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LYNCH, JOHN D. and SUAREZ MAYORGA, ÁNGELA M.. An illustrated key to the tadpoles in the eastern lowlands of Colombia, with emphasis on the Hylidae. Caldasia [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.1, pp. 235-270. ISSN 0366-5232.
The hylid frog fauna of the Colombian lowlands east of the Andes consists of 72 or 73 species (one identified only tentatively), comprising about 40% of all frog species of that region and 10% of the total frog fauna known for the country. Most lowland hylids reproduce in lentic waters and few species reproduce in sluggish streams, treeholes, and bromeliads. The tadpoles of 41 species are illustrated in this study, including eight previously unknown and three others never before illustrated.
Keywords : Colombia; Hylidae; Tadpoles; taxonomy; morphology.