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Extensive Cryptic Diversity Within the Physalaemus cuvieri-Physalaemus ephippifer Species Complex (Amphibia, Anura) Revealed by Cytogenetic, Mitochondrial, and Genomic Markers

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Nascimento, Juliana [1] ; Lima, Jucivaldo D. [2] ; Suarez, Pablo [3] ; Baldo, Diego [4] ; Andrade, V, Gilda ; Pierson, Todd W. [5] ; Fitzpatrick, Benjamin M. [5] ; Haddad, Cello F. B. [6, 7] ; Recco-Pimentel, Shirlei M. [1] ; Lourenco, Luciana Bolsoni [1]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Biol Estrutural & Func, Lab Estudos Cromossom LabEsC, Inst Biol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Inst Pesquisas Cient & Tecnol Estado Amapa, Nucleo Biodiversidade NUBIO, Zool, Campus Fazendinha, Macapa - Brazil
[3] Inst Biol Subtrop CONICET UNaM, Puerto Iguazu - Argentina
[4] Univ Nacl Misiones, Inst Biol Subtrop CONICET UNaM, Lab Genet Evolut, Fac Ciencias Exactas Quim & Nat, Posadas - Argentina
[5] Univ Tennessee, Dept Ecol 8 Evolutionary Biol, Knoxville, TN - USA
[6] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Zool, Inst Biociencias, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[7] Univ Estadual Paulista, Ctr Aquicultura CAUNESP, Inst Biociencias, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: FRONTIERS IN GENETICS; v. 10, AUG 14 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Previous cytogenetic and phylogenetic analyses showed a high variability in the frog taxa Physalaemus cuvieri and Physalaemus ephippifer and suggested the presence of undescribed diversity in this species complex. Here, by 1) adding specimens from the Brazilian Amazon region, 2) employing sequence-based species delimitation approaches, and 3) including RADseq-style markers, we demonstrate that the diversity in the P. cuvieri-P. ephippifer species complex is even greater than previously suspected. Specimens from Virua and Western Para, located at the Guiana Amazonian area of endemism, were recovered as distinct from all previously identified lineages by the phylogenetic analyses based on mitochondria! DNA and RAD markers, a PCA from RAD data, and cytogenetic analysis. The sequence-based species delimitation analyses supported the recognition of one or two undescribed species among these Amazonian specimens and also supported the recognition of at least three other species in the P. cuvieri-P. ephippifer species complex. These new results reinforce the need for a comprehensive taxonomic revision. (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: 13/50741-7 - Diversity and conservation of Brazilian amphibians
Grantee:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/06030-7 - Prospection of genetic markers for the evolutionary study of anurans of the genus Physalaemus
Grantee:Luciana Bolsoni Lourenço
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research
FAPESP's process: 11/09239-0 - Phylogenetic analysis and study of sex and B chromosomes of Physalaemus (Anura, Leiuperidae): a contribution to the analysis of the karyological evolution in the genus
Grantee:Luciana Bolsoni Lourenço
Support type: Regular Research Grants