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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.
The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas
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These findings suggest that tropical protected areas are often intimately linked ecologically to their surrounding habitats, and that a failure to stem broad-scale loss and degradation of such habitats could sharply increase the likelihood of serious biodiversity declines.
Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity
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A global, quantitative assessment of the amphibian chytridiomycosis panzootic demonstrates its role in the decline of at least 501 amphibian species over the past half-century and represents the greatest recorded loss of biodiversity attributable to a disease.
Predictors of elevational biodiversity gradients change from single taxa to the multi-taxa community level
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This work quantifies cross-taxon consensus in diversity gradients and evaluates predictors of diversity from single taxa to a multi-taxa community level and points to the importance of temperature for diversification and species coexistence in plant and animal communities.
MEASURING AND MONITORING AMPHIBIAN DIVERSITY IN TROPICAL FORESTS. I. AN EVALUATION OF METHODS WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STANDARDIZATION
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A guideline for effectively sampling and monitoring tropical forest amphibians and recommendations for standardization are provided and the transect design introduced here proved to be most adequate for representative sampling and appeared to be appropriate for most studies that involve multivariate data.
Evaluating mechanisms of diversification in a Guineo‐Congolian tropical forest frog using demographic model selection
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A majority of population divergences are best explained by allopatric models consistent with the forest refugia hypothesis and involve divergence in isolation with subsequent expansion and gene flow in the Gaboon forest frog, Scotobleps gabonicus.
Phylogeography of Ptychadena mascareniensis suggests transoceanic dispersal in a widespread African‐Malagasy frog lineage
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The phylogenetic relationships and intraspecific genetic differentiation of the Mascarene ridged frog are explored to contribute to the understanding of transoceanic dispersal in amphibians.
The importance of environmental heterogeneity for species diversity and assemblage structure in Bornean stream frogs.
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Different anuran assemblages, that is, leaf litter, canopy and stream communities, follow different assemblage rules and thus are not directly comparable, underline the importance of riparian habitat heterogeneity in pristine forests in structuring anuranassemblages.
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