Dyscophus insularis Grandidier, 1872

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

Dyscophus insularis Grandidier, 1872, Ann. Sci. Nat., Paris, Ser. 5, 15: 10. Holotype: MNHNP 1883.1, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 60. Type locality: "Antsouhy, près de Trabounzy", Madagascar.

Dyscophus grandidieri Boulenger, 1896, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 17: 404. Holotype: BMNH 1892.11.26.29, according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 25, renumbered as BMNH 1947.2.31.6 according to Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 44. Type locality: "S.W. Madagascar". Placed in synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 95; Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 276.

Dyscophus beloensis Mocquard, 1902, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 9, 4: 23. Holotype: MNHNP 1899.415, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 60. Type locality: "environs de Belo", Madagascar. Placed in synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 95; Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 276.

Phrynocara quinquelineatum Boettger, 1913, in Voeltzkow (ed.), Reise Ost-Afr., 3(4): 283. Syntypes: SMF 1182.1b; SMF 4287 designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 50. Type locality: "West-Madagascar und Tsimanampetso auf der Westseite von Süd-Madagascar" and "Soalala, Mad[agascar]." Placed in synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 95; Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 279.

Discophys quinquelineatusNoble and Parker, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 232: 6.

Dyscophus quinquelineatusParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 26.

Discophus insularisGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 60. Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 95.

English Names

Antsouhy Tomato Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 89).

Distribution

Western Madagascar in seasonally dry areas.

Comment

See Vences, Glaw, and Fisher, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 18-19, for discussion on distribution and natural history. See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 116-117.

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