Rhombophryne serratopalpebrosa (Guibé, 1975)

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

Mantipus serratopalpebrosus Guibé, 1975, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 323: 1088. Holotype: MNHNP 1975.24, by original designation. Type locality: "fourrés au sommet du [Massif du] Marojezy", Madagascar.

Plethodontohyla serratopalpebrosaBlommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 52.

Rhombophryne serratopalpebrosaGlaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 118.

English Names

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


Reliably known only from the  Marojejy massif in northeastern Madagascar (see comment). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


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 serratopalpebrosa) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 458. Scherz, Ruthensteiner, Vences, and Glaw, 2014, Zootaxa, 3860: 547–560, redescribed the species using micro-computed tomography and noted that a specimen from Ambolokopatrika may represent an unnamed species. 

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