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Behavioural defences of anurans: an overview

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Autor(es):
Toledo, L. F. [1] ; Sazima, I. [1] ; Haddad, C. F. B. [2]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Museu Zool Prof Adao Jose Cardoso, Inst Biol, BR-13083970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Zool, Inst Biociencias, BR-13506970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION; v. 23, n. 1, p. 1-25, JAN 2011.
Citações Web of Science: 64
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Among vertebrates, defensive behaviours have been reviewed for fishes, salamanders, reptiles, birds, and mammals, but not yet for anuran amphibians. Although several defensive strategies have been reported for anurans, with a few exceptions these reports are limited in scope and scattered in the literature. This fact may be due to the lack of a comprehensive review on the defensive strategies of anurans, which could offer a basis for further studies and insights on the basic mechanisms that underlie these strategies, and thus lead to theoretical assumptions of their efficacy and evolution. Here we review the present knowledge on defensive behavioural tactics employed by anurans, add new data on already reported behaviours, describe new behaviours, and speculate about their origins. A total of 30 defensive behaviours (some with a few sub-categories) are here recognised. The terminology already adopted is here organised and some neologies are proposed. Some of the behaviours here treated seem to have an independent origin, whereas others could have evolved from pre-existent physiological and behavioural features. The role of predators in the evolution of defensive behaviours is still scarcely touched upon and this overview adds data to explore this and other evolutionary unsolved questions. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 01/13341-3 - Diversidade de anfíbios anuros do estado de São Paulo
Beneficiário:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOTA - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 08/50325-5 - Conservação de anfíbios brasileiros: especial enfoque para a Mata Atlântica
Beneficiário:Luis Felipe de Toledo Ramos Pereira
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores
Processo FAPESP: 08/52847-9 - Conservação de anfíbios brasileiros: especial enfoque para a Mata Atlântica
Beneficiário:Luis Felipe de Toledo Ramos Pereira
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores
Processo FAPESP: 08/50928-1 - Especiação de anfíbios anuros em ambientes de altitude
Beneficiário:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático