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Geographic Distribution and Morphological Variation of Striped and Nonstriped Populations of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Treefrog Hypsiboas bischoffi (Anura: Hylidae)

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Autor(es):
Marcelino, Vanessa R. [1] ; Haddad, Celio F. B. [1] ; Alexandrino, Joao [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Zool, Inst Biociencias, BR-13506900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Herpetology; v. 43, n. 2, p. 351-361, JUN 2009.
Citações Web of Science: 10
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The treefrog Hypsiboas bischoffi is endemic to southern and southeastern Brazil occurring in submontane and montane areas of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Here, we focus on geographic variation in morphological traits of H. bischoffi by analyzing the distribution of two distinct color pattern forms (striped and nonstriped) to examine the hypothesis that color pattern is polymorphic within populations throughout its range. We additionally describe variation in several morphometric traits and examine their association with either color pattern or environmental gradients across the range. Our results show that the two color pattern forms are parapatric, with the striped and nonstriped forms occurring in the northern and southern parts of the species range, respectively. The two forms were not observed to co-occur, but nonstriped individuals appeared to present somewhat intermediate color patterns near the putative contact zone between the two forms. Multivariate analysis of morphometric variation showed that variation in body size explains most of the observed variation, but neither body size nor further morphometric variation was associated with color pattern or geographic distance between populations. Body size appeared instead to be associated with local levels of summer precipitation. The geographic differentiation pattern in H. bischoffi is apparently concordant with those observed for a few other codistributed organisms in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. (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: 06/52398-4 - Variação genética e morfológica em populações de Hypsiboas bischoffi
Beneficiário:Vanessa Rossetto Marcelino
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Iniciação Científica
Processo FAPESP: 06/56938-3 - Biogeografia, filogeografia e diversificacao de anuros endemicos da mata atlantica do brasil.
Beneficiário:João Miguel de Barros Alexandrino
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