Mantidactylus pauliani Guibé, 1973

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

Mantidactylus pauliani Guibé, 1973, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 171: 1171. Holotype: MNHNP 1972.1508, by original designation. Type locality: "Nosiarivo (massif de l'Ankaratra)", Madagascar.

Mantidactylus (Brygoomantis) paulianiGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

None noted.


High elevations of the Ankaratra Massif at elevations of > 2200 m, central Madagascar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Vences and Glaw, 1999, Herpetol. J., 9: 101-110, redescribed and discussed this species and formally rejected its synonymy with Boophis madecassus by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 254. See account by Vences, Andreone, Glaw, Raminosoa, Randrianirina, and Vieites, 2002, Ital. J. Zool., 69: 272. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 236-237, provided an account and noted an unnamed similar species from Itremo. 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: 432. 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. 190–193) diagnosis, natural history, adult morphology, and distribution.

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