PUBLICATIONS






In peer reviewed journals:
Last update : December 2016.

39. - Miralles A, Kölhler J, Glaw F, Vences M (2016). Species delimitation methods put into taxonomic practice: Two new Madascincus species formerly allocated to historical species names (Squamata: Scincidae). Zoosystematics and Evolution, 92(2): 257-275.

38. - Ceriaco LMP, Gutierrez EE, Dubois A, + 493 signatories (2016). Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa, 4196(3): 435-445.

37. - Miralles A, Jono T, Mori A, Gandola R, Erens J, Kölhler J, Glaw F, Vences M (2016). A new perspective on the reduction of cephalic scales in fossorial legless skinks (Squamata, Scincidae). Zoologica Scripta, 45(4): 380-393.

36. - Nagy ZT, Marion AB, Glaw F, Miralles A, Nopper J, Vences M, Hedges SB (2015). Molecular systematics and cryptic diversity of Madagascan scolecophidian snakes (Squamata: Serpentes). Zootaxa, 4040 : 31-47.

35. - Pinto-Sancheza NR, Calderón-Espinosa ML, Miralles A, Crawford AJ, Ramirez-Pinilla MP (2015). Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the Neotropical skink genus Mabuya (Squamata: Scincidae) Fitzinger (1826) with emphasis on Colombian populations. Molecular Phylogenetic and Evolution, 93 : 188-211.

34. - Ratsoavina FM, Ranjanaharisoa FA, Glaw F, Raselimanana AP, Miralles A, Vences M (2015). A new leaf-tailed gecko of the Uroplatus ebenaui group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Madagascar's central eastern rainforests. Zootaxa, 4006 : 143-160.

33. - Miralles A, Hipsley CA, Erens J, Gehara M, Rakotoarison A, Glaw F, Müller J, Vences M (2015). Distinct Patterns of Desynchronized Limb Regression in Malagasy Scincine Lizards (Squamata, Scincidae). PlosONE, 10 (6): e0126074.

32. - Miralles A, Glaw F, Ratsoavina FM, Vences M (2015). A likely microendemic new species of terrestrial iguana, genus Chalarodon, from Madagascar. Zootaxa, 3946 (2) : 201-220.

31. - Crottini A, Harris DJ, Miralles A, Glaw F, Jenkins RKB, Randrianantoandro JC, Bauer AM, Vences M (2015). Morphology and molecules reveal two new species of the poorly studied gecko genus Paragehyra (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Madagascar. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 15 (1) : 175-198.

30. - Siegel DS, Trauth SE, Rheubert JL, Rabe B, Ruopp B, Miralles A, Murray CM, Aldridge RD (2014). Novel Cloacal Glands in Snakes: The Phylogenetic Distribution of Ventral Urodaeal Glands in Thamnophiini. Herpetologica, 70 (3): 279-289.

29. - Vences M, Lima A, Miralles A, Glaw F (2014). DNA barcoding assessment of genetic variation in two widespread skinks from Madagascar, Trachylepis elegans and T. gravenhorstii (Squamata: Scincidae). Zootaxa, 3755 (5): 477–484.

28. - Ineich I, Miralles A (2014). Amblyrhynchus cristatus (marine iguana) polydactyly. Herpetological Review. 45 (2): 322-323.

27. - Miralles A, Vences M (2013). New Metrics for Comparison of Taxonomies Reveal Striking Discrepancies among Species Delimitation Methods in Madascincus Lizards. PlosONE, 8 (7): e68242.

26. - Lima A, Harris DJ, Rocha S, Miralles A, Glaw F, Vences M. (2013). Phylogenetic relationships of Trachylepis skink species from Madagascar and the Seychelles (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Molecular Phylogenetic and Evolution, 67(3): 615-620.

25. - Siegel DS, Miralles A, Rheubert JL, Aldridge RD. (2013). Heloderma suspectum (Gila Monster). Female reproductive anatomy. Herpetological Review, 44:142-143

24. - Vences M, Guayasamin JM, Miralles A, De la Riva, I. (2013). To name or not to name: Criteria to promote economy of change in supraspecific Linnaean classification schemes. Zootaxa, 3636(2): 201-244.

23. - Miralles A, Anjeriniana, M., Hipsley, C.A., Mueller, J., Glaw, F. & Vences, M. (2012). Variations on a bodyplan: description of a new Malagasy “mermaid skink” with flipper-like forelimbs only (Scincidae: Sirenoscincus). Zoosystema, 34(4): 701-710.

22. - Crottini, A., Miralles A., Glaw, F., Harris, D.J., Lima, A.& Vences, M. (2012). Description of a new pygmy chameleon (Chamaeleonidae: Brookesia) from central Madagascar. Zootaxa, 3090: 63-74.

21. - Siegel, D, Miralles A., Trauth, S.E., Aldridge, R. (2012). The phylogenetic distribution and morphological variation of the "pouch" in female snakes. Acta Zoologica, 93(4): 400-408.

20. - Miralles A, A.P. Raselimanana, D. Rakotomalala, M. Vences & D.R. Vieites (2011). A new large and colorful skink of the genus Amphiglossus from Madagascar revealed by morphology and multilocus molecular study. Zootaxa, 2918:47-67.

19. - Miralles A, Kölhler J, Glaw F, Vences M (2011). A molecular phylogeny of the Madascincus polleni species complex, with description of a new species of scincid lizard from the coastal dune area of northern Madagascar. Zootaxa, 2876:1-16.

18. - Miralles A, Kölhler J, Vieites DR, Glaw F, Vences M (2011). Developing hypotheses on rostral shield evolution in head-first digging squamates from a molecular phylogeny and new species of the genus Paracontias (Scincidae).Organisms Diversity and Evolution, 11: 135-150.

