Anilany helenae (Vallan, 2000)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Cophylinae > Genus: Anilany > Species: Anilany helenae

Stumpffia helenae Vallan, 2000, Rev. Suisse Zool., 107: 836. Holotype: NHM 1044802, by original designation. Type locality: "'Reserve Spéciale (RS) d' Ambohitantely, central high plateau of Madagascar, Ankazobe Fivondronana, Antananarivo Province, 18° 09′ S, 47° 15′ E, 1500 m a.s.l."

Rhombophryne helenae — Peloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 140; Peloso, Raxworthy, Wheeler, and Frost, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 111: 63. 

Anilany helenae — Scherz, Vences, Rakotoarison, Andreone, Köhler, Glaw, and Crottini, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 100: 380; Tu, Yang, Liang, and Zhang, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 126: 85–91. 

Cophyla helenae — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 462. 

English Names

None noted.


Known only from two reserves (Ambohitantely and Ankafobe) in the district of Ankazobe , Analamanga Region, central Madagascar.


See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 126-127 (who noted an unnamed species, "Bemaraha", associated with this species). 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: 461. Mullin, Rakotomanga, Razafiarimanana, Barata, Dawson, Hailer, and Orozco-terWengel, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 521–531, provided the record from Ankafobe Reserve, Madagascar. Mullin, Firmin, White, Hailer, and Orozco-terWengel, 2022, MtDNA, Part B, 7: 153–155, reported on the complete mtDNA genome. 

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