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Phylogeography of three species of Phyllomedusa (Anura, Hylidae) within different morphoclimatic areas

Grant number: 12/12169-7
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2012 - November 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Animal Genetics
Principal researcher:Shirlei Maria Recco-Pimentel
Grantee:Shirlei Maria Recco-Pimentel
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Three species of Phyllomedusa, currently named P. azurea, P. hypochondrialis e P. nordestina, were for long time assigned to P. hypochondrialis. These three closely related species are interesting models to be investigated through phylogeography approach, especially because they are widely distributed in three different morphoclimatic domains and shows allopatric occurrence. Difficulties in taxonomic delimitation and the occurrence of morphological and chromosomal variations associated with genetic divergence among populations, already reported by other authors, lead to the necessity of a wide sampling of this populations to get a complete panoramic of the history diversification of these taxa. Increasingly, refined phylogeography methods are important alternative to better understanding of micro and macroevolutionary process in these species. The focus of the project is provide more information about geographic distribution of the genetic variation in populations of the P. azurea, P. hypochondrialis and P. nordestina, aiming better taxonomic delimitation and to infer the history diversification of these taxa. (AU)

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BRUSCHI, DANIEL PACHECO; PERES, ELEN ARROYO; LOURENCO, LUCIANA BOLSONI; DE MACEDO BARTOLETI, LUIZ FILIPE; SOBRAL-SOUZA, THADEU; RECCO-PIMENTEL, SHIRLEI MARIA. Signature of the Paleo-Course Changes in the Sao Francisco River as Source of Genetic Structure in Neotropical Pithecopus nordestinus (Phyllomedusinae, Anura) Treefrog. FRONTIERS IN GENETICS, v. 10, AUG 14 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
HAGA, ISABELLE AQUEMI; DE ANDRADE, FELIPE SILVA; BRUSCHI, DANIEL PACHECO; RECCO-PIMENTEL, SHIRLEI MARIA; GIARETTA, ARIOVALDO ANTONIO. Unrevealing the leaf frogs Cerrado diversity: A new species of Pithecopus (Anura, Arboranae, Phyllomedusidae) from the Mato Grosso state, Brazil. PLoS One, v. 12, n. 9 SEP 27 2017. Web of Science Citations: 5.

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