Jose Vieira is an enthusiastic naturalist, wildlife photographer and tour leader from Venezuela. From a young age, he became passionate about nature, particularly amphibians and reptiles, which led him to be part of countless field expeditions in his native country, where he made herpetological contributions to the Museo de Historia Natural La Salle. Currently, his contributions to science continue in Ecuador with the rediscovery of Atelopus bomolochos and A. nepiozomus, and with his expeditions to remote areas of the country under herpetological projects of Tropical Herping and Universidad Indoamerica.
Cerberus Groundsnake Atractus cerberus March 2017
Indistinct Groundsnake Atractus esepe March 2017
Pyron's Groundsnake Atractus pyroni March 2017
Arteaga A, Mebert K, Valencia JH, Cisneros-Heredia DF, Peñafiel N, Reyes-Puig C, Vieira-Fernandes JL, Guayasamin JM. Molecular phylogeny of Atractus (Serpentes, Dipsadidae), with emphasis on Ecuadorian species and the description of three new taxa. ZooKeys. 2017;661: 91–123. PDF
Arteaga A, Vieira-Fernandes JL, Bustamante L, Di Doménico S, Aguiar G. Reptiles of the Ecuadorian Choco – Rapid identification guide. Quito: Tropical Herping; 2017. PDF
Vieira-Fernandes JL, Rojas-Runjaic FJM, Quihua JD, Rivero EI. Nuevos registros del sapo hojarasquero Rhaebo haematiticus Cope, 1862 (Anura, Bufonidae) y ampliación de su distribución en Venezuela. Mem Fund La Salle Cienc Nat. 2016;73: 71-77. PDF