Fouquet, A., Rodrigues, M.T. & Peloso, P. (2022). A new Chiasmocleis (Anura: Microhylidae) from the eastern Guiana Shield with an amended definition of C. haddadi Peloso, Sturaro, Forlani, Gaucher, Motta, & Wheeler, 2014. Zootaxa, 5200. 1-23. Doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.5200.1.1. PDF

Ferreira, G.C.; Sturaro, M.J.; Prudente, A.L.C.; Sarmento, J.F.; & Peloso, P. (2022) The amphibians of Pará. Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, 17, 445-473.  PDF


Novaes-e-Fagundes, G.; Lyra, M.L.; Loredam, V.S.A.; Carvalho, T.; Haddad, C.F.B.;  Rodrigues; M.T.R.; Baldo, D.; Barrasso, D.A.; Loebmann, D.; Ávila, R.W.; Brusquetti, F.; Prudente, A.L.C.; Wheeler, W.C.; Orrico, V.G.D. & Peloso, P. (2022) A tale of two bellies: Systematics of the Oval Frogs (Anura: Microhylidae: Elachistocleis Parker, 1927). In review Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. Doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlac057  PDF


Fouquet, A.; Peloso, P.; Jairam, R. Lima, A.P.; Mônico, A.T.; Ernst, R. Kok, P.J.R. (2022) Back from the deaf: integrative taxonomy revalidates an earless and mute species, Hylodes grandoculis van Lidth de Jeude, 1904, and confirms a new species of Pristimantis Jiménez de la Espada, 1870 (Anura: Craugastoridae) from the eastern Guiana Shield. Organisms Diversity & Evolution. Doi: 10.1007/s13127-022-00564-w. PDF

Simões, C.C.; Cerqueira, P.V.; Peloso, P. & Aleixo, A. (2022) Integrative taxonomy of Flatbill Flycatchers (Aves) reveals a new species from the Amazonian lowlands. Zoologica Scripta 51, 41-57. Doi: 10.1111/zsc.12519 PDF


Peloso, P.L.V.; Sturaro, M.J.; Sales-Nunes, P.M.; Lotzkat, S. &  Morales, C.H. (2021) Conservatism as an unjustifiable justification for recognition of paraphyletic taxa: the case of Alopoglossidae. Zootaxa, 5016, 147–150. Doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.5016.1.9. PDF

Fouquet, A., Leblanc, K.; Fabre A.C. , Rodrigues, M.T. Moraes, L. J. C. L.; Menin, M; Courtois, E.; Dewynter, M.; Werneck, F.P., Hölting, M. Ernst, R. Peloso, P.L.V., & Kok, (2021) Comparative osteology of the fossorial frogs of the genus Synapturanus (Anura, Microhylidae) with the description of three new species from the Eastern Guiana Shield. Zoologischer Anzëiger, 000, 000-000. Doi: 10.1016/j.jcz.2021.05.003 PDF


Fouquet, A.; Leblanc, K.; Framit, M.; Réjaud, A.; Rodrigues, M.T.; Castroviejo-Fisher, S.; Peloso, P.L.V.; Prates, I.; Manzi, S.; Suescun, U.; Baroni, S.; Moraes, L.; Recoder, R.; Souza, S.; Vecchio, F.D.; Camacho, A.; Guellere, J.M.; Simões, P.I.; Rojas-Runjaic, F.; Pavan, D.; Simões, P.I.; Ernst, R. & Fabre, A.C. (2021). Species diversity and biogeography of Otophryninae (Microhylidae), an ancient frog lineage with a Guiana Shield origin and spectacularly divergent morphological evolution. Biological Journal Linnean Society, 132, 233-256. Doi: 10.1093/biolinnean/blaa204 PDF

Orrico, V.G.D.; Grant, T.; Faivovich, J.; Rivera-Correa, M.; Rada, M.A.; Lyra, M.L.; Cassini, C.S.; Valdujo, P.H.; Schargel, W.E.; Machado, D.J.; Wheeler, W.C.; Barrio-Amoros, C.; Loebmann, D.; Moravec, J.; Zina, J.; Sole, M.; Sturaro, M.J.; Peloso, P.L.V.; Suarez, P. & Haddad, C.F.B. (2020). The phylogeny of Dendropsophini (Anura: Hylidae: Hylinae). Cladistics, 2020.  PDF

