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Animal Biodiversity and Evolution Programme
Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF)
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2016

  • Carranza S, Simó-Riudalbas M, Jayasinghe S, Wilms T, and Els J. (2016) Microendemicity in the northern Hajar Mountains of Oman and the United Arab Emirates with the description of two new species of geckos of the genus Asaccus (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) PeerJ 4:e2371; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2371. [pdf]
  • Tamar K, Carranza S, Sindaco R, Moravec J, Trape JF, and Meiri S. (2016) Out of Africa: Phylogeny and biogeography of the widespread genus Acanthodactylus (Reptilia: Lacertidae) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 103: 6-18. [pdf]
  • Šmíd J, Shobrak M, Wilms T, Joger U, and Carranza S. (2016) Endemic diversification in the mountains: genetic, morphological, and geographical differentiation of the Hemidactylus geckos in southwestern Arabia Organisms Diversity and Evolution DOI 10.1007/s13127-016-0293-3. [pdf]
  • Garcia-Porta J, Morales HE, Gómez-Díaz E, Sindaco R, and Carranza S. (2016) Patterns of diversification in islands: A comparative study across three gecko genera in the Socotra Archipelago Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 98: 288-299. [zip]
  • Garcia-Porta J, Šmíd J, Sol D, Fasola M, and Carranza S. (2016) Testing the island effect on phenotypic diversification: insights from the Hemidactylus geckos of the Socotra Archipelago Scientific Reports 6: 23729. [pdf]
  • Vasconcelos R, Montero-Mendieta S, Simó-Riudalbas M, Sindaco R, Santos X, Fasola M, Llorente G, Razzetti E, and Carranza S. (2016) Unexpectedly high levels of cryptic diversity uncovered by a complete DNA barcoding of reptiles of the Socotra Archipelago PLOS ONE 11(3): e0149985. [pdf]
  • Tamar K, Scholz S, Crochet PA, Geniez P, Meiri S, Schmitz A, Wilms T, and Carranza S. (2016) Evolution around the Red Sea: Systematics and biogeography of the agamid genus Pseudotrapelus (Squamata: Agamidae) from North Africa and Arabia Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 97: 55-68. [pdf]
  • Mendes J, Harris DJ, Carranza S, and Salvi D. (2016) Evaluating the phylogenetic signal limit from mitogenomes, slow evolving nuclear genes, and the concatenation approach. New insights into the Lacertini radiation using fast evolving nuclear genes and species trees Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100: 254-267. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, and Bauer A. (2016) Memorial, Margarita Metallinou (1985–2015) Zootaxa 4132 (4): 598-600. [pdf]
  • de Pous P, Simó-Riudalbas M, Els J, Jayasinghe S, Amat F, and Carranza S. (2016) Phylogeny and biogeography of Arabian populations of the Persian Horned Viper Pseudocerastes persicus (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854) Zoology in the Middle East DOI: 10.1080/09397140.2016.1202896. [pdf]
  • Maia JP, Harris DJ, and Carranza S. (2016) Reconstruction of the evolutionary history of Haemosporida (Apicomplexa) based on the cyt b gene with characterization of Haemocystidium in geckos (Squamata: Gekkota) from Oman Parasitology International 65: 5-11. [pdf]
  • Rato C, Harris DJ, Carranza S, Machado L, and Perera A. (2016) The taxonomy of the Tarentola mauritanica species complex (Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae): Bayesian species delimitation supports six candidate species Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 271-278. [zip]
  • de Pous P, Machado L, Metallinou M, Cervenka J, Kratochvíl L, Paschou N, Mazuch T, Smid J, Simó-Riudalbas M, Sanuy D, and Carranza S. (2016) Taxonomy and biogeography of Bunopus spatalurus (Reptilia; Gekkonidae) from the Arabian Peninsula Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 54: 67-81. [pdf]

