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Systematics of the Australo-Papuan tree frogs known as Litoria bicolor (Anura : Hylidae) in the Papuan region

Systematics of the Australo-Papuan tree frogs known as Litoria bicolor (Anura : Hylidae) in the... We examined differences in morphology and advertisement calls of a large sample of frogs from the Australo-Papuan Region that resemble Litoria bicolor , and compared them with examples of that species from Australia. Consistent differences in body size, body proportions, and advertisement call structure among populations demonstrate that at least seven distinct species occur in the Australo-Papuan region, and that only the population represented by the holotype from the Northern Territory of Australia is Litoria bicolor s. s . Herein we describe four new species from the Papuan Region and comment on the origin and evolution of the Papuan members of the Litoria bicolor complex in the region. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Journal of Zoology CSIRO Publishing

Systematics of the Australo-Papuan tree frogs known as Litoria bicolor (Anura : Hylidae) in the Papuan region

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CSIRO Publishing
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CSIRO
ISSN
0004-959X
eISSN
1446-5698
DOI
10.1071/ZO07068
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Abstract

We examined differences in morphology and advertisement calls of a large sample of frogs from the Australo-Papuan Region that resemble Litoria bicolor , and compared them with examples of that species from Australia. Consistent differences in body size, body proportions, and advertisement call structure among populations demonstrate that at least seven distinct species occur in the Australo-Papuan region, and that only the population represented by the holotype from the Northern Territory of Australia is Litoria bicolor s. s . Herein we describe four new species from the Papuan Region and comment on the origin and evolution of the Papuan members of the Litoria bicolor complex in the region.

Journal

Australian Journal of ZoologyCSIRO Publishing

Published: Dec 22, 2008

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