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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2018-08-14
Page range: 193–196
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Description of the advertisement calls of four species of Amazophrynella (Anura:Bufonidae)

Laboratório de Genética e Evolução Animal, Departamento de Genética, ICB, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Av. Gen. Rodrigo Octávio Jordão Ramos, 6200, CEP 69077–000, Manaus, AM, Brazil
Laboratório de Genética e Evolução Animal, Departamento de Genética, ICB, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Av. Gen. Rodrigo Octávio Jordão Ramos, 6200, CEP 69077–000, Manaus, AM, Brazil Universidade Regional do Cariri (URCA), Campus do Pimenta, Rua Cel. Antônio Luiz, 1161, Bairro do Pimenta, CEP 63105-100, Crato, CE, Brazil
Universidade Regional do Cariri (URCA), Campus do Pimenta, Rua Cel. Antônio Luiz, 1161, Bairro do Pimenta, CEP 63105-100, Crato, CE, Brazil
Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologia das Águas, Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará, Av. Mendonça Furtado, 2946, CEP 68040-050, Santarém, PA, Brazil.
Laboratório de Genética e Evolução Animal, Departamento de Genética, ICB, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Av. Gen. Rodrigo Octávio Jordão Ramos, 6200, CEP 69077–000, Manaus, AM, Brazil
Departamento de Biologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Av. General Rodrigo Octávio Jordão Ramos, 6200. CEP 69077–000, Manaus, AM, Brazil
Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Abstract

Amazophrynella comprises 11 small bufonid species with a pan-Amazonian distribution (Fouquet et al. 2012a, b; Rojas et al. 2016, Rojas et al. 2018). All species inhabit the forest leaf litter, breed in seasonal puddles and are diurnally and nocturnally active (Fouquet et al. 2012b; Rojas et al. 2014; 2015; 2016). Until now only one nominal species, A. javierbustamantei, and two putative lineages—A. moisesii (Rio Yuyapichis, Peru) and A. siona (Santa Cecilia, Ecuador)—had their advertisement calls formally described (Duellman 1978; Schlüter 1981; Rojas et al. 2016). Herein, we described for the first time the advertisement calls from additional four species of Amazophrynella.

 

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