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A new tree hole breeding Anodonthyla (Chordata: Anura: Microhylidae: Cophylinae) from low-altitude rainforests of the Masoala Peninsula,
 

Summary: A new tree hole breeding Anodonthyla (Chordata: Anura: Microhylidae:
Cophylinae) from low-altitude rainforests of the Masoala Peninsula,
northeastern Madagascar
Dante´ B. Fenolio*, Mark E. Walvoord, Jim F. Stout, Jasmin E. Randrianirina, and
Franco Andreone
(DBF & MEW) University of Oklahoma, Department of Zoology, 730 Van Vleet Oval,
Norman, Oklahoma 73019, U.S.A.;
(JFS) Oklahoma City Zoological Park and Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73111, U.S.A.;
(JER) Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza, BP 4096, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar;
(FA) Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Via G. Giolitti, 36, I-10123 Torino, Italy
Abstract.--We describe a new arboreal, cophyline, microhylid frog from
the rainforest of northeastern Madagascar belonging to the genus
Anodonthyla. Anodonthyla hutchisoni, new species, is named in honor of
a lifetime of dedication to excellence in herpetology by V. H. Hutchison.
Anodonthyla hutchisoni differs from a close relative, A. boulengeri, in having
generally larger morphometric features and in aspects of pattern (most A.
hutchisoni have distinct lightly colored spots on their dorsum). Furthermore,
A. hutchisoni is genetically divergent from two close relatives, A. boulengeri
and A. moramora (11­12% uncorrected pairwise sequence divergence for

  

Source: Andreone, Franco - Zoology Department, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino
Fenolio, Danté - Atlanta Botanical Garden

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology