Dyscophus antongilii Grandidier, 1877

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Dyscophinae > Genus: Dyscophus > Species: Dyscophus antongilii

Dyscophus insularis var. antongilii Grandidier, 1877, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 7, 1: 41. Holotype: MNHNP 1883.2, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 60. Type locality: "baie d'Antongil", Madagascar.

Dyscophus insularis var. pallidus Grandidier, 1877, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 7, 1: 42. Holotype: MNHNP 1895.293, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 60. Type locality: "Andovoranto", Madagascar. Synonymy by Mocquard, 1895, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 8, 7: 110.

Dyscophus sanguineus Boettger, 1880, Zool. Anz., 3: 567. Syntypes: SMF (2 specimens); SMF 4280 designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 49. Type locality: "Tohizona insulae Madagascar"; given as Foizana [Madagascar] by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 24. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Zool. Rec., 18: 14; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 180.

Dyscophus antongiliiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 180.

Dyscophus antongilii var. pallidusMocquard, 1895, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 8, 7: 110.

Discophus antongiliiGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 60.

Discophus antongiliGuibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 93.

English Names

Tomato Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 96; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 89).

Distribution

Northeastern Madagascar along the coast (Antongila Bay, Ambatovaky, Andivoranto, and near Andasibe), 0-600 m elevation.

Comment

See comment under Dyscophus guineti. See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 116-117. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 626.

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