Re: Rambala vs. Guarumo identifying?
Originally Posted by Ed
Any reason to suspect that they aren't a connected population with a zone of intergradation? Pumilio over a wide range are highly polymorphic with local selection and mate choice pressures driving local pattern fixation so it isn't unreasonable to think that you could have varying patterns from opposite ends of a larger connected population.
I don't doubt it one bit to be honest...Based on the relatively close location of the two frogs respective location of collection I wouldn't doubt the population doesn't or isn't connected some how.
Could it be that there are two groups of collectors that call each frog the other name? Don't know just throwing that out there...
R. imitator,R.variabilis,R.Flavovittata,R.Lamasi 'orange' Fant'Lowland' 0.0.3