2015

  • Smid J, Martinez G, Gebhart J, Aznar J, Gallego J, Göçmen B, de Pous P, Tamar K, and Carranza S. (2015) Phylogeny of the genus Rhynchocalamus (Reptilia; Colubridae) with a first record from the Sultanate of Oman Zootaxa 4033: 380-392. [pdf]
  • Amat F, Oromí N, Sanuy D, and Carranza S. (2015) Sexual dimorphism and age structure of the Montseny newt (Calotriton arnoldi) Amphibia-Reptilia 36: 245-252. [pdf]
  • Metallinou M, Cervenka J, Crochet PA, Kratochvíl L,Wilms T, Geniez P, Shobrak MY, Brito JC, and Carranza S. (2015) Species on the rocks: Systematics and biogeography of the rock-dwelling Ptyodactylus geckos (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) in North Africa and Arabia Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 85: 208-220. [pdf]
  • Tamar K, Carranza S, in den Bosch H, Sindaco R, Moravec J, and Meiri S. (2015) Hidden relationships and genetic diversity: Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of the Levantine lizards of the genus Phoenicolacerta (Squamata: Lacertidae) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 91: 86-97. [pdf]
  • Bellati A, Carranza S, Garcia-Porta J, Fasola M, and Sindaco R. (2015) Cryptic diversity within the Anatololacerta species complex (Squamata: Lacertidae) in the Anatolian Peninsula: evidence from a multi-locus approach Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 82: 219-233. [pdf]
  • Smid J, Moravec J, Kratochvil L, Nasher AK, Mazuch T, Gvozdik V, and Carranza S.(2015) Multilocus phylogeny and taxonomic revision of the Hemidactylus robustus species group (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) with descriptions of three new species from Yemen and Ethiopia Systematics and Biodiversity 13: 346-368. [pdf]
  • Arribas O, and Carranza S. (2015) Lagartija leonesa – Iberolacerta galani. In: Enciclopedia Virtual de los Vertebrados Españoles. Salvador, A., Marco, A. (Eds.). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid. [pdf]

2014

  • Tamar K, Carranza S, Sindaco R, Moravec J, and Meiri S. (2014) Systematics and phylogeography of Acanthodactylus shreiberi and its relationships with Acanthodactylus boskianus (Reptilia: Squamata: Lacertidae) Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 172: 720-739. [pdf]
  • Vasconcelos R, and Carranza S. (2014) Systematics and biogeography of Hemidactylus homoeolepis Blanford, 1881 (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with the description of a new species from Arabia Zootaxa 3835: 501-527. [pdf]
  • Badiane A, Garcia-Porta J, Cervenka J, Kratochvíl L, Sindaco R, Robinson MD, Morales H, Mazuch T, Price T, Amat F, Shobrak MY, Wilms T, Simó-Riudalbas M, Ahmadzadeh F, Papenfuss TJ, Cluchier A, Viglione J, and Carranza S. (2014) Phylogenetic relationships of Semaphore geckos (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae: Pristurus) with an assessment of the taxonomy of Pristurus rupestris Zootaxa 3835: 33-58. [pdf]
  • Maia JP, Harris DJ, Carranza S,and Gómez-Díaz E. (2014) A Comparison of Multiple Methods for Estimating Parasitemia of Hemogregarine Hemoparasites (Apicomplexa: Adeleorina) and Its Application for Studying Infection in Natural Populations PLOS ONE 9: e95010. [pdf]
  • 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: 263-265. [pdf]
  • Oromí N, Amat F, Sanuy D, and Carranza S. (2014) Life history trait differences between a lake and a stream-dwelling population of the Pyrenean brook newt (Calotriton asper) Amphibia-Reptilia 35: 53-62. [pdf]
  • Brito JC, Godinho R, Martínez-Freirería F, Pleguezuelos JM, Rebelo H, Santos X, Vale CG, Velo-Antón G, Boratynski Z, Carvalho SB, Ferreira S, Gonçalves DV, Silva TL, Tarroso P, Campos JC, Leite JV, Nogueira J, Álvares F, Sillero N, Sow AS, Fahd S, Crochet PA, and Carranza S. (2014) Unravelling biodiversity, evolution and threats to conservation in the Sahara-Sahel Biological Reviews 89: 215-231. [pdf]
  • Vences M, Sanchez E, Hauswaldt JS, Eikelman D, Rodríguez A, Carranza S, Donaire D, Gehara M, Helfer V, Lötters S, Werner P, Schultz S, and Steinfartz S (2014) Nuclear and mitochondrial multilocus phylogeny and survey of alkaloid content in true salamanders of the genus Salamandra (Salamandridae) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 73: 208-216. [pdf]
  • Vences M, de Pous P, Nicolas V, Díaz-Rodríguez J, Donaire D, Hugemann K, Hauswaldt JS, Amat F, Barnestein JAM, Bogaerts S, Bouazza A, Carranza S, Galán P, González de la Vega JP, Joger U, Lansari A, El Mouden EH, Ohler A, Sanuy D, Slimani T, and Tejedo M. (2014) New insights on phylogeography and distribution of painted frogs (Discoglossus) in northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula Amphibia-Reptilia 35: 305-320. [pdf]
  • Metallinou M, Vasconcelos R, Smid J, Sindaco R, and Carranza S. (2014) Filling in the gap: two new records and an updated distribution map for the Gulf Sand gecko Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis Haas, 1957 Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e4011. [pdf]
  • Martínez-Silvestre A, Amat F, and Carranza S. (2014) Natural incidence of body abnormalities in the Montseny newt, Calotriton arnoldi Carranza and Amat, 2005 Herpetology Notes 7: 277-279. [pdf]
  • Amat F, Carranza S, Valbuena-Ureña E, and Carbonell F. (2014) Saving the Montseny Brook Newt (Calotriton arnoldi) from extinction: an assessment of eight years of research and conservation FrogLog 22, n 111: 55-57. [pdf]
  • Metallinou M, Amat F, and Carranza S. (2014) Amantes del desierto Investigación y Ciencia 455: 44-45.
  • Amat F, Oromí N, Sanuy D, Palau A, and Carranza S. (2014) La neotenia del tritón pirenaico en lagos de alta montaña Quercus 344: 26-33. [pdf]

