Discoglossus montalentii Lanza, Nascetti, Capula, and Bullini, 1984

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Alytidae > Genus: Discoglossus > Species: Discoglossus montalentii

Discoglossus montalentii Lanza, Nascetti, Capula, and Bullini, 1984, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 18: 137. Holotype: MZUF 8563, by original designation. Type locality: "Cascade des Anglais, 1100 m a.s.l. (Agnone stream, Vizzavona, Corsica)", France.

English Names

Corsica Painted Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 51).

Corsican Painted Frog (Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 63).


Moderate elevations of Corsica (France).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: France

Endemic: France


See Clarke and Lanza, 1990, Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 8: 531–544, for ecological and morphological comparison with Discoglossus sardus in Corsica. Glaw and Vences, 1991, Amphibia-Reptilia, 12: 385–394, described and discussed the advertisement call. Veith and Martens, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 102–104, discussed relevant literature and distribution. See also account by Delaguerre and Cheylan, 1992, Atlas Repart. Batr. Rept. Corse: 31–32. Nöllert and Nöllert, 1992, Die Amph. Eur.: 265–267, provided an account and polygon map. Salvidio, Sindaco, Emanueli, and Lanza, 2009, Ital. J. Zool., 66: 63–69, reported on larval morphology. Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 63, provided a brief account, figure, and map. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 615. See account by Sindaco and Salvidio, 2007, in Lanza et al. (eds.), Fauna d'Italia, 42 (Amph.): 307–312. Speybroeck, Beukema, Bok, and Van Der Voort, 2016, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Brit. Eur.: 130–131, provided a brief account and distribution map. See Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 39, for brief summary of identifying morphology and biology as well as a range map and photograph. Beukema and Bruni, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 269–274, detailed the range and provided both a spot map and a niche-modeled range map. 

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