Cophyla occultans (Glaw and Vences, 1992)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Cophylinae > Genus: Cophyla > Species: Cophyla occultans

Platypelis occultans Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 274. Holotype: ZFMK 53735, by original designation. Type locality: "Nosy Be", northern Madagascar.

Cophyla occultansGlaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 138. Wollenberg, Vieites, van der Meijden, Glaw, Cannatella, and Vences, 2008, Evolution, 62: 1894.

English Names

Island Giant Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).


Type locality (Nosy Be) and adjacent mainland in northeastern Madagascar.


Andreone, Glaw, Nussbaum, Raxworthy, Vences, and Randrianirina, 2003, J. Nat. Hist., London, 37: 2119-2149, discussed the occurrence of this species on Nosy Be. Vences, Andreone, and Glaw, 2005, Afr. Zool., 40: 148, noted the possibility that this species might be a member of Cophyla and Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 138-139, made the generic transfer and provided an account.

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