Plethodontohyla inguinalis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Plethodontohyla inguinalis
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1882
Common Name(s):
English Boulenger's Digging Frog
Mantipus hildebrandti Peters, 1883
Mantipus inguinalis (Boulenger, 1882)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R., Cadle, J. & Vallan, D.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widely distributed in many localities in northeastern, east central and southeastern Madagascar from Marojejy south to Andohahela. Specimens from Kalambatritra in southeastern Madagascar might belong to this species, but this requires confirmation. It has been recorded at 400-1,100m asl, but perhaps also occurs lower than this.
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Population [top]

Population: It can be a locally common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of pristine rainforest, sometimes living on vegetation and sometimes in tree holes. It has not been found in altered habitats. It breeds in tree holes by larval development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Nussbaum, R., Cadle, J. & Vallan, D. 2008. Plethodontohyla inguinalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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