Latonia nigriventer Mendelssohn & Steinitz, 1943

Hula painted frog, Israel painted frog, Palestinian painted frog


Discoglossus nigriventer Mendelssohn & Steinitz, 1943
Common Name/s
Hula Valley, Israel
Last Record
Rediscovered in
Late 2011
IUCN status
[url=https://www.iucnredlist.org/details/6715/0]Critically Endangered[/url]
TSE Forum thread
May be valid as Latonia nigriventer (Biton et al. 2013).
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
Mendelssohn, H. and Steinitz, H. (1943). A new frog from Palestine. Copeia 1943: 231-233.
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
Biton, R., Boistel, R., Rabinovich, R., Gafny, S., Brumfeld, V. and Bailon, S. (2016). Osteological Observations on the Alytid Anura [i]Latonia nigriventer[/i] with Comments on Functional Morphology, Biogeography, and Evolutionary History. J. Morphol. doi: 10.1002/jmor.20562. [[url=https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmor.20562/abstract?userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=]Abstract[/url]]
Biton, Rebecca; Geffen, Eli; Vences, Miguel; Cohen, Orly; Bailon, Salvador; Rabinovich, Rivka; Malka, Yoram; Oron, Talya; Boistel, Renaud; Brumfeld, Vlad; Gafny, Sarig. (2013). The rediscovered Hula painted frog is a living fossil. Nature Communications 4. Article 1959. [[url=https://www.nature.com/ncomms/2013/130604/ncomms2959/full/ncomms2959.html]Abstract[/url]]
Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2012). Discoglossus nigriventer. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 15 February 2013.
Perl, R. G. Bina et al. (2017). [url=https://www.mvences.de/p/p1/Vences_A351.pdf]Natural history and conservation of the rediscovered Hula painted frog, [i]Latonia nigriventer[/i][/url]. Contributions to Zoology, 86(1): 11-37.
Perl, R. G. Bina et al. (2018a). [url=https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-23587-w]Population genetic analysis of the recently rediscovered Hula painted frog ([i]Latonia nigriventer[/i]) reveals high genetic diversity and low inbreeding[/url]. Scientific Reports 8: 5588.
Perl, R. G. Bina et al. (2018b). [url=https://biotaxa.org/hn/article/download/36314/33299]Notes on post-metamorphic colour pattern changes in the Hula painted frog ([i]Latonia nigriventer[/i]): How realistic is re-identification of juveniles?[/url] Herpetology Notes 11: 475-480. [automatic download]
Renan, Sharon et al. (2017). [url=https://www.academia.edu/35122658/Living_quarters_of_a_living_fossil_-Uncovering_the_current_distribution_pattern_of_the_rediscovered_Hula_painted_frog_Latonia_nigriventer_using_environmental_DNA]Living quarters of a living fossil - Uncovering the current distribution pattern of the rediscovered Hula painted frog ([i]Latonia nigriventer[/i]) using environmental DNA[/url]. Molecular Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14420
Rinat, Z. 2011. Long thought extinct, Hula painted frog found once again in Israeli nature reserve. Available at: https://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/long-thought-extinct-hula-painted-frog-found-once-again-in-israeli-nature-reserve-1.396000. [Accessed 15 February 2013).
Steinitz, H. (1955). Occurrence of [i]Discoglossus nigriventer[/i] in Israel. Bulletin of the Research Council of Israel 5B(2)((B)5): 192-193.
Tron, F. (2005). Second Discoglossus nigriventer rediscovery expedition in the central Bekaa Valley, Lebanon: 17-28 April 2005 Expedition Report. A Rocha.