Gephyromantis luteus (Methuen and Hewitt, 1913)

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

Mantidactylus luteus Methuen and Hewitt, 1913, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 4: 51. Holotype: TMP 10077 (originally 958) according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 27. Type locality: "Folohy", eastern Madagascar.

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) luteusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 29.

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

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

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


Low elevations of coastal Central East and North East Madagascar.

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. See also account by Vences and Glaw, 2001, Alytes, 19: 123-127, who placed it in their Mantidactylus asper group. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 222-223, provided an account. Vences, Köhler, Andreone, Craul, Crottini, Du Preez, Preick, Rancilhac, Rödel, Scherz, Streicher, Hofreiter, and Glaw, 2021, Spixiana, München, 44: 175–202, reported on molecular phylogenetics of the Gephyromantis plicifer group, which delimited substantial genetic structure within the nominal species. 

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