ISSN: 1659-438X

Contribuciones Zoológicas UCR



Instructions to Authors

Editorial Committee




Contribuciones Zoológicas UCR (Contr. Zool. UCR) is intended for the publication of lists of species, lists of type specimens associated with zoological collections, notes on range extension, and natural history notes on animal species occurring Mesoamerica. It is an online publication with free internet access, following the Budapest Open Access Initiative (, which is readily available to readers. The use of this publication has the following advantages:

• Publication of color images,

• No size limit on the publication,

• Accessible, online scientific papers in high resolution PDF format that are easy to read and print, and

• No publication cost.

Parallel to the Contribuciones Zoológicas UCR there will be the Listas Actualizadas de Especies UCR site, where the authors that have published a list can keep it up-to-date, although they should cite the original publication. This can be in English, Spanish or bilingual.

This Web site was developed and is maintained by the Museo de Zoología UCR of the Escuela de Biología of the Universidad de Costa Rica, a museum dedicated to enhancing our knowledge of biodiversity, especially that of Costa Rica and Mesoamerica.