Mantella ebenaui (Boettger, 1880)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Mantella > Species: Mantella ebenaui

Dendrobates ebenaui Boettger, 1880, Zool. Anz., 3: 281. Syntypes: (2 specimens in original publication), these being SMF 1141.1a and MCZ 2165 (according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 303. SMF 7323 designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 24. Type locality: "insula Nossi Bé", Madagascar.

Mantella ebenauiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 141; Werner, 1901, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 51: 633.

Mantella attemsi Werner, 1901, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 51: 627. Syntypes: including NHMW 20837, according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 24, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 28, and ZMB 16588 according to Vences, Glaw, and Böhme, 1999, Alytes, 17: 12. NHMW 20837 designated lectotype by Vences, Glaw, and Böhme, 1999, Alytes, 17: 11. Type locality: "Madagascar oder Nossi-Bé". Synonymy with Mantella betsileo by Guibé, 1964, Senckenb. Biol., 45: 263; Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 83. Synonymy with Mantella ebenaui by Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 250.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Northern east coast and the Sambirano region in northwestern Madagascar; Nosy Komba.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Mantella betsileo by Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 250 (and who discussed the previous confusion), where it had been placed by Mocquard, 1909, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 5, 1: 66; Methuen and Hewitt, 1913, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 4: 57; Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 83. In the Mantella betsileo group of Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2. In the Mantella cowani group of Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 188-189, provided an account. Roberts and Daly, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 18–26, reported this species from Nosy Komba, between Nosy Be and the mainland. 

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