Mantidactylus curtus (Boulenger, 1882)

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

Rana curta Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 461. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.10.28-31 according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 42, and 3 specimens not traced. Type localities: "East Betsileo" and "Ankafana, Betsileo", Madagascar.

Rana inaudax Peracca, 1893, Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. Univ. Torino, 8 (156): 7. Syntypes: MZUT An727 (3 specimens) (according to Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 107); lost according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 37. Type locality: "dai dintorni di Andrangoloaka e dalla vicina valle dell'Umbi", Madagascar. Given as Andrangoloaka, Madagascar by Andreone IN Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 107. Synonymy by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 244. This synonymy questioned by Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 107.

Mantidactylus inaudaxBoulenger, 1895, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 15: 450. Mocquard, 1895, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 8, 7: 129.

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

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

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) inaudaxAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 14.

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Madagascar, except for northwestern part.

Comment

Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 236-237, provided an account and noted two similar unnamed species from Ambohitantely and 3) Ankaratra.

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