Boophis ankaratra Andreone, 1993

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Boophinae > Genus: Boophis > Species: Boophis ankaratra

Boophis ankaratra Andreone, 1993, Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 11: 302. Holotype: MRSN A73.1, by original designation. Type locality: "the mountain forest near Manjakatompo (Ankaratra Massif, 17 km westwards of the town of Ambatolampy)", Madagascar.

Boophis (Boophis) ankaratraGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 242, by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 1.

English Names

None noted.


High elevation rainforest in the Ankaratra and Andringitra mountains of central Madagascar, 1200–1800 m elevation.


In the Boophis luteus group, most similar to Boophis mandraka, according to the original publication. See account by Vences, Andreone, Glaw, Raminosoa, Randrianirina, and Vieites, 2002, Ital. J. Zool., 69: 266. In the Boophis albipunctatus group of Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 242. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 172-173, provided an account and provided brief accounts of 3 unnamed but similar species, one of which is now Boophis boppa. Andreone, Vences, Glaw, and Randrianirina, 2007, Tropical Zool., 20: 19-39, reported the species from the high plateau of central Madagascar. Randrianiaina, Strauss, Glos, and Vences, 2012, ZooKeys, 178: 59-124, reported on larval morphology.

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