Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Gephyromantis cornutus
Species Authority: (Glaw & Vences, 1992)
Common Name(s):
English Horned Madagascar Frog
Mantidactylus cornutus Glaw & Vences, 1992
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was revised by Glaw and Vences (2001), who described two sibling species: Gephyromantis tandroka, and G. tschenki.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Glaw, F. & Vences, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species from east-central Madagascar is known with certainty only from the vicinity of Andasibe and An'Ala. Records from other parts of Madagascar might be referable either to this species, or to Mantidactylus tandroka, M. tschenki, or M. moseri. It is likely to occur at least in Ambohitantely, Zahamena and Mantadia, and perhaps elsewhere. Its recorded altitudinal range is 850-1,200m asl, possibly higher.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is usually observed near streams and tiny trickles of water in rainforest, where it climbs on low vegetation. It is almost never found in disturbed areas. Its breeding is unknown, and could either be by direct or larval development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The forest habitat of this species is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra.

Citation: Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2008. Gephyromantis cornutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57472A11644269. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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