Guibemantis punctatus (Blommers-Schlösser, 1979)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Guibemantis > Species: Guibemantis punctatus

Mantidactylus punctatus Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 51. Holotype: ZMA 7171A, by original designation. Type locality: "relict forest in the gulleys of the Tampoketsa [d'Ankazobe]", alt. 1600 m, Madagascar.

Mantidactylus (Blommersia) punctatusDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311.

Mantidactylus (Pandanusicola) punctatusGlaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 400.

Guibemantis (Pandanusicola) punctatusGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 246, by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2.

English Names

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


Tampoketsa d’Ankazobe massif on which Ambohitantely Special Reserve is located, Madagascar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Prior to the revision by Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253, in the Mantidactylus (Blommersia) pulcher group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 204-205, provided an account and suggested the possibility that the central and southeastern populations may not be conspecific and that a similar unnamed species resided in northeast-central Madagascar. One of these southeastern populations was named as Guibemantis annulatus subsequently. Lehtinen, Glaw, and Vences, 2011, Herpetol. J., 21: 101-106, redescribed and redelimited the species.

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