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Anuran Larvae of China at the Family Level Based on Morphological Data
Author of the article:LI Cheng, SHU Guocheng, JIANG Jianping*
Author's Workplace:Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China
Key Words:tadpole; morphology; China
Abstract:Until the end of 2017, a total of 466 amphibian species belonging to 14 families in 3 orders have been recorded in China, and among of which, 386 anuran species are classified into 10 families. Tadpole is the larval stage of anurans, and particularly characterized by high level of morphological specialization and coupled with an ecological transformation from aquatic to terrestrial. The larval characters are important indicators of evolutionary relationship among the anurans. The current morphological description of tadpoles is mainly focused on species level, and few data on family level are commonly recognized in China. In this study, the phenotypic traits of tadpoles from 9 families (Bombinatoridae, Megophryidae, Bufonidae, Hylidae, Ranidae, Dicroglossidae, Occidozygidae, Rhacophoridae, and Microhylidae) except Ceratobatrachidae are illustrated based on 8 morphological characters. Some larval characters are briefly summarized throughout the large taxonomic groups, and expounded the significance of adaptation in appearance and in habit, respectively.
2019,38(1): 111-120 收稿日期:2018-05-25
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