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1 May 2005 A New Species of Scaphiophryne from Western Madagascar
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We describe the adult and larval morphology, advertisement call, ecology, and life history of a new species of Marbled Toad from the dry deciduous forests of western Madagascar on the basis of eight specimens from Kirindy Forest C. F. P. F. in the central Menabe area. Scaphiophryne menabensis n. sp. is larger, but morphologically similar to S. marmorata from the eastern rainforests. However, DNA sequence analysis of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene resulted in a clear differentiation from this species. The strongest mitochondrial affinities are with S. madagascariensis, a morphologically highly divergent species occurring in montane savanna and forest areas on the high plateau of Madagascar.

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Julian Glos, Frank Glaw, and Miguel Vences "A New Species of Scaphiophryne from Western Madagascar," Copeia 2005(2), 252-261, (1 May 2005). https://doi.org/10.1643/CH-04-238R2
Accepted: 10 December 2004; Published: 1 May 2005
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