In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group, according to the original publication, and Schwartz, 1969, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 30: 101. In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus section, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis series, unassigned to species group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 327. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis group, according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis species series, Eleutherodactylus antillensis species group, Eleutherodactylus wightmanae species subgroup of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 59. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) antillensis species series, Eleutherodactylus wightmanae species group of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 129. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and ...
In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group according to the original publication. Removed from the synonymy of Eleutherodactylus varians by Hedges, Estrada, and Thomas, 1992, Herpetol. Monogr., 6: 67-70. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) varians species series, Eleutherodactylus varians species group, Eleutherodactylus varians species subgroup of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 62-64, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 349. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 122-123, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: ...
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All the species of Physalaemus Fitzinger, 1826 karyotyped up until now have been classified as 2n = 22. The species of the P. cuvieri group analyzed by C-banding present a block of heterochromatin in the interstitial region of the short arm of pair 5. Physalaemus cicada Bokermann, 1966 has been considered to be a member of the P. cuvieri species group, although its interspecific phylogenetic relationships remain unknown. The PcP190 satellite DNA has been mapped on the chromosomes of most of the species of the P. cuvieri group. For two species, P. cicada and P. kroyeri (Reinhardt & Lütken, 1862), however, only the chromosome number and morphology are known. Given this, the objective of the present study was to analyze the chromosomes of P. cicada and P. kroyeri, primarily by C-banding and PcP190 mapping. The results indicate that P. kroyeri and P. cicada have similar karyotypes, which were typical of Physalaemus. In both species, the NORs are located on the long arm of pair 8, and the C-banding
Bransfords Litter Frog, Eleutherodactylus bransfordii Picture. Found in low and middle elevation wet forests; found on the ground or hidden below the leaf litter.
This thesis describes a hybrid zone between two taxa of toads, Bombina bombina and Bombina variegata in north eastern Croatia. The two taxa can be distinguished at four diagnostic enzyme loci. Clines at these loci are highly concordant; there is strong disequilibrium and substantial heterozygote. Both linkage disequilibrium and heterozygote deficit are asymmetric, being greater on the bombina side than on the variegata side. Different habitats are identified across the zone and a strong association with the genotype of the populations sampled from them, is found. This relationship is consistent across the hybrid zone. The cline is best described by a model which incorporates both a difference in gene frequency between habitats and a width which varies from place to place. Mark recapture studies show extensive movement, which implies that the association between habitat and genotype is due to a habitat preference. Translocation experiments suggest that there is adaptation to the habitats. A ...
Tungara frog: Tungara frog, (Physalaemus pustulosus), terrestrial, toadlike frog common in moist, lowland sites from Mexico to northern South America. The frog is cryptically coloured, its
Gatherer, Derek and del Pino, E. M. (1992) Somitogenesis in the marsupial frog Gastrotheca riobambae. International Journal of Developmental Biology, 36 (2). pp. 283-291. ISSN 0214-6282. Gentleman, S M and Allsop, D and Bruton, C J and Jagoe, R and Polak, J M and Roberts, G W (1992) Quantitative differences in the deposition of βA4 protein in the sulci and gyri of frontal and temporal isocortex in Alzheimers disease. Neuroscience Letters, 136 (1). pp. 27-30. ISSN 0304-3940. Gentleman, S M and Williams, B and Royston, M C and Jagoe, R and Clinton, J and Perry, R H and Ince, P G and Allsop, D and Polak, J M and Roberts, G W (1992) Quantification of βA4 protein deposition in the medial temporal lobe:a comparison of Alzheimers disease and senile dementia of the Lewy body type. Neuroscience Letters, 142 (1). pp. 9-12. ISSN 0304-3940. ...
Previous cytogenetic and phylogenetic analyses showed a high variability in the frog taxa Physalaemus cuvieri and Physalaemus ephippifer and suggested the presence of undescribed diversity in this species complex. Here, by 1) adding specimens from the Brazilian Amazon region, 2) employing sequence-based species delimitation approaches, and 3) including RADseq-style markers, we demonstrate that the diversity in the P. cuvieri-P. ephippifer species complex is even greater than previously suspected. Specimens from Viruá and Western Pará, located at the Guiana Amazonian area of endemism, were recovered as distinct from all previously identified lineages by the phylogenetic analyses based on mitochondrial DNA and RAD markers, a PCA from RAD data, and cytogenetic analysis. The sequence-based species delimitation analyses supported the recognition of one or two undescribed species among these Amazonian specimens and also supported the recognition of at least three other species in the P. cuvieri-P.
Hyla arborea schelkownikowi is one of the leaf frog species inhabiting the southern territories of Russia and the former USSR. This frog species is a member of the Hylidae Rafinesque, 1815 batrachians family. The present study deals with the previously uninvestigated peptidome of the Hyla arborea schelkownikowi skin secretion. Nano-electrospray ionization Fourier transform mass spectrometry (nanoESI-FTMS) of the skin secretion, in the intact form and after acetylation, was selected as the general method of analysis. Electron-capture dissociation (ECD) and collision-induced dissociation (CID) fragmentation were both employed, while de novo sequencing was performed by manual interpretation of the MS data. The suppression of the cyclization of b-ions in the mass spectrometer by the acetylation reaction proved to be very efficient for the de novo sequencing of short peptides. Ten skin peptides were found and all of them, except for bradykinin, had not previously been reported. Six of the peptides ...
Most American green tree frog females breed once per year, but some have multiple clutches in a single mating season.[1] In a Florida population, "advertisement calls of males were documented between March and September and pairs in amplexus were observed between April and August." In the Florida population, the average number of offspring in a single clutch was observed to be about 400 eggs.[1] Eggs take between four and 14 days to hatch, with an average of five days.[1] According to the Animal Diversity Web at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, "Female size was positively correlated with clutch size, but after the initial clutch, the number of eggs nearly always decreased."[1] Breeding is known to be strongly influenced by day length, temperature, and precipitation."[1] While "the relative influence of these factors is not well understood," it is known as the frogs generally breed following rainfall, and males call more frequently as temperature and day length increase.[1] Some ...
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) Coqui frog toe pad (Eleutherodactylus coqui). The coqui, also called the little frog in Puerto Rico, has only a minute tail when it is born, which quickly disappears. Its length ranges between 15mm-80mm and the colour of the coqui varies considerably. green, brown and yellowish, sometimes having touches of different colours. This genus has no inter-digital membrane, which could indicate that they are not adapted to swim. All coquis have disks or pads on the tips of their toes, to help them adhere to surfaces, like moistened leaves. Magnification: x800 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres. - Stock Image C032/4676
One persistent issue of the taxonomy of Microhylidae has been the inclusion of scaphiophrynines (Scaphiophryne and Pseudohemisus); the group has been alternatively included in Ranidae or Microhylidae (see review in Wassersug, 1984). The ambiguity was based on the description of tadpoles of two Malagasy species by Angel (1931), which were referred to Pseudohemisus verrucosus and P. longimanus; these tadpoles had beaks and denticles. However, these larvae were shown to belong to ranid species (Blommers-Schlösser, personal communication in Wassersug [1984]). Otherwise, the monophyly of Microhylidae has not been questioned.. The Type 2 larva of Orton (1953, 1957) was generally considered diagnostic of Microhylidae, but larvae of scaphiophrynines, as for many microhylids, remained unknown. However, the description of the tadpole of Pseudohemisus granulosum (Blommers-Schlösser, 1975; Wassersug, 1984, 1989) provided an intermediate suite of characters between the Type 2 and Type 4 tadpoles, and drew ...
Among the Amphibia there are numerous examples of the suppression to a varying extent of a larval stage in the life-history. In such instances the animal is freed by various means from the necessity of passing its early phases of development in open water. This evolutionary trend has nowhere proceeded further than in the Anuran genus Eleutherodactylus, which is distributed through the Caribbean and the adjacent mainlands. In Eleutherodactylus, development is direct and wholly embryonic, and many larval features have been suppressed.. In 1871 was published the first description of a West Indian frog which laid eggs in air, and from which young frogs with fully formed limbs were hatched (Bello y Espinosa, 1871). Since that time some twenty papers have been published on the embryology of different species of the genus, mainly in recent years by Dr. W. Gardner Lynn and his collaborators.. ...
