Madagascar Herp List
April - May 2007
This is a list of all the reptiles and frogs that I photographed in about three weeks in Madagascar in April and May 2007. Since I first posted this list, I've updated it based on the 3rd edition of the authoritative Madagascar herps field guide by Glaw and Vences. If you think any of my identifications are wrong, please let me know by sending mail to john@wildherps.com.

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Lizards
ChamaeleonidaeChameleons
Brookesia brunoi
Anja Reserve Stub-tailed Chameleon
new species
Brookesia peyrierasi
Antongil Leaf Chameleon
Brookesia stumpffi
Plated Leaf Chameleon
new species
Brookesia superciliaris
Horned Leaf Chameleon
new species
Calumma brevicorne
Short-horned Chameleon
Calumma cucullatum
Hooded Chameleon
new species
Calumma gastrotaenia gastrotaenia
Common Short-nosed Chameleon
Calumma nasutum
Bignose Chameleon
Calumma oshaughnessyi
O’Shaugnessy’s Chameleon
Calumma parsonii cristifer
Parson’s Chameleon
new species
Furcifer angeli
Angel’s Chameleon
new species
Furcifer lateralis
Jewelled Chameleon
Furcifer oustaleti
Oustalet’s Chameleon
Furcifer pardalis
Panther Chameleon
Furcifer willsii
Canopy Chameleon
new species
CordylidaeSpinytail Lizards
Zonosaurus brygooi
Brygoo’s Girdled Lizard
new species
Zonosaurus laticaudatus
Broad-tailed Girdled Lizard
new species
Zonosaurus ornatus
Ornate Girdled Lizard
new species
Zonosaurus tsingy
Tsingy Girdled Lizard
new species
GekkonidaeTypical Geckos
Blaesodactylus antongilensis
Antongil Velvet Gecko
new species
Blaesodactylus boivini
Madagascar Velvet Gecko
new species
Geckolepis maculata
Golden Fish-scaled Gecko
new species
Gehyra mutilata
Common Four-clawed Gecko
new species
Hemidactylus frenatus
Common House Gecko
Hemidactylus mercatorius
Farquhar Half-toed Gecko
new species
Hemidactylus platycephalus
Flat-headed House Gecko
new species
Lygodactylus expectatus
Ambilobe Dwarf Gecko
new species
Lygodactylus guibei
Western Dwarf Gecko
new species
Lygodactylus pictus
Robust Dwarf Gecko
new species
Lygodactylus tolampyae
Grandidier’s Dwarf Gecko
new species
Paroedura gracilis
Graceful Madagascar Ground Gecko
new species
Phelsuma abbotti chekei
Northwestern Day Gecko
new species
Phelsuma grandis
Giant Madagascar Day Gecko
new species
Phelsuma kochi
Koch’s Day Gecko
new species
Phelsuma laticauda angularis
Angulated Day Gecko
new subspecies
Phelsuma laticauda laticauda
Gold Dust Day Gecko
Phelsuma madagascariensis
Madagascar Day Gecko
Phelsuma quadriocellata bimaculata
Peacock Day Gecko
new species
Phelsuma quadriocellata quadriocellata
Peacock Day Gecko
new subspecies
Uroplatus fimbriatus
Common Leaf-tailed Gecko
Uroplatus phantasticus
Fantastic Leaf-tailed Gecko
new species
Uroplatus sikorae
Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko
OpluridaeMadagascar Iguanas
Oplurus cuvieri
Madagascar Spiny-tailed Iguana
new species
Oplurus grandidieri
Grandidier’s Madagascar Swift
new species
Oplurus quadrimaculatus
Dumeril’s Madagascar Swift
new species
ScincidaeSkinks
Trachylepis boettgeri
Boettger’s Mabuya
new species
Trachylepis elegans
Elegant Mabuya
new species
Trachylepis gravenhorstii
Gravenhorst’s Mabuya
new species
Trachylepis tandrefana
Madagascar West Coast Skink
