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Reversal to air-driven sound production revealed by a molecular phylogeny of tongueless frogs, family Pipidae

Iker Irisarri1, Miguel Vences2*, Diego San Mauro3, Frank Glaw4 and Rafael Zardoya1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, c/José Gutiérrez Abascal 2, Madrid 28006, Spain

2 Department of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Spielmannstrasse 8, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

3 Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK

4 Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Münchhausenstrasse 21, 81247 München, Germany

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:114  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-114

Published: 27 April 2011

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Extended background, methods and results. It includes a detailed description of the molecular and phylogenetic reconstruction procedures, the taxon sampling strategy followed to assemble the nuclear dataset (with GenBank accession numbers and specimen vouchers), summary of previous hypotheses of phylogenetic relationships of pipids and more detailled information of results (congruent topology of combined nuclear genes, congruence among single nuclear genes and values of AU tests). It also includes an exhaustive description of the vocalizations of Pseudhymenochirus merlini (with sonograms) and anatomical preparations showing larynx structure of P. merlini and other pipids.

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Movie. Calling male of Pseudhymenochirus merlini.

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