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Pointing the way : the distribution and evolution of some characters of the finger muscles of frogs. American Museum novitates ; no. 3229

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dc.contributor.author Burton, Thomas C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:59:24Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:59:24Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3368
dc.description 13 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 8-9). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The mm. transversi I and II of the hands of frogs have apparently shifted during the course of history from positions dorsal to the mm. flexores teretes III and IV to ventral positions- in the ancestor of Pipidae; and in the ancestor of a clade in Neobatrachia comprising Allophryne ruthveni, Brachycephalidae, Bufonidae, Centrolenidae, Hylidae, Leptodactylidae, Pseudidae, Ranoidea, and Rhinoderma darwini, and excluding Heleophryne, Myobatrachidae, and Sooglossidae. Unique conditions of the m. transversus-m. flexor teres complex characterize Centrolenidae, Microhylidae, and a group of ranid frogs. The superficial flexors of the third finger are consistent in many families, but vary more than the deep muscles. There is an overall trend toward movement of the origins of the flexors from the palmar aponeurosis to the carpals. A hitherto undescribed muscle, the m. lumbricalis longus digiti III, occurs in Batrachophrynus, Calyptocephalellini, Heleophrynidae, Lynchophrys, and Petropedetes. Shared conditions in the superficial flexors support the monophyly of Myobatrachidae, hylodine origin of the Dendrobatidae, and placement of Batrachophrynus and Lynchophrys in Calyptocephalellini"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3229 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3229, 1998 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Frogs -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fingers -- Muscles. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hand -- Muscles. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lumbricalis longus digiti III muscle. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Frogs -- Evolution. en_US
dc.title Pointing the way : the distribution and evolution of some characters of the finger muscles of frogs. American Museum novitates ; no. 3229 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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