Mantidactylus tricinctus (Guibé, 1947)

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

Gephyromantis tricinctus Guibé, 1947, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 19: 154. Syntypes: MNHNP 1931.26–27 (6 specimens) by original designation. Glaw and Vences, 1999, J. Herpetol., 33: 639–647, discussed data issues with the original types and noted the types series to contain 6 specimens in two original lots, MNHNP 1931.26, 1931.26A (relabelled MNHNP 1994.611), and MNHNP 1931.26B (relabelled MNHNP 1994.612) from Befotaka, and MNHNP MNHNP 1931.27 + MNHNP 1931.27A (relabelled MNHNP 1994.613) and MNHNP 1931.27B (relabelled MNHNP 1994.614) from Vondrozo; MNHNP 1931.26 designated lectotype by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 247. Type locality: "Befotaka (Madagascar)", presumably the one 40 km S Midongy du Sud, Midongy du Sud subprefecture, Madagascar, and "Vondrozo (Madagascar)", 22° 49′ S, 47° 20′ E, 700 m elevation. Restricted to "Befotaka", Madagascar by lectotype designation.

Mantidactylus tricinctusGuibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 34.

Mantidactylus (Brygoomantis) tricinctusGlaw and Vences, 1999, J. Herpetol., 33: 639–647; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type localities, Befotaka and Vondrozo, Madagascar.


Removed from the synonymy of Mantidactylus biporus by Glaw and Vences, 1999, J. Herpetol., 33: 639–647 (who provided an account), where it had been placed by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 247. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 240–241, provided an account and who noted a similar unnamed species from An'Ala.

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