. Gehara, F. M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences (2013): Northern origin and diversification in central lowlands? - Complex phylogeography and taxonomy of widespread day geckos (Phelsuma) from Madagascar. – Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 13: 605-620.

A278. Ratsoavina, F. M., N. R. Raminosoa, E. E. Louis Jr., A. P. Raselimanana, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2013): An overview of Madagascar’s leaf tailed geckos (genus Uroplatus): species boundaries, candidate species and review of geographical distribution based on molecular data. – Salamandra 49: 115-148. (PDF)

A277. Poth, D., P. S. Peram, M. Vences & S. Schulz (2013): Macrolides and alcohols as scent gland constituents of the Madagascan frog Mantidactylus femoralis and their intraspecific diversity. – Journal of Natural Products 76: 1548–1558. (PDF)

A276. Gehara, M., C. Canedo, C.F.B. Haddad & M. Vences (2013): From widespread to microendemic: molecular and acoustic analyses show that Ischnocnema guentheri (Amphibia: Brachycephalidae) is endemic to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. – Conservation Genetics 14: 973-982. (PDF)

A275. Recknagel, H., K. R. Elmer, B. P. Noonan, A. P. Raselimanana, A. Meyer & M. Vences (2013): Multi-gene phylogeny of Madagascar’s plated lizards, Zonosaurus and Tracheloptychus (Squamata: Gerrhosauridae). – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1215-1221. (PDF)

A274. Klages, J., F. Glaw, J. Köhler, J. Müller, C. A. Hipsley & M. Vences (2013): Molecular, morphological and osteological differentiation of a new species of microhylid frog of the genus Stumpffia from northwestern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 3717: 280-300. (PDF)

A273. Vences, M., A. Rakotoarison, A. M. A. Rakotondrazafy, F. M. Ratsoavina, R. D. Randrianiaina, F. Glaw, R. M. Lehtinen & C. J. Raxworthy (2013): Assessing the diversity of phytotelmic frogs along Madagascar’s east coast: Redefinition of Guibemantis bicalcaratus (Boettger, 1913) and revalidation of Guibemantis methueni (Angel, 1929). – Vertebrate Zoology 63: 193-205. (PDF)

A272. Rakotoarison, A., J. Köhler, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2013): The advertisement call of the relict frog Tsingymantis antitra from Madagascar (Anura, Mantellidae). - Spixiana 36: 143-148. (PDF)

A271. Miralles, A. & M. Vences (2013): New metrics for comparison of taxonomies reveal striking discrepancies among species delimitation methods in Madascincus lizards. – PLoS ONE 8: e68242. (PDF)

A270. Vences, M., J. S. Hauswaldt, S. Steinfartz, O. Rupp, A. Goesmann, S. Künzel, P. Orozco-terWengel, D.R. Vieites, S. Nieto-Roman, S. Haas, C. Laugsch, M. Gehara, S. Bruchmann, M. Pabijan, A.-K. Ludewig, D. Rudert, C. Angelini, L. J. Borkin, P.-A. Crochet, A. Crottini, A. Dubois, G. F. Ficetola, P. Galán, P. Geniez, M. Hachtel, O. Jovanovic, S. N. Litvinchuk, P. Lymberakis, A. Ohler, N. A. Smirnov (2013): Radically different phylogeographies and patterns of genetic variation in two European brown frogs, genus Rana. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68: 657-670. (PDF)

A269. Hauswaldt, J.S., M. Vences, E. Louis, R. Brennemann & T. Ziegler (2012): Genetic screening of captive Philippine crocodiles (Crocodylus mindorensis) as prerequisite for starting a conservation breeding program in Europe. – Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8: 75-87. (PDF)

A268. Tolley, K.A., T.M. Townsend & M. Vences (2013): Large-scale phylogeny of chameleons suggests African origins and Eocene diversification. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: e20130184. (PDF)

A267. Biton, R., E. Geffen, M. Vences, O. Cohen, S. Bailon, R. Rabinovich, Y. Malka, T. Oron, R. Boistel, V. Brumfeld & S. Gafny (2013): The rediscovered Hula painted frog is a living fossil. – Nature Communications 4: e1959. (PDF)

A266. Fritz, U., W. R. Branch, P.-S. Gehring, J. Harvey, C. Kindler, L. Meyer, L. Du Preez, P. Široký, D. R. Vieites, M. Vences (2012): Weak divergence among African, Malagasy and Seychellois hinged terrapins (Pelusios castanoides, P. subniger) and evidence for human-mediated oversea dispersal. – Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 13: 215-224. (PDF)

A265. Rodríguez, A., D. Poth, S. Schulz, M. Gehara & M. Vences (2013): Genetic diversity, phylogeny and evolution of alkaloid sequestering in Cuban miniaturized frogs of the Eleutherodactylus limbatus group. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68: 541–554. (PDF)

A264. Samonds, K.E., L.R. Godfrey, J.R. Ali, S.M. Goodman, M. Vences, M.R. Sutherland, M.T. Irwin & D.W. Krause (2013): Imperfect isolation: factors and filters shaping Madagascar's extant vertebrate fauna. – PLoS ONE 8: e62086. (PDF)

A263. Amat, F., K. C. Wollenberg & M. Vences (2013): Correlates of eye colour and pattern in mantellid frogs. – Salamandra 49: 7-17. (PDF)

A262. Lima, A., D. J. Harris, S. Rocha, A. Miralles, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2013): Phylogenetic relationships of Trachylepis skink species from Madagascar and the Seychelles (Squamata: Scincidae). – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 67: 615-620. (PDF)

A261. Ndriantsoa, S., J.C. Riemann, M. Vences, J. Klages, N.R. Raminosoa, M.-O. Rödel & J. Glos (2013): A new Stumpffia (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae) from the Ranomafana region, south-eastern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 3636: 575-589. (PDF)

A260. Vences, M., J.M. Guayasamin, A. Miralles & I. de la Riva (2013): To name or not to name: Criteria to promote economy of change in Linnaean classification schemes. – Zootaxa 3636: 201-244. (PDF)

A259. Glaw, F., C. Kucharzewski, J. Köhler, M. Vences & Z.T. Nagy (2013): Resolving an enigma by integrative taxonomy: Madagascarophis fuchsi (Serpentes: Lamprophiidae), a new opisthoglyphous and microendemic snake from northern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 3630: 317-332. (PDF)

A258. Murphy, R.W., A.J. Crawford, A.M. Bauer, J. Che, S.C. Donnellan, U. Fritz, C.F.B. Haddad, Z.T. Nagy, N.Y. Poyarkov, M. Vences, W.-Z. Wang & Y.-P. Zhang (2013): Cold Code: the global initiative to DNA barcode amphibians and nonavian reptiles. – Molecular Ecology Resources 13: 161-167. (PDF)

A257. Böhm, M. et al. (2013): The conservation status of the world’s reptiles. – Biological Conservation 157: 372-385. (PDF)

A256. Lemme, I., M. Erbacher, N. Kaffenberger, M. Vences & J. Köhler (2013): Molecules and morphology suggest cryptic species diversity and an overall complex taxonomy of fish scale geckos, genus Geckolepis. – Organisms Diversity and Evolution 13: 87-95. (PDF)

A255. Strauß, A., R. D. Randrianiaina, M. Vences & J. Glos (2013): Species distribution and assembly patterns of frog larvae in rainforest streams of Madagascar. – Hydrobiologia 702: 27-43. (PDF)


A254. Miralles, A., M. Anjeriniaina, C. A. Hipsley, J. Müller, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2012): Variations on a bauplan: description of a new Malagasy "mermaid skink" with flipper-like forelimbs only (Scincidae, Sirenoscincus Sakata & Hikida, 2003). – Zoosystema 34: 701-719. (PDF)

A253. Lehtinen, R. M., F. Glaw, F. Andreone, M. Pabijan & M. Vences (2012): A new species of putatively pond breeding frog of the genus Guibemantis from Madagascar. – Copeia 2012: 648-662. (PDF)

A252. Segev, O., F. Andreone, R. Pala, G. Tessa & M. Vences (2012): Reproductive phenology of the tomato frog, Dyscophus antongili, in an urban pond of Madagascar’s east coast. – Acta Herpetologica 7: 331-340. (PDF)

A251. Rakotoarison, A., F. Glaw, D. R. Vieites, N. R. Raminosoa & M. Vences (2012): Taxonomy and natural history of arboreal microhylid frogs (Platypelis) from the Tsaratanana Massif in northern Madagascar, with description of a new species. – Zootaxa 3563: 1-25. (PDF)

A250. Vences, M., M. Gehara, J. Köhler & F. Glaw (2012): Description of a new Malagasy treefrog (Boophis) occurring syntopically with its sister species, and a plea for studies on non-allopatric speciation in tropical amphibians. – Amphibia-Reptilia 33: 503-520. (PDF)

A249. Irisarri, I., D. San Mauro, F. Abascal, A. Ohler, M. Vences & R. Zardoya (2012): The origin of modern frogs (Neobatrachia) was accompanied by acceleration in mitochondrial and nuclear substitution rates. – BMC Genomics 13: e626. (link)

A248. Ratsoavina, F.M., M. Vences & E.E. Louis Jr (2012): Phylogeny and phylogeography of the Malagasy leaf-tailed geckos in the Uroplatus ebenaui group. – African Journal of Herpetology 61: 143-158. (PDF)

A247. Pabijan, M., K. C. Wollenberg & M. Vences (2012): Small body size increases the regional differentiation of populations of tropical mantellid frogs (Anura: Mantellidae). – Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 2310-2324. (PDF)

