Rhombophryne coudreaui (Angel, 1938)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Cophylinae > Genus: Rhombophryne > Species: Rhombophryne coudreaui

Plethodontohyla coudreaui Angel, 1938, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 10: 260. Holotype: MNHNP 1937.19, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 61. Type locality: "Reeserve de Betampona (forêt orientale, près de Moramanga, à mi-chemin, entre Tamatave et Tananarive)", Madagascar.

Rhombophryne coudreauiFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 366.

English Names

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


Scattered localities in low and mid-level (200–1000 m elevation) rainforests in northeastern Madagascar: Betapona, Marojejy, Ambolokopatrika, and Masoala.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Andreone, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 259, detailed the known localities of this frog. See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 118–119. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Plethodontohyla coudreaui) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 457. In the Rhombophryne testudo species group of Belluardo, Scherz, Santos, Andreone, Antonelli, Glaw, Muñoz-Pajares, Randrianirina, Raselimanana, Vences, and Crottini, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20 (1: 2039320): 1–13.

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