Publications

Articles (Peer Reviewed) (** = student mentee)

57. Anderson NK, Schuppe ER, Gururaja KV, Mangiamele LA, Cusi Martinez JC, Priti H, von May R, Preininger D, Fuxjager MJ. 2021. A common endocrine signature marks the convergent evolution of an elaborate dance display in frogs. The American Naturalist 198(4): 522–539.

56. Pitman NCA, Vriesendorp CF, Alvira Reyes D, Moskovits DK, Kotlinski N, Smith RC, Thompson ME, Wali A, Benavides Matarazzo M, del Campo Á, Rivera González DE, Rivera Chávez L, Rosenthal AD, Álvarez Alonso J, Díaz Ñaupari ME, de Souza LS, Ferreyra Vela FR, Gonzales Tanchiva CN, Jarrett CC, Lemos AA, Sáenz Rodríguez AR, Stotz DF, Suwa T, Pariona Fonseca M, Ravikumar A, Torres Tuesta T, Bravo A, Catenazzi A, Díaz Alván J, Gagliardi-Urrutia G, García-Villacorta R, Hidalgo MH, Mori Vargas T, Mueses-Cisneros JJ, Núñez-Iturri G, Pequeño T, Ríos Paredes MA, Rodríguez LO, Stallard RF, Torres Montenegro LA, Venegas PJ, von May R, Barbagelata Ramírez N, Maldonado Ocampo JA, Mesones Acuy I (2021) Applied science facilitates the large-scale expansion of protected areas in an Amazonian hotspot. Science Advances 7(31): eabe2998

55. Huamán-Trucios SMR, Camel V, Orellana-Mendoza E, Pyles MV, von May R (2021) Abundance and microhabitat use of the Endangered toad Rhinella yanachaga in the cloud forest of Yanachaga Chemillén National Park, Peru. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 15(2): 1–9 (e277)

54. Cusi JC**, Gagliardi-Urrutia G, Brcko IC, Wake DB, von May R (2020) Taxonomic status of the Neotropical salamanders Bolitoglossa altamazonica and Bolitoglossa peruviana (Amphibia: Caudata: Plethodontidae), with the description of a new species from Northern Peru. Zootaxa 4834(3): 365–406

53. Catenazzi A, Mamani L, Lehr E, von May R (2020) A new genus of terrestrial-breeding frogs (Holoadeninae, Strabomantidae, Terrarana) from southern Peru. Diversity 12: 184

52. Lehr E, Moravec J, von May R (2020) A new cryptic genus of terrestrial lizard (Gymnophthalmidae, Cercosaurinae) from the eastern Andes of central Peru. Salamandra 56(1): 1–15

51. Guillory WX, French CM, Twomey EM, Chavez G, Prates I, von May R, De la Riva I, Lötters S, Reichle S, Serrano-Rojas J, Whitworth A, Brown JL (2020) Phylogenetic relationships and systematics of the Amazonian poison frog genus Ameerega using ultraconserved genomic elements. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 142: 106638

50. Brown JL, Siu-Ting K, von May R, Twomey E, Guillory WX, Deutsch MS, Chávez G (2019) Systematics of the Ameerega rubriventris complex (Anura: Dendrobatidae) with descriptions of two new cryptic species from the East-Andean versant of Peru. Zootaxa 4712(2): 211–235

49. Russell ID, Larson JG, von May R, Holmes IA, James TY, Davis Rabosky AR (2019) Widespread chytrid infection across frogs in the Peruvian Amazon suggests critical role for low elevation in pathogen spread and persistence. PLOS ONE 14(10): e0222718

48. Rabosky, DL, von May R, Grundler MC, Davis Rabosky AR (2019) The Western Amazonian richness gradient for squamate reptiles: are there really fewer snakes and lizards in southwestern Amazonian lowlands? Diversity 11: 199

47. von May R, Catenazzi A, Santa-Cruz R**, Gutierrez A**, Moritz C, Rabosky DL (2019) Thermal physiological traits in tropical lowland amphibians: vulnerability to climate warming and cooling. PLOS ONE 14(8): e0219759

46. Santa-Cruz R**, von May R, Catenazzi A, Whitcher C, López Tejeda E, Rabosky, DL (2019) A new species of terrestrial-breeding frog (Amphibia, Strabomantidae, Noblella) from the upper Madre de Dios watershed, Amazonian Andes and lowlands of southern Peru. Diversity 11: 0145

