Jorge Avaria-Llautureo

Brief history

  • 2005-2009: Biology, Universidad de Concepción
  • 2011-2012: Master in Cs. with mention in Zoology, Universidad de Concepción
  • 2013 at present: PhD. Systematic & Biodiversity, Universidad de Concepción

Jorge is interested in understanding the historical processes underlying the actual patterns of species richness and phenotypic complexity, principally in vertebrates. His current research is focused in evolutionary radiations, and the evolution of endothermy in mammals.


  • Avaria-Llautureo J, Rodríguez-Serrano E, Hernández CE, Inostroza-Michael O (Under Review) The non-adaptive side of evolutionary radiations: A new hypothesis for the most diverse Neotropical mammals.
  • Zúñiga-Reinoso A, Jerez V, Avaria-Llautureo J, Hernández CE, (2015) Consequences of the Last Glacial Maximum on Nyctelia confusa (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) in Patagonia.. Biol J Linn Soc. PDF
  • Valderrama-Aravena N, Pérez-Araneda K, Avaria-Llautureo J, Hernández CE, Lee M & A Brante (2014) Diversity of marine nematodes from Continental and Antarctic Chile: A morphological and molecular assessment. RBMO.
  • Benitez HB, Avaria-Llautureo J, Canales-Aguirre CB, Jerez V, Parra LE, Hernández CE (2013) Evolution of sexual size dimorphism and its relationship with sex ratio in carabid beetles of Genus Ceroglossus Solier. Current Zoology.
  • Hernández CE, Rodríguez-Serrano E, Avaria-Llautureo J, Inostroza-Michael O, Morales-Pallero B, Boric-Bargetto D, Canales-Aguirre CB, Marquet PA & A Meade (2013) Using phylogenetic information and the comparative method to evaluate hypotheses in macroecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
  • Astorga M, Hernández CE, Valenzuela C, Avaria-Llautureo J & R. Westermeier (2012) Origin, diversification, and historical biogeography of the giant kelps (genus Macrocystis): Evidences from Bayesian phylogenetic analysis. RBMO.
  • Rodriguez-Serrano E, Inostroza-Michael O, Avaria-Llautureo J, Hernandez CE (2012) Colony Size Evolution and the Origin of Eusociality in Corbiculate Bees (Hymenoptera: Apinae). PLoS ONE
  • Avaria-Llautureo J., Hernández CE, Morales-Pallero B, Boric-Bargetto B, Canales-Aguirre CB & Rodriguez-Serrano R (2012) Body size evolution in extant Oryzomyini rodents: Cope’s rule or miniaturization? PloSONE
  • Valencia-Pacheco E, J. Avaria-Llautureo, C. Muñoz-Escobar & CE Hernández (2011) Geographic patterns of richness distribution of rodents species from the Oryzomyini tribe (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae) in South America: evaluating the importance of colonization and extinction processes. Revista Chilena de Historia Nartural.
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