Pelodytes punctatus (Daudin, 1802)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pelodytidae > Genus: Pelodytes > Species: Pelodytes punctatus

Rana punctata Daudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 51. Holotype: Animal figured on pl. 16, fig. 1 of the original publication; not known to be in the MNHNP. Type locality: "aux environs de Beauvais", Department Oise, northern France. See comments by Díaz-Rodríguez, Gehara, Márquez, Vences, Gonçalves, Sequeira, Martínez-Solano, and Tejedo, 2017, Zootaxa, 4243: 21. 

Rana plicata Daudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 53. Types: 3 specimens, likely originally deposited in the MNHNP, but not recorded as there now. Type locality: "Montpellier", France. Synonymy by Merrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 177 (with Rana daudini Merrem, 1820); by Tschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 84; Bonaparte, 1838, Iconograph. Fauna Ital., 2 (Fasc. 23): 119; Bonaparte, 1840, Mem. Accad. Sci. Torino, Ser. 2, 2: 445; Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 463; Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 35; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 438.

Rana daudini Merrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 177. Substitute name for Rana punctata Daudin, 1802.

Bombinator plicatusFitzinger, 1826, Neue Class. Rept.: 65.

Ostetricans punctatusDugès, 1834, Rech. Osteol. Myol. Batr.: 7.

Alytes punctatusTschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 84.

Cystignathus punctatusBonaparte, 1838, Iconograph. Fauna Ital., 2 (Fasc. 23): 119.

Pelodytes punctatusBonaparte, 1838, Iconograph. Fauna Ital., 2 (Fasc. 23): 119; Fitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 32; Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 35.

Pelodytes plicatusDuméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 463.

Pelodytes daudiniBoscá, 1880, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 5: 225.

English Names

Parsley Frog (Arnold and Burton, 1978, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Brit. Eur.: 71; Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 53; Guyetant, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 116; Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 71).

Mud-diver (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 57; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 109).

Spotted Mud Frog (Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 53).

Common Parsley Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96).

Distribution

Luxembourg and northern France in isolated populations to northeastern Spain and extreme northwestern coastal Italy.

Comment

Guyetant, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 116-117, discussed relevant literature and distribution. Lanza, 1983, Guide Reconoscimento Spec. Animali, Anf. Rett.: 97-104, reported on the Italian populations. Barbadillo-Escrivá, 1987, Guia INCAFO Anf. Rept. Peninsula Iberica: 146-149, provided an account for the Iberian populations. Records for Belgium are in error (J. Speybroeck, personal commun.). Nöllert and Nöllert, 1992, Die Amph. Eur.: 282-285, provided an account and polygon map. Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 71-72, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Sánchez-Herraíz and Barbadillo-Escrivá, 1997, in Pleguezuelos (ed.), Dist. Biogeogr. Anf. Rep. Esp. Portugal: 143-145, provided a brief account, photograph, and detailed map for Iberia. Llorente, Montori, Santos, and Carretero, 1995, Atlas Amf. Rept. Catalunya Andorra: 64-65, provided an account and detailed range map for Catalunya. See detailed account for Italy by Salvidio and Bologna, 2007, in Lanza et al. (eds.), Fauna d'Italia, 42 (Amph.): 363-372. Rivera, Escoriza, Maluquer-Margalef, Arribas, and Carranza, 2011, Amf. Rept. Catalunya: 72-74, provided a brief account for northeastern Spain and adjacent France. Van de Vliet, Beebee, and Diekmann, 2012, Conserv. Genetics, 13: 605-611, noted that an unnamed lineage occurs in southeastern Portugal and southwestern Spain, with Pelodytes punctatus being restricted to central, western, and northern Spain and north into France. Díaz-Rodríguez, Gonçalves, Sequeira, Sousa-Neves, Tejedo, Ferrand de Almeida, and Martínez-Solano, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 83: 224–241, reported on molecular phylogeography and reported four lineages which they regarded as candidate species. Their geographic ranges are: a) the western Iberian Peninsula, along the Atlantic coast and part of central Portugal; b) central and eastern Spain; and (c) northeastern Spain to northwestern France; and d) southeastern France and northwestern Italy. The authors confirmed that these four lineages taken together are the sister taxon of Pelodytes ibericus. See account by Díaz-Rodríguez, Gehara, Márquez, Vences, Gonçalves, Sequeira, Martínez-Solano, and Tejedo, 2017, Zootaxa, 4243: 21–23, who revised the species. 

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