Boophis tephraeomystax (Duméril, 1853)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Boophinae > Genus: Boophis > Species: Boophis tephraeomystax

Polypedates tephraeomystax Duméril, 1853, Ann. Sci. Nat., Paris, Ser. 3, 19: 158. Syntypes: MNHNP 4584 (2 specimens, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 53), MNHNP 1660A-B and 4584 (according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 65), and NHMW 22880 (on exchange from MNHNP), according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 26, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 31. MNHNP 1994.1040 designated lectotype by Glaw and Vences, 1997, Copeia, 1997: 576. Type locality: "Madagascar".

Polypedates crossleyi Peters, 1874, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1874: 618. Holotype: ZMB 8216 according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 51. Type locality: "Innern von Madagascar (Nossi Vola)". Synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 65.

Polypedates dispar Boettger, 1878, Ber. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 1878–79: 86. Types: SMF; SMF 6766 designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 48. Type locality: "Insula Nossi-Bé", Madgascar. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1889, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 4: 246; Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 200; Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 297.

Polypedates dispar var. leucopleura Boettger, 1881, Zool. Anz., 4: 47. Holotype: Bremen Museum, by original designation; presumably lost. Type locality: "insular Madagascar"; restricted to Nosy Bé by Boettger, 1882, Abh. Naturwiss. Ver. Bremen, 7: 177-190..

Rhacophorus crossleyiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 77.

Rhacophorus disparBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 77.

Rhacophorus tephraeomystaxBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 78.

Rhacophorus difficilis Boettger, 1892, Kat. Batr. Samml. Mus. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges.: 14. Holotype: SMF 6762 (formerly 1075a) according to Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 48. Type locality: "Foizana, O. Madagascar". Synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 65; the synonymy rejected by Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 261; but reaffirmed by Glaw, Vences, Andreone, and Vallan, 2001, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 133: 495.

Rhacophorus hildebrandti Ahl, 1925, Zool. Anz., 65: 18. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered in the original publication; given as ZMB 10472 by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 65, and Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 297. Type locality: "Nordwest-Madagaskar". Synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 65; Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 297.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) hildebrandtiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 199.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) difficilisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 202.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) tephraeomystaxAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 200.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) crossleyiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 202.

Boophis crossleyiGuibé, 1947, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 19: 439.

Boophis difficilisGuibé, 1947, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 19: 439. Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 261; Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 280.

Rhacophorus (Boophis) crossleyiGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 52.

Rhacophorus (Boophis) tephraeomystaxGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 53.

Boophis tephraeomystaxBlommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 296.

Boophis (Sahona) tephaeomystaxGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 242, by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 1.

English Names

Dumeril's Bright-eyed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111).

Foizana Bright-eyed Frog (Boophis difficilis [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).

Distribution

Eastern and northwestern Madagascar; Nosy Bé and adjacent Nosy Komba; Mayotte I.

Comment

In the Boophis tephraeomystax group, according to Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 296. In the Boophis tephraeomystax group of Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 1. See discussion by Glaw, Vences, Andreone, and Vallan, 2001, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 133: 495-529. See comment under Boophis doulioti. Andreone, Glaw, Nussbaum, Raxworthy, Vences, and Randrianirina, 2003, J. Nat. Hist., London, 37: 2119-2149, discussed the occurrence of this species on Nosy Be. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 146-147, provided an account. Roberts and Daly, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 18–26, reported this species from Nosy Komba, between Nosy Be and the mainland. 

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