Osteology and Myology of the GAstric Brooding Frog Rheobatrachus silus Liem (Anura: Leptodactylidae)

@inproceedings{Davies1982OsteologyAM,
  title={Osteology and Myology of the GAstric Brooding Frog Rheobatrachus silus Liem (Anura: Leptodactylidae)},
  author={Marlene Davies and Tc Burton},
  year={1982}
}
The gastric brooding frog Rheobatrachus silus exhibits osteological and myological character states that set it apart from other Australopapuan leptodactylid frogs. A number of convergent features shared with aquatic frogs of other families have been detected. The descriptions reported here are at variance with a number of features previously reported in the literature. The recorded data support the concept of the erection of a separate subfamily Rheobatrachinae, for the species.