Mantidactylus ambohimitombi Boulenger, 1919

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Mantidactylus > Species: Mantidactylus ambohimitombi

Mantidactylus ambohimitombi Boulenger, 1918, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1918: 259-260. Syntypes: including BMNH 1947.2.26.25-32 according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 42. Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 252, noted that syntypes BMNH 1947.2.26.31-32 are referable to Mantidactylus curtus. Type locality: "Ambohimitombo Forest, Madagascar".

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) ambohimitombiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 17.

Mantidactylus (Brygoomantis) ambohimitombiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

Mantidactylus ambohimitombi ambohimitombi — Scherz, Crottini, Hutter, Hildenbrand, Andreone, Fulgence, Köhler, Ndriantsoa, Ohler, Preick, Rakotoarison, Rancilhac, Raselimanana, Riemann, Rödel, Rosa, Streicher, Vieites, Köhler, Hofreiter, Glaw, and Vences, 2022, Megataxa, 7: 113

Mantidactylus ambohimitombi marefo Scherz, Crottini, Hutter, Hildenbrand, Andreone, Fulgence, Köhler, Ndriantsoa, Ohler, Preick, Rakotoarison, Rancilhac, Raselimanana, Riemann, Rödel, Rosa, Streicher, Vieites, Köhler, Hofreiter, Glaw, and Vences, 2022, Megataxa, 7: 182. Holotype: ZSM 762/2001, by original designation. Type locality: "a small stream outside a forest patch at Itremo (20.6022°S, 046.5711°E, 1648 m a.s.l.), Amoron’i Mania Region, Madagascar". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2FD8C310-6486-4592-92F6-5EB894EBD6AC

Mantidactylus ambohimitombi miloko Scherz, Crottini, Hutter, Hildenbrand, Andreone, Fulgence, Köhler, Ndriantsoa, Ohler, Preick, Rakotoarison, Rancilhac, Raselimanana, Riemann, Rödel, Rosa, Streicher, Vieites, Köhler, Hofreiter, Glaw, and Vences, 2022, Megataxa, 7: 185. Holotype: ZSM 219/2005, by original designation. Type locality: "Ambohitantely Special Reserve, ‘Jardin Botanique’, at a site about 500 m from the geographical coordinates 18.1725°S, 047.2768°E, 1580 m a.s.l., Analamanga Region, Madagascar".  http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2FD8C310-6486-4592-92F6-5EB894EBD6AC

English Names

Ambohimitombi Madagascar Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 101). 

Distribution

Mountains of central Madagascar: (1) Ankaratra Massif above tree line; (2) Itremo Massif, ca. 1648 m elevation; and 3) Ambohitantely and likely from Angavokely and Ankazomivady. 

Comment

Subgenus Brygoomantis, Mantidactylus curtus clade of Scherz, Crottini, Hutter, Hildenbrand, Andreone, Fulgence, Köhler, Ndriantsoa, Ohler, Preick, Rakotoarison, Rancilhac, Raselimanana, Riemann, Rödel, Rosa, Streicher, Vieites, Köhler, Hofreiter, Glaw, and Vences, 2022, Megataxa, 7: 113–311, who provided subspecies accounts detailing (p. 178–186) diagnosis, natural history, adult and larval morphology, advertisement call, and distribution. 

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