A246. Crottini, A., J. L. Brown, V. Mercurio, F. Glaw, M. Vences & F. Andreone (2012): Phylogeography of the poison frog Mantella viridis (Amphibia: Mantellidae) reveals chromatic and genetic differentiation across ecotones in northern Madagascar. – Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 50: 305-314. (PDF)

A245. Crottini, A., A. Miralles, F. Glaw, D. J. Harris, A. Lima & M. Vences (2012): Description of a new pygmy chameleon (Chamaeleonidae: Brookesia) from central Madagascar. – Zootaxa 3490: 63-74. (PDF)

A244. Kindler, C., W. R. Branch, M. D. Hofmeyr, J. Maran, P. Široký, M. Vences, J. Harvey, J. S. Hauswaldt, A. Schleicher, H. Stuckas & U. Fritz (2012): Molecular phylogeny of African hinge-back tortoises (Kinixys): implications for phylogeography and taxonomy (Testudines: Testudinidae). – Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 50: 192-201. (PDF)

A243. Hauswaldt, J.S., M. Höer, M. Ogielska, D.G. Christiansen, D. Dziewulska-Szwajkowska, E. Czernicka & M. Vences (2012): A simplified molecular method for distinguishing among species and ploidy levels in European water frogs (Pelophylax). – Molecular Ecology Resources 12: 797-805. (PDF)

A242. Gehring, P.-S., K. A. Tolley, F. S. Eckhardt, T. M. Townsend, T. Ziegler, F. Ratsoavina, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2012): Hiding deep in the trees: discovery of divergent mitochondrial lineages in Malagasy chameleons of the Calumma nasutum group. – Ecology and Evolution, 2: 1468-1479. (PDF)

A241. Wollenberg, K. C., F. Glaw & M. Vences (2012): Revision of the little brown frogs in the Gephyromantis decaryi complex with description of a new species. – Zootaxa 3421:32-60. (PDF)

A240. Pabijan, M., A. Crottini, D. Reckwell, I. Irisarri, J. S. Hauswaldt & M. Vences (2012): A multigene species tree for Western Mediterranean painted frogs (Discoglossus). – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64: 690-696. (PDF)

A239. Gehring, P.S., M. Pabijan, J.E. Randrianirina, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2012): The influence of riverine barriers on phylogeographic patterns of Malagasy reed frogs (Heterixalus). – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64: 618-632. (PDF)

A238. Rodríguez, A., R. Alonso, J. A. Rodríguez & M. Vences (2012) Geographic distribution, colour variation and molecular diversity of miniature frogs of the Eleutherodactylus limbatus group from Cuba. – Salamandra 48: 71-91. (PDF)

A237. Vieites, D.R., K.C. Wollenberg & M. Vences (2012): Not all little brown frogs are the same: a new species of secretive and cryptic Gephyromantis (Anura: Mantellidae) from Madagascar. – Zootaxa 3344: 34-46. (PDF)

A236. Nagy, Z. T., G. Sonet, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2012): First large-scale DNA barcoding assessment of reptiles in the biodiversity hotspot of Madagascar, based on newly designed COI primers. – PLoS One 7: e34506. (link)

A235. Randrianiaina, R. D., A. Strauß, J. Glos & M. Vences (2012): Diversity of strongly rheophilous tadpoles of Malagasy tree frogs, genus Boophis (Anura, Mantellidae), and identification of new candidate species via larval DNA sequence and morphology. – ZooKeys 178: 59-124. (PDF)

A234. Riemann, J. C., S. H. Ndriantsoa, M. Vences, M.O. Rödel & J. Glos (2012): Advertisement call and male morphology of the Malagasy treefrog Boophis arcanus from the Ranomafana region, south-eastern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 3250: 66-68. (PDF)

A233. Ndriantsoa, S. H., R.D. Randrianiaina, O. Ramilijaona Ravoahangimalala, M. Vences & J. Glos (2012): Description of two tadpoles of Malagasy treefrogs, Spinomantis aff. peraccae and Spinomantis tavaratra (Anura: Mantellidae). – Zootaxa 3248: 66-68. (PDF)

A232. Crottini, A., O. Madsen, C. Poux, A. Strauß, D.R. Vieites & M. Vences (2012): Vertebrate time-tree elucidates the biogeographic pattern of a major biotic change around the K–T boundary in Madagascar. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 109: 5358-5363. (PDF)

A231. Samonds, K.A., L.R. Godfrey, J.R. Ali, S.M. Goodman, M. Vences, M.R. Sutherland, M.T. Irwin & D.W. Krause (2012) Spatial and temporal arrival patterns of Madagascar’s vertebrate fauna explained by distance, ocean currents, and ancestor type. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 109: 5352-5357. (PDF)

A230. Glaw, F., J. Köhler, T. M. Townsend & M. Vences (2012) Rivaling the world’s smallest reptiles: Discovery of miniaturized and microendemic new species of leaf chameleons (Brookesia) from northern Madagascar PLoS One 7: e31314. (PDF)

A229. Veith, M., A. Baumgart, A. Dubois, A. Ohler, P. Galán, D. R. Vieites, S. Nieto-Román & M. Vences (2012). Discordant patterns of nuclear and mitochondrial introgression in Iberian populations of the European common frog (Rana temporaria). – Journal of Heredity 103: 240-249. (PDF)

A228. Poth, D., K. C. Wollenberg, M. Vences & S. Schulz (2012): Volatile amphibian pheromones: macrolides of mantellid frogs from Madagascar. – Angewandte Chemie International Edition 51: 2187-2190. (PDF)

A227. Kaffenberger, N., K. C. Wollenberg, J. Köhler, F. Glaw, D. R. Vieites, & M. Vences (2012): Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Malagasy frogs of the genus Gephyromantis. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62: 555-560. (PDF)


A226. Ohler, A., K. C. Wollenberg, S. Grosjean, R. Hendrix, M. Vences, T. Ziegler & A. Dubois (2011): Sorting out Lalos: description of new species and additional taxonomic data on megophryid frogs from northern Indochina (genus Leptolalax, Megophryidae, Anura). – Zootaxa 3147: 1-83. (PDF)

A225. Raharivololoniaina, L., O. Verneau, P. Berthier, M. Vences & L. du Preez (2011):  First monogenean flatworm from a microhylid frog host: Kankana, a new polystome genus from Madagascar. – Parasitology International 60: 465-473. (PDF)

A224. Barth, A., P. Galán, D. Donaire, J. P. González de la Vega, M. Pabijan & M. Vences (2011): Mitochondrial uniformity in populations of the treefrog Hyla molleri across the Iberian Peninsula. Amphibia-Reptilia 32: 557-564. (PDF)

A223. Rodríguez, A., M. Vences & L. Y. García (2011): Expansion of the known distribution and molecular systematics of Eleutherodactylus adelus (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae). – Salamandra 47: 222-226. (PDF)

A222. Köhler, J., F. Glaw, G. M. Rosa, P.-S. Gehring, M. Pabijan, F. Andreone & M. Vences (2011): Two new bright-eyed treefrogs of the genus Boophis from Madagascar. – Salamandra 47: 207-221. (PDF)

A221. Randrianiaina, R. D., K. C. Wollenberg, T. Rasolonjatovo Hiobiarilanto, A. Strauß, J. Glos & M. Vences (2011) Nidicolous tadpoles rather than direct development in Malagasy frogs of the genus Gephyromantis. – Journal of Natural History 45: 2871-2900. (PDF)

A220. Gehring, P.-S., F. M. Ratsoavina, M. Vences & F. Glaw (2011): Calumma vohibola, a new chameleon species (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) from the littoral forests of eastern Madagascar. – African Journal of Herpetology 60: 130-154. (PDF)

A219. Ratsoavina, F. M., E. E. Louis Jr., A. Crottini, R. D. Randrianiaina, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2011): A new leaf tailed gecko species from northern Madagascar with a preliminary assessment of molecular and morphological variability in the Uroplatus ebenaui group. Zootaxa 3022: 39-57. (PDF)

A218. Wollenberg, K. C., R. K. B. Jenkins, R. Randrianavelona, R. Rampilamanana, M. Ralisata, A. Ramanandraibe, O. Ramilijaona Ravoahangimalala & M. Vences (2011): On the shoulders of lemurs: pinpointing the ecotouristic potential of Madagascar’s unique herpetofauna. – Journal of Ecotourism 10: 101-117. (PDF)

A217. Crottini, A., P.-S. Gehring, F. Glaw, D. J. Harris, A. Lima & M. Vences (2011): Deciphering the cryptic species diversity of dull-coloured day geckos Phelsuma (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Madagascar, with description of a new species. – Zootaxa 2982: 340-48. (PDF)

A216. Pabijan, M., P.-S. Gehring, J. Köhler, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2011): A new microendemic frog species of the genus Blommersia (Anura: Mantellidae) from the east coast of Madagascar. – Zootaxa 2978: 34-50. (PDF)

A215. Wollenberg, K. C., D. R. Vieites, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2011): Speciation in little: the role of range and body size in the diversification of Malagasy mantellid frogs. – BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: article 217. (link)

A214. Vences, M., S. Schulz, D. Poth, & A. Rodríguez (2011): Defining frontiers in mite and frog alkaloid research. – Biology Letters 7: 557. (PDF)

A213. Rodríguez, A., D. Poth, S. Schulz & M. Vences (2011): Discovery of skin alkaloids in a miniaturized eleutherodactylid frog from Cuba. – Biology Letters 7: 414-418. (PDF)

A212. Bauer, A., F. Glaw, P.-S. Gehring & M. Vences (2011): New species of Blaesodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ankarafantsika National Park in north-western Madagascar. – Zootaxa 2942: 57-68. (PDF)

A211. Glaw, F., J. Köhler & M. Vences (2011): New species of Gephyromantis from Marojejy National Park, Northeast Madagascar. – Journal of Herpetology 45: 155-160. (PDF)

A210. Miralles, A., A. P. Raselimanana, D. Rakotomalala, M. Vences & D. R. Vieites (2011): A new large and colorful skink of the genus Amphiglossus from Madagascar revealed by morphology and multilocus molecular study. – Zootaxa 2918: 47-67. (PDF)

A209. Miralles, A., J. Köhler, D. R. Vieites, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2011): Hypotheses on rostral shield evolution in fossorial lizards derived from the phylogenetic position of a new species of Paracontias (Squamata, Scincidae). – Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 11: 135-150. (PDF)

A208. Lehtinen, R. M., F. Glaw & M. Vences (2011): Two new plant-breeding frog species (Anura: Mantellidae, Guibemantis) from southeastern Madagascar. – Herpetological Journal 21: 95-112. (PDF)

A207. Randrianiaina, R.-D., J. Köhler, J. Glos, M. Vences & F. Glaw (2011): Where to grow in the Tsingy? Limestone rock pools as breeding habitats of the relict frog Tsingymantis antitra from Madagascar and description of its tadpole. – Salamandra 47: 77-89. (PDF)

A206. Grosjean, S., R.-D. Randrianiaina, A. Strauß & M. Vences (2011): Sand-eating tadpoles in Madagascar: morphology and ecology of the unique larvae of the treefrog Boophis picturatus. – Salamandra 47: 63-76. (PDF)

A205. Miralles, A., J. Köhler, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2011): A molecular phylogeny of the “Madascincus polleni species complex”, with description of a new species of scincid lizard from the coastal dune area of northern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 2876: 1-16. (PDF)

A204. Irisarri, I., M. Vences, D. San Mauro, F. Glaw & R. Zardoya (2011): Reversal to air-driven sound production revealed by a molecular phylogeny of tongueless frogs, family Pipidae. – BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: article 114. (link)

A203. Grosjean, S., A. Strauß, J. Glos, R.-D. Randrianiaina, A. Ohler & M. Vences (2011): Morphological and ecological uniformity in the funnel-mouthed tadpoles of Malagasy litter frogs, subgenus Chonomantis. – Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 162: 149-183. (PDF)

A202. Townsend, T. M., K. A. Tolley, F. Glaw, W. Böhme & M. Vences (2011): Eastward from Africa: palaeocurrent-mediated chameleon dispersal to the Seychelles islands. – Biology Letters 7: 225-228. (PDF)

A201. Van der Meijden, A., A. Crottini, J. Tarrant, A. Turner & M. Vences (2011): Multi-locus phylogeny and evolution of reproductive modes in the Pyxicephalidae, an African endemic clade of frogs. – African Journal of Herpetology 60: 1-12. (PDF)

A200. Hauswaldt, J. S., A.-K. Ludewig, M. Vences & H. Pröhl (2011): Widespread co-occurrence of divergent mitochondrial haplotype lineages in a Central American species of poison frog (Oophaga pumilio). – Journal of Biogeography 38: 711-726. (PDF)

A199. Bora, P., O. Ramilijaona, N. Raminosoa & M. Vences (2011): A new species of Mantidactylus (subgenus Chonomantis) from Ranomafana National Park, eastern Madagascar (Amphibia, Anura, Mantellidae). – Zootaxa 2772: 52-60. (PDF)

A198. Fritz, U., W. R. Branch, M. D. Hofmeyr, J. Maran, H. Prokop, A. Schleicher, P. Široký, H. Stuckas, M. Vargas-Ramírez, M. Vences & A. K. Hundsdörfer (2010): Molecular phylogeny of African hinged and helmeted terrapins (Testudines: Pelomedusidae: Pelusios and Pelomedusa). – Zoologica Scripta 40: 115-125. (PDF)

A197. Randrianiaina, R.D., A. Strauß, J. Glos, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2011): Diversity, external morphology and ‘reverse taxonomy’ in the specialized tadpoles of Malagasy river bank frogs of the subgenus Ochthomantis (genus Mantidactylus). – Contributions to Zoology 80: 17-65. (PDF) (PDF high resolution)

A196. Reeve, E., S. H. Ndriantsoa, A. Strauß, R.-D. Randrianiaina, T. Rasolonjatovo Hiobiarilanto, F. Glaw, J. Glos & M. Vences (2011): Acoustic underwater signals with a probable function during competitive feeding in a tadpole. – Naturwissenschaften 98: 135-143. (PDF)


A195. Wollenberg, K. C., R. K. B. Jenkins, R. Randrianavelona, M. Ralisata, R. Rampilamanana, A. Ramanandraibe, O. Ramilijaona Ravoahangimalala & M. Vences (2010): Raising awareness of amphibian chytridiomycosis will not alieniate ecotourists visiting Madagascar. – EcoHealth 7: 248-251. (PDF)

A194. Du Preez, L. H., L. Raharivololoniaina, O. Verneau & M. Vences (2010): A new genus of polystomatid flatworm (Monogenea: Polystomatidae) without free-swimming life stage from the Malagasy poison frogs. – Zootaxa 2722: 54-68. (PDF)

A193. Rasolonjatovo Hiobiarilanto, T., R.-D. Randrianiaina, J. Glos, A. Strauß & M. Vences (2010): Description of ten tadpoles in the genus Boophis from Madagascar. – Zootaxa 2694: 1-25. (PDF)

A192. Jovanovic, O. & M. Vences (2010): Skeletochronological analysis of age structure in populations of four species of Malagasy poisonous frogs, genus Mantella. – Amphibia-Reptilia 31: 553-557. (PDF)

A191. Vences, M., J. Köhler, M. Pabijan & F. Glaw (2010): Two syntopic and microendemic new frogs of the genus Blommersia from the east coast of Madagascar. – African Journal of Herpetology 59: 133-156. (PDF)

A190. Vidal, N., J. Marin, M. Morini, S. Donnellan, W. R. Branch, R. Thomas, M. Vences, A. Wynn, C. Cruaud & S. B. Hedges (2010): Blindsnake evolutionary tree reveals long history on Gondwana. – Biology Letters 6: 558-561. (PDF) (supplementary documents)

A189. Köhler, J., M. Vences, N. D'Cruze & F. Glaw (2010): Giant dwarfs: discovery of a radiation of large-bodied 'stump-toed frogs' from karstic cave environments of northern Madagascar. – Journal of Zoology 282: 21-38. (PDF)

A188. Nagy, Z. T., F. Glaw & M. Vences (2010): Systematics of the snake genera Stenophis and Lycodryas from Madagascar and the Comoros. – Zoologica Scripta 39: 426-435.  (PDF)

A187. Ratsoavina, F. M., P.-S. Gehring, F. J. Ranaivoarisoa, T. H. Rafeliarisoa, A. Crottini, E. E. Louis Jr. & M. Vences (2010): Molecular phylogeography of a widespread Malagasy leaf chameleon species, Brookesia superciliaris.Zootaxa 2554: 62-64. (PDF)

A186. Vences, M., F. Andreone, J. Glos & F. Glaw (2010): Molecular and bioacoustic differentiation of Boophis occidentalis with description of a new treefrog from north-western Madagascar. – Zootaxa 2544: 54-68. (PDF)

A185. Crottini, A., P. Galán & M. Vences (2010): Mitochondrial diversity of western spadefoot toads, Pelobates cultripes, in northwestern Spain. – Amphibia-Reptilia 31: 443-448. (PDF)

A184. Padial, J. M., A. Miralles, I. de la Riva & M. Vences (2010): The integrative future of taxonomy. – Frontiers in Zoology 7: article 16. (link) (PDF)

A183. Vargas-Ramírez, M., M. Vences, W. R. Branch, S. R. Daniels, F. Glaw, M. D. Hofmeyr, G. Kuchling, J. Maran, T. J. Papenfuss, P. Široký, D. R. Vieites & U. Fritz (2010): Deep genealogical lineages in the widely distributed African helmeted terrapin: evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA (Testudines: Pelomedusidae: Pelomedusa subrufa). – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56: 428-440. (PDF)

A182. D'Cruze, N., J. Köhler, M. Vences & F. Glaw (2010): A new fat fossorial frog (Microhylidae: Cophylinae: Rhombophryne) from the rainforest of the Forêt d'Ambre Special Reserve, northern Madagascar. – Herpetologica 66: 182-191. (PDF)

A181. Andreone, F., G. M. Rosa, J. Noël, A. Crottini, M. Vences, C. J. Raxworthy (2010): Living within fallen palm leaves: the discovery of an unknown Blommersia (Mantellidae: Anura) reveals a new reproductive strategy in the amphibians of Madagascar. – Naturwissenschaften 97: 525-543. (PDF)

A180. Strauß, A., E. Reeve, R. D. Randrianiaina, M. Vences & J. Glos (2010): The world's richest tadpole communities show functional redundancy and low functional diversity: ecological data on Madagascar's stream-dwelling amphibian larvae. – BMC Ecology 10: article 12. (link)

A179. Köhler, J., M. Vences, M. Erbacher & F. Glaw (2010): Systematics of limbless scincid lizards from northern Madagascar: morphology, phylogenetic relationships and implications for classification (Squamata: Scincidae). Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 10: 147-159. (PDF)

