Mantidactylus biporus (Boulenger, 1889)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Mantidactylus > Species: Mantidactylus biporus

Rana bipora Boulenger, 1889, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 4: 246. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.26.46-52, according to Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 247. Type locality: "Madagascar".

Mantidactylus biporusBoulenger, 1895, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 15: 450. Boulenger, 1918, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1918: 258.

Mantidactylus brauni Ahl, 1929 "1928", Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 14: 472. Syntypes: ZMB (2 specimens) unnumbered according to the original publication; ZMB 31617 considered holotype by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 36. Type locality: "Akkoraka (Central-Madagascar)". Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 261, questioned whether the supposed syntypes are correctly identified as such. Synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 36. Regarded as doubtfully distinct from Mantidactylus biporus by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 261. Considered a nomen dubium by Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 277.

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) biporusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 16.

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) brauniAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 20.

Mantidactylus (Brygoomantis) biporusDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

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

Distribution

East-central Madagascar.

Comment

See comment under Mantidactylus tricinctus. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 238-239, provided an account and noted unnamed similar species from 1) Andasibe; 2) Ambohitantely; 3) Andranofotsy; 4) Tsaratanana Andampy.

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