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Old 12-08-2012, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: Rambala vs. Guarumo identifying?

Originally Posted by thedude View Post
I'm not disagreeing with you but the 2 morphs look nothing alike and we haven't seen any pictures of frogs that look like an integration between the 2. I think it is much more likely that they both live near Rambala (which we know now) and they are somehow separated from each other. A river, urbanization, agriculture, etc.
Urbanization, or agriculture is unlikely to have seperated the populations long enough to account for such divergence particularly since pumilio behave like a ruderal species. Claiming that they can't be connected because there is such a large pattern change isn't really acceptable since we already know of at least one polymorphic populations that can range from no spotting to lots of spotting, from red to orange, to yellow to green all in one location......

There also doesn't have to be intergraded patterning.. for example, within timber rattlesnakes you don't get intergraded patterns between canebrakes and northern timbers.... The transition is abrupt and the populations are (were) continous..... So you can't dismiss it so quickly based on pattern alone.

This will probably not be settled until someone puts boots on the ground and does a transect survey....

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