Gephyromantis malagasius (Methuen and Hewitt, 1913)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Gephyromantis > Species: Gephyromantis malagasius

Microphryne malagasia Methuen and Hewitt, 1913, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 4: 55. Holotype: TMP 10076 (formerly 1155), according to Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 136. Type locality: "Folohy", eastern Madagascar.

Trachymantis malagasiaMethuen, 1920 "1919", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1919: 352; Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 203.

Trachymantis malagasia ventrimaculatus Angel, 1935, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 60: 205. Syntypes: MNHNP 1935.172–173, according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 79; MNHNP 1935.173 designated lectotype by Dubois, 1980, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Sect. A, Zool., 2: 349 and Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 137. Type locality: "Isaka Ivondro, alt. 700 m, Région de Fort-Dauphin", Madagascar. Synonymy by Vences, Köhler, Crottini, Hofreiter, Hutter, Du Preez, Preick, Rakotoarison, Rancilhac, Raselimanana, Rosa, Scherz, and Glaw, 2022, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 72: 272. 

Trachymantis ventrimaculata — Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 79.

Laurentomantis malagasiaDubois, 1980, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Sect. A, Zool., 2: 350.

Laurentomantis ventrimaculata — Dubois, 1980, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Sect. A, Zool., 2: 350.

Mantidactylus (Laurentomantis) malagasiusGlaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 403.

Mantidactylus (Laurentomantis) ventrimaculatus — Glaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 403.

Gephyromantis (Laurentomantis) malagasiusVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 22; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 244; by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

Gephyromantis (Laurentomantis) ventrimaculatus — Vences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 22; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 244; by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

Malasay Grainy Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99).

Brown Grainy Frog (Gephyromantis ventrimaculatus [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99).

Distribution

 Folohy, Andasibe, and Ambohitantely south in the eastern rainforest to Isaka-Ivondro, Madagascar. 

Comment

See accounts (as both Gephyromantis malagasius and Gephyromantis ventrimaculatus, and prior to the partition of Gephyromantis malagasius into Gephyromantis matsilo, Gephyromantis oeldrugi, Gephyromantis fiharimpe, and Gephyromantis portonae and a redelimited Gephyromantis malagasius) by Vences, Glaw, Andreone, Jesu, and Schimmenti, 2002, Contrib. Zool., Amsterdam, 70: 198-202 (as both Gephyromantis malagasius and Gephyromantis ventrimaculatus and who described the advertisement call), and Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 216-217 (who noted a similar unnamed species from Andasibe). Randrianiaina, Wollenberg, Hiobiarilanto, Strauss, Glos, and Vences, 2011, J. Nat. Hist., London, 45: 2871–2900, described larval morphology of nominal Gephyromantis ventrimaculatus.  Vences, Köhler, Crottini, Hofreiter, Hutter, Du Preez, Preick, Rakotoarison, Rancilhac, Raselimanana, Rosa, Scherz, and Glaw, 2022, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 72: 271–309, redelimited the species and discussed its literature, molecular markers, comparative morphology, range, and advertisement call. 

 

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