Gephyromantis plicifer (Boulenger, 1882)

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

Rana plicifera Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 464. Syntypes: BMNH (4 specimens), by original designation; BMNH according to Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 210. Type locality: "East Betsileo", Madagascar.

Mantidactylus pliciferusBoulenger, 1895, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 15: 450. Mocquard, 1895, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 8, 7: 129. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) pliciferusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 30. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

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

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

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

English Names

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


Southeastern Madagascar between Ranomafana and Chaines Anosyennes, 400-900 m elevation.


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. Subsequently, Vences and Glaw, 2001, Alytes, 19: 127-129, provided an account and placed this species in their Mantidactylus asper group. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 222-223, provided an account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Mantidactylus plicifer) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 624.

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