Mantidactylus madecassus (Millot and Guibé, 1950)

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

Rhacophorus (Philautus) madecassus Millot and Guibé, 1950, Mem. Inst. Sci. Madagascar, Ser. A, 4: 203. Syntypes: MNHNP 1953.246 (9 specimens), by original designation; MNHNP 1953.246 (other former syntypes renumbered) designated lectotype by Vences and Glaw, 1999, Herpetol. J., 9: 106. Type locality: "Andringitra: Cirque Boby (altitude: 2.520 métres)", Madagascar.

Mantidactylus madecassusGuibé, 1975 "1974", Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 266: 1761.

Mantidactylus (Brygoomantis) madecassusDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

Andringitra Madagascar Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 101).


Andringitra Mountains, southeastern Madagascar, 1500-2500 m elevation.


See comment under Mantidactylus pauliani. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 236-237, provided an account. 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: 431.

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