Mantella viridis Pintak and Böhme, 1988

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

Mantella viridis Pintak and Böhme, 1988, Salamandra, 24: 119. Holotype: ZFMK 47900, by original designation. Type locality: "südlich Antseranana (=Diego Suarez), Nord-Madagaskar".

English Names

Green Golden Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 101; Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 209).

Green Mantella (Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 209).

Lime Mantella (Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 209).


Known from the Montagne des Français and the Massif of Antogombato, south of Diego Suarez, in very northern Madagascar, 50–300 m elevation.


Most similar to Mantella betsileo according to the original publication. In the Mantella betsileo group according to Vences, Glaw, and Böhme, 1999, Alytes, 17: 3–72; and Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2. Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 209–211, provided an account. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 190–191, provided an account and noted a similar unnamed species in northern Madagascar. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 429, who noted similar populations to the southwest that may be of the same species. Mercurio and Andreone, 2008, Herpetol. Notes, 1: 3–7, discussed the range and provided a map. Jovanovic, Glos, Glaw, Randrianiaina, and Vences, 2009, Zootaxa, 2124: 21–27, discussed comparative larval morphology. Crottini, Brown, Mercurio, Glaw, Vences, and Andreone, 2012, J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., 50: 305–314, reported on geographic variation.

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