Histological analysis revealed three different stages in the development of ovarian follicles of Chthonerpeton indistinctum. These stages are identified by (1) location of the oocyte in the ovary wall, (2) oocyte morphology and staining characteristics, (3) development of the zona pellucida, and (4) organization of the follicular layer. Atretic follicles and corpora lutea also were found. Fat bodies are composed of well-developed adipose tissue.
Copyright © 1988 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. This article first appeared in Journal of Herpetology 22, no. 2 (June 1988): 146-51. doi:10.2307/1563993.
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Berois, Nibia, and Rafael de Sá. "Histology of the Ovaries and Fat Bodies of Chthonerpeton indistinctum." Journal of Herpetology 22, no. 2 (June 1988): 146-51. doi:10.2307/1563993.
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