Uncovering the Natural History of the Bromeligenous Frog Crossodactylodes izecksohni (Leptodactylidae, Paratelmatobiinae)

  title={Uncovering the Natural History of the Bromeligenous Frog Crossodactylodes izecksohni (Leptodactylidae, Paratelmatobiinae)},
  author={Rodrigo B. Ferreira and Alexander Tamanini M{\^o}nico and C{\'a}ssio Zocca and Marcus Thadeu T. Santos and Fernanda Cristina Ferreira Lirio and Jo{\~a}o Filipe Riva Tonini and Leandro Talione Sabagh and Rafael Silva Cipriano and Cecilia Waichert and Martha L. Crump and Karen H. Beard and Lu{\'i}s Felipe Toledo and Charles Duca},
  journal={South American Journal of Herpetology},
Leptodactylidae consists of more than 200 described species distributed throughout the Neotropics. The five species in the genus Crossodactylodes are the only species in this family that complete their entire life cycle in rainwater accumulated between bromeliad leaves. We surveyed bromeliads for Crossodactylodes izecksohni in its type locality: the municipality of Santa Teresa, Brazil's Atlantic Forest. We found C. izecksohni in 12 species of bromeliads. The sex ratio was approximately 1:1… 

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