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Multi-locus phylogeny and taxonomic revision of Uperoleia toadlets (Anura: Myobatrachidae) from the western arid zone of Australia, with a description of a new species

Catullo, Renee; Doughty, Paul; Roberts, J Dale; Keogh, J Scott

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We generated a multi-locus phylogeny to test monophyly and distributional limits in Australian toadlets of the genus Uperoleia from the western arid zone of Australia. The molecular data were used in combination with a detailed assessment of morphological variation and some data on call structure to complete a taxonomic revision of the species that occur in this region. Our work reveals the existence of not two but five species in the region. Uperoleia russelli is restricted to the Carnarvon...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCatullo, Renee
dc.contributor.authorDoughty, Paul
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, J Dale
dc.contributor.authorKeogh, J Scott
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:07:41Z
dc.identifier.issn1175-5326
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/62979
dc.description.abstractWe generated a multi-locus phylogeny to test monophyly and distributional limits in Australian toadlets of the genus Uperoleia from the western arid zone of Australia. The molecular data were used in combination with a detailed assessment of morphological variation and some data on call structure to complete a taxonomic revision of the species that occur in this region. Our work reveals the existence of not two but five species in the region. Uperoleia russelli is restricted to the Carnarvon and Gascoyne Regions south of the Pilbara. Uperoleia micromeles is distributed from the Tanami Desert through the Great Sandy Desert and along the northern edge of the Pilbara. Uperoleia talpa was previously believed to be a Fitzroyland region endemic but it is further distributed along Dampierland and into the Roebourne Plain. Uperoleia glandulosa is a larger species than previously described as well as a greater habitat generalist, inhabiting the rocky Pilbara region and the sandy region around Port Hedland. We also describe a new species, U. saxatilis sp. nov., endemic to the Pilbara craton.
dc.publisherMagnolia Press
dc.sourceZootaxa
dc.subjectKeywords: Anura; Myobatrachidae; Talpa; Uperoleia Anuran; Frog; Geology; Kimberley; Pilbara
dc.titleMulti-locus phylogeny and taxonomic revision of Uperoleia toadlets (Anura: Myobatrachidae) from the western arid zone of Australia, with a description of a new species
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume2902
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor060301 - Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9511635xPUB756
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCatullo, Renee, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDoughty, Paul, Western Australian Museum
local.contributor.affiliationRoberts, J Dale, University of Western Australia
local.contributor.affiliationKeogh, J Scott, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage43
local.identifier.absseo960803 - Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T12:08:18Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-79958009055
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