oa African Zoology - Syndactyly in Bufo maculatus Hallowell (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae)

Volume 17, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Syndactyly in five specimens of Buto maculatus, all from a small area 25 km west of Harare, Zimbabwe, is descriptionbed. In three cases only one pair of digits was involved (two of the hand, one of the foot); in a fourth, two pairs of digits on one foot were involved; and in the fifth case, all digits of one hand were involved together with ectrodactyly and marked deformity.

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