Distribution of the Frog Mannophryne trinitatis (Anura – Dendrobatidae) in Trinidad, West Indies

Authors

  • M. J. Jowers Division of Environmental & Evolutionary Biology, Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • J. R. Downie Division of Environmental & Evolutionary Biology, Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Keywords:

Frogs, Mannophryne trinitatis, Anura – Dendrobatidae

Abstract

Mannophryne trinitatis populations are found throughout most of Trinidad’s Northern Range. The only previously reported M. trinitatis population found elsewhere other than the Northern Range is at Mount Tamana (Kenny 1969). We report here three new M. trinitatis localities in the central region; at Mount Harris (10 km northeast from Mount Tamana), and in the vicinities of Pepper Village and Gran Couva (16 and 20 km southwest from Mount Tamana respectively). No M. trinitatis have been found in the Southern Range. On several occasions, tadpoles were found in still pools distant from streams, made from plant material (phytotelmata).

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Published

2004-12-31

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Research Papers