2013

  • Metallinou M, and Carranza S. (2013) New species of Stenodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Sharqiyah Sands in northeastern Oman Zootaxa 3745: 449-468. [pdf]
  • Smid J, Moravec J, Kratochvil L, Gvozdik V, Nasher AK, Busais SM, Wilms T, Shobrak MY, and Carranza S. (2013) Two newly recognized species of Hemidactylus (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from the Arabian Peninsula and Sinai, Egypt ZooKeys 355: 79-107. [pdf]
  • Lapiedra O, Sol D, Carranza S, and Beaulieu JM. (2013) Behavioural changes and the adaptive diversification of pigeons and doves Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 280: 20122893. [pdf]
  • de Pous P, Metallinou M, Donaire-Barroso D, Carranza S, and Sanuy D. (2013) Integrating mtDNA analyses and ecological niche modelling to infer the evolutionary history of Alytes maurus (Amphibia; Alytidae) from Morocco Herpetological Journal 23: 153-160. [pdf]
  • Beukema W, de Pous P, Donaire-Barroso D, Bogaerts S, Garcia-Porta J, Escoriza D, Arribas O, El Mouden H, and Carranza S. (2013) Review of the systematics, distribution, biogeography and natural history of Moroccan amphibians Zootaxa 3661: 1-60. [pdf]
  • Vasconcelos R, Brito J, Carranza S, and Harris DJ. (2013) Review of the distribution and conservation status of the terrestrial reptiles of the Cape Verde Islands Oryx 47: 77-87. [pdf]
  • Valbuena-Ureña E, Amat F, and Carranza S. (2013) Integrative Phylogeography of Calotriton Newts (Amphibia, Salamandridae), with Special Remarks on the Conservation of the Endangered Montseny Brook Newt (Calotriton arnoldi) PLOS ONE 8(6): e62542. [pdf]
  • Smid J, Carranza S, Kratochvil L, Gvozdik V, Karim Nasher A, and Moravec J. (2013) Out of Arabia: A complex biogeographic history of multiple vicariance and dispersal events in the gecko genus Hemidactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) PLOS ONE 8(5): e64018. [pdf]
  • Rato C, Carranza S, and Harris DJ. (2013) Evolutionary patterns of the mitochondrial genome in the Moorish gecko, Tarentola mauritanica Gene 512: 166-173. [pdf]
  • Bogaerts S, Donaire-Barroso D, Pasmans F, Carranza S, and Böhme W. (2013) Do North African Fire Salamanders, Salamandra algira, occur in Tunisia? Herpetology Notes 6: 301-306. [pdf]
  • Amat F, Carbonell F, Carranza S, and Guinart D. (2013) Tritón del Montseny: el anfibio mas amenazado de Europa occidental Quercus 328: 32-37. [pdf]

2012

  • Metallinou M, Arnold EN, Crochet PA, Geniez Ph, Brito JC, Lymberakis P, Baha el Din Sh, Sindaco R, Robinson M, and Carranza S. (2012) Conquering the Sahara and Arabian deserts: Systematics and biogeography of Stenodactylus geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:258. [pdf]
  • Gómez-Díaz, E, Sindaco R, Pupin F, Fasola M, and Carranza S. (2012) Origin and in situ diversification in Hemidactylus geckos of the Socotra Archipelago Molecular Ecology 21:4074-4092. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, and Arnold EN. (2012) A review of the geckos of the genus Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Oman based on morphology, mitochondrial and nuclear data, with descriptions of eight new species Zootaxa 3378:1-95. [pdf]
  • Sindaco R, Metallinou M, Pupin F, Fasola M, and Carranza S. (2012) Forgotten in the ocean: systematics, biogeography and evolution of the Trachylepis skinks of the socotra archipelago Zoologica Scripta 41:346-362. [pdf]
  • Vasconcelos R, Brito J, Carvalho SB, Carranza S, and Harris DJ. (2012) Identifying priority areas for island endemics using genetic versus specific diversity - the case of terrestrial reptiles of the Cape Verde Islands Biological Conservation 153:276-286. [pdf]
  • Rato C, Carranza S, and Harris DJ. (2012) Evolutionary history of the genus Tarentola (Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae) from the Mediterranean Basin, estimated using multilocus sequence data BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:14. [pdf]
  • Barata M, Carranza S, and Harris DJ (2012) Extreme genetic diversity in the lizard Atlantolacerta andreanskyi (Werner, 1929): a montane cryptic species complex BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:167. [pdf]
  • Santos X, Rato C, Carranza S, Carretero M, and Pleguezuelos JM. (2012) Complex phylogeography in the Southern Smooth snake (Coronella girondica) supported by mtDNA sequences Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 50:210-219. [pdf]
  • Santos X, Rato C, Carranza S, Carretero M, and Pleguezuelos JM. (2012) Morphology matches mtDNA lineages in the Southern Smooth snake Coronella girondica from southeastern Iberia Zooology 115:398-404. [pdf]
  • Llorente G, Vidal-García M, Garriga N, Carranza S, Pleguezuelos JM, and Santos X. (2012) Lessons from a complex biogeographic scenario: morphological characters match mitochondrial lineages within Iberian Coronella austriaca (Reptilia: Colubriade) Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106:210-223. [pdf]
  • Garcia-Porta J, Litvinchuc S, Crochet PA, Romano A, Geniez Ph, Lo-Valvo M, Lymberakis P, and Carranza S. (2012) Molecular phylogenetics and historical biogeography of the west-palearctic common toads (Bufo bufo species complex) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63:113-130. [pdf]
  • Vasconcelos R, Perera A, Geniez Ph, Harris DJ, and Carranza S. (2012) An integrative taxonomic revision of the Tarentola geckos (Squamata, Phyllodactylidae) of the Cape Verde Islands Zoological Journal of the linnean Society 164:328-360. [pdf]
  • Stekolnikov AA, Carranza S, and Gómez Díaz E. (2012) A new genus and species of Apoloniinae (Acari: Trombiculidae) from Oman Zootaxa 3499:74-80. [pdf]
  • Carranza S (2012) Saurópsidos. Capítulo 42. In: Vargas P and Zardoya R (eds) El árbol de la vida: sistemática y evolución de los seres vivos. Madrid, pp 424-433.

2011

  • de Pous P, Mora E, Metallinou M, Escoriza D, Comas M, Donaire D, Pleguezuelos JM, and Carranza S. (2011) Elusive but widespread? The potential distribution and genetic variation of Hyalosaurus koellikeri (Gunther, 1873) in the Maghreb Amphibia-Reptilia 32:385-397. [pdf]
  • Martínez-Silvestre A, Amat F, Bargalló F, and Carranza S. (2011) Incidence of pigmented skin tumors in a population of wild Montseny brook newt (Calotriton arnoldi) Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47:410-414. [pdf]
  • Rato C, Carranza S, and Harris DJ. (2011) When selection deceives phylogeographic interpretation: The case of the Mediterranean house gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) (Linnaeus, 1758) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58:365-373. [pdf]
  • Miralles A, Vasconcelos R, Perera A, Harris DJ, and Carranza S. (2011) An integrative taxonomic revision of the Cape Verdean skinks (Squamata, Scincidae) Zoologica Scripta 40:16-44. [pdf]
  • Bauer A, Parham JF, Brown R, Stuart BL, Grismer L, Papenfuss TJ, Böhme W, Savage JM, Carranza S, Grismer JL, Wagner Ph, Schmitz A, Anajeva NB, and Inger, RG. (2011) Availability of new Bayesian-delimited gecko names and the importance of character-based species descriptions Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 278:490-492. [pdf]
  • Barata M, Perera A, Harris DJ, Van Der Meijden A, Carranza S, Ceacero F, García-Muñoz E, Gonçalves D, Henriques S, Jorge F, Marschall JC, Pedrajas, L, and Sousa P. (2011) New observations of amphibians and reptiles in Morocco, with a special emphasis on the eastern region Herpetological Bulletin 116:4-13. [pdf]