Morales, C.H.; Sturaro, M.J.; Nunes, P.M.S.; Lotzkat, S.; Peloso, P.L.V. (2020). A species level total evidence phylogeny of the microteiid lizard family Alopoglossidae (Squamata: Gymnophthalmoidea). Cladistics, 2020, p. 1, 2020. PDF


Hime, P.; Lemmon, A.;R.; Lemmon, E.M.; Scott-Prendini, E.; Brown, J.M. ; Thomson, R.; Kratovil, J.D.; Noonan, B.P.; Pyron, R.A.; Peloso, P.L.V.; Kortyna, M.; Keogh, J.S.; Donnellan, S.; Mueller, R.L.; Raxworthy, C.J.; Kunte, K.; Ron, S.; Das, S.; Gaitonde, N.; Green, D.M.; Labisko, J.; Che, J. & Weisrock, D.W. (2020). Phylogenomics reveals ancient gene tree discordance in the amphibian tree of life. Systematic Biology, 2020, p. 1-17, 2020. PDF

Sturaro, M.J.; Costa, J.C.L.; Maciel, A.O.; Lima-Filho, G.R.; Rojas-Runjaic, F.J.M.; Meija, D.P.; Ron, S. & Peloso, P.L.V. (2020). Resolving the taxonomic puzzle of Boana cinerascens (Spix, 1824), with resurrection of Hyla granosa gracilis Melin, 1941 (Anura: Hylidae). Zootaxa, 4750, 1-30, 2020. PDF

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Pirani, R.M.; Peloso, P.L.V.; Prado, J.R.; Polo, É.M.; Knowles, L.L.; Ron, S.R.; Rodrigues, M.T.; Sturaro, M.J. & Werneck, F.P. (2020). Diversification history of clown tree frogs in Neotropical rainforests (Anura, Hylidae, Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group). Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 150, 106877. PDF

Carvalho, T.R.; Moraes, L.; Lima, A.P.; Fouquet, A.; Peloso, P.L.V.; Pavan, D.; Drummond, L.O.; Rodrigues, M.T.; Giaretta, A.A.; Gordo, M.; Neckel-Oliveira, S. & Haddad, C.F.B. (2020). Systematics and historical biogeography of Neotropical foam-nesting frogs of the Adenomera heyeri clade (Leptodactylidae), with the description of six new Amazonian species. Zoological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 2020, 1, 2020. PDF

Sanchez-Nivicela, J.C.; Peloso, P.L.V.; Urgiles, V.L.; Yanez-Munoz, M.; Sagredo, Y.; Paez, N. & Ron, S. (2020). Description and phylogenetic relationships of a new trans-Andean species of Elachistocleis Parker 1927 (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae). Zootaxa, 4779, 323-340, 2020. PDF

Melo-Sampaio, P.R.; Prates, I.; Peloso, P.L.V.; Recoder, R.; Dal Vechio, F.; Marques-Souza, S. & Rodrigues, M.T. (2020). A new nurse frog from Southwestern Amazonian highlands, with notes on the phylogenetic affinities of Allobates alessandroi (Aromobatidae). Journal Of Natural History, 54, 43-62. PDF

Pirani, R.M.; Werneck, F.P.; Thomaz, A.T.; Kenney, M.L.; Sturaro, M.J.; Avila-Pires, T.C.S.; Peloso, P.L.V.; Rodrigues, M.T. & Knowles, L. (2019). Testing main Amazonian rivers as barriers across time and space within widespread taxa. Journal Of Biogeography, 46., 1-13. Doi: 10.1111/jbi.13676 PDF

De Sá, R.O. ; Tonini, J.F.R.; Van Huss, H.; Long, A.; Cuddy, T.; Forlani, M.C. ; Peloso, P.L.V.; Zaher, H.; Haddad, C.F.B. (2018). Multiple connections between Amazonia and Atlantic Forest shaped the phylogenetic and morphological diversity of Chiasmocleis Mehely, 1904 (Anura: Microhylidae: Gastrophryninae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 130, 198-210. PDF

Carvalho, T.; Giaretta, A.A.; Angulo, A., Hadddad, C.F.B.; Peloso, P.L.V.; . (2019). A New Amazonian Species of Adenomera (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from the Brazilian State of Pará: A Tody-Tyrant Voice in a Frog.  American Museum Novitates, 3919, p. 1-21. PDF

