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Acoustics suggests hidden diversity in Scinax garbei (Anura: Hylidae)

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Lopes, Andre Gomes [1, 2] ; Bang, Davi Lee [1, 2, 3] ; Marinho, Pedro [1, 2] ; Giaretta, Ariovaldo Antonio [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Uberlandia, Lab Taxon & Sistemat Anuros Neotrop, Inst Ciencias Exatas & Nat Pontal, BR-38304402 Ituiutaba, MG - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Biol, FFCLRP, Programa Posgrad Biol Comparada, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Lab Zool Vertebrados, Fac Filosofia Ciencias & Letras Ribeirao Preto FF, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Phyllomedusa; v. 19, n. 1, p. 63-82, JUN 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Scinax garbei is a treefrog species thought to be widely distributed across forest habitats of the Amazon Basin, occurring in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. However, the morphological, acoustic and molecular characters of this species vary across its distribution. In view of this variation, the present study re-analyzes published advertisement calls and analyses new call data of nine populations of S. garbei from five countries, aiming to assess acoustic divergence. In addition, the territorial call of the species is described for the first time. Based on multivariate analyses of advertisement call data, there are three groups of populations with distinct calls, referred to herein as S. garbei Brazil, Northwestern, and Southwestern. Scinax garbei Northwestern is distinguished from S. garbei Southwestern by temporal call traits, whereas S. garbei Brazil differs from the other two groups based on both temporal and spectral traits. These results indicate that S. garbei may represent a complex of up to three species, thereby highlighting the need for a thorough taxonomic revision of this species. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/27137-7 - Vocal anatomy evolution associated with the acoustic diversity in Bokermannohyla Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell & Wheeller, 2005 (Anura, Hylidae, Cophomantini)
Grantee:Davi Lee Bang
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate