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Scientific articles


Fouquet, A., Marinho, P., Réjaud, A., Carvalho, T. R., Caminer, M. A. Jansen, M., Rainha, R., Rodrigues, M. T., Werneck, F. P. Lima, A. P. Hrbek, T. , Giaretta, A. A., Venegas, P. J., Chávez, G. & S.Ron (2021) Systematics and biogeography of the Boana albopunctata species group (Anura, Hylidae), with the description of two new species from Amazonia, Systematics and Biodiversity, 19:4, 375-399, DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2021.1873869



Emmrich M, Vences M, Ernst R, Köhler J, Barej MF, Glaw F, Jansen M, Rödel M-O (2020) A guild classification system proposed for anuran advertisement calls. Zoosystematics and Evolution 96(2): 515-525. https://doi.org/10.3897/zse.96.38770

Pansonato A, Motta A, Cacciali P, Haddad CFB, Strüssmann C, Jansen M (2020) On the identity of species of Oreobates (Anura: Craugastoridae) from central South America, with the description of a new species from Bolivia. Journal of Herpetology54 (4): 393–412. doi: https://doi.org/10.1670/20-001

Jansen, M, Engler, M, Blumer, LM, Rumiz, DI, Aramayo, JL, Krone, O. (2020) A camera trapping survey of mammals in the mixed landscape of Bolivia’s Chiquitano region with a special focus on the jaguar. CheckList 16(2): 323-335.

Azevedo, JAR, Guedes, TB, de C. Nogueira, C, Passos, P, Sawaya, RJ, Prudente, ALC, Barbo, FE, Strüssmann, C, Franco, FL, Arzamendia, V, Giraudo, AR, Argôlo, AJS, Jansen, M, Zaher, H, Tonini, JFR, Faurby S & Antonelli, A (2020): Museums and cradles of diversity are geographically coincident for narrowly distributed Neotropical snakes: Ecography 43(2): 328-339



Romero-Muñoz, A. Jansen, M., Nuñez, A. M., Almonacid, R. V., Kümmerle, T. (2019): Fires scorching Bolivia´s Chiquitano forest. Science 366, 6469: 1089.

In South America, too, countless forest fires rage every year during the fire season. In Bolivia alone, more than 2.1 million hectares of land are said to have been affected so far – especially in the Chiquitania region in eastern Bolivia. According to current estimates, at least 1,600 animal and 4,000 plant species are affected by the fires there; among them are about 150 mammals such as jaguar, tapir or large anteater, as well as 60 to 90 frog species. In an open letter published in the journal “Science”, an international team of researchers – including Senckenberg researcher Martin Jansen – calls on the Bolivian government to sustainably protect the remaining forests. 

Jansen, M., D. Santana, B. F. D. Teixeira & G. Köhler (2019) A new striped species of Dendropsophus (Anura: Hylidae) with a composite advertisement call and comments on the D. rubicundulus group. Vertebrate Zoology 69(3), DOI: 10.26049/VZ69-3-2019-01



Bálint, M., Nowak, C., Márton, O., Pauls, S. U., Wittwer, C., Aramayo B., J. L., Schulze, A., Chambert, T., Cocchiararo, B. & Jansen, M. (2018): Accuracy, limitations and cost-efficiency of eDNA-based community structure assessments in tropical frogs. Molecular Ecology Resources. 18(6): 1415-1426. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12934

Guedes TB, Sawaya RJ, Zizka A, Bérnil RS, Jansen M, Passos P, Prudente ALC, Cisneros-Heredia DF, Braz H, Nogueira CdC. & Antonelli A: Patterns, biases, and prospects in the distribution and diversity of Neotropical snakes. Global Ecol Biogeogr. 2018; 27:14–27. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12679



Jörn Köhler, Martin Jansen, Ariel Rodríguez, Philippe J. R. Kok, Luís Felipe Toledo, Mike Emmrich, Frank Glaw, Célio F. B. Haddad, Mark-Oliver Rödel & Miguel Vences: The use of bioacoustics in anuran taxonomy: theory, terminology, methods and recommendations for best practice. Zootaxa, 4251, 1-124, 2017

Marcel A. Caminer, Borja Milá, Martin Jansen, Antoine Fouquet, Pablo J. Venegas, Germán Chávez, Andrew Chek, Santiago R. Ron: Systematics of the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus species complex (Anura: Hylidae): Cryptic diversity and the description of two new species. PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0171785 March 1, 2017



Jansen, M., A. Masurowa & R. B. O’Hara (2016): Temporal variation, duty cycle and absolute calling effort during sustained calling of Leptodactylus mystacinus (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Salamandra 52(4): 328-336.

