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Boehmantis microtympanum (Angel's Madagascar frog)

Synonyms: Mantidactylus microtympanum

Wikipedia Abstract

Mantidactylus microtympanum is a species of frog in the Mantellidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Boehmantis microtympanum

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Boehmantis microtympanum

EDGE Analysis

This is a brook-dwelling frog species, often found on large stones in fast-flowing rocky torrents. Angel’s Madagascar frog is mainly active at night, but is sometimes found jumping on the stones in the afternoon. These frogs live in very noisy torrents and, considering their reduced eardrum, this may be a non-calling species. It is locally common, but has suffered local extinctions in parts of its range. Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, the invasive spread of Eucalyptus, livestock grazing, expanding human settlements, and is also collected locally for human consumption. It occurs in the Andohahela and Midongy-du-Sud National Parks.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
20
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
78
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 40.25
EDGE Score: 5.8
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Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Madagascar lowland forests Madagascar Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Midongy du sud National Park II 509000 Fianarantsoa, Madagascar      
Rainforests of the Atsinanana World Heritage Site 1185268 Toamasina, Madagascar  
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andohahela National Park II 180522 Madagascar
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andringitra National Park II 76961 Madagascar

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles Yes

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Citations

Species recognized by , , ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805 Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access