Contributions to Zoology, 86 (4) – 2017

The case of the midwife toad revisited

Jacques J. M. van Alphen1, Jan W. Arntzen2

1.  Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands. Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94248, 1090 GE Amsterdam, the Netherlands. E-mail: jacques.vanalphen@gmail.com

2.  Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands

Keywords: Acquired characteristics,Alytes,epigenetics,fraud,Lamarckian evolution,Mendelian ratio,parent of origin effect,Paul Kammerer,scientific misconduct.