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 m.vences@t-online.de

Zoologische Staatssammlung Münchhausenstr. 21, 81247 München, GermanyFrank.Glaw@zsm.mwn.de

Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Sezione di Zoologia Via G. Giolitti, 36, 10123, Torino, Italyfrandreone@libero.it

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.