A178. Rocha, S., H. Rösler, P.-S. Gehring, F. Glaw, D. Posada, D. J. Harris & M. Vences (2010): Phylogenetic systematics of day geckos, genus Phelsuma, based on molecular and morphological data (Squamata: Gekkonidae). – Zootaxa 2429: 1-28. (PDF)

A177. Glaw, F., J. Köhler, I. de la Riva, D. R. Vieites & M. Vences (2010): Integrative taxonomy of Malagasy treefrogs: combination of molecular genetics, bioacoustics and comparative morphology reveals twelve additional species of Boophis. – Zootaxa 2383: 1-82. (PDF)

A176. Vences, M., F. Glaw, J. Köhler & K. C. Wollenberg (2010): Molecular phylogeny, morphology and bioacoustics reveal five additional species of arboreal microhylids of the genus Anodonthyla from Madagascar. – Contributions to Zoology 79: 1-32. (PDF)

A175. Galán, P., A.-K. Ludewig, J. Kmiec, S. Hauswaldt, M. Cabana, R. Ferreiro, M. Vences (2010): Low mitochondrial divergence of rediscovered southern relict populations of Rana temporaria parvipalmata in Spain. – Amphibia-Reptilia 31: 144-148. (PDF)

A174. Vallan, D., M. Vences & F. Glaw (2010): Forceps delivery of a new treefrog species of the genus Boophis from eastern Madagascar (Amphibia: Mantellidae). – Amphibia-Reptilia 31: 1-8. (PDF)

A173. Rodríguez, A., M. Vences, B. Nevado, A. Machordom & E. Verheyen (2010): Biogeographic origin and radiation of Cuban Eleutherodactylus of the auriculatus species group, inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54: 179-196. (PDF)


A172. Chiari, Y., A. van der Meijden, O. Madsen, M. Vences & A. Meyer (2009): Base composition, selection, and phylogenetic significance of indels in the recombination activating gene-1 in vertebrates. – Frontiers in Zoology 6: article 32. (link)

A171. Hauswaldt, J. S., A. Crottini & M. Vences (2009): Nine microsatellite loci for the Malagasy poison frogs (Mantella). – Conservation Genetics Resources 1: 269-271. (PDF)

A170. Hauswaldt, J. S., A.-K. Ludewig, S. Hagemann, H. Pröhl & M. Vences (2009): Ten microsatellite loci for the strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio). – Conservation Genetics 10: 1935-1937. (PDF)

A169. Townsend, T. M., D. R. Vieites, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2009): Testing species-level diversification hypotheses in Madagascar: the case of microendemic Brookesia leaf chameleons. – Systematic Biology 58: 461-656. (PDF)

A168. Köhler, J., D. R. Vieites, F. Glaw, N. Kaffenberger & M. Vences (2009): A further new species of limbless skink, genus Paracontias, from eastern Madagascar. – African Journal of Herpetology 58: 98-105. (PDF)

A167. Glaw, F., J. Köhler & M. Vences (2009): A distinctive new species of chameleon of the genus Furcifer (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) from the Montagne d'Ambre rainforest of northern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 2269: 32-42. (PDF)

A166. Chiari, Y., D. R. Vieites, J. Guo, P. Bora & M. Vences (2009): High haplotype diversity in a microendemic Malagasy gecko species, Lygodactylus mirabilis (Pasteur, 1962). – Zootaxa 2269: 43-52. (PDF)

A165. Glaw, F., J. Köhler & M. Vences (2009): A new species of cryptically coloured day gecko (Phelsuma) from the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in western Madagascar. – Zootaxa 2195: 61-68. (PDF)

A164. Crottini, A., J. Dordel, J. Köhler, F. Glaw, A. Schmitz & M. Vences (2009): A multilocus phylogeny of Malagasy scincid lizards elucidates the relationships of the fossorial genera Androngo and Cryptoscincus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53: 345-350.  (PDF)

A163. Vences, M., K. C. Wollenberg, D. R. Vieites & D. C. Lees (2009): Madagascar as a model region of species diversification. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24: 456-465. (PDF)

A162. Jovanovic, O., J. Glos, F. Glaw, R.-D. Randrianiaina & M. Vences (2009): Comparative larval morphology in Madagascan frogs of the genus Mantella (Amphibia:Mantellidae). – Zootaxa 2124: 21-37. (PDF)

A161. Rocha, S., M. Vences, F. Glaw, D. Posada & D. J. Harris (2009): Multigene phylogeny of Malagasy day geckos of the genus Phelsuma. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52: 530-537. (PDF)

A160. Vieites, D.R., K. C. Wollenberg, F. Andreone, J. Köhler, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2009): Vast underestimation of Madagascar's biodiversity evidenced by an integrative amphibian inventory. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 106: 8267-8272. (PDF)

A159. Puente, M., F. Glaw, D. R. Vieites & M. Vences (2009): Review of the systematics, morphology and distribution of Malagasy dwarf geckos, genera Lygodactylus and Microscalabotes (Squamata: Gekkonidae). – Zootaxa 2103: 1-76.

A158. Franzen, M., J. Jones, A. P. Raselimanana, Z. T. Nagy, N. D'Cruze, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2009): A new black-bellied snake (Pseudoxrhophiinae: Liophidium) from western Madagascar, with notes on the genus Pararhadinaea. – Amphibia-Reptilia 30: 173-183. (PDF)

A157. Glaw, F., Z. T. Nagy, J. Köhler, M. Franzen & M. Vences (2009): Phylogenetic relationships of a new species of pseudoxyrhophiine snake (Reptilia: Lamprophiidae: Thamnosophis) suggest a biogeographical link between western and northern Madagascar. – Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 9: 13-22. (PDF)

A156. Andreone, F., F. Glaw, F. Mattioli, R. Jesu, G. Schimmenti, J. E. Randrianirina & M. Vences (2009): The peculiar herpetofauna of some Tsaratanana rainforests and its affinities with Manongarivo and other massifs and forests of northern Madagascar. – Italian Journal of Zoology 76: 92-110. (PDF)

A155. Verneau, O., L. H. Du Preez, V. Laurent, L. Raharivololoniaina, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2009): The double odyssey of Madagascan polystome flatworms leads to new insights on the origins of their amphibian hosts. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 1575-1583. (PDF)

A154. Gawor, A., R. Hendrix, M. Vences, W. Böhme & T. Ziegler (2009): Larval morphology in four species of Hylarana from Vietnam and Thailand with comments on the taxonomy of H. nigrovittata sensu lato (Anura: Ranidae). – Zootaxa 2051: 1-25. (PDF)

A153. Randrianiaina, R.-D., L. Raharivololoniaina, C. Preuss, A. Strauß. F. Glaw, M. Teschke, J. Glos, N. Raminosoa & M. Vences (2009): Descriptions of the tadpoles of seven species of Malagasy treefrogs, genus Boophis. – Zootaxa 2021: 23-41. (PDF)

A152. Schmidt, H., F. Glaw, M. Teschke & M. Vences (2009): The tadpole of the Madagascar bullfrog, Laliostoma labrosum. – Zootaxa 2005: 67-68.  (PDF)

A151. Schmidt, H., A. Strauß, F. Glaw, M. Teschke & M. Vences (2009): Description of tadpoles of five frog species in the subgenus Brygoomantis from Madagascar (Mantellidae: Mantidactylus). – Zootaxa 1988: 48-60.  (PDF)

A150. Grosjean, S. & M. Vences (2009): The tadpole of the toadlet Scaphiophryne marmorata from Madagascar. – Zootaxa 1986: 67-68. (PDF)

A149. Aliabadian, M., M. Kaboli, V. Nijman & M. Vences (2009): Molecular identification of birds: performance of distance-based DNA barcoding in three genes to delimit parapatric species. – PLoS ONE 4 (1): e4119. (PDF)


A148. Crottini, A., Y. Chiari, V. Mercurio, A. Meyer, M. Vences & F. Andreone (2008): Into the canyons: the phylogeography of the Malagasy frogs Mantella expectata and Scaphiophryne gottlebei in the arid Isalo Massif, and its significance for conservation (Amphibia: Mantellidae and Microhylidae). – Organisms Diversity and Evolution 8: 368-377. (PDF)

A147. Orozco-terWengel, P., Z. T. Nagy, D. R. Vieites, M. Vences & E. R. Louis Jr. (2008): Phylogeography and phylogenetic relationships of Malagasy tree and ground boas. – Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 95: 640-652. (PDF)

A146. Münchenberg, T., K. C. Wollenberg, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2008). Molecular phylogeny and geographic variation of Malagasy iguanas (Oplurus and Chalarodon). – Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 319-327. (PDF)

A145. Wollenberg, K. C., D. R. Vieites, A. van der Meijden, F. Glaw, D. C. Cannatella & M. Vences (2008): Patterns of endemism and species richness in Malagasy cophyline frogs support a key role of mountainous areas for speciation. – Evolution 62: 1890-1907.  (PDF)

A144. Köhler, J., F. Glaw & M. Vences (2008): Two additional treefrogs of the Boophis ulftunni species group (Anura: Mantellidae) discovered in rainforests of northern and south-eastern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 1814: 37-48. (PDF)

A143. Andreone, F., A. I. Carpenter, N. Cox, L. du Preez, K. Freeman, S. Furrer, G. García, F. Glaw, J. Glos, D. Knox, J. Köhler, J. R. Mendelson III, V. Mercurio, R. A. Mittermeier, R. D. Moore, N. H. C. Rabibisoa, H. Randriamahazo, H. Randrianasolo, N. Rasomampionona Raminosoa, O. Ravoahangimalala Ramilijaona, C. J. Raxworthy, D. Vallan, M. Vences, D. R. Vieites, C. Weldon (2008): The challenge of conserving amphibian megadiversity in Madagascar. – PLoS Biology 6: e118. (PDF)

