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Título : Evidence of tail autotomy in the European plethodontid Hydromantes (Atylodes) genei (Temmick and Schlegel, 1838) (Amphibia: Urodela: Plethodontidae)
Autor : Romano, Antonio, Carranza, Salvador
Palabras clave : Autotomy
Hydromantes
Plethodontid
Fecha de publicación : 2010
Editor: Firenze University Press
Resumen: Caudal autotomy is a defensive mechanism widely adopted by lungless salamanders (Plethodontidae) from the New World. In contrast, in Europe, this mechanism was not described until very recently for just one Sardinian species, Hydromantes (Speleomantes) sarrabusensis. We report on tail autotomy observed in another species from the same island, Hydromantes (Atylodes) genei. In Europe, self-amputation of the tail seems to be restricted to some plethodontids inhabiting Sardinia, while continental species do not exhibit analogous antipredator strategies.
Descripción : 7 páginas, 1 figura.
Versión del editor: http://www.fupress.net/index.php/ah/article/view/9041
URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10261/43602
ISSN: 1827-9635
Citación : Acta Herpetologica 5(2): 199-205 (2010)
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