Spinomantis phantasticus (Glaw and Vences, 1997)

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

Mantidactylus (Spinomantis) phantasticus Glaw and Vences, 1997 "1996", Salamandra, 32: 246. Holotype: ZFMK 60000, by original designation. Holotype: "Regenwald bei An'Ala (zur Kolonialzeit Haltestella 'La forêt' der Eisenbahn), etwa 9 km östlich von Adasibe (= Perinet), 840 m über NN", central Madagascar.

Spinomantis phantasticusVences 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.

English Names

None noted.


Known from east-central and northeastern Madagascar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Most closely related to Mandidactylus aglavei and Mantidactylus fimbriatus according to the original publication. Vejarano, Thomas, and Vences, 2006, Contrib. Zool., Amsterdam, 75: 99–108, reported on larval morphology. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 206–207, provided an account.

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