• R S Pillai

      Articles written in Proceedings – Section B

    • Studies on the shrimpCaridina laevis (Heller) - VII. Organs of sense

      R S Pillai

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      The detailed structure of the ommatidium of the compound eye ofCaridina laevis shows that it has a tetragonal pattern of arrangement. Judged from the number of nuclei, distal retinal pigment cells are two, always placed against one angle of the cone. Around the rhabdome, seven proximal retinular cells, one rudimentary retinular cell and a tapetal cell, have been noticed. The relative position of the ommatidial pigments in the dark- and light-adapted eyes is shown.

      The statocyst is of an extremely degenerate type, the homology of which is inferred from its relative position. The tactile hairs in the vicinity of the statocyst with the entangled debris might function as a static organ. The eyes also are shown to help the animal in orientation and equilibration.

    • Philautus shillongensis, a new frog (ranidae) from Meghalaya, India

      R S Pillai S K Chanda

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      A new species of frog,Philautus shillongensis is described from Meghalaya and is compared with allied species includingP. cherrapunjiae, (Roonwal and Kripalani, 1961), the adults of which are unknown.

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