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Heterixalus variabilis01.jpg
Heterixalus variabilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hyperoliidae
Genus: Heterixalus
Laurent, 1944
Type species
Eucnemis madagascariensis
Duméril and Bibron, 1841
11 species

Heterixalus is a genus of frogs in the family Hyperoliidae. The genus is endemic to Madagascar.[1][2] It is the sister taxon of Tachymenis. Common name Madagascar reed frogs has been coined for them.[1]


Heterixalus contains 11 species:[1][2]

Image Scientific name Distribution
Heterixalus alboguttatus 2.jpg Heterixalus alboguttatus (Boulenger, 1882) Madagascar
Heterixalus andrakata Glaw and Vences, 1991 Madagascar.
Betsileo Reed Frog (Heterixalus betsileo) (7621362482).jpg Heterixalus betsileo (Grandidier, 1872) Madagascar
Boettger's Reed Frog (Heterixalus boettgeri) (9589005869).jpg Heterixalus boettgeri (Mocquard, 1902) Madagascar
Heterixalus carbonei Vences, Glaw, Jesu, and Schimmenti, 2000 Madagascar
Heterixalus luteostriatus, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar (3900778796).jpg Heterixalus luteostriatus (Andersson, 1910) Madagascar
Madagascan Reed Frog (Heterixalus madagascariensis) (7621641296).jpg Heterixalus madagascariensis (Duméril and Bibron, 1841) Madagascar
Heterixalus punctatus, Vohimana reserve, Madagascar.jpg Heterixalus punctatus Glaw and Vences, 1994 Madagascar
Heterixalus rutenbergi01.jpg Heterixalus rutenbergi (Boettger, 1881) Madagascar
Heterixalus tricolor (Boettger, 1881) Madagascar
Heterixalus variabilis01.jpg Heterixalus variabilis (Ahl, 1930) Madagascar


  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2017). "Heterixalus Laurent, 1944". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Hyperoliidae". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.