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Advertisement call evolution in the genus Leptodactylus (Anura, Leptodactylidae, Leptodactylinae), with taxonomic application on populations and species of the genus

Grant number: 12/15763-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Ariovaldo Antonio Giaretta
Grantee:Thiago Ribeiro de Carvalho Tavares
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/13404-8 - Patterns of evolution of acoustic signals of the neotropical genus Adenomera (Anura, Leptodactylidae, Leptodactylinae), BE.EP.DR


The advertisement call is the major acoustic signal emitted by males of amphibian anurans during the reproductive season. This line of evidence (Bioacoustics) has contributed to the recognition of new species as a valuable tool. Vocalizations (Biocoustics) represent a database with potential application in the detection of macroevolutionary patterns, which could be used directly as characters in phylogenetic analyses or as a posteriori indicators of the robustness of topologies. The genus Leptodactylus currently encompasses 89 species, distributed from southern North America and throughout the neotropical region. The taxonomy and interrelationship of its species have been revised in several studies, more recently, under a phylogenetic approach. The aim of this study is to contribute to the taxonomy and zoogeographic pattern of the genus Leptodactylus through the description/redescription of the advertisement call characters, so as to improve the taxonomic knowledge of the genus, potentially revealing part of its underestimated richness under a bioacoustic and morphological/morphometric perspective; to understand the evolution of the advertisement call of Leptodactylus from previously available phylogenetic hypotheses; and to test the robustness of its clades and phylogenetic position of problematic taxa from a priori phylogenetic hypotheses. The comparative methods of most interest in the study involve the detection of phylogenetic signal; reconstruction of ancestral character states; and adaptative hypothesis tests by associations/correlations among characters. (AU)

Scientific publications (8)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE CARVALHO, THIACO R.; ANGULO, ARIADNE; KOKUBUM, MARCELO N. C.; BARBERA, DIEGO A.; DE SOUZA, MOISES B.; HADDAD, CELIO F. B.; GIARETTA, ARIOVALDO A. A New Cryptic Species of the Adenomera andreae Clade from Southwestern Amazonia (Anura, Leptodactylidae). Herpetologica, v. 75, n. 3, p. 233-246, SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE CARVALHO, THIAGO R.; CASSINI, CARLA S.; TAUCCE, PEDRO P. G.; HADDAD, CELIO F. B. A New, Morphologically Cryptic Species of Adenomera Closely Related to Adenomera araucaria from the Atlantic Forest of Southern Brazil (Anura, Leptodactylidae). Journal of Herpetology, v. 53, n. 2, p. 131-143, MAY 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MARINHO, PEDRO; DE CARVALHO, THIAGO RIBEIRO; BANG, DAVI LEE; DA VEIGA TEIXEIRA, BERNARDO FRANCO; AZARAK, PRISCILA ALENCAR; COSTA CAMPOS, CARLOS EDUARDO; GIARETTA, ARIOVALDO ANTONIO. Advertisement calls, intraspecific variation and species diagnosis of six Brazilian species of Elachistocleis (Anura: Microhylidae: Gastrophryninae). Zootaxa, v. 4521, n. 3, p. 357-375, NOV 15 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
VIDIGAL, IZADORA; DE CARVALHO, THIAGO R.; CLEMENTE-CARVALHO, RUTE B. G.; GIARETTA, ARIOVALDO A. Vocalizations, tadpole, and natural history of Crossodactylus werneri Pimenta, Cruz & Caramaschi, 2014 (Anura: Hylodidae), with comments on distribution and intraspecific variation. Zootaxa, v. 4388, n. 1, p. 61-75, MAR 1 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
HAGA, ISABELLE AQUEMI; DE CARVALHO, THIAGO RIBEIRO; DE ANDRADE, FELIPE SILVA; GIARETTA, ARIOVALDO ANTONIO. Advertisement and aggressive calls of Pithecopus azureus (Anura: Phyllomedusidae) from the border of Brazil and Paraguay. Phyllomedusa, v. 16, n. 1, p. 47-56, JUN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
DE ANDRADE, FELIPE SILVA; DE CARVALHO, THIAGO RIBEIRO; MARTINS, LUCAS BORGES; GIARETTA, ARIOVALDO ANTONIO. Reassessment of the vocal repertoire of a nest-building gladiator frog, Boana pardalis (Anura, Hylidae, Cophomantinae): implications for its diagnosis within the B-faber species group. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, v. 52, n. 2, p. 157-167, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MARTINS, LUCAS B.; GIARETTA, ARIOVALDO A.; CARVALHO, THIAGO R.; MIWA, RAFAEL Y. Vocalizations of Hypsiboas beckeri and H. stenocephalus (Anura: Hylidae), two species of the H. polytaenius growl from southeastern Brazil. Phyllomedusa, v. 15, n. 1, p. 51-64, JUN 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DE CARVALHO, THIAGO RIBEIRO; GIARETTA, ARIOVALDO ANTONIO; DA VEIGA TEIXEIRA, BERNARDO FRANCO; MARTINS, LUCAS BORGES. New bioacoustic and distributional data on Bokermannohyla sapiranga Brandao et al., 2012 (Anura: Hylidae): revisiting its diagnosis in comparison with B-pseudopseudis (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1937). Zootaxa, v. 3746, n. 2, p. 383-392, DEC 11 2013. Web of Science Citations: 5.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
TAVARES, Thiago Ribeiro de Carvalho. Evolution of advertisement call in the genera Adenomera and Leptodactylus (Anura, Leptodactylidae, Leptodacylinae), with taxonomic application to populations and species within Leptodactylinae. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto Ribeirão Preto.

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