Boophis occidentalis Glaw and Vences, 1994

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

Boophis albilabris occidentalis Glaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 90. Holotype: ZFMK 57383, by original designation. Type locality: "Isalo National Park (Namazaha valley, forest ca. 4 km W of Ranohira), western central Madagascar".

Boophis occidentalisAndreone, Vences, Guarino, Glaw, and Randrianirina, 2002, J. Zool., London, 257: 425.

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

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Widely separated records in western and north-central Madagascar, 0-800 m elevation.

Comment

Glaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 91, suggested that if call data were correct that Boophis albilabris occidentalis should probably be considered a distinct species. Andreone, Vences, Guarino, Glaw, and Randrianirina, 2002, J. Zool., London, 257: 425-438, confirmed that Boophis occidentalis is a distinct species. See Cadle, 1995, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 115: 313-345, for discussion of sexual dimorphism. This suggested was formalized by Andreone, Vences, Guarino, Glaw, and Randrianirina, 2002, J. Zool., London, 257: 425-438. See comment under Boophis albilbris. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 166-167, provided an account, considered this species to be in the Boophis albilabris group, and noted a similar but unnamed species from Berara forest, northwestern Madagascar (now named Boophis tsilomaro). See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 624.

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