Aglyptodactylus Boulenger, 1918

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Laliostominae > Genus: Aglyptodactylus
6 species

Aglyptodactylus Boulenger, 1918, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1918: 257. Type species: Limnodytes madagascariensis Duméril, 1853, by monotypy. 

AglyptodactylusLaurent, 1943, Bull. Mus. R. Hist. Nat. Belg., 19: 1-16. 

English Names

Madagascar Jumping Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).




Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 65-66, considered Aglyptodactylus more closely related to Boophis, in Rhacophoridae, than to Mantellinae, where it had been placed by Laurent, 1943, Bull. Mus. R. Hist. Nat. Belg., 19: 1-16. See Blommers-Schlösser, 1978, Genetica, 48: 23-40, for karyotypes. See account by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 342-346. See also Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 61-62. Transferred from Rhacophorinae to Mantellinae by Channing, 1989, S. Afr. J. Zool., 24: 116-131; this disputed by Blommers-Schlösser, 1993, Ethol. Ecol. Evol., 5: 199-203, and Glaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 82, who retained it in the Rhacophorinae. Glaw, Vences, and Böhme, 1998, Z. Zool. Syst. Evolutionsforsch., 36: 17-37, suggested that Aglyptodactylus is a ranine close to Madagascan Tomopterna (now Laliostoma). Richards and Moore, 1998, Herpetol. J., 8: 41-46, discussed phylogenetics within the family and suggested that Tomopterna labrosa, nominally a Madagascan ranine, was within the rhacophorine clade. Wilkinson and Drewes, 2000, Contemp. Herpetol., 2000: 1-14, suggested that Aglyptodactylus is close to Mantidactylus. Richards, Nussbaum, and Raxworthy, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 23-32, placed Aglyptodactylus as possibly the sister taxon of Boophis, but more assuredly, with Boophis, in the area of Mantidactylus. See comment under Laliostoma. Vences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 4, noted an undescribed species in southeastern Madgascar. Köhler, Glaw, Pabijan, and Vences, 2015, Zootaxa, 4006: 401–438, revised the genus and provided accounts for the species and provided a phylogeny (Aglyptodactylus madagascariensis + Aglyptodactylus australis) + (Aglyptodactylus laticeps + (Aglyptodactylus chorus + (Aglyptodactylus inguinalis + Aglyptodactylus securifer))) 

Contained taxa (6 sp.):

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