Gephyromantis blanci Guibé, 1973

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Gephyromantis > Species: Gephyromantis blanci

Gephyromantis blanci Guibé, 1973, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 145: 1015. Holotype: MNHNP 1972.183, by original designation. Type locality: "Mare temporaire en forêt d'Ambalamarovandana (1500 m)", Andringitra Mountains, Madagascar.

Mantidactylus blanciGlaw and Vences, 2000, Spixiana, München, 23: 79.

Gephyromantis (Gephyromantis) blanciVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 20. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253; by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2.

English Names

None noted.


Known from (1) various sites in the Andringitra Massif (type locality d’Ambalamarovandana forest; Imaitso forest; Namoly), and from (2) Pic d’Ivohibe.; all sites with reliable elevational information are around 1500 m. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Removed from the synonymy of Mantidactylus decaryi by Glaw and Vences, 2000, Spixiana, München, 23: 79, where it had been placed by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 205. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 210-211, provided an account and noted that this taxon contains numerous unnamed species. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Mantidactylus blanci) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 624. In the Gephyromantis blanci complex of Miralles, Köhler, Glaw, Wollenberg Valero, Crottini, Rosa, Du Preez, Gehring, Vieites, Ratsoavina, and Vences, 2023, Salamandra, 59: 1–31, who redelimited the species, provided morphological and molecular markers, phylogenetic placement, and a dot map as well as call information.

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