Latonia nigriventer (Mendelssohn and Steinitz, 1943)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Alytidae > Genus: Latonia > Species: Latonia nigriventer

Discoglossus nigriventer Mendelssohn and Steinitz, 1943, Copeia, 1943: 231. Holotype: HUJ ("Amphib. Discogl., No. 1, Collection of the Dept. of Zool., Hebrew University, Jerusalem"). Type locality: "East shore of Lake Huleh (Northern District, Safed Subdistrict)", Israel.

Latonia nigriventer — Biton, Geffen, Vences, Cohen, Bailon, Rabinovich, Malka, Oron, Boistel, Brumfeld, and Gafny, 2013, Nature Commun., 2959(4: 1959): 3. 

English Names

Israel Painted Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 51; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 51, USFWS).

Hula Painted Frog (Global Amphibian Assessment, 2006).

Distribution

Lake Huleh region, Israel.

Comment

Biton, Geffen, Vences, Cohen, Bailon, Rabinovich, Malka, Oron, Boistel, Brumfeld, and Gafny, 2013, Nature Commun., 2959(4: 1959): 1-6, placed the species in the fossil genus Latonia and noted that it is the living sister taxon of DiscoglossusStuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 137, provided a map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Discoglossus nigriventer). Perl, Gafny, Malka, Oliveira, Woodhams, Rollins-Smith, Pask, Bletz, Geffen, and Vences, 2017, Contrib. Zool., Amsterdam, 86: 11–37, discussed natural history and conservation. 

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