Ptychohyla acrochorda Campbell and Duellman, 2000
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Tadpoles. Thirty six tadpoles were collected. The following measurements are from specimens from Gosner (1960) Stages 25-37: total lengths of tadpoles ranged from 18.8 mm (Stage 25) to 37.9 (Stage 37), and the maximum body length ranged from 7.8 mm (Stage 25) to 12.5 mm (Stage 37). Mouth is ventral, eyes moderately small and directed dorsolaterally. Nostrils situated approximately two fifths distance from the eyes to the tip of the snout. One or two rows of small papillae border the periphery of the mouth, oral disc is bordered by two rows of papillae laterally and posteriorly; there are also 4 upper and 6 lower rows of labial denticles. In life, tadpoles are dark brown with whitish, lichen-like markings and with coppery flecks. The tadpole of Ptychohyla acrochorda (as Hyla erythromma) from the Sierra Juarez has been drawn in Duellman (1970 figs. 260D and 261B).
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Campbell, J. A., and Duellman, W.E. (2000). ''New species of stream-breeding hylid frogs from the northern versant of the highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico.'' Scientific Papers of the Natural History Museum of the University of Kansas, 16, 1-28.
Campbell, J. A., and Smith, E.N. (1992). ''A new frog of the genus Ptychohyla (Hylidae) from the Sierra de Santa Cruz, Guatemala, and description of a new genus of Middle American stream-breeding treefrogs.'' Herpetologica, 48, 153-167.
Duellman, W.E. (1970). The Hylid Frogs of Middle America. Monograph of the Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas.
Gosner, K. L. (1960). ''A simplified table for staging anuran embryos and larvae with notes on identification.'' Herpetologica, 16(3), 183-190.
Originally submitted by: Raul E. Diaz (first posted 2004-06-04)
Edited by: Tate Tunstall (2008-02-03)
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