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13 February 2018 The Tadpole of Proceratophrys bigibbosa (Peters, 1872) (Anura: Odontophrynidae), with a Description of Its Buccopharyngeal Morphology and Proposal of Novel Synapomorphies for the P. bigibbosa Species Group
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The Proceratophrys bigibbosa species group comprises four species and is the only group likely to be monophyletic within the genus. I describe the tadpole of P. bigibbosa and its buccopharyngeal morphology. Comparisons among Proceratophrys larvae in the light of a phylogenetic tree suggest that a conical vent tube, tail fin originating in the body/tail junction, large A2 gap, and trapezoid median ridge may represent putative synapomorphies for the P. bigibbosa group.

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Pedro H. S. Dias "The Tadpole of Proceratophrys bigibbosa (Peters, 1872) (Anura: Odontophrynidae), with a Description of Its Buccopharyngeal Morphology and Proposal of Novel Synapomorphies for the P. bigibbosa Species Group," Copeia 106(1), (13 February 2018). https://doi.org/10.1643/CH-17-630
Received: 9 May 2017; Accepted: 1 October 2017; Published: 13 February 2018
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