Platypelis mavomavo Andreone, Fenolio, and Walvoord, 2003

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

Platypelis mavomavo Andreone, Fenolio, and Walvoord, 2003, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 22: 96. Holotype: MRSN A2435, by original designation. Type locality: "Ambolokopatrika, Antisinjorano, 14° 32.6′ S, 49° 25.8′ E, 975 m asl, Andapa Fivondronana, Antsiranana Faritany (Diégo Suarez Province)", Madagascar.

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

Platypelis mavomavo — Tu, Yang, Liang, and Zhang, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 126: 87; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 417. 

English Names

Yellowish Tree Cophyline Frog (original publication).


Ambolokopatrika and Anjanaharibe-Sud Massif in northeastern Madagascar in mid-elevation rainforest, 875-975 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 136-137, provided an account and noted at least two unnamed similar species. 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: 456.

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