The external morphology and oral disc of the tadpole of Leptodactylus notoaktites Heyer, 1978, are described and illustrated for Gosner’s stage 33. The internal oral anatomy was analyzed under SEM at Gosner’s stage 36 whereas chondrocranial anatomy is reported for Gosner’ stage 38. The morphology of this tadpole is compared with those available for other species of the L. mystaceus complex. The overall characteristics do not depart from those known for the genus Leptodactylus and they particularly agree for those of the fuscus species group. The labial tooth row formula is 2(2)/3.
Copyright © 2007 Brazilian Society of Herpetology. This article first appeared in South American Journal of Herpetology 2, no. 1 (April 2007): 69-75. doi:10.2994/1808-9798(2007)2[69:ttolnh]2.0.co;2.
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de Sá, Rafael O., José A. Langone, and Magno V. Segalla. "The Tadpole of Leptodactylus notoaktites Heyer, 1978 (Anura, Leptodactylidae)." South American Journal of Herpetology 2, no. 1 (April 2007): 69-75. doi:10.2994/1808-9798(2007)2[69:ttolnh]2.0.co;2.