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From: Intense bone fluorescence reveals hidden patterns in pumpkin toadlets

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Development of fluorescence in Brachycephalus ephippium. Three live individuals of B. ephippium share the same skin colour (a: natural lighting) but present different levels of fluorescence (b; UV illumination using two SANKYO lamps λexcitation = 315–400 nm, no filter), corresponding to the extent of dermal ossification. The smallest individual (juvenile) does not present any fluorescent pattern; the larger juvenile presents several fluorescent points on its back and head; the adult presents the complete pattern, with more obvious fluorescence of the head and back. Photographs taken by S.G. and C.J.

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