Heterixalus carbonei Vences, Glaw, Jesu, and Schimmenti, 2000

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

Heterixalus carbonei Vences, Glaw, Jesu, and Schimmenti, 2000, Afr. Zool., 35: 270. Holotype: MSNG 49090, by original designation. Type locality: "Trano Passage, Strict Nature Preserve N9 'Tsingy de Bemaraha', 18° 42′ S, 44° 43′ E, 70 m a.s.l., Antsalova Fivondronana, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar".

English Names

None noted.


Swamps and ponds in in the vicinity of Kindy and Tsingy de Bemahara in western Madagascar, below 200 m elevation, and Montagne d'Ambre in northern Madagascar, at ca. 900 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Most similar to Heterixalus betsileo according to the original publication. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 102, provided an account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 617. Rodriguez, Börner, Pabijan, Gehara, Haddad, and Vences, 2015, Evol. Ecol., 29: 765–785 (and supplemental data), reported on phylogeographic diversity and its causes. Larval morphology described by Griep and Glos, 2020, Zootaxa, 4767: 332–344. 

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