Stumpffia tetradactyla Vences and Glaw, 1991

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Cophylinae > Genus: Stumpffia > Species: Stumpffia tetradactyla

Stumpffia tetradactyla Vences and Glaw, 1991, Acta Biol. Benrodis, 3: 216. Holotype: ZFMK 52547, by original designation. Type locality: "ca. 1 km südlich von Maromandia an der Westküste der Insel Nosy Boraha (= Ste. Marie), Ost-Madagaskar".

Rhombophryne tetradactylaPeloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 140; Peloso, Raxworthy, Wheeler, and Frost, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 111: 63; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 417. 

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

English Names

Maromandia Stump-toed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 93).


Nosy Boraha off the coast of Madagascar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 126-127 (and page 128-129, of unnamed species similar to Stumpffia tetradactyla). See account (as Stumpffia tetradactyla) by Rakotoarison, Scherz, Glaw, Köhler, Andreone, Franzen, Glos, Hawlitschek, Jono, Mori, Ndriantsoa, Raminosoa, Riemann, Rödel, Rosa, Vieites, Crottini, and Vences, 2017, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 67: 372–373. 

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