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Adelastes Zweifel, 1986

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Genus: Adelastes
1 species

Adelastes Zweifel, 1986, Am. Mus. Novit., 2863: 3. Type species: Adelastes hylonomos Zweifel, 1986, by original designation.

English Names

Neblina Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 87).

Distribution

As for the single species.

Comment

According to original publication, Adelastes is most closely related to Arcovomer, Chiasmocleis, Hamptophryne, and Syncope. Formerly in the New World component of Microhylinae; 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: 225, did not address this taxon in their study, and they removed Adelastes from any subfamily pending resolution of its phylogenetic placement. van der Meijden, Vences, Hoegg, Boistel, Channing, and Meyer, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 44: 1017-1030, did not address this taxon. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, assigned this taxon to Gastrophryninae without reference to evidence.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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