Heterixalus rutenbergi (Boettger, 1881)

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

Hyperolius rutenbergi Boettger, 1881, Zool. Anz., 4: 47. Type(s): UMB; thought lost by Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 277. Type locality: "insular Madagascar"; "Bezirk Imerina zwischen 47 und 48° O., L. in ungefähr 19° S.", Madagascar, by H. Ludwig in Boettger, 1882, Abh. Naturwiss. Ver. Bremen, 7: 178.

Rappia rutenbergiBoulenger, 1882, Zool. Rec., 18: 14, by implication.

Rappia rutenbergiiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 126. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Hyperolius rutenbergiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 420.

Heterixalus rutenbergiBlommers-Schlösser, 1982, Beaufortia, 32: 1, 10.

English Names

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


Swamps in moorland in central Madagascar, 1200-1500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 102, provided an account. See account by Vences, Andreone, Glaw, Raminosoa, Randrianirina, and Vieites, 2002, Ital. J. Zool., 69: 274–275. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 617.

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.