Boophis williamsi (Guibé, 1973)

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

Rhacophorus williamsi Guibé, 1973, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 171: 1178. Holotype: MNHNP 1973.1091, by original designation. Type locality: "Ambohimirandana, massif de l'Ankaratra", Madagascar.

Boophis williamsiBlommers-Schlösser, 1978, Genetica, 48: 36.

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

English Names

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


Ankaratra Massif of east-central Madagascar, 2100 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


In the Boophis microtympanum group according to Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 320–322 and Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 240. See account by Vences, Andreone, Glaw, Raminosoa, Randrianirina, and Vieites, 2002, Ital. J. Zool., 69: 268–270. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 152–153, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 426. Schmidt, Strauss, Reeve, Letz, Ludewig, Neb, Pluschzick, Randrianiaina, Reckwell, Schröder, Wesolowski, and Vences, 2008, Herpetol. Notes, 1: 49–57, described larval morphology.

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