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Published: 2019-07-25
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The unique traits of the subgenus Unicus within Chiasmocleis Méhely, 1094 (Anura: Microhylidae)

Department of Biology, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 23173, USA.
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology & Museum of Comparative Zoology, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Department of Biology, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 23173, USA.
Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Avenida Nazaré 481, 04263–000, Ipiranga, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Departamento de Zoologia e Centro de Aquicultura (CAUNESP), Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Caixa Postal 199, 13506-900 Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil.
Amphibia Chiasmocleis Unicus apomorphies morphology molecular

Abstract

Chiasmocleis is the most speciose genus of Neotropical microhylids. The genus consists of three monophyletic clades that were recently recognized as subgenera. Within Chiasmocleis, the subgenus Unicus has a basal position in the phylogeny and contains a single species that occurs in the North Atlantic Forest of Brazil, isolated from the ranges of other Chiasmocleis. However, the subgenus Unicus lacked a formal description and consequently so far was a nomen nudum. Herein, we provide a diagnosis (i.e., morphological and molecular apomorphies) of the subgenus Unicus de Sá, Tonini, van Huss, Long, Cuddy, Forlani, Peloso, Zaher and Haddad, 2019b; for convenience, the name has also been registered in ZooBank.

 

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