Morphological Variation in Two Cryptic Forms of the Common Spadefoot Toad (Pelobates fuscus) from Eastern Europe

G. A. Lada, L. J. Borkin, S. N. Litvinchuk

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Pelobates fuscus; Anura; cryptic speciation; morphometrics; coloration

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2005-12-0-53-56

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