4.On the Various Layers of Integument of Microhyla ornata
Savitri Parashar and Prahlad Dube
Anura is the largest order of class Amphibia of phylum Chordata that includes various kinds of frogs and toads. Their integument is adopted to suit their micro-habitate in which they live. Anuran integument consists of two major regions i.e. epidermis and dermis which further are composed of many layers. These layers differ in their structure and cellular details. In present studies, a detailed investigation was made on the integument of Microhyla ornata. Histology of integument of Microhyla ornata, was done. A new type of layer between stratum spongiosum and stratum compactum was observed and termed as stratum dubetium, new name.