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Morphological diversity and evolution of egg and clutch structure in amphibians

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dc.contributor.author Altig, Ronald en
dc.contributor.author McDiarmid, Roy W. en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-29T17:37:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-29T17:37:03Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Altig, Ronald and McDiarmid, Roy W. 2007. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F9741">Morphological diversity and evolution of egg and clutch structure in amphibians</a>." <em>Herpetological Monographs</em>. 1&ndash;32. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1655/06-005.1">https://doi.org/10.1655/06-005.1</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0733-1347
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/9741
dc.description.abstract The first part of this synthesis summarizes the morphology of the jelly layers surrounding ail amphibian ovum. We propose a standard terminology and discuss the evolution of jelly layers. The second part reviews the morphological diversity and arrangement of deposited eggs-the ovipositional mode; we recognize 5 morphological classes including 14 modes. We discuss some of the oviductal, ovipositional, and postovipositional events that contribute to these morphologies. we have incorporated data from taxa from thronghout the world but recognize that other types will he discovered that may modify understanding of these modes. Finally, we discuss the evolutionary context of the diversity of clutch structure and present a first estimate of its evolution. en
dc.relation.ispartof Herpetological Monographs en
dc.title Morphological diversity and evolution of egg and clutch structure in amphibians en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 53715
dc.identifier.doi 10.1655/06-005.1
rft.jtitle Herpetological Monographs
rft.issue 21
rft.spage 1
rft.epage 32
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit Research Associate en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.citation.spage 1
dc.citation.epage 32


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