Gephyromantis decaryi Angel, 1930

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Gephyromantis > Species: Gephyromantis decaryi

Gephyromantis decaryi Angel, 1930, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 55: 549. Syntypes: MNHNP 1930.435-438 (according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 54), MCZ 17549 (on exchange from MNHNP, according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 115); MNHNP 1930.435 designated lectotype by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 206. Type localities: "Madagascar .... Midongy du Sud; prov. de Farafangana, ... en forêt; altit. 500 et 700 mètres .... [and] Pic d'Ivohibe; prov. de Farafangana; ... en forêt; altit. 1100 mètres", Madagascar.

Gephyromantis decaryi decaryiAngel, 1930, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 55: 548.

Mantidactylus decaryiBarbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 115. Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 276.

Mantidactylus decaryiBlommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 205.

Mantidactylus (Gephyromantis) decaryiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312.

Gephyromantis (Gephyromantis) decaryiVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 21. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2..

English Names

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

Distribution

Southeastern Madagascar where known from two geographically quite distant localities, Midongy du Sud (the type locality) and Ranomafana National Park; in Ranomafana, the species is locally common at mid-elevations (ca. 600-1050 m).

Comment

Prior to the revision of Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253, in the Mantidactylus (Gephyromantis) redimitus group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312. See comment under Mantidactylus blanci. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 212-213, provided an account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Mantidactylus decaryi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 624. Wollenberg, Glaw, and Vences, 2012, Zootaxa, 3421: 32-60, discussed the systematics of this likely species complex and redelimited the range.

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