Monday, August 27, 2018

[Herpetology • 2018] On Rhinella gildae (Anura: Bufonidae): Phylogenetic Relationship, Morphological Variation, Advertisement and Release Calls and Geographic Distribution


Rhinella gildae Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Bastos & Pombal 2015

in Ávila, Pansonato, Perez, Carvalho, Roberto, et al., 2018.  

Abstract
Anurans in the Rhinella margaritifera group have a long history of taxonomic confusion, mainly by morphological similarity between species and lack of acoustic and genetic data for many of the 19 described species. Herein, we presented data for Rhinella gildae based on recently collected specimens from its type locality. We provide patterns of morphological variation, measurements, advertisement and release calls and infer the phylogenetic position of R. gildae. The species geographical distribution was updated, occurring in two Amazonian localities in Maranhão state, and Cerrado areas in Maranhão and Tocantins states and also in a rainforest enclave inside Caatinga domain in Ceará state.

Keywords: Amphibia, bioacoustics, morphology, Rhinella margaritifera



Robson Waldemar Ávila, André Pansonato, Renata Perez, Vinicius Tadeu de Carvalho, Igor Joventino Roberto, Drausio Honorio Morais, Alexandre Pinheiro de Almeida., Rommel Rojas, Marcelo Gordo and Izeni Pires Farias. 2018.  On Rhinella gildae Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Bastos & Pombal 2015 (Anura: Bufonidae): Phylogenetic Relationship, Morphological Variation, Advertisement and Release Calls and Geographic Distribution. Zootaxa. 4462(2); 274–290. DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4462.2.9

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