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Boophis roseipalmatus - 2 - closeup, Andasibe, Madagascar A second individual of Boophis roseipalmatus found during the same night tour in Andasibe, about 50 minutes apart. <br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86061/boophis_roseipalmatus_-_2_andasibe_madagascar.html" title="Boophis roseipalmatus - 2, Andasibe, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/86061_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1636588810&Signature=3SwQb7si2tXMxiN%2BiKVSlFCcYNU%3D" width="138" height="152" alt="Boophis roseipalmatus - 2, Andasibe, Madagascar A second individual of Boophis roseipalmatus found during the same night tour in Andasibe, about 50 minutes apart. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86062/boophis_roseipalmatus_-_2_-_closeup_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
As discussed in the first observation...<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86011/boophis_roseipalmatus_-_closeup_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
...it&#039;s an unexpected observation as this species is described as only found in the north. Africa,Andasibe,Boophis roseipalmatus,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Winter,World" /></a></figure><br />
As discussed in the first observation...<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86011/boophis_roseipalmatus_-_closeup_andasibe_madagascar.html" title="Boophis roseipalmatus - closeup, Andasibe, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/86011_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1636588810&Signature=jiA9ezGBmY8TdzzQgLycTqGzImQ%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Boophis roseipalmatus - closeup, Andasibe, Madagascar This was first suggested as Boophis madagascariensis. However, a leading expert in Madagascar amphibians (Dr Mark D. Scherz) thinks it is Boophis roseipalmatus instead. Which would be surprising as Boophis roseipalmatus has only been described in 2010 as a species from the north. It is not expected to occur here in Andasibe.<br />
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I&#039;m tentatively ID-ing it as Boophis madagascariensis because Mark&#039;s judgement carries a lot of weight. Should in the follow-up anything change, I will update the ID.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86010/boophis_roseipalmatus_andasibe_madagascar.html Africa,Andasibe,Boophis roseipalmatus,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Winter,World" /></a></figure><br />
...it&#039;s an unexpected observation as this species is described as only found in the north. Africa,Andasibe,Boophis roseipalmatus,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Winter,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Boophis roseipalmatus - 2 - closeup, Andasibe, Madagascar

A second individual of Boophis roseipalmatus found during the same night tour in Andasibe, about 50 minutes apart.

Boophis roseipalmatus - 2, Andasibe, Madagascar A second individual of Boophis roseipalmatus found during the same night tour in Andasibe, about 50 minutes apart. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86062/boophis_roseipalmatus_-_2_-_closeup_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
As discussed in the first observation...<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86011/boophis_roseipalmatus_-_closeup_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
...it's an unexpected observation as this species is described as only found in the north. Africa,Andasibe,Boophis roseipalmatus,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Winter,World

As discussed in the first observation...

Boophis roseipalmatus - closeup, Andasibe, Madagascar This was first suggested as Boophis madagascariensis. However, a leading expert in Madagascar amphibians (Dr Mark D. Scherz) thinks it is Boophis roseipalmatus instead. Which would be surprising as Boophis roseipalmatus has only been described in 2010 as a species from the north. It is not expected to occur here in Andasibe.<br />
<br />
I'm tentatively ID-ing it as Boophis madagascariensis because Mark's judgement carries a lot of weight. Should in the follow-up anything change, I will update the ID.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86010/boophis_roseipalmatus_andasibe_madagascar.html Africa,Andasibe,Boophis roseipalmatus,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Winter,World

...it's an unexpected observation as this species is described as only found in the north.

    comments (10)

  1. So awesome to see it where it's not expected! I wonder if it was just never spotted or if its range has changed over time. Posted one year ago
    1. I don't know the answer to that question, it's been described only in 2010. I did see on amphibiaweb one other observation from this area.

      However, when Mark Scherz says it's unexpected, I can't take it serious enough. This is a man that isn't just an expert in identifying the species, he knows for many species the actual populations. He knows that in location X, at coordinates X,Y, a group of species X lives. By heart.

      So when he's confused, I won't even try to clear anything up :)
      Posted one year ago
      1. Amazing! He sounds like a very credible expert! Posted one year ago
        1. I've come across several experts over the years, few as deep as him. It's as if he's dedicated his entire life's work to Madagascar amphibians. He probably has. His recent poster, a subset of amphibians:
          https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/72384295_1320791078044801_6289425592865521664_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_oc=AQmJXCnzyJj59mo6FjOqYbVXJUjkpycrNA7HJHq1viiqBqkkfXdxxi6t3cECUaeGpYg&_nc_ht=scontent-amt2-1.xx&oh=061da12bf82289fbb1524c6dccd98e20&oe=5E556EE1

          He even outranks literature as it comes to authority. He's like the god in this domain. I love that. I've always had a weakness for people who make deeply specialized choices.

          And better yet, he is super friendly and helpful. As an example, he went through every single Madagascar amphibian post on JD and sent me a list of corrections.
          Posted one year ago
          1. WHOA! That is amazing! I find highly specialized people fascinating too. They are so passionate and are founts of information. That poster is so cool, and what an awesome guy to go through the Madagascar amphibians and send corrections. Very nice! Posted one year ago
            1. Yes, he is! There's a small chance he's reading this, probably not. If so, Mark, you're an awesome human being.

              I like unexpected passions. During a show and tell at work, people had to share their hobbies. One middle-aged white "typical" programmer declared that his passion in life is Japanese tea ceremonies.

              I had to suppress laughter, mostly because it was so unexpected. Yet then I learned this is a highly complicated world in its own that can take decades to master. Now I think it's awesome :)
              Posted one year ago
              1. Love that! What an interesting hobby. People can be so delightfully unexpected. Posted one year ago
  2. Apart from the interesting plot/discussion ... Love the way you've captured the strange "triangular snout" on this one! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you Arp, I found the pointy snout unusual too but it looks like it's a matter of angle. I mean, it's pointy, but not as pointy as we think, if that makes sense :) Posted one year ago
      1. Yes, on the other image it is less striking, but on this one it really stands out :o) Posted one year ago

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Boophis roseipalmatus is a frog in the Mantellidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Oct 28, 2019. Captured Jul 18, 2019 20:02 in Unnamed Road, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/18.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm