2018. Fabres A, Fibla P, Araya C, Salaberry M & Méndez MA. Development and characterization of 22 polymorphic microsatellites of the Andean frog Telmatobius chusmisensis (Anura, Telmatobius) and cross amplification in seven Chilean species of the genus. Molecular Biology Reports. (10.1007/s11033-018-4228-2)

2018. A Zuñiga & M A Mendez. Hidden and cryptic species reflect parallel and correlated evolution in the phylogeny of the genus Callyntra (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Central Chile. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.  (

 2018. FM Alfaro, C P Muñoz-Ramírez , A Zúñiga-Reinoso, S A Trewick,  M A Méndez.  Phylogeography of the Chilean red cricket Cratomelus armatus (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae) reveals high cryptic diversity in central Chile. Biological Journal of Linnean Society 123: 712-727. (

2018. Pardo-Gandarillas M.C., C.M. Ibáñez, F.I. Torres, V. Sanhueza, A. Fabres, J. Escobar-Dodero, F.O. Mardones, M.A. Méndez. Phylogeography and species distribution modelling reveal the effects of the Pleistocene Ice Age on an intertidal limpet from the Southeastern Pacific. Journal of Biogeography.  (10.1111/jbi.13362)

2018. Pardo-Gandarillas M, Ibañez C, Yamashiro C, Méndez M A., Poulin E. Demographic inference and genetic diversity of Octopus mimus(Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) throughout the Humboldt Current System. Hydrobiologia. (

2017. Muñoz-Mendoza C, D’Elía G, Panzera A, Méndez MA,Villalobos-Leiva A, Sites JW Jr, Victoriano P. Geography and past climate changes have shaped the evolution of a widespread lizard from the Chilean hotspot. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution116:157-171. (

2017. Araya-Jaime C, Lam N, Vila I, Mendez MA, Iturra P. Chromosomal organization of four classes of repetitive DNA sequences in killifish Orestias ascotanensisParenti, 1984 (Cyprinodontiformes, Cyprinodontidae). Comparative Cytogenetics11(3): 463–475. (10.3897/CompCytogen.v11i3.11729)

2017. Pastenes L., Valdivieso C., Di Genova A., Travisany D., Hart A., Montecino M., … Méndez, M. A. Global gene expression analysis provides insight into local adaptation to geothermal streams in tadpoles of the Andean toad Rhinella spinulosa. Scientific Reports7(1), 1966 (10.1038/s41598-017-01982-z)

2017. Fibla P., Sáez P.A., Salinas H., Araya C., Sallaberry M. & Méndez M.A. The taxonomic status of two Telmatobius frog species (Anura: Telmatobiidae) from the western Andean slopes of northernmost Chile. Zootaxa 4250(4): 301–314. ( 10.11646/zootaxa.4250.4.1)

2017. Guerrero-Jiménez C. J., Peña F., Morales P., Méndez M., Sallaberry M., Vila I., et al. Pattern of genetic differentiation of an incipient speciation process: The case of the high Andean killifish Orestias. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0170380. (10.1371/journal.pone.0170380)

2016. Collado G., Valladares M. & M. Méndez. A new species of Cochliopidae from the Chilean Altiplano. Zootaxa 4137 (2): 277–280ISI: 0.973. (10.11646/zootaxa.4137.2.8)

2016. Salazar E., Correa J., Araya M. J., Méndez M. A. & Carrasco B. Phenotypic diversity and relationships among Chilean Choclero maize (Zea mays L. mays) landraces. Plant Genetic Resources 1–13 ISI: 0.422. (10.1017/S1479262116000137)

2016. Pastenes L., Valdivieso, C., Del Pozo T. & M. A. Méndez. The complete mitochondrial genome of the Chilean endemic frog Telmatobius chusmisensisFormas, Cuevas & Nuñez, 2006 (Anura, Telmatobiidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 1:1, 136-137 ISI: 1.209. (10.1080/23802359.2016.1144097)

