Alytes almogavarii Arntzen and García-París, 1995

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Alytidae > Genus: Alytes > Species: Alytes almogavarii

Alytes obstetricans almogavarii Arntzen and García-París, 1995, Bijdr. Dierkd., 65: 29. Holotype: MNCN 16663, by original designation. Type locality: "Rasos de Peguera, Berga, Provincia de Barcelona, Spain".

Alytes (Alytes) obstetricans almogavarii — García-París, Monton, and Alonso-Zarazaga, 2004, in García-París et al. (eds.), Fauna Iberica, 24: 595.

Alytes almogavarii — Dufresnes and Martínez-Solano, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 105. 

Alytes almogavarii inigoi Dufresnes and Hernandez, 2021, J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., 59: 2175. Holotype: MNCN 50762, by original designation. Type locality: "near a small reservoir along road Hf-0104AA, 4.5 km from Escuaín, Huesca province, Spain (42.573°N, 0.139°E, 1260 m a.s.l.".  Zoobank publication registration: 18747A8C-6B72-4288-98DB-B57AFECA857B

English Names

None noted. 


Catalonia, Spain, west to the central Pyrenees and into adjacent France (Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales, and perhaps extending to Ariège). See comment.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: France, Spain


 Márquez and Bosch, 1995, J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., 33: 185–192, reported on advertisement call. Gonçalves, Maia-Carvalho, Sousa-Neves, García-París, Sequeira, Ferrand de Almeida, and Martínez-Solano, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 93: 363–379, reported this taxon from France and considered this taxon a race of Alytes obstetricans as had earlier authors. Dufresnes and Martínez-Solano, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 105–112, discussed the mtDNA phylogeny of Alytes and a narrow hybrid zone of nominal Alytes obstetricans almogavarii and Alytes obstetricans pertinax in Catalonia, Spain. See discussion of taxonomy by Dufresnes and Martínez-Solano, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 105–112, and Speybroeck, Beukema, Dufresnes, Fritz, Jablonski, Lymberakis, Martínez-Solano, Razzetti, Vamberger, Vences, Vörös, and Crochet, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 145–146. Dufresnes and Hernandez, 2021, J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., 59: 2170–2179, reported on molecular relations among populations of Alytes obstetricans and Alytes almogavarii, resulting in the naming of a new subspecies. 

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