Data from: Reversal to air-driven sound production revealed by a molecular phylogeny of tongueless frogs, family Pipidae

Iker Irisarri, Miguel Vences, Diego San Mauro, Frank Glaw & Rafael Zardoya
BACKGROUND: Evolutionary novelties often appear by conferring completely new functions to pre- existing structures or by innovating the mechanism through which a particular function is performed. Sound production plays a central role in the behavior of frogs, which use their calls to delimit territories and attract mates. Therefore, frogs have evolved complex vocal structures capable of producing a wide variety of advertising sounds. It is generally acknowledged that most frogs call by moving an air...

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