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).


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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