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Raz T., Allison A., Avila L. J., Bauer A. M., Böhm M., Caetano G. H. de O., Colli G., Doan T. M., Doughty P., Grismer L., Itescu Y., Kraus F., Martins M., Morando M., Murali G., Nagy Z. T., Nogueira C. de C., Novosolov M., Oliver P. M., … Meiri S. (2024). Diversity gradients of terrestrial vertebrates – substantial variations about a common theme. Journal of Zoology.


Vieira-Alencar J. P. S., Carmignotto A. P., Sawaya R. J., Silveira L. F., Valdujo P. H., & Nogueira, C. de C. (2023). In search of generality: Revised distribution data and regionalization of Cerrado endemic tetrapods. Journal of Biogeography.

Serrano F. C., Vieira-Alencar J. P. dos S., Díaz-Ricaurte J. C., Valdujo P. H., Martins M., & Nogueira C. de C. (2023). The Wallacean Shortfall and the role of historical distribution records in the conservation assessment of an elusive Neotropical snake in a threatened landscape. Journal for Nature Conservation, 72.

Vieira-Alencar J. P. S., Bolochio B. E., Carmignotto A. P., Sawaya R. J., Silveira L. F., Valdujo P. H., Nogueira C. de C., & Nori J. (2023). How habitat loss and fragmentation are reducing conservation opportunities for vertebrates in the most threatened savanna of the World. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation, 21(2), 121–127.

Mi C., Ma L., Yang M., Li X., Meiri S., Roll U., Oskyrko O., Pincheira-Donoso D., Harvey L. P., Jablonski D., Safaei-Mahroo B., Ghaffari H., Smid J., Jarvie S., Kimani R. M., Masroor R., Kazemi S. M., Nneji L. M., Fokoua A. M. T., … Du W. (2023). Global Protected Areas as refuges for amphibians and reptiles under climate change. Nature Communications, 14(1).


Cox N., Young B. E., Bowles P., Fernandez M., Marin J., Rapacciuolo G., Böhm M., Brooks T. M., Hedges S. B., Hilton-Taylor C., Hoffmann  M., Jenkins R. K. B., Tognelli M. F., Alexander G. J., Allison A., Ananjeva N. B., Auliya M., Avila L. J., Chapple D. G., … Xie Y. (2022). A global reptile assessment highlights shared conservation needs of tetrapods. Nature, 605(7909), 285–290.


Azevedo J. A. R., Nogueira C. de C., Antonelli A., & Faurby S. (2021). Contrasting patterns of phylogenetic turnover in amphibians and reptiles are driven by environment and geography in Neotropical savannas. Journal of Biogeography, 48(8), 2008–2021.


Maffei F., & Nogueira C. de C. (2021). New records of poorly known snakes of the genus Apostolepis (Dipsadidae, Elapomorphini) in Central Brazil. Herpetology Notes, 14, 193–196.

Chapple D. G., Roll U., Böhm M., Aguilar R., Amey A. P., Austin C. C., Baling M., Barley A. J., Bates M. F., Bauer A. M., Blackburn D. G., Bowles P., Brown R. M., Chandramouli S. R., Chirio L., Cogger H., Colli G. R., Conradie W., Couper P. J., … Meiri S. (2021). Conservation status of the world’s skinks (Scincidae): Taxonomic and geographic patterns in extinction risk. Biological Conservation, 257.


Serrano F. A. C., Vieira-Alencar J. P. D. S., Diaz-Ricaurte J. C., & Nogueira C. de C. (2020). Mapping local and regional distribution of Lygophis paucidens Hoge, 1952 (Serpentes, dipsadidae), an elusive snake from the sandy savannas of Brazil and Paraguay. Check List, 16(1), 75–81.


Nogueira C. de C., Argôlo A.J.S., Arzamendia V., Azevedo J. a., Barbo F.E., Bérnils R.S., Bolochio B.E., Borges-Martins M., Brasil-Godinho M., Braz H., Buononato M. a., Cisneros-Heredia D.F., Colli G.R., Costa H.C., Franco F.L., Giraudo A., Gonzalez R.C., Guedes T., Hoogmoed M.S., Marques O. a. V., Montingelli G.G., Passos P., Prudente A.L.C., Rivas G. a., Sanchez P.M., Serrano F.C., Silva N.J., Strüssmann C., Vieira-Alencar J.P.S., Zaher H., Sawaya R.J., & Martins M. (2019) Atlas of Brazilian Snakes: Verified Point-Locality Maps to Mitigate the Wallacean Shortfall in a Megadiverse Snake Fauna. South American Journal of Herpetology, 14(sp1), 1-274.  Large File. So many plates. 

