Platypelis karenae Rosa, Crottini, Noel, Rabibisoa, Raxworthy, and Andreone, 2014

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Cophylinae > Genus: Platypelis > Species: Platypelis karenae

Platypelis karenae Rosa, Crottini, Noël, Rabibisoa, Raxworthy, and Andreone, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 205. Holotype: MRSN A6847, by original designation. Type locality: "Sahambendrana campsite, 17°53’54.5’’ S, 049°12’55.2’’ E, 458 m a.s.l., Betampona, Region Atsinanana, Commune Rurale de Sahambala, east Madagascar". 

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

Platypelis karenae — Tu, Yang, Liang, and Zhang, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 126: 87.

English Names

None noted. 


Known only from the Réserve Naturelle Intégrale No. 1 de Betampona, Region AtsinananaCommune Rurale de Sahambal, one of the last low-altitude rainforest fragments of eastern Madagascar 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Suggested in the original publication on the basis of a minimal amount of mtDNA to be the sister taxon of Platypelis tuberifera

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