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Blommersia Dubois, 1992

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Blommersia
10 species

Blommersia Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311. Type species: Gephyromantis blommersae Guibé, 1975, by original designation. Proposed as a subgenus of Mantidactylus.

BlommersiaGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 242. Rank of genus.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Madagascar.

Comment

Suggested by Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253, and Kurabayashi, Sumida, Yonekawa, Glaw, Vences, and Hasegawa, 2008, Mol. Biol. Evol., 25: 874-891, to be the sister taxon of Guibemantis. This was confirmed by Wollenberg, Vieites, Glaw, and Vences, 2011, BMC Evol. Biol., 11 (217) : 1-15. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 184-187, provided accounts. Vences, Köhler, Pabijan, and Glaw, 2010, Afr. J. Herpetol., 59:: 137, provided a molecular tree of relationships. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, provided a molecular tree based on Genbank sequences that largely confirmed earlier studies.

Contained taxa (10 sp.):

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