Boophis axelmeyeri Vences, Andreone, and Vieites, 2005

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

Boophis axelmeyeri Vences, Andreone, and Vieites, 2005, Tropical Zool., 18: 239. Holotype: ZSM 627/2001, by original designation. Type locality: "Manarikova forest, Camp I (Antsahamanara), Tsaratanana Massif, Marovato Fivondronana, Antsiranana Faritany (Diégo Suarez Province), northwestern Madagascar, 14° 02′ 42″ S, 48° 47′ 04″ E, ca 1000 m above sea level".

Boophis (Boophis) axelmeyeriGlaw 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.


Elevations of 680-1100 m in the Tsaratanana and Manongarivo Massifs, as well as the Marojejey Massif (see comment), Madagascar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Specimens from the Marojejy Massif, formerly assigned to Boophis burgeri were assigned to Boophis axelmeyeri in the original publication, where the new species was also assigned to the Boophis goudoti group. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 160-161, provided an account.

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