Notes on cranial ontogeny and delayed metamorphosis in the hynobiid salamander Ranodon sibiricus Kessler, 1866 (Urodela).

@article{Jmann2005NotesOC,
  title={Notes on cranial ontogeny and delayed metamorphosis in the hynobiid salamander Ranodon sibiricus Kessler, 1866 (Urodela).},
  author={Norbert J{\"o}mann and G{\"u}nter Clemen and Hartmut Greven},
  journal={Annals of anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger : official organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft},
  year={2005},
  volume={187 3},
  pages={
          305-21
        }
}
The skull of larvae, juveniles and adults of the rare and primitive hynobiid salamander Ranodon sibiricus was re-examined using transparencies and illustrated by new graphics. The earliest larva available for investigations already had the dominant bones. The maxillary, however, was still lacking. Previous descriptions regarding the appearance and growth of bones could be largely confirmed. The vomer, first seen as a relatively small obliquely arranged dentate bar in the 3.8 cm long larva… CONTINUE READING

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