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Peloso, P.L.V.; Oliveira, R.M.; Sturaro, M.J. ; Rodrigues, M.T.; Lima-Filho, G.R.; Bitar, Y.O.C.; Wheeler, W.C.; Aleixo, A. (2018). Phylogeny of Map Tree Frogs, Boana semilineata Species Group, with a New Amazonian Species (Anura: Hylidae). South American Journal of Herpetology, 13, p. 150-169, 2018. PDF

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Simões, P.I.; Costa, J.C.L.; Rojas-Runjaic, F.J.M.; Gagliardi-Urrutia, G.; Sturaro, Mj.; Peloso, P.L.V.; Castroviejo-Fisher, S. (2018). A new species of Phyzelaphryne Heyer, 1977 (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae) from the Japurá River basin, with a discussion of the diversity and distribution of the genus. Zootaxa, 4532.  PDF

De Sá, R.O. ; Tonini, J.F.R.; Van Huss, H.; Long, A.; Cuddy, T.; Forlani, M.C. ; Peloso, P.L.V., ; Zaher, H.; Haddad, C.F.B. (2018). Multiple connections between Amazonia and Atlantic Forest shaped the phylogenetic and morphological diversity of Chiasmocleis Mehely, 1904 (Anura: Microhylidae: Gastrophryninae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 130, 198-210. PDF


Hernandez, C.; Peloso, P.L.V.; Garcia, W.B. ; Daza,J.D. 2018. Skull Morphology of the lizard Ptychoglossus vallensis (Squamata: Alopoglossidae) with comments on the variation within Gymnophthalmoidea. Anatomical Record-Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology. Online Early.

Silva, R., Peloso, P.L.V., M.J. Sturaro, I. Veneza, I. Sampaio, H. Schneider, G. Gomes (2017). Comparative analyses of species delimitation methods with molecular data in snappers (Perciformes: Lutjaninae). Mitochondrial DNA part A 2017, 1-7. PDF

Peloso, P.L.V. , C. Hernandez. (2017). Description of a new species of Alopoglossus Boulenger, 1885 from Western Colombia (Gymnophthalmoidea). South American Journal of Herpetology 12, 89-98. PDF


Ferreira, G.C. M.J. Sturaro, & Peloso, P.L.V. (2017). Amphibians and reptiles from Floresta Nacional de Pau-Rosa, Amazonas, Brazil: an important protected area in the heart of Amazonia. Acta Amazonica 40, 259-268. PDF


Peloso, P.L.V. , D.R. Frost, C.J. Raxworthy, W.C. Wheeler. (2017). Nomenclatural stability does not justify recognition of paraphyletic taxa: a response to Scherz et al. (2017). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 111, 56-64. PDF

Monico, A.T.; R.G.B. Clemente-Carvalho,  S.R. Lopes, Peloso, P.L.V.(2017). Anfíbios anuros de brejos e lagoas de São Roque do Canaã, Espírito Santo, sudeste do Brasil. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 57, 197-206. PDF

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Peloso, P.L.V.(2016). Osteological malformation in the Map Treefrog Hypsiboas geographicus (Spix, 1824). Phyllomedusa 15, 91-93. PDF

Peloso, P.L.V., Orrico, V.G.D., Haddad, C.F.B., Lima-Filho, G. R., & Sturaro, M.J. (2016). A new species of clown tree frog, Dendropsophus leucophyllatus species group, from amazonia (Anura, Hylidae). South American Journal of Herpetology 11, 1, 66-80. PDF

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Rowley, J.J.L., Tran, D.T.A., Le, D.T.T., Dau, V.Q., Peloso, P.L.V., Nguyen, T.Q., Hoang, H.D., Nguyen, T.T., & Ziegler, T. (2016). Five new, microendemic Asian Leaf-litter Frogs (Leptolalax) from the southern Annamite mountains, Vietnam. Zootaxa 4085, 63-102. PDF

Carvalho, A.L.G.; M.A. Sena, Peloso, P.L.V.; F.A. Machado; R. Montesinos; H.R. Silva; G. Campbell & M.T. Rodrigues. 2016. A new Tropidurus (Tropiduridae) from the semiarid brazilian Caatinga: evidence for conflicting signal between mitochondrial and nuclear loci affecting the phylogenetic reconstruction of South American collared lizards. American Museum Novitates 3852: 1-68. PDF

