MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Description of the tadpoles of Telmatobius platycephalus and Telmatobius pinguiculus from montane regions of Argentina
BARRIONUEVO, JOSÉ SEBASTIÁN; BALDO, JUAN DIEGO
The British Herpetological Society
Lugar: Montrose, Angus, UK; Año: 2009 p. 21 - 21
The tadpoles of two species of the genus Telmatobius (T. platycephalus and T. pinguiculus) from montane regions of Argentina are described. The larvae of both species are characterized by bodies that are oval in dorsal view and depressed in lateral aspect. In each, the snout is rounded in dorsal and lateral profiles; the labial tooth row formula is 2(2)/3(1) and a short, sinistral spiracle is directed posterodorsally. The tadpoles of T. platycephalus are larger than those of T. pinguiculus; they also lack a row of mental submarginal papillae and the nares are dorsally oriented instead of dorsolaterally.