Heterixalus betsileo (Grandidier, 1872)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Heterixalus > Species: Heterixalus betsileo

Eucnemis betsileo Grandidier, 1872, Ann. Sci. Nat., Paris, Ser. 5, 15: 10. Syntypes: MNHNP 1895.267 (2 specimens), according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 57. Type locality: "Pays de Betsileo", Madagascar.

Rappia betsileoGünther, 1874, Zool. Rec., 9: 81, by implication; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 471.

Hyperolius betsileoBoettger, 1879, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 11: 42.

Hyperolius renifer Boettger, 1881, Zool. Anz., 4: 46. Types: originally in UMB, probably lost, according to Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 277. Type locality: "insula Madagascar"; restricted to "Bezirk Imerina zwischen 47 und 48° O., L. in ungefähr 19° S.", Madagascar, by H. Ludwig IN Boettger, 1882, Abh. Naturwiss. Ver. Bremen, 7: 178. Synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 87; Blommers-Schlösser, 1982, Beaufortia, 32: 2.

Rappia reniferBoulenger, 1882, Zool. Rec., 18: 14, by implication; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 120.

Rappia reniferaBoettger, 1913, in Voeltzkow (ed.), Reise Ost-Afr., 3(4): 278.

Hyperolius friedrichsi Ahl, 1930, Zool. Anz., 90: 67. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered according to the original publication; ZMB 30637, according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 90 (rediscovered by Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 271). Type locality: "Antananarivo, Madagaskar". Thought to be a Boophis by Blommers-Schlösser, 1982, Beaufortia, 32: 1. Synonymy by Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 271; Glaw and Vences, 1993, Salamandra, 29: 223.

Megalixalus betsileoAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 426. Laurent, 1943, Bull. Mus. R. Hist. Nat. Belg., 19: 2.

Megalixalus reniferAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 429.

Megalixalus (Heterixalus) betsileoLaurent, 1944, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 38: 112.

Heterixalus betsileoLaurent, 1950, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 64: 14, by implication; Liem, 1970, Fieldiana, Zool., 57: 111.

Heterixalus reniferLaurent, 1950, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 64: 14, by implication; Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 87.

English Names

Betsileo Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 66).

Distribution

Swamps and rice fields in the central highlands of Madagascar.

Comment

Eucnemis betsileo was considered a nomen dubium by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 87, but recognized by Blommers-Schlösser, 1982, Beaufortia, 32: 1-11. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 102, provided an account.

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