A142. Kurabayashi, A., M. Sumida, H. Yonekawa, F. Glaw, M. Vences & M. Hasegawa (2008): Phylogeny, recombination, and mechanisms of stepwise mitochondrial genome reorganization in mantellid frogs from Madagascar. – Molecular Biology and Evolution 25: 874-891. (PDF)

A141. Kremen, C., A. Cameron, A. Moilanen, S. J. Phillips, C. D. Thomas, H. Beentje, J. Dransfield, B. L. Fisher, F. Glaw, T. C. Good, G. J. Harper, R. J. Hijmans, D. C. Lees, E. Louis Jr., R. A. Nussbaum, C. J. Raxworthy, A. Razafimpahanana, G. E. Schatz, M. Vences, D. R. Vieites & M. L. Zjhra (2008): Aligning conservation priorities across taxa in Madagascar with high-resolution planning tools. – Science 320: 222-226. (PDF) (Article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung by F. Glaw and M. Vences) (Press coverage in Germany) (Nature News article) (Response to comments by Bode et al. and Coetzee)

A140. Poux, C., O. Madsen, J. Glos, W. W. de Jong & M. Vences (2008): Molecular phylogeny and divergence times of Malagasy tenrecs: influence of data partitioning and taxon sampling on dating analyses. – BMC Evolutionary Biology 8: article 102. (PDF)

A139. Daly, J. W., H. M. Garraffo, T. F. Spande, L. A. Giddings, R. A. Saporito, D. R. Vieites & M. Vences (2008): Geographic variation of skin alkaloids among individuals of three species of Madagascan poison frogs (Mantella). Journal of Chemical Ecology 34: 252-279.

A138. Vences, M & J. Köhler (2008): Global diversity of amphibians (Amphibia) in freshwater. – Hydrobiologia 595: 569-580.  (PDF)

A137. Wollenberg, K. C., F. Andreone, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2008): Pretty in pink: a new treefrog species of the genus Boophis from north-eastern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 1684: 58-68.

A136. Hendrix, R., A. Gawor, M. Vences & T. Ziegler (2008): The tadpole of the narrow-mouthed frog Microhyla fissipes from Vietnam (Anura: Microhylidae). – Zootaxa 1675: 67-68.

A135. Jackman, T. R., A. M. Bauer, E. Greenbaum, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2008): Molecular phylogenetic relationships among species of the Malagasy-Comoran gecko genus Paroedura (Squamata: Gekkonidae). – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 74-81. (PDF)


A134. Woodhead, C., M. Vences, D. R. Vieites, I. Gamboni, B. L. Fisher & R. A. Griffiths (2007): Specialist or generalist? Feeding ecology of the Malagasy poison frog Mantella aurantiaca. – Herpetological Journal 17: 225-236. (PDF)

A133. Köhler, J. F. Glaw & M. Vences (2007): A new green treefrog, genus Boophis Tschudi 1838 (Anura Mantellidae), from arid western Madagascar: phylogenetic relationships and biogeogeographic implications. – Tropical Zoology 20: 215-227.

A132. Glos, J., M. Teschke & M. Vences (2007): Aquatic zebras? The tadpoles of the Madagascan treefrogs Boophis schuboeae Glaw & Vences 2002 compared to those of Boophis ankaratra Andreone 1993. – Tropical Zoology 20: 125-133.

A131. Andreone, F., M. Vences, F. Glaw & J. E. Randrianirina (2007): Remarkable records of amphibians and reptiles on Madagascar's central high plateau. – Tropical Zoology 20: 19-39.

A130. Manzano, A., M. Fabrezi & M. Vences (2007): Intercalary elements, treefrogs, and the early differentiation of a complex system in the Neobatrachia. – The Anatomical Record 290: 1551-1567.  (PDF)

A129. Boumans, L., D. R. Vieites, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2007): Geographical patterns of deep mitochondrial differentiation in widespread Malagasy reptiles. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 822-839.  (PDF)

A128. Nagy, Z. T., F. Glaw, F. Andreone, M. Wink & M. Vences (2007): Species boundaries in Malagasy snakes of the genus Madagascarophis (Serpentes: Colubridae sensu lato) assessed by nuclear and mitochondrial markers. – Organisms Diversity & Evolution 7: 241-251.  (PDF)

A127. Fouquet, A., A. Gilles, M. Vences, C. Marty, M. Blanc & N. J. Gemmell (2007): Underestimation of species richness in Neotropical frogs revealed by mtDNA analyses. – PLoS ONE 2(10): e1109. (PDF)

A126. Grosjean, S., J. Glos, M. Teschke, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2007): Comparative larval morphology of Madagascan toadlets of the genus Scaphiophryne: phylogenetic and taxonomic inferences. – Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 151: 555-576.

A125. Vences, M., G. Wahl-Boos, S. Hoegg, F. Glaw, E. Spinelli Oliveira, A. Meyer & S. Perry (2007): Molecular systematics of mantelline frogs from Madagascar and the evolution of their femoral glands. – Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 92: 529-539. (PDF)

A124. Knoll, A., J. Köhler, F. Glaw, M. Teschke & M. Vences (2007): Larval morphology in four species of Madagascan frogs of the subgenus Brygoomantis (Mantellidae: Mantidactylus). – Zootaxa 1616: 49-59.  (PDF)

A123. Wollenberg, K. C., F. Glaw, A. Meyer & M. Vences (2007): Molecular phylogeny of Malagasy reed frogs, Heterixalus, and the relative performance of bioacoustics and color-patterns for resolving their systematics. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 14-22.  (PDF)

A122. Wohltmann, A., L. du Preez, M.-O. Rödel, J. Köhler & M. Vences (2007): Endoparasitic mites of the genus Endotrombicula Ewing, 1931 (Acari: Prostigmata: Parasitengona: Trombiculidae) from African and Madagascan anurans, with description of a new species. – Folia Parasitologica 54: 225-235. (PDF)

A121. Glaw, F., J. Köhler, P. Bora, N. H. C. Rabibisoa, O. Ramilijaona & M. Vences (2007): Discovery of the genus Plethodontohyla (Anura: Microhylidae) in dry western Madagascar: description of a new species and biogeographic implications. – Zootaxa 1577: 61-68.

A120. Raselimanana, A. P., F. Glaw & M. Vences (2007): Lack of secondary sexual characters in a male of Tsingymantis antitra confirms its position as most basal mantelline frog lineage. – Zootaxa 1557: 67-68.

A119. Van der Meijden, A., M. Vences, S. Hoegg, R. Boistel, A. Channing & A. Meyer (2007): Nuclear gene phylogeny of narrow-mouthed toads (Family: Microhylidae) and a discussion of competing hypotheses concerning their biogeographical origins. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 1017-1030.  (PDF)

A118. Lehtinen, R. M., R. A. Nussbaum, C. M. Richards, D. C. Cannatella & M. Vences (2007): Mitochondrial genes reveal cryptic diversity in plant-breeding frogs from Madagascar (Anura, Mantellidae, Guibemantis). – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 1121-1129.  (PDF)

A117. Glaw, F., Z. T. Nagy & M. Vences (2007): Phylogenetic relationships and classification of the Malagasy pseudoxyrhophiine snake genera Geodipsas and Compsophis based on morphological and molecular data. – Zootaxa 1517: 53-62.  (PDF)

A116. Van der Meijden, A., R. Boistel, J. Gerlach, A. Ohler, M. Vences & A. Meyer (2007): Molecular phylogenetic evidence for paraphyly of the genus Sooglossus, with the description of a new genus of Seychellean frogs. – Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91: 347-359.

A115. Glaw,  F., Z. T. Nagy, M. Franzen & M. Vences (2007): Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the pseudoxyrhophiine snake genus Liopholidophis (Reptilia, Colubridae): evolution of its exceptional sexual dimorphism and descriptions of new taxa. – Zoologica Scripta 36: 291-300.  (PDF)

A114. Rabemananjara, F. C. E., A. Crottini, Y. Chiari, F. Andreone, F. Glaw, R. Duguet, P. Bora, O. Ravoahangimalala Ramilijaona & M. Vences (2007): Molecular systematics of Malagasy poison frogs in the Mantella betsileo and M. laevigata species groups. – Zootaxa 1501: 31-44.

A113. Greenbaum, E., A. M. Bauer, T. R. Jackman, M. Vences & F. Glaw (2007): A phylogeny of the enigmatic Madagascan geckos of the genus Uroplatus (Squamata: Gekkonidae). – Zootaxa 1493: 41-51. (PDF)

A112. Fouquet, A., M. Vences, M-D. Salducci, A. Meyer, C. Marty, M. Blanc & A. Gilles (2007): Revealing cryptic diversity using molecular phylogenetics and phylogeography in frogs of the Scinax ruber and Rhinella margaritifera species groups. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 567-582.  (PDF)

A111. Aprea, G., G. Odierna, F. Andreone, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2007): Karyological evolution and systematics of Malagasy microhylid frogs. – Zoologischer Anzeiger 246: 23-41.  (PDF)

A110. Aliabadian, M., M. Kaboli, R. Prodon, V. Nijman & M. Vences (2007): Phylogeny of Palearctic wheatears (genus Oenanthe) - Congruence between morphometric and molecular data. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42: 665-675.