Supplementary Information: Table S1; Table S2 (verified database!); Table S3; Table S4

Azevedo J. A. R., Guedes T.B., Nogueira C. de C., Passos P., Sawaya R.J., Prudente A.L.C., Barbo F.E., Strüssmann C., Franco F.L., Arzamendia V., Giraudo A.R., Argôlo A.J.S., Jansen M., Zaher H., Tonini J.F.R., Faurby S., & Antonelli A. (2019) Museums and cradles of diversity are geographically coincident for narrowly distributed Neotropical snakes. Ecography, 42:1–12. 

Passos P., Azevedo J.A.R., Nogueira C. de C., Fernandes R., & Sawaya R.J. (2019) An Integrated Approach to Delimit Species in the Puzzling Atractus emmeli Complex (Serpentes : Dipsadidae)Herpetological Monographs, 33, 1–25

Vidan E., Novosolov M., Bauer A.M., Herrera F.C., Chirio L., Nogueira C. de C., Doan T.M., Lewin A., Meirte D., Nagy Z.T., Pincheira‐Donoso D., Tallowin O.J.S., Torres Carvajal O., Uetz P., Wagner P., Wang Y., Belmaker J., & Meiri S. (2019) The global biogeography of lizard functional groups. Journal of Biogeography, 2147–2158. 

Piatti L., Rosauer D.F., Nogueira C. de C., Strussmann C., Ferreira V.L., & Martins M. (2019) Snake diversity in floodplains of central South America: Is flood pulse the principal driver? Acta Oecologica, 97, 34–41. 

Avila-Pires T.C., Nogueira C. de C., & Martins M. (2019) A new “horned” Stenocercus from the highlands of southeastern Brazil, and redescription of Stenocercus tricristatus (Reptilia: Tropiduridae). Zoologia, 36, 1–16. 

​Slavenko A., Feldman A., Allison A., Bauer A.M., Böhm M., Chirio L., Colli G.R., Das I., Doan T.M., LeBreton M., Martins M., Meirte D., Nagy Z.T., Nogueira C. de C., Pauwels O.S.G., Pincheira-Donoso D., Roll U., Wagner P., Wang Y., & Meiri S. (2019) Global patterns of body size evolution in squamate reptiles are not driven by climate. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 1–13. 



Meiri S., Bauer A.M., Allison A., Castro-Herrera F., Chirio L., Colli G., Das I., Doan T.M., Glaw F., Grismer L.L., Hoogmoed M., Kraus F., LeBreton M., Meirte D., Nagy Z.T., Nogueira C. de C., Oliver P., Pauwels O.S.G., Pincheira-Donoso D., Shea G., Sindaco R., Tallowin O.J.S., Torres-Carvajal O., Trape J.F., Uetz P., Wagner P., Wang Y., Ziegler T., & Roll U. (2018) Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity & Distributions, 24, 262-273

Guedes T.B., Sawaya R.J., Zizka A., Laffan S., Faurby S., Pyron R.A., Bérnils R.S., Jansen M., Passos P., Prudente A.L.C., Cisneros-Heredia D.F., Braz H.B., Nogueira C. de C., & Antonelli A. (2018) Patterns, biases and prospects in the distribution and diversity of Neotropical snakes. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27, 14-21.


Roll U., Feldman A., Novosolov M., Allison A., Bauer A.M., Bernard R., Bohm M., Castro-Herrera F., Chirio L., Collen B., Colli G.R., Dabool L., Das I., Doan T.M., Grismer L.L., Hoogmoed M., Itescu Y., Kraus F., LeBreton M., Lewin A., Martins M., Maza E., Meirte D., Nagy Z.T., Nogueira C. de C., Pauwels O.S.G., Pincheira-Donoso D., Powney G., Sindaco R., Tallowin O.J.S., Torres-Carvajal O., Trape J.F., Vidan E., Uetz P., Wagner P., Wang Y., Orme C.D.L., Grenyer R., & Meiri S. (2017). The global distribution of tetrapods reveals a need for targeted reptile conservation. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 1677-1682. Supplementary Information. Supplementary Table 3. Supplementary Table 4 

Rodrigues M.T., Recoder R., M.T.J., Roscito J.G., Guerrero A.C., Nunes P.M.S., de Freitas, M. A., Fernandes, D. S., Bocchiglieri A., Vechio F.D., Leite F.S.F., Nogueira C. de C., Damasceno R., Pellegrino K.C.M., Argôlo A.J.S., & Amaro R.C. (2017) A morphological and molecular study of Psilops, a replacement name for the Brazilian microteiid lizard genus Psilophthalmus Rodrigues 1991 (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae), with the description of two new species. Zootaxa, 4286, 451–482. 



