Boophis brachychir (Boettger, 1882)

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

Rhacophorus brachychir Boettger, 1882, Zool. Anz., 5: 480. Holotype: SMF, lost according to Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 276. Type locality: "insula Nossi-Bé", Madagascar.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) brachychirAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 179.

Boophis brachychirGlaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 271.

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

English Names

Nosy Be Bright-eyed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).


Known ony from four areas: 1) Manongarivo Special Reserve; 2) Forêt d'Ambre Special Reserve; (4) near Antsiranana; and 4) Nosy Be.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Removed from the synonymy of Boophis madagascariensis by Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 81, where it had been placed by Guibé, 1947, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 19: 439. Andreone, Glaw, Nussbaum, Raxworthy, Vences, and Randrianirina, 2003, J. Nat. Hist., London, 37: 2119-2149, discussed the occurrence of this species on Nosy Be. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 162-163, provided an account and noted at least one unnamed similar species. Glaw, Köhler, De la Riva, Vieites, and Vences, 2010, Zootaxa, 2383: 19-22, provided an account that takes into account exclusion of populations now assigned to Boophis entingae.

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