Scaphiophryne spinosa Steindachner, 1882

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Scaphiophryninae > Genus: Scaphiophryne > Species: Scaphiophryne spinosa

Scaphiophryne spinosa Steindachner, 1882, Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Phys. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 85: 189. Holotype: Originally NHMW, and likely NHMW 3919 according to Vences, Raxworthy, Nussbaum, and Glaw, 2003, Herpetol. J., 13: 75. Type locality: "Foizana auf Madagascar".

Scaphiophryne (Scaphiophryne) spinosaGrosjean, Glos, Teschke, Glaw, and Vences, 2007, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 151: 572.

English Names

None noted.


Mid-altitude rainforest localities along the eastern coast of Madagascar.


Removed from the synonymy of Scaphiophryne marmorata by Vences, Aprea, Capriglione, Andreone, and Odierna, 2002, Chromosome Res., 10: 128 (who considered it to be the sister taxon of Scaphiophryne gottlebei plus Scaphiophryne calcarata), where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1883, Zool. Rec., 19: 21, and Boulenger, 1883, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 11: 17. Vences, Raxworthy, Nussbaum, and Glaw, 2003, Herpetol. J., 13: 74-75 mapped the distribution and discussed the species. See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 114.

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