Contributions to Zoology, 80 (1) – 2011

Diversity, external morphology and ‘reverse taxonomy’ in the specialized tadpoles of Malagasy river bank frogs of the subgenus Ochthomantis (genus Mantidactylus)

Roger-Daniel Randrianiaina1,2,5, Axel Strauß1, Julian Glos3, Frank Glaw4, Miguel Vences1

1.  Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Spielmannstr. 8, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

2.  Département de Biologie Animale, Université d’Antananarivo, BP 906, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar

3.  Zoological Institute, University of Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King Platz 3, 20146 Hamburg, Germany

4.  Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Münchhausenstr. 21, 81247 München, Germany

5. roda.randrianiaina@googlemail.com

Keywords: Amphibia,Mantellidae,Madagascar,tadpole morphology,DNA barcoding.