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Global Amphibian Declines: A Problem in Applied Ecology
The results suggest that most amphibian populations should decrease more often than they increase, due to highly variable recruitment and less variable adult mortality.
The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
Though the threat of extinction is increasing, overall declines would have been worse in the absence of conservation, and current conservation efforts remain insufficient to offset the main drivers of biodiversity loss in these groups.
Declines in populations of Australia's endemic tropical rainforest frogs
Comparisons of present and past occurrences suggest that populations of six frog species endemic to the tropical rainforests of northern Queensland have declined during the past ten years, and management strategies must involve protection of the riparian habitats in which they occur.
Molecular phylogeny of microhylid frogs (Anura: Microhylidae) with emphasis on relationships among New World genera
Based on a divergence analysis calibrated with hypotheses from previous studies and fossil data, it appears that microhylid genera inhabiting the New World originated during a period of gradual cooling from the late Oligocene to mid Miocene.
The impact of anchored phylogenomics and taxon sampling on phylogenetic inference in narrow‐mouthed frogs (Anura, Microhylidae)
Five alternative combinations of DNA sequence data generated using the anchored phylogenomics sequencing method corroborate the monophyly of Microhylidae and most currently recognized subfamilies but fail to provide support for relationships among subfam families.
Correlations of cranial morphology, ecology, and evolution in Australian suctorial tadpoles of the genera Litoria and Nyctimystes (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae: Pelodryadinae)
The cranial musculoskeletal structure of suctorial larvae of Litoria nannotis, L. rheocola, and Nyctimystes dayi were compared with congenerics with pond‐type larvae and a novel modification of the upper jaw abduction mechanism has evolved, indicating the influence of the historically distant separation of the two taxa.
Ecology: Global warming and amphibian losses
It is shown here that populations of two frog species in the Australian tropics experienced increasing developmental instability, which is evidence of stress, at least two years before they showed chytrid-related declines.
The distribution and host range of the pandemic disease chytridiomycosis in Australia, spanning surveys from 1956–2007
Positive findings are reported showing that the disease does not currently occur in some areas that appear to be environmentally suitable, including Cape York Peninsula in Queensland and most of the World Heritage Area in western Tasmania.
Size-limited predation on tadpoles of three Australian frogs
Larvae of three southeastern Australian anurans, Pseudophryne bibroni, Ranidella signifera, and Litoria ewingi, were tested for their ability to escape predation from larvae of the odonate…
Structure and dynamics of a rainforest frog (Litoria genimaculata) population in northern Queensland
The data suggest that Litoria genimaculata uses Birthday Creek largely or exclusively as a reproductive habitat, and the extent to which this species uses habitats away from stream environments remains to be determined.