Guibemantis liber (Peracca, 1893)

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

Rhacophorus liber Peracca, 1893, Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. Univ. Torino, 8 (156): 14. Syntypes: MZUT An86 (13 specimens) (according to Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 107), MNHNP 1894.3, and BMNH 1947.2.8.63-64 (according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 56); BMNH 1947.2.8.63 designated lectotype by Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 47. Type locality: "dai dintorni di Andrangoloaka e dalla vicina valle dell'Umbi", Madagascar; given as Andrangoloaka, Madagascar, by Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 107, note that at least one of these specimens noted by Blommers-Schlösser is not in the original type series.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) liberAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 196.

Gephyromantis albogularis Guibé, 1947, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 19: 151. Holotype: MNHNP 8146 by original designation. Type locality: "Madagascar, sans précision de localité". Synonymy by Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 47; Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 276; Lehtinen, Glaw, and Vences, 2011, Herpetol. J., 21: 109.

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

Gephyromantis variabilis Millot and Guibé, 1951, Mem. Inst. Sci. Madagascar, Ser. A, 5: 204. Syntypes: MNHNP 1953 (19 specimens), according to Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 47. MNHNP 1953.116 considered holotype (lectotype designation by implication) by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 178. Type locality: "Perinet" and "Itremo", Madagascar. Restricted to Perinet by lectotype designation. Synonymy by Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 47; Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 277. See comments by Lehtinen, Glaw, and Vences, 2011, Herpetol. J., 21: 110.

Gephyromantis liberGuibé, 1975 "1974", Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 266: 1761. Blommers-Schlösser, 1975, Beaufortia, 24: 15.

Mantidactylus liberBlommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 47.

Mantidactylus (Blommersia) liberDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311.

Mantidactylus (Guibemantis) liberGlaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 403.

Guibemantis (Pandanusicola) liberVences 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

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

Distribution

Eastern and central Madagascar.

Comment

Prior to the revision by Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253, in the Mantidactylus (Blommersia) pulcher group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311. Lehtinen, Nussbaum, Richards, Cannatella, and Vences, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 44: 1121-1129, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that more than one species masquerades under this name. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 204-205, provided an account and noted a similar unnamed species from southeast-central Madagascar.

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