A109. Odierna, G., G. Aprea, F. Andreone, W. Böhme & M. Vences (2007): Cytosystematics of hyperoliid frogs: Phylogeny of Heterixalus, low karyotypic variability in hyperoliines and separate phylogenetic position of Leptopelis. – Italian Journal of Zoology 74: 71-81.  (PDF)

A108. Randrianiaina, R.-D., F. Glaw, M. Thomas, J. Glos, N. Raminosoa & M. Vences (2007): Descriptions of the tadpoles of two species of Gephyromantis, with a discussion of the phylogenetic origin of direct development in mantellid frogs. – Zootaxa 1401: 53-61.  (PDF)

A107. Rabemananjara, F. C. E., Y. Chiari, O. Ravoahangimalala Ramilijaona & M. Vences (2007): Evidence for recent gene flow between north-eastern and south-eastern Madagascar from a phylogeography of the Mantella cowani group. – Frontiers in Zoology 4: article 1. (PDF)

A106. Measey, G. J., M. Vences, R. C. Drewes, Y. Chiari, M. Melo & B. Bourles (2007): Freshwater paths across the ocean: molecular phylogeny of the frog Ptychadena newtoni gives insights into amphibian colonization of oceanic islands. – Journal of Biogeography 34: 7-20.


A105. Veith, M., L. Fromhage, J. Kosuch & M. Vences (2006): Historical biogeography of Western Palearctic pelobatid and pelodytid frogs: a molecular phylogenetic perspective. – Contributions to Zoology 75: 109-120.  (PDF)

A104. Vejarano, S., M. Thomas & M. Vences (2006): Comparative tadpole morphology in three species of frogs of the genus Spinomantis (Amphibia: Mantellidae). – Contributions to Zoology 75: 99-108.  (PDF)

A103. Vejarano, S., M. Thomas, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2006): Advertisement call and tadpole morphology of the clutch-guarding from Mantidactylus argenteus from eastern Madagascar. – African Zoology 41: 164-169.

A102. Glaw, F., S. Hoegg & M. Vences (2006): Discovery of a new basal relict lineage of Madagascan frogs and its implications for mantellid evolution. – Zootaxa 1334: 27-43.  (PDF)

A101. Vejarano, S., M. Thomas & M. Vences (2006): Comparative larval morphology in Madagascan frogs of the genus Guibemantis (Anura: Mantellidae). – Zootaxa 1329: 39-57.  (PDF)

A100. Raharivololoniaina, L., S. Grosjean, N. Rasoamampionona Raminosoa, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2006): Molecular identification, description and phylogenetic implications of the tadpoles of 11 species of Malagasy treefrogs, genus Boophis. –  Journal of Natural History 40: 1449-1480.

A99. Glaw, F. & M. Vences (2006). Phylogeny and genus-level classification of mantellid frogs. –  Organisms Diversity and Evolution 6: 236-253. (PDF)

A98. Chiari, Y., P. Orozco-terWengel, M. Vences, D. R. Vieites, A. Sarovy, J. E. Randrianirina, A. Meyer & E. Louis Jr. (2006): Genetic identification of units for conservation in tomato frogs, genus Dyscophus. – Conservation Genetics 7: 473-482. (PDF)

A97. Vieites, D. R., Y. Chiari,  M. Vences, F. Andreone, F. Rabemananjara, P. Bora, S. Nieto-Román & A. Meyer (2006): Mitochondrial evidence for distinct phylogeographic units in the endangered Malagasy poison frog Mantella bernhardi.Molecular Ecology 15: 1617-1625. (PDF)

A96. Rocha, S., M. A. Carretero, M. Vences, F. Glaw & D. J. Harris (2006): Deciphering patterns of transoceanic dispersal: the evolutionary origin and biogeography of coastal lizards (Cryptoblepharus) in the Western Indian Ocean region. – Journal of Biogeography 33: 13-22.


A95. Puente, M., A. P. Raselimanana & M. Vences (2005): Rediscovery and redescription of the Malagasy dwarf gecko Lygodactylus klemmeri. – Zootaxa 1073: 31-35.  (PDF)

A94. Vences, M., F. Andreone & D. R. Vieites (2005): New treefrog of the genus Boophis Tschudi 1838 from the northwestern rainforests of Madagascar.  – Tropical Zoology 18: 237-249.  (PDF)  

A93. Chiari, Y., F. Andreone, M. Vences & A. Meyer (2005): Genetic variation of an endangered Malagasy frog, Mantella cowani, and its phylogeographic relationships to the widespread M. baroni.  – Conservation Genetics 6: 1041-1047. (PDF)

A92. Andreone, F., J. E. Cadle, N. Cox, F. Glaw, R. A. Nussbaum, C. J. Raxworthy, S. N. Stuart, D. Vallan & M. Vences (2005): Species review of amphibian extinction risks in Madagascar: conclusions from the Global Amphibian Assessment. – Conservation Biology 19: 1790-1802.   (PDF)  

A91. Van der Meijden, A., M. Vences, S. Hoegg & A. Meyer (2005): A previously unrecognized radiation of ranid frogs in southern Africa revealed by nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37: 674-685. (PDF)  

A90. Glaw, F., M. Vences & R. A. Nussbaum (2005): A new species of Heteroliodon (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) from Montagne des Français, far northern Madagascar. – Herpetologica 61: 275-280.  (PDF)  

A89. Poux, C., O. Madsen, E. Marquard, D. R. Vieites, W. W. de Jong & M. Vences (2005): Asynchronous colonization of Madagascar by the four endemic clades of primates, tenrecs, carnivores, and rodents as inferred from nuclear genes. – Systematic Biology 54: 719-730.  (PDF)  

A88. Vences, M., M. Thomas, R. M. Bonett & D. R. Vieites (2005): Deciphering amphibian diversity through DNA barcoding: chances and challenges. – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London, Ser. B, 360: 1859-1868.  (PDF)  

A87. Steinke, D., W. Salzburger, M. Vences & A. Meyer (2005): TaxI - A software tool for DNA barcoding using distance methods. – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London, Ser. B, 360: 1975-1980.  (PDF)   (Download program and provisional documentation)  

A86. Rabemananjara, F., P. Bora. J. E. Cadle, F. Andreone, E. Rajeriarison, P. Talata, F. Glaw, M. Vences & D. R. Vieites (2005): New records, distribution and conservation of Mantella bernhardi, an Endangered frog species from south-eastern Madagascar. – Oryx 39: 339-342.

A85. Köhler, J., D. R. Vieites. R. M. Bonett, F. Hita García, F. Glaw, D. Steinke & M. Vences (2005): New amphibians and global conservation: a boost in species discoveries in a highly endangered vertebrate group. – Bioscience 55: 693-696.

A84. Glos, J., F. Glaw & M. Vences (2005): A new species of Scaphiophryne from western Madagascar. – Copeia 2005: 252-261.  (PDF)  

A83. Vences, M., F. Andreone & F. Glaw (2005): A new microhylid frog of the genus Cophyla from a transitional forest in northwestern Madagascar. – African Zoology 40: 143-149.   (PDF)  

A82. Aliabadian, M., C. S. Roselaar, V. Nijman, R. Sluys & M. Vences (2005): Identifying contact zone hotspots of passerine birds in the Palearctic region. –  Biology Letters 1: 21-23.   (PDF)   (supplementary material)

A81. San Mauro, D., M. Vences, M. Alcobendas, R. Zardoya & A. Meyer (2005): Initial diversification of living amphibians predated the breakup of Pangaea. – The American Naturalist 165: 590-599.   (PDF)

A80. Vences, M., M. Thomas, A. van der Meijden, Y. Chiari, D. R. Vieites (2005): Comparative performance of the 16S rRNA gene in DNA barcoding of amphibians. – Frontiers in Zoology 2: article 5.   (PDF)

A79. Thomas, M., L. Raharivololoniaina, F. Glaw, M. Vences & D. R. Vieites (2005): Montane tadpoles in Madagascar: molecular identification and description of the larval stages of Mantidactylus elegans, Mantidactylus madecassus, and Boophis laurenti from the Andringitra Massif.  – Copeia 2005: 174-183.   (PDF)

A78. Vences, M. & F. Glaw (2005): A new species of Mantidactylus from the East Coast of Madagascar and its molecular phylogenetic relationships within the subgenus Guibemantis.  – Herpetological Journal 15: 37-44. (PDF)


A77. Aprea, G., F. Andreone, T. Capriglione, G. Odierna & M. Vences (2004): Evidence for a remarkable stasis of chromosome evolution in Malagasy treefrogs (Boophis: Mantellidae). – Italian Journal of Zoology, Supplement 2: 237-243.   (PDF)

A76. Vences, M. (2004): Origin of Madagascar's extant fauna: a perspective from amphibians, reptiles and other non-flying vertebrates.  – Italian Journal of Zoology, Supplement 2: 217-228.  (PDF)

A75. Andreone, F., M. Vences, D. R: Vieites, F. Glaw & A. Meyer (2004): Recurrent ecological adaptations revealed through a molecular analysis of the secretive cophyline frogs of Madagascar.  – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 315-322.  (PDF)

A74. Schmitz, A., M. C. Brandley, P. Mausfeld, M. Vences, F. Glaw, R. A. Nussbaum & T. W. Reeder (2005): Opening the black box: phylogenetics and morphological evolution of the Malagasy fossorial lizards of the subfamily ‘‘Scincinae’’. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34:118-133.  (PDF)

A73. Vieites, D. R., S. Nieto-Román, A. Palanca, X. Ferrer & M. Vences (2004): European Atlantic: the hottest oil spill hotspot worldwide. – Naturwissenschaften 91: 535-538.  (PDF)  (cover)

