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One step beyond a broad molecular phylogenetic analysis: Species delimitation of Adenomera marmorata Steindachner, 1867 (Anura: Leptodactylidae)

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Cassini, Carla S. [1] ; Taucce, Pedro P. G. [2] ; de Carvalho, Thiago R. [2] ; Fouquet, Antoine [3] ; Sole, Mirco [1] ; Haddad, Celio F. B. [2] ; Garcia, Paulo C. A. [4]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Estadual Santa Cruz, Dept Ciencias Biol, Ilheus, BA - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Ctr Aquicultura CAUNESP, Inst Biociencias, Dept Biodiversidade, Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[3] CNRS UPS IRD, UMR5174, Lab Evolut & Diversite Biol, Batiment - France
[4] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Inst Ciencias Biol, Dept Zool, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One; v. 15, n. 2 FEB 21 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Taxonomists always have had intense discussions about how species should be delimited and recently many studies have used integrative approaches by combining molecular, morphological, and bioacoustic data. Although these studies are paramount for understanding species diversity, few of them actually formalize species delimitations to the final step of nomenclatural acts. Historically, the Neotropical frog genus Adenomera has been considered as a difficult taxonomic group because it comprises many morphologically similar species exhibiting high levels of intraspecific polymorphism. A recent work using molecular data shed light on the phylogenetic relationships within the genus and identified several lineages that may correspond to undescribed species but did not delimit species boundaries. In the Atlantic Forest, a clade formed by A. marmorata and two putative species (Adenomera sp. J and Adenomera sp. K) were identified. In this paper, we combine morphological, acoustic, and molecular data in order to evaluate species limits within this Atlantic Forest Adenomera clade. We provide a redescription of A. marmorata and restrict its type locality to the Tijuca Massif, in the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Our results do not support A. marmorata and the two candidate species as diagnosable distinct species. Therefore A. marmorata corresponds to a species with pronounced morphological and acoustic variation in the genus and a complex phylogeographic structure. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/04076-8 - Genetic bases and evolutive processes of the variation in color patterns in amphibians
Grantee:Pedro Paulo Goulart Taucce
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/13404-8 - Patterns of evolution of acoustic signals of the neotropical genus Adenomera (Anura, Leptodactylidae, Leptodactylinae)
Grantee:Thiago Ribeiro de Carvalho Tavares
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 17/08489-0 - Diversity of vocalizations in Leptodactylidae and exploratory analysis of vocal morphology: a phylogenetic comparative approach investigation of acoustic evolution in a group of Neotropical anurans
Grantee:Thiago Ribeiro de Carvalho Tavares
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/15763-7 - Advertisement call evolution in the genus Leptodactylus (Anura, Leptodactylidae, Leptodactylinae), with taxonomic application on populations and species of the genus
Grantee:Thiago Ribeiro de Carvalho Tavares
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/50741-7 - Diversity and conservation of Brazilian amphibians
Grantee:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants