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Micrixalidae Dubois, Ohler, and Biju, 2001

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Micrixalidae
26 species

English Names

Tropical Frogs (Vitt and Caldwell, 2009, Herpetology, 3rd Ed.: 473).

Distribution

India.

Comment

Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 236, noted that, within Ranoides, Micrixalus is far removed from Ranidae and recognized it as being in a monotypic family. Wiens, Sukumaran, Pyron, and Brown, 2009, Evolution, 63: 1217-1231, provided a substantial phylogenetic study of Natatanura (their Ranidae) in which they placed Micrixalidae (their Micrixalinae) as the sister taxon of Dicroglossidae (their Dicroglossinae). Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, suggested that Micrixalidae is the sister taxon of all ranoids save Ptychadenidae. Blackburn and Wake, 2011, In Zhang (ed.), Zootaxa, 3148: 39-55, briefly reviewed the taxonomic history of this taxon. Vitt and Caldwell, 2013, Herpetology, 4th Ed., provided a summary of life history, diagnosis, and taxonomy.

Contained taxa (26 sp.):

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