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Molecular and morphological data reveal three new cryptic species of Chiasmocleis (Mehely1904) (Anura, Microhylidae) endemic to the Atlantic Forest, Brazil

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Forlani, Mauricio C. ; Tonini, Joao F. R. ; Cruz, Carlos A. G. ; Zaher, Hussam ; de Sa, Rafael O.
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: PeerJ; v. 5, FEB 21 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Three new cryptic species of Chiasmocleis from the Atlantic Forest of Brazil are described. Two of these species occur in the northeastern states of Sergipe and Bahia, whereas the third species is found in the southeastern state of Sao Paulo. The new species can be distinguished from other congeneric species by the molecular data, as evidenced in the phylogeny, and by a combination of morphological characters including: size, foot webbing, dermal spines, and coloration patterns. Chiasmocle is species differ in osteological traits, therefore we also provide an osteological description of each new species and comparsions with data reported for other species in the genus. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50206-9 - Origin and evolution of snakes and their diversification in the Neotropics: a multidisciplinary approach
Grantee:Hussam El Dine Zaher
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants