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Las falanges terminales en la clasficación de los anuros

Cuadernos de Herpetología 10 (1-2): 1-9, 1996


The shape variation of terminal phalanges observed among Neobatrachian Anurans has been considered to characterize and define some taxa. This study includes a review of shape of terminal phalanges and some data on their development Adult specimens of eleven Neobatrachian families and larval specimens of two of them are reported on. The comparations allow recognition of shape and ontogenetic convergences among terminal phalanges which limit the possibilities to use terminal phalanges shape as relationship indicators above the genus level.

Key words:

Anuros; Neobatrachia; falanges terminales

Fabrezi, M. 1996. Las falanges terminales en la clasficación de los anuros. Cuadernos de Herpetología 10: 1-9.