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Peloso, P.L.V.; Frost, D.R.; Richards, S. J.; Rodrigues, M.T.; Donnellan, S.; Matsui, M.; Raxworthy, C. J.; Biju, S. D.; Lemmon, E. M.; Lemmon, A. R. & Wheeler, W. C. 2015. The impact of anchored phylogenomics and taxon sampling on phylogenetic inference in Narrow-mouthed frogs (Anura, Microhylidae). Cladistics, 2015, 1-25, 2015. PDF


Peloso, P.L.V.; Suraro, M.J. ; Forlani, M.C. ; Gaucher, P. ; Motta, A.P. & Wheeler, W.C. 2014. Phylogeny, taxonomic revision, and character Evolution of the genera Chiasmocleis and Syncope (Anura, Microhylidae) in Amazonia, with descriptions of three new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 386, 1-112. PDF


Sturaro, M.J. & Peloso, P.L.V. (2014) A new species of Scinax Wagler, 1830 (Anura: Hylidae) from the middle Amazon river basin, Brazil. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (USP.Museu de Zoologia. Impresso), v. 54, p. 9-23, 2014. PDF


Orrico, V.G.D. ; Peloso, P.L.V. ; Suraro, M.J.  ; Silva-Filho, H. F. ; Neckel-Oliveira, S. ; Gordo, M. ; Faivovich, J. & Haddad, C.F.B. . A new Bat-Voiced species of Dendropsophus Fitzinger, 1843 (Anura, Hylidae) from the Amazon Basin, Brazil. Zootaxa, 3881, p. 341-361, 2014. PDF

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Melo-Sampaio, P.R.; de Souza, M.B. & Peloso, P.L.V. 2013. A new, riparian, species of Allobates Zimmermann and Zimmermann, 1988 (Anura: Aromobatidae) from southwestern Amazonia . Zootaxa, 3716, 336. PDF


Peloso, P.L.V.; McDiarmid, R.W.; Caramaschi, U. 2013. The gender of -cleis-: correct spelling of Chiasmocleis supercilialbus Morales and McDiarmid, 2009, and Elachistocleis magnus Toledo, 2010 (Anura, Microhylidae). Zootaxa, 3718, 297. PDF


Simões, P.I.; Sturaro, M.J.; Peloso, P.L.V.; Lima, A.P. 2013. A new diminutive species of Allobates Zimmermann and Zimmerman, 1988 (Anura, Aromobatidae) from the northwestern Rio MAdeira Rio Tapajós interfluve, Amazonas, Brazil. Zootaxa, 3609, 251-273. PDF


Maciel, A.O.; Hoogmoed, M.S. Peloso, P.L.V. 2012. Variation in the glossal skeleton arrangement of Rhinatrema ron Wilkinson & Gower, 2010 (Gymnophiona: Rhinatrematidae) and its systematic implications. Salamandra, 48, 224-226. PDF


Peloso, P.L.V. ; J. Faivovich; T. Grant; J.L. Gasparini & C.F.B. Haddad. 2012. An extraordinary new species of Melanophryniscus (Anura, Bufonidae) from southeastern Brazil. American Museum Novitates, 3762, 1-24. PDF

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Peloso, P.L.V.  ; K.C.M. Pellegrino; M.T. Rodrigues & T.C.S. Ávila-Pires. 2011. Description and phylogenetic relationships of a new genus and species of lizard (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) from the Amazonian rainforest of Northern Brazil. American Museum Novitates, 1-24. PDF


Almeida, A.P., J.L. Gasparini, & Peloso, P.L.V. 2011 Frogs of the state of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil - The need for looking at the coldspots. Check List, 7: 542-560, 2011. PDF


Forlani, M.C., P.H. Valdujo, D. Pavan, A.O. Maciel. & Peloso, P.L.V. 2011 Review of the geographical distribution of the white-spotted frog Chiasmocleis albopunctata (Boettger, 1885) (Anura, Microhylidae). Biota Neotropica, 11. PDF


Peloso, P.L.V.  2010. A safe place for amphibians? A cautionary tale on the taxonomy and conservation of frogs, caecilians, and salamanders in the Brazilian Amazonia. Zoologia, 27: 667-673. PDF


Melo-Sampaio, P.R.; T.R.B. da Silva & Peloso, P.L.V.  2010. Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae, Chiasmocleis avilapiresae Peloso and Sturaro, 2008: First record for the state of Acre, southwestern Amazonia, Brazil. Check List, 6: 655-656. PDF


Barros, F.B., Peloso, P.L.V.  L. Vicente, H.M. Pereira & M.J. Sturaro. 2010. The advertisement call of the Narrow-mouthed frog Chiasmocleis avilapiresae Peloso & Sturaro, 2008 (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae). Zootaxa, 2657: 66-68. PDF


