Mantidactylus ambreensis Mocquard, 1895

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Mantidactylus > Species: Mantidactylus ambreensis

Mantidactylus ambreensis Mocquard, 1895, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 8, 7: 127. Holotype: MNHNP 1893.241, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 48. Type locality: "montagne d'Ambre", Madagascar.

Mantidactylus (Ochthomantis) ambreensisGlaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 400; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

None noted.


Rainforests of lowland northern Madagascar south to at least Makira.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Resurrected from the synonymy of Mantidactylus femoralis by Raxworthy and Nussbaum, 1994, Biol. Conserv., 69: 67, where it had been placed by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 26. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 246-247, provided an account. Scherz, Rasolonjatovo, Köhler, Rancilhac, Rakotoarison, Raselimanana, Ohler, Preick, Hofreiter, Glaw, and Vences, 2020, Sci. Rep. (Nature, London), 10 (19109): 1–17, redelimited the species by excluding the newly named population, Mantidactylus ambony, which differs in DNA, call, and body size. The authors also redescribed the holotype of Mantidactylus ambreensis

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