Blommersia blommersae (Guibé, 1975)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Blommersia > Species: Blommersia blommersae

Gephyromantis blommersae Guibé, 1975, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 323: 1081. Holotype: MNHNP 1975.5, by original designation. Type locality: "Sud de Moramanga", Madagascar.

Mantidactylus blommersaeBlommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 33. Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 276.

Mantidactylus (Blommersia) blommersaeDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311.

Blommersia blommersaeVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 14. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 242; by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2.

English Names

Moramanga Madagascar Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 101).


Eastern Madagascar from Manombo in the south, north to Sorata, and west to Ambohitantely.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Prior to the revision of Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253, in the Mantidactylus argenteus group of Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 160; in the Mantidactylus (Blommersia) argenteus group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311; and subsequently in the Mantidactylus (Blommersia) domerguei group of Glaw and Vences, 2002, Herpetol. J., 12: 11-20, who discussed relatives and provided new distributional data. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 186-187, provided an account and noted three unnamed similar species (including what is now Blommersia galani and Blommersia dejongi). Rodriguez, Börner, Pabijan, Gehara, Haddad, and Vences, 2015, Evol. Ecol., 29: 765–785 (and supplemental data), reported on phylogeographic diversity and its causes. Vences, Armerding, Köhler, and Glaw, 2023, Afr. J. Herpetol., 72: 47–72, reported on mtDNA matrilines and their discordance with nuDNA. 

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