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Batagur trivittata – dichromatic coloration (2017)

TRACHYCEPHALUS TYPHONIUS (Veined Treefrog) and DERMATONOTUS MUELLERI (Mueller’s Termite Frog).
INTERSPECIFIC AMPLEXUS AND NECROPHILIA. Cases of interspecific amplexus are found between living and dead individuals of many anuran species (Bedoya et al. 2014. Herpetol. Notes 7:515–516; Ribeiro et al. 2014. Herpetol. Rev. 45:479–480; Sodré et al. 2014. Herpetol. Notes 7:287–288), though this behavior
is more common among species with explosive breeding (Wells 2007. The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois. 1148 pp.). During breeding events necrophilic interactions may occur, often when males drown females, but continue to perform reproductive behaviors after her death (Izzo et al. 2012. J. Nat. Hist. 46:2961–2967). In this work, we report two cases of interspecific amplexus and one of
necrophilia, involving Trachycephalus typhonius (Hylidae) and Dermatonotus muelleri (Microhylidade).

Batagur trivittata – dichromatic coloration (2017)

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