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Three new species of spiny throated reed frogs (Anura: Hyperoliidae) from evergreen forests of Tanzania

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, April 2015
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Title
Three new species of spiny throated reed frogs (Anura: Hyperoliidae) from evergreen forests of Tanzania
Published in
BMC Research Notes, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13104-015-1050-y
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Authors

Simon P Loader, Lucinda P Lawson, Daniel M Portik, Michele Menegon

Abstract

The East African spiny-throated reed frog complex (Hyperolius spinigularis, H. tanneri, and H. minutissimus) is comprised of morphologically similar species with highly fragmented populations across the Eastern Afromontane Region. Recent genetic evidence has supported the distinctiveness of populations suggesting a number of cryptic species. We analyse newly collected morphological data and evaluate the taxonomic distinctiveness of populations. We find three new distinct species on the basis of morphological and molecular evidence. The primary morphological traits distinguishing species within the Hyperolius spinigularis complex include the proportions and degree of spinosity of the gular flap in males and snout-urostyle length in females. Other features allow the three species to be distinguished from each other (genetics). We refine the understanding of H. minutissimus which can be found in both forest and grassland habitats of the Udzungwa Mountains, and provide more details on the call of this species. Further details on ecology are noted for all species where known. Three new species are described and we narrow the definition and distribution of Hyperolius spinigularis and H. minutissimus in East Africa. The spiny-throated reed frogs have highly restricted distributions across the fragmented mountains of the Eastern Afromontane region. Given the newly defined and substantially narrower distributions of these spiny-throated reed frog species, conservation concerns are outlined.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 6%
Spain 1 3%
Portugal 1 3%
Unknown 28 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 16%
Student > Master 5 16%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 6 19%
Unknown 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 56%
Environmental Science 4 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 13%
Philosophy 1 3%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 November 2016.
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