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Reproductive site selection in the leaf-frog Phyllomedusa azurea Cope, 1862 (Anura: Hylidae) in altered areas of the Brazilian Cerrado

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Autor(es):
Dias, Tailise Marques [1] ; Maragno, Franciele Pereira [2] ; Prado, Cynthia P. A. [3] ; Cechin, Sonia Zanini [4]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Santa Maria, Lab Herpetol, BR-97119900 Santa Maria, RS - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Santa Maria, Programa Posgrad Biodiversidade Anim, BR-97119900 Santa Maria, RS - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista, FCAV, Dept Morfol & Fisiol Anim, Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Santa Maria, Dept Zool, BR-97119900 Santa Maria, RS - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Natural History; v. 48, n. 43-44, p. 2689-2699, NOV 25 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 5
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The selection of reproductive sites by anurans may be associated with each species' behavioural restrictions, reproductive modes, morphology and physiology. We investigated the use of reproductive sites by Phyllomedusa azurea in an area of Cerrado, Central-Western Brazil, which has been modified by agricultural and cattle ranching. Reproductive activity was studied during the peak of the rainy season in two consecutive years. No correlation was found between male body size and position of the calling site, and calling sites did not vary among ponds. Conversely, the height and distance from the water margin where clutches were found varied among ponds. Phyllomedusa azurea used mainly Brachiaria sp. and Brachiaria humidicola grasses as calling sites and the grass Brachiaria sp. and the shrub Melochia villosa (Malvaceae) as oviposition sites. Calling males used the vegetation according to its availability; however, individuals seemed to exhibit significant preferences regarding the type of vegetation used for oviposition. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/12013-4 - Ecologia reprodutiva de anfíbios anuros: uma abordagem evolutiva
Beneficiário:Cynthia Peralta de Almeida Prado
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores