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Type: Journal article
Title: The structure of the male proboscis in the New Guinean tree frogs, Litoria pronimia and Litoria havina (Anura:Hylidae)
Author: Menzies, J.
Johnston, G.
Citation: Australian Journal of Zoology, 2015; 63(3):175-180
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0004-959X
1446-5698
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J. I. Menzies and G. R. Johnston
Abstract: At least three species of New Guinean tree frogs (Litoria) are sexually dimorphic in that the snout of the male is projected into a proboscis, which is poorly developed or absent in females. In this paper the anatomy of the proboscis in the male Litoria pronimia is described and compared with the structure of the smaller proboscis of Litoria havina, described previously. We note that it appears to be erectile, speculate on the possible method of erection and suggest directions for future research.
Description: Published: 7 July 2015
Rights: Journal compilation © CSIRO 2015
RMID: 0030035428
DOI: 10.1071/ZO15016
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