Gephyromantis pseudoasper (Guibé, 1973)

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

Mantidactylus glandulosus Methuen and Hewitt, 1913, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 4: 60. Holotype: TMP 1018, according to the original publication; considered lost by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 261. Type locality: "Folohy" eastern Madagascar. A nomen dubium not associated with a known population. Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 261, suggested that it may be in this synonymy.

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) glandulosusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 22.

Mantidactylus pseudoasper Guibé, 1973, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 171: 1173. Holotype: MNHNP 1973.752, by original designation. Type locality: "Massif du Marojezy, en forêt (300 m)", Madagascar.

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

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

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

English Names

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


Madagascar in the Marojezy Mountains.

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) redimitus group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312. See comment under Mantidactylus glandulosus. Andreone, Glaw, Nussbaum, Raxworthy, Vences, and Randrianirina, 2003, J. Nat. Hist., London, 37: 2119–2149, discussed the occurrence of this species on Nosy Be. Randrianiaina, Glaw, Thomas, Glos, Raminosoa, and Vences, 2007, Zootaxa, 1401: 53–61, described larval morphology. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 218–219, provided an account.See Scherz, Rudolph, Rakotondratsima, Ratsoavina, Crottini, Andreone, Glaw, and Vences, 2024, Zootaxa, 5446: 205–220, for review of molecular systematics, morphometrics, and a dot distribution map. 

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