new species
Snakes
BoidaeBoas
Acrantophis madagascariensis
Madagascar Ground Boa
new species
LamprophiidaeAfrican Advanced Snakes
Dromicodryas bernieri
Bernier’s Striped Snake
new species
Ithycyphus “miniatus”
Cinnabar Malagasy Vinesnake
new species
Ithycyphus perineti
Perinet Night Snake
new species
Leioheterodon madagascariensis
Madagascar Hog-nosed Snake
Liophidium torquatum
White-lipped Smooth Snake
new species
Liopholidophis rhadinaea
Slender Smooth Snake
new species
Lycodryas pseudogranuliceps
Ampijoroa Tree Snake
new species
Madagascarophis colubrinus
Malagasy Cat-eyed Snake
new species
Mimophis mahfalensis mahfalensis
Common Big-eyed Snake
new species
Thamnosophis infrasignatus
Forest Water Snake
new species
Thamnosophis lateralis
Lateral Water Snake
new species
Frogs and Toads
HyperoliidaeAfrican Reed Frogs
Heterixalus betsileo
Betsileo Reed Frog
new species
Heterixalus madagascariensis
Madagascar Reed Frog
new species
Heterixalus punctatus
Spotted Madagascar Reed Frog
new species
MantellidaeMantellas
Aglyptodactylus madagascariensis
Madagascar Jumping Frog
new species
Blommersia blommersae
Moramanga Madagascar Frog
new species
Boophis albilabris albilabris
White-lipped Bright-eyed Frog
new species
Boophis doulioti
Douliot’s Bright-eyed Frog
new species
Boophis goudotii
Goudot’s Bright-eyed Frog
new species
Boophis reticulatus
Reticulate Bright-eyed Frog
new species
Boophis sandrae
no known English name
new species
Boophis tephraeomystax
Dumeril’s Bright-eyed Frog
new species
Boophis viridis
Green Bright-eyed Frog
new species
Gephyromantis asper
East Betsileo Madagascar Frog
new species
Gephyromantis boulengeri
Boulenger’s Madagascar Frog
new species
Gephyromantis luteus
White Madagascar Frog
new species
Gephyromantis malagasius
Malagasy Grainy Frog
new species
Gephyromantis sculpturatus
no known English name
new species
Gephyromantis webbi
Webb’s Madagascar Frog
new species
Guibemantis cf. albolineatus
undescribed species
new species
Guibemantis cf. bicalcaratus
undescribed species
new species
Guibemantis depressiceps
Pulsing Madagascar Frog
new species
Guibemantis liber
Free Madagascar Frog
new species
Guibemantis pulcher
Tsarafidy Madagascar Frog
new species
Laliostoma labrosum
Madagascar Bullfrog
new species
Mantella ebenaui
no known English name
Mantidactylus albofrenatus
Eastern Madagascar Frog
new species
Mantidactylus betsileanus
Betsileo Madagascar Frog
new species
Mantidactylus cf. betsileanus
undescribed species
new species
Mantidactylus cf. grandidieri
undescribed species
new species
Mantidactylus guttulatus
Gray Madagascar Frog
new species
Mantidactylus majori
Ivohimanita Madagascar Frog
new species
Mantidactylus opiparis
Central Madagascar Frog
new species
Mantidactylus ulcerosus
Warty Madagascar Frog
new species
MicrohylidaeNarrowmouth Toads
Platypelis tuberifera
Ambatoharanana Giant Treefrog
new species
Plethodontohyla notosticta
Mahanoro Digging Frog
new species
Scaphiophryne marmorata
Marbled Rain Frog
new species
Stumpffia tetradactyla
Four-toed Stump-toed Frog
new species
PtychadenidaeGrassland Frogs
Ptychadena mascareniensis
Mascarene Ridged Frog
new species
Summary
Lizards:
Snakes:
Frogs and Toads:
total:
new species:
new subspecies:
51
13
38
102
82
2