Mantidactylus ulcerosus (Boettger, 1880)

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

Limnodytes ulcerosus Boettger, 1880, Zool. Anz., 3: 282. Syntypes: Including SMF 1068.1a-b (according to Boettger, 1892, Kat. Batr. Samml. Mus. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges.: 13), MCZ 9331-34 and 2164 (on exchange from SMF, according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 295), amd UMMZ 60296 (according to Peters, 1952, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 539: 19; an exchange from MCZ according to Kluge, 1983, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 166: 52); SMF 6605 considered holotype (in error) by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 47, Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 36, and Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Beaufortia, 29: 9. Type locality: "insula Nossi-Bé", Madagascar.

Rana ulcerosaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 462. Boettger, 1892, Kat. Batr. Samml. Mus. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges.: 13.

Mantidactylus ulcerosusBoulenger, 1895, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 15: 450.

Mantidactylus (Mantidactylus) ulcerosusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 17.

Mantidactylus (Brygoomantis) ulcerosusDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 311. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

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


Northern Madagascar; Nosy Be and adjacent Nosy Komba.


Andreone, Glaw, Nussbaum, Raxworthy, Vences, and Randrianirina, 2003, J. Nat. Hist., London, 37: 2119-2149, discussed the occurrence of this species on Nosy Be. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 232-233, provided an account and noted a similar but unnamed species from the vicinity of Isalo. Roberts and Daly, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 18–26, reported this species from Nosy Komba, between Nosy Be and the mainland. 

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