Project 2445: D. B. Provete, M. V. Garey, K. O. Picheli, C. M. Mello, D. d. Silva Gonçalves, C. E. Conte, D. d. Rossa-Feres. 2021. The Tadpoles and Advertisement Call of Trachycephalus imitatrix and T. dibernardoi (Anura: Hylidae). Journal of Herpetology. 55 (3):237-252.
Specimen: Trachycephalus imitatrix (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926) (UNESP/DZSJRP-Amphibia:2460.1)
View: Internal Oral Features


Herein, we describe the tadpoles of Trachycephalus imitatrix and T. dibernardoi and the advertisement call of T. imitatrix. We also provide novel natural history data from a population in southeastern Brazil. The tadpoles are overall similar to those of other congeneric species, but can be distinguished from them by the following combination of characteristics: clumped submarginal papillae, lateral line conspicuous, buccal roof area lacking papillae, and seven postnarial papillae. The advertisement call of T. imitatrix is very similar to that of T. nigromaculatus, but distinguished through its lower dominant frequency. Additionally, both spectral and temporal features of the call can distinguish T. imitatrix from other congeneric species. Our results help understand the differentiation of larval and acoustical characteristics within the genus Trachycephalus.

Read the article »

Article DOI: 10.1670/20-010

Project DOI: 10.7934/P2445,
This project contains
  • 27 Media
  • 1 Taxon
  • 1 Specimen
Total size of project's media files: 135.12M

Download Project SDD File
Currently Viewing:
MorphoBank Project 2445

    Authors' Institutions

    • Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)

    • Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP)

    • Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS)

    • Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana

    • Criadouro Onça Pintada

    • Instituto Federal do Paraná

    • Instituto Neotropical: Pesquisa e Conservação


    member name taxa specimens media media
    Diogo Borges Provete
    Project Administrator

    Project has no matrices defined.

    Project views

    type number of views Individual items viewed (where applicable)
    Total project views6722
    Project overview657
    Taxon list328
    Media views4377Media search (1093 views); M423807 (163 views); M423805 (145 views); M423810 (152 views); M423806 (147 views); M423809 (145 views); M423808 (153 views); M423812 (162 views); M423804 (152 views); M423811 (151 views); M584420 (115 views); M584421 (105 views); M584422 (115 views); M584423 (105 views); M584424 (109 views); M584425 (102 views); M584426 (102 views); M584427 (108 views); M584428 (101 views); M584429 (109 views); M584430 (109 views); M584431 (108 views); M584432 (105 views); M584433 (105 views); M584434 (106 views); M584435 (101 views); M584436 (102 views); M584437 (107 views);
    Specimen list527
    Views for media list615

    Project downloads

    type number of downloads Individual items downloaded (where applicable)
    Total downloads from project104
    Project downloads103
    Media downloads1M423807 (1 download);