Plethodontohyla Boulenger, 1882

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Cophylinae > Genus: Plethodontohyla
9 species

Plethodontohyla Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 473. Type species: Callula notosticta Günther, 1877, by original designation.

Mantipus Peters, 1883, Sitzungsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1883: 165. Type species: Mantipus hildebrandti Peters, 1883 (= Plethodontohyla inguinalis Boulenger, 1882), original designation. Placed in synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 473; Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 47. Recognized by Noble and Parker, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 232: 8.

Phrynocara Peters, 1883, Sitzungsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1883: 166. Type species: Phrynocara tuberatum Peters, 1883, by monotypy. Synonymy by Noble and Parker, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 232: 12.

Mantiphrys Mocquard, 1895, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 8, 7: 132. Type species: Mantiphrys laevipes Mocquard, 1895, by monotypy. Synonymy with Mantipus by Noble and Parker, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 232: 8.

MantophrysMocquard, 1909, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 5, 1: 72. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Nomina inquirenda - Name(s) unassigned to a living or extinct population

Plethodontohyla angulifera Werner, 1903, Zool. Anz., 26: 251. Holotype: IRSNB 4812; Noble and Parker, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 232: 10, and Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 10, regarded the holotype as IRSNB 1014 [366]). Type locality: Not stated. * Mantipus anguliferusNoble and Parker, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 232: 10. * Plethodontohyla anguliferaBlommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 70. * Plethodontohyla anguliferDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 196. Unjustified treating of species name as a noun in apposition. ENGLISH NAME(S): Werner's Digging Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92). DISTRIBUTION: Unknown, presumably Madagascar. COMMENT: Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 102, doubted the validity of this species as did Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 70. The incorrectly formed combination, Mantipus anguliferus has had some use.

English Names

Digging Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).

Distribution

Madagascar.

Comment

See accounts by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 196. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, suggested that Plethodontohyla is polyphyletic with one group (containing Plethodontohyla inguinalis, Plethodontohyla tuberata, Plethodontohyla bipuncata, Plethodontohyla brevipes, and Plethodontohyla ocellata) placed as the sister taxon of all cophylines other than Anodontohyla, and the other group (composed of Plethodontohyla mihanika, Plethodontohyla fonetana, Plethodontohyla guentheri, and Plethodontohyla notosticta) is the sister taxon of Rhombophryne. The former group has the name Mantipus Peters, 1883, available for it, and the latter retains the name Plethodontohyla Boulenger, 1882.

Contained taxa (9 sp.):

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