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Hyla gratiosa (barking treefrog) intestinal hernia

January 1, 2003

Deformities and malformations in anurans occur in a variety of manifestations (Meteyer 2000. Field Guide to Malformations of Frogs and Toads with Radiographic Interpretations. Biol. Sci. Rep., USGS/BRD/BSR-2000-0005, 18 pp.). Most of those described in the literature are visible externally (e.g., ectromelia, brachydactyly, polydactyly, brachygnathia, kyphosis) (Ouellet et al. 1997. J. Wildlife Dis. 33:95-104). Internal malformations are less well known and seldom reported (Reeder et al. 1998. Environ. Health Persp. 106:261-266). Here we describe an unusual condition heretofore unreported for a hylid frog.

Publication Year 2003
Title Hyla gratiosa (barking treefrog) intestinal hernia
Authors J.C. Mitchell, D. E. Green
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Herpetological Review
Index ID 1003722
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center