Azevedo J.A.R., Valdujo P.H., & Nogueira C. de C. Biogeography of anurans and squamates in the Cerrado hotspot: coincident endemism patterns in the richest and most impacted savanna on the globe. Journal of Biogeography, 43, 2454–2464(2016). Supplementary Information: Appendix S1, Appendix S2, Appendix S3




Feldman A., Bauer A.M., Castro-Herrera F., Chirio L., Das I., Doan T.M., Maza E., Meirte D., Nogueira C. de C., Nagy Z.T., Torres-Carvajal O., Uetz P., & Meiri S. The geography of snake reproductive mode: a global analysis of the evolution of snake viviparity. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24, 1433-1442 (2015). 


Mello, P. L. H., Machado, R., Nogueira, C. de C. Conserving Biogeography: Habitat Loss and Vicariant Patterns in Endemic Squamates of the Cerrado Hotspot. PLoS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133995 (2015). 


Françoso R., Brandão R., Nogueira C. de C., Salmona Y., Machado, R. B. & Colli, G. R. Habitat loss and the effectiveness of protected areas in the Cerrado hotspot. Natureza & Conservação, 13, 35-40 (2015).




Guedes T.B., Nogueira C., & Marques O.A.V. Diversity, natural history, and geographic distribution of snakes in the Caatinga, Northeastern Brazil. Zootaxa, 3863, 1–93. (2014).


Fenker J., Tedeschi, L., Pyron R.A., & Nogueira C. de C. Phylogenetic diversity, habitat loss and conservation priorities in South American pitvipers (Crotalinae: Bothrops and Bothrocophias). Diversity and Distributions, 20,1108-1119 (2014). Supporting information:  Appendix S1, Appendix S2, Appendix S3


Guedes T.B., Sawaya R.J., & Nogueira C. de C. Biogeography, vicariance, and conservation of snakes of the neglected and endangered Caatinga region, northeastern Brazil. Journal of Biogeography, 41, 919-931 (2014). Supporting information: Appendix S1Appendix S2, Appendix S3


Santos M.G., Nogueira C., Giugliano L.G., & Colli G.R. Landscape evolution and phylogeography of Micrablepharus atticolus (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae), an endemic lizard of the Brazilian Cerrado. Journal of Biogeography, 41, 1506-1519. (2014).


Leão S., Pelegrin N., Nogueira C., & Brandão R.A. Natural History of Bothrops itapetiningae Boulenger, 1907 (Serpentes : Viperidae : Crotalinae), an Endemic Species of the Brazilian Cerrado. Journal of Herpetology, 48, 324-331. (2014)




Giugliano, L. G., Nogueira, C. C., Valdujo, P. H., Collevatti. R. & Colli, G. R. Cryptic diversity in South American Teiinae (Squamata: Teiidae) lizards. Zoologica Scripta 42, 473-487 (2013).

Böhm, M. et al. The conservation status of the world’s reptiles. Biological Conservation 157, 372–385 (2013).



Verdade, V. K. et al. A leap further : the Brazilian Amphibian Conservation Action Plan. Alytes 29, 27–42 (2012).

Werneck, F. P., Nogueira, C., Colli, G. R., Sites, J. W. & Costa, G. C. Climatic stability in the Brazilian Cerrado: implications for biogeographical connections of South American savannas, species richness and conservation in a biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Biogeography 39, 1695–1706 (2012).

Garda, A. A. et al. Reproduction, body Size, and diet of Polychrus acutirostris (Squamata: Polychrotidae) in two contrasting environments in Brazil. Journal of Herpetology 46, 2–8 (2012).

Nogueira, C., Barbo, F. E. & Ferrarezzi, H. Redescription of Apostolepis albicollaris Lema, 2002, with a key for the species groups of the genus Apostolepis (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Elapomorphini). South American Journal of Herpetology 7, 213–225 (2012).

Barreto, D. S. et al. New locality records, geographical distribution, and morphological variation in Cercosaura parkeri (Ruibal, 1952) (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from western Brazil. Check List 8, 1365–1369 (2012).



Nogueira, C., Ribeiro, S. R., Costa, G. C. & Colli, G. R. Vicariance and endemism in a Neotropical savanna hotspot: distribution patterns of Cerrado squamate reptiles. Journal of Biogeography 38, 1907–1922 (2011). Supporting information:  Table 1; Table 2.

Villela, F. N. J. & Nogueira, C. Geologia e geomorfologia da Estação Ecológica Serra Geral do Tocantins. Biota Neotropica 11, 217–229 (2011).

Zaher, H., Barbo, F., Martínez, P., Nogueira, C. & Sawaya, R. J. Répteis do Estado de São Paulo: conhecimento atual e perspectivas. Biota Neotropica 11, 0–15 (2011).

Nogueira, C. et al. Vertebrados da Estação Ecológica Serra Geral do Tocantins: faunística, biodiversidade e conservação no Cerrado brasileiro. Biota Neotropica 11, 329–338 (2011).

Recoder, R. S. et al. Répteis da Estação Ecológica Serra Geral do Tocantins, Brasil Central. Biota Neotropica 11, 263–282 (2011).

