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Platypelis alticola
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Cophylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
A medium-sized, probably arboreal microhylid. Only the holotype (38 mm) is known. Colour in life unknown. In preservative, the back is uniformly brownish coloured, lighter on the venter. Skin on the back smooth. Nostrils slightly nearer to tip of snout than to eye. Tympanum rather indistinct, about 1/3 of eye diameter. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches the insertion of the arm. Toe 5 as long as toe 3. Hands without webbing; feet with a trace of webbing. [97]

Similar species: Other Platypelis and Cophyla species have longer hindlimbs. Anodonthyla can be distinguished by the characteristic shape of the male's prepollex.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar

 

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TT Tsaratanana mountains.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Habits, call, eggs and tadpoles: Unknown.

Comments
For references in the text, see here

References

Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (1994). Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. M. Vences and F. Glaw Verlags GbR., Köln.



Written by Frank Glaw and Miguel Vences (m.vences AT tu-bs.de), Assistant Professor and Curator of Vertebrates at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Zoological Museum at the University of Amsterdam.
First submitted 2003-02-25
Edited by Chih Wang and Tate Tunstall (2010-07-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2010 Platypelis alticola <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/2335> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 18, 2017.



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