Mantidactylus stelliger Scherz, Crottini, Hutter, Hildenbrand, Andreone, Fulgence, Köhler, Ndriantsoa, Ohler, Preick, Rakotoarison, Rancilhac, Raselimanana, Riemann, Rödel, Rosa, Streicher, Vieites, Köhler, Hofreiter, Glaw, and Vences, 2022

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

Mantidactylus (Brygoomantis) stelliger 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: 279. Holotype: ZSM 2381/2007 by original designation. Type locality: "Ambohitsara (21.3572°S, 047.8157°E), Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region, Madagascar". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2FD8C310-6486-4592-92F6-5EB894EBD6AC

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Southern Central East Madagascar; known from Ambohitsara and Ranomafana National Park (Sahalavabe and Sahalavakely near Beremby), 294–860 m elevation. 

Comment

In the subgenus Brygoomantis, Mantidactylus stelliger 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 (pp. 279–282) molecular and morphological diagnosis, natural history, adult morphology, and distribution.

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