Departamental II – DII. 218
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)

Phone: +34 91 488 7106
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: amadotalita at / t.ferreira at

Lattes CV:

Short CV

2010 – Degree in Biological Sciences, Univeridade de Brasília (Brazi)l

2012 – MsC in Ecology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil)

Research lines

Macroecology and macroevolution


Evolutionary ecology



Amado, T. F.; Bidau, C. J.; Olalla-Tárraga, M. A. (In press). Geographic variation of body size in New World anurans: energy and water in a balance. Ecography.

Martinez, P. A.; Jacobina, U. P., Fernandes, R. V.; Brito, C.; Penone, C.; Amado, T. F.; Bidau, C. J. (2017). A comparative study on karyotypic diversification rate in mammals. Heredity 118: 366-373.

Santana, D. J. ; Magalhaes, F. M. ; Sao-Pedro, V. A. ; Mangia, S. ; Amado, T. F.; Garda, A. A. (2016). Calls and tadpoles of the species of Pseudis (Anura, Hylidae, Pseudae). Herpetological Journal 26: 139-151.

Mercês, E. A.; Magalhães, F. M.; Amado, T. F.; Juncá, F. A.; Garda, A. A. (2015). Tadpole of Leptodactylus oreomantis Carvalho, Leite & Pezzuti 2013 (Anura, Leptodactylidae). Zootaxa 3911: 589-592.

Martinez, P. A. ; Zurano, J. P. ; Amado, T. F. ; Penone, C. ; Betancur-R, R. ; Bidau, C. J. ; Jacobina, U. P. (2015). Chromosomal diversity in tropical reef fishes is related to body size and depth range. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 93: 1-4.

Olalla-Tárraga, M. Á.; Torres-Romero, E. J.; Amado, T. F.; Martinez, P. A. (2015). Phylogenetic path analysis reveals the importance of niche-related biological traits on geographic range size in mammals. Global Change Biology 21: 3194-3196.

Martinez, P. A. ; Amado, T. F. ; Bidau, C. J. (2014). A phylogenetic approach to the study of sexual size dimorphism in Felidae and an assessment of Rensch´s rule. Ecosistemas 23: 27-36.

Magalhães, F. M. ; Garda, A. A. ; Amado, T. F. ; De Sá, R. O. (2013). The tadpole of Leptodactylus caatingae Heyer & Juncá, 2003 (Anura: Leptodactylidae): external morphology, internal anatomy, and natural history. South American Journal of Herpetology 8: 203-210.