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Sooglossus Boulenger, 1906

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Sooglossidae > Genus: Sooglossus
2 species

Sooglossus Boulenger, 1906, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 17: 321. Type species: Arthroleptis sechellensis Boettger, 1896, by original designation.

Nesomantis Boulenger, 1909, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Ser. 2, 12: 293. Type species: Nesomantis thomasseti Boulenger, 1909, by monotypy. Synonymy by Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, and Green, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 192.

English Names

Seychelles Frogs (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 136; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Thomasset's Frogs (Nesomantis [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Distribution

Mahé and Silhouette Islands, Seychelles, Indian Ocean.

Comment

Nussbaum, Jaslow, and Watson, 1982, J. Herpetol., 16: 198-203, and Green, Nussbaum, and Yang, 1988, Herpetologica, 44: 113-119, discussed phylogeny within this taxon and implied that Sooglossus is paraphyletic with respect to Nesomantis. Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, and Green, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 192, placed Nesomantis into the synonymy of Sooglossus to render a monophyletic Sooglossus, although Sooglossus was subsequently partitioned into Sechellophryne (including Nesomantis) and Sooglossus by Nussbaum and Wu, 2007, Zool. Stud., Taipei, 46: 322-335.

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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