Daiana Ferraro

Daiana Ferraro
Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia"

Dra. en Ciencias Naturales

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June 2014 - present

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Anurans that inhabit dry habitats exhibit particular life histories and possess morphological features associated with burrowing behavior (e.g., specialized metatarsal tubercles, short hind limbs relative to body size). The Neotropical genus Pleurodema includes 15 species distributed mainly in arid and semiarid environments. Backward burrowing beha...
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“Pioneers: Women Scientists of the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales’’ is a cycle that began in March 2019 within the framework of the International Women’s Day. It began as an initiative of a self-convened group of working women of the Museum, with the aim of recognizing and honoring the trajectories of the first women who carried out scientif...
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The genus Pleurodema comprises 15 species distributed through the Neotropical region, from sea level up to 5000 m.a.s.l. A total-evidence analysis of Pleurodema is provided based on the parsimony criterion. The combined dataset included morphometric, phenotypic, and DNA evidence (34 taxa, 4441 characters). The parsimony analysis yielded one most-pa...
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Women in scientific fields have achieved meaningful gains in terms of participation, and they even reached gender parity in Argentina. However, in spite of several documented attempts to close the gender gap, inequalities still remain in different academic areas. Considering that disciplines have developed under different historical contexts and in...
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The growing number of gender studies encourages more refined analyzes and greater conceptualization of the underlying processes of gender gap in science. In Herpetology, previous studies have described gender disparities and a scrutiny of individual interactions may help revealing the mechanisms modelling the global pattern. In this contribution we...
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En el marco del ciclo “Pioneras: las científicas del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia” (Buenos Aires, Argentina)” rendimos homenaje a mujeres que se han destacado en diversas actividades científicas en la Institución. En el año 2019 distinguimos al primer grupo de mujeres científicas argentinas que participaron de una cam...
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Anurans show a wide variety of anti-predator mechanisms, and the species of the Neotropical clade Leiuperinae display several of them. Most species of Edalorhina, Physalaemus and Pleurodema show eyespots, hidden bright colours, macroglands in a inguinal/lumbar position, defensive behaviours and/or chemical defence. We conducted a histological analy...
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En el marco del ciclo “Pioneras: las científicas del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia” (Buenos Aires, Argentina)” rendimos homenaje a mujeres que se han destacado en diversas actividades científicas en la Institución. En el año 2019 distinguimos al primer grupo de mujeres científicas argentinas que participaron de una cam...
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Las desigualdades de género en ciencia son globalmente conocidas. Esto se evidencia principalmente en la baja representatividad y visibilidad de las mujeres. En este trabajo, brindamos información sobre el estado de estos tópicos en la Asociación Herpetológica Argentina (AHA), una de las sociedades herpetológicas más antiguas de Sudamérica. Para el...
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Ectotherms are vulnerable to climate change, given their dependence on temperature, and amphibians are particularly interesting because of their complex life cycle. Tadpoles may regulate their body temperature by using suitable thermal microhabitats. Thus, their physiological responses are the result of adjustment to the local thermal limits experi...
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This study describes the spermatozoa of 10 of the 15 species of the Neotropical frog genus Pleurodema through transmission electron microscopy. The diversity of oviposition modes coupled with a recent phylogenetic hypothesis of Pleurodema makes it an interesting group for the study of ultrastructural sperm evolution in relation to fertilization env...
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The original description of the Neotropical frog Pleurodema bibroni was based on material collected at " Monte-Video " [Montevideo, Uruguay], but no type specimen was originally designated. In several publications, a specimen deposited at the National Museum of Natural History of Leiden (The Netherlands, RMNH 2277) and collected at Valparaíso, Chil...
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The skin in the lumbar region of nine species of Pleurodema and in the monotypic genus Somuncuria (Anura: Leiuperidae) bears macroglands (lumbar glands). Lumbar glands of Pleurodema bibroni, P. borellii, P. brachyops, P. bufoninum, P. cinereum, P. cordobae, P. kriegi, and P. thaul, as well as Somuncuria somuncurensis were examined with histological...
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Rana lutea is one of the two anuran species described in 1782 by the Chilean born priest and naturalist Juan Ignacio Molina, and its nomenclatural history is confusing. After a detailed revision of the pertinent literature, we demonstrate that Bufo thaul Schneider, 1799, is a junior objective synonym of Rana lutea Molina, 1782, but based on the usa...
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Ferraro, D.P., Topa, P.E. and Hermida, G.N. 2011. Lumbar glands in the frog genera Pleurodema and Somuncuria (Anura: Leiuperidae): histological and histochemical perspectives. —Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 00: 1–14. The skin in the lumbar region of nine species of Pleurodema and in the monotypic genus Somuncuria (Anura: Leiuperidae) bears macroglands...