2016. Collado G., Valladares M. & M. A. Méndez. Unraveling cryptic species of freshwater snail (Caenogastropoda, Truncatelloidea) in the Loa River basin, Atacama Desert. Systematics and Biodiversity. 1-13.  ISI: 2.191. (10.1080/14772000.2016.1153526)

2016. Cruz-Jofré, F., Morales, P., Vila, I., Esquer-Garrigos, Y., Hugueny, B., Gaubert, P., Poulin, E. & Méndez, M. A. Geographical isolation and genetic differentiation: the case of Orestias ascotanensis (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae), an Andean killifish inhabiting a highland salt pan. Biol J Linnean Soc, 117, 747 – 759. ISI: 2.264. (10.1111/bij.12704)

2015. Guerrero C. J., Poulin E., Méndez M. A. & Vila I. Caracterización trófica de Orestias (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) en el Parque Nacional Lauca. Gayana 79(1): 18-25.  ISI: 0.388. (10.4067/S0717-65382015000100004)

2015. Victoriano P. F., Muñoz-Mendoza C., Sáez P. A., Salinas H. F., Muñoz-Ramírez C., Sallaberry M., Fibla P. & Méndez M. A. Evolution and Conservation on Top of the World: Phylogeography of the Marbled Water Frog (Telmatobius marmoratus Species Complex; Anura, Telmatobiidae) in Protected Areas of Chile. Journal of Heredity 106 (S1): 546-559. ISI: 2.088. (10.1093/jhered/esv039)

2015. A. Charrier, C. Correa, C. Castro & M. A. Méndez. A new species of Alsodes (Anura: Alsodidae) from Altos de Cantillana, central Chile. Zootaxa 3915 (4): 540–550. ISI: 0.973. (10.11646/zootaxa.3915.4.5)

2014. P. Sáez, P. Fibla, C. Correa, M. Salllaberry, H. Salinas, A. Veloso, J. Mella, P. Iturra & M. A. Méndez. A new endemic lineage of Andean frog genus Telmatobius(Anura, Telmatobiidae) from the western slope of the Central Andes. Zoological Journal of Linnean Society 171, 769–782. ISI: 2.583. (10.1111/zoj.12152)

2014. Lobos G., M. A. Mendez, P. Cattan & F. Jaksic. Low genetic diversity of the successful invasive African clawed frog Xenopus laevis (Pipidae) in Chile. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. 49(1): 50-60. ISI: 0.662. (10.1080/01650521.2014.912865)

2014. Collado Gonzalo A., Salinas Hugo F. & Méndez M. A. Genetic, morphological, and life history traits variation in freshwater snails from extremely high environments of the Andean Altiplano. Zoological Studies 53 (1). ISI: 1.261. (10.1186/1810-522X-53-14)

2014. Cruz-Jofré F., Morales P., Esquer-Garrigos Y., Vila I., Hugueny B., Gaubert P. &. Méndez M. A. Taxonomic identity of the forms of Orestias agassii (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) from Chile: a morphological comparison with the syntypes of the species of Peru and Bolivia. Gayana 78(1): 41-45. ISI: 0.388 (10.4067/S0717-65382014000100006)

2014. Araya C., Rosales IM. &. Méndez M. A. Identification and geographic distribution of genetic groups of Erysiphe necator in Chilean vineyards. Vitis 53(3): 165-167. ISI: 0.794.

2014. P. Jara-Arancio, M. T. K. Arroyo, P. C. Guerrero, L. F. Hinojosa, G. Arancio & M. A. Méndez. Phylogenetic perspectives on biome shifts in Leucocoryne(Alliaceae) in relation to climatic niche evolution in western South America. Journal of Biogeography 41: 328-338.  ISI: 4.544 (10.1111/jbi.12186)

2013. Ramírez-Fernández L., C. Zúñiga, Méndez M. A., M. Caru & J. Orlando. Genetic diversity of terricolous Peltigera cyano-lichens communities in different conservation states of native forest from Southern Chile. International Microbiology 16 (4): 243-252. ISI: 2.556. (10.2436/20.1501.01.200)

