Title
Preliminary data on the differentiation of Milos Island water frogs Preliminary data on the differentiation of Milos Island water frogs
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Biology
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Biology
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Journal of biological research
Volume/pages
20(2013) , p. 290-295
ISSN
1790-045X
ISI
000331437600012
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The water frog of Milos Island (Southern Cyclades, Greece) has been repetitively reported to differ from the surrounding islands frogs. Geological history of Milos and the occurrence of a rich endemic herpetofauna would justify an endemic frog species on the island. Morphometric analyses and comparison with the closest frog population yield a significant differentiation. Specific phenotypic characters, such as the presence of black hands and the spotted throat, make this morph quite distinct compared to other Pelophylax kurtmuelleri populations. Bioacoustic data, be sides a slightly different mating call, fell short of supporting distinct acoustical recognition characteristics for the Milos population. Our study provides evidence, through a cluster of particular morphometric features, that Milos water frog merit a thorough taxonomic review. Nevertheless, such a revision requires a robust genetic support and further specialized studies.
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