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dc.contributor.author Bell, Rayna C.
dc.contributor.author Brasileiro, Cinthia A.
dc.contributor.author Haddad, Celio F. B.
dc.contributor.author Zamudio, Kelly R.
dc.coverage.spatial Brazilian Atlantic Forest
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-05T20:54:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-05T20:54:35Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-17
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.31sn1q0j
dc.identifier.citation Bell RC, Brasileiro CA, Haddad CFB, Zamudio K (2012) Evolutionary history of Scinax treefrogs on land-bridge islands in south-eastern Brazil. Journal of Biogeography, 39(9): 1733–1742.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.37335
dc.description AIM: We investigated how Pleistocene refugia and recent (~12,000 years ago) sea level incursions shaped genetic differentiation in mainland and island populations of the Scinax perpusillus treefrog group. LOCATION: Brazilian Atlantic Forest, São Paulo state, southeastern Brazil. METHODS: Using mitochondrial and microsatellite loci, we surveyed population structure and genetic diversity in Scinax from five mainland populations and three land-bridge islands to understand the roles of Pleistocene forest fragmentation and sea level incursions on genetic differentiation. We calculated metrics of relatedness and genetic diversity to assess whether island populations exhibit signatures of genetic drift and isolation. Two of the three island populations in this study have previously been described as new species based on a combination of distinct morphological and behavioural characters, thus we used the molecular datasets to determine whether phenotypic change is consistent with genetic differentiation. RESULTS: Our analyses recovered three distinct lineages or demes comprised of northern mainland São Paulo populations, southern mainland São Paulo populations, and one divergent island population. The two remaining island populations clustered with samples from adjacent mainland populations. Estimates of allelic richness were significantly lower, and estimates of relatedness were significantly higher, in island populations relative to their mainland counterparts. MAIN CONCLUSIONS: Fine-scale genetic structure across mainland populations indicates the possible existence of local refugia within São Paulo state, underscoring the small geographic scale at which populations diverge in this species rich region of the Atlantic Coastal Forest. Variation in genetic signatures across the three islands indicates that the populations experienced different demographic processes after marine incursions fragmented the distribution of Scinax perpusillus. Genetic signatures of inbreeding and drift in some island populations indicate that small population sizes coupled with strong ecological selection may be important evolutionary forces driving speciation on land-bridge islands.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.31sn1q0j/1
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02708.x
dc.subject Atlantic Coastal Forest
dc.subject drift
dc.subject isolation
dc.subject land-bridge islands
dc.title Data from: Evolutionary history of Scinax treefrogs on land-bridge islands in south-eastern Brazil
dc.type Article *
dwc.ScientificName Scinax perpusillus
dwc.ScientificName Scinax faivovichi
dwc.ScientificName Scinax peixotoi
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Bell, Rayna C.
prism.publicationName Journal of Biogeography

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