Mantidactylus mocquardi Angel, 1929

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

Mantidactylus mocquardi Angel, 1929, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 1: 359. Holotype: MNHNP 1929.207, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 50. Type locality: "région de Rogez (Est de Madagascar)". Secondary homonym of Rhacophorus mocquardi Boulenger, 1896.

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) mocquardiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 37.

Mantidactylus (Hylobatrachus) mocquardiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312. .

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

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Rogez, Madagascar).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Removed from the synonymy of Mantidactylus femoralis by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 222, where is had been placed by Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 26. Prior to the revision by Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253, in the Mantidactylus (Hylobatrachus) lugubris group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 248-249, provided an account and noted a similar unnamed species.

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