Publications since 2013

Under review

  • Benítez-Álvarez L, Leria L, Dols D, Riutort M (under review) Building phylogenies from transcriptomic data. Book chapter in “The Schmidtea mediterranea toolbox” within Springer Nature series Methods in Molecular Biology.


  • Cuevas-Caballé, Cristian; Ferrer-Obiol, Joan; Vizueta, Joel; Meritxell Genovart; González-Solís, Jacob; Riutort, Marta; Rozas, Julio. The genome of the Balearic shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus), a Critically Endangered seabird: a valuable resource for evolutionary and conservation genomics. Genome Biology and Evolution 10.1101/2021.12.17.473171
  • Longhua GuoJoshua BloomDaniel Dols SerrateEyal Ben DavidOlga T. Schubert, Kaiya Kazuma, Katarina Ho, Yubao WeiDaniel LeightonJames BoocockTzitziki Lemus VergaraMarta RiutortAlejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Leonid KruglyakIsland-specific evolution of a sex-primed autosome in the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea.  bioRxiv 10.1101/2021.05.24.445457
  • Solà E, et al (accepted) Three dispersal routes out of Africa: The puzzling biogeographical history of the freshwater planarian Dugesia (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida) revealed by molecular data. Journal of Biogeography.
  • Leria L, Riutort M, Romero R, Ferrer X, Vila-Farré M (2022) Biogeographic history of the Western Mediterranean Dugesia freshwater planarians (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida): From microplate tectonics to environmental factors. Journal of Biogeography, online
  • Joan Ferrer Obiol, Helen James, R. Chesser, Vincent Bretagnolle, Jacob Gonzales-Solis, Julio Rozas, Andreanna Welch, Marta Riutort (2022). Paleoceanographic changes in the late Pliocene promoted rapid diversification in pelagic seabirds. Journal of Biogeography, 49:171–188. 


  • Michel, M.R.,  Flores- Gallegos, A.C.  Villarreal-Morales, S.L., Aguilar-Zárate, P., Aguilar, C.N.,  Riutort, M. & Rodríguez-Herrera, R. (2021). Fructosyltransferase production by Aspergillus oryzae BM-DIA using solid-state fermentation and the properties of its nucleotide and protein sequences. Folia Microbiologica.
  • García-Vernet, R., Martín, B., Peinado, M.A., Víkingsson, G., Riutort, M., Aguilar A. (2021). CpG methylation frequency of TET2, GRIA2, and CDKN2A genes in the North Atlantic fin whale varies with age and between populations. Marine Mammal Science. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12808
  • Negrete, L., Álvarez-Presas, M., Riutort, M., Brusa, F. (2021). Integrative taxonomy of land planarians (Platyhelminthes: Geoplanidae) from the Andean-Patagonian Forests from Argentina and Chile, withthe erection of two new genera. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 59:588–612.
  • Stocchino, G.A., Dols-Serrate, D., Ronald Sluys, S., Riutort, M., Onnis, C., Manconi, R. (2021) AMPHIBIOPLANIDAE: a new branch and Family on the phylogenetic tree of the triclad flatworms (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida), represented by a species from Sardinian caves with a remarkable lifestyle.  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, zlaa 183
  • Joan Ferrer Obiol, Helen F. James, R. Terry Chesser, Vincent Bretagnolle, Jacob González-Solís, Julio Rozas, Marta Riutort, Andreanna J. Welch (2021). Integrating Sequence Capture and Restriction-Site Associated DNA Sequencing to resolve Recent Radiations of Pelagic Seabirds. Systematic Biology,


  • Feng, S., Stiller, J. (…) Zhang, G. (Bird 10K consortium) (2020). Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics. Nature, 587pages 252–257.
  • Araujo, A. P. G., Carbayo, F., Riutort, M., & Álvarez-Presas, M. (2020) Five new pseudocryptic land planarian species of Cratera (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida) unveiled through integrative taxonomy. PeerJ, 8, e9726.
  • Dols-serrate, D., Leria, L., Aguilar, J.P., Stocchino, G., Riutort, M. (2020). Dugesia hepta and Dugesia benazzii ( Platyhelminthes : Tricladida ): two sympatric species with occasional sex ? Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 20, 369–386
  • Mateos, E., Winkler, D., Riutort, M., & Alvarez-Presas, M. (2020). New morphological and molecular data reveal an important underestimation of species diversity and indicate evolutionary patterns in European Lepidocyrtus (Collembola, Entomobryidae). Invertebrate Systematics
  • Mateos, E., Jones, H. D., Riutort, M., & Álvarez-Presas, M. (2020). A new species of alien terrestrial planarian in Spain: Caenoplana decolorata. PeerJ, 8.
  • Jones, H. D., Mateos, E., Riutort, M., & Álvarez-presas, M. (2020). The identity of the invasive yellow-striped terrestrial planarian found recently in Europe: Caenoplana variegata (Fletcher & Hamilton, 1888) or Caenoplana bicolor (Graff, 1899)? Zookeys, 4731(2), 193–222.
  • Benítez-Álvarez, L., Leal-Zanchet, A. M., Oceguera-Figueroa, A., Lopes Ferreira, R., de Medeiros Bento, D., Braccini, J., Sluys, R., Riutort, M. (2020). Phylogeny and biogeography of the Cavernicola (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida): Relicts of an epigean group sheltering in caves? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 145: 106709.
  • Leria, L., Vila-Farré, M., Álvarez-Presas, M., Sánchez-Gracia, A., Rozas, J., Sluys, R., & Riutort, M. (2020). Cryptic species delineation in freshwater planarians of the genus Dugesia ( Platyhelminthes , Tricladida ): Extreme intraindividual genetic diversity , morphological stasis , and karyological variability. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 143, February 2020, 106496.


  • Kanana, Y.; Riutort, M. (2019). First record of freshwater planarian Girardia tigrina (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Continenticola) in Eastern Europe. Zootaxa 4624(4), 597-600
  • Harrath, A.H.; Sluys, R.; Mansour, L.; Lekeufack, G.; Aldahmash, W.; Alwasel, S.; Solà, E.; Riutort, M. (2019). Molecular and morphological identification of two new African species of Dugesia (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Dugesiidae) from Cameroon. Journal of Natural History 53(5-6): 253-271
  • Soliño, L., Ferrer-Obiol, J., Navarro-Herrero, L., González-Solís, J., & Costa, P. R. (2019). Are pelagic seabirds exposed to amnesic shellfish poisoning toxins?. Harmful Algae, 84, 172-180.
  • Cuevas-Caballé, C., Riutort, M., & Álvarez-Presas, M. (2019). Diet assessment of two land planarian species using high-throughput sequencing data. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 8679.
  • Leria, L., Vila-Farré, M., Solà, E., & Riutort, M. (2019). Outstanding intraindividual genetic diversity in fissiparous planarians (Dugesia, Platyhelminthes) with facultative sex. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 19(1), 130.


  • Álvarez-Presas, M.; Mateos, E.; Riutort, M. (2018). Hidden diversity in forest soils: characterization and comparison of terrestrial flatworm’s communities in two national parks in Spain. Ecology and Evolution, 8(15), pp. 7386 – 7400
  • Leria, L.; Sluys, R.; Riutort, M. (2018). Diversification and biogeographic history of the Western Palearctic freshwater flatworm genus Schmidtea (Tricladida: Dugesiidae), with a re-description of S. nova. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 56(3), pp. 335 – 351. .
  • Carbayo, F.; Santos Silva, M.; Riutort, M.; Álvarez-Presas, M. (2018). Rolling into the deep of the land planarian genus Choeradoplana (Tricladida, Continenticola, Geoplanidae) taxonomy. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 18, pp. 187 – 210. .
  • Souza, S.; Riutort, M.; Ferreira, R.; Leal-Zanchet, A. (2018). An integrative taxonomic approach reveals the first marine triclad (Platyhelminthes) trapped in a cave from a semi-arid Neotropical environment. Invertebrate Systematics, 32, pp. 627 – 638 . .
  • Mateos, E.; Escuer, P.; Busmachiu, G.; Riutort, M.; Álvarez-Presas, M. (2018). Untangling Lepidocyrtus (Collembola, Entomobryidae): new molecular data shed light on the relationships of the European groups. Invertebrate Systematics, 32, pp. 639 – 651 . .


  • Stocchino, G.A.; Sluys, R.; Riutort, M.; Solà, E.; Manconi, R. (2017). Freshwater planarian diversity (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Dugesiidae) in Madagascar: new species, cryptic species, with a redefinition of character states. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 181(4), pp. 727 – 756 . .
  • Mateos, E.; Sluys, R.; Riutort, M.; Alvarez-Presas, M. (2017). Species richness in the genus Microplana (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Microplaninae) in Europe: as yet no asymptote in sight. Invertebrate Systematics, 31, pp. 269 – 301 . .


