Looking for in his photos of Morocco, Gabri missed more photos of the northern areas, so he decided to visit Morocco between the days 16-20 april. At first some friends could maybe join Gabri, but finally he made a trip alone. Leer más.
In this study, we investigate species level diversity in the monotypic frog family Micrixalidae, which is endemic to the Western Ghats of Peninsular India. Attempting the first nearcomplete taxon sampling of Indian dancing frogs from the entire Western Ghats, we use 138 tissue samples collected from 70 localities over the last 12 years for DNA barcoding. Our results of multiple mitochondrial gene (16S and COI) barcoding reveal unexpectedly high species level diversity in the genus Micrixalus. Based on molecular and morphological evidence, we herein describe 14 new species, leading to a more than two-fold increase in the number of known species in this ancient lineage. Leer más.
A new species of horned lizard has been discovered in southern Mexico that is different from other species in that the scales on the newly described lizard, tentatively namedPhrynosoma sherbrooke, are rough. Leer más.
M Álvarez-Presas, A Sánchez-Gracia, F Carbayo, J Rozas and M Riutort. Heredity 112, 656-665 (June 2014). Ir al enlace.