Guibemantis pulcher (Boulenger, 1882)

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

Rhacophorus pulcher Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 467. Syntypes: BMNH (4 specimens), by original designation, including BMNH 1947.2.27.64-65 according to Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 182; BMNH 1947.2.27.65 designated lectotype by Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 45; redescribed by Lehtinen, Glaw, Andreone, Pabijan, and Vences, 2012, Copeia, 2012: 659-660. Type localities: "Ankafana, Betsileo" and "East Betsileo", Madagascar; restricted to "Ankafana, Betsileo", Madagascar, by lectotype designation.

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

Gephyromantis pulcherGuibé, 1975 "1974", Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 266: 1761. Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 55.

Mantidactylus pulcherBlommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 45.

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

Mantidactylus (Pandanusicola) pulcherGlaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 137, 400.

Guibemantis (Pandanusicola) pulcherGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 246, by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2.

English Names

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

Distribution

Eastern Madagascar.

Comment

Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 50, noted that Mantidactylus pulcher and Mantidactylus bicalcaratus were difficult to separate in preservative. Prior to the revision by Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253, in the Mantidactylus (Blommersia) pulcher group according to 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. Lehtinen, Glaw, Andreone, Pabijan, and Vences, 2012, Copeia, 2012: 660, also suggested that the name covers more than one species.

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