Mantidactylus melanopleura (Mocquard, 1901)

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

Rhacophorus melanopleura Mocquard, 1901, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 7: 254. Holotype: MNHNP 1901.226, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 49. Type locality: "Fort-Dauphin", Madagascar.

Mantidactylus melanopleuraMocquard, 1902, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 9, 4: 18.

Mantidactylus opiparis melanopleuraAndreone and Randriamahazo, 1997, Rev. Fr. Aquar. Herpetol., 24: 97.

Mantidactylus (Chonomantis) melanopleuraVences and Glaw, 2004, J. Nat. Hist., London, 38: 77-118. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Nearly the entire length of the island in eastern Madagascar, 0-1800 m elevation.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Mantidactylus opiparis by Vences and Glaw, 2004, J. Nat. Hist., London, 38: 77-118, where it had been placed by Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 21. (Formerly in the synonymy of Mantidactylus albofrenatus according to Mocquard, 1902, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 9, 4: 18; and Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 34.) Vences and Glaw, 2004, J. Nat. Hist., London, 38: 92-94, and Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 244-245, provided accounts.

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