Mantidactylus femoralis (Boulenger, 1882)

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

Rana femoralis Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 463. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.22.65-68, according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 26; BMNH 1947.2.22.65 designated lectotype by Glaw and Vences, 2004, Spixiana, München, 27: 85. Type locality: "East Betsileo", Madagascar.

Rana flavicrus Boulenger, 1889, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 4: 245. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.26.53 according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 29. Type locality: "Madagascar". Synonymy by Boulenger, 1889, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 4: 246; Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 220.

Mantidactylus flavicrusBoulenger, 1895, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 15: 450. Boulenger, 1918, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1918: 259; Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 29.

Mantidactylus femoralisParker, 1925, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 16: 393.

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) flavicrusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 25.

Mantidactylus Catalai Angel, 1935, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 60: 203. Holotype: MNHNP 1935.153, according to the original publication and Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 220. Type locality: Isaka-"d'Ivondro, alt. 700 m.; région de Fort-Dauphin", Madagascar. Synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 26.

Mantidactylus poissoni Angel, 1937, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 10: 178. Holotype: MNHNP 1937.1 according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 45. Type locality: "forêt de la Mandroka (70 km. de Tananarive, route de l'Est), sous de roches d'un petit ruisseau tributaire de la rivière la Mandaka", Madagascar. Considered a nomen dubium by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 261. Considered a nomen dubium by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 45, possibly synonymous with Mantidactylus femoralis, this concurred with by Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 278.

Mantidactylus femoralisGuibé, 1948, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 20: 235.

Mantidactylus (Hylobatrachus) femoralisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312. .

Mantidactylus (Ochthomantis) femoralisGlaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 400. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

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

Distribution

Madagascar.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Mantidactylus lugubris by Parker, 1925, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 16: 393, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1889, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 4: 246, and Boulenger, 1918, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1918: 258. Prior to the revision by Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253, in the Mantidactylus (Hylobatrachus) lugubris group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 246-247, provided an account and noted a number of similar unnamed species.

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