Pansonato, A., A. C. Veiga-Menoncello, J. R. Mudrek, M. Jansen, S. M. Reco-Pimentel & I. A. Martins (2016): Two new species of Pseudopaludicola Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926 (Anura: Leptodactylidae: Leiuperinae) from eastern Bolivia and western Brazil. Herpetologica, 72(3): 235-255.

Jansen, M., M. Plath, F. Brusquetti & M. Ryan (2016): Asymmetric frequency shift in advertisement calls of sympatric frogs. Amphibian-Reptilia, 37: 137-152



Schulze, A., Jansen, M. & G. Köhler (2015): Tadpole diversity of Bolivia`s lowland anuran communities: molecular identification, morphological characterization, and ecological assignment. Zootaxa, 4016(1):1-111.



Gehara, M., Crawford, A. J., Orrico, V. G. D., Rodríguez, A., Lötters, S., Fouquet, A., Barrientos, L. S., Brusquetti, F., De la Riva, I., Ernst, R., Urrutia, G. G., Glaw, F., Guayasamin, J. M., Hölting, M., Jansen, M., Kok, P. J. R., Kwet, A., Lingnau, R., Lyra, M., Moravec, J., Pombal Jr., J. P., Rojas-Runjaic, F. J. M.,  Schulze, A., Celsa Señaris, J., Solé, M., Rodrigues, M. T., Twomey, E., Haddad, C. F. B., Vences, M. and Köhler J. (2014 ). High levels of diversity uncovered in a widespread nominal taxon: continental phylogeography of the Neotropical tree frog Dendropsophus minutus. 2014. Plos One, 10 September 2014.

Brusquetti, F., Jansen, M., C. Barrio-Amorós, Magno Segalla & C. F. B. Haddad (2014): Taxonomic review of Scinax fuscomarginatus (Lutz, 1925) and related species (Anura; Hylidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 171, 4: 783-821



Schulze, A. & M. Jansen: One species, two strategies? Oviposition site variation in a member of the Leptodactylus pentadctylus group (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 47, 183-191, DOI:10.1080/01650521.2012.71110

Jansen, M. & A. Schulze (2012): Molecular, morphology and bioacoustic data suggest Bolivian distribution of a large species of the Leptodactylus pentadactylus group (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae). Zootaxa, 3307, 35–47



Jansen, M., R. Bloch, A. Schulze & M. Pfenninger (2011): Integrative inventory of Bolivia’s lowland frogs reveals hidden diversity. Zoologica Scripta, 40, 6, 567–583



Mebs, D., M. Jansen, G. Köhler, W. Pogoda & G. Kauert: Myrmecophagy and alkaloid sequestration in amphibians: A study on Dendrobatidae (Ameerega picta) and Microhylidae (Elachistocleis) frogs. Salamandra 46(1): 11-15.#



Jansen, M., A. Schulze, L. Werding & B. Streit (2009): Effects of extreme drought in the dry season on an anuran community in the Bolivian Chiquitano region. Salamandra 45(4): 233-238

Jansen, M., L. Gonzales & G. Köhler (2009): Description of a new species of Xenopholis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the Cerrado of Bolivia with comments on Xenopholis scalaris in Bolivia. Zootaxa 2222: 31-45.

Schulze, A., Jansen, M. & G. Köhler (2009): Diversity and ecology of an anuran community in San Sebastián, Bolivia. Salamandra 45:75-90.



Jansen, M., L. Gonzales & G. Köhler (2007): New species of Hydrolaetare (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Bolivia with some notes on its natural history. Journal of Herpetology 41(4): 724-732.



Jansen, M.: Zeckenbefall bei Lacerta agilis Linnaeus, 1758 und Zootoca vivipara Jacquin, 1787 im Spessart. Salamandra, Rheinbach 38(2): 85-94.

Jansen, M. & G. Köhler: Biogeografische Analyse der Herpetofauna von ausgewählten Hochlandgebieten Nicaraguas. Salamandra, Rheinbach, 38 (4): 269-286.



Jansen, M. & G. Köhler: Ökologie des Mombacho-Salamanders, Bolitoglossa mombachoensis Köhler & McCranie, 1999, am Volcán Mombacho, Nicaragua (Caudata: Plethodontidae). Salamandra, Rheinbach, 37 (2): 83-98.