congresos y reuniones científicas
Phylogenetic relationships and diversity in Scinax (Anura: Hylidae).
Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul
Congreso; 7o Congresso Brasileiro de Herpetologia.; 2015
Sociedade Brasileira de Herpetologia
More than 10% (113 species) of hylid diversity is included in the genus Scinax, the most species rich genus of new world hylids. Species of Scinax are grouped in two major clades, the S. catharinae and S. ruber clades. The S. catharinae clade has 45 species occurring in the Atlantic Forest of SE Brazil and few species in gallery forests in the Cerrado and Pampean grasslands. The S. ruber clade, with 68 species, is distributed in several different biomes, from Southern Mexico to East-Central Argentina, but particularly concentrated in SE Brazil. In this presentation I will show results of an ongoing collaborative project on the phylogenetic relationships and diversity of this genus, stressing areas of interest, most supported nodes, and nodes that require further research.