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The musculus depressor mandibulae complex in frogs, with special remarks on ranids

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The musculus depressor mandibulae is reviewed in frogs, with special consideration on species of the family Ranidae. Five character states of Starrett's classification of m. depressor mandibulae were found in frogs examined for this study, three of them in ranids. The non-existence of a true pars medialis, and modification of the muscle nomenclature are discussed. Based upon the nomenclature proposed by Edgeworth, the mm. depressor mandibulae externus and internus are reintroduced. Due to the multistate characters identified and the impossibility to establish their polarity the m. depressor mandibulae complex provides little or no phylogenetic information.

Affiliations: 1: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Laboratoire des Reptiles et Amphibiens, 25, rue Cuvier, Paris 75005, France


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