Spinomantis massi (Glaw and Vences, 1994)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Spinomantis > Species: Spinomantis massi

Mantidactylus (Spinomantis) massi Glaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 143. Holotype: ZFMK 57442, by original designation. Type locality: "Benavony (near Ambanja), about 300 m altitude", Madagascar.

Mantidactylus (Spinomantis) massorumVences, Vieites, Glaw, Brinkmann, Kosuch, Veith, and Meyer, 2003, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. B, Biol. Sci., 270: 2438. Unjustified emendation.

Spinomantis massorumVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 25. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 248; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2.

Spinomantis massiDubois, 2007, Zootaxa, 1550: 67, by implication.

English Names

None noted.


Humid forests of northwestern Madagascar, specifically Benavony, Manongarivo, and Tsaratanana, 200-1100 m elevation.


Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 206-207, provided an account. See account (as Spinomantis massorum) by Cramer, Rabibisoa, and Raxworthy, 2008, Am. Mus. Novit., 3618: 7. 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: 431.

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