Gephyromantis leucomaculatus (Guibé, 1975)

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

Rhacophorus leucomaculatus Guibé, 1975, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 323: 1085. Holotype: MNHNP 1975.1, by original designation. Type locality: "Nosy Mangabé (bai d' Antongil)", Madagascar.

Boophis leucomaculatusBlommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 336.

Mantidactylus leucomaculatusGlaw and Vences, 1992, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 43: 45–77.

Mantidactylus (Gephyromantis) leucomaculatusDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 132. .

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

Gephyromantis leucomaculatusVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 20.

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

English Names

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


Northern part of eastern Madagascar from Marojejy south to Ambatovaky, and from the island of Nosy Boraha (Ile Ste. Marie) and Nosy Mangabe, 0–700 m elevation.

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. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 226–227, provided an account and noted a similar but unnamed species from Marojejy. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Mantidactylus leucomaculatus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 624.

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