1.      Grant, T., Rada, M., Anganoy-Criollo, M., Batista, A., Dias, P. H., Jeckel, A. M., Machado, D.J. & Rueda-Almonacid, J. V. (2017). Phylogenetic Systematics of Dart-Poison Frogs and Their Relatives Revisited (Anura: Dendrobatoidea). South American Journal of Herpetology, 12(s1), S1-S90.

         2.      Batista, A., Köhler, G., Mebert, K., Hertz, A., & Veselý, M. (2016). An integrative approach to reveal speciation and     species richness in the genus Diasporus (Amphibia: Anura: Eleutherodactylidae) in eastern Panama. Zoological             Journal of the Linnean Society, 178(2), 267-311. doi: 10.1111/zoj.12411

  3.      Gratwicke, B., Ross, H., Batista, A., Chaves, G., Crawford, A. J., Elizondo, L., Estrada, A., Evans, M., Garelle, D., Guerrel, J., Hertz, A., Hughey, M., Jaramillo, C. A., Klocke, B., Mandica, M., Medina, D., Richards-Zawacki, C. L., Ryan, M. J., Sosa-Bartuano, A., Voyles, J., Walker, B., Woodhams, D. C. and Ibáñez, R. (2016), Evaluating the probability of avoiding disease-related extinctions of Panamanian amphibians through captive breeding programs. Anim Conserv, 19: 324–336. doi:10.1111/acv.12249   

  4.   Vanega-Guerrero, J., Batista, A., Medina, I., & Vargas-Salinas, F. (2015). Tantilla alticola (Boulenger, 1903) (Squamata: Colubridae): filling a geographical distribution gap in western Colombia. Check List, 11(1), 1555. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/11.1.1555

 

  5.   Abel Batista, Gunther Köhler, Konrad Mebert, Andreas Hertz & Milan Vesely. Delving into an underestimated frog genus: an integrative approach to reveal speciation and species richness in the genus Diasporus (Amphibia: Anura: Eleutherodactylidae) in eastern Panama. In press. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

  6.   Abel Batista, Konrad Mebert, Lotzkat, Sebastian. Milan Vesely & Gunther Köhler. 2015. A new species of Dactyloa from eastern Panama, with comments on other Dactyloa species present in the region. Zootaxa, 4039(1), 57-84.

 7. Batista, A., Ponce, M., Vesely, M., Mebert, K., Hertz, A., Köhler, G. & Lotzkat, S. 2015. Revision of the genus Lepidoblepharis (Reptilia: Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) in Central America, with the description of three new species. Zootaxa, 3994(2), 187.

 8. Batista, A., Jaramillo, C. A., Ponce, M., & Crawford, A. J. 2014. A new species of Andinobates (Amphibia: Anura: Dendrobatidae) from west central Panama. Zootaxa, 3866(3), 333-352.

9.  Abel Batista, Gunther Köhler, Konrad Mebert, and Milan Vesely. 2014. A new species of Bolitoglossa (Amphibia: Plethodontidae) from eastern Panama, with comments on other members of the adspersa species group from eastern Panama. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1(1): 97–121.

10.  Batista, A., C. A. Jaramillo, M. Ponce, and A. J. Crawford. 2014. A new species of Andinobates (Amphibia: Anura: Dendrobatidae) from west central Panama. Zootaxa 3866: 333–352.

11.        Batista A, Hertz A, Köhler G, Mebert K, Vesely M. 2014b. Morphological variation and phylogeography of frogs related to Pristimantis caryophyllaceus (Anura: Terrarana: Craugastoridae) in Panama. Salamandra 50 (3): 155-171

12.        Batista A, Hertz A, Mebert K, Köhler G, Lotzkat S, Ponce M, Vesely M. 2014a. Two new fringe-limbed frogs of the genus Ecnomiohyla (Anura: Hylidae) from Panama. Zootaxa 3826: 449–474.

13.    Hertz, A., A. Batista & G. Köhler. 2012. Description of the previously unknown advertisement call of Isthmohyla zeteki (Anura, Hylidae). Herpetology Notes 5:355–359.

14.    Lotzkat, S., Stadler, L., Batista, A., Hertz, A., Ponce, M., Hamad, N. & Köhler, G. 2012. Distribution extension for Anolis gruuo Köhler, Ponce, Sunyer and Batista, 2007 (Reptilia: Squamata: Dactyloidae) in the Comarca Ngöbe-Buglé of western Panama, and first records from Veraguas province. Check List 8(4): 620–625.

15.  Lotzkat, S., Batista, A., Vargas, J., Hertz, A., & Köhler, G. (2012). Reptilia, Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae, Potamites apodemus (Uzzell, 1966): Distribution extension and first records from Panama. Check List8(2), 302-306.

16.    Gunther Köhler1, Abel Batista, Arcadio Carrizo and Andreas Hertz. 2012.  Field notes on Craugastor azueroensis (Savage, 1975) (Amphibia: Anura: Craugastoridae). Herpetology Notes, volume 5: 157-162 (2012).

17.  Koehler, G., Batista, A., Vesely, M., Ponce, M., Carrizo, A., & Lotzkat, S. 2012. Evidence for the recognition of two species of Anolis formerly referred to as A. tropidogaster (Squamata: Dactyloidae). Zootaxa3348, 1-23.

