Rhombophryne alluaudi (Mocquard, 1901)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Cophylinae > Genus: Rhombophryne > Species: Rhombophryne alluaudi

Dyscophus alluaudi Mocquard, 1901, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 7: 254. Holotype: MNHNP 1901.235, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 59. Type locality: "Fort-Dauphin", southern Madagascar.

Phrynocara laeve Boettger, 1913, in Voeltzkow (ed.), Reise Ost-Afr., 3(4): 282. Holotype: SMF 1182.a by original designation; SMF 4286 (formerly 1182.a) considered "Holotypus" (lectotype designation by implication) by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 50. Type locality: "Sakana, O. Mad[agascar]." Synonymy by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 62.

Plethodontohyla alluaudiNoble and Parker, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 232: 15.

Plethodontohyla laeveNoble and Parker, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 232: 15.

Plethodontohyla laevisParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 46.

Plethodontohyla laevis tsianovoihensis Angel, 1936, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 8: 129. Holotype: MNHNP 1936.47, by original designation and according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 126. Type locality: "forêt de Tsianovoha", Madagascar. Synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 126.

Mantipus alluaudiGuibé, 1947, Mem. Inst. Sci. Madagascar, Ser. A, 1: 76.

Plethodontohyla tsianovohensisGuibé, 1947, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 19: 262.

Rhombophryne alluaudiFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 366.

English Names

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

Sakana Digging Frog (Plethodontohyla laevis [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).

Distribution

Eastern and central Madagascar.

Comment

van der Meijden, Vences, Hoegg, Boistel, Channing, and Meyer, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 44: 1017-1030, retained this species in Plethodontohyla, without discussion, rendering a paraphyletic Plethodontohyla. See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 120-121.

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