Among Neotropical microhylids, the genus Chiasmocleis is exceptionally diverse. Most species ofChiasmocleis were described in recent years based on external morphology, but recent studies using molecular data did not support the monophyly of the species groups clustered based on feet webbing. Furthermore, a phylogeographic study of C. lacrimae estimated high genetic divergence and low gene flow among populations across small geographic ranges. Increasing the molecular and geographic sampling, and incorporating morphological data, we identified new cryptic species. Herein, we used novel genetic and morphological data to describe a new species of Chiasmocleis.
Copyright © 2014 João F. R. Tonini et al. This article first appeared in ZooKeys 428 (July 2014): 109-32. doi:10.3897/zookeys.428.7352.
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Tonini, João Filipe, Maurício Forlani, and Rafael O. de Sá. "A New Species of Chiasmocleis (Microhylidae, Gastrophryninae) from the Atlantic Forest Of Espírito Santo State, Brazil." ZooKeys 428 (July 2014): 109-32. doi:10.3897/zookeys.428.7352.