Early development of the Gulf Coast toad, Bufo valliceps Wiegmann. American Museum novitates ; no. 1842

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dc.contributor.author Limbaugh, Beverly Ann, 1931- en_US
dc.contributor.author Volpe, E. Peter (Erminio Peter) en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T17:54:12Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T17:54:12Z
dc.date.issued 1957 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/4877
dc.description 32 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 30-32). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The development of Bufo valliceps from the fertilized egg through metamorphosis is described. Forty-six stages of development are defined and illustrated. The diagrams are intended as a reference series for comparative studies of embryos and tadpoles of the genus Bufo in North America. Tadpoles at the same stage of development vary in absolute body dimensions. Moreover, the body dimensions undergo continuous change throughout development. Measurements of tadpoles expressed as absolute values are of limited use as taxonomic criteria. Relative body ratios are constant during the greater part of larval development. The usefulness of relative body proportions as taxonomic criteria awaits the study of ontogenetic changes in tadpoles of other species of toads. The pigment pattern of the tail and the nature of the mouth parts serve best to characterize the tadpoles of B. valliceps. Comparisons with tadpoles of other toad species should be made only with equivalent growth stages"--P. 29. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 1842 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.1842, 1957 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bufo valliceps -- Development. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tadpoles -- Development. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bufo -- North America -- Development. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Toads -- North America -- Development. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphibians -- Larvae -- North America. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphibians -- North America -- Development. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphibians -- Embryology. en_US
dc.title Early development of the Gulf Coast toad, Bufo valliceps Wiegmann. American Museum novitates ; no. 1842 en_US
dc.title.alternative Toad development en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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