45. von May R, de Albuquerque N, Braz H, Santa-Cruz R**, Biggi E, Tomasinelli F, Rabosky DL (2019) Distribution of the Neotropical water snakes Hydrops caesurus, H. martii, and H. triangularis in South America, with new records from Peru and Brazil. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 13(1): 122–142 (e173)

44. von May R, Biggi E, Cárdenas H, Diaz MI, Alarcón C, Herrera V**, Santa-Cruz R**, Tomasinelli F, Westeen E, Sánchez-Paredes CM, Larson JG, Title PO, Grundler MR, Grundler MC, Davis Rabosky AR, Rabosky DL (2019) Ecological interactions between arthropods and small vertebrates in a lowland Amazon rainforest. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 13(1): 65–77 (e169)

43. von May R, Catenazzi A, Santa-Cruz R**, Kosch TA, Vredenburg VT (2018) Microhabitat temperatures and prevalence of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in lowland Amazonian frogs. Tropical Conservation Science 11: 1–13

42. Jacobs JM, von May R, Kavanaugh DH, Connor EF (2018) Beetles in bamboo forests: community structure in a heterogeneous landscape of southwestern Amazonia. PeerJ 6:e5153 [ Equal first authors]

41. von May R, Lehr E, Rabosky, DL (2018) Evolutionary radiation of earless frogs in the Andes: molecular phylogenetics and habitat shifts in high-elevation terrestrial breeding frogs. PeerJ 6:e4313

40. Angulo A, von May R, Icochea (2018) A reassessment of the extinction risk of the Critically Endangered Oxapampa Poison Frog Ameerega planipaleae (Dendrobatidae). Oryx 52(4): 1–4 (doi:10.1017/S0030605318000571)

39. Lehr E, Moravec J, Whitworth A, Villacampa J, Cusi JC, von May R (2018) New distribution records for Euspondylus excelsum Chávez, Catenazzi & Venegas, 2017 (Reptilia, Gymnophthalmidae, Cercosaurinae) in Peru. Check List 14(6): 1141–1149

38. von May R, Catenazzi A, Corl A, Santa-Cruz R**, Carnaval AC, Moritz C (2017) Divergence of thermal physiological traits in terrestrial breeding frogs along a tropical elevational gradient. Ecology and Evolution 7: 3257–3267

37. Lehr E, von May R, Moravec J, Cusi JC (2017) A new species of Phrynopus (Amphibia, Anura, Craugastoridae) from upper montane forests and high Andean grasslands of the Pui Pui Protected Forest in central Peru. ZooKeys 713: 131–157

36. von May R (2017) Rediscovery of the Endangered frog Phrynopus montium (Shreve, 1938) (Amphibia, Anura, Craugastoridae) in the cloud forest of central Peru. Zootaxa 4338(1): 195–200

35. Lehr E, von May R, Moravec J, Cusi JC (2017) Three new species of Pristimantis (Amphibia, Anura, Craugastoridae) from upper montane forests and high Andean grasslands of the Pui Pui Protected Forest in central Peru. Zootaxa 4299 (3): 301–336

34. Santa-Cruz R**, Delgado WL, Medina CE, Treviño I, von May R (2017) Distribution and conservation status of the Critically Endangered harlequin frog Atelopus epikeisthos (Anura: Bufonidae). Salamandra 53(3): 423–425

33. Lehr E, von May R (2017) A new species of terrestrial-breeding frog (Amphibia: Craugastoridae: Pristimantis) from high elevations of the Pui Pui Protected Forest in central Peru. ZooKeys 660: 17–42

32. Cusi JC**, Barboza A, Vredenburg V, von May R (2017) New distribution records and conservation status of Atelopus seminiferus Cope, 1874: a Critically Endangered harlequin frog from northern Peru. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 11(1): 17–24

31. Serrano-Rojas SJ, Whitworth A, Villacampa J, von May R, Gutiérrez RC, Padial JM, Chaparro JC (2017) A new species of poison-dart frog (Anura: Dendrobatidae) from Manu province, Amazon region of southeastern Peru, with notes on its natural history, bioacoustics, phylogenetics, and recommended conservation status. Zootaxa 4221: 71–94

30. Shepack A, von May R, Ttito A, Catenazzi A (2016) A new species of Pristimantis (Amphibia, Anura, Craugastoridae) from the foothills of the Andes in Manu National Park, southeastern Peru. ZooKeys 594: 143–164

29. von May R (2016) New records of the Critically Endangered frog Pristimantis pardalinus (Craugastoridae) in the eastern Andean slopes of central Peru. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 10(1): 13–16 (e117)

28. Whitworth AW, Downie R, von May R, Villacampa J, MacLeod R (2016) How much potential biodiversity and conservation value can a regenerating rainforest provide? A ‘best-case scenario’ approach from the Peruvian Amazon. Tropical Conservation Science 9(1): 224–245

27. Santa-Cruz R**, Delgado JA, Salas CY, von May R (2016) New distributional records of the Amazon River Frog Lithobates palmipes (Spix, 1824) in Peru. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 10(1): 17–20 (e118)

26. Jarvis L, Angulo A, Catenazzi A, von May R, Brown JL, Lehr E, Lewis J (2015) A re-assessment of priority amphibian species of Peru. Tropical Conservation Science 8(3): 623–645

25. Catenazzi A, Uscapi V, von May R (2015) A new species of Noblella (Amphibia, Anura, Craugastoridae) from the humid montane forests of Cusco, Peru. ZooKeys 516: 71–84

24. Cusi JC**, Barboza A, Vredenburg VT, von May R (2015) A new locality, range extension and record of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the Endangered terrestrial breeding frog Pristimantis katoptroides (Anura: Craugastoridae) in Peru. Check List 11(2), 1608: 1–5

23. Catenazzi, A, von May R (2014) Conservation status of amphibians in Peru. Herpetological Monographs 28: 1–23

22. Allen L, von May R, Villacampa Ortega J, Burdekin O, Whitworth A (2014) A preliminary geographic distribution map of Elachistocleis muiraquitan Nunes de Almeida and Toledo, 2012 (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae). Check List 10(2): 388–391

21. Catenazzi A, Lehr E, von May R (2013) The amphibians and reptiles of Manu National Park and its buffer zone, Amazon basin and eastern slopes of the Andes, Peru. Biota Neotropica 13(4): 269–283

20. Catenazzi A, von May R, Vredenburg, VT (2013) High prevalence of infection in tadpoles increases vulnerability to fungal pathogen in high-Andean amphibians. Biological Conservation 159: 413–421

19. von May R, Catenazzi A, Angulo A, Venegas PJ, Aguilar A (2012) Investigación y conservación de la biodiversidad en Perú: importancia del uso de técnicas modernas y procesos administrativos eficientes. Revista Peruana de Biología 19(3): 347–354

18. JacobsJM, von May R, Ratcliffe BC (2012) Observations on the life history of Enema pan (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) and its association with bamboo plants (Guadua Kunth: Poaceae: Bambusoideae) in southwestern Amazonia. The Coleopterists Bulletin 66(3): 253–260

17. Catenazzi A, von May R, Lehr E, Gagliardi-Urrutia G, Guayasamin JM (2012) A new, high-elevation glassfrog (Anura: Centrolenidae) from Manu National Park, southern Peru. Zootaxa 3388: 56–68

16. Brown JL, Twomey E, Amézquita A, Barbosa de Sousa M, Caldwell JP, Lötters S, von May R, Melo-Sampaio PR, Mejía-Vargas D, Pérez-Peña, Pepper M, Poelman EH, Sánchez-Rodríguez M, Summers K. (2011) A taxonomic revision of the Neotropical poison frog genus Ranitomeya (Amphibia: Dendrobatidae). Zootaxa 3083: 1–120

15. Catenazzi A, von May R (2011) New species of marsupial frog (Hemiphractidae: Gastrotheca) from an isolated montane forest in southern Peru. Journal of Herpetology 45(2): 161–166

14. von May R, Jacobs JM, Santa-Cruz R**, Valdivia J**, Huamán J**, Donnelly MA (2010) Amphibian community structure as a function of forest type in Amazonian Peru. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26(5): 509–519

13. von May R, Donnelly MA (2009) Do trails affect relative abundance estimates of rainforest frogs and lizards? Austral Ecology 34(6): 613–620

12. Lehr E, von May R (2009) New species of Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae) from the Amazonian lowlands of southern Peru. Journal of Herpetology 43(3): 485–494.

