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High Levels of Diversity Uncovered in a Widespread Nominal Taxon: Continental Phylogeography of the Neotropical Tree Frog Dendropsophus minutus
Species distributed across vast continental areas and across major biomes provide unique model systems for studies of biotic diversification, yet also constitute daunting financial, logistic andExpand
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Stomach-flushing for diet analysis in anurans: an improved protocol evaluated in a case study in Araucaria forests, southern Brazil*
Stomach-flushing is a gentle treatment in analysing the diet of vertebrates. We applied this method in the study of seasonal nutrition of anurans of 15 species at an Araucaria forest habitat on theExpand
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Predicting the potential distributions of two alien invasive Housegeckos (Gekkonidae: Hemidactylus frenatus, Hemidactylus mabouia)
Globalization has led to an increased spread of alien invasive species, which can alter mutualistic relationships, community dynamics, ecosystem function, and resource distributions. They can causeExpand
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Testing the climate variability hypothesis in thermal tolerance limits of tropical and temperate tadpoles
Aim The climate variability hypothesis (CVH) states that a positive relationship may exist between the breadth of thermal tolerance range and the level of climatic variability experienced by taxaExpand
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The role of spatial and temporal descriptors for neotropical tadpole communities in southern Brazil
We evaluated tadpole communities of temporary and permanent ponds, in order to understand how community richness varies monthly in a subtropical humid climate, to interpret the community structure inExpand
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Vocalization and territorial behaviour of Phyllomedusa nordestina Caramaschi, 2006 (Anura: Hylidae) from southern Bahia, Brazil
Territoriality is common among amphibians with a prolonged breeding season and can be expressed through the defence of territories with vocalizations and aggressive interactions. The present studyExpand
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Validation of Hylodes henselii Peters, 1870, from Southern Brazil and Description of Acoustic Variation in Eleutherodactylus guentheri (Anura: Leptodactylidae)
Abstract Comparison of advertisement calls of Eleutherodactylus guentheri from different localities in southern and southeastern Brazil revealed considerable acoustic variation among populations.Expand
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Diet of Leptodactylus ocellatus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from a cacao plantation in southern Bahia, Brazil
We studied the diet of Leptodactylus ocellatus in a cacao plantation in southern Bahia state, Brazil and compared our results with data available from populations inhabiting natural and humanExpand
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Cost-effective conservation of amphibian ecology and evolution
A new conservation strategy incorporates functional, phylogenetic, and taxonomic diversity for improved cost-effective outcomes. Habitat loss is the most important threat to species survival, and theExpand
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Diet and feeding behaviour of the leaf-litter frog Ischnocnema henselii (Anura: Brachycephalidae) in Araucaria rain forests on the Serra Geral of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Abstract We analysed the diet of Ischnocnema henselii from a subtropical Araucaria forest through stomach flushing. The identified prey items comprised arthropods such as spiders, ants, orthopterans,Expand
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