Plethodontohyla alluaudi (Mocquard, 1901)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Cophylinae > Genus: Plethodontohyla > Species: Plethodontohyla alluaudi

English Names

Fort Dauphin Digging Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).


Low elevations in the East and Southeast of Madagascar, sea level to ca. 230 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


van der Meijden, Vences, Hoegg, Boistel, Channing, and Meyer, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 44: 1017–1030, retained this species in Plethodontohyla, without discussion. See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 120–121. Bellati, Scherz, Megson, Roberts, Andreone, Rosa, Noël, Randrianirina, Fasola, Glaw, and Crottini, 2018, Zoosyst. Evol., 94: 109–135, discussed the phylogenetic relations of this species, redescribed the holotype, and revised the species. Portik, Streicher, and Wiens, 2023, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 188 (107907): 66, recovered Plethodontohyla alluaudi imbedded within Rhombophryne but did not take the taxonomic remedy because of suspicions of mislabeled GenBank sequences. 

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