A72. Chiari, Y., M. Vences, D. R. Vieites, F. Rabemananjara, P. Bora, O. Ramilijaona Ravoahangimalala & A. Meyer (2004): New evidence for parallel evolution of colour patterns in Malagasy poison frogs (Mantella). – Molecular Ecology 13: 3763-3774.  (PDF)

A71. Vieites, D. R., S. Nieto-Román, M. Barluenga, A. Palanca, M. Vences & A. Meyer (2004): Post-mating clutch piracy in an amphibian. – Nature 431: 305-308. (PDF)

A70. Vences, M., S. Wanke, D. R. Vieites, W. R. Branch, F. Glaw & A. Meyer (2004): Natural colonization or introduction? Phylogeographical relationships and morphological differentiation of house geckos (Hemidactylus) from Madagascar. – Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 83: 115-130.  (PDF)

A69. Van der Meijden, A., M. Vences and A. Meyer (2004). Novel phylogenetic relationships of the enigmatic brevicipitine and scaphiophrynine toads as revealed by sequences from the nuclear Rag-1 gene. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Suppl.) 271: S378-S381. (PDF)

A68. Hoegg, S., M. Vences, H. Brinkmann & A. Meyer (2004): Phylogeny and comparative substitution rates of frogs inferred from three nuclear genes. – Molecular Biology and Evolution 21: 1188-1200. (PDF)

A67. Lötters, S., E. La Marca & M. Vences (2004): Redescriptions of two toad species of the genus Atelopus from coastal Venezuela. – Copeia 2004: 222-234. (PDF)

A66. Vences, M., F. Andreone & F. Glaw (2004): Voice of a giant: bioacoustic data for Mantidactylus guttulatus (Amphibia: Mantellidae). – Amphibia-Reptilia 25: 112-115. (PDF)

A65. Fromhage, L, M. Vences & M. Veith (2004): Testing alternative vicariance scenarios in Western Mediterranean discoglossid frogs. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31: 308-322. (PDF)

A64. Grosjean, S., M. Vences & A. Dubois (2004): Evolutionary significance of oral morphology in the carnivorous tadpoles of tiger frogs, genus Hoplobatrachus (Ranidae). – Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 81: 171-181. (PDF)

A63. Vences, M., J. Kosuch, M.-O. Rödel, S. Lötters, A. Channing, F. Glaw & W. Böhme (2004): Phylogeography of Ptychadena mascareniensis suggests transoceanic dispersal in a widespread African-Malagasy frog lineage. – Journal of Biogeography 31: 593-601. (PDF)

A62. Vences, M., Y. Chiari, L. Raharivololoniaina & A. Meyer (2004): High mitochondrial diversity within and among populations of Malagasy poison frogs. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30: 295-307. (PDF)

A61. Vences, M. & F. Glaw (2004): Revision of the subgenus Chonomantis (Anura: Mantellidae: Mantidactylus) from Madagascar, with description of two new species. – Journal of Natural History 38: 77-118. (PDF)

A60. Vences, M., P. Galán, K. Miramontes & D. R. Vieites (2004): Weak expression of reproductive seasonality in a dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus) from arid south-western Madagascar. – Journal of Arid Environments 56: 329-338. (PDF)


A59. Vences, M., C. J. Raxworthy, R. A. Nussbaum & F. Glaw (2003): New microhylid frog (Plethodontohyla) from Madagascar, with semiarboreal habits and possible parental care. – Journal of Herpetology 37: 629-636. (PDF)

A58. Nagy, Z. T., U. Joger, M. Wink, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2003): Multiple colonization of Madagascar and Socotra by colubrid snakes: evidence from nuclear and mitochondrial gene phylogenies. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 270: 2613-2621. (PDF) (electronic supplement)

A57. Vences, M., D. R. Vieites, F. Glaw, H. Brinkmann, J. Kosuch, M. Veith & A. Meyer (2003): Multiple overseas dispersal in amphibians. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 270: 2435-2442. (PDF) (electronic supplement) (media coverage in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

A56. Vences, M. & F. Glaw (2003): New microhylid frog (Plethodontohyla) with a supraocular crest from Madagascar. – Copeia 2003: 789-793. (PDF)

A55. Andreone, F., G. Aprea, M. Vences & G. Odierna (2003): A new frog of the genus Mantidactylus from the rainforests of north-eastern Madagascar, and its karyological affinities. – Amphibia-Reptilia 24: 285-303. (PDF)

A54. Vallan, D., M. Vences & F. Glaw (2003): Two new species of the Boophis mandraka complex (Anura, Mantellidae) from the Andasibe region in eastern Madagascar. – Amphibia-Reptilia 24: 305-319. (PDF)

A53. Vences, M., J. Kosuch, R. Boistel, C. F. B. Haddad, E. La Marca, S. Lötters & M. Veith (2003): Convergent evolution of aposematic coloration in Neotropical poison frogs: a molecular phylogenetic perspective. – Organisms Diversity and Evolution 3: 215-226. (PDF)

A52. Aprea, G., G. Odierna, F. Andreone, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2003): Unusual karyotype in the Malagasy colubrid snake Mimophis mahfalensis. – Amphibia-Reptilia 24: 215-219. (PDF)

A51. Vences, M., C. J. Raxworthy, R. A. Nussbaum & F. Glaw (2003): A revision of the Scaphiophryne marmorata complex of marbled toads from Madagascar, including the description of a new species. – Herpetological Journal 13: 69-79. (PDF)

A50. Vences, M., J. Kosuch, F. Glaw, W. Böhme & M. Veith (2003): Molecular phylogeny of hyperoliid treefrogs: biogeographic origin of Malagasy and Seychellean taxa and re-analysis of familial paraphyly. – Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 41: 205-215. (PDF)

A49. Andreone, F., F. Glaw, R. A. Nussbaum, C. J. Raxworthy, M. Vences & J. E. Randrianirina (2003): The amphibians and reptiles of Nosy Be (NW Madagascar) and nearby islands: a case study of diversity and conservation of an insular fauna. – Journal of Natural History 37 (17): 2119-2149. (PDF)

A48. Vences, M., K. Grossenbacher, M. Puente, A. Palanca & D. R. Vieites (2003): The Cambalès fairy tale: elevational limits of Rana temporaria (Amphibia: Ranidae) and other European amphibians revisited. – Folia Zoologica 52 (2): 189-202. (PDF)

A47. Vences, M., F. Andreone, F. Glaw & J. E. Randrianirina (2003): Molecular and bioacoustic divergence in Mantidactylus granulatus and M. zavona sp. n. (Anura: Mantellidae): bearings for the biogeography of northern Madagascar. – African Zoology 38 (1): 67-78. (PDF)

A46. Veith M., J. Kosuch & M. Vences (2003): Climatic oscillations triggered post-Messinian speciation of Western Palearctic brown frogs (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae). – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 26: 310-327. (PDF)


A45. Veith M., M. Vences, D. R. Vieites, S. Nieto-Roman & A. Palanca (2002): Genetic differentiation and population structure within the Spanish common frogs (Rana temporaria complex; Ranidae, Amphibia). – Folia Zoologica 51 (2): 307-318. (PDF)

A44. La Marca, E., M. Vences & S. Lötters (2002): Rediscovery and mitochondrial relationships of the dendrobatid frog Colostethus humilis suggest parallel colonization of the Venezuelan Andes by poison frogs. – Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 37 (3): 233-240. (PDF)

A43. Vences, M., F. Andreone, F. Glaw & F. Mattioli (2002): New dwarf species of Mantidactylus from Northwestern Madagascar (Anura: Mantellidae). – Copeia 2002 (4): 1057-1062. (PDF)

A42. Vences, M., P. Galán, D. R. Vieites, M. Puente, K. Oetter & S. Wanke (2002): Field body temperatures and heating rates in a montane frog population: the importance of black dorsal pattern for thermoregulation. – Annales Zoologici Fennici 39: 209-220. (PDF)

A41. Glaw, F. & M. Vences (2002): A new species of Mantidactylus (Anura: Mantellidae) from Andasibe in Eastern Madagascar. – Journal of Herpetology 36: 372-378. (PDF)

A40. Vences, M., F. Andreone, F. Glaw, N. Raminosoa, J. E. Randrianirina, D. R. Vieites (2002): Amphibians and reptiles of the Ankaratra Massif: reproductive diversity, biogeography and conservation of a montane fauna in Madagascar. – Italian Journal of Zoology 69: 263-284. (PDF, low resolution)

A39. Glaw, F. & M. Vences (2002): A new cryptic frog species of the Mantidactylus boulengeri group with a divergent vocal sac structure. – Amphibia-Reptilia 23 (3): 293-304. (PDF)

A38. Vences, M. & F. Glaw (2002): Two new treefrogs of the Boophis rappiodes group from eastern Madagascar. – Tropical Zoology 15 (1): 141-163. (PDF, low resolution)

A37. Vences, M., F. Andreone, F. Glaw, J. Kosuch, A. Meyer, H.-C. Schaefer & M. Veith (2002): Exploring the potential of life-history key innovation: brook breeding in the radiation of the Malagasy treefrog genus Boophis. – Molecular Ecology 11: 1453-1463. (PDF)

A36. Andreone, F., M. Vences, F. M. Guarino, F. Glaw & J. E. Randrianirina (2002): Natural history and larval morphology of Boophis occidentalis (Anura: Mantellidae: Boophinae) provide new insights into the phylogeny and adaptive radiation of endemic Malagasy frogs. – Journal of Zoology, London 257: 425-438. (PDF)

