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Ancestral state, phylogenetic signal and convergence among anuran distress calls

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Autor(es):
Forti, Lucas Rodriguez [1, 2] ; Zornosa-Torres, Camila [1, 2, 3] ; Marquez, Rafael [4] ; Toledo, Luis Felipe [1, 2]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, LaHNAB, Dept Biol Anim, Inst Biol, Caixa Postal 6109, BR-13083970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, LMBio, Dept Biol Anim, Inst Biol, Caixa Postal 6109, BR-13083970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Programa Posgrad Ecol, Caixa Postal 6109, BR-13083970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] CSIC, Museo Nacl Ciencias Nat, Dept Biodiversidad & Biol Evolut, Fonoteca Zool, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, Madrid - Spain
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER; v. 274, p. 1-5, MAY 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 3
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Past interactions between predators and prey have resulted in the emergence of numerous defensive mechanisms in the animal kingdom. Commonly reported in anurans (frogs and toads) are distress calls, which are vocalizations emitted while under attack that theoretically reduce predation risk by surprising or frightening the predator. Therefore, we would expect that the distress call is effective against a wide range of predators. In order to be effective against different predators, distress calls from different species must share common acoustic properties, and differ from advertisement calls, which are influenced by divergent selective pressures, safeguarding species recognition. Our hypothesis is that distress calls are more similar among related species than advertisement calls. In addition, distress calls are lacking in several unrelated phylogenetic groups or species. Therefore, it is unclear whether this attribute has been lost or evolved several times in the phylogeny of Anura. In order to test our hypothesis and to evaluate the evolution of distress calls, we used a combination of literature review, personal communications, and audio database assessment. Based on ancestral character estimation, we found that distress calls are an ancestral behavior in anurans, which carry phylogenetic signal. We also found more similarity comparing distress calls among species when we compared advertisement calls of the same group of species, suggesting that distress calls did not face divergent selective pressures. On the contrary, this attribute seems to have experienced convergent selection or neutral evolution. Finally, we found that body size determines the occurrence of distress calls in anurans, with smaller species lacking this behavior. We hypothesize that this may be because small body size may not allow for the production of long or loud enough calls to be effective against predators. (C) 2018 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/23388-7 - Comunicação e sistemas sensoriais em anuros da Mata Atlântica
Beneficiário:Luis Felipe de Toledo Ramos Pereira
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 16/25358-3 - O fungo quitrídio no Brasil: da sua origem às suas consequências
Beneficiário:Luis Felipe de Toledo Ramos Pereira
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 13/21519-4 - O grito de agonia em anuros: uma vocalização que transmite informação para outros indivíduos?
Beneficiário:Lucas Rodriguez Forti
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado