Mantella milotympanum Staniszewski, 1996

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Mantella > Species: Mantella milotympanum

Mantella aurantiaca milotympanum Staniszewski, 1996, Reptilian, 4: 24. Type(s): Not formally designated; specimen figured on page 18 of original inadvertent description designated lectotype by Vences, Glaw, and Böhme, 1999, Alytes, 17: 44, although they noted that this specimen is presumed lost. Type locality: "in the Fiherenana Valley in central east Madagascar".

Mantella milotympanumVences, Glaw, and Böhme, 1999, Alytes, 17: 44.

English Names

Black-eared Mantella (Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 196).

Black-eared Golden Mantella (Staniszewski, 1996, Reptilian, 4: 24; Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 196).


Fiherenana Valley about 50 km west of Andasibe, Madagascar.


In the Mantella aurantiaca group of Vences, Glaw, and Böhme, 1999, Alytes, 17: 3–72; and Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2. Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 196–199, provided an account. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 198-199, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 428. See comment under Mantella crocea. Bora, Dolch, Jenkins, Jovanovic, Rabemananjara, Randrianirina, Rafanomezantsoa, Raharivololoniaina, Ramilijaona, Raminosoa, Randrianavelona, Raselimanana, Razafimahatratra, Razafindraibe, and Vences, 2008, Herpetol. Notes, 1: 39–48, detailed the range and provided a map.. Klonoski, Bi, and Rosenblum, 2019, Ecol. Evol., 9: 2725–2742, reported genetic evidence for the distinctiveness of Mantella milotympanum

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