2010

  • Romano A, Amat F, Rivera X, Sotgiu G,and Carranza S. (2010) Evidence of tail autotomy in the European plethodontid Hydromantes (Atylodes) genei (Temmick and Schlegel, 1838) (Amphibia: Urodela: Plethodontidae) Acta Herpetologica 5:199-205. [pdf]
  • Vasconcelos R, Froufe E, Brito JC, Carranza S, and Harris DJ. (2010) Phylogeography of the African Common Toad, Amietophrynus regularis, based on mitochondrial DNA sequences: inferences regarding the Cape Verde population and biogeographical patterns African Zoology 45:291-298. [pdf]
  • Beukema W, de Pous P, Donaire D, Escoriza D, Bogaerts S, Toxopeus AG, de Bie CAJM, Roca J, and Carranza S. (2010) Biogeography and contemporary climatic differentation among Moroccan Salamandra algira Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 101:626-641. [pdf]
  • Pedraza-Lara C, Alda F, Carranza S, and Doadrio I. (2010) Mitochondrial DNA structure of the Iberian populations of the white-clawed crayfish Austropotamobius italicus italicus (Faxon, 1914) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57:327-342. [pdf]
  • Verdú-Ricoy J, Carranza S, Salvador A, Busack SD, and Díaz JA. (2010) Phylogeography of Psammodromus algirus revisited: systematic implications Amphibia-Reptilia 31: 576-582. [pdf]
  • Rato C, Carranza S, Perera A, Carretero MA, and Harris DJ. (2010) Conflicting patterns of nucleotide diversity between mtDNA and nDNA in the Moorish gecko, Tarentola mauritanica Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56:962-971. [pdf]
  • Cox SC, Carranza S, and Brown R. (2010) Divergence times and colonization of the Canary Islands by Gallotia lizards Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56:747-757. [pdf]
  • Vasconcelos R, Carranza S, and Harris DJ. (2010) Insight into an island radiation: the Tarentola geckos of the Cape Verde archipelago Journal of Biogeography 37: 1047-1060. [pdf]
  • Miralles A, and Carranza S. (2010) Systematics and biogeography of the Neotropical genus Mabuya, with special emphasis on the Amazonian skink Mabuya nigropunctata (Reptilia, Scincidae) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54:857-869. [pdf]
  • Mila B. Carranza S, Guillaume O, and Clobert J. (2010) Marked genetic structuring and extreme dispersal limitation in the Pyrenean brook newt Calotriton asper (Amphibia: Salamandridae) revealed by genome-wide AFLP but not mtDNA Molecular Ecology 19:108-120. [pdf]
  • Escoriza D, Metallinou M, Donaire-Barroso D, Amat, F and Carranza, S. (2010) Biogeography of the White-Bellied Carpet Viper Echis leucogaster Roman, 1972 in Morocco, a study combining mitochondrial DNA data and ecological niche modeling Butlleti de la Societat Catalana d'Hereptologia 18:55-68. [pdf]

2009

  • Mateos E, Cabrera C, Carranza S, Riutort M. (2009) Molecular analysis of the diversity of terrestrial planarians (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Continenticola) in the Iberian Peninsula Zoologica Scripta 38: 637-649. [pdf]
  • Arnold EN, Robinson MD, and Carranza S. (2009) A preliminary analysis of phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of the dangerously venomous Carpet Vipers, Echis (Squamata, Serpentes, Viperidae) based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. Amphibia-Reptilia 30: 273-282. [pdf]
  • Van der Meijden A, Chiari Y, Mucedda M, Carranza S, Corti C, and Veith M. (2009) Phylogenetic relationships of Sardinian cave salamanders, genus Hydromantes, based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data.Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51: 399-404. [pdf]
  • Vasconcelos R, Rocha S, Brito JC, Carranza S, and Harris DJ. (2009) First report of introduced African Rainbow Lizard Agama agama (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Cape Verde islands. Herpetozoa 21: 183-186. [pdf]

