ILPLA   05424
INSTITUTO DE LIMNOLOGIA "DR. RAUL A. RINGUELET"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Chondrocranium, cranial muscles and buccopharyngeal morphology on tadpoles of the controversial leptodactylid frog Limnomedusa macroglossa (Anura: Leptodactylidae).
Autor/es:
ALCALDE, L. & B. BLOTTO
Revista:
AMPHIBIA-REPTILIA
Editorial:
Brill, Academic Publishers
Referencias:
Lugar: Netherland; Año: 2006 vol. 27 p. 241 - 241
ISSN:
0173-5373
Resumen:
The present paper provides original data on the chondrocranium, cranial muscles, oral disc and buccopharyngeal morphology of Limnomedusa macroglossa. We found that the cranial muscles and the buccopharyngeal papillation are not useful to relate Limnomedusa either to telmatobiine or leptodactyline genera. There are two chondrocranial characters (presence of a long processus pseudopterygoideus and sindesmotyc connection of the partes alares and partes corpora of the cartilago suprarostralis) relate Limnomedusa to the telmatobiine genera more than to any other genus within Leptodactylidae. Additionally, the processus pseudopterygoideus of Limnomedusa is fused to the basi cranii, a character state only known only for some telmatobiine genera such as Alsodes and Telmatobius.