Discoglossus jeanneae Busack, 1986

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

English Names

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

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


Limestone and gypsum substrates in most of eastern Spain from the Strait of Gibralter to the Pyrenees.


See comment under Discoglossus galganoi for discussion of the controversies surrounding recognition of this taxon as a species distinct from Discoglossus galganoi. García-París, 1997, in Pleguezuelos (ed.), Dist. Biogeogr. Anf. Rep. Esp. Portugal: 134-136, provided brief accounts and detailed map. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 615. Rivera, Escoriza, Maluquer-Margalef, Arribas, and Carranza, 2011, Amf. Rept. Catalunya: 66-68, provided a brief account for northeastern Spain. Vences, de Pous, Nicolas, Díaz-Rodríguez, Donaire-Barroso, Hugemann, Hauswaldt, Amat, Barnestein, Bogaerts, Bouazza, Carranza, Galán, de la Vega, Joger, Lansari, El Mouden, Ohler, Sanuy, Slimani, and Tejedo, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 35: 305-320, reported on molecular phylogenetics and presented data inconsistent with Discoglossus jeanneae being considered a different biological species than Discoglossus galganoi, but consistent with it being considered a different phylogenetic/evolutionary species, here treated as the latter in keeping with the general adoption of the evolutionary species concept in this catalogue. For thos who choose to apply the non-historical biological species concept, the combinations Discoglossus galganoi galganoi and Discoglossus galganoi jeanneae, should be applied. Speybroeck, Beukema, Bok, and Van Der Voort, 2016, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Brit. Eur.: 128–129, provided a brief account (as Discoglossus galganoi galganoi and Discoglossus galganoi jeanneae).  

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