Carlos Peña

Postdoctoral researcher
Laboratory of Genetics, University of Turku, Finland
I am working on the diversification of species in Lepidoptera. I am a Subject Editor of the taxonomical journal Zookeys (dealing with manuscripts on butterflies) and also an Associate Editor for the Revista peruana de Biología. I am also the web application developer in our group. I use MySQL, add some PHP and spice it up with a little bit of AJAX to make our Voucher database.


  • 10.1371/journal.pone.0039071
  • 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.09.005
  • 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01782.x
  • 10.1098/rspb.2011.1430
  • 10.1590/S1519-566X2011000100001
  • 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00627.x
  • 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00421.x
  • 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.08.012
  • 10.1098/rspb.2009.1303
  • 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0062
  • 10.1016/j.ympev.2006.02.007
  • Climate-driven diversity dynamics in plants and plant-feeding insects
  • Cretaceous origin and repeated tertiary diversification of the redefined butterflies
  • Systematics and evolutionary history of butterflies in the
  • VoSeq: A voucher and DNA sequence web application
  • From the phylogeny of the satyrinae butterflies to the systematics of euptychiina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae): History, progress and prospects
  • The radiation of Satyrini butterflies (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae): A challenge for phylogenetic methods
  • Two new taxa of Euptychia Hübner, 1818 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from the Andes of Colombia and Peru
  • Biogeographic history of the butterfly subtribe euptychiina (lepidoptera, nymphalidae, Satyrinae)
  • Phylogenetics of Coenonymphina (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) and the problem of rooting rapid radiations
  • Nymphalid butterflies diversify following near demise at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary
  • Prehistorical climate change increased diversification of a group of butterflies
  • Description of Genus Guaianaza for
  • Higher level phylogeny of Satyrinae butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) based on DNA sequence data

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