  • Sluys, R.; Mateos, E.; Riutort, M.; Alvarez-Presas, M. (2016). Towards a comprehensive, integrative analysis of the diversity of European microplaninid land flatworms (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Microplaninae), with the description of two peculiar new species. Systematics and Biodiversity, 14(1), pp. 9 – 31 . .
  • Carbayo, Fernando; Alvarez-Presas, Marta; Jones, Hugh D.; Riutort, Marta (2016). The true identity of Obama (Platyhelminthes: Geoplanidae) flatworm spreading across Europe. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 177(1), pp. 5 – 28 . .
  • Harrath, A.H.; Mansour, L.; Lagnika, M.; Sluys, R.; Boutin, C.; Alwasel, S.; Poch, A.; Riutort, M. (2016). A molecular analysis of the phylogenetic position of the suborder Cavernicola within the Tricladida (Platyhelminthes), with the description of a new species of stygobiont flatworm from Benin. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 178, pp. 482 – 491 . .
  • Mazza, G.; Menchetti, M.; Sluys, R.; Solà, E.; Riutort, M.; Tricarico,E; Justine, J-L; Cavigioli, L.; Mori, E. (2016). First report of the land planarian Diversibipalium multilineatum (Makino & Shirasawa, 1983) (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Continenticola) in Europe. Zootaxa, 4067(5), pp. 577 – 580 . .


  • Solà, E.; Sluy, R.; Segev, O.; Blaustein, L.; Riutort, M. (2015). The taxonomic status of Dugesia biblica from Israel and Turkey (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Dugesiidae). ZooKeys, 506, pp. 1 – 12 . . ISSN: 1313-2989
  • Solà, E.; Álvarez-Presas, M.; Frias, C.; Littlewood, T.; Rozas, J., Riutort, M. (2015). Evolutionary analysis of mitogenomes from parasitic and free-living flatworms. PLoS One, 10(3), pp. e0120081 – e0120081 . Link.
  • Álvarez-Presas, M.; Amaral, S.; Carbayo, F.; Leal-Zanchet, A.M., Riutort, M. 2015). Focus on the details: morphological evidence supports new cryptic land flatworm (Platyhelminthes) species revealed with molecules. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 15, pp. 379 – 403 . .
  • Sluys, R.; Vila-Farre, M.; Alvarez-Presas, M.; Riutort, M.; Kawakatsu, M., Tulp, A.S. (2015). The diet and distribution of Pentacoelum kazukolinda (Kawakatsu & Mitchell, 1984), a maricolan planarian with a freshwater ecology. Zoologica Scripta, 44(1), pp. 72 – 91 . .
  • Flores-Gallegos, A.C.; Morlett-Chávez J.A.; Aguilar, C.N.; Riutort, M.; Rodríguez-Herrera, R. (2015). Gene encoding inulinase isolated from penicillium citrinum ESS and its molecular phylogeny. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 175(3), pp. 1358 – 1370 . .


  • Álvarez-Presas, M.; Mateos, E.; Tudó, A.; Jones, H.; Riutort, M. (2014). Diversity of introduced terrestrial flatworms in the Iberian Peninsula: a cautionary tale. PeerJ, 2(e430) . Link.
  • Álvarez-Presas,M.; Riutort, M. (2014). Planarian (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida) Diversity and Molecular Markers: A New View of an Old Group. Diversity, 6, pp. 323 – 338 . Link .
  • Álvarez, M.; Sánchez-Gracia, A.; Carbayo, F.; Rozas, J.; Riutort, M. (2014). Insights into the origin and distribution of biodiversity in the Brazilian Atlantic forest hotspot: A statistical phylogeographic study using a low-dispersal organism. Heredity, 112, pp. 656 – 665 . . ISSN: 0018-067X


  • Lázaro, E.M.; Riutort, M. (2013). Dugesia sicula (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida): the colonizing success of an asexual Planarian. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13, p. 268 . Link .
  • Carbayo, F.; Álvarez Presas, M.; Olivares, C.; Marques, F.; Froehlich, E.; Riutort, M. (2013). Molecular phylogeny of Geoplaninae (Platyhelminthes) challenges current classification: proposal of taxonomic actions. Zoologica Scripta, 42(5), pp. 508 – 528 . .
  • Sluys, R.; Solà, E.; Gritzalis, K.; Vila-Farré, M.; Mateos, E.; Riutort, M. (2013). Integrative delineation of species of Mediterranean freshwater planarians (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Dugesiidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 169, pp. 523 – 547 . .
  • Solà, E.; Sluys, R.; Gritzalis, K.; Riutort, M. (2013). Fluvial basin history in the northeastern Mediterranean Region underlies dispersal and speciation patterns in the genus Dugesia (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Dugesiidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66(3), pp. 877 – 888 . .

Popular Science

  • Mateos, E.; Álvarez-Presas, M.; Riutort, M (2015). Nuevos visitantes en España: Planarias terrestres introducidas. Quercus, 353, pp. 40 – 48 . Publicació online ( . ISSN: 0212-0054
  • Riutort, M.; Álvarez-Presas, M.; Mateos, E. (2017). Planarias exóticas en España. De curiosos gusanos introducidos en nuestros jardines a invasoras de nuestros ecosistemas y cultivos. Investigación y Ciencia, Mayo 2017, pp. 82 – 83 . ISSN: 0210-136X