Mantidactylus bourgati Guibé, 1973

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

Mantidactylus bourgati Guibé, 1973, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 145: 1009. Holotype: MNHNP 1972.437, by original designation. Type locality: "Ambalamarovandana", Andringitra Mountains, Madagascar.

Mantidactylus (Brygoomantis) bourgatiVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 28. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

None noted.


Andringitra Mountains, known from Andringitra, Belambo, Fivahona, and Tsaranoro, 940–2488 m elevation, southeastern Madagascar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Removed from the synonymy of Mantidactylus curtus by Vences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 28, and Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 249, where it had been placed by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 244. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 236-237, provided an account. Subgenus Brygoomantis, Mantidactylus curtus clade of Scherz, Crottini, Hutter, Hildenbrand, Andreone, Fulgence, Köhler, Ndriantsoa, Ohler, Preick, Rakotoarison, Rancilhac, Raselimanana, Riemann, Rödel, Rosa, Streicher, Vieites, Köhler, Hofreiter, Glaw, and Vences, 2022, Megataxa, 7: 113–311, who provided an account detailing (p. 186–189) diagnosis, natural history, adult morphology, advertisement call, and distribution. 

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