Navigation Links
A tiny new species of frog from Brazil with a heroic name
Date:7/24/2014

The Atlantic Forest is a hotspot of biodiversity and one of the most species richness biome of anurans (frogs, tree-frogs, and toads) in the world. However, current levels of diversity might be still underestimated. In the past few years has been an increase in the description of new endemic species of this biome along with the advance of molecular techniques and availability of samples for DNA analysis.

Using a more extensive number of samples for molecular and morphological analysis, researchers from the University of Richmond and The George Washington University described a tiny new species of narrow-mouthed frog from the Microhylidae family in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Chiasmocleis quilombola occurs in the Atlantic Forest of the Esprito Santo State, southeastern Brazil. Despite its modest size, adults reach only about 14 mm, the new species bears a heroic name inspired by the quilombos communities typical of the Esprito Santo State in Brazil, where the frogs were collected.

The specific epithet "quilombola" used for the species' name refers to the people who inhabited these communities slaves who dared to escape during colonial times and find a refuge in the depths of the Atlantic Forest.

Quilombos were used as a refuge for escaped slaves during colonial Portuguese rule in Brazil between 1530 and 1815. Nowadays in the north of Esprito Santo State quilombola communities still remain and maintain alive their traditions, such as quilombola food and craftwork.

"We were puzzling by the morphological variation of those frogs, which is little, but after the first results of the molecular phylogenies was clear the higher genetic disparity among them", say Joo Tonini, Ph. D. student at The George Washington Unive
'/>"/>

Contact: João F. R. Tonini
jfrtonini@gmail.com
Pensoft Publishers
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New planthopper species found in southern Spain
2. Four new species of tuco-tucos identified from Bolivia
3. New mite species from a Caribbean mesophotic coral ecosystem named after J.Lo
4. New plant species from the heart of Texas
5. Identifying microbial species
6. A Spaniard and a Portuguese discover a new species of beetle in the worlds deepest cave
7. New species of small mammal discovered by scientists from California Academy of Sciences
8. LSTM Researchers demonstrate adaptive potential of hybridization in mosquito species
9. Restricting competitors could help threatened species cope with climate change
10. A new spider species from Mexico uses soil particles for camouflage
11. Why species matter
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
A tiny new species of frog from Brazil with a heroic name
(Date:11/3/2014)... low birth weight and preterm birth are linked to ... Findings published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) ... low birth weight and pre-term babies were not at ... adults. , According to the ACR, 27 million ... clinical OA. Symptoms of OA range from mild to ...
(Date:11/2/2014)... LA (2 November 2014)—In support of a bold quest ... & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced an award of ... Vaccine Initiative (MVI) in building new vaccines that will ... realize the "accelerating to zero" agenda. Such vaccines would ... could be called an "immunological bed net." , ...
(Date:11/2/2014)... Silver and Richard Feynman walk into a bar and bump ... sound like the setup to some late-night nerd sketch, researchers ... cumbersome problem in modern biology, namely, finding meaning in the ... the data comprisesreams of cancer mutations that genome-wide studies are ... and efficient ways to parse the signal from the noise ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Preterm, low birth-weight babies may need new hips in adulthood 2New malaria vaccines to prevent infection and block transmission get a shot in the arm 2New malaria vaccines to prevent infection and block transmission get a shot in the arm 3New malaria vaccines to prevent infection and block transmission get a shot in the arm 4Mutant models 2Mutant models 3Mutant models 4
... Liverpool scientists claim that the degeneration of sight, caused by ... 20% by increasing the amount of fruit, vegetables and nuts ... leading cause of blindness in the UK, with 45% of ... condition results in a gradual loss of central vision, due ...
... San Antonio (UTSA) announced today it will receive $500,000 ... five years to develop a unique Graduate Program Initiative ... proposals received by the UT System from its nine ... and only two were awarded to academic institutions. ...
... have long been a favorite of gardeners, but they often ... on organics has more home gardeners concerned about the environment ... Texas A&M University led a study comparing several varieties of ... certain conditions. The results were published in the American Society ...
Cached Biology News:Diet could reduce onset of eye disease by 20 percent 2UTSA wins $500,000 to develop biosensor and regenerative medicine Ph.D. program 2
(Date:11/21/2014)... 20, 2014 The report, ... Oligos, Enzymes, Cloning kits), Technology (Bioinformatics, Nanotechnology, ... Pharmaceuticals, Biomaterials, Bioremediation) - Global Forecast to ... drivers, threats, opportunities, and challenges. , Browse ... spread through 185 pages and in-depth TOC ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 Why did ... makes Albert Einstein so instantly recognizable? Why have they ... mathematician, astronomer and author Hilton Ratcliffe seeks out the ... nothing at all to do with science. In " ... Publishing , November 21, 2014), Ratcliffe puts it plainly: ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014 Polaris Group announced today that ... Phase 1 trial of ADI-PEG 20 in combination ... malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and non-squamous non-small cell ... on ADI-PEG 20, both as monotherapy and in ... several other indications, including breast cancer, melanomas, ovarian ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... GUELPH, ON , Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: ... month and nine month periods ended September 30, 2014.  Biorem,s complete ... SEDAR ( www.sedar.com ). Financial Summary:Three-months ended ... CDN$,000 except per share data) , 2014 , ... , 2,282 , 5,281 , 6,715 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Synthetic Biology Market Expected to Reach $5,630.4 Million in 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Synthetic Biology Market Expected to Reach $5,630.4 Million in 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Synthetic Biology Market Expected to Reach $5,630.4 Million in 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4“Stephen Hawking Smoked My Socks” Sparks Controversy in Science World 2“Stephen Hawking Smoked My Socks” Sparks Controversy in Science World 3“Stephen Hawking Smoked My Socks” Sparks Controversy in Science World 4Polaris Group Announces Treatment of First Patient in Phase 1 Study of ADI-PEG 20 plus Pemetrexed and Cisplatin in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma And Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma 2Biorem Reports Third Quarter Results 2Biorem Reports Third Quarter Results 3
... , CALGARY and BLENHEIM, Ontario, Nov. 24 Dow ... Hyland Seeds, a division of Thompsons Limited of Blenheim, Ontario. ... current seeds business as the company anticipates the introduction of ... Dow AgroSciences Herbicide Tolerant Trait Technology in corn in 2012. ...
... , , ST. LOUIS, Nov. 24 ... NASDAQ OMX conference on Tuesday, December 1st at 1:45 PM GMT in ... over the Internet available at http://inve s tor.sig ... can click the "Webcast" icon to access this file. , ...
... , ... November 24 deCODE,genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCGN ) today announced the approval ... the District of Delaware,(the "Bankruptcy Court"). deCODE last week filed a voluntary ... the,Bankruptcy Court. , The orders issued by the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Dow AgroSciences Canada Announces Agreement to Acquire Hyland Seeds 2Dow AgroSciences Canada Announces Agreement to Acquire Hyland Seeds 3deCODE genetics, Inc. Announces Approval of First Day Motions by Bankruptcy Court 2deCODE genetics, Inc. Announces Approval of First Day Motions by Bankruptcy Court 3
Phospho-FAK (Tyr576/577) Antibody...
Zinc finger MYM-type protein 3 (Zinc finger protein 261) (DXS6673E protein). [Source:Uniprot/SWISSPROT;Acc:Q14202] Antigen: Recombinant Protein Epitope Signature Tag (PrEST)....
Rabbit polyclonal to Leucyl tRNA synthetase ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: L930-H1176 denatured human recombinant LRS. Entrez Gene ID: 3926 Swiss Protein ID: Q9P2J5...
WNV Core Antibody...
Biology Products: