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A new large canopy-dwelling species of Phyllodytes Wagler, 1930 (Anura, Hylidae) from the Atlantic Forest of the state of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil

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Dias, Iuri R. [1] ; Novaes-e-Fagundes, Gabriel [1] ; Mollo Neto, Antonio [2] ; Zina, Juliana [3] ; Garcia, Caroline [3] ; Recoder, Renato Sousa [2] ; Dal Vechio, Francisco [2] ; Rodrigues, Miguel Trefaut [2] ; Sole, Mirco [1, 4]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Univ Estadual Santa Cruz, Programa Posgrad Zool, Ilheus, BA - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Sudoeste Bahia, Dept Ciencias Biol, Jequie, BA - Brazil
[4] Zool Forsch Museum Alexander Koenig, Herpetol Sect, Bonn - Germany
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: PeerJ; v. 8, JUN 23 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The known diversity of treefrogs of the genus Phyllodytes has rapidly increased in recent years, currently comprising 14 species. Recent field work in the Atlantic Rainforest of the state of Bahia lead to the discovery of a new large species of Phyllodytes which is herein described based on multiple evidence including morphological, acoustical and genetic data. Phyllodytes sp. nov. is one of the largest species within the genus and presents immaculate yellowish dorsum and limbs. The advertisement call of the species is composed of 7-31 notes (half pulsed/pulsatile-half harmonic) with frequency-modulated harmonics. Phyllodytes sp. nov. has a karyotype of 2n = 22 chromosomes, as also found in other species of the genus. Genetic distance values of the 16S mitochondria' rRNA among Phyllodytes sp. nov. and its congeners range between 6.4 to 10.2%. The description of another new species for this state reinforces the need for further taxonomic work with Phyllodytes in this region that has been revealed as a priority area for research and conservation of this genus. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50146-6 - Comparative phylogeography, phylogeny, paleoclimate modeling, and taxonomy of neotropical reptiles and amphibians
Grantee:Miguel Trefaut Urbano Rodrigues
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/15025-0 - Systematics of the genus Phyllodytes Wagler, 1830 (Anura: Hylidae: Lophyohylinae), based on morphological and molecular characters, and phylogeography of p. luteolus (Wied, 1824)
Grantee:Antonio Mollo Neto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate