1.        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.

2.       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.

3.        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.

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.

5.        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.

6.        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.

7.        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.

8.        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

9.        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.

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

11.    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.

12.  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.

13.    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).

14.  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.

15.    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/

16.    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.

17.    Gunther Köhler, Javier Sunyer, Marcos Ponce & Abel Batista. 2008. Noteworthy records of amphibians and reptiles in Panama (Amphibia: Plethodontidae, Craugastoridae, Hylidae,; Reptilia: Plychrotidae). Senckenbergiana biológica, 88(2):329-333

18.    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.

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

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

21.    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.

22.   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.