Thomasset's Seychelles frog

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Thomasset's Seychelles frog
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Sooglossidae
Genus: Sooglossus
Species:
S. thomasseti
Binomial name
Sooglossus thomasseti
(Boulenger, 1909)
Synonyms
  • Nesomantis thomassetiBoulenger, 1909

Thomasset's Seychelles frog (Sooglossus thomasseti) is a species of frog in the family Sooglossidae. It is endemic to Seychelles. [2] There are two known populations: one on Silhouette Island and one on Mahé Island.

The natural habitats of this frog are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, and intermittent rivers. Eggs are laid among rocks and hatch into miniature adults, bypassing a larval stage. [1] The species is threatened by habitat loss. [1]

Genetic analysis indicates that the two populations of this species are distinct from each other and are possibly even separate species. It has thus been proposed that both populations be considered evolutionary significant units for conservation purposes. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Nussbaum, R. & Gerlach, J. (2004). "Sooglossus thomasseti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . IUCN. 2004. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  2. Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Sooglossus thomasseti (Boulenger, 1909)". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  3. Groombridge, Jim J.; Taylor, Michelle L.; Bradfield, Kay S.; Maddock, Simon T.; Bunbury, Nancy; Chong-Seng, Lindsay; Griffiths, Richard A.; Labisko, Jim (2019). "Endemic, endangered and evolutionarily significant: cryptic lineages in Seychelles' frogs (Anura: Sooglossidae)" (PDF). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 126 (3): 417–435. doi:10.1093/biolinnean/bly183.