Guibemantis depressiceps — Pulsing Madagascar Frog
I have no idea why this rather standard-looking medium-sized frog is called "Pulsing Madascar Frog". I mean, I know why it's called "Frog", and I know why it's called "Madagascar Frog", but that's where the knowledge stops. Perhaps it has something to do with its call, though the description of the call in Glaw and Vences doesn't make it sound particularly "pulsing". Perhaps Frank and/or Ramus didn't want to call it the "Depressing Madagascar Frog" so they just made something up.
Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Madagascar.
Here's a more brightly colored one that we saw the following evening.
- Glaw, F., Vences, M. 2007. A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, Third Edition
- Glaw, F., Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, Second Edition