|Scientific Name:||Mantidactylus brevipalmatus|
|Species Authority:||Ahl, 1929|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Some individuals of this species were previously confused with Mantidactylus aerumnalis, according to Andreone and Gavetti (1994). It belongs to the subgenus Chonomantis (Vences and Glaw 2004). Glaw and Vences (2006) removed Mantidactylus delormei from the synonymy of this species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Glaw, F., Cadle, J. & Nussbaum, R.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and presumed large population.
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|Range Description:||This species is known from the mountains of the high plateau of central and east-central Madagascar, from Ambohitantely south to Andringitra between 1,400-2,400 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is a reasonably common species, but the population trend is unknown.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species lives alongside streams in mid to high-elevation forests. It also occurs outside forest in high-altitude savanna and in disturbed and cleared areas in wet marshy places, but not in agricultural land. It breeds in streams.|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is probably not affected by deforestation, is adaptable and is unlikely to be threatened. Species in this genus have tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), however currently there have been no negative effects observed within amphibian populations in Madagascar suggesting the Bd strain has a low virulence level (Bletz et al. 2015). There might be some threatened cryptic species within this unresolved complex.|
This species occurs in Ambohitantely Special Reserve.
Further research is essential to fully understand the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al. 2015).
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Mantidactylus brevipalmatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57469A84170158.Downloaded on 22 February 2017.|
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