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Observations on the larval development of some Malagasy frogs, with notes on their ecology and biology (Anura: Dyscophinae, Scaphiophryninae and Cophylinae)

@inproceedings{BlommersSchlsser1975ObservationsOT,
  title={Observations on the larval development of some Malagasy frogs, with notes on their ecology and biology (Anura: Dyscophinae, Scaphiophryninae and Cophylinae)},
  author={Rose M. A. Blommers-Schl{\"o}sser},
  year={1975}
}
In this paper, tadpoles belonging to three related groups of Malagasy frogs are described; both the Dyscophinae and the Cophylinae are subfamilies of the Microhylidae, while the Scaphiophryninae are alternatively assigned to this subfamily or to the Ranidae. The larvae were reared up to the juvenile stage in order to classify them. The tadpole of Dyscophus quinquelineatus (Dyscophinae), the first to be described within the genus, is of the microphagous microhylid type; it has a median spiracle… 

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