En esta sección podéis encontrar algunas de mis aportaciones al conocimiento y conservación de algunas especies.



- Lobón-Rovira J.. Inferring evolutionary trends in Southern African geckos: from wide to local perspective. Doctoral's Thesis, Novemeber 2023 (Request).

- Baptista, N.L., Vaz Pinto, P., Keates, C., Lobón-Rovira, J., Edwards, S., Rödel, M. O. New species of Poyntonophrynus (Anura: Bufonidae) highlight the importance of Angolan centres of endemism. Vertebrate Zoology 73, 991–1031 (PDF).

- Piccoli C., Belluardo F., Lobón-Rovira J., Olibeira Alves I., Rasoazanany M., Andreone F., Rosa G.M & Crottini A. (2023). Another step through the crux: a new microendemic rock-dwelling Paroedura (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from south-central Madagascar. Zookeys 1181: 125–154 (PDF).

- Lobón-Rovira J., Bauer A.M., Vaz Pinto P., Trape J.F., Conradie W., Kusamba C., Julio T., Cael G., Stanley, E. Hughes D., Behangana M., Pauwels O.S., Masudi F.M., & Greenbaum E. (2023). Integrative revision of the Lygodactylus gutturalis (Bocage, 1873) complex unveils extensive cryptic diversity and traces their evolutionary history. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, zlad123 (PDF).

- Bates M.F., Lobón-Rovira J., Stanley E.L., Branch W.R. & Vaz Pinto P. (2023). A new species of blue-eyed Cordylus Laurenti, 1768 from the central-western highlands of Angola, and the rediscovery of Cordylus angolensis (Bocage, 1895) (Squamata, Cordylidae). Vertebrate Zoology 73: 599-646 (PDF).


- Conradie W., Schmitz A., Lobón-Rovira J., Becker F.S., Vaz Pinto P. & Hauptfleisch M.L. (2022). Rock island melody remastered: two new species in the Afroedura bogerti Loveridge, 1944 group from Angola and Namibia escarpment. Zoosystematics and Evolution 98: 435–453 (PDF).

- Lobón-Rovira J., Conradie W., Baptista N.L. & Vaz Pinto P. (2022). A new species of feather-tailed leaf-toed gecko, Kolekanos Heinicke, Daza, Greenbaum, Jackman, Bauer, 2014 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from the poorly explored savannah of western Angola. Zookeys 1127: 91–116 (PDF).

- Conradie W., Keates C., Baptista N.L. & Lobón-Rovira J. (2022). Taxonomical review of Prosymna angolensis Boulenger, 1915 (Elapoidea, Prosymnidae) with the description of two new species. Zookeys 1121: 97-143 (PDF).

- Sanchez-Vialas A., Wong E., Garcia-Anton P. & Lobón-Rovira J. (2022). Scincopus fasciatus (Peter's Banded Skink) reproductive biology. Herpetology Review 53(2): 252–253 (PDF).

- Lobón-Rovira J., Rocha S.,Gower D.J., Perera A. & Harris D.J. (2022). The unexpected gecko: A new cryptic species within Urocotyledon inexpectata (Stejneger, 1893) from the northern granitic Seychelles. Zootaxa 5150 (4): 556–578 (PDF).

- Lobón-Rovira J., Conradie W., Vaz Pinto P., Keates C., Edwards S., Du Plessis A. & Branch W.R. (2022). Systematic revision of Afrogecko ansorgii (Boulenger, 1907) (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from western Angola. Zootaxa 5124 (4): 401–430 (PDF).

- Lobón-Rovira J., Vaz Pinto P., Becker F.S., Tolley K.A., Measey J., Bennet B., Boon B., de Sá S. & Conradie W. (2022). An updated herpetofaunal species inventory of Iona National Park in southwestern Angola. Check List 18 (2): 289–231. (PDF).


- Lobón-Rovira J. & Bauer A.M. (2021). Bone-by-bone: A detailed skull description of White-headed dwarf gecko Lygodactylus picturatus (Peters, 1870). African Journal of Herpetology 70(2): 75–94 (PDF).