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) Frog blood in liver blood vessel (coqui, Eleutherodactylus coqui). Frogs have nucleated red blood cells. In the amphibian circulatory system blood accumulates oxygen in the lungs and is then returned to the heart before being pumped through the rest of the circulatory system. Mixing between oxygenated and deoxygenated blood occurs as blood returning to the heart from the lungs is mixed with incoming blood from the body. Frogs depend on cutaneous respiration for their oxygen supply. In this process oxygen from the air is drawn into a frogs body by the blood vessels that lie close to the skin. Waste gas and carbon dioxide are also released the same way. Magnification: x240 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres. - Stock Image C032/4707
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Hyla andersonii, only about 1-3 inches (25-76 mm) long, is one of the smaller species of tree frogs. Members of the species are predominantly green, with wide, dark stripes. They often have spotted, orange-gold markings on the hidden surfaces of their legs and tend to have large toe pads. The key to distinguishing the Pine Barrens tree frog from the similar-appearing American green tree frog (H. cinerea) is the white-bordered lavender stripe on each side of the body in the Pine Barrens tree frog. H. cinerea has only a white stripe in this location. ...
Santos-Barrera, G., Flores-Villela, O., Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Savage, J., Chaves, G. & Kubicki, B. 2008. Anotheca spinosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T55296A11276568. . Downloaded on 18 January 2018 ...
We report herein a case of predation by the ctenid spider Ctenus medius on a leptodactylid frog Leptodactylus marmoratus, observed in a remnant of the Atlantic Forest, municipality of São Vicente, São Paulo state, southeast Brazil. This is the first record of predation by C. medius upon L. marmoratus. Nevertheless, due to the high abundance of both groups, we suggest that the interaction between spiders and amphibians could be very common on the floor of the Atlantic Forest ...
The Mediterranean tree frog or stripeless tree frog is a species of frog found in Europe. It resembles the European tree frog, but is larger, has longer hind legs, and the flank stripe only reaches to the front
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This dataset contains the digitized treatments in Plazi based on the original journal article Toledo, Luís Felipe (2010): A new species of Elachistocleis (Anura; Microhylidae) from the Brazilian Amazon. Zootaxa 2496: 63-68, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.195714 ...
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During mating season, males use vocalizations described as chirps, buzzes, trills, and hums to get the attemtion of females. They also show off their brightly colored bodies. Calling is most intense for an hour or two after sunrise and before sunset.. After a female chooses a male, she follows him to his chosen breeding ground and strokes his back and snout. Sometimes both the male and female slowly circle one another and stamp their feet. Females compete for males.. The male frog leads the female to an appropriate spot to deposit her eggs. The eggs are usually laid on leaves, in areas of high humidity. Then the male frog tends to the eggs and newly hatched tadpoles.. In some species in the genus Dendrobates, newly hatched tadpoles cling the males back. Sitting upon their father, the tadpoles ride through the forest understory. The male climbs high up into the forest canopy, where he deposits the tadpoles into one of a variety of water-holding plants, particularly bromeliads. Although most ...
The biology of marsupial frogs is described in painstaking detail in this new book - the destillation of a lifetimes work by William E. Duellman (details here). It is superbly illustrated but at USD 120 a bit pricey. More than half the content comprises species accounts and no doubt it will find a place on the bookshelf of specialists. But it is well worth checking out for its insights into the reproductive biology of frogs. Who knew, for example, that the oocytes of Flectonotus pygmaeus have up to 2000 nuclei reduced during oogenesis to a single one? ...
