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Tadpole and advertisement call of Hypsiboas crepitans (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae) from Bahia State, Brazil, and taxonomic regards

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Author(s): Francisco Cousiño Casal | Flora Acuña Juncá

Journal: Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi : Ciências Naturais
ISSN 1981-8114

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 217;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Hylidae | Hypsiboas crepitans | Taxonomy | Tadpole | Advertisement call

ABSTRACT
The tadpole and advertisement call of Hypsiboas crepitans are described from Serra São José, State of Bahia, Brazil. Three multipulsed notes composed the advertisement call; the call duration was approximately 0,51 s and the dominant frequency 0,80 kHz. When we compared the advertisement call of H. crepitans from Bahia with specimens from other localities in Colombia and Panama, we found differences in the dominant frequency: the specimens from Bahia presented higher dominant frequency than the one from Colombia and much lower than the specimens from Panama. These differences could corroborate the hypothesis that there is another species or a complex of species in the Amazonian region presently named as Hypsiboas crepitans.
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