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The tadpoles of the neotropical Scinax catharinae group (Anura, Hylidae): Ecomorphology and descriptions of two new forms

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Pezzuti, Tiago Leite [1] ; Fernandes, Igor Rodrigues [1] ; Fortes Leite, Felipe Sa [2] ; De Sousa, Carlos Eduardo [3] ; Anchietta Garcia, Paulo Christiano [1] ; Rossa-Feres, Denise [3]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Inst Ciencias Biol, Dept Zool, Lab Herpetol, 6627 Pampulha, BR-31270901 Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Vicosa, Campus Florestal, Florestal, MG - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias Letras & Ciencias Exatas, Dept Zool & Bot, Campus Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER; v. 261, p. 22-32, 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Herein we provide novel data on the external morphological features and natural history of the tadpoles of Scinax canastrensis and Scinax carnevallii, two poorly known tree frog species occurring in southeastern Brazil. Both species share characteristics with all other species of the Scinax catharinae group, including oral discs not emarginated with the posterior margin concave when closed, many submarginal papillae laterally, circular nostrils, and vent tubes reaching the ventral fin margin. Landmark-based geometric morphometrics applied to 16 species of the S. catharinae group indicate that their tadpoles have substantial variation in body shape, yet with some overlap among species. Although the lentic/lotic habitat categorization was not sufficient for explaining the complex patterns of morphospace occupancy by tadpoles of S. catharinae group, some well-established ecomorphological relationships were recovered, such as that for suctorial and pond-type guilds. Moreover, the morphological diversity in shape may also reflect interspecific variation in microhabitat use, other contemporary factors (e.g., other abiotic habitat components and/or biological interactions) and evolutionary relationships. (C) 2016 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/51724-3 - Matthew D. Venesky | University of South Florida - United States
Grantee:Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
FAPESP's process: 10/52321-7 - Diversity and ecology of tadpoles from Central Amazonia
Grantee:Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants