Pelodytes punctatus (Daudin, 1802)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pelodytidae > Genus: Pelodytes > Species: Pelodytes punctatus

Rana punctata Daudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 51. Holotype: Animal figured on pl. 16, fig. 1 of the original publication; not known to be in the MNHNP. Type locality: "aux environs de Beauvais", Department Oise, northern France. See comments by Díaz-Rodríguez, Gehara, Márquez, Vences, Gonçalves, Sequeira, Martínez-Solano, and Tejedo, 2017, Zootaxa, 4243: 21. 

Rana plicata Daudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 53. Types: 3 specimens, likely originally deposited in the MNHNP, but not recorded as there now. Type locality: "Montpellier", France. Synonymy by Merrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 177 (with Rana daudini Merrem, 1820); by Tschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 84; Bonaparte, 1838, Iconograph. Fauna Ital., 2 (Fasc. 23): 119; Bonaparte, 1840, Mem. Accad. Sci. Torino, Ser. 2, 2: 445; Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 463; Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 35; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 438.

Rana daudini Merrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 177. Substitute name for Rana punctata Daudin, 1802.

Bombinator plicatusFitzinger, 1826, Neue Class. Rept.: 65.

Ostetricans punctatusDugès, 1834, Rech. Osteol. Myol. Batr.: 7.

Alytes punctatusTschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 84.

Cystignathus punctatusBonaparte, 1838, Iconograph. Fauna Ital., 2 (Fasc. 23): 119.

Pelodytes punctatusBonaparte, 1838, Iconograph. Fauna Ital., 2 (Fasc. 23): 119; Fitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 32; Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 35.

Pelodytes plicatusDuméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 463.

Pelodytes daudiniBoscá, 1880, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 5: 225.

Pelodytes hespericus Díaz-Rodríguez, Gehara, Márquez, Vences, Gonçalves, Sequeira, Martínez-Solano, and Tejedo, 2017, Zootaxa, 4243: 28. Holotype: EBD 34505, by original designation. Type locality: "Artunido (Casas de Carrasco), Sierra de Segura, Jaén province, Spain. Geo. coord: 38.119349, -2.691951". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CE502CF7-6F19-43A2-AD79-15DBE777E28B. Synonymy by Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 50, and Dufresnes, Pribille, Alard, Gonçalves, Amat, Crochet, Dubey, Perrin, Fumagalli, Vences, and Martínez-Solano, 2020, Heredity, 124: 423; Speybroeck, Beukema, Dufresnes, Fritz, Jablonski, Lymberakis, Martínez-Solano, Razzetti, Vamberger, Vences, Vörös, and Crochet, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 147.

Pelodytes punctatus punctatus — Speybroeck, Beukema, Dufresnes, Fritz, Jablonski, Lymberakis, Martínez-Solano, Razzetti, Vamberger, Vences, Vörös, and Crochet, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 147. 

Pelodytes punctatus hespericus — Speybroeck, Beukema, Dufresnes, Fritz, Jablonski, Lymberakis, Martínez-Solano, Razzetti, Vamberger, Vences, Vörös, and Crochet, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 147. 

English Names

Parsley Frog (Arnold and Burton, 1978, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Brit. Eur.: 71; Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 53; Guyetant, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 116; Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 71).

Mud-diver (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 57; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 109).

Spotted Mud Frog (Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 53).

Common Parsley Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96).

Hesperides' Parsley Frog (Pelodytes hespericus: Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 50).

Distribution

Northern France in isolated populations to eastern, central, and southern Spain (south through Madrid, Toledo, and Ciudad Real to Jaén, Granada, and Almeria) and extreme northwestern coastal Italy; expected in Monaco.

Comment

Literature prior to the revision of Díaz-Rodríguez, Gehara, Márquez, Vences, Gonçalves, Sequeira, Martínez-Solano, and Tejedo, 2017, Zootaxa, 4243: 1–41, should be used with caution inasmuch as several species have been named out of the range of Pelodytes punctatus as previously understood until 2017. Guyetant, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 116–117, discussed relevant literature and distribution. Lanza, 1983, Guide Reconoscimento Spec. Animali, Anf. Rett.: 97-104, reported on the Italian populations. Barbadillo-Escrivá, 1987, Guia INCAFO Anf. Rept. Peninsula Iberica: 146-149, provided an account for the Iberian populations. Records for Belgium are in error (J. Speybroeck, personal commun.). Nöllert and Nöllert, 1992, Die Amph. Eur.: 282-285, provided an account and polygon map. Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 71-72, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Sánchez-Herraíz and Barbadillo-Escrivá, 1997, in Pleguezuelos (ed.), Dist. Biogeogr. Anf. Rep. Esp. Portugal: 143-145, provided a brief account, photograph, and detailed map for Iberia. Llorente, Montori, Santos, and Carretero, 1995, Atlas Amf. Rept. Catalunya Andorra: 64-65, provided an account and detailed range map for Catalunya. Arregui and García-París, 2006, Butll. Soc. Catalana Herpetol., 17: 56–58, 104, provided an altitudinal record in Cataluña, Spain, at 1780 m. See detailed account for Italy by Salvidio and Bologna, 2007, in Lanza et al. (eds.), Fauna d'Italia, 42 (Amph.): 363-372. Rivera, Escoriza, Maluquer-Margalef, Arribas, and Carranza, 2011, Amf. Rept. Catalunya: 72-74, provided a brief account for northeastern Spain and adjacent France. Van de Vliet, Beebee, and Diekmann, 2012, Conserv. Genetics, 13: 605-611, noted that an unnamed lineage occurs in southeastern Portugal and southwestern Spain, with Pelodytes punctatus being restricted to central, western, and northern Spain and north into France. Díaz-Rodríguez, Gonçalves, Sequeira, Sousa-Neves, Tejedo, Ferrand de Almeida, and Martínez-Solano, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 83: 224–241, reported on molecular phylogeography and reported four lineages which they regarded as candidate species. Their geographic ranges are: a) the western Iberian Peninsula, along the Atlantic coast and part of central Portugal; b) central and eastern Spain; and (c) northeastern Spain to northwestern France; and d) southeastern France and northwestern Italy. The authors confirmed that these four lineages taken together are the sister taxon of Pelodytes ibericus. See account by Díaz-Rodríguez, Gehara, Márquez, Vences, Gonçalves, Sequeira, Martínez-Solano, and Tejedo, 2017, Zootaxa, 4243: 21–23, who revised the species. Speybroeck, Beukema, Bok, and Van Der Voort, 2016, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Brit. Eur.: 146–147, provided a brief account and range map. See Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 46, for brief s identifying morphology, range map, and biology as well as a photograph. Dufresnes, Pribille, Alard, Gonçalves, Amat, Crochet, Dubey, Perrin, Fumagalli, Vences, and Martínez-Solano, 2020, Heredity, 124: 423–438, discussed intergrade/hybrid zones of Pelodytes punctatus and Pelodytes hespericus and recommended that they be treated as conspecifics. 

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