17. - Siegel, D, Miralles A, Aldridge, R. (2011). Controversial snake relationships supported by reproductive anatomy. Journal of Anatomy, 218(3): 342-348.

16. - Miralles A, Vasconcelos R, Perera A, Harris DJ, Carranza S (2011). An integrative taxonomic revision of the Cape Verdean skinks (Squamata, Scincidae). Zoologica Scripta, 40(1): 16-44.

15. - Miralles A, David P (2010). First record of Ahaetulla mycterizans (Linnaeus, 1758) from Sumatra, Indonesia (Squamata, Colubridae), with an expanded definition of this poorly known species. Zoosystema, 32(3): 449-456.

14. - Padial JM, Miralles A, De la Riva I, Vences M (2010). The integrative future of taxonomy. Frontiers in Zoology, 7:16 doi:10.1186/1742-9994-7-16.

13. - Miralles A, Carranza S (2010). Systematics and biogeography of the neotropical genus Mabuya, with special emphasis on the Amazonian skink Mabuya nigropunctata (Reptilia, Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 54(3): 857-869.

12. - Miralles A, Rivas Fuenmayor G, Bonillo C, Schargel WE, Barros T, Garcia-Pérez JE & Barrio-Amoros CL (2009). Molecular systematics of Carribean skinks of the genus Mabuya (Reptilia, Scincidae), with descriptions of two new species from Venezuela. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 156: 598-616.

11. - Miralles A, Chaparro JC & Harvey MB (2009). Three rare and enigmatic South American Skinks. Zootaxa, 2012: 47-68.

10. - Harvey MB, Aguayo R & Miralles A (2008). Description and Distribution of Mabuya cochabambae Dunn with Comments on Bolivian Congeners (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Zootaxa, 1828: 43-56.

9. - Ziegler T, David P, Miralles A, Doan Van Kien & Nguyen Quang Truong (2008). A new species of the snake genus Fimbrios from Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, Truong Son, central Vietnam (Squamata: Xenodermatidae). Zootaxa, 1729: 37-48.

8. - Miralles A, Barrio-Amoros CL, Rivas G & Chaparro-Auza JC (2006). Speciation in the "Várzéa" flooded forest: a new Mabuya (Squamata: Scincidae) from Western Amazonia. Zootaxa, 1188: 1-22.

7. - Miralles A & Ineich I (2006). Presence of gular and parietal pits by Atretium schistosum (Serpentes, Colubridae). A characteristic not only associated to psammophine snakes. Comptes Rendus Biologies 329: 180-184.

6. - Miralles A (2006). A New Species of Mabuya (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae) from the Caribbean Island of San Andrés, with a new interpretation of nuchal scales: character of taxonomic importance. The Herpetological Journal, 16(1): 1-7

5. - Miralles A, Rivas G. & Barrio-Amoros CL. (2005). Taxonomy of the genus Mabuya (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae) in Venezuela. Zoosystema, 27(4): 825-837.

4. - Miralles A, Rivas G & Schargel WS (2005). A new species of Mabuya (Squamata, Scincidae) from the Venezuelan Andes. Zootaxa 895: 1-11.

3. - Miralles A (2005). Description of a neotype for Lacertus mabouya Lacepčde, 1788 (Squamata: Scincidae), with comment on the validity of this binomen. Herpetologica 61: 46-53.

2. - Rivas Fuenmayor G, Ugueto G, Rivero R & Miralles A (2005). The Herpetofauna of Isla de Margarita, Venezuela: New Records and Comments. Carribean Journal of Science 41 (2): 346-351.

1. - Miralles A (2004). Lepidophyma flavimaculatum (yellow-spotted night lizard). Placentophagia. Herpetological Review 35(2): 170.

Book chapters:

2. - Siegel DS, Miralles A, Rheubert JL, Sever DM. (2014). Female reproductive anatomy: Cloaca, Oviduct and sperm storage, In: Reproductive biology and phylogeny of Lizards and Tuatara, (Eds. J.L. Rheubert, D.S. Siegel DS and S.E. Strauth). Volume 10 Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny. CRC Press, Boca Raton.

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1. - Siegel D, Miralles A, Chabarria R, Aldridge R (2011). Pp. 347-409. Female Reproductive Anatomy: Oviducts and Cloaca, In: Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Snakes, (Eds. R. D. Aldridge and D. M. Sever). Volume 9 Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny. Science Publishers, Inc., Enfield, NH.

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In other journals, and popularisation of scientific knowledge:

7. - Miralles A (2015) Serpents et autres lézards apodes : Quand les Tétrapodes ne le sont plus vraiment... Especes 18: 18-24.

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6. - Miralles A (2010) Phylogénie et Alpha-taxinomie : Deux disciplines interdépendantes en mal de synergie? Biosystema 26: 45-54.

5. - Miralles A (2009) Le genre Tribolonotus Duméril & Bibron, 1839: Les scinques crocodiles de Mélanésie. Situla 17: 2-10.

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4. - Barrio-Amoros C, Miralles A, Rivas G & Barros T (2008) Reptiles of the Peninsula de Paraguana, Venezuela. Reptilia 61: 39-44.

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3. - Miralles A (2007). Comment fonctionne la "métamorphose" du Caméléon? 30 millions d’amis 243: 62-63.

2. - Miralles A (2006). Adaptation. Comment un Caméléon fait-il pour changer de couleur? La Recherche 402: 79.

1. - Miralles A (2004). Biologie, ecologie en verzorging van de krokodilskink van Nieuw-Guinea, Tribolonotus gracilis. Lacerta 62(4): 166-174.

Informatic tools applied to Taxonomy:

1. - Maiocco Ô, Miralles A & Vignes-Lebbe R (2007). Varan-ID : online determination for monitor lizards (genus Varanus).

Varan-ID