2008

  • Carranza S, and Arribas O. (2008) Genetic uniformity of Rana pyrenaica Serra-Cobo, 1993 across its distribution range: a preliminary study with mtDNA sequences. Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 579-582. [pdf]
  • Pleguezuelos JM, Fahd S, and Carranza S. (2008) El papel del Estrecho de Gibraltar en la conformación de la actual fauna de anfibios y reptiles en el Mediterráneo Occidental. Boletín de la Asociación Herpetológica Española 19: 1-17. [pdf]
  • Arnold EN, Vasconcelos R, Harris DJ, Mateo J, and Carranza S. (2008) Systematics, biogeography and evolution of the endemic Hemidactylus geckos (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae) of the Cape Verde Islands: based on morphology and mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Zoologica Scripta 37: 619-636. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, Arnold EN, Geniez Ph, Roca JL, and Mateo JA. (2008). Radiation, multiple dispersal and parallelism in Moroccan skinks, Chalcides and Sphenops (Squamata: Scincidae), with comments on Scincus and Scincopus and the age of the Sahara Desert. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 1071-1094. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, Romano A, Arnold EN, and Sotigu G. (2008) Biogeography and evolution of European cave salamanders, Hydromantes (Urodela: Plethodontidae), inferred from mtDNA sequences. Journal of Biogeography 35: 724-738. [pdf]
  • Santos X., Roca JL, Pleguezuelos JM, Donaire D, and Carranza S. (2008). Biogeography and evolution of the smooth snake Coronella austriaca (Serpentes: Colubridae) in the Iberian Peninsula: evidence for Messinian refuges and Pleistocene range expansions. Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 35-47. [pdf]

2007

  • Ljubisavlejevic K, Arribas O, Dzukic G, and Carranza S. (2007). Genetic and morphological differentiation of Mosor rock lizards, Dinarolacerta mosorensis (Kolombatovic, 1886), with the description of a new species from the Prokletije mountain massif (Montenegro) (Squamata: Lacertidae). Zootaxa 1613: 1-22. [pdf]
  • Arnold EN, Arribas O, and Carranza S. (2007). Systematics of the Palaearctic and Oriental lizard tribe Lacertini (Squamata: Lacertidae: Lacertinae) with descriptions of eight new genera. Zootaxa 1430: 1-86. [pdf]
  • Attum O, Baha el Din S, Carranza S, Earley R, Arnold EN, and Kingsbury B. (2007). An evaluation of the taxonomic validity of Testudo werneri. Amphibia-Reptilia 28: 393-401.[pdf]
  • Escoriza D, Espejo D, Carranza S, and Comas MM. (2007). New data on the presence of the smooth snake Coronella austriaca Laurenti 1768 (Serpentes: Colubridae) in the Ports de Beceit (Northeastern Spain). Boletín de la Asociación Herpetológica Española 18: 39-41. [pdf]
  • Franch M, Llorente GA, Montori A, Richter-Boix A, and Carranza S. (2007). Discovery of an introduced population of Discoglossus pictus (Otth, 1837) out of their distribution range. Herpetological Reviews 38: 356-359. [pdf]
  • Arribas O, and Carranza S. (2007). Lagartija leonesa – Iberolacerta galani. En: Enciclopedia Virtual de los Vertebrados Españoles (Carrascal, L.M. and Salvador, A., Eds.). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid. [Link]

2006

  • Carranza S, Arnold EN, and Pleguezuelos JM. (2006). Phylogeny, biogeography and evolution of two Mediterranean snakes, Malpolon monspessulanus and Hemorrhois hippocrepis (Squamata, Colubridae), using mtDNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40: 532-546. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, and Arnold EN. (2006). Systematics, biogeography and evolution of Hemidactylus geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) elucidated using mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38: 531-545. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, Harris DJ, Arnold EN, Batista V, and Gonzalez JP. (2006). Phylogeography of the lacertid lizard, Psammodromus algirus, in Iberia and across the Strait of Gibraltar. Journal of Biogeography 33: 1279-1288. [pdf]
  • Arribas O, Carranza S, and Odierna G. (2006). Description of a new endemic species of mountain lizard from Northwestern Spain: Iberolacerta galani sp. nov. (Squamata: Lacertidae). Zootaxa 1240: 1-55. [pdf]
  • Escoriza D, Comas MM, Donarie D, and Carranza S. (2006). Rediscovery of Salamandra algira Bedriaga, 1883 from the Beni Snassen massif (Morocco) and phylogenetic relationships of North African Salamandra. Amphibia-Reptilia 27: 448-455. [pdf]
  • Pasmans F, Bogaerts S, Woeltjes T, and Carranza S. (2006). Taxonomic status and biogeography of Neurergus strauchii barani Öz, 1994 and N. s. strauchii (Steidachner, 1887) (Amphibia: Salamandridae) assessed using morphological and molecular data. Amphibia-Reptilia 27: 281-288. [pdf]
  • Batista V, Carranza S, Carretero MA, and Harris J. (2006). Genetic variation within Bufo viridis: evidence from mitochondrial 12S and 16S rRNA DNA sequences. Butlleti de la Societat Catalana d’Herpetologia 17: 24-33. [pdf]
  • Amat F, and Carranza S. (2006). Tritón del Montseny – Calotriton arnoldi. In: Enciclopedia Virtual de los Vertebrados Españoles (Carrascal, L.M. and Salvador, A., Eds.). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid. [Link]
  • Amat F, and Carranza S. (2006). Aproximació a l’evolució i biologia del tritó del Montseny. In Monografies del Montseny / 21 (Pladevall, A. Ed.). Editorial El Ciervo, Barcelona: 165-193. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, and Amat F. (2006). El tritó del Montseny, descobriment d’una raresa amagada. La Sitja del Llop 29: 9-13. [pdf]

2005

  • Carranza S, and Amat F. (2005). Taxonomy, biogeography and evolution of Euproctus (Amphibia: Salamandridae), with the resurrection of the genus Calotriton and the description of a new endemic especies from the Iberian Peninsula. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 145: 555-582. [pdf]

2004

  • Carranza S, Arnold EN, Wade E, and Fahd S. (2004). Phylogeography of the false smooth snakes, Macroprotodon (Serpentes, Colubridae): mitochondrial DNA sequences show European populations arrived recently from Northwest Africa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33: 523-532. [pdf]
  • Arribas O, and Carranza S. (2004). Morphological and genetic evidence of the full species status of Iberolacerta martinezricai (Arribas, 1996). Zootaxa 634: 1-24. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, and Wade E. (2004). Taxonomic revision of Algero-Tunisian Pleurodeles (Caudata: Salamandridae) using molecular and morphological data. Revalidation of the taxon Pleurodeles nebulosus (Guichenot, 1850). Zootaxa 488: 1-24. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, Arnold EN, and Amat F. (2004). DNA phylogeny of Lacerta (Iberolacerta) and other lacertine lizards (Reptilia: Lacertidae): did competition cause long-term mountain restriction? Systematics and Biodiversity 2: 57-77. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, and Arnold EN. (2004). History of West Mediterranean newts, Pleurodeles (Amphibia: Salamandridae), inferred from old and recent DNA sequences. Systematics and Biodiversity 1: 327-337. [pdf]

2003

  • Carranza S, and Arnold EN. (2003). Investigating the origin of transoceanic distributions: mtDNA shows Mabuya lizards (Reptilia, Scincidae) crossed the Atlantic twice. Systematics and Biodiversity 1: 275-282. [pdf]
  • Maca-Meyer N, Carranza S, Rando JC, Arnold EN, and Cabrera VM. (2003). Status and relationships of the extinct giant Canary Island Gallotia goliath (Reptilia: Lacertidae), assessed using ancient mtDNA from its mummified remains. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 80: 659-670. [pdf]
  • Pongratz N, Storhas M, Carranza S, and Michiels NK. (2003). Phylogeography of competing sexual and parthenogenetic forms of a freshwater flatworm: patterns and explanations. BMC Evolutionary Biology 3: 23 (1-15). [pdf]

2002

  • Harris DJ, Carranza S, Arnold EN, Pinho C, and Ferrand N. (2002). Complex biogeographical distribution of genetic variation within Podarcis Wall lizards across the Strait of Gibraltar. Journal of Biogeography 29: 1257-1262. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, Arnold EN, Mateo JM, and Geniez Ph. (2002). Relationships and evolution of the North African geckos, Geckonia and Tarentola (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 23: 244-256. [pdf]
  • Carranza S. (2002). Los métodos moleculares en el estudio de la sistemática y filogenia de los Anfibios y Reptiles Ibéricos. In: Atlas y Libro Rojo de los Anfibios y Reptiles de España (Pleguezuelos, J.M., Márquez, R. and Lizana, M., Eds). Dirección General de la Conservación de la Naturaleza-Asociación Herpetológica Española (2ª impresión). Madrid: 551-579. [pdf]

2001

  • Carranza S, Arnold EN, Mateo JA, and López-Jurado LF. (2001). Parallel giagantism and complex colonization patterns in the Cape Verde scincid lizards Mabuya and Macroscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequences. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 268: 1595-1603. [pdf]
  • Baguñá J, Carranza S, Paps J, Ruiz-Trillo, I, and Riutort M. (2001). Molecular taxonomy and phylogeny of Tricladida. In: Interrelationships of the Platyhelminthes (Litlewood, D.T.J. and Bray, R., Eds.). Taylor & Francis, London, UK: 49-56. [pdf]

