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Species of the Week:
Hyla andersonii

Amphibian News
The Pine Barrens Treefrog, Hyla andersonii, is an enigmatic species that exists in three distinct geographic regions: southern New Jersey, the piedmont region of the central Carolinas, and the panhandle of Florida and immediately adjacent Alabama. Warwick et al. (2015) evaluated the species using bioacoustics, microsatellites and morphology, with the goal of making recommend- ations concerning taxonomy with special consideration for conservation. The guiding principle is Templeton's conception of populations being conspecific if they display exchangeability. Data were strikingly concordant across the entire combined range, an unusual situation that argues in favor of continued recognition of a single taxonomic species.

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