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Mantidactylus Boulenger, 1895

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Mantidactylus
31 species

Mantidactylus Boulenger, 1895, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 15: 450. Type species: Rana guttulata Boulenger, 1881, by subsequent designation of Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 10

Hylobatrachus Laurent, 1943, Bull. Mus. R. Hist. Nat. Belg., 19: 1-8. Type species: Rana cowanii Boulenger, 1882, by original designation. Proposed as a subgenus of Mantidactylus.

Brygoomantis Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311. Type species: Limnodytes ulcerosus Boettger, 1880, by original designation. Proposed as a subgenus of Mantidactylus.

Ochthomantis Glaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 400. Type species: Rana femoralis Boulenger, 1882, by original designation. Proposed as a subgenus of Mantidactylus.

Chonomantis Glaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 401. Type species: Rana albofrenata Müller, 1892, by original designation. Proposed as a subgenus of Mantidactylus.

Maitsomantis Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 247. Type species: Mantidactylus argenteus Methuen, 1920, by original designation. Coined as a subgenus of Mantidactylus.

English Names

Madagascar Frogs (Mantidactylus: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 101).

Distribution

Madagascar and nearby islands.

Comment

See Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 1-77, for formulation of species groups noted in records, synonymies, and review. Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 13-59, and Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 139-261, provided synonymies of the species. Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 305-352, and Glaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 119, discussed the subgenera and species groups of Mantidactylus (this heavily modified subsequently by Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253). Daly, Andriamaharavo, Andriantsiferana, and Myers, 1996, Am. Mus. Novit., 3177: 1-34, suggested the possibility of paraphyly of Mantidactylus with respect to Mantella. Glaw and Vences, 1997 "1996", Salamandra, 32: 253, provided a cladogram to the species of Spinomantis. Richards, Nussbaum, and Raxworthy, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 23-32, provided molecular evidence for the paraphyly of Mantidactylus with respect to Mantella and Laurentomantis (which is considered by most authors to be a subgenus of Mantidactylus). Vences and Glaw, 2001, Alytes, 19: 107-139, defined and discussed relationships within the Mantidactylus asper group and provided a key to the species. Glaw and Vences, 2002, Herpetol. J., 12: 11-20, defined the Mantidactylus domerguei group and discussed the phylogenetic relationships of its members. Vences, Glaw, Andreone, Jesu, and Schimmenti, 2002, Bijdr. Dierkd., 70: 191-212, revised the species of the subgenus Laurentomantis and commented on its phylogenetic placement within Mantidactylus and noted the paraphyly of Mantidactylus with respect to Mantella, the paraphyly of Brygoomantis, the polyphyly of Guibemantis and Gephyromantis, and the lack of evidence for either para- or monophyly of Pandanusicola. Glaw and Vences, 2002, J. Herpetol., 36: 376-377, provided a key to the species of the subgenus Phylacomantis. Vences and Glaw, 2004, J. Nat. Hist., 38: 77-118, revised the subgenus Chonomantis. Glaw and Vences, 2004, Spixiana, München, 27: 83-91, revised Ochthomantis. Vences and Glaw, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 37-44, reported on the phylogenetics of the subgenus Guibemantis. Randrianiaina, Strauss, Glos, Glaw, and Vences, 2011, Contrib. Zool., Amsterdam, 80: 17-65, reported on molecular phylogenetics and larval morphology of Ochthomantis, and noted at least 8 unnamed species. Wollenberg, Vieites, Glaw, and Vences, 2011, BMC Evol. Biol., 11 (217) : 1-15. on the basis of a molecular analysis suggested Mantidactylus to be the sister taxon of Gephyromantis.

Contained taxa (31 sp.):

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