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112 Short Notes Voice of a giant: bioacoustic data for Mantidactylus guttulatus
 

Summary: 112 Short Notes
Voice of a giant: bioacoustic data for Mantidactylus guttulatus
(Amphibia: Mantellidae)
Miguel Vences1
, Franco Andreone2
, Frank Glaw3
1 Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, PO Box
94766, 1090 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
e-mail: vences@science.uva.nl
2 Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Via G. Giolitti, 36, 10123 Torino, Italy
e-mail: f.andreone@libero.it
3 Zoologische Staatssammlung, Münchhausenstr. 21, 81247 München, Germany
e-mail: frank.glaw@zsm.mwn.de
The endemic radiation of mantellid frogs from Madagascar (Richards et al., 2000; Vences
and Glaw, 2001; Vences et al., 2002) includes a large diversity in terms of morphological
and ecological adaptations (Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991). The smallest species
have adult snout-vent lengths of only 11-16 mm, while the two largest species reach
more than 100 mm: Mantidactylus guttulatus (up to 120 mm) and M. grandidieri (up to
108 mm). In the large genus Mantidactylus (currently about 75 species in 12 subgenera),
M. guttulatus is the type species of the subgenus and genus Mantidactylus (Andreone,

  

Source: Andreone, Franco - Zoology Department, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino
Vences, Miguel - Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Zoological Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology