Plethodontohyla laevis (Boettger, 1913)

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

Phrynocara laeve Boettger, 1913, in Voeltzkow (ed.), Reise Ost-Afr., 3(4): 282. Holotype: SMF 1182.a by original designation. Type locality: "Sakana, O. Mad[agascar]." 

Plethodontohyla laeve — Noble and Parker, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 232: 15.

Plethodontohyla laevis — Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 46.

English Names

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


Low elevations in the central to northeast of Madagascar, sea level to ca. 700 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Removed from the synonymy of Plethodontohyla alluaudi by Bellati, Scherz, Megson, Roberts, Andreone, Rosa, Noël, Randrianirina, Fasola, Glaw, and Crottini, 2018, Zoosyst. Evol., 94: 109, where it had been placed by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 62.

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