Plethodontohyla mihanika Vences, Raxworthy, Nussbaum, and Glaw, 2003

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

Plethodontohyla mihanika Vences, Raxworthy, Nussbaum, and Glaw, 2003, J. Herpetol., 37: 630. Holotype: UMMZ 211375, by original designation. Type locality: "close to the Namarafana River in Zahamena Reserve (17° 44′ S, 48° 58.5′ E, 440-460 m above sea level), Vavatenina Fivondronana, Toamasina Province, eastern Madagascar".

Plethodontohyla mihanika — Tu, Yang, Liang, and Zhang, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 126: 87.

Mantipus mihanika — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 417. 

English Names

Malagasy Climbing Rain Frog (Andreone, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 215).


Known from a few localities in low to mid-altitude (400-1250 m) eastern Madagascar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Andreone, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 215-216, provided a number of new localities and discussed the range. See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 122-123.

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