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1 March 2004 Descriptions of the Tadpoles of Aglyptodactylus laticeps and Aglyptodactylus securifer from Western Madagascar, with Notes on Life History and Ecology
Julian Glos, K. Eduard Linsenmair
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Abstract

The three members of the Malagasy genus Aglyptodactylus (Aglyptodactylus madagascariensis, Aglyptodactylus laticeps, Aglyptodactylus securifer) form, together with Laliostoma labrosum, the subfamily Laliostominae within the Mantellidae (Ranoidea: Anura). In this paper, the morphology, life history, and ecology of sympatric tadpoles of A. laticeps and A. securifer are described and compared to those of A. madagascariensis and L. labrosum. Tadpoles of all Aglyptodactylus species are morphologically more similar to each other than to L. labrosum. However, all species differ with respect to habitat, feeding habits, and life history.

Julian Glos and K. Eduard Linsenmair "Descriptions of the Tadpoles of Aglyptodactylus laticeps and Aglyptodactylus securifer from Western Madagascar, with Notes on Life History and Ecology," Journal of Herpetology 38(1), 131-136, (1 March 2004). https://doi.org/10.1670/47-03
Accepted: 1 October 2003; Published: 1 March 2004
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