Age determination and longevity in amphibians

Gerontology. 1994;40(2-4):133-46. doi: 10.1159/000213583.

Abstract

Methods of age determination of amphibians by counting annual layers in the bone tissue and data on longevity of amphibians (both anurans and urodeles) in nature are presented. Age compositions of amphibian populations are discussed and their variations analysed.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Determination by Skeleton
  • Aging / pathology*
  • Amphibians / anatomy & histology*
  • Amphibians / growth & development
  • Animals
  • Anura / anatomy & histology
  • Body Constitution
  • Bone and Bones / anatomy & histology
  • Female
  • Longevity*
  • Male
  • Species Specificity
  • Urodela / anatomy & histology