2013. Correa, C., L. Pastenes, P. Iturra, P. Calderón, D. Vásquez, N. Lam, H. Salinas & M. A. Méndez. Confirmation of the presence of Alsodes pehuenche Cei, 1976 (Anura, Cycloramphidae) in Chile: morphological, chromosomal and molecular evidence. Gayana 77(2): 117-123. ISI: 0.388 (10.4067/S0717-65382013000200006)

2013. Correa, C., M. A. Méndez, S. Araya, G. Lobos & E. Palma. A hybrid zone of two toad sister species, Rhinella atacamensis and R. arunco (Anura, Bufonidae), defined by a consistent altitudinal segregation in watersheds. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 86 (2): 115-125. ISI: 0.929 (10.4067/S0716-078X2013000200001)

2013. Collado G., Valladares M. A. & Méndez M. A. Hidden diversity in spring snails from the Andean Altiplano, the second highest plateau on Earth, and the Atacama Desert, the driest place in the world. Zoological Studies 52:50-63. ISI: 1.261. (10.1186/1810-522X-52-50)

2013 Cruz-Jofré F., Valladares M., Vila I. & Méndez M. A. The genus Orestias (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae): nomenclatural errors in the assignation of species names. Zootaxa 3746 (4): 597–599. ISI: 0.973 (10.11646/zootaxa.3746.4.7)

2013. Collado, G. & M. A. Méndez. Microgeographic differentiation among closely related species of Biomphalaria (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) from the Andean Altiplano. Zoological Journal of Linnean Society 169 (3): 640–652. ISI: 2.583. (10.1111/zoj.12073)

2013. Ibáñez C., Peña F., Pardo-Gandarillas M., Méndez M. A., Hernández C. E. & Poulin E. Evolution of reproductive strategies in benthic octopuses: holobenthic or pelago-benthic ancestor? Hydrobiology (DOI: 10.1007/s10750-013-1518-5). ISI: 1.784. (10.1007/s10750-013-1518-5)

2013. Velásquez N., J. Marambio, Brunetti E., Méndez M. A., Vásquez R. & Penna M. Bioacoustic and genetic divergence in a frog of extensive geographical distribution. Biological Journal of Linnean Society 110 (1): 142–155. ISI: 2.413.

2013. Vásquez D., Correa C., Pastenes L., Palma R. E. & Méndez M.A. Low phylogeographic structure in Rhinella arunco (Anura, Bufonidae), an endemic amphibian from the Chilean Mediterranean hotspot. Zoological Studies.52(1), 1. ISI: 0.975. (10.1186/1810-522X-52-35)

2013. I. Vila, P. Morales, S. Scott, E. Poulin, D. Véliz, C. Harrod, & M. A. Méndez. Phylogenetic and phylogeographic analysis of the genus Orestias (Teleostei; Cyprinodontidae) in the Southern Chilean Altiplano: the relevance of ancient and recent divergence processes in speciation. Journal of Fish Biology 82: 927–943. ISI: 1.685. (10.1111/jfb.12031)

2012. Riveros J., Vila I. & M. A. Méndez . Nicho trófico de Orestias agassii (Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1846) del sistema de arroyos del Salar de Huasco (20°05’S; 68°15’W). Gayana 76(2): 79-91. (10.4067/S0717-65382012000300001)

2012. Collado G. & Marco A. Méndez. Los taxa nominales de moluscos descritos por Courty del Salar de Ascotán del Altiplano Chileno. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 85: 233-235. (10.4067/S0716-078X2012000200010)

2012. Gallardo C. E., Correa C., Morales P., Sáez P.A., Pastenes L. & Méndez M.A. Validation of a cheap and simple non-destructive method for obtaining AFLPs and DNA sequences (mitochondrial and nuclear) in amphibians. Molecular Ecology Resources 12: 1090–1096. ISI: 3.062. (10.1111/1755-0998.12013)

