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Frogs were photographed in Ranomafana National Park, SE Madagascar. Photographs are copyright Valerie C. Clark and can only be used with written permission. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Please scroll down~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Agylptodactylus madagascariensis from Vohiparara- Kidanavo Bridge, RNP border in 2003.

Boophis cf. rhodosclis from Vatoharanana, RNP in 2003.

Boophis cf. viridis from RNP in 2003.

Boophis majori from RNP in 2003.

Boophis luteus from RNP in 2003.

Duboimantis asper from Vatoharanana, RNP in 2003.

Gephyromantis cornutus from Vatoharanana, RNP in 2003.

Mantella baroni (the painted Malagasy poison frog) from Vohiparara (left) and Vatoharanana (right), RNP, 2003.

Mantella madagascariensis has red thighs and a horseshoe marking on chin, unlike M. baroni. These two species are Mullerian mimics since both are able to sequester toxic alkaloids from their diet consisting of alkaloid-containing ants and other arthropods. Photos from Vohiparara-Kidanavo Bridge in 2003.

Mantella bernhardi from Ampasimpotsy, south of Ranomafana National Park, north of Tolongoina, in 2003. This is a very rare species, and these were found in forest fragments.

Mantidactylus majori (left) and Mantidactylus cf. femoralis collected from RNP in 2003.

Mantidactylus grandidieri is consumed locally in Ranomafana. From RNP in 2003.

Mantidactylus lugubris is usually found very close to streams-- this frog is riparian. From RNP (left top and bottom) and Ampasimpotsy (top right) in 2003.

Mantidactylus opiparus was recently renamed? Mantidactylus menopleura. In any case, this frog lacks alkaloids, but mimics the poison frog Mantella betsileo. From RNP in 2003.

Plethodontohyla guentheri from Vatoharanana, a primary forest of RNP in 2003. This species was described in 2007.

Plethodontohyla cf. notosticta from Vatoharnana, RNP in 2003. This frog likely represents an undescribed species.

Platypelis tuberifera from Vatoharanana, RNP in 2003.

An undecribed species of Platypelis from Ranomafana in 2003.

Ptychadena mascareniensis from Vohiparara, RNP (left) and from Ampasimpotsy (right) in 2003.

Stumpffia cf. tetradactyla from Ranomafana in 2003.

Plethodontohyla cf mihanika from Vohiparara-Kidanavo Bridge, RNP in 2008.

Mantella baroni, the painted Malagasy poison frog, from Vohiparara-Kidanavo Bridge, RNP in 2008.

All photos are copyright Valerie C. Clark and can only be used with written permission from frogchemistry@gmail.com. Visit Ranomafana with MICET-ICTE.

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