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THE AMPHIBIAN TREE OF LIFE
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A new taxonomy of living amphibians is proposed to correct the deficiencies of the old one, based on the largest phylogenetic analysis of living Amphibia so far accomplished, and many subsidiary taxa are demonstrated to be nonmonophyletic. Expand
SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE FROG FAMILY HYLIDAE, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HYLINAE: PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS AND TAXONOMIC REVISION
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The present analysis indicates that Hemiphractinae are not related to the other three hylid subfamilies and are therefore removed from the family and tentatively considered a subfamily of the paraphyletic Leptodactylidae. Expand
PHYLOGENETIC SYSTEMATICS OF DART-POISON FROGS AND THEIR RELATIVES (AMPHIBIA: ATHESPHATANURA: DENDROBATIDAE)
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A new, monophyletic taxonomy for dendrobatids is proposed, recognizing the inclusive clade as a superfamily (Dendrobatoidea) composed of two families (one of which is new), six subfamilies (three new), and 16 genera (four new). Expand
Stability Predicts Genetic Diversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Hotspot
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It is shown that the southern Atlantic forest was climatically unstable relative to the central region, which served as a large climatic refugium for neotropical species in the late Pleistocene, and establishes a validated approach to biodiversity prediction in other understudied, species-rich regions. Expand
Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species
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This is an extraordinary book based on the experience of an impressive team of specialists on amphibian declines and conservation, primarily focused on species from the United States, and is divided into a collection of 52 essays on conservation written mainly by researchers with extensive experience in amphibian conservation. Expand
Introduction: The Brazilian Atlantic Forest1
The year 2000 marks 500 years of massive destruction for the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, as a consequence of the European colonization of Brazil. Today, the Atlantic Forest is restricted to ca 98,800Expand
Reproductive Modes in Frogs and Their Unexpected Diversity in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil
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The highly complex topography of the Atlantic forest, breaking up the biome into many small micro-habitats, and the high humidity, which reduces desiccation risks, have enabled the evolution of reproductive specializations such as eggs or tadpoles that develop out of water. Expand
Habitat Split and the Global Decline of Amphibians
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In the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, it is found that habitat split negatively affects the richness of species with aquatic larvae but not the richnessof species with terrestrial development (the latter can complete their life cycle inside forest remnants). Expand
The use of bioacoustics in anuran taxonomy: theory, terminology, methods and recommendations for best practice.
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It is shown that small-sized frogs often emit calls with frequency components in the ultrasound spectrum, although it is unlikely that these high frequencies are of biological relevance for the majority of them, and it is illustrated that detection of upper harmonics depends also on recording distance because higher frequencies are attenuated more strongly. Expand
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