Individuals should aim to adjust their parental behaviours in order to maximize the success of their offspring but minimize associated costs. Plasticity in parental care is well documented from various bird, mammal and fish species, whereas amphibians were traditionally assumed as being highly instinct-bound. Therefore, little is known about higher cognitive abilities of amphibians, such as strategic planning and behavioural flexibility. Dendrobatid frogs have evolved a remarkable diversity of parental behaviours. The most noticeable of these behaviours is tadpole transport, which is obligatory in almost all species. Nonetheless, there is limited knowledge about spatial and temporal patterns of tadpole transport and the possible existence of behavioural plasticity on the individual level. In this study, we investigated correlates of tadpole transport behaviour in a natural population of the dendrobatid frog Allobates femoralis during five years. Tadpole transport was predominantly observed during
Spea multiplicata (New Mexico Spadefoot) is a species of amphibians in the family American spadefoot toads. It is associated with freshwater habitat. It is found in the Nearctic and the Neotropics. It is a carnivore. Individuals can grow to 23.9 g. Spea multiplicata (New Mexico Spadefoot) has sexual reproduction. Reproduction is dioecious.. ...
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There have been many attempts to develop quadricycles from tadpole trikes (two wheels front, one rear), but we found that the main problem was lack of weight on the drive wheels, so that when one wheel lifted on uneven ground, traction was lost, unless there was drive to both wheels, and then there was drag on the corners unless an extra one way clutch was used on each wheel, and that increased the gearing on the turns. And even then, there is still only one third of the weight on the driving wheels. So traction is still no better than the standard tadpole. The other solution is add suspension, but this increases the complication, weight, and cost of the machine. Anura Quad neatly over comes these problems by using the delta configuration (two rear, one front) as a basis. The standard Anura Trike has 75% of the weight on the driving wheels, which means superior traction, plus it means the both drive wheels stay in contact with the ground over uneven surfaces, and the differential balances the ...
Frogs are amphibians in the order Anura (meaning "tail-less" from Greek an-, without + oura, tail). Adult frogs are characterised by long hind legs, a short body, webbed digits, protruding eyes and the absence of a tail. Most frogs have a semi-aquatic lifestyle, but move easily on land by jumping or climbing. They typically lay their eggs in puddles, ponds or lakes, and their larvae, called tadpoles, have gills and develop in water. Adult frogs follow a carnivorous diet, mostly of arthropods, annelids and gastropods. Frogs are most noticeable through their call, which can be widely heard during the mating season. The distribution of frogs ranges from tropic to subarctic regions, with most of the species found in tropical rainforests. With over 5,000 species described, they are among the most diverse groups of vertebrates. However the declining numbers of certain species of frogs are increasingly giving cause for concern caused by the Chytrid Fungus. ...
Researchers say a common North American frog has been identified as a carrier of a deadly disease decimating world amphibian populations.
The Australian tree frog has a few other names like Whites tree frog, or simply the green tree frog, but its this last name we like best - the dumpy tree frog, because it is, well, dumpy. The frog was actually originally known by yet another name, the "blue frog" because a mistake in dead-specimen preservation led to the original specimens appearing to have blue skin. ...
The species is found in sparsely timbered savannah, sclerophyll woodland and grassland on clay soils. It spends most of its life buried underground and emerges only after heavy rain when it can be found on low-lying swampy ground, which remains saturated after rain. It breeds after heavy rains in shallow flooded areas. Males call whilst floating in water and their bodies are inflated with air from their distended lungs. About 500-1400 eggs are laid in long chains tangled in submerged vegetation. Tadpoles hatch and complete development in 8 weeks ...
When a dead red eyed tree frogs egg is used as food by fly larvae, that is an important part of the decomposition of living material. Frog flies tend to choose dead eggs but can lay on others that are healthy nearby.
c 33) In periodical cicadas reproductive character displacement was seen by John Cooley and David Marshall in what character: a) abdomen color, b) mitochondrial DNA sequence, c) male song pitch, d) Male mating dance, e) wing color. Written answers: 34) List four possible consequences of secondary contact between two formerly isolated populations (2 points): a) populations meet but dont mate (full reproductive isolation) b) populations meet and mate randomly and fuse together (no isolation) c) populations meet, mate but hybrids less fit (Bonus: possible selection for reproductive character displacement, genes may or may not introgress into parent populations depending on selection). d) populations meet, mate but hybrids more fit in hybrid zones (stable hybrid zone) Written Answers continued: The tree frog Hyla versicolor is believed to have evolved from Hyla chrysoscelis multiple times in multiple locations by doubling its chromosomes (polyploidy). A phylogenetic tree for your reference is ...
c 33) In periodical cicadas reproductive character displacement was seen by John Cooley and David Marshall in what character: a) abdomen color, b) mitochondrial DNA sequence, c) male song pitch, d) Male mating dance, e) wing color. Written answers: 34) List four possible consequences of secondary contact between two formerly isolated populations (2 points): a) populations meet but dont mate (full reproductive isolation) b) populations meet and mate randomly and fuse together (no isolation) c) populations meet, mate but hybrids less fit (Bonus: possible selection for reproductive character displacement, genes may or may not introgress into parent populations depending on selection). d) populations meet, mate but hybrids more fit in hybrid zones (stable hybrid zone) Written Answers continued: The tree frog Hyla versicolor is believed to have evolved from Hyla chrysoscelis multiple times in multiple locations by doubling its chromosomes (polyploidy). A phylogenetic tree for your reference is ...
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Red eyed tree frogs are named by the colour of their eyes. They like keeping a low profile and therefore often have successful mating seasons, but not always. Mating Red Eyed Tree Frogs versus...
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Please send an email to [email protected] to inquire about purchase this kit.. Green Tree Frog Gene Therapy Kit. The frog gene therapy teaching kit is composed of 6 frogs, cages, food and all the materials and all the instructions to genetically modify frogs in a teaching or home environment. The kit requires purchasers to take a safety quiz before the kit is shipped to make sure individuals understand how to handle and work with the animals. All protocols and procedures follow or improve upon recommendations from the NIH Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals where appropriate. After using this kit you will have learned how to perform FLEEB (Forumulated Liquid to Enhance the Engineering of Biology) experiments to genetically modify animals. The uses an IGF-1(Insulin like Growth Factor 1) gene therapy that causes increase production of growth hormone. The frogs that are treated with the FLEEB injection will increase in size and weight. You measure this by weighing the frogs over the course ...
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Years of combing tropical mountain forests, shining flashlights under rocks and listening for croaks in the night have paid off for a team of Indian scientists which has discovered 12 new frog species plus three others thought ...
We describe a new species of Pristimantis from the humid sub-montane forest of the Región Cusco in Peru. Pristimantis pluvialis sp. n. was collected in the Kosñipata and Entoro valleys at elevations from 740 to 1110 m a.s.l., near the borders of Manu National Park and within the Huachiperi Haramba Queros Conservation Concession. The new species can be distinguished from other members of the genus Pristimantis by its rostral tubercle, smooth dorsal skin, and by its advertisement call. Pristimantis lacrimosus and P. waoranii superficially most resemble the new species, but P. pluvialis sp. n. differs from both species by having a rostral tubercle (absent in P. waoranii and variable in P. lacrimosus) and larger size, from P. lacrimosus by its call emitted at a lower frequency, and from P. waoranii for its dorsal coloration with dark markings. Two other species have partially overlapping distributions and resemble the new species, P. mendax and P. olivaceus, but they produce advertisement calls with much
Because of its close relationship with the process of evolutionary differentiation, it is expected that geographic variability in acoustic sexual traits should be greater among than within populations. This is particularly expected in organisms with typically high population genetic structure and low dispersal abilities, such as anuran amphibians. We studied the acoustic traits of the advertisement call in the small-sized dendrobatoid frog Allobates paleovarzensis through its range in Central Amazonia. We accessed the variability of call traits from the within-male to the among-population levels, and evaluated the degree of stereotypy of the call characteristics. Call variability had comparable magnitudes within and among populations, and was independent of the degree of stereotypy of call measurements. Therefore, none of the call traits stood out as a potential cue for discrimination between populations. Spectral call measurements were static and strongly related with body size, which explained between
A group of frog were travelling through the woods and two of them fell into deep drain. When the other frogs saw how deep the drain was they told the two that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump out of the drain with all their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop; that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed of what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died ...
Temporal variation, duty cycle, and absolute calling effort during sustained calling of Leptodactylus mystacinus (Anura: Leptodactylidae). p...