2000

  • Carranza S, Arnold EN, Mateo JA, and López-Jurado LF. (2000). Long-distance colonization and radiation in gekkonid lizards, Tarentola (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequences. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 267: 637-649. [pdf]

1999

  • Carranza S, Arnold EN, Thomas RH, Mateo JA, and López-Jurado LF. (1999). Status of the extinct giant lacertid lizard Gallotia simonyi simonyi (Reptilia: Lacertidae) assessed using mtDNA sequences from museum specimens. Herpetological journal 9: 83-86. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, Baguñà, J, and Riutort M. (1999). Origin and evolution of paralogous rRNA gene clusters within the flatworm family Dugesiidae (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida). Journal of Molecular Evolution 49: 250-259. [pdf]
  • Baguñà J, Carranza S, Pala M, Ribera C, Giribet G, Arnedo MA, Ribas M, and Riutort M. (1999). From morphology and karyology to molecules. New methods for taxonomical identification of asexual populations of freshwater planarians. A tribute to Professor Mario Benazzi. Italian Journal of Zoology 66: 207-214. [pdf]
  • Giribet G, Rambla M, Carranza S, Baguñà J, Riutort, M, and Ribera C. (1999). Phylogeny of the arachnid order Opiliones (Arthropoda) inferred from a combined approach of complete 18S and partial 28S ribosomal DNA sequences and morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 11: 296-307. [pdf]
  • Giribet G, and Carranza S. (1999). What can 18S do for Bivalve phylogeny? Journal of Molecular Evolution 48: 256-261. [pdf]

1998

  • Carranza S, Littlewood DTJ, Clough KA, Ruiz-Trillo I, Baguñà J, and Riutort M. (1998). A robust molecular phylogeny of the Tricladida (Platyhelminthes: Seriata) with a discussion on morphological synapomorphies. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 265: 631-640. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, Ruiz-Trillo I, Littlewood DTJ, Riutort, M, and Baguñà J. (1998). A reappraisal of the phylogenetic and taxonomic position of land planarians (Platyhelminthes, Turbellaria, Tricladida) inferred from 18S rDNA sequences. Pedobiologia 42: 433-440. [pdf]
  • Mateos E, Giribet G, and Carranza S. (1998). Terrestrial planarians (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Terricola) from the Iberian Peninsula: first records of the family Rhynchodemidae, with the description of a new Microplana species. Contributions to Zoology 67: 267-276. [pdf]

1997

  • Carranza S, Baguñà J, and Riutort M. (1997). Are the Platyhelminthes a monophyletic primitive group? An assesment using 18S rDNA sequences. Molecular Biology and Evolution 14: 485-497. [pdf]
  • Giribet G, Carranza S, Riutort M, Baguñà J, and Ribera C. (1997). Internal phylogeny of the Chilopoda (Myriapoda, Arthropoda) using complete 18S rDNA and partial 28S rDNA sequences. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 354: 215-222. [pdf]
  • Ramachandran S, Beukeboom LW, Gerace L, Pavlovic N, Carranza S, and Michiels NK. (1997). Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the planarian Dugesia polychroa (Schmidt) (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida). Molecular Ecology 6: 389-391. [pdf]
  • Carranza S, and Giribet G. (1997). Primera cita de Dendrocoelum (D.) lacteum (Müller, 1774) (Platyhelminthes Turbellaria; Tricladida; Dendrocoelidae) en la Península Ibérica. Historia Animalium 3: 5-8. [pdf]

1996

  • Carranza S, Giribet G, Ribera C, Baguñà J, and Riutort M. (1996). Evidence that two types of 18S rDNA coexist in the genome of Dugesia (Schmidtea) mediterranea (Platyhelminthes, Turbellaria, Tricladida). Molecular Biology and Evolution 13: 824-832. [pdf]
  • Giribet G, Carranza S, Baguñà J, Riutort M, and Ribera C. (1996). First molecular evidence for the existence of a Tardigrada + Arthropoda clade. Molecular Biology and Evolution 13: 76-84. [pdf]
  • Cebrià F, Vispo M, Bueno D, Carranza S, Newmark P, and Romero R. (1996). Myosin heavy chain gene in Dugesia (G.) tigrina: A tool for studying muscle regeneration in planarians. The International Journal of Developmental Biology 40: S177-S178. [pdf]
  • Vispo M, Cebrià F, Bueno D, Carranza S, Newmark P, and Romero R. (1996). Regionalisation along the anteroposterior axis of the freshwater planarian Dugesia (G.) tigrina by TCEN49 protein. The International Journal of Developmental Biology 40: S209-S210. [pdf]