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The tadpoles of five Megophrys Horned frogs (Amphibia: Megophryidae) from the Hoang Lien Range, Vietnam

Tapley, B., Nguyen, L.T., Cutajar, T., Nguyen, C.T., Portway, C., Luong, H.V., Rowley, J.J.L. (2020) The tadpoles of five Megophrys Horned frogs (Amphibia: Megophryidae) from the Hoang Lien Range, Vietnam. Zootaxa, 4845 . pp. 35-52. (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4845.1.3) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:90576)

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Abstract

Frogs in the genus Megophrys are an Asian radiation of stream-breeding frogs. The tadpoles of many Megophrys species are undescribed; those that are described are often dubiously allocated to species by association with post metamorphic specimens at collection sites and without supportive molecular data. We provide detailed descriptions of the larvae of five species of Megophrys from the Hoang Lien Range in northwest Vietnam: Megophrys fansipanensis, M. gigantica, M. hoanglienensis, M. jingdongensis and M. maosonensis. Tadpoles from different subgenera differ from each other via a combination of patternation in life, oral disc shape and tail morphology but given the small sample size, and limited number of species it is unlikely that these differences can be applied more widely to delineate subgenera. Morphological differences between tadpoles from species within the subgenus Panophrys were insufficient to clearly delineate all species. The ability to identify tadpoles is likely to advance our understanding of the frog fauna in mainland southeast Asia.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.11646/zootaxa.4845.1.3
Uncontrolled keywords: AMPHIBIA, ATYMPANOPHRYS, MEGOPHRYINAE, MEGOPHRYS FANSIPANENSIS, MEGOPHRYS JINGDONGENSIS, MEGOPHRYS HOANGLIENENSIS, MEGOPHRYS GIGANTICA, MEGOPHRYS MAOSONENSIS, PANOPHRYS, SOUTHEAST ASIA, LARVAE, XENOPHRYS
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Benjamin Tapley
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 09:48 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 09:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/90576 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Tapley, B.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9787-3793
Nguyen, L.T.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4663-125X
Cutajar, T.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7841-9205
Nguyen, C.T.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8533-9721
Portway, C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1767-4282
Luong, H.V.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7463-1118
Rowley, J.J.L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2011-9143
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