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Vast underestimation of Madagascar's biodiversity evidenced by an integrative amphibian inventory
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The results suggest that in Madagascar the spatial pattern of amphibian richness and endemism must be revisited, and current habitat destruction may be affecting more species than previously thought, in amphibians as well as in other animal groups. 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
New Amphibians and Global Conservation: A Boost in Species Discoveries in a Highly Endangered Vertebrate Group
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In the mantellid frogs of Madagascar, the many species newly described between 1992 and 2004 were as genetically divergent as those described in previous research periods, and most had not been collected previously, corroborating the lack of “taxonomic inflation” in this vertebrate class. Expand
Rivaling the World's Smallest Reptiles: Discovery of Miniaturized and Microendemic New Species of Leaf Chameleons (Brookesia) from Northern Madagascar
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The newly discovered dwarf chameleon species represent striking cases of miniaturization and microendemism and suggest the possibility of a range size-body size relationship in Malagasy reptiles. Expand
Deciphering the products of evolution at the species level: the need for an integrative taxonomy
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This study reveals that morphology alone is not sufficient to uncover all species, as there is no other single line of evidence independently, and shows that only an integrative approach combining all sources of evidence provides the necessary feedback to evaluate the taxonomic status of existing species and to detect putative new ones. Expand
New Species of Eleutherodactylus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Cloud Forest of Bolivia
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It is proposed that E. pluvicanorus be recognized as a species group distinct from other groups of South American Eleutherodactylus, from which it is distinguished mainly by larger size, advertisement call, and arboreal habit. Expand
High Levels of Diversity Uncovered in a Widespread Nominal Taxon: Continental Phylogeography of the Neotropical Tree Frog Dendropsophus minutus
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The results, at a spatial scale and resolution unprecedented for a Neotropical vertebrate, confirm that widespread amphibian species occur in lowland South America, yet at the same time a large proportion of cryptic diversity still remains to be discovered. Expand
Integrative taxonomy of Malagasy treefrogs: combination of molecular genetics, bioacoustics and comparative morphology reveals twelve additional species of Boophis
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Ten new species of treefrogs assigned to the genus Boophis are described and two species from synonymy are resurrected based on materials collected during fieldwork in Madagascar, based on molecular, bioacoustic and morphological evidence. Expand
A new species of arboreal Leptopelis (Anura: Arthroleptidae) from forests of western Kenya
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A new species of arboreal Leptopelis is described from Kakamega Forest, western Kenya, formerly referred to L. modestus, but distinguished by differences in advertisement call and the sequence of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene. Expand
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