Abstract

This paper deals with the complete skeletal anatomy ot Bolitoglossa rufescena (Cope). All parts are figured and described. In addition to this many of the main skeletal parts of Bolitoglossa platydactyla (Cuvier) Bolitoglossa occidentalis Taylor, and Bolitoglossa flaviventris (Schmidt) are described and figured. A comparison of the following parts of the above mentioned salamanders is presented: skull, atlas, ninth trunk vertebra, sixth caudal vertebra, carpals, tarsals and digits. The similarities and differences are pointed out as they appeared to the author. The relationship and specialization ot these species is discussed rather briefly.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Plant and Wildlife Sciences

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Date Submitted

1953-08-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd186

Keywords

Salamanders

Language

English

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