Spinomantis elegans (Guibé, 1974)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Spinomantis > Species: Spinomantis elegans

Rhacophorus elegans Guibé, 1974, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 145: 1012. Holotype: MNHNP 1953.142, by original designation. Type locality: "Forêt au col d'Ivohibé", Andringitra Mountains, Madagascar.

Mantidactylus elegansGuibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 30. Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 276.

Mantidactylus (Guibemantis) elegansDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312.

Spinomantis elegansVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 26. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 248; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2.

English Names

Elegant Madagascar Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 101).

Distribution

Southeastern Madagascar from Ranomafana south to Andohahela, 1350-2500 m elevation.

Comment

Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 208-209, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Mantidactylus elegans) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 430. See comment under Spinomantis brunae.

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