TTU Biology: Faculty

Salazar-Bravo, Jorge

Office Phone: 1(806)834-3718
Fax: (806) 742-2963

Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Biology, University of New Mexico (2000)
  • B.Sc., Biologia, Universidad Mayor de San Andres, La Paz, Bolivia (1988)
Research Interests
Evolution and systematics of Neotropical mammals; the interplay between systematics and disease ecology.
Selected Publications

Recent papers 


Salazar-Bravo, J. , U. Pardiñas and G. D’Elía. 2013. A phylogenetic appraisal of Sigmodontinae (Rodentia, Cricetidae) with emphasis on phyllotine genera: systematics and biogeography. Zoologica Scripta 42(3):250-261 [pdf]

Parada, A., U. Pardiñas, J. Salazar-Bravo , G. D´Elía and E. Palma. 2013. Dating an impressive Neotropical radiation: Molecular time estimates for the Sigmodontinae (Rodentia) provide insights into its historical biogeography. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66:960-968 [pdf]

Guzman, C., S. Mattar, S. Levis, N. Pini,, L.T. Figuereido, J. Mills and J. Salazar-Bravo . 2013. Prevalence of antibodies to hantaviruses in humans and rodents in the Caribbean region of Colombia determined using Araraquara and Maciel virus antigens. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 108 (2): 167-171. [pdf]

Holsomback, T., C. Van Nice, R. Clark, N. McIntyre, A. Abuzeineh, and J. Salazar-Bravo. 2013. Socioecology of the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) and the spatiotemporal distribution of Bayou virus (BAYV) in Coastal Texas.  Geospatial Health 7: 289-298 [pdf]

Nascimento, F., Souza, A., Menezes, A, Durans, A., Moreira, J., Salazar-Bravo, J ., D’Andrea, P. and C. Bonvicino. 2013. The role of historical barriers in the diversification processes in open vegetation formations during the Miocene/Pliocene using an ancient rodent lineage as a model. PLoS ONE 8: e61924 [pdf]

Gardner, S., A. Dursahinhan, G. Racz, N. Batsaikhan, S. Ganzorig, D. Tinnin, D. Damdinbazar, C. Woods, A. T. Peterson. E. Alandia, J.L. Mollericona and J. Salazar-Bravo . 2013. Sylvatic species of Echinococcus from rodent intermediate hosts in Asia and South America. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Texas Tech University 318:1-13 [pdf]


Pardiñas, U., G. Lessa, P. Teta, J. Salazar-Bravo, and E. Camara. 2014. A new genus of sigmodontine rodent from eastern Brazil and the origin of the tribe Phyllotini. Journal of Mammalogy 95(2):201–215 [pdf]

Gardner, S. J. Salazar-Bravo, and J. Cook. 2014. New species of Ctenomys (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae) from Bolivia. Museum of Texas Tech University, Special Publication 62:1-34 [pdf]