Rhombophryne pygmaea (Vences and Glaw, 1991)

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

Stumpffia pygmaea Vences and Glaw, 1991, Acta Biol. Benrodis, 3: 215. Holotype: ZFMK 52541, by original designation. Type locality: "ca. 1 km nördlich von Andoany [= Hellville], Nosy Be [Island], Nordwest-Madagascar".

Rhombophryne pygmaea — 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. 

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

English Names

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


Known only Nosy Be and Nosy Komba off the northwest coast of Madagascar, 0-300 m elevation.


Andreone, Glaw, Nussbaum, Raxworthy, Vences, and Randrianirina, 2003, J. Nat. Hist., London, 37: 2119-2149, discussed the occurrence of this species on Nosy Be. See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 128-129. 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. Roberts and Daly, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 18–26, reported this species from Nosy Komba, between Nosy Be and the mainland. 

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