David C. Blackburn
Florida Museum of Natural History
Publications 89
Abstract The anuran family Rhinophrynidae today comprises a single species restricted to southernmost Texas and Central America. Three extinct genera allied to this family are known from the Jurass...
ABSTRACTThe Central African treefrog Leptopelis brevirostris has a characteristically short and vertically truncated snout, a tooth-like process at the centre of the mandible, and unlike most speci...
#1Daniel M. Portik (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 12
#2Rayna C. Bell (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 11
Last.Jimmy A. McGuire (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 35
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#1Thalassa Matthews (Iziko Museums of South Africa)H-Index: 10
#2Rachel Keeffe (UF: University of Florida)
Last.David C. Blackburn (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 20
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#1Allison Q. Byrne (UC: University of California)H-Index: 1
#2Vance T. Vredenburg (SFSU: San Francisco State University)H-Index: 30
Last.Erica Bree Rosenblum (UC: University of California)H-Index: 27
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Biodiversity loss is one major outcome of human-mediated ecosystem disturbance. One way that humans have triggered wildlife declines is by transporting disease-causing agents to remote areas of the world. Amphibians have been hit particularly hard by disease due in part to a globally distributed pathogenic chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis [Bd]). Prior research has revealed important insights into the biology and distribution of Bd; however, there are still many outstanding question...
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#1Ben J. EvansH-Index: 25
#2Marie-Theres Gansauge (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 8
Last.David C. BlackburnH-Index: 20
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#1Brandon Hedrick (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)
#2Mason Heberling (Carnegie Museum of Natural History)
Last.Charles C. Davis (Harvard University)H-Index: 44
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#1Daniel J. Paluh (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 6
#2Edward L. Stanley (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 9
Last.David C. Blackburn (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 20
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#1David C. Blackburn (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 20
#2Daniel J. Paluh (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 6
Last.Nancy J. Stevens (Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine)H-Index: 18
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Abstract Although the fossil record of pipoid frogs is more extensive than for other anuran clades, crown-group genera are poorly documented throughout the Cenozoic. We report an isolated neurocran...
#1Seenapuram Palaniswamy Vijayakumar (IISc: Indian Institute of Science)H-Index: 1
#2Robert Alexander Pyron (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 4
Last.Kartik Shanker (IISc: Indian Institute of Science)H-Index: 17
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The Western Ghats (WG) is an escarpment on the west coast of Peninsular India, housing one of the richest assemblages of frogs in the world, with three endemic families. Here, we report the discovery of a new ancient lineage from a high-elevation massif in the Wayanad Plateau of the southern WG. Phylogenetic analysis reveals that the lineage belongs to Natatanura and clusters with Nyctibatrachidae, a family endemic to the WG/Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot. Based on geographic distribution, uniqu...
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