Mantidactylus alutus (Peracca, 1893)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Mantidactylus > Species: Mantidactylus alutus

Rana aluta Peracca, 1893, Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. Univ. Torino, 8 (156): 12. Syntypes: Including MZUT 725 and 729 (according to Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 106), MNHNP 1894.1-2 (according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 38), and BMNH (according to Boulenger, 1895 "1894", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1894: 640-646). MZUT An725.1 designated lectotype by Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 131. 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: 131.

Mantidactylus alutaMocquard, 1909, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 5, 1: 56.

Mantidactylus alutusBoulenger, 1918, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1918: 258.

Mantidactylus laevis Angel, 1929, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 1: 360. Holotype: MNHNP 1929.208, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 49; lost according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 45. Type locality: "environs de Tananarive", Madagascar. Considered a nomen dubium by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 45. Considered a synonym of Mantidactylus alutus by Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 278.

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) alutusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 14.

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) laevisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 36.

Mantidactylus (Brygoomantis) alutusDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

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

Distribution

Mountains of central Madagascar.

Comment

Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 238-239, provided an account.

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