Rhombophryne pygmaea (Vences and Glaw, 1991)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Cophylinae > Genus: Rhombophryne > Species: Rhombophryne pygmaea

Stumpffia pygmaea Vences and Glaw, 1991, Acta Biol. Benrodis, 3: 215. Holotype: ZFMK 52541, by original designation. Type locality: "am Strassenrand, ca. 1 km nördlich von Andoany [= Hellville], Nosy Be [Island], Nordwest-Madagascar".

Rhombophryne pygmaea — Peloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 140; Peloso, Raxworthy, Wheeler, and Frost, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 111: 63. 

Stumpffia pygmaea — Scherz, Vences, Rakotoarison, Andreone, Köhler, Glaw, and Crottini, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 100: 375. 

English Names

Andoany Stump-toed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 93).

Distribution

Known only Nosy Be and Nosy Komba off the northwest coast of Madagascar, 0-300 m elevation.

Comment

Andreone, Glaw, Nussbaum, Raxworthy, Vences, and Randrianirina, 2003, J. Nat. Hist., London, 37: 2119-2149, discussed the occurrence of this species on Nosy Be. See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 128-129. 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: 461. Roberts and Daly, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 18–26, reported this species from Nosy Komba, between Nosy Be and the mainland. See account (as Stumpffia pygmaea) by Rakotoarison, Scherz, Glaw, Köhler, Andreone, Franzen, Glos, Hawlitschek, Jono, Mori, Ndriantsoa, Raminosoa, Riemann, Rödel, Rosa, Vieites, Crottini, and Vences, 2017, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 67: 310. 

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