The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Mantidactylus pauliani Guibé, 1974

Madagascar frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1979
Rediscovered in 2001
IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Guibé, J. 1974. Batraciens nouveaux de Madagascar. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Serie 3 145: 1009-1017.


Other references:

Andreone, F., Cadle, J.E., Cox, N., Glaw, F., Nussbaum, R.A., Raxworthy, C.J., Stuart, S.N., Vallan, D. and Vences, M. 2005. A species review of amphibian extinction risks in Madagascar: results from the Global Amphibian Assessment. Conservation Biology: 1790-1802.

Andreone, F., Cox, N., Glaw, F., Rabibisoa, N.A.C., Randriamahazo, H., Randrianasolo, H., Raxworthy, C.J., Stuart, S., Vallan, D. and Vences, M. 2008. Update of the Global Amphibian Assessment for Malagasy amphibians in light of new species discoveries, taxonomic changes, and new field information. In: F. Andreone (ed.), A Conservation Strategy for the Amphibians of Madagascar, Monografie del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino, 419-436.

Andreone, F., Crottini, A., Rabemananjara, F.C.E., Randrianirina, J.E., Razafindrabe, T., Tessa, G. 2014. Age structure, population estimate and Bd-status of two Critically Endangered frogs from the Ankaratra Massif (Madagascar), Boophis williamsi and Mantidactylus pauliani (Amphibia: Mantellidae). In: M. Capula and C. Corti (eds), Scripta Herpetologica. Studies on Amphibians and Reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza. Monografie Societas Herpetologica Italica - III, pp. 17-29. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina.

Bletz, M.C., Rosa, G.M., Andreone, F., Courtois, E.A., Schmeller, D.S., Rabibisoa, N.H.C, Rabemananjara, F.C.E., Raharivololoniaina, L., Vences, M., Weldon, C., Edmonds, D., Raxworthy, C.J., Harris, R.N., Fisher, M.C. and Crottini, A. 2015. Widespread presence of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild amphibian communities in Madagascar. Scientific Reports 5(8633): 1-10.

Glaw, F. and Vences, M. 2007. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Cologne.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Mantidactylus pauliani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57509A84175039. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.

Rabemananjara, F., Randriamahazo, H. , Rahantamalala, J., Rahantalisoa, H. , Rakotoarisoa, J.M. , Rabibisoa, N.H.C., and Andreone, F. 2012. The Conservation Effort for Two Critically Endangered Amphibian Species of the Ankaratra Massif, Boophis williamsi and Mantidactylus pauliani. FrogLog 103: 29-31.

Raxworthy, C.J. in press. Global warming and extinction risks for amphibians in Madagascar: a preliminary assessment of potential upslope displacement. Bollettino del Museo rgionale di Scienze naturali Torino.

Vences, M. and Glaw, F. 1999. Variation in Mantidactylus madecassus Millot & Guibé, 1950, a little known Malagasy frog, with resurrection of Mantidactylus pauliani Guibé, 1974. Herpetological Journal 9: 101-110.

Vences, M., Andreone, F., Glaw, F., Raminosoa, N., Randrianirina, J.E. and Vieites, D.R. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of the Ankaratra Massif: reproductive diversity, biogeography and conservation of a montane fauna in Madagascar. Italian Journal of Zoology 69: 263-284.


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