Gephyromantis silvanus (Vences, Glaw, and Andreone, 1997)

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

Mantidactylus (Gephyromantis) silvanus Vences, Glaw, and Andreone, 1997, Alytes, 14: 142. Holotype: MRSN A1661, by original designation. Type locality: "Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve, northeastern Madagascar".

Gephyromantis silvanusVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 23.

Gephyromantis (Vatomantis) silvanusGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 244, by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from Nosy Mangabe and the adjacent mainland, Madagascar).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


In the Mantidactylus boulengeri group according to the original publication. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 214-215, provided an account and suggested that the mainland and island populations may be distinct species. Sabino-Pinto, Mayerl, Meilink, Grasso, Raaijmakers, Russo, Segal, Stegen, Clegg, Srikanthan, Glaw, and Vences, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 67-73, reported on the advertisement call. 

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