Andolalao Rakotoarison 

Arbeitsgruppe AG Vences
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- since 2013 – PhD student, Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Braunschweig

- 2011 – Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies, Faculté des Science, Université d’Antananarivo Madagascar


Research interests

- Amphibian phylogeny

- Integrative taxonomy of Microhylids frogs



Vences, M., A. Rakotoarison, A. M. A. Rakotondrazafy, F. M. Ratsoavina, R. D. Randrianiaina, F. Glaw, R. M. Lehtinen & C. J. Raxworthy (2013): Assessing the diversity of phytotelmic frogs along Madagascar’s east coast: Redefinition of Guibemantis bicalcaratus (Boettger, 1913) and revalidation of Guibemantis methueni (Angel, 1929). – Vertebrate Zoology 63: 193-205.

Rakotoarison, A., J. Köhler, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2013): The advertisement call of the relict frog Tsingymantis antitra from Madagascar (Anura, Mantellidae). - Spixiana 36: 143-148.

Rakotoarison, A., F. Glaw, D. R. Vieites, N. R. Raminosoa & M. Vences (2012): Taxonomy and natural history of arboreal microhylid frogs (Platypelis) from the Tsaratanana Massif in northern Madagascar, with description of a new species. – Zootaxa 3563: 1-25.

Rakotoarison, A.. Rasamison, A. S., Rajeriarison, E., Vieites, D.R. & M. Vences. 2010.Hypothesis on ecological interaction between the aye aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) and the microhylid frogs of the genus Platypelis in Tsaratanana bamboo forest. Lemur News 15: 22-24.