Research at Cerro Chucantí

We greatly appreciate the work that independent researchers have done so far in the Chucantí Private Natural Reserve. Our knowledge would not be what it is without their efforts.

Cerro Chucantí is a location that offers many unique research opportunities, from the local watershed to the canopy of the cloud forest. The flora and fauna of the area are very unique, with a number of highly endemic species present such as the Chucantí Salamander (Bolitoglossa chucantiensis), Berguido’s Heliconia (Heliconia berguidoi) and Majé Frog (Diasporus majeensis). Accomadations are available at our field station, complete with running water and occasional electricity. If you are interested in using Chucantí as a research site, please Contact Us


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Batista, A., G. Köhler, K. Mebert, and M. 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):96-121.

Bermúdez, S., R. Miranda, Y. Zaldívar, P. González, G. Berguido, D. Trejos, J.M. Pascale, and M. Labruna. 2012. Detection of Rickettsia in ectoparasites of wild and domestic mammals from the Cerro Chucanti private reserve and from neighboring towns, Panamá, 2007-2010. Biomédica 32(2)

Flores, R., C. Black, and A. Ibáñez. 2017. A new species of Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) with pendent inflorescence, from Chucantí Private Nature Reserve, eastern Panama. Phytokeys 77:21-32.

Méndez-Carvajal, P.G. 2012. Preliminary Primate Survey at the Chucanti Nature Reserve, Darien Province, eastern Panama. Mesoamericana 16(3):22-29.

Méndez-Carvajal, P., M. Peñafiel, A. Zapata, and G. Berguido. 2015. The Panamanian climbing rat, Mammalia, Rodentia, Cricetidae, Tylomus panamensis (Gray, 1873): new report in Darien. Tecnociencia 17(1):47-56.