- Vaz Pinto P., Conradie W., Becker F., & Lobón-Rovira J. (2021). Updated distribution of Kolekanus plumicaudus (Sauria: Gekkonidae), with some annotation on its natural history. Herpetology Notes 14: 1207-1212.   (PDF)

- Conradie W., Ferreira R., Vaz Pinto P., & Lobón-Rovira J. (2021). Updated geographic distribution of Rhamnophis aethiopissa (Squamata: Colubridae) for Angola, with comments on diet. Herpetology Notes 14: 1105-1109.   (PDF)

- Lobón-Rovira J., Conradie W., Buckley Iglesias D., Ernst R., Baptista N. & Vaz Pinto P. (2021). Between sand, rocks and branches: integrative taxonomic revision of Angolan Hemidactylus Goldfuss, 1820 unveil morphological variability, with description of four new species and one candidate new species. Vertebrate Zoology 71: 465-501.   (PDF)

- Belluardo F., Diaz Quiros D., Lobón-Rovira J., Rosa G.M., Rasoazanany M., Andreonde F. & Crottini A. (2021). Uncovering the herpetological diversity of small forest fragments in south-eastern Madagascar (Haute Matsiatra). Zoosystematics & Evolution 97(2): 315–343.  (PDF)

- Belluardo F., Rosa G.M., Andreone F., Courtois E.A., Lobón-Rovira J., Nussbaum R.A., Raselimanana M., Rasoazanany M., Raxworthy C. & Crottini A. (2021). Extending the known distribution of Nicosia’s chameleon, Furcifer nicosiai Jesu, Mattioli & Schimmenti, 1999 (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Herpetology Notes 14: 455-460. (PDF)

- García Antón P., Lobón-Rovira J., López Bosch D., Torres-Riera A., Barrio-Amorós C. & Sánchez-Vialas A. (2021). The westernmost record of Chalcides boulengeri Anderson 1892: an overlooked species in the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Herpetology Notes 14: 415-420. (PDF)

- Branch W.R., Schmitz A., Baptista N.L., António T., Lobón-Rovira J. & Conradie W. (2021). Rock Island melody: a revision of the Afroedura bogerti Loveridge, 1944 group, with the description of four new endemic species for Angola. Zoosystematics & Evolution 97(1): 55-82. (PDF)


- Lobón-Rovira J., Belluardo F., Rasoazanany M., Rosa G.M. & Crottini A. (2020). Canopy chameleon (Furcifer willsii) consumption by common big-eyed snake (Mimophis mahfalensis) in Fivahona forest, eastern Madagascar. Malagasy Nature 14: 76-78. (PDF)

- Valdecasas A.G., Lobón-Rovira J. & Marin M. (2020). A new species of the Piona nodonata complex (Acari, Hidrachnidia)from the Iberian Peninsula. Revista Iberica de Aracnologia 37: 153-158. (PDF)

- Conradie W., Keates C., Lobón-Rovira J., Vaz Pinto P., Verburgt L., Baptista N.L., Harvey J. & Júlio T. (2020). New insights into the taxonomical status, distribution and natural history of De Witte’s Clicking Frog (Kassinula wittei Laurent, 1940). African Zoology 55(4): 311-322 (PDF).


- Lobón-Rovira J., Belluardo F., Crottini A., & Rosa G.M. (2019). Territorial behaviour in Oplurus grandidieri (Mocquard, 1900), a rock dwelling lizard from Madagascar. Herpetology Notes 12: 783-786. (PDF)

- Salazar-Zúñiga J.A., Chaves-Acuña W., Chaves G., Acuña A., Abarca-Odio J.I., Lobon-Rovira J., Gomez-Mendez E., Gutiérrez-Vannucchi A.C., & Bolaños F. (2019). The most frog-diverse place in Middle America, with notes on the conservation status of eight threatened species of amphibians. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13(2): 304-322. (PDF)

- Alfaya P., Casanovas J.G., Lobón-Rovira J., Matallanas B., Cruz A., Arana P., & Alonso G. (2019). Using MaxEnt algorithm to assess habitat suitability of a potential Iberian lynx population in central Iberian Peninsula. Community Ecology 20(3): 266-276. (PDF)

- Cruz A., Matallanas B., Lobón-Rovira J., Casanovas J. G. Alonso, G., & Arana P. (2019). Double specific nested PCR and diagnostic SNP assay for species identification in lynx fecal critical samples. Conservation Genetics Resources 11(2): 173-175.  (PDF)