2012. Correa Claudio L., Marco A. Méndez, Alberto Veloso & Michel Sallaberry. Genetic and reproductive evidence of natural hybridization between the sister species Rhinella atacamensis and R. arunco (Anura, Bufonidae). Journal of Herpetology 46:  568–577. ISI: 1.077. (10.1670/10-266)

2012. Collado G. A., Méndez Marco A, Brown D. I. & Pérez-Schultheiss. J. Phylogenetic analyses and redescription of Tegula ignota Ramírez, 1976 (Mollusca: Vetigastropoda). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 92: 1151–1159. ISI: 0.933. (10.1017/S0025315411002098)

2012. Vera A., Pastenes L., Veloso C., & Méndez Marco A. Phylogenetic relationships in the genus Agathemera (Insecta: Phasmatodea) inferred from genes 16S, COI and H3. Zoological Journal of Linnean Society 165(1): 63-72. ISI: 2.319 (10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00802.x)

2012. Collado G. & Méndez M. A. Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomy of Altiplano populations of Biomphalaria (Gastropoda: Planorbidae): inference from a multilocus approach. Zoological Journal of Linnean Society 165: 795–808. ISI: 2.319 (10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00829.x)

2011. Vila I., Scott S., Méndez Marco A., Valenzuela F., Iturra P. & Poulin E. A new species of Orestias (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) from southern high Andes salt pan springs. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 22 (4): 345-353. ISI: 0.828. (download)

2011. Collado Gonzalo A., I. Vila & Marco A. Méndez. Monophyly, candidate species and vicariance in Biomphalaria snails (Mollusca: Planorbidae) from the Southern Andean Altiplano. Zoologica Scripta 40: 613–622. ISI: 3.019 (10.1111/j.1463-6409.2011.00491.x)

2011. Collado Gonzalo A., Correa Claudio L, Méndez Marco A. & Brown Donald I. Spermatozoon ultrastructure of Prisogaster niger (Wood, 1828) (Mollusca: Vetigastropoda): supporting affinities between Prisogasterinae and TurbininaeZoological Studies 50(6): 773-779. ISI: 1.3.

2011. Gallardo Carolina E., Hernández Héctor J., Diniz-Filho José A. F., R. Eduardo Palma & Marco A. Méndez. Relationship between the genetic structure of the andean toad Rhinella spinulosa (Anura: Bufonidae) and the northern Chile landscape (21°- 24° S). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 84: 391-406. (10.4067/S0716-078X2011000300007)

2010. Donoso, D. S., C. Correa, P. Henríquez, N. F. Lagos & M. A. Méndez. Amphibia, Anura, Calyptocephalellidae, Telmatobufo bullocki Schmidt, 1952: Distribution extension, habitat use and geographic distribution map. Check List 6(2): 298-300. (ISSN 1809-127X)

2010. M. Márquez-García, M. Correa-Solis & M. A. Méndez. Life history trait variation in tadpoles of the warty toad in response to pond drying. Journal of Zoology281(2): 105-111. ISI: 1.669. (10.1111/j.1469-7998.2009.00684.x)

2010. Correa C., Pastenes L., Sallaberry M., Veloso A. & Méndez M. A. Phylogeography of Rhinella spinulosa (Anura: Bufonidae) in northern Chile. Amphibia Reptilia 96(3): 635-650. ISI: 0.784. (ISSN: 0173-5373)

2010. Medel R., Méndez M. A., Ossa C. G. & Botto-Mahan C. Arms race coevolution: the local and geographical structure of a host-parasite interaction. Evolution, Education & Outreach 3: 26-31. (10.1007/s12052-009-0191-7)

2010. Díaz, I. A., C. Correa, M. E. Peña, M. A. Méndez & A. Charrier. First record on an amphibian in the canopy of temperate rainforests of southern South America: Eupsophus calcaratus (Cycloramphidae). Bosque 31(2): 165-168. (10.4067/S0717-92002010000200010)

2009. Méndez M. A. & Correa-Solis, M. Divergence in morphometric and life history traits in two thermally constrasting andean populations of Rhinella spinulosa(Anura: Bufonidae). Journal of Thermal Biology. Volume 34 (7): 342-347. ISI: 1.021.

