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Systematics of the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus species complex (Anura : Hylidae) : Cryptic diversity and the description of two new species [PLoS ONE]

Antoine Fouquet

par Frédéric Magné - publié le , mis à jour le

Genetic data in studies of systematics of Amazonian amphibians frequently reveal that purportedly widespread single species in reality comprise species complexes. This means that real species richness may be significantly higher than current estimates. Here we combine genetic, morphological, and bioacoustic data to assess the phylogenetic relationships and species boundaries of two Amazonian species of the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus species group : D. leucophyllatus and D. triangulum. Our results uncovered the existence of five confirmed and four unconfirmed candidate species.(...)

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