The tadpole of Proceratophrys renalis is described based on specimens from Maceió, State of Alagoas, northeastern Brazil. At stage 35 the body is slightly dorso-ventrally depressed, ovoid in lateral, dorsal, and ventral views. Oral disc is ventral with lateral emarginations, surrounded by a single row of marginal papillae with a large gap on the upper labium. Labial tooth row formula is 2(2)/3(1 ). The analysis of internal oral anatomy revealed two possible characters that readily distinguish P. renalis from P. boiei, supporting the recent resurrection of P. renal is. Comparisons with available descriptions of the larvae for other species in the genus are provided.
Copyright © 2010 Brazilian Society of Herpetology . This article first appeared in South American Journal of Herpetology 5, no. 3 (December 2010): 241-48. doi:10.2994/057.005.0309.
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Nascimento, Filipe Augusto C. do, Barnagleison S. Lisboa, Gabriel O. Skuk, and Rafael O. de Sá. "Description of the Tadpole of Proceratophrys renalis (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920) (Anura: Cycloramphidae)." South American Journal of Herpetology 5, no. 3 (December 2010): 241-48. doi:10.2994/057.005.0309.