Boophis madagascariensis (Peters, 1874)

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

Rhacophorus madagascariensis Peters, 1874, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1874: 618. Types: ZMB 8217, 10473 considered syntypes by Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 51. Glaw, Köhler, De la Riva, Vieites, and Vences, 2010, Zootaxa, 2383: 29, disagreed and suggested that ZMB 8217 is the holotype. Type locality: "Madagascar".

Rhacophorus herthae Ahl, 1929 "1928", Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 14: 480. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered according to the original publication; ZMB 31577 according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 73. Type locality: "Akkoraka, Central-Madagascar". Synonymy by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 73. Synonymy confirmed by Glaw, Köhler, De la Riva, Vieites, and Vences, 2010, Zootaxa, 2383: 29.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) madagascariensisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 177.

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

Boophis madagascariensisGuibé, 1947, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 19: 439.

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

English Names

Madagascar Bright-eyed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111).


Forests of northeastern and central Madagascar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


In the Boophis goudotii group, according to Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 284. See comment under Boophis brachychir. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 162-163, provided an account and who noted (p. 164) an unnamed similar species. Rodriguez, Börner, Pabijan, Gehara, Haddad, and Vences, 2015, Evol. Ecol., 29: 765–785 (and supplemental data), reported on phylogeographic diversity and its causes.

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