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).


High elevations of the Andringitra Massif, southeastern Madagascar, ca. 2488 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


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. 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. 189–190) diagnosis, natural history, adult and larval morphology, and distribution.

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