Gephyromantis corvus (Glaw and Vences, 1994)

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

Mantidactylus (Phylacomantis) corvus Glaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 146. Holotype: ZFMK 57430, by original designation. Type locality: "Isalo National Park (Namazaha valley, forest ca. 4 km W of Ranohira), western central Madagascar".

Gephyromantis (Phylacomantis) corvusVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 22; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

Gephyromantis (Phylacomantis) azzurrae Mercurio and Andreone, 2007, Zootaxa, 1574: 33. Holotype: MRSN A5310, by original designation. Type locality: "Andriamanero (22°22.40′S; 45°22.71′E; 640 m a.s.l.), Parc National de l’Isalo, Fianaratsoa Faritany, Ranohira Fivondronona", south-central Madagascar. Synonymy by Cocca, Andreone, Belluardo, Rosa, Randrianirina, Glaw, and Crottini, 2020, ZooKeys, 951: 133 

English Names

None noted.


West-central Madagascar, including the Isalo and Analavelona massifs, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, and the Kelifely Plateau, 200–800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 218-219, provided account, as Gephyromantis corvus (and noted a similar unnamed species from Tsingy de Bemaraha: now named Gephryomantis atsingy). See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Mantidactylus corvus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 429, who noted a personal communication from Miguel Vences that this taxon probably represents two species.

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