General Interests

The main goal of my research is to conceptually unite scientific exploration of biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics and evolutionary biology to understand the processes responsible for the generation and maintenance of global biodiversity. Most of my research projects fall  within three broad areas of the biological sciences: Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation.


Discovery, description and documentation of global species diversity through intensive fieldwork & collections based research. 

Named nearly 20 new species of amphibians and reptiles.


I use comparative methods to infer patterns in the evolution of anatomical and behavioral traits. Especially interested in the evolution of amphibian reproductive modes, and adaptations to habitat.


Application of taxonomic, phylogenetic and distributional data to promote species conservation. Frequent contributor to several NGOs and governamental agencies, sharing data, expertise, text and images.


Photography, science communication, and story telling as tools to raise awareness to the importance of the preservation of wildlife, natural habitats and natural resources.  To book a talk or event go here





Docente Permamente

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia

Universidade Federal do Pará / Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi

Belém, Pará, Brasil

Research Associte

Division of Vertebrate Zoology (Herpetology)

American Museum of Natural History

New York, NY, USA

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Pedro L. V. Peloso

Biologist, photographer, communicator... a conservationist & scienceteller!

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