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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2020-09-23
Page range: 442–446
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The advertisement call of Boana freicanecae (Carnaval & Peixoto, 2004) (Anura: Hylidae), an endemic and poorly known treefrog from northeastern Brazil

Laboratório de Taxonomia, Sistemática e Evolução de Anuros Neotropicais. Faculdade de Ciências Integradas do Pontal, Universi­dade Federal de Uberlândia, Rua 20, 1600, 38304-402, Ituiutaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Comparada, Universidade de São Paulo, Departamento de Biologia/FFCLRP. Avenida dos Bandeirantes, 3900, 14040-901, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.
Universidade Federal do Ceará, Departamento de Biologia, Campus do Pici, 60455-760, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Animal, Departamento de Zoologia, Centro de Biociências, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Av. Professor Moraes Rego, 1235, 50670-901, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. Setor de Herpetologia, Museu de História Natural, Universidade Federal de Alagoas. Praça Afrânio Jorge, 57010–020, Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil.
Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Abstract

Boana freicanecae is a medium-sized hylid (males SVL= 37.3–42.2 mm) belonging to the B. pulchella group (Carnaval & Peixoto 2004). This species is associated with streams in Atlantic montane forests (450–750 m elevation) located from the Pernambuco Biogeographic Sub-Region (Silva & Casteleti 2003), in the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas, northeastern Brazil (Carnaval & Peixoto 2004; Cardoso et al. 2006). Currently, B. freicanecae is classified as ‘Data Deficient’ according to the Brazilian Red List of Threatened species (ICMBio 2018) and many aspects of its natural history (e.g., advertisement call) are poorly known. Here we describe the advertisement call of this treefrog based on calls obtained from two populations.

 

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