Gephyromantis asper (Boulenger, 1882)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Gephyromantis > Species: Gephyromantis asper

Rana aspera Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 465. Syntypes: BMNH (7 specimens), by original designation; including BMNH 1882.316.80-86 according to Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 213; BMNH 1882.3.16.80-90 according to Vences and Glaw, 2001, Alytes, 19: 113, who designated as lectotype BMNH 1882.3.16.80. Type locality: "East Betsileo", Madagascar.

Mantidactylus asperBoulenger, 1895, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 15: 450. Mocquard, 1909, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 5, 1: 55.

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) asperAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 32. Laurent, 1943, Bull. Mus. R. Hist. Nat. Belg., 19: 7.

Mantidactylus (Gephyromantis) asperDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312.

Gephyromantis asperVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 18.

Gephyromantis (Duboimantis) asperGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 244, by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2. Provisional allocation.

Gephryomantis (Asperomantis) asper — Vences, Köhler, Pabijan, Bletz, Gehring, Rakotoarison, Ratsoavina, Andreone, Crottini, and Glaw, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 86. 

English Names

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

Distribution

Pristine rainforests of eastern Madagascar; currently known with certainty only from six localities in the Andringitra, and Tsaratanana mountains. 

Comment

Prior to the revision of Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253, in the Mantidactylus (Gephyromantis) granulatus group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312, and the Mantidactylus asper group of Vences and Glaw, 2001, Alytes, 19: 107, who provided an account on page 113-117. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 220-221, provided an account. Glaw, Köhler, and Vences, 2011, J. Herpetol., 45: 158, provided a range map. See account by Vences, Köhler, Pabijan, Bletz, Gehring, Rakotoarison, Ratsoavina, Andreone, Crottini, and Glaw, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 86–87. 

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