Ulisses Caramaschi

Ulisses Caramaschi
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | UFRJ · Departamento de Vertebrados

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Introduction
Ulisses Caramaschi graduate in Biological Sciences by the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) - Campus de Botucatu, has a Master in Ecology degree by the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), and PhD by the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Currently he is Full Professor in the Departamento de Vertebrados, of the Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He is engaged in research in Vertebrate Zoology, mainly taxonomy, systematics, and biology of amphibians and reptiles. His current project is "Amphibians and reptiles of Brazil".
Additional affiliations
December 1984 - present
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Education
March 1984 - July 1989
University of São Paulo
Field of study
  • Zoologia
March 1978 - July 1981
Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Field of study
  • Ecology
March 1973 - December 1977
São Paulo State University
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (225)
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Despite the great diversity of Brazilian anuran species, there are still many knowledge gaps about the acoustic communication of these animals. Among the species, those classified as ‘Data Deficient’ have the greatest gaps in knowledge on their behavior. This is the case of Boana ericae, a species belonging to the Boana pulchella group, endemic to...
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O banco de dados contém análises da bioacústica de 16 espécies de rãs do gênero Pseudopaludicola. Para a obtenção dos dados amostrais foram realizadas gravações de três espécies que ocorrem no Piauí, utilizando um gravador digital Tascam DR-05 e microfone Yoga Super uni-direcional Electric Condenser HT-81; as vocalizações das demais espécies foram...
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The new frog nomen Ololygon heyeri was inadvertently first published by Weygoldt (1986) associated with characters that could make it nomenclaturally available under Article 13 of the Code, but the epithet heyeri was consistently written there between quotation marks, which makes it unavailable under Articles 8.3 and 11.5. This nomen was made avail...
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Abstract The Neotropical zone stands out for having the greatest richness of amphibians in the world. About 625 species of anurans are known on Atlantic Forest. The southeastern mountainous regions of Brazil called Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira, are very important areas for the diversity of anurans in the country because they shelter remain...
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We describe a new species of Rain Frog from Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, which harbors high richness, endemism and threatened species of anurans. Ischnocnema crassa sp. nov. is a leaf litter breeder from the montane rainforest of Santa Teresa, state of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil. Remarkably, the new species is so far unique amongst Ischnocnem...
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The following list includes all recognized species of amphibians, known by vouchers or published information to occur within the political borders of Brazil (as of April 2021). Supra-generic taxonomy follows Frost (2021), as do most generic and species names. Other taxonomic decisions and species exclusions are explained below. All inclusions relat...
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New occurrence of Podocnemis unifilis (Testudines, Podocnemididae) in the Serra do Amolar region, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
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Lunar phases remarkably influence the circadian cycle of living beings. Early amphibian studies date back to the 1960s, but only recently has more research been conducted in this field. Much still needs to be understood to establish the behavioral pattern of this group according to the synodic cycle. In the present study, we sought to determine (i)...
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The uncertain identity of Hyla x-signata Spix, 1824 has been a pervasive problem in the taxonomy of the genus Scinax. A species supposedly distributed from northeastern Brazil northwards to Colombia and Venezuela, described in a few lines without much information and with an accompanying figure, and its type specimen lost during World War II, combi...
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The hylid tribe Sphaenorhynchini is composed of the single genus Sphaenorhynchus. A recent total evidence phylogenetic analysis of all the 15 currently described species of Sphaenorhynchus recovered Sph. pauloalvini as the earliest diverging taxon of this genus. Sphaenorhynchus pauloalvini is diagnosed by molecular evidence and several phenotypic c...
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Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus Jiménez de la Espada is a Neotropical bufonid endemic to a small range of the Brazilian Coastal Atlantic Forest, with reduced body size for the family and bromeligenous habit. We reviewed the taxonomic status of populations of D. brevipollicatus from states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, including some continental...
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The following list includes all recognized species of amphibians, known by vouchers or published information to occur within the political borders of Brazil (until February 26th, 2019). The taxonomy follows Frost (2019). The known amphibian fauna of Brazil comprises 1136 species. The vast majority of species are anurans, including 1093 species (2 e...
Technical Report
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Conservation status of Agalychnis granulosa
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The Neotropical hylid genus Sphaenorhynchus includes 15 species of small, greenish treefrogs widespread in the Amazon and Orinoco basins, and in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. Although some studies have addressed the phylogenetic relationships of the genus with other hylids using a few exemplar species, its internal relationships remain poorly unde...
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The amplexus and the clutch of ten eggs is described for Ischnocnema verrucosa from Santa Teresa, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil.
