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The Breeding Age of the Yellow-bellied Toad, Bombina variegata variegata, Linn


IN view of the scarcity of data on the age at which Salientia begin to breed, and an apparently entire lack of information for the above species, it may be of interest to record that I have to-day seen eggs laid by a pair of these toads which were hatched in my terrarium in 1932. The animals are not yet full-grown, the male measuring 35 mm., the female 37 mm., whilst full-grown toads are about 45 mm.

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    Savage, R. M., “The Spawning, Voice and Sexual Behaviour of Bombina variegata variegata, Linn.”, P. Zool. Soc., 4, 889–898 ; 1932.

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    Hinsche, G., “Über Brunst und Kopulationsreaktionen des Bufo vulgaris”, Z. vergl. Physiol., 4, 564–606 ; 1926.

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