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Batr. Sal. Brit. , ed. 2, p. 177 ; Boulenger, 1884, Ann. Mag. Nat. , (5), XN, p. ; Vaaant, 1885, Bull. Soc. Philom. Paris, (7), IX, p. 116, fig. ; Nieden, 1926, Das Tierreich, Anura 11,p. 8 ;Noble and Parker, 1926, Amer. Mus. Novitates, ccxxxIr, p. 17 ;Noble, 1931, Biol. , p. 530. Maxillary teeth absent ; prevomer divided, the post-choanal portion long, in contact with its fellow mesially, overlying the palatine and bearing a long row of teeth (fig. 18). Clavicle absent ; procoracoid a very thin slip, not resting on the coracoid, extending from the mid-line of the girdle to the scapula ; sternum large, cartilaginous ; ornosternum a cartilaginous rudiment (fig.
Pale brown or pinkish above, with darker brown markings. In juvenas the brown marking is usually in the form of a large spot which commences between the eyes connecting the upper eyelids, narrowing on the occiput, broadening on the nape, narrowing between the shoulders, broadening again and finally sending a diagonal branch across each groin. In adults this spot is broken up into coarse marblings which are narrowly edged with lighter. Hinder side of thighs dark brown or black, sharply outlined above, but shading into the ground colour beneath.
498 ; Nieden, 1926,Des Tierreich, Anura n, p. 8 ; Smith, 1930, Bull. , m, p. 119, fig. 9. Snout rounded, a little longer than the diameter of the eye ; interorbital space about once and two-thirds as broad as the upper eyelid. Second finger not extending quite so far as the fourth. Toes ending obtusely, about 4 webbed, the membrane between the third and fourth toes reaching midway between the subarticular tubercles of the third toe ; subarticular tubercles well developed ; inner metatarsal tubercle compressed, shovel-shaped, outer indistinct.