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Co-operation of Three Males in Nest Construction by Chiromantis rufescens Gunther (Amphibia : Rhacophoridae)

Naturevolume 214pages112113 (1967) | Download Citation

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ALL species of the genus Chiromantis Peters (Amphibia : Rhacophoridae) have evolved the habit of constructing foam nests over seasonal pools of water. These nests contain up to 200 white eggs (about 2 mm in diameter) which develop through the external gill stage before the nest deliquesces and drips, together with the tadpoles, into the water below.

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  1. Department of Zoology, University College, P.O. Box 30197, Nairobi, Kenya

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