Boophis luteus (Boulenger, 1882)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Boophinae > Genus: Boophis > Species: Boophis luteus

Rhacophorus luteus Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 468. Syntypes: BMNH (several), by original designation, including BMNH 1947.2.9.14-15 according to Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 303. BMNH 1947.2.9.14 designated lectotype by Glaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 404. Type locality: "Ankafana, Betsileo", Madagascar.

Rhacophorus anceps Mocquard, 1902, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 9, 4: 20. Holotype: MNHNP 1901.228, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 52. Type locality: "Fort-Dauphin", Madagascar. Considered a nomen dubium by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 78, and Andreone, 1993, Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 11: 299. Considered a likely synonym of Boophis luteus by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 342. Synonymy by Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 280.

Rhacophorus isabellinus Boettger, 1913, in Voeltzkow (ed.), Reise Ost-Afr., 3(4): 277. Holotype: SMF 6821 (formerly 1078.2a) according to Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 49. Type locality: "Moramanga, O. Madagascar". Synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 73; Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 273; and Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 280. Tentatively assigned to this synonymy by Andreone, 1993, Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 11: 299.

Rhacophorus luteus var. longicrus Parker, 1925, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 16: 393. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.9.12-13 and 1947.2.9.7-11 according to Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 303. BMNH 1947.2.9.7 designated lectotype by Glaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 404. Type locality: "Ambohimitombo Forest" and "Antsihanaka", Madagascar. Lectotype from "Ambohimitombo Forest". Synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 73. Secondary homonym of Ixalus longicrus Boulenger, 1894.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) isabellinusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 180.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) luteusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 182.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) ancepsAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 186.

Rhacophoris (Boophis) ancepsGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 52.

Boophis luteusBachmann and Blommers-Schlösser, 1975, Zool. Anz., 194: 17.

Boophis luteus luteusGlaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 91.

Boophis (Boophis) luteusGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 242, by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 1.

English Names

Ankafana Bright-eyed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111).

Distribution

Eastern and central Madagascar.

Comment

In the Boophis luteus group according to Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 273. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 168-169, provided an account.

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