Gephyromantis spiniferus (Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991)

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

Mantidactylus spiniferus Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 215. Holotype: MNHNP 1972.1450, by original designation. Type locality: "Chaînes Anosyennes", Madagascar; corrected to "Camp IV, Chaînes Anosyennes", Madagascar by Vences and Glaw, 2001, Alytes, 19: 117.

Mantidactylus (Gephyromantis) spiniferDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Gephyromantis (Duboimantis) spiniferGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 244, by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2. Incorrect subsequent spelling of the species name (Art. 32.5.1, 1999 Code).

Gephyromantis (Asperomantis) spinifer — Vences, Köhler, Pabijan, Bletz, Gehring, Rakotoarison, Ratsoavina, Andreone, Crottini, and Glaw, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 90. Incorrect subsequent spelling of the species name (Art. 32.5.1, 1999 Code).

English Names

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

Distribution

Southeastern Madagascar from Andringitra to Andohahela, 600–1000 m elevation.

Comment

Prior to the revision of Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253, in the Mantidactylus (Gephyromantis) granulatus group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312. See account by Vences and Glaw, 2001, Alytes, 19: 117-120, who placed this species in their Mantidactylus asper group. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 220-221, provided an account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Mantidactylus spiniferus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 624. Glaw, Köhler, and Vences, 2011, J. Herpetol., 45: 158, provided a range map. See account by Vences, Köhler, Pabijan, Bletz, Gehring, Rakotoarison, Ratsoavina, Andreone, Crottini, and Glaw, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 90–91. 

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