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A más de una década de la primera Lista Roja de herpetofauna propuesta por la Asociación Herpetológica Argentina (Lavilla et al., 2000), se recategorizaron los anfibios a partir de nueva información taxonómica, biogeográfica, bio-ecológica y de modificaciones metodológicas respecto a la evaluación anterior. Mediante la participación de 35 especiali...
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Species of the genus Pleurodema are relatively small, plump frogs that mostly occur in strong-seasonal and dry environments. The genus currently comprises 14 species distributed from Panama to southern Patagonia. Here we present a phylogenetic analysis of Pleurodema, including all described species and several outgroups. Our goals include testing i...
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Eupemphix fuscomaculatus Steindachner, 1864 was described on the basis of a single specimen collected at Caiçara, Mato Grosso, Brazil. This species, currently included in the genus Pleurodema, experienced a confusing taxonomic history and is supposedly known only from the holotype and seven specimens from Río Apa, Paraguay, collected by Alfredo Bor...
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Infection by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis was detected in a dead adult of the yellow belly frog (Elachistocleis bicolor) in Misiones province, Argentina. The analysis of the skin through standard histological procedures revealed the presence of chytrid sporangia in different stages. This is the first report of B. dendrobatidis...
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Distributional ranges of South American frogs are usually poorly known. In this paper, we examined 4671 specimens of the genus Pleurodema deposited in Argentinean herpetological collections and used these museum data to generate distributional maps for the nine species of the genus currently known in Argentina (P. cf. borellii, P. bufoninum, P. cf....
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El presente estudio proporciona caracteres diagnósticos de morfología externa y osteología que refuerzan el reconocimiento específico del anuro Odontophrynus barrioi, describe su canto nupcial y canto de encuentro, y extiende su rango de distribución. Odontophrynus barrioi se diferencia de las otras especies del género principalmente por poseer tam...
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Pleurodema bibroni and P. kriegi are poorly known species with a troublesome taxonomic history. They are cryptic taxa, currently considered as valid species on the grounds of biogeographic and ecological differences. The first is known from much of southern Uruguay and from the northeastern region of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (from sea...
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Pleurodema bibroni and P. kriegi are poorly known species with a troublesome taxonomic history. They are cryptic taxa, currently considered as valid species on the grounds of biogeographic and ecological differences. The first is known from much of southern Uruguay and from the northeastern region of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (from sea...
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FIGURE 6. Habitat of Pleurodema bibroni at the Department of Rocha, Uruguay: (A) flooded grassland with palm trees (Butia capitata) and (B) sandy coastal grassland close to the Atlantic shoreline, where tadpoles were found. Habitat of Pleurodema kriegi at Pampa de Achala, Province of Córdoba, Argentina (C) and pond inhabited by tadpoles of this spe...
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FIGURE 7. Defensive behavior of some species of Pleurodema. Pleurodema bibroni (A) emerging from the ground covered with sand, (B) death feigning with limbs outstreched, (C) deimatic behavior, with exposition of lumbar glands and flash coloration and (D) body tilting towards a disturbing stimulus. Deimatic behavior in (E) Pleurodema bufoninum (note...
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FIGURE 2. Tadpole of Pleurodema bibroni (stage 35) from Barra de Valizas, Department of Rocha, Uruguay (MNHN 7167), in lateral (A) and dorsal (B) views, and tadpole of Pleurodema kriegi (stage 36) from Parador El Cóndor, Pampa de Achala, Province of Córdoba, Argentina (MLP DB 5059), in lateral (C) and dorsal (D) views. Scale bars = 5 mm.
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FIGURE 3. (A) Oral disc of a tadpole of Pleurodema bibroni (stage 35) from Barra de Valizas, Department of Rocha, Uruguay (MNHN 7167). (B) Oral disc of a tadpole of Pleurodema kriegi (stage 36) from Parador El Cóndor, Pampa de Achala, Province of Córdoba, Argentina (MLP DB 5059). Scale bars = 1 mm.
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FIGURE 4. Advertisement call of Pleurodema bibroni (A) from Barra de Valizas, Department of Rocha, Uruguay (MNHN 7169, water temperature 16 ºC, air temperature 14 ºC), and Pleurodema kriegi (B) from Pampa de Achala, Province of Córdoba, Argentina (MLP. A 3526, water temperature 11 ºC, air temperature 8.5 ºC). Oscillogram (top) and sonogram (center)...
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FIGURE 8. (A) Historical geographic distribution of Pleurodema bibroni (closed circles) and Pleurodema kriegi (open circles), based on specimens deposited in collections (see Appendix 1) and literature data (see text). (B) Current known distribution of P. bibroni in Uruguay, based on specimens collected in the last ten years deposited in collection...
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The La Plata Museum (Buenos Aires, República Argentina) was founded on 1889, and after a little time, the herpetological collection started under the responsibility of Julio G. Koslowsky. In this paper the type specimens of Amphibia and Reptilia housed in the collection of the Herpetology Section at the La Plata Museum are listed. These type materi...

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Sistemática, Anatomía, Biogeografía, Ecología y Conservación de Anfibios y Reptiles del Cono Sur Sudamericano