Heterixalus boettgeri (Mocquard, 1902)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Hyperoliinae > Genus: Heterixalus > Species: Heterixalus boettgeri

Megalixalus Boettgeri Mocquard, 1902, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 9, 4: 21. Syntypes: MNHNP 1901.205-206, according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 86. Type locality: "Isaka", Madagascar.

Megalixalus boettgeri var. boettgeriAndersson, 1910, Ark. Zool., 7(7): 13.

Megalixalus mocquardi Boettger, 1913, in Voeltzkow (ed.), Reise Ost-Afr., 3(4): 280. Holotype: SMF 7270 (formerly 1141.3a) according to Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 48. Type locality: "Anevoka, O. Mad[agascar]." Synonymy by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 117.

Heterixalus boettgeriLaurent, 1950, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 64: 14, by implication.

Heterixalus mocquardiLaurent, 1950, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 64: 14, by implication; Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 48; Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 85.

English Names

Boettger's Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 66).


Known only from the region of the type locality (Isaka, Madagascar).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Blommers-Schlösser, 1982, Beaufortia, 32: 7, removed this species from the synonymy of Heterixalus tricolor, where it had been placed by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 86. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 100, provided an account and who suggested that possibility that this taxon may be a color variant of Heterixalus madagascariensis.

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