Guibemantis timidus (Vences and Glaw, 2005)

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

Mantidactylus (Guibemantis) timidus Vences and Glaw, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 40. Holotype: ZMA 19466, by original designation. Type locality: "less than 10 km north of Toamasina, eastern Madagascar (18° 03′ 51″ S, 49° 22′ 39″ E, 8 m above sea level)".

Guibemantis (Guibemantis) timidusVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 16. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 246; by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2.

English Names

None noted.


Eastern Madagascar and Nosy Boraha.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Confused with Mantidactylus tornieri prior to its description, according to the original publication. Vejarano, Thomas, and Vences, 2006, Zootaxa, 1329: 39–57, reported on larval morphology. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 200–201, provided an account.

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