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The use of bioacoustics in anuran taxonomy: theory, terminology, methods and recommendations for best practice.
Vocalizations of anuran amphibians have received much attention in studies of behavioral ecology and physiology, but also provide informative characters for identifying and delimiting species. WeExpand
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From Amazonia to the Atlantic forest: molecular phylogeny of Phyzelaphryninae frogs reveals unexpected diversity and a striking biogeographic pattern emphasizing conservation challenges.
Documenting the Neotropical amphibian diversity has become a major challenge facing the threat of global climate change and the pace of environmental alteration. Recent molecular phylogenetic studiesExpand
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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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Cryptic species in Iphisa elegans Gray, 1851 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) revealed by hemipenial morphology and molecular data
Iphisa elegans Gray, 1851 is a ground-dwelling lizard widespread over Amazonia that displays a broadly conserved external morphology over its range. This wide geographical distribution andExpand
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Islands in the sky : species diversity, evolutionary history, and patterns of endemism of the Pantepui Herpetofauna
The northwest corner of South America harbours a region of spectacular and mysterious landscapes called Pantepui. Due to its ancient age and fragmented topography Pantepui has been assumed to be anExpand
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A new species of Chironius Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from the Pantepui region, northeastern South America
A new colubrid snake of the genus Chironius Fitzinger, 1826 is described from the Pantepui region, Guiana Shield, northern South America. The new species, C. challenger sp. nov., is identified as aExpand
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A new species of the Pantepui endemic genus Riolama (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the summit of Murisipán-tepui, with the erection of a new gymnophthalmid subfamily
The gymnophthalmid lizard Riolama inopinata sp. nov. is described from the summit of Murisipan-tepui, Bolivar State, Venezuela. The new species is characterized by its small size, slender body, shortExpand
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A new highland species of Arthrosaura Boulenger, 1885 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Maringma tepui on the border of Guyana and Brazil
A new species of Arthrosaura (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) is described based on a female specimen obtained at 2112 m above sea level on Mount Maringma, a poorly known sandstone flat-topped tableExpand
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Heartbeat, embryo communication and hatching synchrony in snake eggs
Communication is central to life at all levels of complexity, from cells to organs, through to organisms and communities. Turtle eggs were recently shown to communicate with each other in order toExpand
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