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24 August 2018 First Description of the Tadpole of Theloderma gordoni (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam
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Here we describe the tadpoles of Theloderma gordoni. These tadpoles can be distinguished from other members of the genus Theloderma by having the combination of the following characters: total length (50.1–54.5 mm, stages 28–33); tail shape (abdominal and dorsal fins with a gradual tapering toward the anterior and posterior portions, without an abrupt tapering in the posterior portion); number of marginal papillae in one row on the oral disc (51–55); degree of pigmentation (body dorsally and ventrally practically black, with a slight bluish tint). We also include a comparative analysis and thorough review of tadpole descriptions of other Theloderma.

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Ivan I. Kropachev, Alexey A. Evsyunin, Nikolai L. Orlov, and Nguyen Thien Tao "First Description of the Tadpole of Theloderma gordoniTaylor, 1962 (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam," Journal of Herpetology 52(3), (24 August 2018). https://doi.org/10.1670/17-119
Accepted: 2 June 2018; Published: 24 August 2018
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