Peloso, P.L.V.  & T.C. Ávila-Pires. 2010. Morphological variation in Ptychoglossus brevifrontalis Boulenger, 1912 and the status of Ptychoglossus nicefori (Loveridge, 1929) (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae). Herpetologica, 2: 59-62. PDF


Peloso, P.L.V. & M.J. Sturaro. 2008. A new species of narrow-mouthed frog of the genus Chiasmocleis Méhely 1904 (Anura, Microhylidae) from the Amazonian rainforest of Brazil. Zootaxa, 1947: 39-52. PDF


Peloso, P.L.V., C.F.D. Rocha, S.E. Pavan & S.L. Mendes. 2008. Activity and microhabitat use by the endemic Whiptail lizard Cnemidophorus nativo (Teiidae) in a restinga habitat (Setiba) in the state of Espirito Santo. South American Journal of Herpetology, 3: 89-95. PDF


Gasparini, J.L., Peloso, P.L.V..  & I. Sazima, I. 2007. New opportunities and hazards brought by humans to the island habitat of the skink Euprepis atlanticus. Herpetological Bulletin, 100: 30-33. PDF



Benavides, J. Fonte, L.F.M., Valencia, L.M. M. Valencia, & Peloso, P. (2022). Harlequin Toads: the jewels o four forests and Páramos. Colombia. 66p.


Ferreira, R.B.; Monico, A.T.; Cruz, C.A.G.; Guidorizzi, C.E.; Zocca, C.; Canedo, C.; Ornellas, I.S.; Oliveira, J.C.F.; Tonini, J.F.R.; Lacerda, J.V.A.; Toledo, L.F.; Peloso, P.L.V.; Taucce, P.P. G.; Lourenco-de-Moraes, R.; Verdade, V.K. & Pertel, W. (2019). Anfíbios ameaçados de extinção no estado do Espírito Santo. In. Fraga, Formigoni, Chaves (Orgs). Fauna e flora ameaçadas de extinção no estado do Espírito Santo. 1.ed. Santa Teresa: Instituto Nacional da Mata Atlântica.

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Dubeux, J.M.; Peloso, P.; Lisboa, B.S. (2021). O fantasma das corredeiras: redescoberta, pesquisas e conservação da rãzinha Crossodactylus dantei Carcelli & Carmaschi, 1993 na Estação Ecológica de Murici, Alagoas. Herpetologia do Brasil, 9, 22-27


Peloso, P.L.V.; Machado, I.; Sturaro, M.J.; Lanna, L. & Becker, G. (2021) Documenting Threatened Species in Brazil: A Conservation Photography Project. FrogLog, 28, p. 24-26.


Peloso, P.L.V.; Machado, I. & Becker, G. (2020) Fotografia da conservação na herpetologia: um ensaio sobre os anfíbios ameaçados de extinção no Brasil. Herpetologia Brasileira, 8, p. 26-29.


Peloso, P.L.V.; Sturaro, M.J. Maschio, G.F.; Rodrigues, F.S. & Prudente, A.L.C. (2009). New records and distribution of the Toady leaf frog Phyllomedusa atelopoides (Anura, Hylidae). Herpetology Notes, 2, p. 2659-62.


Peloso, P.L.V.; (2009). Species account: Chiasmocleis avilapiresae. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. <>.

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Peloso, P.L.V.; & V.P. Souza. (2007). Predation on Todirostrum cinereum (Tyrannidae) by the orb-web spider Nephilegys cruentata (Aranae, nephilidae). Ararajuba. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia, 15, p. 461-463.


Peloso, P.L.V.; & S.E. Pavan. (2007). Cnemidophorus nativo (Predation). Herpetological Review, 38, p. 451-452.

Gasparini J.L. & Peloso, P.L.V.; (2007). Tropidurus torquatus (Diet). Herpetological Review, 38, p. 464.


Peloso, P.L.V. & S.E. Pavan. (2007). Megaelosia apuana (Prey). Herpetological Review, 38, p. 188.


Peloso, P.L.V. & J.L. Gasparini. (2006). Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae, Dendropsophus ruschii (Weygoldt & Peixoto, 1987): rediscovery of Ruschi's treefrog in an Atlantic Rainforest remnant in Espírito Santo, Brazil. Check List, 2, p. 38-40.