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Use of the Toe Pad and Tooth Morphology in Differentiating Three Species of Desmognathus (Amphibia, Urodela, Plethodontidae)
Ronald S. Caldwell and Stanley E. Trauth
Journal of Herpetology
Vol. 13, No. 4 (Nov. 15, 1979), pp. 491-497
Published by: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1563486
Page Count: 7
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A morphological study comparing Desmognathus welteri with D. monticola and D. fuscus was conducted. The structure of two characters, toe friction pads and jaw teeth, were assessed. Darkened toe friction pads were found in D. welteri and D. monticola, but were absent in D. fuscus. In contrast, D. welteri and D. fuscus share similar jaw dentitions (blunt-crowned teeth) as opposed to the dentition of D. monticola (piercing, pointed teeth).
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