Extended Description and Comparative Analysis of Tadpoles of Theloderma bicolor (Bourret, 1937) and Theloderma corticale (Boulenger, 1903) (Anura: Rhacophoridae: Rhacophorinae) from Vietnam

Ivan I. Kropachev, Alexei A. Evsyunin, Nikolai L. Orlov


In this article we give an extended description of tadpoles of Theloderma bicolor and Theloderma corticale and present morphological differences between larval stages of these two closely related and parapatric species. Larvae of these two species clearly differ by their size (tadpoles of T. bicolor are much smaller than tadpoles of T. corticale at the same developmental stages), number of marginal papillae in one row (less in T. bicolor than in T. corticale) and tail shape.


tadpoles description; comparative analysis; Theloderma corticale; Theloderma bicolor

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2013-20-1-56-60


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