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High Levels of Diversity Uncovered in a Widespread Nominal Taxon: Continental Phylogeography of the Neotropical Tree Frog Dendropsophus minutus

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dc.contributor.author Gehara, Marcelo en
dc.contributor.author Crawford, Andrew J. en
dc.contributor.author Orrico, Victor G. D. en
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez, Ariel en
dc.contributor.author Lötters, Stefan en
dc.contributor.author Fouquet, Antoine en
dc.contributor.author Barrientos, Lucas S. en
dc.contributor.author Brusquetti, Francisco en
dc.contributor.author De, la Riva en
dc.contributor.author Ernst, Raffael en
dc.contributor.author Urrutia, Giuseppe Gagliardi en
dc.contributor.author Glaw, Frank en
dc.contributor.author Guayasamin, Juan M. en
dc.contributor.author Hölting, Monique en
dc.contributor.author Jansen, Martin en
dc.contributor.author Kok, Philippe J. R. en
dc.contributor.author Kwet, Axel en
dc.contributor.author Lingnau, Rodrigo en
dc.contributor.author Lyra, Mariana en
dc.contributor.author Moravec, Jirí en
dc.contributor.author Pombal, José P. en
dc.contributor.author Rojas-Runjaic, Fernando en
dc.contributor.author Schulze, Arne en
dc.contributor.author Señaris, J. Celsa en
dc.contributor.author Solé, Mirco en
dc.contributor.author Rodrigues, Miguel Trefaut en
dc.contributor.author Twomey, Evan en
dc.contributor.author Haddad, Célio F. B. en
dc.contributor.author Vences, Miguel en
dc.contributor.author Köhler, Jörn en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-25T18:30:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-25T18:30:23Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Gehara, Marcelo, Crawford, Andrew J., Orrico, Victor G. D., Rodríguez, Ariel, Lötters, Stefan, Fouquet, Antoine, Barrientos, Lucas S., Brusquetti, Francisco, De, la Riva, Ernst, Raffael, Urrutia, Giuseppe Gagliardi, Glaw, Frank, Guayasamin, Juan M., Hölting, Monique, Jansen, Martin, Kok, Philippe J. R., Kwet, Axel, Lingnau, Rodrigo, Lyra, Mariana, Moravec, Jirí, Pombal, José P., Rojas-Runjaic, Fernando, Schulze, Arne, Señaris, J. Celsa, Solé, Mirco et al. 2014. "High Levels of Diversity Uncovered in a Widespread Nominal Taxon: Continental Phylogeography of the Neotropical Tree Frog Dendropsophus minutus." <em>PloS One</em>. 9 (9):<a href="https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103958">https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103958</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/24624
dc.description.abstract Species distributed across vast continental areas and across major biomes provide unique model systems for studies of biotic diversification, yet also constitute daunting financial, logistic and political challenges for data collection across such regions. The tree frog Dendropsophus minutus (Anura: Hylidae) is a nominal species, continentally distributed in South America, that may represent a complex of multiple species, each with a more limited distribution. To understand the spatial pattern of molecular diversity throughout the range of this species complex, we obtained DNA sequence data from two mitochondrial genes, cytochrome oxidase I (COI) and the 16S rhibosomal gene (16S) for 407 samples of D. minutus and closely related species distributed across eleven countries, effectively comprising the entire range of the group. We performed phylogenetic and spatially explicit phylogeographic analyses to assess the genetic structure of lineages and infer ancestral areas. We found 43 statistically supported, deep mitochondrial lineages, several of which may represent currently unrecognized distinct species. One major clade, containing 25 divergent lineages, includes samples from the type locality of D. minutus. We defined that clade as the D. minutus complex. The remaining lineages together with the D. minutus complex constitute the D. minutus species group. Historical analyses support an Amazonian origin for the D. minutus species group with a subsequent dispersal to eastern Brazil where the D. minutus complex originated. According to our dataset, a total of eight mtDNA lineages have ranges &gt;100,000 km2. One of them occupies an area of almost one million km2 encompassing multiple biomes. Our results, at a spatial scale and resolution unprecedented for a Neotropical vertebrate, confirm that widespread amphibian species occur in lowland South America, yet at the same time a large proportion of cryptic diversity still remains to be discovered. en
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dc.title High Levels of Diversity Uncovered in a Widespread Nominal Taxon: Continental Phylogeography of the Neotropical Tree Frog Dendropsophus minutus en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 127926
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0103958
rft.jtitle PloS One
rft.volume 9
rft.issue 9
dc.description.SIUnit research associate en
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en


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