Mantella nigricans Guibé, 1978

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Mantella > Species: Mantella nigricans

Mantella cowani nigricans Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 84. Type(s): Not designated although several specimens of an assortment of species in MNHNP considered syntypes by museum records; MNHNP 1973.555 designated lectotype by Vences, Glaw, and Böhme, 1999, Alytes, 17: 30. Type locality: "Maroyezi", Madagascar.

Mantella madagascariensis nigricansBusse, 1981, Amphibia-Reptilia, 2: 32.

Mantella nigricansVences, Glaw, and Böhme, 1999, Alytes, 17: 30.

English Names

None noted.


Marojezy Massif, northeastern Madagascar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


In the Mantella cowani group of Vences, Glaw, and Böhme, 1999, Alytes, 17: 3-72; and Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2. Odierna, Vences, Aprea, Lötters, and Andreone, 2001, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 18: 505-514, provided karyological data in support of the distinctiveness of this species. Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 200-203, provided an account. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 194-195, provided an account.

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