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A review of the elusive bicolored iris Snouted Treefrogs (Anura: Hylidae:Scinax uruguayus group)

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Baldo, Diego [1] ; Araujo-Vieira, Katyuscia [2] ; Cardozo, Dario [1] ; Borteiro, Claudio [3] ; Leal, Fernando [4] ; Pereyra, Martin O. [2] ; Kolenc, Francisco [3] ; Lyra, Mariana L. [5, 6] ; Garcia, Paulo C. A. [4] ; Haddad, Cello F. B. [5, 6] ; Faivovich, Jullan [2, 7]
Total Authors: 11
[1] Inst Biol Subtrop Claudio Juan Bidau CONICET UNaM, Lab Genet Evolutiva, Posadas, Misiones - Argentina
[2] Museo Argentino Ciencias Nat Bernardino Rivadavia, Div Herpetol, Buenos Aires, DF - Argentina
[3] Museo Nacl Hist Nat, Secc Herpetol, Montevideo - Uruguay
[4] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Lab Herpetol, Dept Zool, Inst Ciencias Biol, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[5] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Zool, Inst Biociencias, Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[6] Univ Estadual Paulista, Ctr Aquicultura CAUNESP, Inst Biociencias, Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[7] Univ Buenos Aires, Dept Biodiversidad & Biol Expt, Fac Ciencias Exactas & Nat, Buenos Aires, DF - Argentina
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Review article
Source: PLoS One; v. 14, n. 9 SEP 25 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The genus Scinax currently includes more than 120 species, recovered in two major clades, the S. catharinae and the S. ruber clades. The latter comprises 75 species, most of which remain unassigned to any species groups, while 12 are included in the S. rostratus and S. uruguayus groups. In this paper we present a taxonomic review of the two species currently included in the S. uruguayus group, discussing some putative phenotypic synapomorphies of this group. Although S. pinima and S. uruguayus have been considered as distinct species, this has been based on scant evidence, and several authors doubted of their distinctiveness. Our study of available specimens of S. pinima and S. uruguayus corroborates that both are valid and diagnosable species based on phenotypic evidence. Furthermore, our results show that S. pinima previously known only from its type locality, has a much widespread distribution than previously thought (including the Brazilian states of Parana, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul), which, added to the biological information presented here allows to suggest the removal of this species from the ``Data Deficient{''} IUCN Red List category to ``Least Concern{''}. Also, we describe a new species formerly reported as S. aff. pinima and S. uruguayus from NE Argentina and some localities from the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul. All species are diagnosed and characterized using adult and larval morphology, osteology, vocalizations, cytogenetics, and natural history. (AU)

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: 12/10000-5 - A multi-disciplinary approach to the study of amphibian diversification
Grantee:Taran Grant
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
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