Scaphiophryne madagascariensis (Boulenger, 1882)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Scaphiophryninae > Genus: Scaphiophryne > Species: Scaphiophryne madagascariensis

Calophrynus madagascariensis Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 472. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation; BMNH 1947.2.7.41F according to Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 23. Type locality: "East Betsileo", Madagascar.

Pseudohemisus madagascariensisNoble and Parker, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 232: 19.

Pseudohemisus pustulosus Angel and Guibé, 1945, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 70: 153. Syntypes: MNHNP 1945.25-28, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 46. Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 25, regarded MNHNP 1945.25 as holotype, a lectotype designation by implication. Type locality: Madagascar. Synonymy by Vences, Aprea, Capriglione, Andreone, and Odierna, 2002, Chromosome Res., 10: 128.

Scaphiophryne madagascariensisBlommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 23.

Scaphiophryne pustulosaBlommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 25.

Scaphiophryne (Scaphiophryne) madagascariensisGrosjean, Glos, Teschke, Glaw, and Vences, 2007, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 151: 572.

English Names

Madagascar Rain Frog (Scaphiophryne madagascariensis: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Green Rain Frog (Scaphiophryne pustulosa [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Distribution

High elevations both in forest and above the tree line on the eastern slopes of mountains in southern Madagascar; Ankaratra Mountains of central Madagascar, 1300-2000 m elevation.

Comment

See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 112. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 627.

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