Guibemantis depressiceps (Boulenger, 1882)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Guibemantis > Species: Guibemantis depressiceps

Rhacophorus depressiceps Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 467. Syntypes: BMNH (4 specimens), by original designation, these being BMNH 1947.2.27.50-53; BMNH 1947.2.27.50 designated lectotype by Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 35. Type localities: "East Betsileo" and "Ankafana, Betsileo", Madagascar; restricted to East Betsileo by lectotype designation.

Rhacophorus mocquardi Boulenger, 1896, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 17: 402. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.8.62 according to Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 154. Type locality: "Sahembendrana, C. Madagascar". Synonymy by Guibé, 1975 "1974", Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 266: 1763; Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 23.

Mantidactylus acuticeps Ahl, 1929 "1928", Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 14: 471. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered according to the original publication; ZMB 30496, according to Glaw, Vences, and Gossmann, 2000, J. Nat. Hist., London, 34: 1141, incorrectly reported as lost by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 196. Type locality: "Central-Madagascar". Synonymy with Rana redimita Boulenger by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 196. Synonymy with Mantidactylus depressiceps suggested by Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 271, 307, and confirmed by Glaw, Vences, and Gossmann, 2000, J. Nat. Hist., London, 34: 1141.

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) acuticepsAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: XXX.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) depressicepsAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 198.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) mocquardtiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 198. Misspelling.

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

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

Mantidactylus mocquardiGuibé, 1975 "1974", Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 266: 1761.

Mantidactylus depressicepsGuibé, 1975 "1974", Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 266: 1761.

Mantidactylus (Guibemantis) depressicepsDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312.

Guibemantis (Guibemantis) depressicepsVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 16. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 246; by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2.

English Names

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

Sharp Madagascar Frog (Mantidactylus acuticeps [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 101).

Distribution

Mountains of eastern Madagascar.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Boophis difficilis by Guibé, 1975 "1974", Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 266: 1761, where it had been placed by Guibé, 1947, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 19: 439. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 200-201, provided an account and (p. 204-205) noted an similar unnamed species from Andohahela, southeastern Madagascar.

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