11. von May R, Reider KE**, Summers K (2009) Effect of body size on intraguild predation between tadpoles of bamboo-breeding poison frogs and predaceous mosquito larvae. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 24(3): 431–435

10. von May R, Medina-Müller M**, Donnelly MA, Summers K (2009) Breeding-site selection by the poison frog Ranitomeya biolat in Amazonian bamboo forests: an experimental approach. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87(5): 453–464

9. von May R, Siu-Ting K, Jacobs JM, Medina-Müller M**, Gagliardi G, Rodríguez LO, Donnelly MA (2009) Species diversity and conservation status of amphibians in Madre de Dios, Perú. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 4(1): 14–29

8. von May R, Catenazzi A, Angulo A, Brown JL, Carrillo J, Chávez G, Córdova JH, Curo A, Delgado A, Enciso MA, Gutiérrez R, Lehr E, Martínez JL, Medina-Müller M**, Miranda A, Neira DR, Ochoa JA, Quiroz AJ, Rodríguez DA, Rodríguez LO, Salas AW, Seimon T, Seimon A, Siu-Ting K, Suárez J, Torres C, Twomey E (2008) Current state of conservation knowledge on threatened amphibian species in Peru. Tropical Conservation Science 1: 376–396

7. von May R, Medina-Müller M**, Donnelly MA, Summers K (2008) The tadpole of the bamboo-breeding poison frog Ranitomeya biolat (Dendrobatidae). Zootaxa 1857: 66–68

6. Roberts JL, Brown JL, von May R, Arizabal W, Presar A, Symula R, Schulte R, Summers K (2007) Phylogenetic relationships among poison frogs of the genus Dendrobates (Dendrobatidae): a molecular perspective from increased taxon sampling. Herpetological Journal 16(4): 377–385

5. Lehr E, Lundberg M, Aguilar C, von May R (2006) New species of Eleutherodactylus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from the eastern Andes of central Peru with comments on central Peruvian Eleutherodactylus. Herpetological Monographs 20: 105–128

4. Roberts JL, Brown JL, von May R, Arizabal W, Schulte R, Summers K (2006) Genetic divergence and speciation in lowland and montane Peruvian poison frogs. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41(1): 149–164

3. Duellman WE, Lehr E, Rodríguez D, von May R (2004) Two new species of marsupial frogs (Anura: Hylidae: Gastrotheca) from the Cordillera Oriental in central Peru. Scientific Papers Natural History Museum University of Kansas 32: 1–10

2. Lehr E, von May R (2004) Rediscovery of Hyla melanopleura Boulenger, 1912 (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae). Salamandra 40(1): 51–58

1. Rivera C, von May R, Aguilar C, Arista I, Curo A, Schulte R (2003) Una evaluación preliminar de la herpetofauna en la Zona Reservada Allpahuayo-Mishana, Loreto, Perú. Folia Amazónica 14: 139–148

Books (co-edited)

4. Catenazzi A, von May R (eds.) (2021) Systematics and Conservation of Neotropical Amphibians and Reptiles. MDPI. Basel, Switzerland. 552 pp. ISBN 978-3-0365-0634-0

3. Butler R, von May R, Jacobs JM (2015) Selvas Tropicales. Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research and Mongabay. Lima, Peru. 124 pp. ISBN 978-1492738923   

2. Pitman N, Vriesendorp C, Moskovits DK, von May R, Alvira D, Wachter T, Stotz DF, del Campo A (eds.) (2011) Perú: Yaguas-Cotuhé. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 23. The Field Museum, Chicago, IL. 376 pp. ISBN 978-0-9828419-1-4

1. Gilmore MP, Vriesendorp C, Alverson WS, del Campo A, von May R, Lopez Wong C, Rios Ochoa S (eds.) (2010) Perú: Maijuna. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 22. The Field Museum, Chicago, IL. 328 pp. ISBN 978-0-9828419-0-7

Book chapters (Peer Reviewed)

5. Catenazzi A, von May R (2018) Estado de conservación de los anfibios en el Perú. Pp. 28-38, in SERFOR. Libro Rojo de la Fauna Silvestre Amenazada del Perú. Primera edición. Lima.

4. Morales VR, Chávez G, Medina-Müller M, von May R (2016) Oxapampa Poison Frog, Ameerega planipaleae (Morales and Velazco, 1998) Pp. 84–88, in Kahn, T., La Marca, E., Lötters, S., Brown, J.L., Twomey, E., Amézquita, A. (eds) Aposematic Poison Frogs (Dendrobatidae) of the Andean Countries: Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Conservation International Tropical Field Guides, U.S.

3. Catenazzi A, von May R, Vredenburg, VT (2013) Conservation of the high Andean frog Telmatobius jelskii along the Peru LNG pipeline in the regions of Ayacucho and Huancavelica, Peru. Chap. 17, in: Monitoring Biodiversity: Lessons from a Transandean megaproject. A. Alonso, F. Dallmeier and G. Servat (Eds.) Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC.

2. von May R, Mueses-Cisneros JJ (2011) Anfibios y Reptiles/Amphibians and Reptiles. Pp. 108–116/230–237, in Pitman N, Vriesendorp C, Moskovits DK, von May R, Alvira D, Wachter T, Stotz DF, del Campo A (eds.) Perú: Yaguas-Cotuhe. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 23. The Field Museum, Chicago. [+Appendix 5: Pp. 328–333]

1. von May R, Venegas PJ (2010) Anfibios y Reptiles/Amphibians and Reptiles. Pp. 74–81/190– 197, in Gilmore MP, Vriesendorp C, Alverson WS, del Campo A,von May R, Lopez Wong C, Rios Ochoa S (eds) Perú: Maijuna. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 22. The Field Museum, Chicago, IL. [+Appendix 4: Pp. 282–286]

Book reviews, editorials, notes, and popular articles

17. von May R (2021) Reptiles of the Galápagos: Life on the Enchanted Islands. Ichthyology & Herpetology 109(1): 327–332 [Book review]

16. Catenazzi A, von May R (2021) Systematics and Conservation of Neotropical Amphibians and Reptiles. Diversity 13(2): 45 [Editorial]

15. von May R, Lehr E, Rabosky DL (2018) Earless Frogs in the Andes: extraordinary ecological divergence and morphological diversity. Natural History 126(5): 12–15 [Feature article]

14. von May R, Grundler MC, Pariona M (2018) Oxybelis fulgidus, Diet. Herpetological Review 49(4): 758–759

13. von May R (2018) Pseudoeryx plicatilis, Diet. Herpetological Review 49(3): 553–554

12. Angulo A, von May R, Icochea J (2015) Building Partnerships for Amphibian Conservation: Peru’s Amphibian Specialist Group and Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park. FrogLog 114: 5–6

11. Catenazzi A, Lehr E, von May R (2014) Peru’s National Park protects 156 species of amphibians from the Andes to the Amazon. FrogLog 110: 43–47

10. von May R, Butler R (2013) Deforestación en aumento en mayoría de países amazónicos. [Deforestation on the rise in most Amazonian countries] es.mongabay.com, 15 Aug. 2013

9. von May R (2013) Regional ASG update—Peru. FrogLog 106: 8–8

8. Jacobs J, von May R (2012) Forest of Grass: discovering biodiversity in the Amazon’s bamboo jungles. Natural History 120(1): 22–29 [Feature article]   

7. von May R, Angulo A (2012) Peru Amphibian Specialist Group update. FrogLog 100: 21–22

6. Jacobs J, von May R, Catenazzi A (2009) Oil or death in the Amazon. Mongabay.com, on-line commentary posted on 6 June 2009

5. von May R, Santa Cruz R**, Jennings RD (2007) Geographic distribution, Syncope antenori. Herpetological Review 38(4): 478–479

4. von May R, Medina-Müller M** (2006) Eleutherodactylus buccinator, Color variation. Herpetological Review 37(1): 74–74

3. von May R (2004) Geographic distribution, Leptodactylus stenodema. Herpetological Review 35: 282–282

2. von May R (2004) Geographic distribution, Osteocephalus buckleyi. Herpetological Review 35: 283–283

1. Lehr E, von May R (2004) Geographic Distribution, Stenocercus fimbriatus. Herpetological Review 35: 188–189  

Photographic guides

4. Angulo A, von May R, Icochea J, Chaparro JC, Hedges SB, Lehr E, López DG, Lundberg M, Moravec J (2016) Anfibios del bosque de nubes y su zona de amortiguamiento, Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemillén, Pasco, Perú. Field Guides # 236, 6 pl. The Field Museum, Chicago.

3. von May R, Jacobs JM, Jennings RD, Catenazzi A, Rodríguez LO (2010) Anfibios de Los Amigos, Manu y Tambopata, Perú. Rapid Color Guide # 236, 12 pl. The Field Museum, Chicago (http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/plantguides/guideimages.asp?ID=350) *Version 2, replaces v. 1 (2007)

2. von May R, Emmons LH, Knell G, Jacobs JM, Rodríguez LO (2006) Reptiles del Centro Río Los Amigos, Manu y Tambopata, Perú. Rapid Color Guide # 194, 8 pl. The Field Museum, Chicago (http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/animalguides/guideimages.asp?ID=21)

1. Knell G, von May R, Rodríguez LO, Catenazzi A (2004) Ranas comunes de Tambopata/Common frogs of Tambopata. Rapid Color Guide # 165, 2 pl. The Field Museum, Chicago (http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/animalguides/guideimages.asp?ID=11)

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