- Lobón-Rovira J. (2017). The Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) in Central Spain: How to use anecdotal occurence data and molecular scatology to find a "lost population". Master's Thesis (Request)



Conradie W., Lobón-Rovira J., Becker F.S., Schmitz A. & Vaz Pinto P. (2023). Flat gecko (Afroedura) diversity, endemism and speciation in the highlands and escarpments of Angola and Namibia. In: Mendelsohn J.M., Huntley B., Vaz Pinto P. (eds.). Monograph on Endemism in the Highlands and Escarpments of Angola and Namibia. Vol. 8, Namibian Journal of Environment. (PDF)

Lobón-Rovira J., Marugán-Lobón J., Nebreda S., Buckley Iglesias D., Stanley E.L., Köhnk S., Glaw F., Conradie W., & Bauer A.M. Unveiling cranial diversity and its evolutionary history in a non-adaptive radiation of dwarf geckos. 22nd European Congress of Herpetology. Presentación Oral. Wolverhampton, UK, September 2023.

- Lobón-Rovira J., Bauer A.M., Vaz Pinto P., Trape J.F., Conradie W., Kusamba C., Julio T., Cael G., Stanley E.L., Hughes D., Behangana M., Pauwels O.S., Masudi F.M., & Greenbaum E. Integrative revision of the Lygodactylus gutturalis (Bocage, 1873) complex unveils cryptic diversification in Central Africa. Oral presentation. Hoedspruit, January, 2023.

- Lobón-Rovira J., Conradie W. & Vaz Pinto P. Angolan leaf-toed geckos: A decade of change. XV Conference of the Herpetological African Association. Poster presentation. Hoedspruit, January, 2023.

- Conradie W., Keates C., Baptista N.L. & Lobón-Rovira J. .Integrative revision of African Shovel-snout snake (Prosymna) group led to the discovery of new specie. TIBE 2022. Poster presentation. Vila do Conde, December, 2022.

- Lobón-Rovira J., Conradie W., Buckley Iglesias D., Ernst R., Baptista N.L. & Vaz Pinto P. Unsystematic species descriptions without large series of specimens or well supported genetic analysis may lead to taxonomic misidentification. XVI Iberian Congress of Herpetology. Poster presentation. Lisbon, December, 2021.

- Sánchez-Vialas A., Lobón-Rovira J., Enriquez-Urzelai U., García- París M. & Recuero E. Is ecological niche evolution influencing distribution boundaries across species of the giant blister beetle Berberomeloe?. TIBE 2019. Poster presentation. CIBIO, Vairao, December, 2019.

- Belluardo F., Diaz-Quiros D., Lobón-Rovira J., Rosa G.M., Rasoazanany M., Andreone F. & Crottini, A. Characterization of the herpetological diversity of the Andringitra Massif (South-East Madagascar). 20th European Congress of Herpetology. Oral presentation. Università Statale di Milano, Milan, September, 2019.

- Lobón-Rovira J. A proposal to study the Systematics and Evolution of Southern Africa Dwarf Geckos (genus Lygodactylus Gray, 1864). BIODIV Meeting 2019. Poster presentation. CIBIO, Vairao, January, 2019.

- Lobón-Rovira J., Cruz Varona A., Matallanas B., Casanovas J.G., Alfaya-Herbello P., Alonso Campos G., Arana Montes P. PCR anidada doble específica y detección de SNPs diagnóstico para la identificación de especie en muestras fecales de lince. XII Congreso SECEM. Poster presentation. Guadalajara, December, 2017.

- Alfaya-Herbello P., Lobón-Rovira J., Matallanas Peñas B., Cruz Varona A., Casanovas J.G., Arana Montes P., Alonso Campos G. Nuevos resultados sobre el hábitat y distribución del lince en la Comunidad de Madrid. XXII Congreso Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural. Poster presentation. Coimbra, September, 2017.

- Lobón-Rovira J., Arana Montes P., Casanovas J.G., Alonso Campos G. El Lince Ibérico (Lynx pardinus Temminck, 1827) en la Comunidad de Madrid. XII Congreso SECEM. Poster presentation. Burgos, December, 2015.