Lyra, Mariana L.
Lourenco, Ana Carolina C.
Pinheiro, Paulo D. P.
Pezzuti, Tiago L.
[1, 2, 6]
Pombal Jr, Jose P.
Haddad, Celio F. B.
Total Authors: 10
 Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Biodiversidade, UNESP, Av 24a 1515, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
 Univ Estadual Paulista, Ctr Aquicultura, UNESP, IB, Av 24a 1515, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
 Univ Estado Minas Gerais, Dept Ciencias Biol, Campus Uba, Ave Olegdrio Maciel 1427, BR-36502000 Uba, MG - Brazil
 Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, Lab Anfibios, Rua Matao, Travessa 14, 101, Sala 137, Cidade Univ, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
 Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Inst Ciencias Biol, Dept Zool, Lab Herpetol, Av Presidente Antonio Carlos 6627, BR-31270901 Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
 Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Dept Vertebrados, Museu Nacl, Setor Herpetol, BR-20940040 Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
 Univ Buenos Aires, Fac Ciencias Exactas & Nat, Dept Biodiversidad & Biol Expt, Buenos Aires, DF - Argentina
 Consejo Nacl Invest Cient & Tecn, Museo Argentino Ciencias Nat Bernardino Rivadavia, Div Herpetol, Angel Gallardo 470, C1405DJR, Buenos Aires, DF - Argentina
Total Affiliations: 10
ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY;
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The two species of the Bokermannohyla claresignata species group (Anura: Hylidae) have not been collected for the last four decades. It is the only species group of the hyline tribe Cophomantini that has not yet been analysed genetically. Its phylogenetic position is thus uncertain, and it has a combination of adult and larval character states that make this group a crucial missing piece that hinders our understanding of Cophomantini phylogenetics and character evolution. We obtained DNA sequences from a museum larval specimen of Bok. claresignata, using specialized extraction methods and high-throughput DNA sequencing, and combined the molecular phylogenetic results with available phenotypic information to provide new insights into the taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of its species group. Our phylogenetic results place Bok. claresignata as sister to the Boana pulchella group, supporting its inclusion in Boana, together with Bokermannohyla clepsydra. In light of this new finding, we recognize a newly defined Boana claresignata group to accommodate these species, thus resolving both the polyphyly of Bokermannohyla and the paraphyly of Boana. Considering the phylogenetic relationships of the Boana claresignata group, we also discuss the evolution of suctorial tadpoles and mature oocyte/egg pigmentation in Cophomantini. (AU)