The research of this lab focuses on the application of reptile and amphibian phylogenies to understand how biodiversity is generated and maintained. There is also a focus on inferring the biogeographical and evolutionary patterns of the groups studied, to revise their taxonomy and conserve them. Although the research carried out by this lab include the study of many different reptile and amphibian groups, its main interest is the faunas of the Mediterranean Basin and Arabia, including some oceanic and continental islands, such as the Canary and Cape Verde islands and the Socotra Archipelago.

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Publicaciones Publicaciones

Gonçalves, D.V.; Martínez-Freiría, F.; Crochet, P.-A.; Geniez, P.; Carranza, S.; Brito, J.C. 2018. The role of climatic cycles and trans-Saharan migration corridors in species diversification: Biogeography of Psammophis schokari group in North Africa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 118:64-74 doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.09.009

Gil, R.; Vargas-Chavez, C.; López-Madrigal, S.; Santos-García, D.; Latorre, A.; Moya, A. (2018) Tremblaya phenacola PPER: An evolutionary beta-gammaproteobacterium collage. ISME Journal. 12(1):124-135 doi: 10.1038/ismej.2017.144

Kindler, C.; de Pous, P.; Carranza, S.; Beddek, M.; Geniez, P.; Fritz, U. 2018. Phylogeography of the Ibero-Maghrebian red-eyed grass snake (Natrix astreptophora). Organisms Diversity and Evolution. 18:143-150 doi: 10.1007/s13127-017-0354-2

Simó-Riudalbas, M.; Tarroso P.; Papenfuss, T.; Al-Sariri, T.; Carranza, S. 2018. Systematics, biogeography and evolution of Asaccus gallagheri (Squamata, Phyllodactylidae) with the description of a new endemic species from Oman. Systematics and Biodiversity. DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2017.1403496

Valbuena-Ureña, E.; Steinfartz, S.; and Carranza, S. 2014. Characterization of microsatellite loci markers for the critically endangered Montseny brook newt (Calotriton arnoldi). Conservation Genetics Resources 6 (2):263-265