Plethodontohyla brevipes Boulenger, 1882

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Cophylinae > Genus: Plethodontohyla > Species: Plethodontohyla brevipes

Plethodontohyla brevipes Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 474. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation, this being BMNH 1882.3.16.31 according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 46 (now renumbered BMNH 1947.2.10.42 according to Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 63). Type locality: "East Betsileo", Madagascar.

English Names

Betsileo Digging Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).

Distribution

East Betsileo (an imprecise locality) and Parc National de Ranomafana, in rainforest, southern-east Madagascar, 900-1100 m elevation.

Comment

See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 124-125. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 457.

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