Plethodontohyla tuberata (Peters, 1883)

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

Phrynocara tuberatum Peters, 1883, Sitzungsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1883: 166. Syntypes: Originally 5 specimens, ZMB 10441 (2 specimens) and 10442 (2 specimens); ZMB 10442 and 50103 (formerly part of 10442) reported by Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 266, who noted that ZMB 10441 could not be located, nor could the fifth specimen. Type locality: "aus dem Innern von Madagascar"

Plethodontohyla tuberataNoble and Parker, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 232: 15; Tu, Yang, Liang, and Zhang, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 126: 87.

Plethodontohyla crusculum Angel, 1934, Faune Colon. Franç., 5: 318. Holotype: MNHNP 1933.103, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 61. Type locality: "Manjakatompo, à l'ouest d'Ambatolampy (Ankaratra)", Madagascar. Synonymy by Guibé, 1952, Mem. Inst. Sci. Madagascar, Ser. A, 7: 116.

Mantipus Angeli Guibé, 1947, Mem. Inst. Sci. Madagascar, Ser. A, 1: 78. Holotype: MNHNP 1891.406 by original designation. Type locality: "Madagascar (sans localité précisée)". Synonymy by Guibé, 1952, Mem. Inst. Sci. Madagascar, Ser. A, 7: 113.

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

English Names

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


Ankaratra and Andringitra mountains, central-eastern Madagascar, 1600-2400 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


See Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 127, for synonymy. See account by Vences, Andreone, Glaw, Raminosoa, Randrianirina, and Vieites, 2002, Ital. J. Zool., 69: 272–273. 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: 458.

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