M 28-35 mm, F 35-45 mm. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches beyond snout tip. Fifth toe longer than third toe. Femoral glands in males large and very prominent. Frenal stripe relatively distinct but fading before reaching the nostril. Ventrally whitish, including the throat. No distinct colour border between dorsum and flanks like in other Chonomantis. Often with a vertebral stripe (Glaw and Vences 2007).
Variation: Specimens from Itremo have a smaller body size, shorter hindlimbs, and their femoral glands are located closer to the cloaca; however, they do not show important genetic differentiation (Glaw and Vences 2007).
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007) and Nussbaum et. al (2008).
- Nussbaum, R., Cadle, J., and Glaw, F. (2008). Mantidactylus brevipalmatus. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 08 April 2009.
- Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, KÃ¶ln.
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