Roberto García-Roa's scientific contributions

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Rhinella marina is a common and resilient species. Occasionally, it can be vector of different diseases due to its dispersion ability. Ocular alteration can be produced by abiotic and biotic factors. One of these factors, are the diseases, such as chytridiomycosis (produced by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis), which in some cases produces stratum co...
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Advertisement calls are important in species recognition and reproduction in many animal taxa and, hence, sexual selection drives sound signals to be species-specific traits. However, the evolution of these sexual traits also likely reflects the evolutionary history of taxa. Here, we study the phylogenetic signal underlying advertisement calls in t...

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... 55 km SE from its closest reported locality in Honduras (McCranie and Wilson, 1992;McCranie, 2011). In addition, this specimen represents the highest elevation for any herpetofaunal species recorded in Nicaragua, with an extension of 153 m from the previous record for Norops wermuthi (Sunyer et al., 2013). Fig. 1) of the snake was deposited in the photographic collection of the Herpetological Collection of the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo. ...
... In general, the coloration of animal species plays an important role in avoiding predators, obtaining food, sexual selection, interand intraspecies communication and, in the case of ectotherms, also in thermoregulation (Alaminos & López, 2011;Hinckley et al., 2015). Meanwhile, variations or anomalies in the pattern and the color of the species have been widely studied and the timely appearance of colorations and atypical patterns of some of them have been documented (García-Roa et al., 2015). Sometimes the misuse of certain scientific terms is implanted in society, leading to their use with no rigor. ...