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Description of a New Reproductive Mode in Leptodactylus (Anura, Leptodactylidae), with a Review of the Reproductive Specialization toward Terrestriality in the Genus
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The genus Leptodactylus provides an example among anurans in which there is an evident tendency toward terrestrial reproduction. Herein we describe a new reproductive mode for the frog Leptodactylus podicipinus, a member of the “melanonotus” group. This new reproductive mode represents one of the intermediate steps from the most aquatic to the most terrestrial modes reported in the genus. Three reproductive modes were previously recognized for the genus Leptodactylus. However, based on our data, and on several studies on Leptodactylus species that have been published since the last reviews, we propose a new classification, with the addition of two modes for the genus.
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Cynthia P. de A. Prado, Masao Uetanabaro, Célio F. B. Haddad
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Publisher :  The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists     Type :  Text     Format :  text/html    
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2002-12
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