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Internal oral morphology in larvae of the genus Rhinella Fitzinger, 1826 (Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae)

Author(s):
Rosa Rodrigues De Oliveira, Marianna Isabella [1] ; Weber, Luiz Norberto [2] ; Napoli, Marcelo Felgueiras [3]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Bahia. Programa Posgrad Div Anim
[2] Univ Fed Maranhao. Dept Biol
[3] Univ Fed Bahia. Programa Posgrad Div Anim
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 3745, n. 5, p. 501-523, DEC 9 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

From the 86 species allocated in the genus Rhinella, 25 have their tadpoles described and only R. arenarum, R. chrysophora, R. icterica, R. ornata, R. schneideri and R. spinulosa have aspects of the internal oral morphology evidenced. Here-in, the internal oral morphology from 12 species of Rhinella distributed between the morphological groups of R. crucifer, R. granulosa, R. marina and R margaritifera is described and compared. The internal oral morphology of Rhinella is little variable in many aspects. Despite the many similarities found between the tadpoles of Rhinella, the study showed that there are characteristics that exhibit interspecific variation that can be used in the taxonomy of the genus. Important features to distinguish species were: number of infrarrostral projections; number and shape of the infralabial papillae; size, arrangement, shape and apex of the lingual papillae; shape of the buccal floor arena papillae; number of projections of the ventral velum; shape of the prenarial ridge; choanae arrangement; number and apex of the postnarial papillae; number and shape of the secondary branches on the lateral ridge papilla; buccal roof arena papillae arrangement. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/52321-7 - Diversity and ecology of tadpoles from Central Amazonia
Grantee:Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants