Gephyromantis granulatus (Boettger, 1881)

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

Limnodytes granulatus Boettger, 1881, Zool. Anz., 4: 361. Syntypes: SMF (5 specimens in original publication), MCZ 17711 (on exchange from SMF, according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 144); SMF 6728 designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 47 Type locality: Nosy Be, Madagascar.

Rana granulataBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 68.

Mantidactylus granulatusMocquard, 1895, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 8, 7: 128.

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) granulatusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 26.

Mantidactylus (Gephyromantis) granulatusDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312. .

Mantidactylus (Phylacomantis) granulatusGlaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 401.

Gephyromantis granulatusVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 19.

Gephyromantis (Duboimantis) granulatusGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 244, by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2.

English Names

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


Madagascar, and Nosy Bé.

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 (Gephyromantis) granulatus group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312. Andreone, Glaw, Nussbaum, Raxworthy, Vences, and Randrianirina, 2003, J. Nat. Hist., London, 37: 2119-2149, discussed the occurrence of this species on Nosy Be. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 226-227, provided an account. Randrianiaina, Wollenberg, Hiobiarilanto, Strauss, Glos, and Vences, 2011, J. Nat. Hist., London, 45: 2871–2900, described larval morphology. 

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