18.    Abel Batista, Marcos Ponce & Andreas Hertz. 2012. A new species of rainfrog of the genus Diasporus (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae) from Serranía de Tabasará, Panama. Zootaxa 3410: 51–60. www.mapress.com/zootaxa/

19.    Batista et al. 2007. Riqueza y abundancia de anfibios y reptiles en el Sendero Samudio, Reserva Forestal Fortuna, Panamá. UNACHI, STRI, FORTUNA S.A., SENACYT. Edición Especial Vol 1. 27 pp.

20.    Gunther Köhler, Javier Sunyer, Marcos Ponce & Abel Batista2008. Noteworthy records of amphibians and reptiles in Panama (Amphibia: Plethodontidae, Craugastoridae, Hylidae,; Reptilia: Plychrotidae). Senckenbergiana biológica, 88(2):329-333

21.    Dietrich Mebs, Werner Pogoda, Abel Batista, Marcos Ponce, Gunther Köhler & Gerold Kauert. 2008. Variability of alkaloid profiles in Oophaga pumilio (Amphibia: Anura: Dendrobatidae) from western Panama and southern Nicaragua. Salamandra, 44(4):241-247.

22.    Abel Batista & Gunther Köhler 2008. Variation in Oophaga pumilio (Amphibia: Anura: Dendrobatidae) in western Panama.. Salamandra, 44(4):225-234.

23.    Gunther Köhler, Marcos Ponce & Abel Batista2007. A new species of worm salamander (genus Oedipina) from Fortuna, western central Panama (Amphibia, Caudata, Plethodontidae). Senckenbergiana biológica 87(2):213-217.

24.    Köhler, G., Ponce, M., Sunyer, J. & Batista, A. 2007. Four new species of anoles (genus Norops) from the Serranía de Tabasará, west-central Panama (Squamata: Polychrotidae). Herpetologica, 63, 375–391.

25.   Lozano…..Batista A.,… et al. 2002. Diversidad De Mamíferos en el Parque Nacional Volcán Barú, El  Respingo, Chiriquí, Panamá. Julio 2002. Revista Natura, 2002 Vol 10. Pag. 99-104.  

26. Batista, A., & Wilson, L. D. 2017. A new record for Leptophis cupreus (Cope, 1868) (Squamata: Colubridae) for Panama and Mesoamerica. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4: 671–673 http://mesoamericanherpetology.com/index.html   

27. Batista A., K. Merbert, S. Lotzkat, and L. D. Wilson. 2016. A new species of centipede snake of the genus Tantilla (Squamata: Colubridae) from an isolated premontane forest in eastern Panama. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3: 949–960 http://mesoamericanherpetology.com/index.html

28. Garces, O., Fuentes R., Miranda, M. & Batista A. 2016. Second individual of a recently discovered species of salamander, Bolitoglossa chucantiensis (Caudata: Plethodontidae), from eastern Panama. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3: 1082–1084 http://mesoamericanherpetology.com/index.html

29. Sosa-Bartuano, Á., Ponce, M., Batista, A., & Vesely, M. (2016). Primer registro fotográfico de Conepatus semistriatus (Carnivora: Mephitidae) en el Parque Nacional Cerro Hoya, Provincia de Veraguas, Panamá. Mammalogy Notes 3 (1): 29-31.

30. Batista, A., Köhler, G., Mebert, K., & Vesely, M. (2014). A new species of Bolitoglossa (Amphibia: Plethodontidae) from eastern Panama, with comments on other species of the adspersa species group from eastern Panama. Mesoamerican herpetology, 1, 97-121. http://mesoamericanherpetology.com/index.html

31. Batista, A. & M. Ponce (2011 "2010"): Anfíbios y reptiles (Amphibia: Anura, Caudata; Reptilia: Crocodylia, Squamata, Testudines) del Jardín Botánico de la Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí. Puente Biológico 3: 111–125.

   32. Köhler, G., Sunyer, J., Ponce, M., & Batista, A. 2008. Noteworthy records of amphibians and reptiles in Panama (Amphibia: Plethodontidae, Craugastoridae, Hylidae,; Reptilia: Plychrotidae). Senckenbergiana biológica, 88(2):329-333

    33. Batista, A. & Köhler, G. (2008). Variation in Oophaga pumilio (Amphibia: Anura: Dendrobatidae) in western Panama. Salamandra, 44(4):225-234.

  34. Köhler, G., Ponce, M., & Batista, A. 2007. A new species of worm salamander (genus Oedipina) from Fortuna, western central Panama (Amphibia, Caudata, Plethodontidae). Senckenbergiana biológica 87(2):213-217.

  35. Batista et al. 2007. Riqueza y abundancia de anfibios y reptiles en el Sendero Samudio, Reserva Forestal Fortuna, Panamá. UNACHI, STRI, FORTUNA S.A., SENACYT. Edición Especial Vol 1. 27 pp.

  36. Lozano…..Batista A.,… et al. (2002). Diversidad De Mamíferos en el Parque Nacional Volcán Barú, El  Respingo, Chiriquí, Panamá. Julio 2002. Revista Natura, 2002 Vol 10. Pag. 99-104.