A35. Schaefer, H.-C., M. Vences & M. Veith (2002): Molecular phylogeny of Malagasy poison frogs, genus Mantella (Anura: Mantellidae): homoplastic evolution of colour pattern in aposematic amphibians. – Organisms Diversity and Evolution 2: 97-105. (PDF)

A34. Vences, M., M. Puente, S. Nieto & D. R. Vieites (2002): Phenotypic plasticity of anuran larvae: environmental variables influence body shape and oral morphology in Rana temporaria tadpoles. – Journal of Zoology, London 257: 155-162. (PDF)

A33. Glaw, F. & M. Vences (2002): A new sibling species of the anuran subgenus Blommersia from Madagascar (Amphibia: Mantellidae: Mantidactylus) and its molecular phylogenetic relationships. – Herpetological Journal 12: 11-20. (PDF)

A32. Vences, M., F. Glaw, F. Andreone, R. Jesu & G. Schimmenti (2002): Systematic revision of the enigmatic Malagasy broad-headed frogs (Laurentomantis Dubois, 1980), and their phylogenetic position within the endemic mantellid radiation of Madagascar. – Contributions to Zoology 70: 191-212.  (PDF, low resolution)

A31. Vences, M., G. Aprea, T. Capriglione, F. Andreone & G. Odierna (2002): Ancient tetraploidy and slow molecular evolution in Scaphiophryne: ecological correlates of speciation mode in Malagasy relict amphibians. – Chromosome Research 10: 127-136. (PDF)


A30. Andreone, F., M. Vences & J. E. Randrianirina (2001): Patterns of amphibian and reptile diversity at Berara Forest (Sahamalaza Peninsula), NW Madagascar. – Italian Journal of Zoology 68: 235-241. (PDF, low resolution)

A29. Glaw, F., M. Vences, F. Andreone & D. Vallan (2001): Revision of the Boophis majori group (Amphibia: Mantellidae) from Madagascar, with descriptions of five new species. – Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 133: 495-529. (PDF)

A28. Kosuch, J., M. Vences, A. Dubois, A. Ohler & W. Böhme (2001): Out of Asia: mitochondrial DNA evidence for an Oriental origin of tiger frogs, genus Hoplobatrachus. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 21: 398-407. (PDF)

A27. Vences, M., F. Glaw, J. Kosuch, W. Böhme & M. Veith (2001): Phylogeny of South American and Malagasy boine snakes: molecular evidence for the validity of Sanzinia and Acrantophis and biogeographic implications. – Copeia 2001: 1151-1154. (PDF)

A26. Vences, M., J. Freyhof, R. Sonnenberg, J. Kosuch & M. Veith (2001): Reconciling fossils and molecules: Cenozoic divergence of cichlid fishes and the biogeography of Madagascar. – Journal of Biogeography 28: 1091-1099. (PDF)

A25. Odierna, G., M. Vences, G. Aprea, S. Lötters & F. Andreone (2001): Chromosome data for Malagasy poison frogs (Amphibia: Ranidae: Mantella) and their bearing on taxonomy and phylogeny. – Zoological Science 18: 505-514. (PDF)


A24. Vences, M., F. Glaw, R. Jesu & G. Schimmenti (2000): A new species of Heterixalus (Amphibia: Hyperoliidae) from western Madagascar. – African Zoology 35: 269-276. (PDF)

A23. Mausfeld, P., M. Vences, A. Schmitz & M. Veith (2000): First data on the molecular phylogeography of scincid lizards of the genus Mabuya. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 17: 11-14. (PDF)

A22. Odierna, G., F. Andreone, G. Aprea, O. Arribas, T. Capriglione & M. Vences (2000): Cytological and molecular analysis in the rare discoglossid species, Alytes muletensis (Sanchiz & Adrover 1977) and its bearing on archaeobatrachian phylogeny. – Chromosome Research 8 : 435-442. (PDF)

A21. Glaw, F., M. Vences & V. Gossmann (2000): A new species of Mantidactylus from Madagascar, with a comparative survey of internal femoral gland structure in the genus (Amphibia: Ranidae: Mantellinae). – Journal of Natural History 34: 1135-1154. (PDF)

A20. Vences, M., P. Galán, A. Palanca, D. R. Vieites, S. Nieto & J. Rey (2000): Summer microhabitat use and diel activity cycles in a high altitude Pyrenean population of Rana temporaria. – Herpetological Journal 10: 49-56. (PDF)

A19. Vences, M., J. Kosuch, S. Lötters, A. Widmer, J. Köhler, K.-H. Jungfer & M. Veith (2000): Phylogeny and classification of poison frogs (Amphibia: Dendrobatidae), based on mitochondrial 16S and 12S ribosomal RNA gene sequences. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 15: 34-40. (PDF)


A18. Glaw, F. & M. Vences (1999): Resurrection and redescription of Mantidactylus tricinctus (Guibé, 1947) from eastern Madagascar  (Anura: Ranidae: Mantellinae). – Journal of Herpetology 33 (4): 639-647. (PDF, low resolution)

A17. Kosuch, J., M. Vences & W. Böhme (1999): Molecular data on the specific allocation of the chameleons of the Greek mainland (Peloponnesos) (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Chamaeleo africanus Laurenti, 1768). – Amphibia-Reptilia 20 (4): 431-435. (PDF)

A16. Vences, M., N. Piqué, A. Lopez, M. Puente, C. Miramontes, D. Rodriguez (1999): Summer habitat population density and size classes of Rana temporaria in a high altitude Pyrenean population. – Amphibia-Reptilia 20 (4): 440-443. (PDF)

A15. Vences, M., T. Ziegler, S. Visser & F. Andreone (1999): New data on the zoogeography and genital morphology of the lizards Zonosaurus brygooi Lang & Böhme 1990 and Z. aeneus (Grandidier 1872) from Madagascar (Reptilia Squamata Gerrhosauridae). – Tropical Zoology 12 (1): 145-155. (PDF, low resolution)

A14. Vences, M. & F. Glaw (1999): Variation in Mantidactylus madecassus Millot & Guibé, 1950, a little known Malagasy frog, with resurrection of Mantidactylus pauliani Guibé, 1974. – Herpetological Journal 9 (3): 101-110. (PDF, low resolution)

A13. Channing, A. & M. Vences (1999): The advertisement call, breeding biology, description of the tadpole and taxonomic status of Bufo dombensis, a little known dwarf toad from Southern Africa. – South African Journal of Zoology 34 (2): 74-79. (PDF, low resolution)

A12. Glaw, F., M. Vences, T. Ziegler, W. Böhme & J. Köhler (1999): Specific distinctness and biogeography of the dwarf chameleons Brookesia minima, B. peyrierasi and B. tuberculata (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae): evidence from hemipenial and external morphology. – Journal of Zoology, London, 247 : 225-238. (PDF, low resolution)


A11. Vences, M., A. Hille & F. Glaw (1998): Allozyme differentiation in the genus Mantella (Amphibia: Anura: Mantellinae). – Folia Zoologica 47 (4): 261-274. (PDF, low resolution)

A10. Pintak, T., M. Vences, F. Glaw & W. Böhme (1998): Comparative chromosome morphology of Malagasy poison frogs (Amphibia: Ranidae: Mantella). – Folia Zoologica 47 (3): 197-204.

A9. Andreone, F., F. Glaw, M. Vences & D. Vallan (1998): A new Mantidactylus from south-eastern Madagascar, with a review of Mantidactylus peraccae (Ranidae: Mantellinae). – Herpetological Journal 8: 149-159.  (PDF, low resolution)

A8. Vences, M., F. Glaw & W. Böhme (1998): Evolutionary correlates of microphagy in alkaloid-containing frogs (Amphibia: Anura). – Zoologischer Anzeiger 236: 217-230.  (PDF, low resolution)

A7. Glaw, F., M. Vences & W. Böhme (1998): Systematic revision of the genus Aglyptodactylus Boulenger, 1919 (Amphibia: Ranidae), and analysis of its phylogenetic relationships to other Madagascan ranid genera (Tomopterna, Boophis, Mantidactylus, and Mantella). – Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 36 (1): 17-37. (PDF)


A6. Glaw, F.  & M. Vences (1997): New species of the Boophis tephraeomystax group (Anura: Ranidae: Rhacophorinae) from arid western Madagascar. – Copeia 1997 (3): 572-578.  (PDF, low resolution)

A5 . Ziegler, T., M. Vences, F. Glaw & W. Böhme (1997): Genital morphology and systematics of Geodipsas Boulenger, 1896  (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae), with description of a new genus. – Revue Suisse de Zoologie 104 (1): 95-114.  (PDF, low resolution)


A4. Vences, M. & F. Glaw (1996): Further investigations on Discoglossus bioacoustics: Relationships between D. galganoi galganoi, D. g. jeanneae and D. pictus scovazzi.Amphibia-Reptilia 17 (4): 333-340.  (PDF, low resolution)

A3. Fritz, B., Vences, M. & F. Glaw (1994): Comparative nuclear DNA content in Discoglossus (Amphibia, Anura, Discoglossidae). – Zoologischer Anzeiger 233 (3/4): 135-145.  (PDF, low resolution)

A2. Vences, M. (1993): Habitat choice of the salamander Chioglossa lusitanica: the effects of eucalypt plantations. – Amphibia-Reptilia 14 : 201-212.  (PDF, low resolution)

A1. Glaw, F. & M. Vences (1991): Bioacoustic differentiation in painted frogs (Discoglossus). – Amphibia-Reptilia 12: 385-394. (PDF, low resolution)

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