Ribeiro, S., Nogueira, C., Cintra, C. E. D., Silva, N. J. da & Zaher, H. Description of a new pored Leposternon (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae) from the Brazilian Cerrado. South American Journal of Herpetology 6, 177–188 (2011).

Valdujo, P. H. et al. Anfíbios da Estação Ecológica Serra Geral do Tocantins, região do Jalapão, Estados do Tocantins e Bahia. Biota Neotropica 11, 251–261 (2011).



Nogueira, C. et al. Restricted-Range fishes and the conservation of Brazilian freshwaters. PLoS one 5, e11390 (2010). For supplementary material with area shapefiles contact or

Marques, O. A. V., Nogueira, C., Martins, M. & Sawaya, R. J. Impactos potenciais das mudanças propostas no Código Florestal Brasileiro sobre os répteis brasileiros. Biota Neotropica 10, 39–41 (2010).

Nogueira, C., Colli, G., Costa, G. & Machado, R. Diversidade de répteis Squamata e evolução do conhecimento faunístico no Cerrado. In Cerrado: conhecimento científico como subsídios quantitativos para a conservação. Chapter 11, 330-371 (2010).





Ribeiro, S. R., Castro-Mello, C. & Nogueira, C. New species of Anops Bell, 1833 (Squamata, Amphisbaenia) from Jalapão region in the Brazilian Cerrado. Journal of Herpetology 43, 21–28 (2009).

Machado, R. B. et al. Integrando padrões e processos para planejar sistemas regionais de unidades de conservação. Megadiversidade 5, 54–64 (2009).

Costa, G. C., Nogueira, C., Machado, R. B. & Colli, G. R. Sampling bias and the use of ecological niche modeling in conservation planning: a field evaluation in a biodiversity hotspot. Biodiversity and Conservation 19, 883–899 (2009).

Nogueira, C., Valdujo, P. H., Paese, A., Ramos-Neto, M. B. & Machado, R. B. Desafios para a identificação de áreas para conservação da Biodiversidade. Megadiversidade 5, 43-53 (2009).

Nogueira, C., Colli, G. R. & Martins, M. Local richness and distribution of the lizard fauna in natural habitat mosaics of the Brazilian Cerrado. Austral Ecology 34, 83–96 (2009). Supporting Information: Table 1.  

Valdujo, P. H. et al. Squamate reptiles from Parque Nacional das Emas and surroundings, Cerrado of Central Brazil. Check List 5, 405–417 (2009).



Rodrigues, M. T. et al. A new species of the lizard genus Bachia (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Cerrados of Central Brazil. Zootaxa 1875, 39–50 (2008).

França, F. G. R., Mesquita, D. O., Nogueira, C. & Araújo, A. F. B. Phylogeny and ecology determine morphological structure in a snake assemblage in the central Brazilian Cerrado. Copeia 2008, 23–38 (2008).

Machado, R. B., Aguiar, L. M. de S., Castro, A. A. J. F., Nogueira, C. & Ramos-Neto, M. B. Caracterização da fauna e flora do Cerrado. In Savanas - desafios e estratégias para o equilíbrio entre sociedade, agronegócio e recursos naturais. Chapter 9, 285–300 (2008).



Recoder, R. & Nogueira, C. Composição e diversidade de répteis na região sul do Parque Nacional Grande Sertão Veredas, Brasil Central. Biota Neotropica 7, 267–278 (2007).

Costa, G. C., Nogueira, C., Machado, R. B. & Colli, G. R. Squamate richness in the Brazilian Cerrado and its environmental-climatic associations. Diversity and Distributions 13, 714–724 (2007).


First steps​


Nogueira, C. & Rodrigues, M. T. The genus Stenocercus (Squamata: Tropiduridae) in extra-amazonian Brazil, with the description of two new species. South American Journal of Herpetology 1, 149–165 (2006).

Nogueira, C., Valdujo, P. H. & França, F. G. R. Habitat variation and lizard diversity in a Cerrado area of Central Brazil. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 40, 105–112 (2005).

Nogueira, C., Sawaya, R. & Martins, M. Ecology of the pitviper, Bothrops moojeni, in the Brazilian Cerrado. Journal of Herpetology 37, 653–659 (2003).

Valdujo, P., Nogueira, C. & Martins, M. Ecology of Bothrops neuwiedi pauloensis (Serpentes : Viperidae : Crotalinae) in the Brazilian Cerrado. Journal of Herpetology 36, 169–176 (2002).

Nogueira, C. New records of squamate reptiles in central Brazilian Cerrado II: Brasilia region. Herpetological Review 32, 285–287 (2001).

Valdujo, P. H. & Nogueira, C. New records of squamate reptiles in the Central Brazilian Cerrado: Emas National Park region. Herpetological Review 32, 128–130 (2001).





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