Boophis rappiodes (Ahl, 1928)

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

Rhacophorus rappiodes Ahl, 1928, Zool. Anz., 75: 315. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered in original publication; ZMB 30540 according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 78. Type locality: "Ankoraka, Sahambendrana (Zentral-Madagaskar)".

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) rappiodesAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 180.

Boophis rappiodesBlommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 264.

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

English Names

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


East-central to southeastern Madagascar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


In the Boophis rappiodes group, according to Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 263. Considered a nomen dubium by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 78. See account by Vences and Glaw, 2002, Tropical Zool., 15: 146-150, who discussed previous identificatory confusion, and who doubted the records from north-eastern Madagascar. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 174-175, provided an account and noted two unnamed similar species, one in northeastern Madagascar and the other in southeast-central Madagascar.

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