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      Annual and daily patterns of calling activity in male Scinax fuscomarginatus (Anura: Hylidae) from Central Brazil

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          ABSTRACT Bioacoustics is an effective way of recording detailed data during population surveys and monitoring. In the present study, we used an automated digital recorder (ADR) to describe the temporal variation in the calling activity of Scinax fuscomarginatus (Lutz, 1925) in central Brazil. We also evaluated the role of climatic variables (air temperature and precipitation) on calling activity by using a Generalized Additive Model (GAM). We conducted the recordings at five ponds in the Cerrado savanna of Rio Verde Municipality, in Goiás state between November 2013 and October 2014. The analysis of the 43.2 hours of acoustic recording showed that S. fuscomarginatus has a prolonged breeding pattern. The ADR provides a fine-scale description of the nocturnal calling pattern, as well as the oscillations between the rainy and dry seasons. The results of the analytical model also indicate that calling patterns were related to minimum (but not maximum) air temperatures and precipitation, which may be related to their reproductive and thermoregulatory requirements. Based on these findings, we conclude that the ADR method has potentially valuable applications for the collection of data on the natural history of anuran species, as well as supplying important insights for conservation initiatives.

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                Journal
                zool
                Zoologia (Curitiba)
                Zoologia (Curitiba)
                Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia (Curitiba, PR, Brazil )
                1984-4670
                1984-4689
                2020
                : 37
                Affiliations
                Rio Verde Goiás orgnameInstituto Federal Goiano Brazil
                Rio Verde Goiás orgnameInstituto Federal Goiano orgdiv1Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Agrárias Brazil
                Rio Verde Goiás orgnameInstituto Federal Goiano orgdiv1Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biodiversidade e Conservação Brazil
                Goiânia Goiás orgnameUniversidade Federal de Goiás orgdiv1Instituto de Ciências Biológicas orgdiv2Departamento de Ecologia Brazil
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                S1984-46702020000100328 S1984-4670(20)03700000328
                10.3897/zoologia.37.e54148

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