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Old 04-13-2009, 02:48 AM
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Default Re: what specie

Originally Posted by Devin Edmonds View Post
This is really a great example, because this frog shows a pattern somewhere between the two species. Without knowing where it was collected it's hard to say, but I think it looks much more like M. baroni because

1) the orange on the limbs doesn't go through the thighs, this is very clear
2) the rostral strpe doesn't connect to the flank blotch
3) there is a lot of blue on the ventral side, and the pattern is very clean, nice round dots,
rather than the messy blotches you see on madagascariensis most often

If it's a male you will know once you hear a call. M. baroni has a sharper, metalic (often single) note, while madagascariensis sounds a lot more like pulchra or aurantiaca, with a more cricket-like call, usually two notes strung together into a click. If you would like recordings of the two please email me,

also check for gold in the iris, baroni will have a solid dark eye without a gold line
Hey Devin,

You can send me madagascariensis calls anytime!
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