Boophis miniatus (Mocquard, 1902)

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

Rhacophorus miniatus Mocquard, 1902, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 9, 4: 19. Holotype: MNHNP 1901.386, according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 77. Type locality: "forêt entre Isaka et la vallée d'Ambobo", near Fort-Dauphin, southern Madagascar.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) miniatusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 183.

Rhacophorus (Boophis) miniatusGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 53.

Boophis miniatusBlommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 261, 282.

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

English Names

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


Eastern and southern Madagascar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


In the Boophis rhodoscelis group according to Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 275. In the Boophis majori group of Glaw, Vences, Andreone, and Vallan, 2001, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 133: 495-529. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 154-155, provided an account and noted at least one unnamed similar species (now = Boophis arcanus).

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