Systematics of spiny‐backed treefrogs (Hylidae: Osteocephalus): an Amazonian puzzle

@article{Jungfer2013SystematicsOS,
  title={Systematics of spiny‐backed treefrogs (Hylidae: Osteocephalus): an Amazonian puzzle},
  author={Karl-Heinz Jungfer and Juli{\'a}n Faivovich and Jos{\'e} M Padial and Santiago Castroviejo‐Fisher and Mariana M. Lyra and Bianca V. M. Berneck and Patricia P. Iglesias and Philippe J. R. Kok and Ross D Macculloch and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues and Vanessa Kruth Verdade and Claudia P. Torres Gastello and Juan C. Chaparro and Paula Hanna Valdujo and Steffen Reichle and Jiř{\'i} Moravec and V{\'a}clav Gvo{\vz}d{\'i}k and Giussepe Gagliardi‐Urrutia and Raffael Ernst and Ignacio de la Riva and D. Bruce Means and Albertina Pimentel Lima and Josefa Celsa Se{\~n}aris and Ward C. Wheeler and C{\'e}lio Fernando Baptista Haddad},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  year={2013},
  volume={42},
  pages={351 - 380}
}
Spiny‐backed tree frogs of the genus Osteocephalus are conspicuous components of the tropical wet forests of the Amazon and the Guiana Shield. Here, we revise the phylogenetic relationships of Osteocephalus and its sister group Tepuihyla, using up to 6134 bp of DNA sequences of nine mitochondrial and one nuclear gene for 338 specimens from eight countries and 218 localities, representing 89% of the 28 currently recognized nominal species. Our phylogenetic analyses reveal (i) the paraphyly of… 
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