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The original description of Ischnocnema lactea (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1923) was based on two specimens and an inaccurate type locality. These circumstances have obscured the identity of this name. Moreover, the I. lactea species has had a complex taxonomic history and, in general, specimens of species in this group are poorly represented in amphibian co...
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You can find more details in www.goo.gl/HBtzuk. This link will send you to de sounds of the species presented in the fold.
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Beginning in November 2018, Brazilian legislation regulating access to genetic heritage and associated traditional knowledge will cause a bureaucratic collapse of Biodiversity research in Brazil. Law number 13.123/2015 and Decree 8772/2016 impose severe barriers to basic and applied research, and to international cooperation by introducing mandator...
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Sphaenorhynchus platycephalus was briefly described on the basis of a single specimen, with only “S‑Amerika” as its locality. Although it has been regarded as a distinct species, compelling evidence is lacking. A comparison of all currently described species of Sphaenorhynchus, including type specimens of several species, allowed us to provide morp...
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The name Bufo brasiliensis was proposed by Laurenti (1768) and, for a long time, has been associated with the widely distributed Marine toad - Rhinella marina (Linnaeus, 1758). However, we found several inconsistences in this taxonomic proposal and disagree with it. We argue that the specimen illustrated does not correspond to any bufonid form (eve...
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Report on the conservation status of Brazilian threatened amphibians
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Conservation status of the threatened frog Thoropa petropolitana
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Conservation status of the threatened frog Holoaden luederwaldti
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Report on the conservation status of the threatened frog Thoropa saxatilis
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Report on the conservation status of the threatened frog Adelophryne maranguapensis
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Conservation status of the endangered frog Bokermannohyla vulcaniae
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Conservation report of the endangered treefrog Hypsiboas curupi
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Conservation status of the endangered frog Hypsiboas semiguttatus
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Report on the conservation status of the endangered frog Ololygon alcatraz
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Report on the conservation status of Ololygon faivovichi, an endangered Brazilian treefrog
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Report on conservation status of the endangered treefrog Xenohyla truncata
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Report on the conservation status of the endangered frog Physalaemus soaresi
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Report on the conservation status of the endangered frog Proceratophrys moratoi
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Report on the conservation status of the endangered frog Paratelmatobius lutzi
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Conservation status of Proceratophrys palustris
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Conservation status of the Amazonian salamander Bolitoglossa paraensis
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A new species of Elachistocleis from the Brazilian Pantanal is described. The new species differs from all other Elachistocleis in having the following combination of characters: medium to large-sized species (26.9–40.3 mm); head length about 89% of head width; post-commissural gland poorly developed; dorsum in preservative (EtOH 70%) slightly roug...
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The genus Odontophrynus is distributed throughout the Neotropics being represented by eleven species (Frost 2017). Recently, Caramaschi & Napoli (2012) presented a taxonomic revision of the species belonging to the Odontophrynus cultripes species group including the redescription of O. carvalhoi together with natural history attributes, advertiseme...
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After more than two and half centuries regarding the identity of Rana margaritifera Laurenti, 1768, Lavilla et al. (2013) designated a neotype for the species. The authors did an extensive search to locate the type material of Laurenti (1768) and failed in finding the specimen in question. Consequently, they selected an adult female collected in th...
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The Neotropical treefrog Hypsiboas crepitans (Wied, 1824) has an intriguing disjunct geographic distribution encompassing two large patches: the Atlantic Forest in southeastern South America and from the Guiana Shield to Central America in the north, that are separated by more than 1500 km. This distribution pattern led us to review the available m...
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The question whether taxonomic descriptions naming new animal species without type specimen(s) deposited in collections should be accepted for publication by scientific journals and allowed by the Code has already been discussed in Zootaxa (Dubois & Nemésio 2007; Donegan 2008, 2009; Nemésio 2009a–b; Dubois 2009; Gentile & Snell 2009; Minelli 2009;...
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This plot is not part of the published stance but derives from it. The plot shows the number of authors by geographic region (courtesy of Dr. Diego Astua).
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A new species of Placosoma Tschudi, 1847, until now restricted to the Atlantic Forest areas of southeastern Brazil is described based on specimens obtained about 1700 km north to the current distribution of the genus. Placosoma limaver-dorum spec. nov. is apparently endemic to three "brejos-de-altitude", relictual forest mountains surrounded by dry...
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The following list includes all recognized species of amphibians, known by vouchers or published information to occur within the political borders of Brazil (until February 26th, 2019). The taxonomy follows Frost (2019). The known amphibian fauna of Brazil comprises 1136 species. The vast majority of species are anurans, including 1093 species (2 e...
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