Plethodontohyla notosticta (Günther, 1877)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Cophylinae > Genus: Plethodontohyla > Species: Plethodontohyla notosticta

Callula notosticta Günther, 1877, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 4, 19: 316. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.10.39-41 according to Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 67 (formerly 77.2.8.13.15 [2 specimens] and 76.10.3.13 [1 specimen] according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 44). BMNH 1947.2.10.40 designated lectotype by Vences, Raxworthy, Nussbaum, and Glaw, 2003, J. Herpetol., 37: 635. Type locality: "Anzahamaru" (2 syntypes) and "Mahanoro" (1 syntype), Madagascar. Restricted to "Anzahamaru" by lectotype designation.

Calohyla notostictaBoettger, 1881, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 12: 539.

Cophyla notostictaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 182.

Plethodontohyla notostictaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 473. Noble and Parker, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 232: 14.

Mantipus pulcher Ahl, 1929 "1928", Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 14: 484. Syntypes: ZMB unnumbered according to the original publication; ZMB 31623 (5 specimens), according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 36; ZMB 31623 (4 specimens) according to Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 265, who noted that Ahl's fifth syntype has not been located. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Mitt. Mus. Naturkd. Berlin, Zool., 83 (Supplement): 37, reported on the rediscovered fifth syntype and designation ZMB 31623 (adult; the other specimens having been renumbered) as lectotype. Type locality: "Akkoraka, Central-Madagascar". Synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 123.

English Names

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

Distribution

Eastern Madagascar.

Comment

See Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 123. See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 122-123.

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