2009. M. Saldarriaga-Córdoba, M. Sasa, R. Pardo & M. A. Méndez. Phenotypic differences in a cryptic predator: factors influencing morphological variation in the terciopelo Bothrops asper (Garman, 1884; Serpentes: Viperidae). Toxicon 54 (7): 923-937. ISI: 2.046.

2009. P. Hinrichsen, M. Herminia Castro, G. Ravest, G. Rojas, M. Méndez, N.V. Bassil & C. Muñoz. Minimal microsatellite marker panel for fingerprinting Blueberry cultivars. SHS Acta Horticulturae 810: IX International Vaccinium Symposium.

2009. Marcela Márquez-García Irma Vila, Luis Felipe Hinojosa, Marco A. Méndez, José Luis Carvajal & María Catalina Sabando. Distribution and seasonal fluctuations in the aquatic biodiversity of the southern Altiplano. Limnologica 39 (4): 314-318. ISI: 1.055.

2009. M. Márquez-García, M. Correa-Solis, M. Sallaberry & M.A. Méndez. Effects of pond drying on morphological and life history traits in the anuran Rhinella spinulosa (Anura: Bufonidae). Evolutionary Ecology Research 11.1-13ISI: 1.170.

2009. F. Torres-Pérez, M. A. Méndez, E. Benavides, R. Moreno, M. Lamborot, R. E. Palma & J. C. Ortiz. Systematics and evolutionary relationships of the mountain lizard Liolaemus monticola (Liolaemidae): how morphological and molecular evidence contribute to reveal hidden species diversity. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 96: 635–650. ISI: 2.019.

2009. K. Stucken, A. Murillo, K. Soto, J. J. Fuentes, M. A. Méndez & M. Vásquez. Phylogeny does not correlate with toxicity phenotype in Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii strains. Systematic and Applied Microbiology32: 37-49. ISI: 2.582.

2008. Gonzalo A. Collado, Carmen Espoz, Marco A. Méndez & Donald I. Brown. Spermatozoon ultrastructure in seven South American species of Tegula Lesson, 1835 (Mollusca: Vetigastropoda) and the phylogenetic implications for the subfamily Tegulinae. Invertebrates Reproduction and Development. 52 (1-2): 13-21. ISI: 0.673.

2008. Correa Claudio L. Quezada, Michel Sallaberry Ayerza, Paola Jara-Arancio, Gabriel Lobos, Eduardo Soto & Marco A. Méndez. Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae, Rhinella atacamensis: Altitudinal distribution extension, new records and geographic distribution map. Check List 4(4): 478–484.

2008. Claudio L. Correa Q., Michel Sallaberry A., Patricia Iturra C., Gonzalo Collado I. & Marco A. Méndez T. Amphibia, Anura, Cycloramphidae, Alsodes montanus: New record and geographic distribution map”. Check List 4(4): 467–471.

2008. Claudio Correa, Gabriel Lobos, Luis Pastenes & Marco A. Méndez. Invasive Pleurodema thaul (Anura, Leiuperidae) from Robinson Crusoe Island: Molecular identification of its geographic origin and comments on the phylogeographic structure of this species in mainland Chile. Herpetological Journal 18: 77-82. ISI: 0.764.

2008. Nicolás Gutiérrez V., Marco A. Méndez T. & Michel Sallaberry A. Hábitos alimentarios de Bufo spinulosus Wiegmann, 1835. (Anura: Bufonidae) en la localidad de Farellones (Región Metropolitana). Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural. 57: 141-147.

2007. Correa, C., Sallaberry, M. González, B., Soto, E. & Méndez, M. Amphibia, Anura, Leiuperidae, Pleurodema thaul: Latitudinal and altitudinal distribution extension in Chile. Check List 3(3): 267-270.