Direct development in two Myobatrachid Frogs, Arenophryne rotunda Tyler and Myobatrachus gouldii Gray, from Western Australia

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ABSTRACT – The closely related Western Australian myobatrachid frogs Arenophryne rotunda and Myobatrachus gouldii deposit eggs in burrows that are dug by the adults in moist sand. Embryonic development requires up to two months and is completed entirely within the jelly capsule. The developmental stages of these two taxa are described and compared with those of the South American direct developing leptodactylid frog Eleutherodactylus coqui.

Author(s) Marion Anstis, J. Dale Roberts and Ronald Altig
Records 23 : Part 3
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