Cophyla tuberifera (Methuen, 1920)

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

Plethodontohyla tuberifera Methuen, 1920 "1919", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1919: 354. Syntypes: TMP 1265-1271 and 1269 exchanged to the BMNH (now BMNH 1919.8.15.1, according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 39); TMP 10080 (former number unknown) considered holotype in error by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 73. Type locality: "Ambatoharanana, forest of Central East Madagascar".

Platyhyla tuberiferaNoble and Parker, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 232: 11.

Platypelis tuberiferaParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 39; Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 118; Tu, Yang, Liang, and Zhang, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 126: 87; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 417. 

Cophyla tuberifera — Peloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 140. 

English Names

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


Central and northeastern Madagascar.


Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 132-133, provided an account.

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