Texas Tech University

Jorge Salazar-Bravo

Associate Professor & TTU Costa Rica Program Director

Email: j.salazar-bravo@ttu.edu

Phone: 1(806)834-3718

Fax:(806) 742-2963

  • Ph.D., Biology, University of New Mexico (2000)
  • B.Sc., Biologia, Universidad Mayor de San Andres, La Paz, Bolivia (1988)
Jorge Salazar-Bravo

Research Interests

Evolution and systematics of Neotropical mammals; the interplay between systematics and disease ecology.

Recent Publications


2018

  • Delgado, E., L.F. Pacheco, J. Salazar-Bravo, and O. Rocha. 2018. Rediscovery of the chinchilla in Bolivia.  Oryx 52:13-14. doi:10.1017/S003060531700179X.
  • Thomson, S., R. Pyle, S. Ahyong, M. Alonso-Zarazaga, et al. 2018. Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. PLoS Biol 16(3): e2005075. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pbio.2005075
  • Delgado, E., L.F. Pacheco, J. Salazar-Bravo, and O. Rocha. 2018. Chinchilla real (Chinchillachinchilla) en Bolivia: comentarios sobre localidades reportadas y bases para su conservación. Ecologia en Bolivia 53:31-38.
2017

  • Ruedas, L., S. M. Silva, J. H. French, R. N. Platt II, J. Salazar–Bravo, J. M. Mora, and C. W. Thompson. 2017. A Prolegomenon to the systematics of South American Cottontail rabbits (Mammalia, Lagomorpha, Leporidae: Sylvilagus): Designation of a neotype for S. brasiliensis (Linnaeus, 1758), and restoration of S. andinus (Thomas, 1897) and S. tapetillus Thomas, 1913. Miscellaneous Publications Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 205: 1-67 (plus 3 appendixes)
  • Jayat, J., G. D'Elía, R. Torres, S. Pacheco, P. Ortiz, J. Salazar-Bravo, and B. Patterson. 2017. Integration of morphological, ecological, and genetic evidence suggests that the genus Andinomys (Rodentia, Cricetidae) is monospecific. Journal of Mammalogy 98: 1060–1077
  • Nascimento F.F., M. Oliveira-Silva, G. Veron, J. Salazar-Bravo, P. R. Gonçalves, A. Langguth, C.R. Silva, and C.R. Bonvicino. 2017. The evolutionary history and genetic diversity of Kinkajous, Potosflavus (Carnivora, Procyonidae). Journal of Mammalian Evolution 24:439-451. DOI: 10.1007/s10914-016-9354-9.
  • Pardiñas, U. F. J., Cañón Valenzuela, C. and J. Salazar-Bravo. 2017. A matter of weight: Critical comments on the basic data analysed by Maestri et al. (2016) in Journal of Biogeography 44:2673–2677. J Biogeogr. doi:10.1111/jbi.13098.
  • Teta, P., R. González-Ittig, E. González, U.F.J. Pardiñas, and J. Salazar-Bravo. 2017. Notes on the taxonomy of Calomyslaucha (Rodentia, Cricetidae), with the designation of a neotype. Mastozoologia Neotropical 24:419-429.

2016

  • Pardiñas, UFJ, P. Teta, J. Salazar–Bravo, P. Myers, and C. A. Galliari. 2016. A new species of arboreal rat, genus Oecomys (Rodentia, Cricetidae) from Chaco. Journal of Mammalogy 97: 1177-1196.
  • Hidalgo-Cossio, M., J. Salazar–Bravo y T. Tarifa. 2016. Nuevas localidades en el centro de Bolivia para la especie endémica Abrocomaboliviensis (Rodentia: Abrocomidae). Mastozoologia Neotropical 23:165-170
  • Sabino-Santos Jr, G., F. M. Maia, C. Jonsson, D. Goodin, J. Salazar Bravo, and L. T. Figueiredo. 2016. Serological evidence of Mammarenavirus among wild rodents in Brazil. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52:766-769.
  • Salazar–Bravo, J., U.F.J. Pardiñas, H. Zeballos, and P. Teta. 2016. Description of a new tribe of sigmodontine rodents (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) with an updated classification for the subfamily. Museum of Texas Tech University, Occasional Papers 338:1-23.
  • Ceríaco, L.M.P., E.E. Gutiérrez, A. Dubois, et al. (J. Salazar-Bravo is one of 493 additional coauthors). 2016. Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa 4196 (3): 435–445

2015

  • Pardiñas, U.F.J., Teta, P., and J. Salazar–Bravo. 2015. A new tribe of sigmodontine rodents (Cricetidae). Mastozoología Neotropical 22, 171-186.
  • Sabino-Santos, J., G., Maia, F.G., Vieira, T.M., Muylaert, R.d.L., Miranda Lima, S., Barros Gonçalves, C., Doerl Barroso, P., Melo, M.N., Jonsson, C.B., Goodin, D., Salazar–Bravo, J., Figueiredo, L.T.M., 2015. Evidence of Hantavirus Infection Among Bats in Brazil. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 93:4-4-406 (doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0032).
  • Pacheco L.F., J. Aparicio, C. Benavides, M. Escobar, R. Galeón, E. García, F. Guerra, M.I. Gómez, D.M. Larrea-Alcázar, M. Limachi, D. Maldonado, B. Miranda, D. Morales, M.I. Moya, A. Rico, J. Salazar–Bravo, and L. Tellería. 2015. “Interacciones entre plantas y animales”[Animal-plant interactions]. Pp: 406-416. : Historia Natural de un Valle en los Andes: La Paz (Moya M.I., R.I. Meneses & J. Sarmiento, eds.) Segunda Edición.  Museo Nacional de Historia Natural. La Paz, Bolivia 801 p.

2014

  • Pardiñas, U.F.J., G. Lessa, P. Teta, J. Salazar–Bravo, and E. Câmara. 2014. A new genus of sigmodontine rodent from eastern Brazil and the origin of the tribe Phyllotini. Journal of Mammalogy 95: 201-215.
  • Gardner, S., J. Salazar–Bravo, and J. Cook. 2014. New species of Ctenomys  (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae) from Bolivia. Museum of Texas Tech University, Special Publication 62:1-34
  • González-Ittig, Raúl E. , N. Kandel, S. Levis, G.  Calderón, J. Salazar–Bravo, and C. N. Gardenal. 2014. Molecular systematics of the South American rodent Calomyslaucha (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae), a reservoir of the Laguna Negra hantavirus. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 92(12): 1093-1098 (doi: dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2014-0133).
  • Arrázola-D. J., A. Londoño, E. Arroyave, J.D. Rodas, J. Salazar­Bravo, and S. Mattar­V. 2014. Vigilancia del Virus de la Coriomeningitis Linfocitica (LCMV) en Roedores Reservorios de Córdoba (Colombia). Revista Médica Evidencias 3:5-14

2013

  • Salazar-Bravo, J. , U. Pardiñas and G. D'Elía. 2013. A phylogenetic appraisal of Sigmodontinae (Rodentia, Cricetidae) with emphasis on phyllotine genera: systematics and biogeography. Zoologica Scripta 42(3):250-261 [pdf]
  • Parada, A., U. Pardiñas, J. Salazar-Bravo , G. D´Elía and E. Palma. 2013. Dating an impressive Neotropical radiation: Molecular time estimates for the Sigmodontinae (Rodentia) provide insights into its historical biogeography. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66:960-968 [pdf]
  • Guzman, C., S. Mattar, S. Levis, N. Pini,, L.T. Figuereido, J. Mills and J. Salazar-Bravo . 2013. Prevalence of antibodies to hantaviruses in humans and rodents in the Caribbean region of Colombia determined using Araraquara and Maciel virus antigens. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 108 (2): 167-171. [pdf]
  • Holsomback, T., C. Van Nice, R. Clark, N. McIntyre, A. Abuzeineh, and J. Salazar-Bravo. 2013. Socioecology of the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) and the spatiotemporal distribution of Bayou virus (BAYV) in Coastal Texas.  Geospatial Health 7: 289-298 [pdf]
  • Nascimento, F., Souza, A., Menezes, A, Durans, A., Moreira, J., Salazar-Bravo, J ., D'Andrea, P. and C. Bonvicino. 2013. The role of historical barriers in the diversification processes in open vegetation formations during the Miocene/Pliocene using an ancient rodent lineage as a model. PLoS ONE 8: e61924 http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061924. [pdf]
  • Gardner, S., A. Dursahinhan, G. Racz, N. Batsaikhan, S. Ganzorig, D. Tinnin, D. Damdinbazar, C. Woods, A. T. Peterson. E. Alandia, J.L. Mollericona and J. Salazar-Bravo . 2013. Sylvatic species of Echinococcus from rodent intermediate hosts in Asia and South America. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Texas Tech University 318:1-13 [pdf]

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