Contributions to Zoology, 70 (4) (2002)

Systematic revision of the enigmatic Malagasy broad-headed frogs (Laurentomantis Dubois, 1980), and their phylogenetic position within the endemic mantellid radiation of Madagascar

Miguel Vences , Frank Glaw , Franco Andreone , Riccardo Jesu , Giovanni Schimmenti

Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Laboratoire des Reptiles et Amphibiens 25 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France; address for correspondence: Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Zoologische Staatssammlung Münchhausenstr. 21, 81247 München,

Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Sezione di Zoologia Via G. Giolitti, 36, 10123, Torino,

Acquario di Genova Area Porto Antico, Ponte Spinola, 16128 Genova, Italy

Keywords: Amphibia: Mantellidae, Mantidactylus, , subgenus Laurentomantis,, Aglyptodactylus,, Boophis, Laliostoma, Mantidactylus, Mantella, , systematics, phylogeny, radiation, new species, tibial glands, Madagascar.