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1 December 2010 Description of the Tadpole of Proceratophrys renalis (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920) (Anura: Cycloramphidae)
Filipe Augusto C. Do Nascimento, Barnagleison S. Lisboa, Gabriel O. Skuk, Rafael O. De Sá
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The tadpole of Proceratophrys renalis is described based on specimens from Maceió, State of Alagoas, northeastern Brazil. At stage 35 the body is slightly dorso-ventrally depressed, ovoid in lateral, dorsal, and ventral views. Oral disc is ventral with lateral emarginations, surrounded by a single row of marginal papillae with a large gap on the upper labium. Labial tooth row formula is 2(2)/3(1). The analysis of internal oral anatomy revealed two possible characters that readily distinguish P. renalis from P. boiei, supporting the recent ressurection of P. renalis. Comparisons with available descriptions of the larvae for other species in the genus are provided.

© 2010 Brazilian Society of Herpetology
Filipe Augusto C. Do Nascimento, Barnagleison S. Lisboa, Gabriel O. Skuk, and Rafael O. De Sá "Description of the Tadpole of Proceratophrys renalis (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920) (Anura: Cycloramphidae)," South American Journal of Herpetology 5(3), 241-248, (1 December 2010). https://doi.org/10.2994/057.005.0309
Received: 26 May 2010; Accepted: 1 August 2010; Published: 1 December 2010
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