Rhombophryne helenae (Vallan, 2000)

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

Stumpffia helenae Vallan, 2000, Rev. Suisse Zool., 107: 836. Holotype: NHM 1044802, by original designation. Type locality: "'Reserve Spéciale (RS) d' Ambohitantely, central high plateau of Madagascar, Ankazobe Fivondronana, Antananarivo Province, 18° 09′ S, 47° 15′ E, 1500 m a.s.l."

Rhombophryne helenae — Peloso, 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. 

Anilany helenae — Scherz, Vences, Rakotoarison, Andreone, Köhler, Glaw, and Crottini, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 100: xxx. 

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Ambohitantely, Ankazobe Fivondronana, Antananarivo Province, central Madagascar), 1500 m elevation.


See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 126-127 (who noted an unnamed species, "Bemaraha", associated with this species). See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 461.

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