Rhombophryne matavy D'Cruze, Köhler, Vences, and Glaw, 2010

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

Rhombophryne matavy D'Cruze, Köhler, Vences, and Glaw, 2010, Herpetologica, 66: 183. Holotype: ZSM 1628/2008, by original designation. Type locality: "rainforest (12° 27′ 46″ S, 49° 13′ 24″ E, 482 m above sea level), Forêt d’Ambre Special Reserve, Antsiranana Province, northern Madagascar".

Plethodontohyla matavyPeloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 140. 

Rhombophryns matavy — Scherz, Vences, Rakotoarison, Andreone, Köhler, Glaw, and Crottini, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 100: 375. 

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (Forêt d’Ambre Special Reserve, Antsiranana Province, northern Madagascar, 482 m elevation).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


The sister species of Rhombophryne testudo according to the original publication. Tu, Yang, Liang, and Zhang, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 126: 89, and Portik, Streicher, and Wiens, 2023, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 188 (107907): 66, suggested that this species is imbedded within Plethodontohyla but refrained from making the taxonomic adjustment due to the possibility of misidentification of the tissue vouchers. 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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