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Molecular phylogeny of Neotropical rock frogs reveals a long history of vicariant diversification in the Atlantic forest

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Sabbag, Ariadne F. [1, 2] ; Lyra, Mariana L. [1, 2] ; Zamudio, Kelly R. [3] ; Haddad, Celio F. B. [1, 2] ; Feio, Renato N. [4] ; Leite, Felipe S. F. [5] ; Gasparini, Joao Luiz [6, 7] ; Brasileiro, Cinthia A. [8]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, BR-13506900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Ctr Aquicultura CAUNESP, BR-13506900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Cornell Univ, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, Ithaca, NY 14853 - USA
[4] Univ Fed Vicosa, Dept Biol Anim, Museu Zool Joao Moojen, Ctr Ciencias Biol & Saude, BR-36571000 Vicosa, MG - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Vicosa, Inst Ciencias Biol & Saude, BR-35690000 Florestal, MG - Brazil
[6] Univ Fed Espirito Santo, Lab Vertebrados Terr, BR-29932540 Sao Mateus, ES - Brazil
[7] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biociencias, Grp Hist Nat Vertebrados, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[8] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Ecol & Biol Evolut, BR-09972270 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 8
Document type: Journal article
Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution; v. 122, p. 142-156, MAY 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 5

The Brazilian Atlantic coastal forest is one of the most heterogeneous morphoclimatic domains on earth and is thus an excellent region in which to examine the role that habitat heterogeneity plays in shaping diversification of lineages and species. Here we present a molecular phylogeny of the rock frogs of the genus Thoropa Cope, 1865, native to the Atlantic forest and extending to adjacent campo rupestre of Brazil. The goal of this study is to reconstruct the evolutionary history of the genus using multilocus molecular phylogenetic analyses. Our topology reveals 12 highly supported lineages among the four nominal species included in the study. Species T. saxatilis and T. megatympanum are monophyletic. Thoropa taophora is also monophyletic, but nested within T. miliaris. Populations of T. miliaris cluster in five geographically distinct lineages, with low support for relationships among them. Although all 12 lineages are geographically structured, some T. miliaris lineages have syntopic distributions with others, likely reflecting a secondary contact zone between divergent lineages. We discuss a biogeographic scenario that best explains the order of divergence and the distribution of species in Atlantic forest and adjacent areas, and outline the implications of our findings for the taxonomy of Thoropa. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50342-8 - Amphibians of Lagamar Mosaic protected areas: diversity, conservation and perspectives
Grantee:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Support type: Research Grants - Research Partnership for Technological Innovation - PITE
FAPESP's process: 08/50928-1 - Speciation of frogs in high-altitude environments
Grantee:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/50741-7 - Diversity and conservation of Brazilian amphibians
Grantee:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants