Vascular supply to the ventral pelvic region of anurans as related to water balance.

@article{Shimizu1973VascularST,
  title={Vascular supply to the ventral pelvic region of anurans as related to water balance.},
  author={Ikuko Shimizu},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={1973},
  volume={140 4},
  pages={
          443-460
        }
}
The ventral pelvic integument of anurans in hypervascular as compared to other skin regions. Recent studies indicate that this area is primarily responsible for water uptake and rehydration. Nine species representing four genera of terrestrial and aquatic Anura were dissected for comparison of vascularity in the pelvic area. Major differences in the ventral pelvic integumental vessels were found between aquatic and terrestrial genera. These variations are described, and names are suggested for… CONTINUE READING

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