Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:7
Specimens with Barcodes:7
Species With Barcodes:3
Aglyptodactylus is a genus of frogs in the family Mantellidae. These frogs, sometimes known as the Madagascar jumping frogs, are endemic to Madagascar. One species occurs in humid eastern Madagascar whereas two other species are found in the dryer western Madagascar.
Aglyptodactylus are medium-sized frogs as adults, measuring 35–60 mm (1.4–2.4 in) in snout–vent length.
All three Aglyptodactylus species have small, morphologically similar tadpoles that metamorphose at a size of 7–15 mm (0.28–0.59 in). However, they differ in their habitat, ranging from ephemeral pools (Aglyptodactylus laticeps) to river bed pools (Aglyptodactylus securifer) to stagnant pools (Aglyptodactylus madagascariensis). The tadpoles are detritivorous.
There are three Aglyptodactylus species:
- Aglyptodactylus laticeps Glaw, Vences & Böhme, 1998
- Aglyptodactylus madagascariensis (Duméril, 1853)
- Aglyptodactylus securifer Glaw, Vences & Böhme, 1998
A fourth, as yet undescribed species may exist in southern Madagascar.
- Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Aglyptodactylus Boulenger, 1919". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
- Glaw, F.; Vences, M.; Böhme, W. (1998). "Systematic revision of the genus Aglyptodactylus Boulenger, 1919 (Amphibia: Ranidae), and analysis of its phylogenetic relationships to other Madagascan ranid genera (Tomopterna, Boophis, Mantidactylus, and Mantella)". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 36: 17–37. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.1998.tb00775.x.
- Glos, J.; Linsenmair, K. E. (2004). "Descriptions of the tadpoles of Aglyptodactylus laticeps and Aglyptodactylus securifer from western Madagascar, with notes on life history and ecology". Journal of Herpetology 38: 131–136. doi:10.1670/47-03.
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