Blommersia wittei (Guibé, 1974)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Blommersia > Species: Blommersia wittei

Mantidactylus wittei Guibé, 1974, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 171: 1169. Holotype: MNHNP 1953.60, by original designation. Type locality: "Environs d'Ambanja", Forest Ankarafantsika, Madagascar.

Mantidactylus (Blommersia) witteiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311.

Blommersia witteiVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 15; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 242; by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2.

English Names

Witte's Madagascar Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 101).

Distribution

Northern Madagascar; Nosy Be and adjacent Nosy Komba. 

Comment

Prior to the revision of Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253, in the Mantidactylus argenteus group of in the Mantidactylus argenteus group of Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 160; in the Mantidactylus (Blommersia) argenteus group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311, and the Mantidactylus (Blommersia) domerguei group of Glaw and Vences, 2002, Herpetol. J., 12: 11-20. Andreone, Glaw, Nussbaum, Raxworthy, Vences, and Randrianirina, 2003, J. Nat. Hist., London, 37: 2119-2149, discussed the occurrence of this species on Nosy Be. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 186-187, provided an account and noted an unnamed similar species in western Madagascar. Roberts and Daly, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 18–26, reported this species from Nosy Komba, between Nosy Be and the mainland. 

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